Situated at 605 East 8th Street in downtown Sioux Falls is a building that is more than meets the eye. Monick Yards, a sweeping 12,000-square-foot event venue, fills the space of the former pipe supply company, Monick Pipe.

The venue is a partnership between the owners of Carpenter Bar, Highball Bar, The Treasury at Hotel on Phillips, and the owners of sister event venues, Convolo and Casetta.

“Partners Anne and Dustin Haber came across this building, and Dustin saw the potential for it to become an event space,” said Amy Boes, venue director.

“The building was going to be torn down with the plan of building something new, but it just didn’t work out,” Anne continued.

For the partnered owners, the space wasn’t the only aspect they loved about the building.

“It wasn’t only the space, but the location of the building establishing the opportunity to introduce an event venue in downtown Sioux Falls,” shared beverage director Brian White.

“monick yards is more focused on large-scale corporate events & weddings.” -amy boes

A full renovation of the interior and exterior of the building was underway when Boes and Angela Merritt were introduced to the project.

“The aesthetic at Amy and Angela’s other businesses was something that fit with our vision,” said White.

“It was a great fit when these two came in on the facility side,” added Anne. “They had prior relationships with existing event owners, and that was a big thing for us.”

Merritt continued, “We knew of the great job they do with their bars aesthetically and it all seemed to line up.”

The ascended ceilings are adorned with original wood features and expansive frosted windows, which provide a private, airy, and industrial space.

The raw aesthetic is softened by thoughtful touches like curated furniture and minimalist décor. Warm lighting was added to create a welcoming and elegant ambiance.

The space itself is versatile, divided into two distinct areas: The Grand Hall and The Reception Hall.

The Grand Hall is designed to host wedding ceremonies with an open layout that’s bathed in natural light and polished concrete floors, while The Reception Hall is suited specifically for hosting wedding receptions, cocktail hours, and dancing.

The interconnecting halls create a seamless flow of events and also offer a quick change of scenery for hosts and guests.

Boes adds that for corporate events, The Grand Hall and Reception Hall can be kept separated to fit the host’s needs and guest count.

For brides and grooms, designated suites the White Room and Green Room are the perfect spaces to prepare for the big day.

The bridal suite includes five getting-ready stations, a coffee machine, a mini fridge, and a lounging area, Merritt shares.

“There’s enough space for whole bridal parties because they’re there for the entire day, so it’s nice to have that landing spot for them,” she added.

Styled shoot florals were provided by The Flower Mill.

With such simplicity, event hosts have a wide range of options for customizing their events.

“We wanted to create something that’s interesting enough on its own and can be highlighted with décor,” said Merritt.

Additionally, The Grand and Reception Halls are equipped with built-in full bars operated by the mixologists of Carpenter Bar, Highball Bar, and The Treasury.

Monick Yards offers custom bar offerings and cocktail packages that are curated by a team of cocktail enthusiasts.

“We focus on providing prompt service, quality service, and quality cocktails and beverages at our three locations, and we want to make sure we deliver that at Monick as well,” explained beverage director Michael Mohr.

With White and Mohr’s 14 years of combined experience, the pair is ready to assemble a special cocktail menu, a champagne tower, custom cocktail selections, and more for any size event.

“guests can have an event here & have the walkability to hotels or other locations, especially after your event entertainment you can go down to phillips avenue.”
-brian white

“We make sure that we’re offering things that are feasible for the masses, but also ensuring that we can provide a fun and unique cocktail experience for all of our guests that come through,” said Mohr.

“On top of that we can still offer the basics,” added White. “We’re not above bringing in a keg of Coors Light to fit everyone’s needs; we can tailor to anything the customer wants.”

When it comes to food, the options are top-notch. Monick Yards is partnered with preferred catering businesses Vespa Catering, Chef Dominique’s, and En Place Catering.

“We chose leaders in the catering industry to provide the best service to the renter of the venue,” said Merritt.

A bonus for caterers is the large warming kitchen designed to allow them to provide a quick and quality meal.

Monick Yards is also equipped with state-of-the-art technology including video projections, wireless microphones, and built-in sound systems in each space.

“It’s great to see our corporate guests come in and utilize those amenities,” said Mohr.

You’re Invited to Sip & See

Grab a craft cocktail and tour the space at Monick Yard’s monthly open-house
February 22, 4:30-6:30 p.m.

A special aspect of Monick Yards is the abundant size for being in downtown Sioux Falls.

“When people drive by they don’t see how large the space is,” stated Anne. “When they get into the venue they see that it’s so different on the inside. What you’ll find here is shocking.”

Merritt and Boes offer monthly Sip and Sees, which are events to welcome the community and future renters to see the space and ask questions.

Boes described, “It’s a great opportunity for people to not peek through the windows, come ask questions, and it’s amazing for people who’ve already booked events with us to keep coming in as they’re going through their design process.”

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