Looking to host a Bar Mitzvah? Is your child’s Bat Mitzvah around the corner? Here are eight tips for finding the perfect Bar Mitzvah venue for your family.
Tip #1: Do your homework to find your Bar Mitzvah Venue.
When looking for the perfect venue, do your homework when searching for the right place. Booking an perfect venue for your event is important to have a successful event. Look online, ask friends, and search social media for some good venue rentals. There are many great Venue rentals in Los Angeles or any big city, you just have to find the right ones.
Looking at Google Reviews or Yelp will also help you see what other clients thought of their experience. Choosing the cheapest option may not always be the best because you will get what you pay for. Look at pictures from other events to see what a space looks like. The more research you do, the easier it will be for you to make a decision.
Tip #2: Solidify your guest list for your Bar Mitzvah Venue.
One of the questions you will need to answer before you select a rental venue is how many guests will be attending. This number will dictate whether you will need a small venue or a larger space. Both options have pros and cons, but you will need to know a range of the number you are expecting to select the right venue.
If you choose a venue that is small and you have too many guests, the space will feel cramped and uncomfortable. If you select a larger venue and enough guests don’t come, your event may feel empty and awkward. Make a list of how many people you anticipate to come and work from that list.
Tip #3: Confirm your budget for your Bar Mitzvah Venue.
Booking a venue can be expensive. You will want to select the budget for your event before you start looking for a venue. Some venues will give you a set price, but other more expensive venues tend to have a wide range of price options. Know how much you are willing to spend so you do not waste time looking at venues you cannot afford.
Keep in mind, most venues have a booking price, but they also include other fees you will need to be aware of. Here are some things you will have most likely have to factor in:
- Booking Deposit
- Cleaning Fee
- Security Fee
- Security Deposit (Refunded after event if no damages)
Tip #4: Visit the Rental Venue for your Bar Mitzvah Venue.
When you are looking to find the perfect venue for your Mar Mitzvah, make sure to go look at the venue in person. If you are not able to see it in person for yourself, send someone from your family! Pictures and even venues can be deceiving. You do not want any surprises on the day of your event.
Visiting the venue also allows you to talk to the on-site team which can be very helpful. Make a list of questions you have about the venue so you can get all those answered before booking the site. With a Bar mitzvah, there tends to be a lot of set up so make sure the venue will give you adequate time to prepare for party.
Tip #5: Book your Bar Mitzvah Venue early!
The earlier you can book your event, the better. When you book your party early, the chances of your dates being available is higher. Many times venues will also give you a considerable discount when booking an event earlier. We are always willing to plan a party last minute, but it can be more expensive and way more stressful. Book early!
Tip #6: Ask your friends and family where they hosted their Bar Mitzvah.
The greatest place to find the perfect venue for your Bar Mitzvah is from your friends and family! Where did they have their Bat Mitzvah? Where did they host their last Bar Mitzvah? Find out from them and go visit those locations. Of corse, unless they had a bad experience, then don’t visit those ones!
Tip #7: Ask the right questions to this venue staff.
Each family has house rules. The same is true with venues. Each venue will have a list of house rules for their location. Make sure to ask the right questions before booking your event. You want to make sure the venue you are looking at is able to host your party with all the things you want to do. Here are some question you will need to ask the event staff:
- What time can we load in?
- How many people can fit in this location?
- Can we prepare food in this venue? What are my options?
- Can we bring in our own vendors?
- Do you have preferred vendors?
- Do you have AV tech/sound equipment?
- What furniture is available? Can I bring in more?
Tip #8: Have a variety of dates to choose from for your Bar Mitzvah Venue.
The earlier you book, the more likely your date will be available to book. However, if you have a range of dates to choose form this opens up your options as well. If you are not set on one particular date, come in with a range of dates to book your next event. Sometimes weekends are more expensive to book. If you are willing to host an event on a weekday, this might help your budget as well.
We hope this article helps you find the perfect Bar Mitzvah venue. Here is another great article to help you find the right location for you. Happy planning!
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: Is furniture included with most events?
A: While most venues will have tables, chairs, and furniture, these items are not always included with the base package of renting a venue. Make sure to ask what is included with your price ahead of time. Ask about all furniture items you would like to use.
Q: Do most even spaces in Los Angeles have parking?
A: Parking can be very difficult to find in Los Angeles. Some venues will have free parking while others will have a paid parking lot. Parking can range between $2 all the way up to over $20. Many people in the city will use a ride sharing app like Uber or Lyft to come to your event.