• SCHEDULING THE BANQUET

    Reservations for your banquet location and date should be made as soon as possible.  If possible, the reservation for the next season’s banquet would be made as the current season ends.  Many venues will book a year in advance and this alleviates any last minute issues for the next group. 

    Choose a date consistent with prior years – whether before or after the State contests – and make sure it is approved by the coach.  Avoid scheduling on major faith-based observances and after 6:00 pm on Wednesday evenings.  (School Board Policy 628 VII (J))  For fall sports, note that the Tuesday after the first Monday in November is NOT an option for any school activity due to voting. 

    Certificate of Insurance is required by some rental agreements and is provided by the Activities Office. 

    The Official Agent for rental signature is the Coach.

    Venues vary widely from a wedding feast at the Interlachen Country Club to an ice cream social at the EHS Cafeteria.  There is generally some tradition involved as to where the team lies on the spectrum.  Be sure and ask the coach before you make plans so that they are in agreement with the costs that will then be paid by parents or the sponsoring organization.  When contacting the venue, ask about alcohol and AV equipment (see below).  Some venues used in the past include:

    Venue

    Approx Cost (2014)

    Capacity

    Batting Cages of MN

    $100/ hr

    180

    Braemar Golf Course

    $400

    200-250

    Colonial Church

    $150/ hr

    250-400

    Edina Country Club

    Includes catering/ varies

    325

    EHS Cafeteria

    $24/hr

    500

    Interlachen Country Club*

    Includes catering/ varies

    300

    Pinstripes

    Includes catering/ varies

    300

    St Patrick’s Mahon Center

    $350

    400

    Various area Hotel Banquet Rooms

     

     

    * Membership is required to make reservation.