Booking | Food & Drink | Hours | Deposit | Tables & Chairs | Cleanup
BOOKING AND PAYMENT
How do i “Reserve MY DATE” ?
A contract is completed. Half of the contract amount is due upon signing and the remaining half is due no later than 45 days before your event date.
can i “hold A date”?
If you are not ready to book your event but want to “hold” your date – we require a $250 non-refundable deposit to hold your date for 14 days. $150 will be applied to the final contract; $100 will not be applied. If a contract is not completed within 14 days, the $250 is lost and the date becomes available to others.
can i cancel my event after signing the contract?
Yes – but there are cancellation penalties that are covered in our contract.
can we change our event date?
Once booked, the date can only be changed if the new date is available and is less than 90 days after the old date. A $250 fee will be assessed. Otherwise, funds paid to date are forfeited.
what iF there is inclement weather?
how much is the security/damage deposit?
The security/damage deposit ranges between $500 and $1,000. Payment is due 30 days before the event. If not paid by due date, a $100 late fee will be assessed. If still not paid 7 days before the event – the event will be cancelled and funds paid to date will be forfeited.
what is the process for IDENTIFYING damages?
A pre-rental checklist is prepared and compared to a post-rental checklist.
Will there be deductions from my security deposit?
If damages or fees are assessed then yes.
when will i get my deposit back?
Within 7 days after the event.
Food and drink
can i bring in outside food and non-alcoholic drinks?
Yes – You are free to bring in your own food and drinks. If you decide not to use a licensed and insured caterer – you are responsible for kitchen and bar area cleaning.
Can i bring IN alcoholic drinks to serve my guests?
Yes – but you must use a licensed and insured bartender that is approved by BvHall. One bartender is required for every 75 people. Guests bringing in bottles must give them to the bartender (name placed on the bottle). Cash bars are not allowed. Last call for drinks is 11:00pm. Last pour is at 11:15pm.
Is a security guard required?
Generally not but BvHall may require a security guard for some events. The cost of the security guard will be $30 per hour.
hours of rental & operation
when can i begin my setup?
- Reception Packages gain access at 3pm and lasts until midnight.
- 10am access is an option available on Reception Packages.
- Party package are sold as blocks of time. The block of time begins when you arrive. Please allow enough time in your package for decorating, the actual party and removal of decorations.
how late is bridgeview hall open?
All packages must end at midnight or before – last call for drinks is 11:00pm. Last pour is at 11:15pm.
can we add hours to our package?
Yes – as long as the end time is no later than midnight. Each additional hour is $200.
IS bridgeview hall open on holidays?
Yes – except for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Thanksgiving. However, a surcharge will apply to other holiday bookings.
tables and chairs
are tables and chairs included in the room rental?
Yes – tables and chairs are included.
- 60″ round (seats 8 per table)
- 8′ x 30″ and 6′ x 30″ straight tables
- 32″ round bar height tables
- Attractive high end banquet chairs
is there an additional charge for cleaning?
No. After your event, cleaning is included in your package price. Anything that a vacuum, windex, hot water and soap will correct is covered under cleaning. Excessive spills, stains or damage to the venue will be considered “damage” and may be deducted from the security/damage deposit. If a licensed caterer is used, there will be no charge for kitchen cleanup. Otherwise, a $50 kitchen cleaning fee will be deducted from the security/damage deposit.
what cleaning should we do after our event?
A rule of thumb – what comes in, must go out.
- Event area
- Decorations taken down and removed from the venue.
- Tables cleared of decorations, plates and glasses and placed in trash cans provided (we will take to dumpster)
- Catering Area & Bar
- Refrigerator emptied and spills cleaned
- Microwave cleaned
- Food and drink items removed
- Stainless countertops cleaned
- Trash put in waste cans (we will take to dumpster)
Do you provide trash cans and liners?
Yes – they are provided at no cost.