Columbian Center - Banquet & Event Hall, Wedding Receptions, Bingo Fundraisers
Rental Rates & Packages (as of January 1,2017)

Rates and prices are subject to change without notice.DATES are not held unless a contract is signed and an initial deposit is made.

Main Hall -  With out In-House Catering: Outside Caterers must provide a current food service license,and a copy of their insurance,and a food waiver if required.
(No Exceptions).

Friday evening rental:       $1,400 
Saturday evening rental:   $1,700
Sunday evening rental:     $1,200 

Rental price covers 4 hour event, and includes 2 hours before for set-up and 1 hour after for clean up of your items,decorations. Extra hours $200./hour. Set-up/clean-up fee $300/event.$200/Administrative fee, Bartender fee $115 each. The hall closes at 12 AM.
For Fund raising groups(501C3),using wheels of chance,you must obtain a U license from the county and abide by State and Local rules applied to the use of these items.
Rental fee for Wheels are $50.00 each for a 4 hour event.Group must also obtain a bingo license for their Bingo event.Fee for all Purse,Jewelry,Basket style bingo is $1425.00. This is for a maximum set up for 300 clients.additional clients up to 400 add $450.more.

Minimum Non-Refundable Deposit $600.00 or 25% of the total charges, Balance due payable 10 days prior to event. Cash, check, or money order only. NO CREDIT CARDS.
Failure to notify The Columbian Center 30 days prior to a rental date of a cancellation or change will constitute full compliance  by client or booking agent,NO REFUND of DEPOSIT or monies paid.
Discounts are available for non-profit Charity organizations,Veterans,Police,and Firemen,and First responders.

Hall capacity is 400 with table seating, 730 with auditorium seating. 

Main Hall   With In-House Catering (Standard Rates):
                                                       Base Price
100 - 150  Guests  $60 / person*(additional charges for exceeding client count)
151 - 200  Guests  $57 / person*(additional charges for exceeding client count)
201 - 250  Guests  $53 / person*(additional charges for exceeding client count)
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:

$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 Firemen 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), 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 and a  copy of license, insurance certificate, and food waiver if requested.

Bar Service: 

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 Drivers
license to the Liquor Board along with the application.

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 $115.00 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 $1,000.00 in advance,in addition to all other charges.

All Ticketed events may require Security at an additional cost.

To plan your next event, contact Larry Veri at the Columbian Center.  Thanks!

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