Rye Private Dining & On-site Events


Thank you for considering Rye for your next special occasion!

The private dining rooms at Rye, conveniently connected to the Copperleaf Boutique Hotel and Spa, can accommodate a variety of corporate and social dining events such as private dinners, cocktail receptions, business luncheons, and more.

Chef Nick Morse along with his team, will hand-craft the perfect menu with select offerings that are customized to the seasons and your specific needs.


The private dining rooms at Rye can be transformed to comfortably host a variety of events. Depending upon the size of your group and type of event, the Autumn Room may be divided to appropriately accommodate your guests.



The Globe Boardroom

An executive room with conference seating for up to 14 guests. This room is perfect for hosting smaller professional business meetings. Offered with full or limited services and available for booking morning, afternoon, and evenings.  Equipped with Polycom Sound Station for conference calls and a projection screen.

The Autumn Room

The Autumn Room can accommodate 80 guests in its entirety, or it may be divided into two smaller rooms accommodating 40 guests each. Projection screens are available on each side and an audio system is available throughout.

The Lobby Bar

Just the Space

The private rooms at Rye are available with limited services. Carry-ins are not permitted.


Select your amenities to make your function stand out from the rest!

*Free Business Center          Note Pads & Pens         *Free Wifi Connectivity           Pistachios          House-made Pastries          Naked® Beverages               Skittles®                House-made Cookie           Bottled Water           Mini Bottled Juices          Mixed Nuts            Mini Bottles of Soda          House-made Granola Bars            M&M’s®            Whole Fresh Fruit         Easels w/ Flip Charts & Markers           Trail Mix


308 W. College Avenue, Appleton WI



JR Schoenfeld
Nick Morse





To discuss availability and pricing, please contact :

Charlotte Morse



Event dining space is booked on a first come, first-served basis. A minimum food and beverage charge must be met to reserve event space. An additional room fee may be charged to reserve event spaces. Final menu selections and a guarantee of attendance of all guests is required one week prior to the event. The balance of all remaining charges, including applicable taxes, gratuities, and service charges are to be paid in full at the completion of the event.


All events cancelled within 7 days of the event date will be subject to a charge of 100% of the estimated revenue. All events cancelled within 30 days will be subject to a charge of 100% of the room fee.


Customized menu selections are subject to availability and market prices and may require more advance notice. All food, wine, and alcoholic beverages consumed at the event must be purchased from the restaurant or approved prior to the event.


5.0% of total sale – room rental gratuity – paid to the Copperleaf Hotel.
5.0% of total sale – state and local taxes.
20% of total sale – service gratuity – paid to RYE service staff.
Room set-up/Cleaning Fee may apply based on event requirements.


Projection Screen $25.00
Speakerphone $45.00
Cordless & Corded Microphone $25.00
Digital Video Projector $175.00
Cake Cutting/Plating Fee $1.00/person



Our Cuisine & Philosophy

Simple. Fresh. Local. Hand-crafted. Rye is inspired by comfort foods and the seasons. We believe that our guests should enjoy exceptional food and this is why our menu preparations are continuously evolving. From our house-made breads to our ice creams, scratch cooking is how we do it. At Rye, creativity begins with the ingredients.

We use the freshest and highest quality ingredients available from our trusted purveyors. Our relationships with the most respected fish purveyors, farmers and food artisans in our local area and around the country, ensure that we receive the finest selection of ingredients – from fish and shellfish, to herbs and vegetables, and cheeses – something new arrives every day.

For that reason, last minute changes to your menu may occur based on seasonality and product availability, but similar ingredients will be substituted and you will be informed at the soonest moment possible.


Our Menus

We are happy to assist you in selecting a menu highlighting your favorite ingredients or preparations in keeping with seasonal availability and your event budget. Several menu formats are offered(see the following pages)ranging from a selection of  canapés, lunches or dinners, and a six-course Chef’s Tasting.


Dietary Restrictions

Rye offers vegetarian options for all courses. We are always happy to accommodate dietary restrictions and ask that you inform us in advance so that we may offer appropriate substitutions.

Composed Dinner Entree

Entr’ee \En`tr[‘e]e”\, n
The dish which comprises the main course of a meal.

All preparations and side dishes are customized, created, and planned by our culinary team utilizing the freshest produce and hand-crafted starches and sauces available the day of your event. Select up to three protein options. All proteins requiring a cooking temperature offered will be prepared medium. *Wisconsin would like us to tell you that raw or undercooked food may cause food bourne illness.


8oz Certified Angus Beef® Flat Iron Steak $20
10oz Certified Angus Beef® Ribeye $32
12oz Certified Angus Beef® New York Strip $32
6oz Certified Angus Beef® Tenderloin $29
8oz Certified Angus Beef® Tenderloin $36
16oz Certified Angus Beef® Bone-in Ribeye $42
10oz Bison Sirloin $42
Rack of Colorado Lamb $40


Split Chicken Breast $18
Free Range Half Chicken $24
Mapleleaf® Duck Breast $29


Pork Tenderloin $22
Kurobuta Pork Chop $26

FISH (Subject to Market Price and Season)

Salmon $30
Sea Bass $36
Lemon Sole $28
Swordfish $32
Ahi Tuna $36
Halibut $36
Flounder $36
Corvina $34
Day Boat Cod $24
Haddock $34
Monkfish $36
Red Snapper $36
Grouper $34

SEAFOOD/SHELLFISH (Subject to Market Price and Season)

Sea Scallops $36
Jumbo Shrimp $34
Lobster Tail Market Price
Whole Lobster Market Price


Mushroom Ravioli $22
Seasonal Risotto $22
Vegetarian Mac & Cheese $20

Menu prices are per person, subject to change, and do not include applicable taxes, gratuities or service charges.

salad course

Sal’ad \ săl´ad\, n. Raw herbs, usually dressed with salt, vinegar, oil or spices, and eaten for giving a relish to other food.

Offered in addition to and served prior to entree. Choose one. Salad selection will be the same for all guests.


Organic Mixed Greens with Sherry Vinaigrette $6

Classic Caesar with Parmesan Cheese & Croutons $8

Hearts of Romaine with Maytag Bleu Cheese Vinaigrette $8

Rye’s Tossed Salad with House Granola, Apple, Manchego Cheese, & Sherry Vinaigrette  $10

Chopped Salad with Smoked Bacon, Onion, Hearts of Palm, Avocado, & Creamy Maytag Bleu Cheese $10


Baby Spinach with Red Onion, Egg, & Warm Bacon Dressing $10

Warm Zucchini Salad with Toasted Almonds, LaClare Farms Evalon Cheese, & Lemon $10

Strawberry Salad with Pistachio Crusted Goat Cheese, Micro Greens, & Berry Vinaigrette $12

Roasted Beet Salad with Gorgonzola Cheese, Local Sprouts, & Walnut Vinaigrette $12

Tomato Cucumber Salad with Fresh Mint, Feta Cheese, & Lemon Vinaigrette $12

Poached Pear Salad with Organic Greens, Gorgonzola Cheese, & Sherry Vinaigrette $12

Classic Caprese Salad with Tomato, Fresh Mozzarella, Basil, Balsamic, & Toasted Pine Nuts $12

Crab Tower with Jumbo Lump Crab Meat, Local Sprouts, Avocado, & Citrus Vinaigrette $14

Menu prices are per person, subject to change, and do not include applicable taxes, gratuities or service charges.

Plated Desserts

Dessert \Des*sert”\, n. A service of pastry, fruits, or sweetmeats,at the close of a feast or entertainment

Offered in addition to and served after the entree. Select up to two plated dessert options or let our Chef create a display of desserts. Three options for $12 or Four options for $16


Vanilla Bean Creme Brûlée with Biscotti & Fresh Berries $7

Goat Cheesecake with Raspberry Puree, & Fresh Berries $7

Flour-less Chocolate Torte with Fresh Whipped Cream, & Raspberry Sauce $7

Warm Belgian Chocolate Chip Cookies with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream $7


Apple Frangipane Tart with Caramel & Vanilla Bean Ice Cream $7

Moose Tracks Cheesecake with Caramel, Chocolate, & Peanuts $7

Kahlua Pots de Creme with Creme Anglaise & Fresh Berries $7

Jack Daniels® Bread Pudding with Caramel, Apples, & Vanilla Bean Ice Cream $7

Lemon Blueberry Tart with Lemon Curd & Fresh Blueberries $7

Strawberry Shortcake with Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream & Strawberry Compote $8

S’mores Creme Brûlée with Cinnamon Graham Cracker & Toasted Marshmallow $8

Menu prices are per person, subject to change, and do not include applicable taxes, gratuities or service charges.

hors d’oeuvres, canapés, &  appetizers

Appetizer \Ap”pe*ti`zer\, n. Something which creates or whets an appetite.

Welcome your guests with a reception featuring a selection of small bites as a prelude to your meal or as a part of your cocktail party.

*Minimum order of 20 pieces per item please.


Vegetarian Crepe Rolls with Local Sprouts & Boursin Cheese $2.00/piece

Fresh Fruit Skewers with Minted Yogurt Dip $2.50/piece

Vegetable Gazpacho Shooter with Creme Fraiche $2.50/piece

Classic Tomato Bruschetta with Parmesan & Balsamic $2.50/piece

Boursin Stuffed Cucumber with Fresh Dill $2.50/piece

Smoked Salmon & Potato Pancake with Red Onion, Caper, & Creme Fraiche $3.00/piece

Blackened Ahi Tuna with Wasabi Aioli $3.00/piece

Certified Angus Beef® Tartare with Crostini $3.00/piece

Fresh Oyster Raw in the Half Shell with Jalapeño Hogwash $3.00/piece

Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail with Chives Cocktail Sauce $3.50/piece


Chicken & Goat Cheese Wonton with Spicy Apricot Sauce $2.50/piece

Beef or Chicken Satay with Teriyaki or Garlic Chili Glaze $2.50/piece

Chorizo & Crab Stuffed Mushroom Cap $3.00/piece

Wild Mushroom Bruschetta with Goat Cheese & Balsamic Glaze $3.00/piece

Lamb Kofta with Tzatziki & Red Pepper Jam $3.00/piece

Mini Crab Cake with Sriracha Aioli $3.00/piece

Bacon Wrapped Chorizo Stuffed Medjool Date $3.00/piece

Bacon Wrapped Bay Scallop with Maple Mustard $3.50/piece

Jumbo Shrimp with Spicy Creole Sauce $3.50/piece


Minimum of 8 people

Crudités with Fresh Vegetables, Hummus, & Pita Bread $5.00/person

Wisconsin Cheddar Cheese Board with Smoked Sausage $6.00/person

Artisan Cheese Board with Fresh Fruit $9.00/person

Soft Cheese Board with Dried Fruit and Preserves $9.00/person

House-made Charcuterie Board with Whole Grain Mustard $12.00/person

Customized Raw Bar with Fresh Raw Oysters, Lobster Salad, Scallop Ceviche, Jumbo Shrimp, & Caviar – Market Price

Mini Dessert Display: $10.00/person (Choose Three) Seasonal Fruit Tartlets, Chocolate Petit Fours, Specialty Cookies, Chocolate Truffles, Cheesecake Bites, & Mini Eclairs

chef’s tasting

Tast”ing \ˈtā-stiŋ\, n.
The act of perceiving or tasting by the organs of taste; the faculty or sense by which we perceive or distinguish savors.

For the ultimate dining experience, our chef will customize a menu for your special occasion. Mimicking the Chef’s Table inside Chives’ kitchen, this coursed dinner is offered for the adventurous foodie. The menu is comprised of the freshest ingredients selected that day from our top purveyors. Please inquire to make arrangements to have the menu designed to suit your dietary restrictions and allergies.


1. King Crab Cake with Apple & Shaved Fennel
2. Local Micro Greens with Balsamic Onion & Roasted Tomato
3. Seared Sea Scallop with Saffron Risotto & Lemon Aioli
4. Alaskan Halibut with Grilled Fingerling Potatoes, & Preserved Lemon
5. Colorado Lamb Chop with Mashed Minted Peas
6. Market Fresh Berries with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream & Chambord

Six Course Chef’s Tasting: One Amuse Bouche, One Salad, Three Mains, & One Dessert – $65/person (not including beverages, tax, and gratuity)

Five Course Chef’s Tasting: One Amuse Bouche, One Salad, Two Mains, & One Dessert – $57/person (not including beverages, tax, and gratuity)

Four Course Chef’s Tasting: One Amuse Bouche, One Salad, One Main, & One Dessert – $49/person (not including beverages, tax, and gratuity)

*Optional Wine Pairing available starting at $25/person

prix fixe packages

Quick and easy booking. Choose from our prix fixe menus.

$14 Casual Lunch

Casual yet gourmet. This menu can be offered as either a plated lunch or buffet style. All sandwiches are served with Organic Mixed Greens with Sherry Vinaigrette.

Add Chef’s Choice Soup of the Day for an additional $3.00/person.
Add fresh baked cookies for an additional $2.00/person.

SANDWICHES (Choose three or Chef’s choice)

Ultimate BLT with Avocado
Smoked Turkey Club with Applewood Bacon
Roasted Chicken with Apple & Brie
Chicken Salad with Craisins
Roasted Certified Angus Beef® with Bleu Cheese Mayo
Roasted Portabella with Garlic Aioli

$18 Two Course Plated Lunch

Choose One Starter or One Dessert to accompany the Main Course.
The starter or dessert course will be the same for all guests.

STARTER (Choose one)
Organic Mixed Greens with Sherry Vinaigrette
Rye’s Soup of the Day

Petit Salmon with Potato Pancake
Petit Mushroom Risotto with Parmesan Cheese
Irish Beef Stew with Mashed Potatoes

DESSERT (Choose one)
Petit Vanilla Bean Creme Brûlée with Fresh Berries
Petit Flour-less Chocolate Torte with Fresh Whipped Cream, & Raspberry Sauce

$24 Three Course Plated Lunch

The starter and dessert courses will be the same for all guests.

STARTER (Choose one)

Organic Mixed Greens with Sherry Vinaigrette

Rye’s Soup of the Day

ENTREE (Choose three)

Lemon Chicken with Roasted Potatoes & Lemon Butter

Certified Angus Beef® Flat Iron Steak with Mashed Potatoes & Red Wine Demi

Chef’s Fresh Market Fish *Based on market availability

Mushroom Risotto with Citrus Arugula Salad

DESSERT (Choose one)

Petit Vanilla Bean Creme Brûlée with Fresh Berries

Petit Flour-less Chocolate Torte with Fresh Whipped Cream, & Raspberry Sauce

$36 Three Course Plated Dinner

The salad, and dessert courses will be the same for all guests.

SOUP/SALAD (Choose one)

Rye’s Soup of the Day

Organic Mixed Greens with Sherry Vinaigrette

ENTREE (Choose three)

Chicken Piccata with Local Fingerling Potatoes, Green Beans, & Lemon Caper Beurre Blanc

Certified Angus Beef® Sirloin Steak with Mashed Potatoes, Vegetables, & Red Wine Bordelaise

Chef’s Fresh Market Fish *Based on market availability

Chef’s Seasonal Vegetarian Risotto

DESSERT (Choose one)

Petit Vanilla Bean Creme Brûlée with Fresh Berries

Petit Flour-less Chocolate Torte with Fresh Whipped Cream, & Raspberry Sauce

$45 Four Course Plated Dinner

The amuse, salad, and dessert courses will be the same for all guests.


Chef’s Choice

SALAD (Choose one)

Classic Caesar with Romaine, Croutons, & Parmesan Cheese

Rye’s Tossed Salad with Sprouts, Seeds, Dried Fruit, Manchego Cheese, & Sherry Vinaigrette

ENTREE (Choose three)

Pan Roasted Mapleleaf® Duck Breast with Crispy Potato Pancakes, Grilled Green Onions, & Blueberry Gastrique

Certified Angus Beef® Tenderloin with Truffle Whipped Potatoes, Sautéed Mushrooms, & Seasonal Vegetables

Chef’s Fresh Market Fish *Based on market availability

Mushroom Ravioli with Truffled Alfredo, Spinach, & Confit Tomatoes

DESSERT (Choose one)

Goat Cheese Cheesecake with Fresh Berries

Flour-less Chocolate Torte with Fresh Whipped Cream, & Raspberry Sauce

customized brunch buffet

[bruhnch] \ˈbrənch\, n.

Originating in England in the late 1800s. Brunch is a combination of breakfast and lunch, served buffet style and eaten usually during the late morning to mid-afternoon. 

Relaxed and balanced. A beautiful display of fresh brunch items. This buffet package can be customized to suit your tastes, needs, and budget. Bundle your menu from the selection below for a custom quote per person.


Cinnamon Pecan French Toast with Real Maple

Silver Dollar Buttermilk Pancakes with Mixed Berry Preserves

Wisconsin Cheddar & Chive Scrambled Eggs

House-cured Pastrami Hash

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

BYO Classic Eggs Benedict

BYO Lobster Benedict

BYO Buttermilk Biscuits & Gravy



Traditional Whole Fruit Assortment with Fresh Berries, Bananas, Apples, Oranges, & Grapes

Fresh Baked Pastry Display with Sweets such as Turn-overs, Croissants, Tarts, Muffins, or Scones

House-made Granola with Greek Yogurt & Fresh Berries

Seasonal Quiche Display including Three Varieties with One Vegetarian Selection

House-smoked Salmon, Potato Pancake, Caper, & Creme Fraiche

Breakfast Meats: Pecan Smoked Bacon or Sausage Links

Breakfast Potatoes: American Fries, Papas Bravas, Potato Pancakes, or Roasted Fingerlings


Croque-Monsieur with Smoked Ham, White Cheddar, & Whole-grain Mustard

Ham, Egg, & Cheddar Croissant

Chicken Salad Croissant with Craisins

Roasted Certified Angus Beef® on French Baguette with Bleu Cheese Mayo

Roasted Portabella on Dolce Pan with Garlic Aioli



Fresh Brewed Luna Coffee Station $3/person

Fresh Brewed Iced Tea or Lemonade Station $2/person

Orange Juice or Milk Station $4/person


$12 Continental Buffet

House-made Scones, Fresh Fruit, House-made Granola, & Greek Yogurt


$16 All-American Buffet

Wisconsin Cheddar & Chive Scrambled Eggs, Home Fries, Breakfast Meats, Toast, & Muffins.


$25 Premium Buffet

Classic Eggs Benedict, Cinnamon Pecan French Toast, Buttermilk Biscuits & Gravy, Home Fries, Breakfast Meats, & Fresh Baked Pastry Display


Coffee Display

$25/Gallon Push Pot / $15/Half Gallon Carafe – Luna® Regular & Decaf Coffee

break items

brāk /bɹeɪk/, [bɹʷeɪ̯k], v. To interrupt one’s activity briefly, as in we’ve been working very hard; let’s take a break.

Priced per person and offered at predetermined times throughout your event.

*Minimum of 10 guests please.

Organic Smoothies, Hummus & Vegetables, Mixed Nuts, Fruit Kabobs w/ Vanilla Yogurt Dip  $10/person

House-baked Brownies, Chocolate Chip Cookies, Chocolate Trail Mix  $8/person

House-made Berry Danishes, Cheddar & Ham Croissants, House-cured Meats, Baguette Chips  $8/person


Greek Yogurt Parfait, Antipasto Kabobs, Hummus & Pita Chips $8/person

House-made Guacamole, House-made Pico de Gallo, Tortilla Chips  $8/person

Key Lime Tarts, Mini Cheesecakes, Mini Chocolate Tortes  $10/person