Rehearsal Dinners

A beautiful venue in the heart of Door County, the Kress Pavilion offers two floors to host your event.

The second floor features the Great Hall, a modern space with floor to ceiling windows, wood floors and exposed beams, offering natural light and a bright room that highlights Door County beauty no matter what the weather. One side of the room features a double-sided gas fireplace, while the other features a video wall for slideshows and videos.

Surrounding the Great Hall is a wraparound porch, offering bay sunsets and orchard views with complimenting patio furniture. The south end of the porch features an indoor/outdoor fireplace and an area for a ceremony of up to 110, seated dinner for 50, or cocktails and bar set-up. The bayside of the porch features bluff and bay views and can accommodate a ceremony of up to 140 or seated dinner for 96.

The first floor of the Kress is home to the Egg Harbor library and features wood ceiling and floors, with a stone fireplace. Rented in conjunction with the Great Hall after library hours, the first floor can be converted into a special event space for a cocktail party of up to 120, ceremony of up to 110 seated guests, or seated dinner up to 64.

Please see our list of approved caterers. If your caterer is not on that list, or you wish to self- cater, please ask about our approved caterer application. You are able to bring in your own alcohol, but will need to have a licensed server that can be sourced through your caterer or through the Kress Pavilion. You are not allowed have a cash bar for your guests.

Great Hall Quick Stats:

  • Family-style and plated dinner in the Great Hall will accommodate up to 120
  • Buffet style dinner in the Great Hall for up to 102
  • Reception style, dinner for up to 150 with the porches
  • Ceremony in the Great Hall for up to 132
  • See wedding book for full details.

First Floor Quick Stats:

  • Must be rented in conjunction with Great Hall and is perfect for a ceremony up to 110, seated dinner up to 64, or cocktail party up to 120.
  • See wedding book for full details.

Entire Building Quick Stats:

  • When entire building is rented it can accommodate up to 200 comfortably when there is access to the outdoor areas.
  • Without access to outside areas the building can accommodate 140 with downstairs, our weddings will host cocktail hour in the downstairs, transition upstairs for a seated dinner and then make dessert available downstairs as the staff transforms the upstairs for dancing. Alternatively, a number of couples have chosen to do food stations throughout for a heavy appetizer reception.
  • See wedding book for full details.

*Be sure to check with your caterer on logistics of each meal and review the building transitions with our event team.

Rehearsal Dinners and Welcome Parties in the Great Hall

Rental includes Porches & Kitchen
(132) Chairs & Banquet Tables
(12-60" round & 20-6' banquets)
Peak
May 1 - Oct. 31
OFF-Peak
Nov. 1 - April 30
*Village of Egg Harbor Tax Payers - Inquire for reduced rates.
Rehearsal Dinner and Welcome Party $250/hr$250/hr
Entire Building Fee
Flat Fee. Only available after library hours, includes Maker Space, and History Center in addition to library main space
$750$500
Get Ready Room
Flat Fee. If not renting the entire building, a room can be rented to get ready.
$50$50
Prices do not include tax, tax will be added to the total.

ADDITIONAL SERVICES

ItemRate
Coffee service-Gallon of Coffee (larger groups)$20/gallon
Premium, Locally Roasted Coffee by Isley Roasting (includes organic sugar and half & half) - Limit 40 people$10/ 12 cup pot
Bistro Tables (6 available)$10 each
Metal Easels (2 available)$2 each
10-inch Table Number Holder (12 available)$2 each
Juliska Dinner (white), Salad (gray) and Dessert Plates (white) (120 available)
Bowl-(60 available)
$.75 each
Juliska Silverware- Dinner Fork, Salad/Dessert Fork, Dinner Knife, Dessert Spoon, Entrée Spoon (120 available)$.75 each
Coffee Mug$.50 each
Water Glasses (120)$.50 each
Old Fashioned Glasses (120)$.50 each
Martini Glasses (40)$.50 each
Champagne Flutes (120)$.50 each
Stemless Wine Glasses (120) available$.50 each
Linens for 6’ tables, (to the floor, ask staff for color options)$20 each
Linens for 60” round tables and cocktail tables (3/4 length)$17 each
Linen napkins (ask staff for color options) minimum order of 60$0.60 each
Fallen Palm Leaf Plates for Appetizers (6”x 6”) - bio degradable ---------more eco friendly products available on requestAsk for Prices
Fallen Palm Leaf Plates for Dinner (9”x 9”) - bio degradable ---------more eco friendly products available on requestAsk for Prices
Disposable Bar CupsAsk for Prices
Chair moving from Ceremony on Deck to Dinner$200
Room Flip in Great Hall Ceremony to Dinner$500
"Get Ready" or Staging Room$50
Bar Service per bartender (includes tubs and tools)$35/hour
Décor Set up and take down with timeline assistance day of only $500
Non Profit/Civic Group Cleaning Fee if your event features food$50