Featured Venue Guidelines

At Three Rivers, we recognize that there is still a lot of uncertainty around events and gathering. Our team has worked hard to adjust our operations to meet the guidelines and recommendations laid out by the Minnesota Department of Health and the Governor’s Office. The health and safety of our guests and staff remain our top priority.

Below are current guidelines on use of our Featured Venues. We will update this page as guidelines and recommendations change.

Rental Hours

Rental Hours for our Featured Venues are as follows: 

Elm Creek Chalet                       10AM - Midnight 

Gale Woods Farm Pavilion         10AM - Midnight 

Hyland Hills Chalet                     10AM - 11PM

Silverwood Great Hall                 10AM - Midnight 

Noerenberg Gardens can be reserved for ceremonies only and can be rented in shorter time frames. Our reservation staff can assist you in selecting a time frame.

Venue Capacity

Indoor Gathering Capacity

For all venues except Noerenberg Gardens, indoor capacity guidelines are: 

Effective at noon May 7, 2021 through May 27, 2021:

  • All event attendees are required to wear face coverings indoors. 
  • Tables are limited to no more than eight to ten people depending on the venue and parties must remain six feet apart. 
  • A seating arrangement must be provided to the Sales & Event Specialist two weeks prior to the event. 
Venue Maximum Guests for Indoor Gatherings
Elm Creek Chalet 96
Gale Woods Pavilion 160
Hyland Hills Chalet 160
Noerenberg Gardens   0
Silverwood Great Hall 120

Outdoor Gathering Capacity

Venue Maximum Guests for Outdoor Gatherings
Elm Creek Chalet 210
Gale Woods Pavilion 320
Hyland Hills Chalet 320
Noerenberg Gardens 0  (noerenberg is a ceremony only site) 
Silverwood Great Hall 200


  • For Indoor or Outdoor ceremonies the maximum capacities are: 

Maximum Guests for

Indoor Ceremony Only 

Maximum Guests for
Outdoor Ceremony Only 
Elm Creek Chalet 96 210
Gale Woods Pavilion 160 320
Hyland Hills Chalet 160   320
Noerenberg Gardens 0 200
Silverwood Great Hall 120 200
  • For indoor ceremonies all event attendees are required to wear face coverings indoors. Face covering can be removed when addressing event attendees (officaiant, during vows, toasts) 
  • For outdoor ceremonies face coverings are no longer required. 
  • Outdoor chair rental is available at the Elm Creek Chalet and Gale Woods Farm Pavilion. For other venues, outside companies must be used for chair rentals.

Guest Behavior

  • Guests should refrain from attending an event if they are exhibiting symptoms consistent with COVID-19.
  • Guests should keep 6 feet between themselves and others at all times.
  • All event attendees are required to wear face coverings indoors.

Indoor Face Covering Mandate

  • All event attendees are required to wear face coverings indoors.
  • All Three Rivers staff, preferred caterers and vendors working at events indoors or outdoors are required to wear face coverings at all times.
  • A face covering may be temporarily removed indoors in certain situations as long as 6-foot physical distancing is maintained:
    • To enable eating and/or drinking when attendees are seated and 6 feet apart from members of other households. Face coverings must be put back on when not eating or drinking.
    • When addressing or presenting to all event attendees.


Dancing is allowed if the following requirements are followed: 

  • Everyone must wear face coverings while dancing at the event.
  • Limit the number of people on the dance floor to allow for 6 feet of distance between people from different households at all times. 
  • Encourage socially distanced line dancing or other forward-facing dances that allow for 6-foot social distancing.
  • At this time dance floors will not be installed in any of our the venues 

Food & Bar Service

Food Service 

  • Food must be prepared and served by a Three Rivers Park District Preferred Caterer in accordance with applicable rules and regulations guiding the specific event.
  • All guests must wear a face coverings when up getting food. 
  • Guests must be seated while eating. 
  • Plated meals/appetizers are encouraged
  • It is recommended when having buffets that guests are releasd to the buffet line to contol social distancing
  • Compostable products are preferred.  
  • Food and drinks are not allowed at Noerenberg Gardens

Bar Service

  • Bar service must have contactless payment or hosted bar service.
  • All guests must wear a face covering in order to be served at the bar. 
  • Guests must be seated while drinking. 
  • Compostable glassware must be used at the bar.
  • Last call for bar service will be 10 PM for Hyland Hills and 11PM for all other venues.


  • Bands, DJs and other music performances are allowed but must maintain physical distancing of 6 feet between other performers and 12 feet from the audience. 
  • We encourage using the DJ's equipment for any speeches or ceremonies.
  • Lawn games are allowed but must be spaced 6ft. away from dining tables or other games. Food and berevage are not allowed while playing games.  If social distancing is able to happen, face coverings are required.