Venue Options For Your Child’s Bar Bat Mitzvah Celebration

Venue Options For Your Child’s Bar Bat Mitzvah Celebration


One of the first decisions you will make when planning your child’s Bar Bat Mitzvah celebration is choosing the venue.

With a wide range of venue options to choose from these days, you can select something more traditional such as a hotel or country club, or an alternative venue such as a raceway, bowling or a night club. Rest assured, you will find the right one for your family.

We’ve provided a variety of venue options below. 


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Bowlmor Lanes
Contact: Joanna Toro, 212-680-0012,  


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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. No need to sweat the details, as our professional event coordinators will plan for every frame bowled. Check us out at for more information on how to get your party rolling!


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


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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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Hampton Ballroom @ Holiday Inn Plainview
Contact: Leslie Kolenberg, 516-349-1240, 


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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 220 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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The versatile Hampton Ballroom can be transformed to create the event of your dreams


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Chelsea Piers New York 
Contact: 212-336-6777, 

Chelsea Piers Connecticut 
Contact: 203-989-1005, 


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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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Blue Water Grill
Contact: To plan an event please call 212-331-0328 or email


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The former Metropolitan Bank space, Blue Water Grill is a seafood and sushi-dining destination in the heart of Union Square. Offering flexible spacing with private dining room & full buyout options the venue is the perfect location for bar/bat mitzvahs with up to 450 guests. The multi-level floor plan makes Blue Water Grill a favorite for parents who can entertain adult guests on one floor and keep the activities for the kids entirely separate…including the dance floor if they choose!  Our expert event planners work closely with you on all the details ranging from creating kid-friendly menus to suggesting DJs and sourcing additional entertainment such as photo booths, magicians and more! Call today for more information and to arrange a site visit! 


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Blue Water Grill, located on 31 Union Square West at 16th Street


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Montclair Chill
Contact: Bill Dubiel, 973-337-8362, 



Chill is an exciting 9,500 sq-ft venue that offers a club/theater and a lounge with interactive games for private consumption. Chill’s state-of-the-art club/theater features intelligent lighting, incredible sound, stage and special effects.  Our lounge features pool tables, interactive arcade games, motion simulator and dance floor. Whether you are planning a Bar or Bat Mitzvah, Sweet 16, Corporate Event, Product Launch or Fashion Show, Chill offers unique possibilities that will create a memorable experience for all your guests.


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Top Photo: Chill Lounge

Bottom Photo: Chill Club


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Sheraton Eatontown
Contact: Denise Diaz, 732-544-2608,


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Every social event is special, offering memories for years to come. Make your Bar or Bat Mitzvah extraordinary in the Meridian Ballroom at Sheraton Eatontown. The Meridian Ballroom is unique in its décor, exquisite in its diverse menu selections; complete with staff dedicated to superb service every step of the way. Centrally located in beautiful Monmouth County, Sheraton Eatontown is easily accessible to all of your guests boasting 208 Rooms, Gazebo Garden & Patio, an indoor/outdoor pool, and two restaurants.


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Boasting it’s magnificent 5700 square foot Meridian Ballroom and beautifully landscaped outdoor event space, Sheraton Eatontown is the supreme setting for a day that you and your guests will always remember. Your photos will be absolutely breathtaking with so many picturesque locations from the grand staircase, garden gazebo, koi pond, and just minutes to the beaches & boardwalks. Begin your event with cocktails and lavish displays in our sun-filled Grand Foyer with spectacular views of the outdoor terrace. With extensive attention to detail and award winning cuisine, our talented staff will help you coordinate all aspects of your event making your experience worry free from the planning stages to the big day!    



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Benjamin Steakhouse
Contact:  Ali Saladin, 212-297-9177, 914-428-6868, 

The Sea Fire Grill
Contact: Hannah Newton, 212-935-3785, 


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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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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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Top Left Photo: Chiavari chairs look great with Caribbean blue décor in Freehold’s Crystal Ballroom

Top Right Photo: The Crystal Ballroom is pretty in pink with dynamic LED ceiling lighting in the color of your choice

 Bottom Left Photo: Black feather centerpieces and modern black chair covers with jeweled wraps in Freehold’s Crystal Ballroom

Bottom Right Photo: Your guests will be dazzled by the Crystal Ballroom, with LED ceiling lighting in the color of your choice, modern chair covers, and complimentary centerpieces


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