Bar mitzvah in Connecticut

Have your party at Italian Center in Stamford

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If you haven’t decided between a casual, activity-focused affair, and a refined, elegant event for your child’s bat mitzvah, consider a venue that offers both. Speak with one of the coordinators at the Italian Center in Stamford and they can help you decide. It is, after all, Fairfield County’s premier banquet facility.

The Italian Center, made up of 28-private acres of manicured grounds, offers you the choice of an outdoor or indoor event. The Center has you covered, whichever way you lean. You can rest assured that you’re in good hands with the this facility that has been operating since 1909.

There is a tented picnic area for outdoor events with many amenities including a swimming pool, softball field, and volleyball, tennis, and bocce courts. If your child’s birthday lands in the summer, this may be a good option.

A grand ballroom serves for indoor events and seats up to 600 guests. It makes for a fantasy-like setting for any bat mitzvah with its grand architecture and customizable decor.

“What an amazing experience!” says Melissa F., who threw her daughter’s bat mitzvah at the facility. “From the planning to the event itself, everything at the Italian Center was excellent. The banquet director and the entire staff were accommodating and professional. They made everything easy and allowed for us to really enjoy the day. Of course, the food was fantastic! And in the end we were pleasantly shocked when we received the bill. The cost was so reasonable! You can pay twice as much for this quality and service elsewhere. We are already discussing having our son’s bar mitzvah there when the time comes.”

The staff is also happy to provide referrals for bands, DJs, and entertainers, if needed, but parents are welcome to use outside vendors for entertainment. If you’re going with a kosher menu, you can use an offsite caterer, with certain restrictions.

One of the benefits of using the Italian Center as the venue for your child’s bar mitzvah is that you can supply your own alcohol. A bartender is provided and distributors can be recommended. Either way, you incur a huge savings because there’s no mark up and you can return unopened bottles, resulting in huge savings.

Choose from various delicious food menus at every price point. Choices include butler-passed hors d’oeuvres. Thinking of going casual? The Center offers a young person’s buffet service that includes a taco bar, burgers, pizza, chicken fingers, fries, and more.

If you haven’t decided on the cake yet, the Italian Center can also help with that. It offers a custom-made Torah cake and ice cream bars.

The Center’s friendly and knowledgeable staff is ready and able to help you decide on what your best options are.

Posted 12:00 am, April 9, 2014
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