Bee Hive Ballroom
AT WORTH BREWING COMPANY
835 Central Ave. Northwood, IA 50459
THE BEE HIVE BALLROOM
THE BEE HIVE BALLROOM
The Bee Hive Ballroom adds historic elegance and character to any event. The Independent Order of Odd Fellows first used the ballroom upon opening in 1896. Under the layers of past renovations we rediscovered a room frozen in time. From the original tin ceilings to the Douglas fir floors this Ballroom provides a versatile palette for your table and decorating plans.
Ideal uses: Wedding ceremonies and receptions; parties; corporate seminars, dinners and events; craft nights
Occupancy: maximum 100 (formal seating). 120 drop-in events.
Dimensions: 24 by 60 feet
Amenities: bar with up to 4 taps; 4-hour bartender service; PA/sound system; small stage; adjacent kitchen; chair lift for people with disabilities.
THE SPEAKEASY LOUNGE
The Speakeasy Lounge is a cozy jewel of rehabilitation overlooking Central Avenue. This was the office area of the IOOF Ballroom and features the original display windows, rustic wainscoting and its own bathroom.
Located at the front of the building, it can be reserved alone or in conjunction with the adjacent Bee Hive Ballroom.
Ideal uses: Wedding groom’s, bride’s or child room; corporate meetings; club events; family reunions; wedding or baby showers; gender-reveal parties; book and craft clubs.
Occupancy: maximum 25 (formal seating).
Dimensions: 24 by 24 feet
Amenities: bathroom; adjacent kitchen; chair lift for people with disabilities; wide-screen TV-projection.
THE CATERING KITCHEN
The kitchen is located between the Ballroom and Lounge and is available for use by any caterer you select. Worth Brewing Company does not offer catering services.
Dimensions: 11 by 13 feet
Amenities: stove, refrigerator, commercial sinks, prep tables.
THE GREEN ROOM/PRIMARY REST ROOMS
Worth Brewing Company earned a “Preservation at its Best” award for the building rehabilitation in 2016. One reason was our unique solution of saving a historic structure while ensuring a safe and functional modern facility. We added an emergency rear access, handicap accessibility and modern restroom facilities to the Ballroom by linking to and rehabilitating the adjacent Erickson building. That building’s southern room was transformed from a derelict apartment to a large anteroom and modern restrooms.
Dimensions: 24 by 30 feet
Amenities: anteroom “green room”; women’s and men’s restrooms.
THE ALL-WEEKEND WEDDING PACKAGE, starting at $2000
You receive: Ballroom, Lounge, kitchen and all restrooms for the entire weekend.
You may use the space for wedding photos or a meeting place between ceremony and reception. Bartender service for 5 hours on Saturday (additional $100 bartender fee). You have access to the facilities from 4 to 9 p.m. on Friday evening. You can decorate, have a groom’s dinner or just relax and enjoy the space. You have access to the facilities on Saturday from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. (NOTE: we can accommodate your schedule with notice.) Sunday is yours for gift opening, removing your decorations or just celebrating and relaxing.
Single Day Wedding Package
starting at $1,000
You receive: Ballroom, Lounge, kitchen and all restrooms for the entire day one single day. Bartender service for 5 hours (additional $100 bartender fee).
4-hour events (Groom’s dinner, birthday, retirement, intimate weddings, any party you can dream up)
starting at $500
You receive: Ballroom, Lounge, kitchen and all restrooms for the entire day one single day. Bartender service for 4 hours (additional $75 bartender fee). 1hr setup, 4-hour event, 30 min cleanup
Dry events (graduation party, baby shower)--no bar service
starting at $100
You receive: Ballroom, Lounge, kitchen and all restrooms for the entire day one single day. 1hr setup, 4-hour event, 30 min cleanup. Sunday-Thursday dates available. Friday/Saturday dates may only be booked 30 days prior.