Bar Party Room Rentals?
December 21, 2015 9:21 am at 9:21 am #1107569
I am seeking advice on where I should host a party for about 60-90 people in the Short North/Arena/Grandview/Campus area. Do you know of any party rooms that are free or fairly cheap to rent? We were hoping to have a bartender for drinks and bring our own snacks. Any suggestions that I could look into would be sincerely appreciated!!!December 21, 2015 1:16 pm at 1:16 pm #1107600
Free or low cost space for rent that involves alcohol is almost impossible to find. It’s because the space has to be licensed and insured to serve alcohol. Plus you usually have to pay for the setup and clean up of the room and any staff necessary to run the event. The local breweries are your best choice for a space that serves alcohol and allows you to bring in your own food because most of them don’t offer their own foodservice. Most of them have private or semi-private spaces available. Some can accommodate your group outside of normal operating hours. Another choice might be something like an American Legion. I know members families are allowed to use the space for little to no cost.December 21, 2015 2:34 pm at 2:34 pm #1107615
Seventh Son rents their back room for pretty cheap. I’m not sure what the max capacity is though.December 21, 2015 4:26 pm at 4:26 pm #1107624
I know Strongwater has a very nice party room, but I don’t know their rates. It’s a little outside your target area, but not by much. Plus, that almost certainly makes it cheaper than a similar place in the Short North.
If you’re willing to do a little further south, I think Via Vecchia does reasonable rentals, based on the assumption you’ll be buying a fair amount of their product (wine).December 21, 2015 4:36 pm at 4:36 pm #1107625
I wouldn’t assume that just because Strongwater isn’t in the short north that it’s cheap. It is a full service event space, so you will have to meet a bar minimum, and you won’t be able to bring in your own food. Bringing in your own food will be pretty challenging anywhere that has a food service operation d/t liability issues. If you’re looking to bring in your own bartender and booze, that would probably also rule out a place that already has a liquor license…as someone already mentioned. Some places will consider waiving a room rental fee for nonprofits though…if that might happen to be the case.December 21, 2015 5:14 pm at 5:14 pm #1107627
I believe Wild Goose Creative is fairly cheap and allows for outside food and drink.
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