Currently Rio Vista does not have parking areas for food trucks.
Are linens provided in my rental fee?
The Rec Center currently does not have linens for use.
Can I bring in my own food?
All food served at Rio Vista must be purchased from a Maricopa County Department of Health Services licensed catering company, restaurant or packaged items from a grocery store. No home prepared food is permitted.
Can I charge guests an entrance fee for my event?
The lessee would be charged the commercial hourly rate if the lessee is charging entrance fees or selling products during event.
Can I have alcohol at my event?
Alcoholic beverages must be purchased and served from Rio Vista's approved Vendor. Consumption of alcohol is restricted to the Lakeview Room, Patio, Brook Rooms, and Riverside Room.
Can I have my ceremony on the patio?
Our inviting patio space overlooking the lake has a beautiful view for wedding ceremonies. Currently we do not have equipment for outside use, however our bar top tables are permitted. Outdoor equipment can be rented from a vendor provided they pick up their equipment on the same night.
Can I reserve just one hour for a meeting?
There is a (4) hour minimum for reservations Friday-Sunday and (2) hour minimum for reservations Monday-Thursday.
Can I stop by anytime to view the rental rooms?
You can make an appointment by calling the front desk at 623-773-8600 to ensure the room is available.
Can I use candles for decorations during my event?
Open flames are not allowed in or around facility. Flameless battery operated candles are suggested.
Do you have a dance floor?
Currently Rio Vista does not provide a dance floor. A dance floor can be rented by an outside vendor but will need to be dropped off/set-up and picked up/removed during the contracted time.
Do you provide any discounts?
Currently Rio Vista has a City of Peoria Resident discount and Non Profit Discount.
Does Rio Vista set up my decorations?
A room diagram is given to lessees at the time of booking and turned in for review 10 days prior to event. Staff will set up table and chairs according to the layout. All other decorations are set up by the lessee.
How early can I set up for my event?
Groups or organizations using the facility must book and plan for set-up and clean-up time included in their contracted time. This includes vendors ie. D.J./caterers.
How late can I have my event?
Space can be rented until 10:30pm Monday-Saturday and 8pm on Sundays. A $50 surcharge is assessed per hour for rentals running past facility hours.
How much do I pay to reserve a room?
At the time of booking, you will pay the damage deposit plus two hours of rental time. The remaining fees are due 90 days prior to your event. If you are booking an event that is less than 90 days away, full payment is due.
If I reserve the Lakeview Room, do I get access to the patio?
If you reserve the full room, you have full access to the patio. If you reserve half the room, only half the patio is guaranteed.
Is there enough parking for my event?
Parking is available but cannot be guaranteed within close proximity to the facility.
What do I need to reserve a rental room at Rio Vista Recreation Center?
To complete a contract you will need a Government issued Photo I.D., proof of residency if Peoria resident or documentation of 501'(3). Reservations are accepted Monday-Friday between 8:00am-8:00pm. Please call the front desk at 623-773-8600 to schedule an appointment.
What happens if I cancel my reservation?
Cancellations requested prior to 90 days of the event will receive a full refund of the damage deposit and the rental fees. Cancellations requested between 60-90 days will receive a refund of half the damage deposit paid and the total of rental fees paid. Cancellations less than 60 days from the event will forfeit their deposit and receive a refund for the rental fee only.
What is included when I reserve a room?
Tables, chairs, AV, Projector, Stage, podium, and microphones are available without charge during your rental. We provide bar top tables for patio use but all other equipment must remain inside the facility.
What type of license does my catering company need?
A Class 5 Catering License provided by Maricopa County Department of Health Services.
When is my deposit refunded?
The following business day, provided no damage has occurred, no items are missing, there have been no infractions of the rules, or the contract time has not been exceeded, the security deposit will be refunded. The refund will be mailed within 3-4 weeks by City check if cash or check has paid the deposit. If the deposit was paid by credit card, the card will be credited within 5-7 business days after the event has concluded.