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



Thank you for considering The Kato Ballroom for your upcoming wedding reception. We offer a full range of services to meet your every need and make your day special.

Planning Your Wedding Reception

The first things to consider when planning your wedding reception are room size and dining options. We have three rooms available for wedding receptions: a large elegant ballroom, which can accommodate 150-800 people, a banquet hall for groups up to 180, and a smaller room for up to 75.  If you use our catering services and purchase a certain minimum amount in concessions, your room rent is waived. (Restrictions apply)

To help plan your meal, our full-service caterer offers a number of delicious menus from which to choose or you may create a unique menu to suit your tastes/budget.

Elegant Bridal Dinner

All dinner menus are served with fresh baked dinner rolls and butter. Linen tablecloths, linen napkins, china and glassware are included at no extra charge.

Menu Options

Entrees Seasoned Roast Beef, Baked Ham, Herb-Crusted Pork Loin,
Marinated Pork Tenderloin, Roast Turkey Breast, Kato-Seasoned Chicken Breast
Side Dishes Mashed Potatoes with Gravy, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Parsley and Buttered Baby Reds, Au Gratin Potatoes, Baked Potatoes with Sour Cream,
Wild Rice Bread Stuffing, Wild Rice Medley, Rice Pilaf
Vegetables Corn, Green Beans, Candied Carrots, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Assorted Vegetable Medleys
Salad Garden Salad, Strawberry Spinach, Caesar

We offer three standard menu choices, allowing you to decide how much variety you want to offer your guests. With the above menu options, you can choose one of the three choices below:

Buffet Dinner Price List (pp)

Entree Side Dish Vegetable Salad
Choice 1 3 2 1 1 $24.50
Choice 2 2 2 1 1 $21.50
Choice 3 1 1 1 1 $18.50
Additional Sides Add $2.50
per person
Plated Dinner Add $3.00
per person
Plated Salad Add $1
per person
Coffee $30/25 servings


Icicle Lighting and Center Lit Tulle $360.00
 Lattice Screening for Head Table $30.00 per panel
Tree with Mini Lights $7.00
Glass Mirror for Table – Round or Square $1.25
Glass Cylinder Vase – 3 Heights $1.00
Rose Bowl Vase $1.25
Eiffel Tower Vase $2.50
Large Fish Bowl Vase/Candle Holder $1.75
Cake Plate for Individual Cakes or Cupcakes $2.00
Mason Jar $.50
Glass Votive $.25
Metal Lantern $4.00
Icicle Lighting for Skirted Tables $8.00
Metal Arch $40
Fountain, punch or champagne $40
Chocolate fountain (product extra) $35




Liquor & Beverage Service



At the

Bar Pour






Keg Beer 16 gallon keg, $380.00
Wine Case Price: $22.00/bottle or $264 per case  Varietals may be mixed per case
Barefoot Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Moscato and White Zinfandel.  Rex Goliath Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot
Other wines available by request
Champagne $28.00 per bottle. 12 bottles or more
Punch 7.5 gallons, $160.00 — Special Recipes Priced Accordingly
1919 Root Beer 8 gallon keg, $175.00
Soda $2.50
Milk $3

The Details

Not sure how many to expect? Most people can follow the 70% guideline: for every 10 people you’ve invited to your wedding, plan for 7 to be there at your reception.  We ask that you give us a final count one week prior to the event.  We will prepare the number of dinners you request.

We suggest a Service Charge of 16% to 20% .  We charge 19% if not told otherwise.  This includes gratuity to your servers, skirting of the cake, punch, gift, and head tables, most set-up charges, and use of the building to decorate during regular business hours.  There is a mandatory service charge of 10% on food and beverages for Ballroom services. This 10% is kept by the house as a service charge and is not negotiable, the remaining gratuity is given to the staff who serve your guests.

Food, decorations and room rent are subject to 6.875% MN state sales tax and 1% local sales tax.  All liquor prices are subject to 10.875% sales tax.  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 up to 30 days prior to the event.

Special drink orders must be placed at least 5 business days prior to the event.  Special punch recipes can be prepared for an additional charge.  As required by our liquor license, there is a $20 per bottle corking fee if you bring in your own wine or champagne. Drink tickets may be purchased before or during the evening.  The total liquor bill must be paid the evening of the event. Please pay by cash, check or credit card (there is a 5% additional convenience charge).

The Cake

There is a $150 charge for up to 250 people (.50 per piece after 250) to cut and serve your wedding cake.  If you would like to provide plates and someone to cut your cake, we will serve it at no charge.  We also offer a full range of desserts if you are interested in offering your guests something more.

Other Menu Options

To offer you the most variety, you are free to choose from our menu or design your own. We also offer the following packages:

Children’s Buffet

$10 per person – minimum of 20 people-includes chicken nuggets, macaroni & cheese, vegetable, fresh baked roll & butter

Hot Hors D’Oeuvres (prices available on request)

      • Chicken Wings (BBQ or Buffalo)
      • Meatballs (BBQ/Swedish/Italian/Asian)
      • Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce
      • Pot Stickers with Asian Dipping Sauce
      • Egg Rolls
      • Southwestern Taquitos
      • Cheese or Chicken Quesadillas
      • Cocktail Franks wrapped in pastry
      • 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 & French Onion Dip
  • Shrimp Dip with Crackers
  • Meat & Cheese Tray with Crackers
    This page was updated by management The Kato Ballroom on June, 2015