Bar/Bat Mitzvah Venue

Mazel tov!

In celebration of your exciting milestone, Bernie’s Book Bank invites you to host your Bar/Bat Mitzvah gathering in our unique event venue.

Our event spaces offer a variety of party sizes up to 300 guests. Each room rental option includes tables, chairs, projector, microphones, and black tablecloths.

The most ideal part of choosing Bernie’s Book Bank for your Bar/Bat Mitzvah is the combination of being able to give back to others while celebrating this milestone! By hosting your event at Bernie’s Book Bank, you can help increase book ownership among under-served children in the Chicagoland area.

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MITZVAH EVENT RATES*

Package 1: Small gathering with volunteering
Think Tank – 4 hour room access (1-2 hour volunteer time included).
Accommodates 40 people.

  • Available: Friday (4 p.m.-9 p.m.) or Saturday (9 a.m.-2:30 p.m.)
  • Price: $475 for 4 hours, pro-rated for every hour after

Package 2: Large gathering with volunteering
Flex Space – 5 hour room access (1-2 hour volunteer time included). Accommodates 120 people.

  • Available: Friday (5 p.m.-9 p.m.) or Saturday (9 a.m.- 2:30 p.m.)
  • Price: $1,125 (Price without volunteering: $1350)

Package 3: Larger gathering with dance floor
Flex Space & Transition Space – 6 hour room access (2 hour volunteer time included). Accommodates 120-140 people.

  • Available: Friday (5 p.m.-12 a.m.) or Saturday (2:30 p.m.-12 a.m.)
  • Price: $1,800

Package 4: Daytime service, room transition & social gathering
Flex Space, Transition Space & Welcome Center – 8 hour room access. Accommodates 120 people.

  • Available: Saturday (9 a.m.-2 p.m.) Inquire about volunteer opportunities
  • Price: $2,200

Package 5: Evening service, room transition and/or social gathering
Flex Space, Welcome Center, Transition Space, Think Tank – 10 hour room access. Accommodates up to 150 people in all spaces combined

  • Available: Saturday (3 p.m.-12 a.m.) Inquire about volunteer opportunities
  • Price: $3,600

Package 6: Full space
Processing Center, Flex Space, Think Tank & Transition Space – 9.5 hour access to all rooms. Accommodates up to 300 people in all spaces combined.

  • Available: Saturday (2:30 p.m.-12 a.m.); access to most of space at noon. Volunteer session not available for this option.
  • Price: $4,500

Package 7: Sunday gathering
Flex Space – 7 hour room access. Accommodates up to 120 people.

  • Available: Sunday (10 a.m.-5 p.m.) Volunteer session not available 
  • Price: $2,200

*Prices subject to change

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Take a look at the gallery below to see examples of our space customized and decorated for various Mitzvahs –

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Flexible catering options allow you to customize the menu to your guests and your budget!

Bernie’s Bank exceeded our expectations! The turnkey package- A/V, dishes, tables, chairs, etc- made everything super easy and the huge space meant my friends could hear themselves talk while my son and his friends danced all night. Tying in his Mitzvah project was a bonus, I will definitely be calling you in a few years when it is my daughter’s turn!

Bat Mitzvah Host