FAQs


FAQs

What makes the Venue at Bestow different from other venues?

Located in historic downtown Kalispell our venue features gleaming hardwood floors, brick walls, 14 foot high pressed tin ceilings and custom chandeliers dripping with crystals.  French doors open to a beautiful open room dressed in vintage furnishings, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere, like no other. You’re welcome to visit BESTOW during regular business hours to view the space.

 

Are you handicap accessible?

Yes, our entry to the main building is at ground level and wood floors make navigation easy.  The restroom is ADA approved.

 

What is required to secure a date?

An agreement must be completed and signed and a deposit of 50% of total venue fees and refundable cleaning and damage deposit made to secure the date and time.   

 

What are your Minimums and Room Fees?

We require 50% of total venue fees and refundable cleaning and damage deposit paid at time of reservation to hold the room.  The balance is required prior to the event. Please see pricing information for fee details or contact us for more information.   

 

What is the capacity of the room?

The venue space can accommodate up to 50 guests.

 

Do you provide Food and Beverage Services?

We have a commercial kitchen that your favorite caterer may use for food service for a small flat fee of $30 per event. The kitchen may not be available for last minute rental, so we highly recommend renting the kitchen make your event as easy as possible.  

We offer a Beverage Buffet Service for a per-person fee. See pricing or contact us for more information.   

 

Can events be scheduled outside of Bestow business hours?

Yes, a Bestow representative will be on-site during your event to greet guests and direct them to the venue space.  

 

What is included with the Room Fees?

The BESTOW venue boasts antique and vintage furnishings that will create a warm and inviting atmosphere for your guests as part our rental packages. These furnishings include a comfortable seating area around an antique fireplace mantel, and an eclectic mix of tables and guest chairs that can be arranged to your liking.  

 

Are outside vendors permitted?

Yes, however, all vendors must be pre-approved by BESTOW. Live music is permitted, and all entertainment must be pre-approved, genre, including size, equipment and noise level. 

 

Do you have audio/video equipment available?   The venue is equipped to play music (CDs, iPhone) should you choose to do so. The Bestow Sonos™ music system can provide background music for your event.  Requests should be made in advance.    We also provide a projection screen for an additional fee.  Bestow does not have video equipment at this time.  

 

What vendors do you recommend?

The following vendors have served events in the venue at Bestow:

Catering:

  • John’s Angels Catering
  • The Desoto Grill
  • Bonneli’s Bistro
  • Scotty’s Bar

Florists:

  • Flowers by Hansen

 

May I serve alcohol at my event?

Beer and wine may be served without hiring a professional bartender.  If alcohol is served and the party gets ”out-of-hand”, we reserve the right to shut down your event early.  You are responsible to ensure alcohol is not served to minors. We recommend that you purchase a rental insurance policy to cover any damages or injuries to your guests for that day.  This is a non-smoking venue and smoking is only allowed outside the building.  

 

Are there any restrictions?

The following are not permitted: hanging items from the chandeliers or light fixtures, open flame taper candles, attaching items to any walls or other items in the rooms, cooking in the kitchen, parking or blocking the alley is not permitted at any time, but unloading for very brief time is allowed.

During your event, children are restricted from Bestow retail store, unless accompanied by an adult.  

Please discuss any specific ideas you may have in mind so we may assist you.

 

 Can I store items before or after my event?

No overnight storage is available. All items not provided by BESTOW must be removed after the event concludes. BESTOW will not be held responsible for any items left overnight.

 

Who can I contact to arrange my event?

Please contact us at 406-890-2000 or email us at bestow@bestowheartandhome.com

 

 Where are you located?

217 Main Street in Historic downtown Kalispell, MT

 

Where should I park?

There is parking along the street and parking on the corner of 3rd Street and Main.  Street parking is free after 6PM on weekdays and all day during the weekend.

 

When can I view the venue?

You may view the venue during regular business hours, provided the space is not in use. Please make an appointment if you would like to discuss venue options in greater detail.

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