Before you Rent a Hall… What you need to know + a list of local halls.

Photo Source: The Kove Banquet Hall   Throwing a party for your child is a really special and exciting time for both of you.  You want to make sure everyone is invited plus maybe family.  However, you may not be  comfortable having all those people in your home.  So, what do you do? You always have options.  You could […]

Photo Source: The Kove Banquet Hall

 

Throwing a party for your child is a really special and exciting time for both of you.  You want to make sure everyone is invited plus maybe family.  However, you may not be  comfortable having all those people in your home.  So, what do you do?

You always have options. 

  1. You could look into banquet halls but they tend to be pricey.
  2. You could scale back on your guest list but then you may feel bad for not inviting everyone you wanted.
  3. You could have your party in a park
  4. or, you can rent a hall.

Renting a hall can be a great alternative when you want to invite a lot of people to your party but don’t want them in your home or want to risk the weather with your party in a park.

Jessie’s Party Stop shares with you some tips to keep in mind when locating the right hall for you and we have a list of local fire halls for rent in South Jersey.

THE BASICS

Most Halls rent only the space, tables, chairs and kitchen space.  They do not include linen’s, napkins, table skirts, flatware, serving utensils, serving dishes /chaffing dishes, china, glasses and any other basic needs for your party.  They also tend not to offer food and drink options or a party host.

SERVICE-WARE AND LINENS

When you rent a hall, keep in mind, you will need to supply your own service ware, linens, food, drink, host, decorations and music

Depending on the type pf party you are throwing, you may be happy to buy your own plastic table clothes and paper service ware.  If you are looking to host a more formal party, rental companies are a good option.  They supply all the table linens including napkins, chaffers, silverware, serving utensils, serving dishes, plates, cups, glasses and everything else you will need to use for a party.  Find yours in Jessie’s Party Stop’s directory of rentals.

FOOD

When thinking about the amazing food you want to serve for your party, you have a couple of options.  You can make the food, order food from a local restaurant or order from a caterer.   Some caterers will even provide hosts and servers at an additional cost.

DRINKS

In case you want to include alcohol at your party, I advise asking the hall you are renting about their policy on serving alcohol.  Some allow BYOB, some don’t, some ask that you sign a waver, and some come with a bar.

DECORATIONS

A Party does not feel like a party unless it is beautifully decorated.  To save money decorating your party, you can buy your own and decorate the space yourself.  If there is enough left in your budget to hire a party planner, they can come in and decorate it for you.  Your decoration check list may include:  Centerpieces, balloons, streamers, flowers, banners, food labels, buffet, dessert table, photo back drop, gift table, props to fill out the space, especially if your party is a theme.

MUSIC

Parties always come to life with music.  There is nothing more awful than being at a party with dead sound.  If you are being budget cautious, bring your own iPod and a speaker.  Many speakers are loud enough to cover a small space that would hold a party up to 100 people.  You can even create your own playlist at home and download it on to your iPod to make the music mix sound more professional and seamless.

For those parents who would rather leave the music up to the professionals, there are lots of amazing DJ’s in South Jersey that would have a blast at your party! Find yours in Jessie’s Party Stop’s directory of DJ’s.

ENTERTAINMENT

Parties get boring awfully quick if there is no entertainment.  For the budget friendly family, you can create your own games and activities for your child’s party.  Jessie’s Party Stop has a host of themed party blogs that are filled with fun activities and games for many themed birthday parties.

Your other option is to hire an entertainer to come to your party.  You have many kinds of party entertainers to choose from in South Jersey.  Kids part entertainers range from traditional clowns and magicians to the more unusual like, exotic animal and petting zoo party entertainers, painting parties, sing-a-long music parties, discos, science, lego and more.

Ok, now that we got through all the what you need to knows…

Here is a list of some of the Fire Halls in South Jersey by county that rent their halls for parties.

Brooklyn Fire Dept.

856- 419-7692

In addition to the tables and chairs, Included in Price: Call for more information

Chews Landing Fire Dept.

856-227-5907

In addition to the tables and chairs, Included in Price: Call for more information

Oaklyn Fire Dept.

856-858-1333

In addition to the tables and chairs, Included in Price: Hall, Tables, Seating, Access to kitchen, Bar, (Alcohol included: BYOB, Must be through bar, bartender, limited soda and cups.  $4.00 per person over age of 21.)

Cherry Hill Fire Dept. 2 – The E Lounge. 

 (856) 768-7666

UPSCALE Hall for rent,

In addition to the tables and chairs, Included in price: catering, dish ware and flatware is included.  Linens are not.

Thorofare Fire Hall

(856) 845-9210.

In addition to the tables and chairs, Included in Price: Soda, Cups and Ice is included in the price.

Ambulance Hall

856-228-5995

In addition to the tables and chairs, Included in Price: Host behind the bar, Ice, solo cups, soda, and kitchen

Aura Fire Co.

856-881-3268

In addition to the tables and chairs, Included in Price: Call for more information

Some of the local community centers include:

Semper Marine Detachment

856-692-4300

In addition to the tables and chairs, Rental Includes: Commercial Kitchen

Knights of Columbus

856-696-0037

In addition to the tables and chairs, Rental Includes: Call for more information

Newfield Terrace Community Center

856-694-0548

In addition to the tables and chairs, Rental Includes: Call for more information

The Kove

(856) 546-0800

In addition to the tables and chairs, Rental Includes: Call for more information

There are also many community centers and churches that rent out their halls. To learn more about Halls and Community Center for rent in South Jersey, Call Jessie: 856-270-8909

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