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Dining

Meal Options

Buffet meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) are included

At Sunstream Retreat Center, event planners have a choice! We have 3 great dining opportunities for your group. All of our retreat packages include buffet style meals in our dining room; multiple entrees, salad bar, dessert, etc.  Looking to treat your guests to a special meal? Event planners can upgrade one of the meals to a sit and serve banquet with linens.  Of course no meeting is complete without snacks, so don’t forget about our extensive snack list! We do all of the work to prepare and deliver the snacks to your meeting space, exactly when you want it.


Buffet Meal

Included in Group Retreat Packages
Serving Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner

Buffet dining is standard in all retreat packages.  We offer self-service buffet lines for an all-you-can-eat meal at breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A breakfast meal typically consists of a protein, hot side dishes, cereals, fruit, and a beverage center of milk, juice, coffee, and water.  A lunch or dinner meal typically consists of multiple hot entrees, variety of side dishes, soup, salad bar, dessert, and a beverage center of juice, soda, coffee, and water.

Our Food Service manager will choose the menu with care based on the type of groups we have on grounds at that time. We do our best to accommodate dietary restrictions, however there are times where a guest may be asked to bring supplemental food in regards to their restriction.  All dietary requests are to be submitted to the event/group leader so the leader can arrange through Conference Services.

Our buffet, all-you-can-eat style of dining is a great way to please all members of your group!  However, this style of dining can lead to excessive waste at times, so we encourage our guests to take as they want, but to eat what they take.  We feel excessive waste goes against God’s call of us to be good stewards, and we know you would agree!

Buffet Dining

Included in Group Retreat Packages Serving Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner Salad Bar with Lunch & Dinner Buffets Healthy Eating Options Dietary Allergies Accommodated


Banquet Meal

Upgrade a Meal in Your Retreat Package
Sit-Down or Buffet Served Options

Our groups have retreat packages that include meals, but can choose to upgrade one of their meals to a sit-and-serve banquet for a special celebration or opportunity to fellowship. Meals can be prepared with table settings that are either casual or formal. Formal settings of china, crystal, special table cloths, table decorations, and well dressed staff serving each guest a plated meal in courses is available. There are many choices for banquets.

The holiday season is a great time for banquets, especially for churches, schools, or non-profit organizations. Each banquet meal is custom planned for each group. Please contact our on-site office to begin planning your banquet: (515) 275-3078.

Banquet Dining

Sit-down serve brunches, luncheons, & dinners Combine banquet service with a Day Meeting Special Holiday Menu Upgrade any meal in your retreat package


Meeting Room Food and Beverage Service

Delivered To Your Meeting Space
Options for All Ages & Times of the Day

It’s the idea of water cooler talk; people gather around food to fellowship! So let us help you get the most out of your retreat fellowship times. Let us handle all preparation and clean up, so you can focus on ministering to your attendees. You can add some extra comfort to your meeting room with a hot decanter of coffee, teas, or ice water; maybe a tray of fruit, vegetables, cheese and crackers, or fresh baked cookies. Think outside the box! Try our s’mores package during your group bonfire. Contact Conference Services about adding our food and beverage services to your event. Click here for a printable version of our meeting room food & beverage menu.

Meeting Room Food and Beverage Service

Hot & Cold Beverages, Snacks, Pizzas… Delivered to your Meeting space Options for All Ages & Times of the Day