Rule breakdown

  • The Fish Hatchery is a public building, not a private event venue. The parking lot to the east and the restrooms in the vestibule may be used by the public during the event. You may not close the municipal lot for your private use without written permission from the City. The Fish Hatchery lot is included in the rental. 


  • The rental includes the following interior areas, which may be locked to the public if necessary - first floor reception hall, first floor kitchen area, second floor reception hall, and second floor restrooms.


  • Other events may take place during the scheduled rental in the areas nearby and adjacent to the building, as this is a public facility, surrounded by public parks and municipal lots.


  • A representative from the party must be on the premises at all times during the event. Renters may not prop the door open and leave the premises.


  • The renter is responsible for cleaning the Fish Hatchery after the event. The renter will reviewed the included Security Deposit Agreement and understand the expectations. If the renter does not meet these requirements, the security deposit will be forfeited. Cleanliness will be determined by the City’s third party cleaning entity and will be reported to the City Hall.


  • The renter is responsible for any costs for damage and/or cleaning that may exceed the amount of the security deposit.


  • There is no liquor allowed on premises. ONLY beer, wine, and champagne are permitted, but no sales, tips, or donations are allowed. 


  • Tents are allowed to be installed in the parking lot only if cement blocks are used. No stakes are allowed. Damages will be charged back to the renter.


  • Recurring events will only be allowed four events on the calendar at any one time.  Once the fourth event has passed, four more events may be scheduled. 


  • The Fish Hatchery is not available for private parties Monday through Thursday due to Village of Hartland Park & Recreation classes.


  • Smoking and candle burning are prohibited in the building. 


  • Food preparation is prohibited. Caterers are required to be used. There is a refrigerator available. The oven is for warming only.


  • Adhesive tapes on the walls is prohibited. Adhesive Marks or residue will be charged back to the renter.


  • Parking on the grass is prohibited.


  • There is no elevator.


  • There is no Wi-Fi.


The maximum number of people allowed in the building is 125 (including both floors). 

The fees are based on use of the entire building.  

The security deposit is refundable if the building is cleaned per the guidelines outlined on the back side of this form, and if the sound system cabinet is locked after use and no damage has occurred during use. 

The microphone must be turned off and placed inside the cabinet. 


If you encounter any problems with the sound system, please contact City Hall (262-646-6220).

To Reserve

To reserve building, click on the availability calendar at the top of the page.

Select a time. Not available Monday through Thursday due to Hartland Recreation events. 

Fill out the reservation form. Send or drop off the security deposit to City Hall, 500 Genesee Street, Delafield WI 53018.

City staff will confirm your time and date AFTER the security deposit has been received. You will be notified via email. If we do not receive your security deposit 7 days after the date of the application, your date will be reopened to another interested party. 


For more information, contact 262-646-6220.


If you are a non-profit, you may be able to request the rental fee waiver for the use of the Fish Hatchery. All requests for exemptions or waivers of fees must be submitted to the Park & Recreation Commission for each event. Requests will be reviewed at the Park & Recreation Commission meeting which is held the fourth Monday of each month unless otherwise noted.  

Food Trucks

  • There is a limit of 2 food trucks per event.

  • The truck may only be parked in the Fish Hatchery parking lot during the time of your reservation. Parking on the grass is prohibited.

  • You must pay the food truck vendor directly; no money may exchange hands from the food truck vendor and your guests, including tips.

  • No alcohol may be served from the food truck.

  • The food truck is not allowed to serve the general public. Only guests of your event may be served. This must be displayed on the truck at the point of sale.

  • The truck must be licensed with the health department at Waukesha County. The license must be displayed visibly to the patrons and police department at all times.

  • The food truck may not “hook up” to the fish hatchery building for power. The truck must be self-sufficient.

  • All garbage not directly related to the food sales (packaging, freight, grease, oil, cardboard, etc.) must be taken by the food truck and disposed of elsewhere. Only plates, cups, silverware may be disposed of on site.

  • Proof of liability insurance is required.

For more information, please contact Delafield City Hall at 262-646-6220.

Fish Hatchery Address: 425 Main St. Delafield, WI 53018

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