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Venue Spotlight: Wilbert Square Event Center in Brookings, SD

On August 20, 2019, Wilbert Square Event Center (as part of the DenWil Hospitality Group) had their grand opening! They asked Hitch Studio to decorate for their kick-off launch party and we were thrilled to say ‘yes’! Their theme was “The World Awaits”, so we decorated their event hall with hot air balloons, baskets full of greenery and flowers, and lots of worldly accents.

DenWil provided the hot air balloon baskets and National Geographic magazines, and Hitch Studio decorated with flowers, greens, runners and paper airplanes made of world maps! There were even flags from all over the world hanging from their ceiling. With fresh appetizers and a refreshing bar, the event was a hit!

So, as the newest wedding and event venue in Brookings, what are the highlights of the Wilbert Square Event Center? Let’s take you through some of their best amenities for your wedding or event. We’re big fans.

Location: Wilbert Square Event Center is located near the Interstate, Walmart, and just behind Runnings at 931 25th Ave. in Brookings, South Dakota. It’s a great location because it’s connected to a restaurant and hotel — Wilbert’s Ale House and Comfort Suites.

Capacity: This is one of the largest venues in Brookings for your wedding or event at over 10,000 square feet! What does that mean for you? It holds 550 in tables of 10. (And 500 if nobody is seated on the dance floor.) That’s one heck of a party. There’s another room that connects to the Event Center, which is perfect for pre-event parties, meetings, conferences, or even your gift opening + brunch the day after your wedding. It’s 1200 square feet and seats 30. Coming soon — Wilbert’s Alehouse, which will also have a party room that holds 20. The only venues that hold more than 550 people in Brookings are the Swiftel Arena and the Club71 Room overlooking SDSU’s football field. The Event Center is in the top three largest in Brookings. Woohoo!

Cost: The cost is around $3500, but is definitely worth a call to their staff to tell them all about your event — mentioning your food and beverage orders. Plus, pricing changes, so be sure to call and check.

Rentals Included: They have round tables, rectangle tables, black or white linens, black or white cloth napkins, skirting, and dark blue banquet chairs with a round top (that fits a standard wedding chair cover).

Catering: DenWil Hospitality Group is the exclusive caterer for the Event Center and has a wonderful menu. That means you won’t have to worry about bringing in any catered food except your wedding cake. DenWil has you covered for everything else.

Flexibility on Setup/Take Down Times: The Event Center asks that your event is done by midnight, and take-down happen after that. Is that sounding like too much work and too late of a night for you after the wedding you’re planning? Contact Hitch Studio! We specialize in setting up and TAKING DOWN all your wedding decor so you get to go home and enjoy after your long wedding day! When it comes to setting up, contact a sales member to ask about getting in the day before your wedding to set up. Again, if there is an event booked on the Friday and your wedding is on a Saturday, Hitch Studio can set up your table decorations perfectly, so you can focus on other important things on your wedding day — like photos, hair, makeup…and getting married!

Alcohol Policy: Wilbert Square Event Center has a full liquor license — and a connected hotel (meaning your guests have a safe place to stay should they have a little too much fun).

Parking: There is ample parking in an easy-to-find location! No worries there.

Amenities: With each event, they offer screen and projectors, microphones, pipe + drape, staging + risers for your head table, up-lighting for added ambiance, a mobile dance floor, and a mobile bar. Some of these are at an extra fee, so be sure to ask. There is a wall that can separate the Event Hall to create smaller meeting rooms if needed for a conference or smaller wedding. See a gallery of their photo images here. One of my favorite features of the Wilbert Square Event Center is that it’s connected to a hotel and a restaurant — Comfort Suites and Wilbert’s Alehouse, ensuring your guests have the best and most convenient experience of Brookings.

Contact Information: Contact them by clicking here. If you’re interested in touring the facility and want Hitch Studio to come along and make sure it fits your wedding needs perfectly, we’re happy to do that!

Congratulations to DenWil Hospitality and Wilbert Square Event Hall on their Grand Opening! We’re so excited they brought this venue to Brookings! If you’re interested in having your wedding at this beautiful venue in Brookings, South Dakota, contact Hitch Studio and we can organize a tour and decorate for YOUR wedding.

Take a look at the fun decorating we did for their kick-off event:

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