Mazel Tov! Best Spots for Bar Mitzvahs in Orlando
Becoming a bat or bar mitzvah is a huge accomplishment for any Jewish child and her or his parents. These kids spend years studying, practicing, and nervously preparing for the big day, around their 13th birthday, where they then officially become adults and take on the large responsbility of leading a congregation. So it only makes sense to throw these kids a mega awesome bar mitzvah in Orlando!
Though it may be a bit daunting to find the "perfect" bar mitzvah spot in Orlando, we're here to help! Central Florida has wonderful spots for bar mitzvahs, parents just need to ask themselves a few questions during the planning stages: Is the crowd big or small? What theme is my child thinking? Will the food be kosher or non-kosher? Do we prefer a traditional setting? Answering these questions will definitely help you narrow the search and find the perfect venue for your little mensch!
Let's raise a glass to these chic places for bar mitzvahs in Orlando that will satisfy parents AND teens. L'chayim!
Balmoral Event Center can dress up its space for any theme or type of bar mitzvah.
Best Spots for Bar Mitzvahs Near Orlando
Balmoral Event Center - Haines City
Located at Balmoral Resort Florida in Haines City, Balmoral Event Center is a 5,000-square-foot facility with rooms to fit a bar mitzvah of any size and scope. The grand ballroom fits approximately 130 people with a customizable layout, the event space includes catering, bartending, and staffing.
Crystal Ballroom at Veranda can match any teen's theme, like a winter wonderland seen here.
Crystal Ballroom at Veranda - Orlando
If you want elegance and style, Crystal Ballroom may be THE ultimate bat mizvah venue for your daughter. Though the staff can convert the space into almost anything your child imagines, it veers towards classic feminine and could be gorgeous for a more traditional party. On-site planners help with floral, china, lighting, themes, colors, and every other aspect of the event.
Grand Bohemian Hotel - Downtown
Dazzle guests in chic style by holding the bat mizvah at the Grand Bohemian in downtown Orlando. The ballroom, accented in crystal chandeliers and original art, provides gorgeous space to personalize the event for your child.
Hard Rock Live perfectly fits any type of bar mitzvah themes having to do with music, film, and major partying.
Hard Rock Live - Orlando
If your teen loves parties that rock, he will love having his bar mitzvah at Hard Rock Live Orlando! These teens will feel like rock stars and divas with a customized event focused on their needs and wants.
Loews Royal Pacific Resort - Orlando
Transport your guests to an island paradise at Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando Resort. Choose a South Seas, tropical theme and host the bar mitzvah at this fantastic hotel, with spaces like the epic Pacifica Ballroom and Wantilan Luau Pavilion.
For an elegant affair, Orlando Museum of Art makes a fabulous, creative venue.
Orlando Museum of Art - Orlando
For artsier celebrations, hold your bar mitzvah at the Orlando Museum of Art. This cultural institution offers a variety of spaces and packages for private events, including the Grand Gallery that features a Chihuly glass sculpture, the naturally lit rotunda, and different meeting rooms. For a truly epic event, families can rent out the entire museum!
The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes - Orlando
When you hear a special event is at "The Ritz," you know it's going to be beyond elegant. The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes is a sophisticated venue with both indoor and outdoor spaces —ballrooms, banquet halls, a citrus garden, courtyard, and even a rustic farm.
Synagogues - Various Locations
Sometimes the easiest and most cost-effective solution for hosting a large-scale event like a bar mitzvah is at your own temple. Many Orlando synagogues now have gorgeous social halls and ballrooms competitive with upscale hotels and event spaces. Also, depending on your needs, they may be able to offer kosher meals and more availability.
Consider hosting a bar mitzvah at lovely Westgate Lakes Resort & Spa, with its close proximity to Orlando theme parks.
Westgate Lakes Resort & Spa — Orlando
Located near Walt Disney World, Westgate Lakes offers a rad on-site water park and a variety of luxurious event spaces, including multiple ballrooms. In fact, the Grand Ballroom has the capacity to fit more than a 1,000 guests, making it a great option for larger bar mitzvah celebrations. This is a great location for out-of-towners looking to hit up the theme parks as well.
Who doesn't love a Western-themed bar mitzvah?! Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo makes the perfect venue.
Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo — River Ranch
Interested in a Western theme? Book Westgate River Ranch for your bar mitzvah in Orlando. This unique hotel has teepees, a rodeo arena, horseback riding, and a lot more! Westgate offers rustic luxury, with a variety of meeting spaces that can accomodate up to 250 people. (FYI, this is a great place for a glamping/dude ranch experience any time of year.)
All photos courtesy of event venues.