Guarantees

To assist in making your day memorable we ask that you confirm the total number of your guests 10 days prior to your event. This number is your guarantee and may not be lowered. The bill is based on the final guarantee even if fewer guests than expected should attend. Saturday evenings are a minimum of 150 guests. Room assignments are based on final count.

Room Requirements

Minimum
Maximum
North Room 150 215
South Room 50 85
Central Ballroom 225 300

Decorations

The Whittier Party House will not permit any nails, tape, staples, confetti, shredded mylar, or any other items used to affix to the walls or outside of the building or grounds. Rice or bird seed throwing is not permitted. Parties that do not comply will be charged an additional $400 cleaning fee.

Deposits

Upon booking your special event, we require a $500 non-refundable deposit to secure your date as a definite, paid by cash, cashiers check, money order, VISA/MasterCard; six months prior to your event, an additional $1,000 deposit will be required. Menu selections and other details must be finalized 12 weeks prior to your event, at this time a 40% deposit of the total party price is required. All prices are subject to change without notice.

Payment Policy

The Whittier Party House reserves the right to request all or part of the bill prior to the function. Payment of the total party is required 5 days prior to the function date based on the guaranteed number of guests: paid by cash, cashier’s check, or money order only, VISA/MasterCard (additional 5% for credit card). Returned checks will be assessed a $50 fee.

The 20% service charge is a facility/administrative fee and is not purported to be a gratuity, and will not be distributed as gratuities to the employees who provided service to patrons.

Cancellations

All deposits are non-refundable. In the event of a cancellation an additional $1,750 cancellation fee will be imposed. If an event cancels and reschedules, a non-refundable rebooking fee will be imposed. Also, The Whittier Party House must receive a written notice of cancellation within 72 hours of cancellation.

Security

Patrons must assume responsibility for any damage caused to Whittier Party House by their guests. We reserve the right to terminate a function if unsafe conditions for the guests and staff should arise. The Whittier Party House will not assume responsibility for any articles/merchandise prior to, during or following your event.

Employment

We are always looking for motivated individuals to join our staff.  Please submit your resume if you wish to be considered for employment at The Whittier Party House.

E-mail resumes to:
jobs@whittierpartyhouse.com
(Please specify position applying for in subject line.)

Mail resumes to:
The Whittier Party House
88 Whittier Road
Rochester, NY 14624

Fax resumes to:
(585) 594-5666

The Whittier Party House, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are to be made without regard to race, color, age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, national origin/ancestry or physical/mental disabilities. Every employee is responsible for helping prevent discrimination and harassment in the workplace.

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Encore Events

We’ve partnered with Encore Events to offer you even more enhancements for your special events.

Our Services

  • Room setup at no charge
  • White or ivory tablecloth
  • Choice of napkin color
  • Full china/silverware/glassware table setting
  • Podium
  • Microphone
  • Free parking
  • Smoke-free facility
  • Complimentary cake cutting and serving of wedding cake

Special Services

  • Receptions are a maximum of 6 hours from your start time, with an end time no later than midnight.
  • Outdoor Ceremonies; weather permitting (Late May – Late September)
    • Ceremony on-site  $250.00
    • Ceremony/reception chairs for outdoors $2.00 per person