Choosing The Perfect Bar Bat Mitzvah Venue

Choosing The Perfect Bar Bat Mitzvah Venue

Your child’s Bar Bat Mitzvah is a once-in-a-lifetime event. You’ll want to choose a venue worthy of such a celebration.

There are a few things to consider before you begin your search for an appropriate venue:

  • Decide on the number of guests you want to invite
  • Consider if you want to host a party for kids and close family, or a larger celebration 
  • Choose the time of day that best suits your family; is it a luncheon, an evening party or perhaps something in between?


There is a wide range of venue options to choose from these days. Everything from traditional venues such as hotels and country clubs to alternative venues such as raceways, bowling and GaGa. Even if you are working with an event planner, we encourage you to see the venue for yourself. 

We’ve provided a variety of venue options below. If you contact any of them, be sure to let them know you read about them on!


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Pole Position Raceway
Contact: Sigal Negrin, 201-333-7223 x:215, [email protected] 


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Create an unforgettable Bar Bat Mitzvah at Pole Position Raceway in Jersey City, located just 3 miles from Manhattan. Our indoor speedway, with the fastest all-electric karts in the US, is an 80,000 square-foot facility that features four private event spaces with state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment that can accommodate parties of 10 to 500.

Choose from one of our custom party packages or buy out the entire track by the hour. Pole Position Raceway’s professional catering partners offer a wide variety of food and beverage packages for your group event. DJ’s, photographers and other party offerings are available. Arcade games, billiards tables, and racing memorabilia throughout the facility makes Pole Position Raceway the perfect venue for an exciting and unique event.

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Pole Position Raceway’s 80,000 square foot facility in Jersey City includes private event rooms, open-air party mezzanines and state-of-the-art audio and visual equipment  


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Bowlmor Lanes
Contact: Joanna Toro, 212-680-0012, [email protected] 


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Whether you’re dancing the Horah at Bowlmor Chelsea Piers, or lighting the candles at Bowlmor Long Island – no matter the tradition, it’s always more fun in our shoes. With state-of-the-art bowling, plus fun and affordable packages, what’s not to like? 


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Our on-site event planners will help you select the right space, guide you through the extensive Bowlmor menu and oversee the execution of your event. And, no need to sweat the details, as our professional wait staff is on hand for every frame bowled. Check us out at for more information and how to get your party rolling

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Ultimate 575
Contact: Sherri and Lou Candel, 516-921-4242, [email protected] 


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Ultimate 575 is the perfect venue for someone who is looking for a more creative party than those they’ve been to in the past. Every party at this space has been different in both look and feel and that’s what brings the excitement and energy to each event!     


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“Perfect for your next Special Event…Ultimate 575!” 


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LIFE, The Place to Be
Contact: Steven Zukerman, 914-591-4400 x100, [email protected] 


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LIFE…The Place to Be, is a modern industrial event space on the cutting edge of special event venues. As Westchester’s first alternative to traditional ballrooms and event spaces, LIFE features 29,000 square feet of flexible event space, offering all of the conveniences and requisite technology of a full-service banquet facility.

LIFE offers three catering options: full service catering by Abigail Kirsch, casual station menus provided by LIFE, and outside Kosher Caterers. (Recommendations for Kosher Caterers are available)

•Accommodating Events from 30 to 500+ people • Ceremony Site Available on Premises • All Event Essentials are Included -Tables, Chairs, China etc. – No Need for Rentals • Permanently Installed Plasma & Projection Screens • 3,000 square feet of High End Arcade Games • 4 Mini AMF Bowling Alleys • Rock Climbing Wall • Laser Tag

We are located minutes from the Tappan Zee Bridge & 15 miles North of NYC

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LIFE is an innovative venue that sets the tone for any contemporary celebration. LIFE provides modern amenities, LED lighting technology, a state-of-the-art sound system, wireless Internet, permanently installed plasma and projection screens.

LIFE offers an abundance of fun for all ages. The space allows both adults and children to enjoy every minute of an event from dinner to games, with a separate area for adult cocktails with ultra-modern seating and lounge furniture.

LIFE is the perfect location for Bar/Bat Mitzvah celebrations and offers a range of pricing & services for everyone.

LIFE includes full-service event management so there’s no need for rentals and planning a LIFE event is seamless.

You must experience LIFE

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Benjamin Steakhouse
Contact:  Ali Saladin, 212-297-9177, 914-428-6868,  [email protected] 

The Sea Fire Grill
Contact: Hannah Newton, 212-935-3785, [email protected] 


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Planning an upcoming event? Benjamin Steakhouse and The Sea Fire Grill will surely impress your guests! Allow our expertise in cuisine and service to ensure your event is sophisticated, memorable, and flawless. Ideal for intimate dinners, corporate functions, or celebratory affairs, Benjamin Steakhouse and The Sea Fire Grill offers a myriad of spaces ideally suited for parties anywhere from 10-300 guests.  Contact our Events Department today!


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Sophisticated décor, award winning food, and beautifully renovated private event spaces

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Meadowlands Racetrack Entertainment
Contact:  Amy Rosenbloom, Jessica Wester, Cory Sciacca, 201-The-BigM, [email protected] 


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Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment is a state of the art entertainment complex. This new, beautiful venue features unique, upscale event spaces that cater to groups of up to 5,000 guests indoors and up to 10,000 outdoors. Individual venue spaces feature amazing views of the NYC skyline and live racing.  Hor d’oeuvres, action stations, buffet and seated catering selections are available for all spaces.

A most unique venue for a Bar/Bat Mitzvah.  Let our staff make your dreams come true. Look for us on Facebook and Twitter.


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Top Left Photo: New Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment

Top Right Photo: Sports Bar & Club decked out for an event

Bottom Left Photo: Gallery decorated for a party. Every event space can be customized to fit your tastes
Bottom Right Photo: Trotters, an event space with a luxurious Club feel


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Chelsea Piers New York 
Contact: 212.336.6777, [email protected] 

Chelsea Piers Connecticut 
Contact: 203.989.1005, [email protected] 


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For a fun and creative spin on Bar & Bat Mitzvah celebrations, check out Chelsea Piers – now with two locations, Manhattan and Stamford, Connecticut.  With state-of-the-art sports facilities and expert instructors, Chelsea Piers is an ideal setting for unique and exciting activity-based parties. Kids can enjoy basketball, soccer, dodge ball, flag football, rock climbing, batting cages, ice skating and more.  The Stamford facility also offers a super fun Trampoline Center. Experienced party facilitators oversee the kids’ activities, allowing adult guests to relax and watch the action while enjoying cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Finish off the night with dinner and dancing in one of the dedicated party rooms or, in New York, the popular Sunset Terrace with Hudson River views.  Experienced event managers customize each celebration, ensuring a perfect unique and affordable celebration you and your guests will never forget!

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Top Left Photo: Put together a dynamic and unique sports-themed party for your child and his or her friends at either the Field House at Chelsea Piers NYC or at Chelsea Piers Connecticut. Activities can include rock climbing, trampolines, soccer, dodgeball, batting cages and more

Top Right Photo: Both formal and casual receptions can be held at Chelsea Piers NYC’s beautiful event space, Sunset Terrace at Sky Rink. Featuring panoramic Hudson River views, the waterside event space can be personalized to provide you and your guests an unparalleled celebration setting

Bottom Left Photo: Chelsea Piers Connecticut’s experienced event planners can transform the facility’s infields, creating the perfect setting to round out the day’s activities and celebrate with dinner and dancing

Bottom Right Photo: Skaters of all ages and ability levels can enjoy the fun and excitement of ice skating year-round at the dual-rink facilities available at both Chelsea Piers NYC and Chelsea Piers Connecticut


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ALoft Mount Laurel
Contact: Chenoa Lane, 856-234-1880, [email protected]

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If you’re looking for one of the hottest NJ party venues, step into Aloft and find out what all the buzz is about! Bar Mitzvahs and Bat Mitzvahs ignite the night with customizable neon lighting, drop-down projector screens for videos, your own private VIP suite, LED light panels for life size photos and logos, and our all-inclusive menus that are tailored to fit your signature taste & savvy budget.  Awards: South Jersey Magazine’s Best of the Best Happy Hour 2012, Best Hotel Reader’s Choice 2013 (South Jersey Magazine), The Knot Best of Weddings 2010, 2012, & 2013.


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Celebrate in a sassy, savvy space and throw a party as unique as you are!

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Contact:  Elvira, 201-567-3810, [email protected] 




Space is a unique party space with all high tech games, extravagant entertainment, unique decor and customized menus. When you book your party at this venue you can expect FUN! We relieve all the stress and anxiety by having everything you need in-house! We know that this celebration is for 12-13 year olds and want your young guests to play the games, enjoy creative, fun food, chill in a lounge setting, listen to great music, dance and have the time of their lives!


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We are a one-stop-shop offering full event planning services including: exclusive use of 26,000 sq ft of SPACE, unlimited play on all video games, bowling, laser tag and Paintless paintball, incredible nightclub with lounge furniture (no rentals needed), DJ, Emcee and two dancers, delicious menu (custom menus available by an in-house chef), custom centerpieces, linens and all decor, plus professional and courteous staff to handle it all! All you have to do is show up!

Owned and operated since 2005 by Jim & Elvira Grau


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Atlantis Banquets & Events
Contact:  Tony Contignola, 631.574.8008, [email protected] 


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Your once-in-a-lifetime celebration not only deserves upscale kosher-style catering, but it also demands the whimsy and wonder that only we can provide in our one-of-a-kind setting.  Whether you’re looking for an intimate place for a quiet party, a large hall for hundreds of well-wishers, or a unique setting surrounded by water, Atlantis Banquets & Events is the right choice.

Meet with top event professionals demonstrating the latest in fashion, photography, entertainment, and much more while you tour the Sea Star Ballroom, the unique Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center, the Hyatt Place East End & Resort Marina, at our Showcase on February 26, 2014, from 6:00pm-8:30pm (hotel tours begin at 5:30pm).


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Top Left Photo: The ultimate coming of age party is at Atlantis Banquets & Events!

Top Right Photo: Our Coliseum Room, which can accommodate up to 290 for your banquet or reception, is perfect for a formal and dramatic event

Bottom Left Photo: The waterfront Sea Star Ballroom is located directly on the Peconic River and can accommodate up to 400 in a banquet setting

Bottom Right Photo:  Looking to create a lounge setting? The Aquarium’s Crab Villa display offers a dramatic transformation


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Bounce the Party Place
Contact:  John Iorio, 914-302-2403, [email protected] 

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Bounce The Party Place is a unique party venue in Northern Westchester; that caters to one event at a time, so our attention will solely be on you and your guests. We offer more than an event, we offer you a memorable experience that will always be with you. Our professional yet friendly event specialists will handle every aspect from the moment you pick up the phone till the time you leave the party with smiles. For more information please visit or schedule and appointment. Thank You.

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Top Left Photo: Plenty of room on our Dance Floor to do the Hora, We never put anyone in the chair that doesn’t want to be lifted

Top Right Photo: We have three TVs and a floor to ceiling projection wall. We show music videos, Zap shots and montages. Strategically placed so they are always in view

Bottom Left Photo: Nothing ordinary about Bounce. We pride ourselves with every party being unique. We can add an inflatable joust, a bungee bull or anything else you can dream up

Bottom Right Bottom: Your guest will have the time of their life. From the moment they enter till the end of the night: our staff has one goal to make your event a memorable one


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Atlantic Grill
Contact: To plan an event please call 212-331-0328 or email [email protected]

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An elegant and refined urban brasserie, Atlantic Grill Lincoln Center is the ideal location for your Bar/Bat Mitzvah. With flexible spacing, the venue can accommodate a cocktail hour and sit-down dinner along with designated kid and adult areas for up to 300 guests. From kid-friendly menus and DJs to photo booths and magicians, our expert event planners work closely with you to make sure your event is truly unforgettable.


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  Atlantic Grill Lincoln Center, located on 49 W. 64th Street at Broadway


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