Your Outdoor Ceremony at the Grands
You may host your outdoor ceremony on your own private attached patio. The Grands will provide the white ceremony chairs, the set up of the ceremony chairs, the takedown of the ceremony chairs on the Grand Lodge or Grand Ballroom patios. There is also a grass pergola ceremony option available that is very beautiful! If you choose the grass pergola option (Ballroom only) and you have over 250 chairs, there could be a small additional charge for some chairs. In the case of rain or other unfavorable weather, we can arrange indoor possibilities on an individual basis. Indoor ceremonies vary depending on guest count and room preference. In regards to ceremony music, The Grands has a Pro Sound option that includes the use of mics, speakers and the technician to control all the music. Pro Sound is highly recommended for your outdoor ceremony!
Your Indoor Ceremony at the Grands
You may host your indoor ceremony in either the Grand Ballroom or Grand Lodge side of our building if you have booked a "Full Building" event (booked both sides of The Grands). This option is very affordable in November, February, March and April 1st-15th. The Grands will provide the white ceremony chairs, the set up of the ceremony chairs, the takedown of the ceremony. In regards to ceremony music, The Grands has a Pro Sound option that includes the use of mics, speakers and the technician to control all the music. Pro Sound is highly recommended for your indoor ceremony!
Courtesy Hotel Shuttle Service
Service is provided from 11:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m., with the first departure at 11:00 p.m. and final departure at 12:45 a.m. The service will transport the Grand Lodge and Grand Ballroom guests from The Grands at Mulligans to pre-approved hotels. Please note this is a courtesy service. If you are anticipating a large number of guests to be transported you will need to make additional arrangements.
You may offer your guests up to 2 (two) entrée selections. With 2 (two) entrée selections you are required to provide place cards indicating your guest’s selections. There will be an additional charge per guest with a second entrée selection. Vegetarian, special dietary needs and kids meals are available upon request.
We require you to have your final food decision and guest count to us 10 (ten) business days prior to your event, at this time you are required to pay the Food and Beverage Minimum, Ceremony, Grands Entertainment and all amenities which will be deducted from your final bill on the day of your event. You will be charged the guaranteed amount given to us, even if fewer guests attend. If we serve more than the guaranteed amount, you will be charged for each guest served beyond your guaranteed amount. The Grands Executive Chef needs to approve menu selection and quantities for all appetizer only events.
Tax and Service Charge
There are applicable sales tax on all sales, services and rental items. There is a 19% service charge on all food and beverages on your final bill. There are food and beverage minimums depending on the day of your event; prior to tax and service charge.
Food and Beverage
All food and beverage items must be purchased through the Grands at Mulligans. All wedding cakes/dessert must come from a licensed vendor or bakery. No “homemade” products may be brought in (examples are: desserts, cakes, snacks, alcoholic beverages). All Candy Bars, Dessert Bars and other Food Displays must be pre-approved by The Grands Management and fees will apply. The Grands at Mulligans holds a liquor license granted by the City of Sartell and is held responsible for complying with its regulations. The Grands at Mulligans reserves the right to inspect and regulate all private meetings, group functions, banquets and receptions.
Grands Entertainment (In House DJ Service) - Second to None! Or a Live Band
Grands Entertainment will provide up to 4 hours of DJ services for your event. Included in this service are all the room mood lights, the dance floor lights, the room hazer and the professional DJ.
We also allow you to have a live band for your event for a small additional fee. The Grands will provide 20 Amp outlets or the 240 Volt cable and plug ins that most bands require. Your band will be allowed to set up after 9:00 am on your contracted event date. Your contracted entertainer needs to provide their own speakers and lights (they can not use the Grands Entertainment Lights). The last song needs to end at 12:00 am the night of your event and all their equipment needs to be removed from our facility no later than 1:00 am.
Decorations, Deliveries and Building Access
Decorations and Deliveries may be made during operating hours and must be pre-arranged with the Grands at Mulligans. No balloons, confetti, glitter, crepe paper or decorative jellies may be used. Any visible stains or damage to the floors/carpet (cake frosting, candle wax, burns, etc.), could result in an additional charge for cleaning. Candles must be in a glass container with no open flame. No individual is allowed to decorate 6’ or higher from the floor. Liability Insurance/Workers Compensation Insurance is required on file for all professional decorators. Our facility will be open at 9:00 am on your contracted event date for decorating, deliveries and rehearsal. All decorations and vendor’s items must be removed and picked up by 1am. Deliveries-All decorations and vendors need to be pre-approved with the Grands at Mulligans.
The Grand Ballroom seats a maximum of 255 guests which includes staging for up to 14 people and 290 guests max without staging. Over 290 guests will require a tent rental at an additional charge. The Grand Lodge seats 170 guests including a head table for up to 14 people. On occasion we have used the Lodge Bar area for overflow seating, this area can seat an additional 20-30. Over 170-200 guests will require a tent rental at an additional charge. NOTE: Staging is not necessary and therefore not available in the Grand Lodge. Floor plans vary depending on guest count. Final floor plans need to be approved by The Grands Management.
Food and Beverage Minimum
Food and Beverage Minimum varies depending on room, day and time of year. A Food and Beverage Minimum is any purchase in food, liquor and non-alcoholic beverages that the contracted party makes prior to service charge and tax.