The Mile Away offers a spacious event hall with seating for 125+ guests, a fully stocked bar dedicated exclusively to your event (bartender included in rental), and the freedom to bring in your own food and/or caterer! The hall also offers a separate kitchen area with a range and fridge, ample parking with a designated entrance to the hall, an outdoor patio area, expanded time frames for planning & set-up, flexibility to decorate & arrange to your liking, and competitive rates!
2023 Pricing (2024 pricing subject to change)
Full-Day Hall Rental Rates (up to 8 hours*)
• $500 Saturdays & Holidays
• $400 Sundays
• $300 Fridays
• $200 Wednesdays & Thursdays
Full-day Rentals include us of the hall for up to 8 hours total (this includes 2 hours of set-up/decorating time prior to your event, up to 5 hours for the event itself, and 1 hour of clean-up/tear down after your event. We allow entry into the hall as early as 10am for set-up and decorating (depending on event start time) and all events must end no later than 11pm, with full clean-up and exit by 12am (Sunday rentals must have full clean-up and exit by 8pm). A bartender to staff your event is included in your rental fee. (**Some exceptions to timeframes/rates may be made for weddings/receptions/special events).
Half-Day Hall Rental Rates (up to 4 hours*)
(We ask that you reach out to us for inquiries on half-day bookings as our calendar will show 'busy' even if only one half of the day is reserved- so we may have half-day availabilities that aren't shown in the calendar below).
• $300 Saturdays & Holidays
• $200 Sundays
Half-day use is an excellent choice for smaller events/meetings and allows for use of the hall for up to 4 hours total (this includes 1 hour for set-up & decorating prior to your event, 2 hours for the event, and 1 hour for clean-up after your event). Saturday half-day rental (day use) is a 4 hour timeframe beginning as early as 10am and ending no later than 4pm. Saturday half-day rental (evening use) is a 4 hour timeframe beginning as early as 5pm and ending no later than 11pm. Sunday half-day rental (day use) is a 4 hour timeframe beginning as early as 10am and ending no later than 3pm. Sunday half-day rental (evening use) is a 4 hour timeframe beginning as early as 3pm and ending no later than 8pm. Half-day rentals are subject to availability.
!NEW in 2023! We are now renting out the lower level bar for private events & gatherings of up to 60 people! The bar area is available for private rentals Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays from 11am-3pm. Give us a call or text at 402-318-7735 if you are interested in having your next event in the main bar area as the below availability calendar is currently only for the upstairs hall.
•Hall Rental includes the use of the hall, use of tables & chairs (we have eight 6' round tables, ten 8' long rectangular tables, one large 8' oak banquet table for food set up, four 30" square tables, & 130+ chairs), use of kitchen, use of patio/deck area, and also includes one bartender for your event.
•You may supply all of your own food and/or use a caterer of your choosing.
•All drinks including alcohol, champagne wine, soda, tea, lemonade, etc MUST be purchased through the bar. Guests may bring in bottled water and coffee ONLY. Ask us about our bar tab options OR we offer a bottomless pop service package for your guests for a flat fee of $100!
•You may bring in any entertainment option of your choice including DJ's & bands.
•Have the flexibility to set-up the tables & chairs to your liking, OR we can do this for you at a flat fee of $80 for set-up / $80 for tear-down.
•We ask that you provide your own table linens, cups for any water/coffee that you may bring, and plates/utensils/napkins for all food brought in.
•A $100 deposit is collected via Venmo, Paypal or cash to reserve your date. (The deposit is NOT applied towards the rental amount and will be returned after your event so long as there were no violations of the contract).
•The rental amount is due in full 60 days prior to your event and can be collected via cash or check to The Mile Away . Optional expenses such as pop service, set up/tear down service & bar options, are due two weeks prior to event.
•We kindly ask that all renters and guests of events park up behind the building in the back West parking lot. There is NO PARKING for hall events in front of the bar or along the yellow guardrail.
•We ask that all renters leave the hall (including the kitchen, restrooms, patio & green space) in the same condition as it was when their rental began. We take great pride in maintaining a clean space for our patrons and we ask that each renter follow the conditions set forth under the 'Decorations and Cleaning the Property' section of the contract. (Damages, verbal/physical altercations, alcohol on premise not supplied by The Mile Away, and/or other contract violations may result in a nonrefundable deposit and/or additional charges).
We look forward to assisting you with your next event!
To book the hall, please check out our availability calendar and fill out the booking inquiry form below
or contact Lori at 402-318-7735 with any further questions!
Take a look at our Event Calendar Below and see if your date is available!
Check below to see if your date is available! Current bookings are listed below with 'Busy' and are unavailable. If you don't see your date listed below then it is most likely available for rental!
The Mile Away
20270 Old Lincoln Hwy Council Bluffs IA, 51503
MAIN BAR 712-322-2027 | HALL RENTALS 402-318-7735
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