Columbian Center - Banquet & Event Hall, Wedding Receptions, Bingo Fundraisers


Rental Rates & Packages (as of March 2018 )

Main Hall -  Without in-house catering, standard rates: 

Friday evening rental:       $1,700.00
Saturday evening rental:   $2,000.00
Sunday evening rental:     $1,500.00
Daily Rental Rates from 9 a.m. to  4 p.m.   $115.00 per/hr.Minimum (4) hours.
SPECIAL NOTE;  Sweet 15 (Quinceanera) add $1,000.00 in addition to Rental Rates stated above.
Outside caterers must provide a current food service license, an insurance certificate, and a food waiver if required. NO EXCEPTIONS.

Standard Rental Price includes Only (2) hours prior to event start for Decorating, Extra hours: $200/hour additional, Set-up & clean-up fee: $400.00/event. Administrative fee: $200.  Bartender fee: $115 each. The Hall closes at 11 p.m.

For 501(c)(3) 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. fee for wheels is $50 each 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.

 PAYMENTS:
Minimum Non-Refundable Deposit: $600 or 25% of total charges.ALL BALANCES Must be PAID 10 Days Prior to Event Date NO-EXCEPTIONS, Cash, check, or money order only. NO CREDIT CARDS. Failure to notify Columbian Center 30 days prior in writing 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 350 with table seating, 730 with auditorium seating. 

Main Hall -  With in-house catering, standard rates:                                            

100 - 150  Guests  $75 / person*
151 - 200  Guests  $70 / person*
201 - 250  Guests  $65 / person*
251 - 300  Guests  $60 / 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 $6.00 per person to base price per person.*

Bar Room & Lounge -  Without in-house catering, standard rates:

$700 for 4-hour event, includes 2 hours before and 1 hour Extra hours: $175.00/hour. Set-up & clean-up fee: $200.00/event. Discounts available for non-profit organizations and military, veterans, police, Lounge capacity is 80 with bar seating.

Bar Room & Lounge -  With in-house catering, standard rates:

50 - 60  Guests  $4,000.
61 - 70  Guests  $3,750.
71 - 80  Guests  $3,550.

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: $75./hour. Only the following items in the kitchen may be used ovens, grill, sinks, prep tables, walk-in refrigerator. Caterers required to remove all trash, clean kitchen and buffet area. Caterers must provide linens, napkins non-consumables for the event. A copy an insurance certificate, and a food waiver, if requested, are required.

Bar Service: 

CUSTOMERS are responsible one-day liquor it to The Columbian Center  10 days prior to events with bar service. NO EXCEPTIONS. Anne Arundel County liquor license charges: Beer/Wine $25, Beer/Wine/Liquor $50.Payable by check or money order to AACo.Liquor Board. Signers on license must provide a copy of their driver's license to the Liquor Board the Notarized Application
                  Reminder: NO LIQUOR LICENSE NO EVENT!.


Bar service packages are available (without in-house catering):

Beer, Soda                            $14.00 / person ea. (all based on a 4hr. event)
Beer, Wine, Soda                   $ 18.00 / person ea. (all based on a 4hr.event)
Beer, Wine, Soda, Liquor        $ 26.00 / person ea. (all based on a 4hr.event)

Open Bar (liquor and mixed drink) service for events with In-House Catering is available for an additional fee of $15.50 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 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, will be required to pay an additional fee of $1,000 in advance, in addition to all other charges.

All ticketed events and events where Minors will also be will 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.(We do not rent the hall for Cabarets Parties, 21st Birthday parties or Teen Dances.

To plan your next event, PLEASE SUBMIT A REQUEST FORM.

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