Rental Rates & Packages (as of May 1, 2017)
Main Hall - Without in-house catering, standard rates:
Friday evening rental: $1,400
Saturday evening rental: $1,700
Sunday evening rental: $1,200
Outside caterers must provide a current food service license, an insurance certificate, and a food waiver if required. No exceptions.
Rental price covers 4 hour event, and includes 2 hours before event for set-up and 1 hour after event for clean up of items and decorations. Extra hours: $200/hour. Set-up & clean-up fee: $300/event. Administrative fee: $200. Bartender fee: $115 each. The hall closes at 12 AM.
For 501(c)(3) fundraising groups using wheels of chance, you must obtain a U license from Anne Arundel County and abide by other state and local rules applied to the use of these items. Rental fee for wheels is $50 each for a 4 hour event. Group also must obtain a bingo license for any bingo event. Fees for all Purse, Jewelry, Basket style bingo events is $1,425, not to exceed 300 clients. Up to 100 additional clients, add $450.
Minimum non-refundable deposit: $600 or 25% of total charges. Balance due payable 10 days prior to event. Cash, check, or money order only. NO CREDIT CARDS. Failure to notify Columbian Center 30 days prior to rental date of cancellation or change will constitute non-compliance by client or booking agent. There is no refund of deposit.
Discounts are available for non-profit and charity organizations, including veterans, police, fire and other first responders.
Hall capacity is 400 with table seating, 730 with auditorium seating.
Main Hall - With in-house catering, standard rates:
100 - 150 Guests $60 / person*
151 - 200 Guests $57 / person*
201 - 250 Guests $53 / person*
251 - 300 Guests $51 / person*
*Additional charges for exceeding client count.
Price includes hall rental, set-up fees, meal, beer, wine, soda, 2 bartenders, linens and napkins (choice of colors), china plates, and silverware. Meals are served buffet style. 18% service charge and 6% Maryland sales tax added to final bill. Special menu requests add $4.00 per person to base price per person.*
Bar Room & Lounge - Without in-house catering, standard rates:
$600 for 4 hour event, includes 2 hours before and 1 hour after event. Extra hours: $100/hour. Set-up & clean-up fee: $125.00/event. Discounts available for non-profit organizations and military, veterans, police, and fire fighters. Lounge capacity is 80 with bar seating.
Bar Room & Lounge - With in-house catering, standard rates:
50 - 60 Guests $3,500
61 - 70 Guests $3,650
71 - 80 Guests $3,950
Fifty (50) guest minimum for in-house catering. 18% service charge and 6% Maryland sales tax added to final bill. All bookings include beer, wine, soda, bartender, tablecloths (choice of colors), and buffet style service.
Kitchen & Caterer:
Customer and/or caterer use of commercial kitchen: $500/event. Caterer extra hours: $50/hour. Only the following items in the kitchen may be used: stove tops, ovens, grill, sinks, prep tables, walk-in refrigerator. Caterers required to remove all trash, clean kitchen and buffet area. Caterers must provide linens, napkins and non-consumables for the event. A copy of license, an insurance certificate, and a food waiver, if requested, are required.
Customer obtained one-day liquor license is required and must be provided 10 days prior to events with bar service. NO EXCEPTIONS. Anne Arundel County liquor license charges: BWS $25, BWSL $50. Signers on license must provide a copy of their driver's
license to the Liquor Board, with the application. We reserve the right not to serve anyone who cannot prove age, or if bartenders suspects may be intoxicated.
Bar service packages are available (without in-house catering):
Beer, Soda $ 9.50 / person
Beer, Wine, Soda $ 14.50 / person
Beer, Wine, Soda, Liquor $19.50 / person
Open Bar (liquor and mixed drink) service for events with In-House Catering is available for an additional fee of $10.50 per person. NO BYOB ALLOWED. Any unlicensed alcohol will be confiscated. Bartenders and servers are $115 each for 4 hours. Bar closes 15 minutes prior to end of event. 18% service charge and 6% Maryland sales tax added to final bill. If a caterer is hired to serve alcohol beverages along with food service, customer will be required to pay an additional fee of $1,000 in advance, in addition to all other charges.
All ticketed events may require security personnel at an additional cost.
Rates and prices are subject to change without notice. Dates are not held unless a contract is signed and an initial deposit is made. Decorating and draping hours are charged in addition to standard rental charges. No confetti or rice allowed as part of hall decorations. Items cannot be taped to walls; stick pins only may be used. NO UNLICENSED ALCOHOL is allowed in or outside the building.
To plan your next event, contact Larry Veri at the Columbian Center. Thanks!