Inexpensive party venues
I'm helping a friend plan her daughter's bat mitzvah (big party for 13 year old and parents combined.) we are looking for a venue in greater boston that could hold about 150- 200 people, and I'd be soooooo thrilled if we could keep the cost under $25,000
Any ideas from you guys, whom I know are the experts would be extremely appreciated!!!
Thanks soo much,
You'll want to call the State House and ask for their list of historic venues for event rental. If you go to a hotel, they take care of everyhing, but if you just rent an event space, you'll need to bring in caterer,table and chairs, china etc.; florist, music etc. I don't know current rental rates, but for lower cost venues,look into:
Camb. Multicultural Center
Museum of Industry in Waltham
Brooksby Farm, Peabody
I recently threw a party for 300 at an Elks club. The room was HUGE and really nice and it was in the $200-300 range for 6 hours.. AND that included all tables/chairs AND bartenders for a cash bar.. (they make most of their money on the booze but drinks were still cheaper than restaurants/clubs. Saves a ton of money that way as you dont have to buy lots of bottles of booze that dont get finished.
Places like Spinelli's on Route 1 or Montvale Plaza on Montvale Ave in Stoneham are an all in one function spaces large enough for 200 people and where you can most likely get the entire food/hall for well under 25K. There are also places you can rent, such at 2 Seaport Lane (2 level lobby area very pretty and unusual for an event) where you may be able to get it also for well under 25K. What area of Greater Boston are you looking at? Check out a few catering websites and see what venue's they cater at and go from there.