Basic Event Package (Private Parties/Gatherings)
Social clubs, garden clubs, and similar clubs are priced differently.
Updated July 2018
Celebrate with your friends and family in our expansive field of lavender, large grassy spaces, bright blooming flowers
and enchanting rustic elegance. Dine among the trees, dance barefoot in the grass and host an event truly worth
Gardens are generally open to the public, from June through August, Saturdays, from 11-4.
Saturday/Sunday Daytime Event: from 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM (you may book from 3 to 6 hours)
Rentals are for 3 hours with the option of booking one to three extra hours in advance for a fee of $100 per hour. Events must
conclude by sunset (unless lighting arrangement are made).
Allowing the Gardens to remain open to the public (or Sundays) $225 for 3 hours
Exclusivity (closing the gardens to the public) $450 for 3 hours
($100/hour for extra hours)
Evening Event: from 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM $450 (3 hours)
(Gardens are always closed to the public for evening events)
1. Exclusive use of the stage and center seating area
2. Onsite parking
3. Rehearsal (if needed) one day or evening previous to event
4, Electricity at the stage area.
5. 12 metal chairs, 4 small square metal tables.
Does not include:
Evening events: Lighting is limited to solar, battery, and LED lighting - which requires advance planning. An additional porta-
potty, placed close to the center area, is recommended.
Note: In the event of inclement weather, there is no shelter or cover in the gardens. If you must cancel due to inclement
weather, we will be happy to reschedule to a new date. Tents can be rented from Glenwood Equipment Rentals in advance if you
wish to prepare for the possibility of inclement weather. You must erect your own tents or arrange for Moonstone to do so for a fee.
There are also tent rental companies in Council Bluffs who will deliver, erect, dismantle and pick up tents for you.
What we can also provide – requires 30 days advance request:
1. 2 gallon beverage dispenser with lavender flavored iced tea or lemonade $50
2. Lavender mini-sugar cookies, 2 dozen $45
3. Lavender frosted chocolate or vanilla cupcakes (1 doz) $65
4. Croquet game set up $15
5. Porta potty $100/each
Note: all of our baked goods are made by professional bakeries offsite.
Food & Beverages
We do not have food preparation facilities on site. You are welcome to bring your own food & beverages, have a pot-luck with your
guests, or use caterers.
Catering: We recommend catering your event with:
- Sugar Clay Winery (just across the road) 712-628-2020
- Hy-Vee Stores in Shenandoah or Council Bluffs
- Boxed meals from Panera –Council Bluffs
- Baked goods: Moreau’s Backerei in Malven, Iowa 402-637-5813
You are welcome to cater with whomever you choose and we will work with them to insure that your food arrives on time and is
presented beautifully. Please coordinate delivery of goods with us to insure that someone is on hand to direct the caterer as
You may offer soda pop, water, or any other non-alcoholic drink for your guests.
1. Your caterer may provide the drinks.
2. Coordinate with us to provide coolers of water/pop/juice and have them chilled in advance. Price varies with quantity
3. Use of our 5-gallon beverage dispenser (see above)
Alcohol: Moonstone Lavender Gardens does not hold a liquor license. Only a licensed caterer, with a license to serve alcohol,
may bring and serve alcohol on the grounds. If you wish to provide alcohol, please discuss with us.
Music: You’re welcome to bring musicians to our gardens.
Other suggestions: You may wish to rent chairs, tables, or tents for your party. Glenwood Equipment Rental offers party rentals.
Please coordinate delivery of rental items with us to insure that someone in on hand to direct their placement.
Photography: Feel free to take photos!! Professional photographers welcome. If you need recommendations for professional
photographers, just ask.
Set Up: You may setup as early as you need before start time of your event. Just coordinate with us.
Other: If you have other needs or questions please discuss with us. We are always open to your ideas or needs.
Clean Up: Moonstone Lavender Gardens is not responsible for clean-up of your decorations, belongings, or rental items after your
event. We will see to the disposal of trash. We will be responsible for the decorations we set up.
We request that you be considerate of the materials that you use. We do encourage recycling as much as possible and will be glad
to help you in that regard. All rental items, tables, chairs, equipment, etc., are your responsibility. Finally, please be certain that all
items are collected and that the parking area is vacant by the designated end time.
Rental Deposit: The farm rental deposit of $50 is due to hold the date and time. If the renter cancels the reservation eight
weeks or more before the event, the deposit is refundable. Otherwise, the deposit is forfeited. Keep in mind that many events are
scheduled a year in advance.
If the event is cancelled due to inclement weather, we will be happy to schedule a new date for you. If you choose not to reschedule
with us, your deposit is forfeited.
Rental contract: A signed rental contract is required to hold your date and time. We will provide the contract once the details are