Your wedding reception is a party where all your guests come together to celebrate your new life as a married couple. Your reception should reflect and complement your ceremony. We also offer on-premise wedding ceremonies either indoors or on the front lawn. The fee is $200.00 and includes the setup and removal of our chairs. Ole Zim’s will work with you to plan a successful reception from start to finish. The information provided below will give you a starting point to plan your reception with us. After you have decided on a date(s), call us so we may check the availability of your choice(s). NO dates are held until a deposit, equal to the amount of the hall rental, has been paid in full. All hall rental charges include set-up and clean-up of the hall, hall rental time is 5 hours with all receptions ending by 12:00 midnight. Ole Zim’s prefers that you DO NOT use sand, stone, glitter, confetti, birdseed, bubbles, silly string or straw bales. If you choose to use any of these items an additional hall clean-up charge of $100.00 will be assessed.
Upon Cancellation, deposit will only be retuned if hall can be re-booked for the same date.
We ask that you coordinate the following items:
- Wedding Cake
- Any Pre-Printed Items (Napkins, Matches, Etc.)
- Alcoholic Beverages
Liquor shots are not permitted at Ole Zim’s’ Wagon Shed.
You will need to call 419-665-2577 and schedule an appointment with us. When we meet, you need to provide us with the information listed below. In addition, we will discuss your final menu selections. With this information, we will supply you with an estimated cost for your reception.
- How many people will be seated at the bridal table?
- Are you decorating or would you like us to decorate for you?
- Size of your cake, so we may determine the appropriate size table?
- The number of actual invitations you are sending?
- What time does your wedding start and when do you plan to start the reception?
- What type of entertainment will you have? (DJ, Band, Other)
- Will you be providing your own bartenders and cake cutters?
Ole Zim’s does not have a set menu. You may select your own items to create a menu. If you have any questions regarding the availability of specific selections please contact us. Below are some examples of possible menus:
The amount of the estimated cost of your reception will be due as a down payment three weeks prior to your reception date.
An actual cost will be determined the night of your reception. This cost is calculated based on the actual amount of food served. For example, if you expect 300 guests and only 275 guests attend and eat, you will only pay for what the 275 guests eat. If the actual cost is less than the estimated cost, we will issue you a check for that amount. If the actual cost is greater than the estimated cost, that amount will be due before the end of the evening. The final bill will show a breakdown of each item you chose plus preparation labor, tax, and gratuity.
“Our wedding reception was perfection beginning to end. Communication was easy and helpful before the day. Everything was set up ready for us to decorate. The night of everything went perfectly smoothly from beginning to end! Could not be happier! It was gorgeous.”
“Attended a recent wedding reception at Ole Zim’s. The food was very good, homemade mashed potatoes, roast beef and gravy, fried chicken and macaroni and cheese. The chicken was very moist. All the food was very good. I was told that on Sunday’s they offer family style dinner and place is packed.”
“We would like to thank Ole Zim’s for everything they did to make our wedding reception perfect! Everything from the food, to the decorations, to the service, was amazing and we really appreciate everything they did! The service is fantastic and John is so easy to work with! Thank you again!”
“We had our wedding here yesterday, and everything was great! They were so quick with cleaning up after their lunch service and setting up our dinner tables. John was great to work with through the whole wedding planning and always put my mind at ease! Food is fantastic, homestyle cookin! We also love that they are very family oriented. 10 out of 10 would highly recommend!”