How to Choose a Perfect Venue for a Bar Mitzvah and Bat Mitzvah

After you have set the date for your Bat Mitzvah or Bar Mitzvah, picking the venue is probably the next most important item you can do for this wonderful celebration. How do you pick the perfect venue?

THe first and most important thing to think about is the size. There are lots of venues that can hold a celebration of 50-75 people. Far fewer Birmingham venues can hold 300 or more.

Once you have added up the guest list, start to look for a number of venues that meet your needs. Items to consider include:

Can you use your own caterer or must you use the venue’s caterer?
Is there sufficient parking?
Is the venue an interesting place for your party?
Is the staff easy to work with?
Does the management understand how important this event is for you and your family?
Is there sufficient space for the meal, entertainment and dancing?
Is the price affordable?
What other amenities are available..i.e. LCD projector, Plasma Screen TV, Special Lighting?
Are there extra charges for each of the amenities?
Do you need a lot of decorations or is the venue charming enough to avoid having to purchase numerous items?
Is the venue easy to find?
Can you have alcohol?
What is the total cost?

You can probably think of other factors, but the above list include most of the questions people ask us as they plan their special event.

Woodrow Hall can offer you the choice of two separate ballrooms. The smaller one, The Magnolia Room, can host a weeknight or SUnday Bar Mitzvah or Bat Mitzvah for less than $500! This banquet hall is nearly a century old! It is over 1700 square feet and has a separate food serving room. That along with hand made “antique” tables, Chiavari chairs, soft lighting, and a selection of centerpieces four your use makes this room perfect for parties of about 100 people.

Woodrow Hall, the main ballroom, can accomodate 350 people and can seat 200 for a formal dinner. It has a large foyerfor mingling and cocktails. A stage, special lighting, a warming kitchen are also available for your use.

Outside catering is allowed in both ballrooms. Call Woodrow Hall at 205-243-4243 for a free estimate!

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