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The Adelmann Event Center

Boise , ID
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622 W. Idaho
Boise, ID 83702 US (map)

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208-867-5119

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ABOUT US

The Adelmann Building,elequantly preserved, is one of Boise's most historic, beloved, and valued locations in downtown Boise. Orignally Stearn's Motor Car Co in 1906, this historic... Read more
The Adelmann Building,elequantly preserved, is one of Boise's most historic, beloved, and valued locations in downtown Boise. Orignally Stearn's Motor Car Co in 1906, this historic building sits on the corner of Capitol and Idaho, just one block from the Capitol Building.

The entire building's design was influenced by a variety of architectural designs. Most notably, is the Chinese influence found in the Pagoda Turret on the front corner of the building. a Romanesque style is evident in the arched windows that are floor to ceiling in length, while a German influence can be seen in the brick formations.

There are two ballrooms with beautiful chandeliers, Roman Windows, and Walnut floors, that require minimal touches of your personal style. We have a full service Mahogany Bar upstairs, and a seperate bar downstairs. Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
1
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
3
Describe your venue:
Ballroom, Banquet Hall, Historic
Describe the style of your venue
City, Rustic, Vintage
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
250
What event services do you offer?
Catering / Bar, Event Planning, Event Rentals, Outside Vendors OK
What catering services do you offer?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, Hors d'Oeuvres, Plated, Stations, Tastings
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s), Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What event items are available?
Audio Equipment, Chairs, Dance Floor, Furniture, Tables
What food and beverage items are available?
Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Wheelchair Access

REVIEWS

4.3
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.4/5.0
We had our ceremony and reception at the Adelmann and very happy that we did. Among other venues in the valley it was a fairly competitive price. We had our ceremony on a Sunday and had a smaller crowd (~50 guests including wedding party). We were able to have a practice reception AT the Adelmann which was very convenient. This location does not have a very easy "get ready" room however that did not impede on our plans at all, most can do without and we did. We had numerous compliments from our guests about the venue's appearance and staff's positive attitudes. The colors and lighting of the Adelmann melded well with our colors of Champagne and Tiffany Blue. The lighting in the summer afternoon can be harsh on some pictures but we managed. The Bartender was great and the staff was wonderful in the transition and clean up of their stuff. I was able to get things done from staff members if I needed anything. We chose not to include the second room and very glad we made that decision. It would have spread out our few guests too much. We had an outside DJ and it would have made things difficult with the second room.

My only look back and recommendations is to make yourselves more readily available, often times it took a day or two to reach out to the general manager and get a reply back. Also consider allowing outside catering for less of a fee. We enjoyed our dish that we had, and had good compliments on the taste but allowing outside catering would let couples choose more of their favorite dishes to have at their own wedding. I understand that's a large part of the income from having a chef on site but it diminishes couples choices on food that they may like as opposed to his cooking style as well as help with couple's budgets.

I worked primarily with Emily and she is a wonderful coordinator and worked with us the entire time on budget and planning.
Thank you
We had our ceremony and reception at the Adelmann and very happy that we did. Among other venues in the valley it was a Read more...
We had our ceremony and reception at the Adelmann and very happy that we did. Among other venues in the valley it was a fairly competitive price. We had our ceremony on a Sunday and had a smaller crowd (~50 guests including wedding party). We were able to have a practice reception AT the Adelmann which was very convenient. This location does not have a very easy "get ready" room however that did not impede on our plans at all, most can do without and we did. We had numerous compliments from our guests about the venue's appearance and staff's positive attitudes. The colors and lighting of the Adelmann melded well with our colors of Champagne and Tiffany Blue. The lighting in the summer afternoon can be harsh on some pictures but we managed. The Bartender was great and the staff was wonderful in the transition and clean up of their stuff. I was able to get things done from staff members if I needed anything. We chose not to include the second room and very glad we made that decision. It would have spread out our few guests too much. We had an outside DJ and it would have made things difficult with the second room.

My only look back and recommendations is to make yourselves more readily available, often times it took a day or two to reach out to the general manager and get a reply back. Also consider allowing outside catering for less of a fee. We enjoyed our dish that we had, and had good compliments on the taste but allowing outside catering would let couples choose more of their favorite dishes to have at their own wedding. I understand that's a large part of the income from having a chef on site but it diminishes couples choices on food that they may like as opposed to his cooking style as well as help with couple's budgets.

I worked primarily with Emily and she is a wonderful coordinator and worked with us the entire time on budget and planning.
Thank you Read less
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The Adelmann Event Center responded with the following comments:

Lovely and beautiful the day was! We thank you for trusting in us to make your day feel so special and complete.

I am pleased and so grateful to hear the compliments toward Emily's assistance and helpfulness..There are so many behind the scenes preparation and organization that occurs from planning, staffing, coordination of food and execution of all the plans that are arranged 30 days prior. At times can go unnoticed! I will be sure to share this review with her and let her know how appreciated she was.
Regarding the outside catering. Please know, if ever in the future you have a request for a different variety of food or ethnic choice, we have three highly trained culinary chefs that can prepare most anything you desire!
Enjoy the journey into your new chapter. We wish you the very best.
Karen
owner
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Kim
Wedding:
12/14/2014
4.7/5.0
We loved this venue for our wedding and had a great time. They delivered on everything promised and were very helpful with some of the special needs we had. Everything was delivered as promised and we had countless compliments on what a great venue it was. The only thing was that at times it was hard to get prompt communication, although we also understand it is the holiday season and thus a busier time of year. If we have cause in the future we will absolutely use this venue again.
We loved this venue for our wedding and had a great time. They delivered on everything promised and were very helpful with Read more...
We loved this venue for our wedding and had a great time. They delivered on everything promised and were very helpful with some of the special needs we had. Everything was delivered as promised and we had countless compliments on what a great venue it was. The only thing was that at times it was hard to get prompt communication, although we also understand it is the holiday season and thus a busier time of year. If we have cause in the future we will absolutely use this venue again. Read less
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The Adelmann Event Center responded with the following comments:

Kim,
Thank you for taking the time to appreciate and make reference to the effort, time and care that was given! It means a lot to us individually, and to us as a business!
Warm regards,
Karen
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.0/5.0
The Adelmann is a beautiful venue to get married in. Our ceremony and reception were at the venue and we had a wonderful time. The rooms are set up perfectly to transition from ceremony to dinner and then to the reception. I couldn't have asked for a better evening. The bar is a great hit as well since it's right next to the dance floor and they have couches for the guest when they need a break.

I have to agree with the last review that they do charge you for every little thing, so expect to pay a little more. I didn't mind but my only beef was the credit card transaction. I paid my final invoice and AFTER they ran the credit card they mentioned that I would have to pay their 3% transaction fee. I asked them if I could cancel the credit card transaction and pay cash but I didn't hear back from them until a couple days before the wedding and it was total chaos at that point and I didn't want to deal with anything else so I let it go. So after the wedding invoice there is a nice little couple hundred dollar charge on it for the fee. If you want to save a couple hundred dollars, pay cash, apparently the thousands of dollars you pay them won't cover their 3% fee.
The Adelmann is a beautiful venue to get married in. Our ceremony and reception were at the venue and we had a wonderful Read more...
The Adelmann is a beautiful venue to get married in. Our ceremony and reception were at the venue and we had a wonderful time. The rooms are set up perfectly to transition from ceremony to dinner and then to the reception. I couldn't have asked for a better evening. The bar is a great hit as well since it's right next to the dance floor and they have couches for the guest when they need a break.

I have to agree with the last review that they do charge you for every little thing, so expect to pay a little more. I didn't mind but my only beef was the credit card transaction. I paid my final invoice and AFTER they ran the credit card they mentioned that I would have to pay their 3% transaction fee. I asked them if I could cancel the credit card transaction and pay cash but I didn't hear back from them until a couple days before the wedding and it was total chaos at that point and I didn't want to deal with anything else so I let it go. So after the wedding invoice there is a nice little couple hundred dollar charge on it for the fee. If you want to save a couple hundred dollars, pay cash, apparently the thousands of dollars you pay them won't cover their 3% fee. Read less
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The Adelmann Event Center responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for your review and appreciation towards the Adelmann space and how everything was faciliitated. I know my staff will appreciate the kind words and thoughts.
I do agree that paying with a check or cash will definitely avoid the 3% service fee. Although it is noted in the contract that this fee will be assessed, I will make more of a conscious effort to mention it as well so that choice can be made.
Again, thanks for being a part of the Adelman family. I extend my very best to the new chapter of your lives!
Take care, Karen
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
1.4/5.0
PRO: The building has fantastic charm and little decorating was required.
CONS: The Adelmann staff and event planner that I worked with single handily destroyed my wedding day. How is that possible you say?
• We paid extra to have the lower bar open and to be available from 5-9 pm to serve guests.
• Our cocktail hour was from 5-6 pm. Our guests were turned away and told that they couldn’t serve them until 6.
• Dinner was an hour late. We specifically stressed that dinner had to be on time at 6 pm because we had small children and people with health issues. It was so important to us that we told them to start dinner even if we were not there.
• Dinner was served cold. We had both chicken and tri-tip steak. Chicken was supposedly good, the tri-tip steak was tough and cold.
• Bar tenders where not properly trained in pouring wine. Not a big deal if you don’t care, however when you pay for expensive wine and you take into consideration that their other venue is a winery… you expect the bar tenders to know what they are doing.
• Not enough staff was hired to work our event. We had 150 people and they hired two servers and two bar tenders. My DJ and photographer had to help bus tables and glasses to clear tables for dinner.
• Bar tender was taking shots and partying with my guests. She was rude to the women and was hitting on the groomsmen. My husband doesn’t drink and watched her poor the vodka and take the shots. She tried to lie about taking the shots… but the Adelmann has cameras.
• I had to pay extra for my DJ’s over time because dinner was late.
• Trying to get any type of refund for my event was like pulling out teeth. We saved for 4 years and waited 8 years to get married. I don’t wish this experience upon anyone and highly recommend going somewhere else for your wedding event.
PRO: The building has fantastic charm and little decorating was required.
CONS: The Adelmann staff and event planner Read more...
PRO: The building has fantastic charm and little decorating was required.
CONS: The Adelmann staff and event planner that I worked with single handily destroyed my wedding day. How is that possible you say?
• We paid extra to have the lower bar open and to be available from 5-9 pm to serve guests.
• Our cocktail hour was from 5-6 pm. Our guests were turned away and told that they couldn’t serve them until 6.
• Dinner was an hour late. We specifically stressed that dinner had to be on time at 6 pm because we had small children and people with health issues. It was so important to us that we told them to start dinner even if we were not there.
• Dinner was served cold. We had both chicken and tri-tip steak. Chicken was supposedly good, the tri-tip steak was tough and cold.
• Bar tenders where not properly trained in pouring wine. Not a big deal if you don’t care, however when you pay for expensive wine and you take into consideration that their other venue is a winery… you expect the bar tenders to know what they are doing.
• Not enough staff was hired to work our event. We had 150 people and they hired two servers and two bar tenders. My DJ and photographer had to help bus tables and glasses to clear tables for dinner.
• Bar tender was taking shots and partying with my guests. She was rude to the women and was hitting on the groomsmen. My husband doesn’t drink and watched her poor the vodka and take the shots. She tried to lie about taking the shots… but the Adelmann has cameras.
• I had to pay extra for my DJ’s over time because dinner was late.
• Trying to get any type of refund for my event was like pulling out teeth. We saved for 4 years and waited 8 years to get married. I don’t wish this experience upon anyone and highly recommend going somewhere else for your wedding event. Read less
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The Adelmann Event Center responded with the following comments:

With sincere regret!
There is responsibility that needs to be taken for the some of the circumstances that occurred. No explanations, emergencies or other would seem sufficient to alter the complaints shared. I do understand and I am deeply sorry.
I feel its important to know that there were behind the scene emergencies that did occurr..We handled them in the best and most efficient manner we could.
After a couple meetings with the family a financial adjustment was made and agreed upon, and truly felt a good understanding was accomplished between both parties.
I was happy to hear from various guests and staff that fun memories were made and that many laughs were shared into the latter part of the evening!
All were dancing drinking and seemed to have moved on from some of the occurences.
Thank you for taking the time to read this.
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Caroline
Wedding:
8/9/2014
4.9/5.0
The Adelmann is simply a gorgeous venue and was our first choice when we were looking. The building has its own charm and you can't beat their awesome bar! The staff is very helpful and accommodating. We really enjoyed working with Emily and she took the time to ensure our wedding went off without a hitch. Despite a few hiccups, The Adelmann quickly rectified the issue, but it definitely did not distract from our awesome wedding. The catering is incredible and our guests are still raving about the food! We also really appreciated that The Adelmann hosts frequent tasting events so you're able to try a variety of their food & wine before you prepare your own wedding menu. Overall, we would definitely recommend this venue. Thank you so much!
The Adelmann is simply a gorgeous venue and was our first choice when we were looking. The building has its own charm and Read more...
The Adelmann is simply a gorgeous venue and was our first choice when we were looking. The building has its own charm and you can't beat their awesome bar! The staff is very helpful and accommodating. We really enjoyed working with Emily and she took the time to ensure our wedding went off without a hitch. Despite a few hiccups, The Adelmann quickly rectified the issue, but it definitely did not distract from our awesome wedding. The catering is incredible and our guests are still raving about the food! We also really appreciated that The Adelmann hosts frequent tasting events so you're able to try a variety of their food & wine before you prepare your own wedding menu. Overall, we would definitely recommend this venue. Thank you so much! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Private User
Wedding:
5/5/2014
4.5/5.0
The venue was beautiful! Our wedding turned out exactly how we wanted. The venue has a great tuscan feel to it. The only issues that came up were we got stuck in between transition of managers so there were a few issues with being able to taste the food and being notified when the tastings were, but we were able to do a private tasting and everything worked out. The food was amazing and it was beautiful! The Adelmann is a beautiful place to do an event and the owner Karen is awesome!
The venue was beautiful! Our wedding turned out exactly how we wanted. The venue has a great tuscan feel to it. The only Read more...
The venue was beautiful! Our wedding turned out exactly how we wanted. The venue has a great tuscan feel to it. The only issues that came up were we got stuck in between transition of managers so there were a few issues with being able to taste the food and being notified when the tastings were, but we were able to do a private tasting and everything worked out. The food was amazing and it was beautiful! The Adelmann is a beautiful place to do an event and the owner Karen is awesome! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Emily was absolutely fantastic!!! Everything went off without a hitch!!
Emily was absolutely fantastic!!! Everything went off without a hitch!!
Emily was absolutely fantastic!!! Everything went off without a hitch!! Read less
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Laura
Wedding:
2/7/2014
4.8/5.0
The Adelmann helped to make my wedding perfect! Emily was a JOY to work with. She did everything she could to take away the stress of the day. There was no event the night before our wedding, so she let us come in the day before to set up as much as we could early. She had some excellent recommendations for how to help the evening transition smoothly. We had only our reception at the Adelmann, so we used the same room for dinner and dancing. After everyone ate and the toasts were given, her crew seamlessly broke down some tables as our guests refreshed their drinks and got ready for dancing.
The food was INCREDIBLE! We were so thankful that we actually got a chance to eat!
I never felt like the Adelmann was trying to "nickel and dime" me or upsell our decisions. I highly recommend this venue.
The Adelmann helped to make my wedding perfect! Emily was a JOY to work with. She did everything she could to take away Read more...
The Adelmann helped to make my wedding perfect! Emily was a JOY to work with. She did everything she could to take away the stress of the day. There was no event the night before our wedding, so she let us come in the day before to set up as much as we could early. She had some excellent recommendations for how to help the evening transition smoothly. We had only our reception at the Adelmann, so we used the same room for dinner and dancing. After everyone ate and the toasts were given, her crew seamlessly broke down some tables as our guests refreshed their drinks and got ready for dancing.
The food was INCREDIBLE! We were so thankful that we actually got a chance to eat!
I never felt like the Adelmann was trying to "nickel and dime" me or upsell our decisions. I highly recommend this venue. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Absolutely perfect! Beautiful venue, excellent catering, staff very friendly and accommodating. I didn't have to worry about anything.
Absolutely perfect! Beautiful venue, excellent catering, staff very friendly and accommodating. I didn't have to worry Read more...
Absolutely perfect! Beautiful venue, excellent catering, staff very friendly and accommodating. I didn't have to worry about anything. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Adelmann was an absolutely gorgeous venue, the staff were incredible helpful. Couldn't have asked for a better experience.
Adelmann was an absolutely gorgeous venue, the staff were incredible helpful. Couldn't have asked for a better experience. Read more...
Adelmann was an absolutely gorgeous venue, the staff were incredible helpful. Couldn't have asked for a better experience. Read less
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