Weddings at Hankison Great Room

The Hankison Great Room is a very nice meeting and banquet rental hall with views of WW Knight Nature Preserve. It was not designed specifically as a wedding venue, and is not managed or maintained as such.  The rental of the hall consists of the great room, kitchen, and outside wooden deck. It does not have any rooms for changing areas and the kitchen is not setup for preparation of large meals. All rental agreement rules must be followed. Below is some very helpful information if you plan to have a wedding here:

The Space

The rental area only includes the inside of the hall, the kitchen, and the deck adjacent to the Great Room. It does not include the lobby, the front porch, the library or any other rooms, or any outdoor spaces. Use of the restrooms is included, but they remain open to the public during rentals and are not intended to be used as changing rooms or preparation areas. All areas not included in the rental are open to the public and must not be impeded upon by the renter’s wedding or event activities.

Food

You may prepare your own food or hire a caterer; we do not make recommendations for caterers. All catering equipment is to be removed by the end of your rental. The use of a food truck for your event requires a special use permit prior to your event. Food trucks are to be parked only on the pavement, in the location directed by the approved permit, and be open for service to other park goers. Caterers are not permitted to dump grease, cleaning water, or other similar substances, in the park.

Decorations

The Park District does not provide decorations, but they are allowed under the following guidelines: All decorations must be within the boundaries of the rental area; however, one (1) real estate sized yard sign may be placed in the yard.

Candles must be protected in containers that do not allow wax to drip from them.

No helium balloons! Balloon arches and other balloon decorations are allowed as long as they are not filled with helium.

Do not throw, spread, or use confetti, glitter, birdseed, rice, flower petals (real or artificial), confetti canons, or sparkler fountains inside or outside the facility. Do not use confetti, glitter, or other small pieces as table top decorations. These items are very difficult to remove from the hall, and impossible to remove from the yard, building up over time into an unattractive mess.

Decorations must not be made of or coated with glitter

Do not use staples, tacks, nails, tape of any kind, glue, or other products such as “command stripes” to hang decorations. Damage or residue caused by any of these fasteners will result in the forfeiture of your deposit.

 

 

 

Tables and Chairs

120 chairs and 23 rectangular tables are provided at no extra cost. The tables measure 96″ by 36″, or 8′ by 3′. The table and chairs must not leave the rental area, but can be used on the included deck as long as the weather is favorable and they are returned inside by the end of your rental. No table cloths or chair covers are provided, but can be rented from outside venders, as long as they are removed by the end of your rental. Tables and chairs must be cleaned before being put away.

Trash;

Enough trash containers are provided to accommodate an average event. Trash containers must be empty at the end of your rental, and trash must be taken to the dumpsters that are off of the west side of the deck at the north of the rental hall. Park staff will replace the trash container liners. You do not need to mop, but a broom and dust pan are provided for small clean ups.

Alcohol

Alcohol can be consumed at your event, but only when you purchase an alcohol permit at least 10 days before the event. No alcohol can be consumed on the property without a permit. No alcohol can be sold at your event. You are required to make sure that your guests that are consuming alcohol stay in compliance with all park rules and State laws. All alcohol must remain within the limits of the rental space. Guests observed with open containers of alcohol outside of the rental area, such as outside the hall or in the restroom, could be cited. This will also result in the loss of deposit for the renter. All public areas are under video surveillance.

Vehicles

The Park District does not allow vehicles to be left after park hours or overnight in any of our Parks. In the event where a car cannot be removed because of health or safety issues you must notify a Park Officer for permission to leave the vehicle and you must complete a form with the Officer for each vehicle left past closing time.

Special Use Permits

Special Use Permits are required for any activity other than the activities allowed under a normal rental agreement. Outdoor weddings require a Special Use Permit and an additional fee of $75.  Other activities requiring a Special Use Permit may include, but are not limited to food trucks, photo booths, or RV parking for changing areas. If you are seeking permission for any special use activity you must apply for a permit prior to the 20th of the month before your rental. Not all permits will be approved and are judged on a case-by-case basis and balanced with other park activities on the scheduled day of the requested event. Some requests may require additional fees if approved. Please see our website for details on Special Use Permits.

This is not a complete list of all rental agreement rules, this is just a guide for wedding planning. Please see the rental page on our web site for full rental rules and fees.

Revised 02/20/2024

Weddings at Thompson Stone Hall

 

Thompson Stone Hall is a very nice meeting and banquet rental hall with grand views of the Maumee River, but it was not designed specifically as a wedding venue, and is not managed or maintained as such. The rental of the hall consists of the main hall, the table storage room, and kitchen, it does not have any rooms for changing areas. All rental agreement rules must be followed.  Below is some very helpful information if you plan to have a wedding here:

The Space

The rental area only includes the inside of the hall, the kitchen, table storage room, inside the short walls of the concrete patio on the front of the building, and the back upper patio. It does not include the lobby, the overlook area, or any outdoor space such as the lower patio and stairs, or the lawns. Use of the restrooms is included, but they remain open to the public during rentals and are not intended to be used as changing rooms or preparation areas. All areas not included in the rental are open to the public and must not be impeded upon by the renter’s wedding or event activities.

Food

You may prepare your own food or hire a caterer; we do not make recommendations for caterers. All catering equipment is to be removed by the end of your rental. The use of a food truck for your event requires a special use permit prior to your event. Food trucks are to be parked only on the pavement, in the location directed by the approved permit, and be open for service to other park goers. Caterers are not permitted to dump grease, cleaning water, or other similar substances, in the park.

Decorations

The Park District does not provide decorations, but they are allowed under the following guidelines: All decorations must be within the boundaries of the rental area; however, one (1) real estate sized yard sign may be placed in the yard.

Candles must be protected in containers that do not allow wax to drip from them.

No helium balloons! Balloon arches and other balloon decorations are allowed as long as they are not filled with helium.

Do not throw, spread, or use confetti, glitter, birdseed, rice, flower petals (real or artificial), confetti canons, or sparkler fountains inside or outside the facility. Do not use confetti, glitter, or other small pieces as table top decorations. These items are very difficult to remove from the hall, and impossible to remove from the yard, building up over time into an unattractive mess.

Decorations must not be made of or coated with glitter

Do not use staples, tacks, nails, tape of any kind, glue, or other products such as “command strips” to hang decorations. Damage or residue caused by any of these fasteners will result in the forfeiture of your deposit.

 

 

Tables and Chairs

125 chairs and 24 rectangular tables are provided at no extra cost. The tables measure 72″ by 30″, or 6′ by 2 1/2′. The table and chairs must not leave the rental area, but can be used on the included patio areas as long as the weather is favorable and they are returned inside by the end of your rental. No table clothes or chair covers are provided, but can be rented from outside venders, as long as they are removed by the end of your rental. Tables and chairs must be cleaned before being put away.

Trash

Enough trash containers are provided to accommodate an average event. Trash containers must be empty at the end of your rental, and trash must be taken to the dumpster on the north side of the garage by the west parking lot. Park staff will replace the trash can container liners. You do not need to mop, but a broom and dust pan are provided for small clean ups.

Alcohol

Alcohol can be consumed at your event, but only when you purchase an alcohol permit at least 10 days before the event. No alcohol can be consumed on the property without a permit. No alcohol can be sold at your event.  You are required to make sure that your guests that are consuming alcohol stay in compliance with all Park District rules and State laws. All alcohol must remain within the limits of the rental space. Guests observed with open containers of alcohol outside of the rental area, such as outside the hall or in the rest room could be cited. This will also result in the loss of deposit for the renter. All public areas are under video surveillance.

Vehicles

The Park District does not allow vehicles to be left after park hours or overnight in any of our Parks. In the event where a car cannot be removed because of health or safety issues you must notify a Park Officer for permission to leave the vehicle and you must complete a form with the Officer for each vehicle left past closing time.

Special Use Permits

Special Use Permits are required for any activity other than the activities allowed under a normal rental agreement. Outdoor weddings require a Special Use Permit and an additional fee of $75.  Other activities requiring Special Use Permit may include, but are not limited to food trucks, photo booths, or RV parking for changing areas. If you are seeking permission for any special use activity you must apply for a permit prior to the 20th of the month before your rental. Not all permits will be approved and are judged on a case-by-case basis and balanced with other park activities on the scheduled day of the requested event. Some requests may require additional fees if approved. Please see our website for details on Special Use Permits.

This is not a complete list of all rental agreement rules, this is just a guide for wedding planning, please see the rental page on our web site for full rental rules and fees.

Revised 02/20/2024