Serving Alcohol

Alcoholic Beverages

Alcohol may be served at the Coon Rapids Civic Center Banquet Facility. Service and consumption of alcohol is allowed only in the Banquet Rooms and patio area - not in the hallways, meeting rooms, corridors, restrooms, front entrance or parking lot.


Alcohol can only be dispensed to persons 21 years of age or older who are attending the event for which the beverage is being served. Valid identification may be requested of any persons at any time during your event. All parties consuming alcohol must conform to all City and State liquor laws.


No alcohol may be served after 12:00 A.M. on Friday and Saturday evenings or after 10:00 P.M. on other nights, and alcohol must be removed from the building at this time. It is suggested that Last Call be at 11:30 P.M. and 9:30 P.M. respectively.


Alcoholic beverages may NOT be delivered to the Civic Center before the service provider arrives. 




If the contract holder chooses to serve a champagne toast, they are limited to one bottle per table. Anything more, or any other alcoholic beverages served will be considered a violation of the policy. 



Alcoholic beverages may be served at the Coon Rapids Civic Center Banquet Rooms. Alcohol service must be contracted through a licensed caterer whose alcohol service certificate is in good standing.


An Alcohol Service Permit must be applied for by the caterer that the renter has contracted. The application may be completed online. 


An Alcohol Service Permit Fee will be assessed (see current fee schedule). This fee must be paid at least 30 days prior to the event at which the alcohol will be served. The Civic Center Facilities Coordinator must also be notified of who is providing the service at least 30 days prior to the event as well. 


When alcohol is being served via an open or cash bar, the Facilities Coordinator will hire a Coon Rapids police officer to work the event. The contract holder will be assessed a fee for the police officer (see current fee schedule). The police officer will be at your event for the last four hours of the event until the last person leaves on Fridays and Saturdays and the last 2 hours of the event on Sundays - Thursdays. If the end of the event extends beyond times stated in the general rules/contract, an additional hourly fee will be charged. 



Violation of these rules may result in the denial of future contracts for use of the Civic Center and/or may result in the forfeiture of all deposit money. Events can be ended at the discretion of the City for policy and/or contract violations. Denial of use does not exempt violators from possible civil or criminal prosecution under applicable City ordinances, State or Federal laws. 


Download our Alcoholic Beverage Policy here: 2023 Alcohol Beverage Service Policy (PDF).