Full FAQ

A name has unique qualities to that specific owner. A name can spark one’s imagination, can bring up a memory, or can ignite one’s curiosity. It can also develop a reputation and play with one’s emotions. Along with our service, the Baqara brand was created with meaning. The name “Baqara” came from a flower. The Black Baccara is the darkest rose of them all with a very dark burgundy color. It’s beauty and long lasting life are a symbol of the memories created here at Baqara.

We can hold up to 275 seated with a dance floor area at Baqara Reclaimed in Runnells. No need to remove tables during the reception.

Baqara Coliseum can hold up to 600 guests seated with a dance floor.

Yes! We have a large, beautiful and functional Bridal Suites for primping and relaxing at both locations. Also, we have created a Dungeon Suite for getting ready and relaxing as well at Reclaimed and a Men’s suite at the Coliseum. The wedding party has access to these all day up until the reception begins.

****Please note that the suites are a private area for the bridal party only while prepping for the day, up until the start of the reception. Personal items will need to be removed prior to reception start as the doors will be locked and there will be no access to them***

We do have trusted vendors under our “Vendors you will love” page that we know you will be satisfied with.

You are however, free to choose on your own. We do have some vendors we do not allow so please confirm with us.

Tables, chairs and linens are provided in your rental fee. You have a choice of black or white linens.

Colored linens available for an upgraded charge.

The caterer usually provides the flatware or you are welcome to as well.

We can provide a formal setting of a napkin, charger, mismatched china dinner plate, mismatched china dessert plate, silverware and water glass for an additional $1 per item, per person OR $5 per person for all 6 items.

Yes, we have our liquor license and all required items to serve alcohol.

The bar staff and service is provided in your rental fee at no additional charge.

The only minimum is that a cash bar be available for your guest. No dry weddings.

The entire lot is available for parking, as well as the lot across the street at the school at Reclaimed.

The Coliseum has parking to the north and east of the building.

$1000 is the down payment. Must be made by cash, check or money order. It is NON-REFUNDABLE. No exceptions. The deposit is NON-TRANSFERABLE to another couple OR to another date. Any and all payments made are NON-REFUNDABLE.

Half of the venue balance is due 9 months prior and the remainder of the venue balance due 6 months prior to your event.

All add-on items and final balance are due 30 days prior to your event.

Yes! We have a large, gorgeous outdoor space available for your ceremony if you choose at both loactions. Your guests will love our unique, one of a kind pavilion! Located just behind the building, this makes your day easy and convenient for you and your guests. A completely paved area makes easy access for all!

In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held inside, on the dance floor.

You will need sound equipment to be provided by your DJ. Power is accessible for this. Your DJ will need to provide 100ft of extension cord. We do provide a 6ft table and black linen for your DJ outside and inside. The DJ must end the dance no later than 11:00pm.

Rehearsal is included if you are having your ceremony at either of our Baqara locations. A 1 hr slot time from doors open to end of rehearsal time. Example: Doors open at 5:30pm with rehearsal from 6-6:30pm.

Dinner space/time is included in select packages with a 3 hr. time slot from doors open to end of rehearsal time. Time is determined at final planning meeting.

Most items stay where they are, however, tables and chairs can be arranged however you’d like. No items can be removed from the walls.

There are to be no staples, pins or anything that will leave damage or any marking on any surface.

Enclosed candles are allowed at Reclaimed and The Coliseum.

Absolutely no loose glitter or confetti is allowed. NO exceptions.

Only real petals can be used outside. These must be purchased from Baqara Floral, along with your wedding day fresh or silk floral needs as discussed at the tour.

Dance floors are not allowed to be brought in unless approved by Baqara.

The large outdoor patio is included in your rental fee for your use all day with seating and tables.

We do have a list of preferred caterers for your event. They are found on our website under “Vendors you will love” These are businesses that are trusted and have a history of being dependable and love what they do. However, you are not required to use them.

The one stipulation is that the caterer be licensed and insured. Proof will need to be sent to Baqara a month before if not on our preferred caterer list. There is no additional charge for you to use an outside caterer. There is a kitchen with a sink and counter space available. No food may be cooked at any of our locations. All food should be brought in ready to consume and in warmers, by your caterer. You or a family member/friend are not allowed to be responsible for the food. The only exception is if you choose to do food stations and the food is made on site by the caterer.

If the food is to be dropped off by the caterer and needs to be set up, served, replenished and taken down, Baqara staff can accommodate for a charge of $400 to bring extra staff. This will be added to your bar bill if food is dropped off due to last minute catering changes.

Yes, we do! Comfortable temperatures for you and your guests is very important. Both locations are heated and cooled. We are located off pavement. No gravel travel for you or any of your guests at any of the Baqara locations. Yes, cars can stay overnight. Please do not drink and drive.

All cakes or desserts can be brought in by whomever you trust. You are responsible for your own flatware and utensils for the cake or dessert to be served with. We do not provide them.

Cake cutting and serving is provided by Baqara staff if needed.

We have many cake cutting sets and cake stands available for your use included in your rental.

No. All alcohol is to be provided by Baqara ONLY. Any brought in will be confiscated immediately and not returned.


We will gladly make arrangements for any custom beverages you would like available for your event ahead of time.

All other drinks such as pop, lemonade and tea must be supplied and served by Baqara OR your professional caterer. $1 per serving through Baqara bar.

We provide the set-up, clean up and tear down for your event. We do the decorating for you as we have planned with you. You also get your own planning software site to help keep everything organized and clear to determine details. Baqara staff will be on the premises during your event to make sure everything runs smoothly.

Yes, we do have liability insurance.

Yes, our health department certificates are up to date.

Yes, you do need to provide liability insurance per your contract outline.

No, you do not need to provide security at Baqara Reclaimed or Baqara Coliseum.

The nearest hotel, Sleep Inn, is located in Pleasant Hill, just 10 minutes from Baqara Reclaimed. Another 10 minutes and you can choose any of the hotels in Altoona such as Prairie Meadows and Adventureland Inn.

Baqara Coliseum has Best Western Holiday Manor, AmericInn by Wyndham, Cobblestone Inn & Suites and Timberhaven Getaways

Yes, this is allowed! Pets can be brought on the premises, outside only. NO EXCEPTIONS. However, your pet must be up to date on all vaccinations (must submit paperwork the week before) and all responsibility is on you for the safety of you, your guests and all Baqara staff. NO pets allowed inside at either of our locations.

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