frequently asked questions

what are the rental rates?

To have pricing automatically emailed to you, please submit your name and email address on our  rental rates page. Be sure to check your spam folder if you do not receive the email right away.

what time can convolo be rented out?

The Convolo space is available for rent 7 days a week between the hours of 7am-11pm with a minimum of 3 hours for standard rentals. Wedding rentals require a minimum of 8 hours to ensure no other bookings take place that day. The Convolo Suite (rented separately) has a minimum of 2 hours. Rental timeframe INCLUDES set up and tear down time. If you need additional time to set up or tear down, please extend your rental time-frame accordingly.

which part of the building is rented out?

Convolo occupies the south portion of the Stockman’s Building and utilizes two shared restrooms. Usage of the Convolo Suite is optional as an add-on. Please note that the restaurant next door (Roots of Brasil) is not included in Convolo space rentals.

do i need to set up tables and chairs?

If you do not select/pay for set up or tear down services, you  will be responsible for setting up the tables and chairs and taking them down at the end of your rental UNLESS otherwise arranged by us. Please be sure that the extra time needed to set up or tear down is INCLUDED in your rental timeframe.  

what is the bridal suite?

The Convolo bridal suite is located upstairs and is accessible by separate entry. Whether you're getting married at Convolo, or have an alternate wedding location and simply need a place for you and your bridesmaids (or your groomsmen) to get ready, the suite is well-equipped for your special day.  Visit our bridal suite page for more information.

what does my rental entail if i added set up or tear down services?

If you selected/paid for set up services, we will be in touch the week of your rental to receive your final guest count and your desired layout. If you added tear down services, you may leave the tables and chairs up when you leave.

what is the cancellation policy?

If you cancel 30 days or more prior to your rental date, you will receive a 50% refund. Please note we block off your rental date and often turn away other renters. Due to this nature of our business, within 30 days we do not offer refunds for cancellations. This policy still applies if your booking was made within 30 days of your rental date. Thank you for understanding. 

can i bring in my own food and beverage?

You may bring in your own food and beverage. Please ensure that alcohol policies are met (see below).

what is the booking process?

To book, you may fill out the rental form. Once that comes through, we will confirm availability and send you a digital invoice and contract. When the contract is signed and the invoice is paid, the date is reserved for you. Your rental date(s) is not reserved until we receive the full payment.  Upon submitting payment, you will receive a confirmation email with next steps. 

where is convolo located?

Convolo is located Downtown Sioux Falls near 8th & railroad at 201 N. Weber Avenue in the historic Stockman’s Building (the old Fernson). You may recognize it as the flatiron style building on the east side of the railroad.

are tables and chairs included in my rental?

Ten (10) 6’x30” rectangular plastic tables, three (3) round standing plastic cocktail tables, and sixty (60) black padded folding chairs are included. Linens may be rented separately.

what additional items are available for rent?

For your convenience, we have add-ons available for rent from linens, backdrops, audio & tech, and more. View our rental add-ons  for a list.

is there a parking lot?

Yes, we have two off-street parking lots  on site which are located directly north of our building. Guests may park in both the paved lot and the gravel lot. The paved lot is shared with the restaurant. 

is there a loading zone?

If you need to load and unload, we ask that you do not block the restaurant's door next to us  (Roots of Brasil). You may pull over in front of the Convolo door and use your hazards.

are we able to utilize the next door restaurant during our rental?

Roots of Brasil is a separate entity and will be regulating during their normal business hours. Use of their space is not included in your Convolo rental.

does convolo have required vendors or caterers? 

For your flexibility, Convolo has no requirements for caterers and you may hire any vendors so long as they meet any legal requirements, such as having appropriate licenses. Click here to view our preferred vendors

is alcohol permitted?

Alcohol is permitted for guests 21+. You may serve beer and wine so long as it is not sold on the premises. For distilled spirits or to sell alcohol, a licensed caterer/bartender must serve it on site according to the South Dakota state law. Bartenders must apply for a permit 30 days prior. Ask us for details.