Reservations And Special Events
To prevent the spread of Covid-19, we are not taking reservations or hosting private events at this time. Until further notice, we will happily seat parties of up to four. Click here to read our full list of safety measures.
For groups of less than 45, email us ahead to make a reservation. We save tables until 15 minutes past the reservation before we open them to others. No fair having one or two people arriving on time to hold your tables if the rest of the party is late.
In our busy season from June through September, we don't reserve seating on Friday or Saturday for more than 45 people.
Capacity and Covered Space
Our seating capacity is about 275. We have two covered pavilions with awnings that each seat 45. These areas provide shade and will keep you dry in a drizzle, but not a blowing storm.
If We Have to Close for Rain
Part of our charm is that the Beer Garden is outdoors, but we may get rained out a few times a summer. Plan a rain date if possible. We do not close when rain is merely predicted. If our radar map indicts the rain will stop in half an hour, or if we see clear sky to the west, we open. The decision to close for rain is made only by Bill's Beer Garden management.
When We are Open: Check our hours here.
Tents & Early Setup
During the day, Bill's Beer Garden is the active parking lot for Downtown Home & Garden and it's not ours to use. We can't set up tents in the parking lot. If you need to arrive early to decorate or set up a welcome table, let us know and we'll schedule it. We have space for quick drop offs but no parking inside the Downtown Home & Garden parking lot while you are setting up.
We don't serve food, but we encourage you to bring your own, have carry-out delivered, or have your event catered. If you are having your event catered, your caterer must let us know what they will need for electricity, water, trash disposal, set up time and how many tables they will use. Last minute surprises cause problems. Be sure to have your caterer contact Mark: email@example.com or (734)255-0208.
Tabs & Gratuity
You may run a tab on a credit card and you may set a limit on your tab. All tabs must be settled at the end of your event. We add an 18% gratuity for our staff to all event tabs. We accept all major credit cards.
Anyone Under the Age of 21 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. We mark the back of the hands of under age guests with magic marker to identify them to our staff. We do serve non-alcoholic drinks.
Customers must have a current, government issued form of ID. This is the law and the police enforce it strictly.
Large Events that Take Place While We are Open to the Public
To plan for a large event while we continue to serve to the public, such as a fundraiser or donor appreciation party:
We must know at least 10 days in advance, how many people you expect, how you will promote the events, and the time it will start and end.
If you are running a tab, we have tickets or bracelets you may give your guests to differentiate them from other beer garden customers.
There is no charge for events that take place while we're open to the public.
To reserve the whole beer garden and close it to the public:
Let us know at least 10 days in advance how many people you expect, the date of the event, and the starting and finishing time. We will then quote you a minimum price. Private events are for the whole evening only.
Private events require a 50% deposit of the quoted price that is fully refundable only if you cancel at least 10 days prior to the event or if we have to cancel because of rain.
We are closed on Mondays, but do occasionally open for large private events.
For questions and further information contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.