Rainbow Ranch Meeting Policies

To Reserve a Date
We require a non-refundable deposit (venue rental fee plus 20% of estimated food), which is due at the time of booking. Once we receive your deposit, a contract will be issued, confirming the date and time of your event.

Venue Fee
Private events held at Rainbow Ranch require the rental of an appropriate venue. Fees range from $200 to $2,200 depending on the time of year and the size and duration of your event. Give us a call - we will gladly work with you to customize your event.

Lodge Rooms
For events past 10pm, we require that the 12 Pondside rooms near the event venue, be rented for the evening of the event.

Due to our small size, Rainbow Ranch must approve all entertainment.

Displays or Decorations
You may provide your own decorations, but they must be approved in advance of the event. Rainbow Ranch will not permit the affixing of anything to walls, doors, ceilings, or light fixtures.

Menu Selection
Rainbow Ranch asks that you make your menu selections 21 days prior to your event. We will do our best to accommodate any special requests or needs you may have regarding the menu.

Menu Pricing
Buffet pricing is for one entrée with four sides. Multiple entrée menus are available; combine the shown prices and subtract 25% to determine total costs. Pricing for full service, plated dinners, in the main dining room are also available upon request. Menu prices and selections are guaranteed one month prior to your function. All prices are subject to a 20% service charge and 3% resort tax.

Beverage Policy
Special arrangements may be made regarding the type of bar, with typical options including: open bar, limited open bar (pre-determined liquor, wine, and beer with special requests being paid for by the guest), and cash bar. All alcohol will be sold on a per consumption basis, not wholesale. Rainbow Ranch must provide all alcoholic beverages. Neither patrons nor guests of Rainbow Ranch will be allowed to bring alcoholic beverages to the event. There is a $100 fee per bartender. Bartender rates are billed for six hours; each additional hour will be billed at a rate of $50 per bartender, per hour (no partial rates).

Final Payment
Final Payment is due at the conclusion of the event, in the form of cash, check or credit card.

The exact number of persons to be in attendance for all banquet functions must be confirmed 21 days prior to the event date. This guarantee is not subject to reduction and will be used to calculate minimum charges. Rainbow Ranch will prepare for and service up to 5% more than the guarantee. If the guarantee is not given at the required time, the original expected attendance will become the guarantee.

Meeting Menus
The culinary team at the Rainbow Ranch Lodge consistently delights guests with refined cuisine and classical cooking techniques which transform Montana beef, bison, wild game, and fresh seafood into flavorful works of art. We look forward to customizing a menu for you and your guests.