St. Mary’s Catholic Church
Parish Hall

Through the foresight of its past leaders, St. Mary's has a fine parish hall among its facilities, located at 209 Mulberry Street in Tipton. It is especially attractive to community groups because of its accessibility and the kitchen facilities. In response to interest in its use by non-parish groups, the following policy has been established.

The primary purpose of St. Mary's Hall is for the pastoral needs of the parish community, i.e. faith formation of its members, the social activities of the guild and the ministry needs of the parish not provided for by the Guild. Secondly, the hall is available for the needs of the parish community for family gatherings and such activities. These events take priority in scheduling.

208 Meridian St, PO Box 309 - Tipton, Iowa 52772  

   Phone:563-886-2506     Fax: 563-886-326

Phone 563/886-2506

Fax: 563/886-6326


St. Mary Parish Hall Tipton Rental Policy

Parish St. Mary’s Church “Parish, we us, our” as follows in this agreement.

Our facilities are available for use by registered and contributing members of our parish at the discretion of the pastor. Our facilities are also available to non-parish members. All use of our facilities is subject to prior approval of the pastor, including events sponsored by parish organizations. No rental requests will be considered for any purpose or event that is contrary to the beliefs and teachings of the Catholic Church. Reservations are made with the parish secretary.

Funerals as well as events sponsored by parish organizations will be exempt from rental fees. Funeral functions will take precedence over any and all other events. Rentals on funeral days will necessarily begin after 3pm. When scheduling an event, this funeral provision must be agreed to by the renter.


All rental fees are to be paid in full with the contract. All hall rentals will have a security deposit of $50, refundable if the hall is cleaned.)

Liability Insurance

Proof of insurance with the following limits and formats must be submitted by the renter with the rental agreement in the following amounts:

  1. If a business, non-profit or some other legal entity apart from an individual/family, a certificate of General Liability insurance naming Parish and the Catholic Diocese of Davenport at ‘additional insured” with limits of at least $500,000.

  1. If an individual or family, proof of Personal Liability insurance with limits of at least $500,000

  1. Professional caterers must provide a certificate of insurance of at least $1,000,000. and name Parish and the Catholic Diocese of Davenport as ‘additional insures”.

Proof of insurance in the form required above MUST be submitted with the contract PRIOR to use of Church property.

Hold Harmless

To the extent of your negligence and as a further consideration, you agree to protect, defend, indemnify, and otherwise hold harmless the Parish and the Catholic Diocese of Davenport including its departments, agencies, and commissions as well as its officers, agents, servants, employees, and volunteers from and against any and all claims, demands, liability, causes of action and expenses arising our of injury or death to any person or damage, loss or destruction of property which may occur or in any way arises out of any act or omission of you, your subcontractors, servants, agents, guests or employees.

Smoking and Alcohol

Smoking and the consumption of alcohol is STRICTLY FORBIDDEN anywhere on the premises, including the Sidewalks and Parking Lot.


Parishioners may use the dish soap, dish cloths, towels.

All other renters are responsible for their own supplies-paper goods, coffee, dish soap, dish cloths, towels, etc.

No nails, tacks, pins, tape, etc are permitted on any wall or ceiling. If candles are used, great precaution is to be taken to make sure they are well secured in candleholders and carefully supervised while burning.


No weapons are allowed on the premises


No pets are allowed on the premises with the exception of service dogs.

Tables and Chairs-Cleanup

Setting up and taking down necessary tables and chairs is the responsibility of the user. Everything must be put back as it was prior to renter’s setup (see layout posted on kitchen bulletin board). The user will be responsible for full cleanup of the facility, including floors, trash taken out. Also, the user will be responsible for locking up the facility upon completion of the event.