Rent the Corn Palace

CLASS "A" SCALE
This category includes private and commercial groups.
All Ticket Sales are subject to a 5% building commission.

All Day Rate: $1,750

All Day Rate with alcohol: $2,000

NOTE: The above is basic rent only. Additional charges may incur.

Please Contact the Corn Palace Director for more information 605.995.8430.



Corn Palace Capacity

Banquet Style   Maximum capacity 875
Concert Style   Maximum capacity 3,250
Basketball Style   Maximum capacity 3,200
Permanent Theater seats   1,772
Total Square Footage   39,200
Arena Floor   10,000 sq ft.
Stage Floor   2,225 sq ft.
Main Lobby Area   4,800 sq ft.
Dressing Rooms   4
Star Dressing Room  
Hospitality Room  

CORN PALACE RENTAL POLICY

BOOKING OF CORN PALACE RESPONSIBILITY:
The functional responsibility of fee usage and scheduling of the Corn Palace governmental and non-governmental persons and entities is under the direction and management of the City of Mitchell Corn Palace Director. This functional responsibility will be operated through the framework of this policy and further direction of the Mayor and/or the Mitchell City Council. The Corn Palace Director, subject to the further direction of the Mayor and/or the City Council, will determine any matter or issue not covered by this policy.

BOOKING REQUIREMENTS:
All persons and organizations desiring to use the Corn Palace shall be required to enter into a written contract in the form required by the City of Mitchell for such purposes. Booking dates will not be confirmed until the City of Mitchell/Corn Palace Office has received the signed contract with the required deposit. No person or entity shall have any vested right to the use of the Corn Palace for any purpose, and the Corn Palace Director has discretion to decline a contract for any requested use of the Corn Palace with any person for any reason deemed legitimate and/or appropriate by the Corn Palace Director, in his/her sole discretion, subject only to the direction of the Mayor and/or the Mitchell City Council.

BOOKING RESERVATIONS:
The contracts of the City with Dakota Wesleyan University, Mitchell Christian School and the joint use agreement with the Mitchell Public Schools relating to the use of the Corn Palace shall have priority over non-annual events. Other bookings will generally be made on a first come priority basis, with the exception that in no event will bookings be made which conflict with annually held events. In the case of scheduling conflicts of basketball games, priorities are in the following order: Mitchell Public Schools, Dakota Wesleyan University, and Mitchell Christian School. All bookings are subject to the right of acceptance and refusal by the City of Mitchell.

Access to the Corn Palace open for the purpose of decorating, set up (other than the setting up of tables, chairs and other Corn Palace equipment) and rehearsals will be scheduled with the Corn Palace Director, and be subject to the direction of the Corn Palace Director.

USER FEE:
The user fees for use of the Corn Palace shall be in conformance with the schedule of fees from time to time in effect, and listed on a separate schedule of fees. User fees, are payable in advance to the Corn Palace Office not later than the date of reserved usage, unless other arrangement for payment is made with the Corn Palace Director.

DEPOSIT:
As a condition of reserving a date for use of the Corn Palace, each User shall make a deposit of Twenty-five percent (25%) of the user fee which shall be paid with the signing of the contract. In the event that the User shall find it necessary to request cancellation of its reservation, such cancellation must be submitted to the Corn Palace Director in writing no later than ten (10) days prior to User's scheduled use of the Corn Palace. If Corn Palace Director is notified of said cancellation in writing within ten (10) days prior to User's scheduled use of the Corn Palace, the City of Mitchell will refund the twenty-five percent (25%) deposit made by User to the City of Mitchell. If User fails to notify the Corn Palace Director in writing less than ten (10) days prior to its scheduled use of the Corn Palace, User does hereby agree to and does forfeit the twenty-five percent (25%) deposit previously made to the City of Mitchell. Use contracts with schools shall be exempt from the advance deposit requirement.

FIXED FACILITIES:
The User shall be entitled to the use of the Corn Palace fixed facilities, including floor coverings, tables and chairs at no extra charge. This does not include the use of the sound system or other equipment or wages paid to the union personnel. There shall be no exception to the a forestated rental schedule without the specific approval of the City of Mitchell.

Fixed facilities shall mean heat, air conditioning, house lights, dressing rooms, shower facilities, fixed seating and the ticket office when required and available. Any User of the Corn Palace who requires other equipment not designated as fixed facilities shall make arrangements with the Corn Palace Director prior to the event and will pay the extra charges as determined by the City of Mitchell.

BANQUETS:
Catered food may be served in the Corn Palace. No cooking or other food preparation is allowed in the Corn Palace. No washing of utensils or food equipment is allowed in the Corn Palace. Equipment used for keeping food warm, which requires outlets, will be allowed, subject to approval by the Corn Palace Director.

ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES:
No alcoholic beverage may be served or consumed in the Corn Palace without the express consent of the Mitchell City Council. The City may license the serving of alcoholic beverages or malt beverages for events and under circumstances deemed appropriate by the Mitchell City Council. Contact the Deputy Finance officer, City of Mitchell, (605) 995-8420, for application procedures and policies relating to liquor and malt beverage licensing in the Corn Palace.

SECURITY/CROWD CONTROL:
All Users of the Corn Palace will provide proof of adequate crowd control and/or police protection as a condition of the use and occupancy thereof, unless other arrangements have been made through the Corn Palace Director. Adequate crowd control and/or police protection shall be stationed so as to have full control over all areas of the Corn Palace, both used and unused. Crowd control measures shall be implemented and maintained beginning no less than one-half hour prior to the use and opening of the Corn Palace and shall continue until all spectators and other persons have left the premises at the end of the usage.

 BONDING AND INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS:
When deemed required by the Corn Palace Director, bonding requirements imposed upon the user shall be determined by the City Council of the City of Mitchell, South Dakota.
 

Each User shall maintain occurrence based commercial general liability insurance or equivalent form, with a limit of not less than $2,000,000 each occurrence. Such insurance shall include the following:

The LESSEE shall indemnify and hold harmless the City of Mitchell and its agents, employees and volunteers from and against all claims, damages, losses and expenses, including but not limited to attorney's fees, arising out of or resulting from (i) the conduct or management of the premises or of any business therein, (ii) any act, omission, or negligence of the LESSEE or the partners, directors, officers, agents, employees, invitees or contractors of the LESSEE (iii) any accident, injury or damage whatsoever occurring in or at the premises. LESSEE hereby expressly indemnifies the City of Mitchell its agents, employees, and volunteers, unless such act of omission constitutes gross negligence or intentional misconduct.

LESSEE shall maintain occurrence based Commercial General Liability Insurance or equivalent form with a limit of not less than $2,000,000.00 each occurrence. If such insurance contains a general aggregate limit, it shall apply separately to this agreement or be no less than two times the occurrence limit. Such insurance shall add the City of Mitchell, South Dakota and its employees and volunteers as additional insured's.  Any Lessee providing or allowing alcoholic beverages in the Corn Palace must carry Liquor Liability insurance for no less than $500,000.00 adding the City of Mitchell as additional insured's.

SOUND & LIGHT PERSONNEL:
Each user of the Corn Palace who requires any additional sound and light equipment and/or operators must make prior arrangements with the Corn Palace Director.  All charges for addional personnel and equipment will be determined between the Director and the User. For information relating to these sound and light requirements contact:

Jeri Mickelson
605.995.8430

OTHER FEES AND CHARGES: 

  • The User shall pay to the City of Mitchell a twenty percent (20%) commission of gross sales on merchandise sales (T-shirts, tapes, CD's, etc.). The User is responsible to sell the merchandise and will provide a count of all merchandise to the Corn Palace Director.
  • The User or licensed provider shall pay to the City of Mitchell a twenty-five percent (25%) commission of gross sales on alcohol sales. The User is responsible to obtain a valid malt beverage or liquor license to sell within the premises. The User is responsible to provide acceptable staff, as deemed by the Mitchell City Council, the Mitchell Police Department and the Corn Palace Director, for the sale of alcohol. The User will provide a count of all sales to the Corn Palace Director.
  • The User shall pay to the SD Department of Revenue seven percent (7%) on merchandise and ticket sales. User must have South Dakota sales tax license and provide proof of the same to the Corn Palace Director as a condition precedent to any such sales.
  • The User shall pay a change of venue fee up to the sum of $1,000.00 for converting the Corn Palace arena into a different set-up (if applicable).
  • The User shall pay for a scoreboard operator a fee in the sum $20.00 (if necessary).
  • The User shall be responsible for paying license fee for events where any music is played, i.e. bands, background music, concerts, etc., to BMI, ASCAP and SESAC. The charges are based on ticket price, number of seats available and gross ticket sales.
  • The User shall pay a fee for Box Office Staffing upon request, as follows:
    (i.e. Concert/Special Event Ticket Sales)
    Box Office Staffing: $25.00 per hour
    Ticket Printing: Upon Request

Contact:
Jeri Mickelson, City of Mitchell
612 N. Main Street
Mitchell, SD 57301
(605) 995-8427

***PLEASE NOTE***

In the event of a cancellation any and all costs incurred will be billed
(i.e. hours worked, printing of tickets, etc.)