Serving The Mankato Community For 68 years


Serving The Mankato Community For 68 years


Serving The Mankato Community For 68 years


Serving The Mankato Community For 68 years


Serving The Mankato Community For 68 years


Private Parties

Entertaining at the Kato Ballroom

Whether you have 12 people or 1200, we can help you plan a memorable experience.  We welcome the opportunity to help plan your event and make sure that it meets all of your entertainment needs!

Planning Your Party

The first things to consider when planning your party are room size and dining options. We have three rooms available for parties: a large elegant ballroom, which can accommodate 150-1200 people, a banquet hall, for groups of up to 180 and a smaller room for anywhere from 10-100. If you make use of our full-service catering and purchase a certain minimum amount in concessions, your room rent is waived (Restrictions apply). More information on room rents is available under our room rates page  room-rates link.  If you haven’t visited our facilities in person, please call us for a tour.

To help plan your meal, our full catering service offers a number of delicious menus from which to choose. Or, you may create a unique menu to suit your tastes. Call 507-625-7553 and speak with our catering department.

Elegant Evening Dinner

All dinner menus are served with fresh baked dinner rolls, butter, coffee and tea. Linen tablecloths, colored linen napkins, china, and glassware are included at no extra charge. Meals can be served either buffet style or plate for one dollar more per person.

1 Banquets

Menu Options

Entree Carved Beef, Baked Ham, Herb-Crusted Pork Loin,
Marinated Pork Tenderloin, Roasted Turkey Breast, Kato-Seasoned Chicken Breast, Breaded Cod
Side Dish Mashed Potatoes with Gravy, Parsley and Buttered Baby Reds, Au Gratin, Baked Potatoes with Sour Cream,
Wild Rice Bread Stuffing, Wild Rice Medley, Rice Pilaf, Baked Potato Bar
Vegetable Corn, Green Beans, Carrots, Broccoli, German Medley, California Mix, Baked Beans, Fresh Vegetable Platter
Salad Salad Bar, Mixed Greens, Asian Chopped, Strawberry Spinach, Caesar, Vegetable Tray, Fresh Fruit (in season)


We offer three standard menu choices and five specialty meals. Using the above menu options, choose one of the eight plans outlined below:

Dinner Price List (pp)

2 Banquets
Entree Potato Vegetable Salad
Choice 1 3 2 1 1 $18.00
Choice 2 2 2 1 1 $16.50
Choice 3 1 1 1 1 $15.00
Prime Rib
10 oz. Prime Rib
Special Special 1 1 $22.50
Chicken Kiev Special Special 1 1 $17.00
Grilled Steak
Banquet Hall Only Prepared on our outdoor charcoal grill, weather permitting.
Special 1 1 1 Call
Mexican Buffet Special Special Special Special $13.00
Italian Dinner Special Special Special Special $13.00


Milk $2.00
per 12oz. glass
Additional Sides $1.50
per person
Hand-Served Dinner $1.00
per person
Linen napkins, fan folded $0.70
per person
Linen napkins included with meal


The Details

We ask that you give us a final count one week prior to the event. We will prepare the number of dinners you request, plus 5%, to ensure that there will be plenty for everyone. You will be charged for the number of dinners ordered or the number of dinners served, whichever is greater.

We suggest a Service Charge of 15% to 20% .  If not told otherwise, we charge 18.5%.  This includes gratuity, skirting of buffet tables, most set-up charges and use of the building to decorate during regular business hours.

Food and room rent are subject to 6.875% MN state sales tax and 1% local sales tax.

Beverage and Liquor Service

The bar will be open for your guests to purchase liquor and beverages.  If you would like to purchase drinks for your guests, we offer many ways to do that.  Contact us for options and pricing.

Special drink orders must be placed at least five business days prior to the event. Special punch recipes can be prepared for an additional charge.

We suggest a Service Charge of 15% to 20%.  If not told otherwise, we charge 18.5%.
All liquor prices are subject to 10.375% sales tax. We accept credit cards at the bar but there is an additional 5%  convenience charge.

There is a $150 per hour charge if you wish the bar to remain closed at any time during the evening.  All prices subject to change 60 days prior to the event.

Other Options

To offer you the most variety, you are free to choose from our above menus or design your own . If you are looking for something more casual you may opt for one of the following packages:

Sandwich Bar ( prices available on request)

      • Turkey & Ham sandwiches on fresh-baked rolls with appropriate condiments
      • Choice of  chicken, turkey potato or tuna salad
      • Choice of cole slaw, antipasto, pasta or mixed green salad
        (Substitute fresh fruit in season for an additional $.50 per person)
      • Potato chips
      • Coffee, Tea or Lemonade

Salad Bar  (prices available on request)

      • Mixed salad greens with a variety of fixings
      • Fresh Vegetables with Ranch or Dill Dip
      • Fresh fruit tray
      • Old-fashioned potato salad
      • Pasta salad
      • Cole slaw
      • Tomato & onion salad
      • Classic Cucumber salad
      • Turkey or chicken salad
      • Garlic bread or fresh baked rolls

Hot Hors D’Oeuvres (prices available on request)

        • Chicken Wings
        • Meatballs (BBQ/Swedish/Italian/Asian)
        • Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce
        • Pork, Chicken or Vegetable Pot Stickers with Asian Dipping Sauce
        • Egg Rolls
        • Southwestern Taquitos
        • Cocktail Franks wrapped in pastry
        • Toasted Raviolis
        • Pinwheels – Blue Cheese, Sausage or Artichoke/Spinach
        • Asparagus Bites
        • Spinach Artichoke Dip
        • Buffalo Chicken Dip
        • Others on Request

Cold Hors D’Oeuvres (prices available on request)

      • Seasonal Fruit Skewers with Honey/Yogurt dip
      • Italian Antipasto Skewers
      • Vegetable Skewers
      • Cheese Board: assortment of cheeses garnished & served with crackers
      • Vegetable Tray with Ranch or Dill Dip
      • Fruit Tray with Honey/Yogurt Dip
      • Fresh Chopped Tomato Salsa with Tortilla Chips
      • Shrimp Cocktail
      • Kettle Chips & Onion Dip
      • Shrimp Dip with Crackers
      • Spinach Dip with Breads
      • Meat & Cheese Tray with Crackers

Call Tania today to plan your event!

(507) 625-7553

Prices listed are exclusive of any room rent or set-up charges.
We suggest a Service Charge of 15% to 20%.  If not told otherwise, we charge 18.5%.
All food orders are subject to 6.875% state sales tax, and 1% local sales tax.

This page was updated by management of
The Kato Ballroom on January 22, 2015