Private Parties

Plan your next event at the BalMar. Our private event space is adjacent to our dance space and an upstairs bar.

The BalMar is perfect for all types of events:

  • Corporate Bookings
  • Birthday Parties
  • Media Events
  • Holiday Parties
  • Fundraisers
  • Bachelorette Parties

For more details, please email us at groups@thebalmar.com or call 206.486.5449

Banquet Menu

BalMar Private Party Info

Here are the details about reserving our private event space, the Halverson Room (named after the department store that originally occupied our building), or the entire upstairs. If your group is 20 people or smaller, we also do plain reservations (with no fees or minimums) in other sections of the bar.

Where is it? The Halverson Room is upstairs in the back, near the dance space. It comfortably seats 25, but can handle up to 50 people cocktail party style. It is open to the rest of the space, so you have your own area but are still part of the energy of the rest of the venue.

Is there a rental fee? There is a $50 room fee for the early evening timeslot (5 pm to 9:30 pm), a $100 room fee for the later timeslot (10:00 pm to 1:30 am), and a $500 food and beverage minimum for each timeframe (or, $1,000 for the whole night). For the right-sized group, it is usually easy to hit and often surpass these amounts, so it doesn’t cost the organizer anything on top of what you actually consume. Parties of 75 or more require a buy-out of the entire upstairs, and the minimum guarantee varies depending on the night. On Sundays, Mondays, Weds, and Thursdays, you can reserve the entire upstairs (which has a capacity of 110) for a minimum guarantee of just $750 plus a $100 room fee. On Friday and Saturday, the minimum guarantee is $2500 for 4-8:30pm. At that time, your group is welcome to stay, but we would open it up to the public as well.

To book the reservation: A credit card number is needed as a guarantee. If you cancel less than 2 weeks out, your card will be charged $200.

Food: We have a banquet menu if you’re interested in ordering food for your guests. We will work with you to determine the perfect menu for your budget and goals. We’ll run a 50% deposit on your credit card for any pre-ordered food once you’ve finalized your menu. We charge a flat $10 cake fee for any outside cake and will provide plates, forks and napkins.

Drinks: If you’re interested in hosting beverages for your party, we can help you figure out the best way to do that, based on what you want to spend and accomplish. You could host a house wine or a particular drink or you could give your guests drink tickets for a certain value. BalMar is a 21-and-over only venue.

Misc: It is possible for people to pay individually and have their tab contribute to your minimum if they order from your designated server. Tax and an 18% gratuity will be added.

We’d love to help you celebrate at the BalMar!