Union for Reform Judaism Member Congregation

Private Events and Space Rental

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Centrally located on the majestic Grand Army Plaza, Union Temple sits at the intersection of Park Slope and Prospect Heights. Union Temple is easily accessible by subway and car from all neighborhoods of Brooklyn and Manhattan. The historic Temple is flanked by the renowned Richard Meier building, with views of Prospect Park, the Brooklyn Museum, the Botanic Garden and beyond.
Call us to check availability 718-638-7600 ext. 1 or fill out the rental inquiry form.

Ballroom

The third floor Ballroom is an elegant space measuring 3,575 square feet. The Ballroom has a seating capacity of 250 people, with a dance floor. Crystal chandeliers hang from a decorative 35-foot ceiling. An adjacent reception area of 966 square feet is included in the Ballroom rental. A fully equipped kitchen is available for use by your caterer. Tables and chairs are provided for up to 250 guests. Our facilities are air-conditioned and handicapped accessible. Our Ballroom is the perfect venue for:

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Birthday Parties
Baby Showers
Banquets
Graduations
Bar/Bat Mitzvahs
Family Reunions
Corporate Events
Fundraisers

 

 Ballroom Rates

Ballroom Weekend Events: Saturday and Sunday (Set-up begins at 3:00PM)

Number of people Up to 100 101-125 126-150 151-175 176-200 201-225 226-250
Up to 12:00AM (music until 11:00PM) $2,500 $3,000 $3,450 $3,900 $4,350 $4,800 $5,250
Up to 2:00AM (music until 1:00AM) $3,000 $3,500 $3,950 $4,400 $4,850 $5,300 $5,750
1/3rd Deposit to hold date
*Security Deposit $500
* The security deposit is required with the balance of payment; security deposit will be mailed back approximately two weeks after the function if there is no breakage, damage, etc.
Ballroom Weekday Events: Monday-Thursday (6:00-11:00PM)
Number of people Up to 100 101-125 126-50 151-175 176-200 201-225 226-250
6:00-11:00PM (music until 10:00PM) $1,500 $1,875 $2,250 $2,600 $3,000 $3,350 $3,750
1/3rd Deposit to hold date  $500  $625  $750  $880  $1000  $1120  $1250
*Security Deposit $500
Daily Rentals: Sunday-Thursday (Sunday: 8:00AM-2:00PM; Monday-Thursday: 7:00AM-4:00PM)
Ballroom, foyer, any meeting space
Up to 100 people **Any add hour
Non Members-2 hours or less $300 $100

** Any additional hour or part of an hour. For more than 100 people contact the office.

Rates Include

Vestibule/Foyer – can be rented separately or used with the Ballroom rental

Tables and chairs (including setup) for up to 250 people.
We will work with you and your event planner or caterer to create a floor plan, with seating arrangements most suitable for your event. The following tables are available for your use:
Round Tables:
10 Large (72-inch), seat 10-12
15 Small (60-inch), seat 8-10
2 Extra Small, seat 4-6
Long Tables:
10 Large (8-feet), seat 8-10
10 Medium (6-feet), seat 6-8

Rates Do Not Include
Linens
Flowers and Decorations
Music
Catering
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China, Glassware and Silverware
Cleanup (We take out trash. All other cleanup is the responsibility of the renter.)

Parking

There is street parking in the surrounding area, as well as several parking garages: Quik Park at 1 Grand Army Plaza, Quik Park at 105 Underhill Avenue, and Parking Management at 500 Sterling Place.

Deposit and  Cancellation Policy

A deposit of a third of the rental is required to secure the date for your event. Deposits are payable by money order or certified check. Balance of contract is due 30 days prior to the event date, including a security deposit of $500. The security deposit will be mailed back approximately two weeks after the event, providing there is no damage incurred. If the event is canceled by the patron, the Temple will attempt to rebook the date. If successful, the charge to the patron will be reduced by the amount received by the Temple from such rebooking. If unsuccessful, no refund will be issued. Cancellation must be given in writing.

Call us to check availability 718-638-7600 ext. 1 or fill out the rental inquiry form.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Are catering, event planning, or other services provided?

We provide rental space, but all other services, including catering, event planning, flower and other decorations, beverage, and music are provided by the renter. You are free to use any vendor you wish.

Do members get a special rate?

Yes, members receive a substantial discount and priority on booking dates. Call the office for rate and scheduling information.

Are there any restrictions on decorations?

No decorations may be affixed to the walls or ceiling. Table decorations and stand-alone decorations are permitted.

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Is there a sound system available?

The renter must bring their own sound equipment. The sound equipment must be plugged into the Temple’s sound control system. Woofers must not exceed 1500 watts and sound levels must not exceed 90 decibels.

Can I have a band or DJ play?

Yes, as long as they follow our sound system guidelines.

Can set-up begin before 3:00PM?

On Saturdays, set-up may not begin before 3:00PM. On Sundays and weekdays, set-up may be available before 3:00PM; please check with the Temple regarding your particular date.

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When can I drop off items for my event? May I store items prior to the date of the event?

Most items should be dropped off the day of the event, beginning at 3:00PM. While storage space is limited, we will make every reasonable effort to accommodate storage needs prior to the date of the event. Please inquire about your specific date.

What kitchen facilities are available, and is there an additional charge for them?

Complete kitchen facilities are available for your use at no additional charge. Stove-top range, convection oven, freezer and refrigerator may be used.

Our fully equipped kitchen can be used by your caterer.

Our fully equipped kitchen can be used by your caterer.

Does the food have to be kosher?

Kosher food is not required, but we prefer to avoid pork and shellfish.

Who is responsible for cleaning the space?

We will take out the trash and put away tables and chairs. All other cleanup is the responsibility of the renter.

Can I come in to tour the space?

Absolutely! Walk-throughs are available by appointment, Monday through Friday, 9:30AM – 5:30PM. Please call 718-638-7600 ext. 1.

To check availability call 718-638-7600 ext. 1 or fill out the Rental Inquiry Form.