Selecting The Right Bar Bat Mitzvah Venue

Selecting The Right Bar Bat Mitzvah Venue

Shortly after receiving your child’s Bar Bat Mitzvah date, you will begin thinking about where to hold the celebration.

There are many things to consider…Does your family want to celebrate during the day, night or even twilight? Do you want a kids party with close family and friends or a big celebration with a larger crowd?

There are a variety of venue options ranging from hotels and country clubs to restaurants, sports facilities and night clubs.

We have options for you that will cover all types of celebrations.


Take a look below:



Crystal Ballroom at the Radisson Freehold
Contact: Tara Stokes, 732-780-3405,

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The Crystal Ballroom at the Radisson Freehold is the premier Central Jersey destination for unforgettable Bar Bat Mitzvahs. Add impact with ghost chiavari chairs and dynamic multi-hued LED ceiling lighting, which can be personalized to coordinate with your color scheme. Strike a pose by the fountain in the lush outdoor garden. Your out-of-town guests will love TripAdvisor’s award-winning hotel accommodations. Brand new gourmet menus include everything from a simple 4-hour Sunday Mitzvah package to the extravagant Platinum Mitzvah package.

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The Crystal Ballroom in Central New Jersey features a large dance floor, modern chandeliers, and tons of options to personalize your event 


Event Link NY
Contact: Melissa Fink/Liz Moss, 914-219-1601 ext. 368, or

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Event Link NY has teamed up with The GYM of Armonk to produce intimate or gala events within its unique and versatile space. THE GYM offers 6,000 square feet of multi-functional event space in addition to a cafe lounge perfect for private parties such as a Bar/Bat Mitzvah. Its high-energy, polished surroundings and vast ceiling heights make it a fun and memorable event destination.

Event Link NY is Westchester’s boutique event coordination team with over 25 years of combined professional and community experience in the sales, design, and marketing of traditional and non-traditional events. Event Link NY is devoted to organizing and executing any type of event format at THE GYM of Armonk.

Event Link NY sees beyond THE GYM’s luxury sports environment. We see a multi-functional event space that can be tailored to suit an intimate party or gala reception. We have the vision to see a unique and versatile atmosphere that can host a variety of events. We think you’ll see it too


Dave & Buster’s
Contact: Erin Jacobsen, 845-348-6006,


Dave & Buster's logo

Dave & Buster’s is here to help you and your family plan an event to be remembered as well as celebrated. Whether you are looking to host a formal, informal or unique party, Dave & Buster’s is the venue for you! Our facility has a multi-level private party room which is the perfect place to host your child’s special day! It comes with a stage, huge presentation screen, private bar, private bathrooms, and an array of A/V equipment. Best of all, it is located just outside One Million Dollar’s worth of Video Arcade Games! We offer 50,000 square feet of serious food and outrageous fun that guarantees your party will be fun, entertaining, and above all memorable.

Come see for yourself at our Bar/Bat Mitzvah Showcase on June 2, 2013 10:30am-1:30pm at the Palisades Center location. Please contact Erin Jacobsen 845-348-6006 for more details!

Located all over the Tri-state area:
Palisades Center-Rockland County – 845-348-6006, Times Square • 243 W. 42nd St., 3rd Floor – 646-495-2015, Islandia • L.I.E. @ Vets. Memorial Hwy. – 631-582-6615, Farmingdale • 261 Airport Plaza Blvd. – 631-249-0708, Westbury • The Mall at the Source – 516-542-8501


One Million Dollars of video arcade games and private party rooms with a DJ and dancing. The best of both worlds!




Pole Position Raceway
Contact: Sigal Negrin, 201-333-7223 x:215,

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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 



Michael Anthony’s Waterfront

Contact: Lora Green, 201-798-1798,

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Located on the water in Jersey City, New Jersey, our location sets the scene for every occasion. The panoramic views of extravagant boats and the New York City skyline around the marina are the perfect backdrop for your affair. Our expert Events Team will walk you through each step of your customized event. With our private and semi-private event spaces, we are sure to have the right fit for your Wedding, Corporate Event or Meeting, Social Affair, Sweet 16, Bar/Bat Mitzvah, Fundraisers and much more. Michael Anthony’s is the perfect oasis to make your event a wonderful experience from start to finish.

Michael Anthony's Waterfront themed blast

Top left photo: Enjoy a cocktail hour in the patio space that overlooks the Newport Marina and NYC skyline

Top right photo: Private Dining Room can seat about 150 guests with a dance floor

Bottom left photo: Michael Anthony’s sits on the Newport Marina surrounded by luxury yachts and boasts an amazing skyline view which sets the perfect scene for your event

Bottom right photo: Loft like decor makes a unique venue for your next event


Popstar Parties
Contact: Theresa Scotto, 212-679-2012,

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Rock star parties are all the rage when it comes to party themes. From American Idol to The Voice to X-Factor, people everywhere are captivated by singing talent shows. With Pop Star Parties, children and adults alike can be rock stars for a day at DeeTown, a premier New York recording studio located at 373 Park Avenue South in NYC, where stars like Miley Cyrus, the Jonas Brothers, Mariah Carey, and Mary J. Blige’s songs have been produced. Most recently produced is the song from Pitch Perfect, Cups!

Whether your special occasion is a birthday party, Bar/Bat Mitzvah, or bachelorette party, the voice and music professionals at Pop Star Parties will coach you and your guests as you become rock stars for a day. Hosts, just sit back and relax for a day while Pop Star handles every little detail to make your party a success.

Pop Star Parties

At Pop Star Parties kids belt out their favorite songs, then download the results. After a few vocal warm-ups led by local professionals, kids get fitted for headphones and record their own versions of pop hits (the birthday child gets to choose and do a solo). Pizza, beverages, paper goods, balloons, and a red-carpet entrance are provided; add-ons like a candy bar, a graffiti hat artist, VIP badges, cake, goodie bags, a round-trip limo and caterers make the party that much more over the top. Ages 7 and up


MetLife Stadium
Contact: Barbara Mastando, 201-559-1642,

Met Life Stadium logo

The MVP of Celebration! MetLife Stadium is the perfect venue to impress all at your next celebration or event. From VIP meeting rooms and a fireside lounge, to colorful field-side clubs, our spaces are sure to provide a unique and memorable experience. Our brand-new, state-of-the-art facility offers multiple indoor and outdoor spaces, world-class amenities and an impressive array of culinary options. With the ability to accommodate gatherings as small as 100 to as large as over 80,000, see for yourself why MetLife Stadium is in a field of its own.

As you can see from the photos above, the sky is truly the limit here at MetLife Stadium! Our team of experts created this most memorable field event and can do the same for your special celebration!


Contact: Yossi, 201-224-2211,

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Overlooking the New York City Skyline from the George Washington Bridge to the Empire State Building and the Hudson River, The Palisadium offers spectacular panoramic views to accompany its chic and lavish décor. Located along the Palisades Cliffs, adorned by aesthetic gardens and a dazzling semblance, The Palisadium bestows elegance and grace with grand demeanor.

Having undergone a multi million dollar renovation, The Palisadium now offers a Grand Ballroom, Skyline Ballroom, and Riverview Room. Superlative American, Latin, Mediterranean and Asian chefs have transformed our menus to offer truly international gourmet cuisines.

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 The Palisadium prides itself in giving you personalized service and everything needed to make your event a spectacular one. We include a choice of chairs, linens, LED lighting, and a breathtaking view that will leave all of your guests in amazement


Hampton Ballroom @ Holiday Inn Plainview

Contact: Leslie Kolenberg, 516-349-1240,

 Holiday Inn At Plainview

Let us help you create the special event of your dreams, whether it’s a Wedding, Reunion, Bar/Bat Mitzvah, Sweet Sixteen or any other special occasion at the area’s premier reception venue! Our Hampton Ballroom offers an extraordinary space with seating up to 250 guests. From classic to unexpected, the Hampton Ballroom provides the ideal backdrop for your perfect day. Whatever your taste, allow us make your dreams come true with class, style, and elegance. The talents of our world class Chef allow him to tailor a menu to meet any needs, wants, desires and budget. We look forward to hosting your special day at the Holiday Inn Plainview.

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 Top left photo: Convenience for your out-of-town guests, sleeping rooms and venue all in one!
Top right photo: Your guests will make a grand entrance
Bottom photo: Our ballroom space can turn your dreams into a reality


 300 New York/ 300 Long Island
Contacts: Catrina Reid, 212-835-2695, for 300 NY and Joanna Rizzo, 631-271-0051, for 300 Long Island

300 Bowl logo

Whether you’re dancing the Horah at 300 New York or lighting the candles at 300 Long Island – no matter the tradition, it’s always more fun in our shoes. With state-of-the-art bowling lanes plus fun and affordable packages, what’s not to like?



 Our on-site event planners will help you select the right space, guide you through the extensive 300 catering 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 on how to get your party rolling


LIFE, The Place to Be
Contact: Steven Zukerman, 914-591-4400 x100,


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: Kosher catering, full service catering by Abigail Kirsch and casual menus provided by LIFE catering.

•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


LIFE is an innovative venue which 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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