Reception FAQs

Q:  How much do you charge?

A: For an onsite event at Glory House, our minimum cost $3700 to book a Friday, Saturday or Sunday event.  Our least expensive package is $40 per person and includes venue rental, food, servers. We offer packages ranging from $25 per person on weekdays. Additional services may be added such as bartender, chair covers, etc. Please fill out the request a quote form to get a detailed proposal.

For an offsite event, your cost depends on what you need: a drop off, a drop off with warming chafing dishes, or full service. Full service will include your menu price, rentals, china, linen, service staff, drinks, desserts if needed, service charge and tax.

Q:  What is the deposit required to book your facility, and does this deposit go toward the event?

A: Your deposit to book catering at your facility or at Glory House will depend on your overall package pricing, but usually starts at$1000-$1500. The deposit is applied to your overall cost.

Q:  Can you host a ceremony and reception at your facility and is there a charge for the ceremony?

A:  Yes.

Q:  What services do you provide?

A:  We provide a ‘one stop shop’ by providing everything you need for your event. The only outside vendors you will need are photographer, DJ, and cake (if a wedding). We have a list of preferred vendors available to assist you with these additional needs. If you book with us, you can sit back and relax. We will take care of everything, including your itinerary creation, floor plan and coordination on site at the event from beginning to end.

Q:  Who provides cleanup?

A:  Our staff will provide all cleanup. You are only responsible to take out what you brought in. Also vendors need time to load out.

Q:  Do you allow outside catering?

A:  We only allow outside catering if you require authentic African or Indian food.

Your international food must be provided by a licensed caterer or restaurant with commercial liability insurance. We do not allow home cooked food for liability reasons.

Q:  Is all your food made on site?

A:  Yes, Glory House Catering owns the building and the kitchen is on site. Our cuisine and hors d’oeuvres are made with fresh quality ingredients.

Q:  Do you have a dance floor?

A:  Our floors are made of Tuscan ceramic tile. We do not have a stage or built-in dance floor, but simply coordinate an area for dancing in your floor plan.

Q:  Do you provide chair covers in the cost of the rental?

A: Chair covers may be added to your package pricing. Here at our Glory House venue, we offer spandex chair covers in black, white, or ivory. You may add the chair cover and sash to your event package for $4 per chair.

Q:  What does your facility look like?

A:  It is completely refurbished and provides a quiet, elegant setting. With our neutral color palette, you can bring in any color scheme in the form of flowers, flower petals, linens and accessories to create your own custom look. It is best to see the venue in person — the pictures on our website cannot capture the full effect.

Q:  Is your facility strictly for weddings?

A:  No, our facility is has a neutral design. We do not look like a wedding reception facility if you have a private or corporate function.

Q:  Where do guests park?

A:  In the evening, most of the street parking on Main Street is available. Also there is street parking from the Bell Tower at Rock Island to Heritage Park at Second Street all within 1/2 to 1 block. We also have the Big State parking lot just across the street. We regularly park up to 150 guests with no problem.