Looking for a corporate meeting space?
The McColl Pond Environmental Learning Center (ELC) offers both a beautiful and flexible meeting space that is affordable and offers the high-end amenities your company needs to be productive, focused, and energized. In addition to the large Aspen Room, the ELC also has two classrooms that each have seating capacity of 30 people or can be opened to one large room with seating capacity of 60.
Rental rate includes:
- Pre-determined room setup
- Tables and chairs
- Laptop, AV equipment, and microphone
- Digital sign message
- Take down of tables and chairs
- Preferred catering list
Reserve the McColl Pond ELC
The McColl Pond ELC Business Package is available Monday-Thursday, 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.
All day, 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.: $450
4-Hour Block: $250
- Add additional hours to your 4-hour block for $75 per hour
- 2-hour minimum
Space subject to availability and restrictions may apply. Check availability.
Am I able to bring in my own wine, beer, or liquor?Yes, you may bring in alcoholic beverages, including kegs of beer, but you cannot sell it unless you have a valid temporary on-sale license for beer and/or wine. You can apply for this type of license from the City of Savage. No glass is allowed on the outdoor patio.
Are there cooking facilities on site at the ELC?The facility is set up for catered or potluck type of events. There is no cooking equipment at the ELC. There is a small refrigerator onsite.
Can I bring in outside entertainment?Yes, however please note that if they are playing music outside, they must conclude by 10 p.m.
Can I bring my own food?Anything from family potluck to full catering is allowed at the McColl Pond ELC. All caterers must be registered with the MN Department of Health. If you hire a caterer who is not on the Vendors and Caterers list, an emergency contact form needs to be completed by the caterer and faxed to Savage Parks and Recreation at 952-224-3430.
Does my reservation time include set-up and clean-up time?Your reservation does include two additional hours (7-9 p.m.) for set up or a groom’s dinner the night before your event, or you can use this time to clean up the next morning (8-10 a.m.). All subject to availability. Some restrictions may apply.
Is smoking tobacco allowed on site?All City facilities are tobacco-free. There is a designated smoking area at the east side of the back parking lot, identified by signage.
Is there a staff person at the facility during my event?One to two staff members may be on site for assistance during your event.
What are renters clean-up responsibilities?
- You will be given a Check-out List
- All garbage needs to be gathered and taken out to the garbage shed structure on the north side of the facility. Renter does not need to do anything with outdoor patio trash.
- Clean tables and chairs and return to storage closet.
- Sweep and mop floors as needed. Cleaning supplies are included and are on site.
- Bathrooms should be wiped down and garbage removed.
The renter will receive a complete checkout list along with the key.
What can I decorate?Table top decorations, floor and window accents, and flameless candles are encouraged. Fog/smoke machines are prohibited.
Where do I pick up/drop off the key?The renter is responsible for picking up the key from the Parks and Recreation office at the Public Works building at 13770 Dakota Ave., during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. For weekend events, keys will need to be picked up the Friday before unless other arrangements are made.
Will there be any other events going on during my event?There will not be anyone else using space at the McColl Pond ELC, however there may be other activities or events happening within the Savage Community Park. These will not interfere with your event, and there is a designated parking area directly in front of the ELC for guests to park.