A – How far is the walk from the Kotel to the Simcha Hall ?
Our location is a 1-2 minute walk from the Western Wall plaza.
We’re located on the first street level right above the Kotel, making us the closest location to this Holy site.
B – How many people can you accommodate?
We rent out a private dining hall for events with seating for up to 70 guests indoors
55 would be the maximum if you wanted to have a small area for dancing.
C – Is it possible to have an event with a meat menu?
Yes. We work with a few different vendors for meat catering. (For events during the week and Shabbat meals).
D – Can I rent the hall and bring in my own caterer?
It’s highly recommended you hire a caterer who’s familiar with our location and the logistics involved.
If it is very important to the client to bring their own, it would have to be through our event coordinator who takes care of the delivery in Old City, renting the dishes, tablecloths, hiring waitstaff, and setting up.
E – How can I book a date for my event?
First, please be in touch ! Either via email or WhatsApp is great! And we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.
To reserve a date and time for an event, you have to first sign a reservation with the date and details of your event. (We email the reservation file to you). Then transfer a deposit.
F – What is the typical length of an event?
In general, rent of space for a morning\noon event, is for up to 3 hours. The starting time of event is individual, and decided by the client.
G – How long in advance can we book your venue ?
We book up to 18 months ahead.
H – Are there additional costs involved in producing the event?
Events are made up of three principal elements: the venue, catering, and decor (where applicable).
Other than these, your event shouldn’t entail any other expenses.
Weddings involve an additional cost for producing the wedding ceremony (Huppah).
I – I want to have music at our event, what are the options?
You don’t have to hire live music if it’s not necessary.
We have a loud system at the location for personal use. Which means; you can bring your own playlist on your phone/iPod/Spotify/ etc, and have it playing throughout your event.
If you hire a singer/DJ it’s required they bring their own sound equipment.
J – How can I book a photographer/designer/musician through the hall? How much is it going to cost me?
Once a client reserves our location for an event, we send out contact information for different vendors.
Their services are provided at additional cost. Pricing is discussed with the vendors directly. Each vendor in their own category.
K – I see you have an event coordinator at the hall, why do I need to hire someone separately to run the service at the Western Wall?
At every event we have a manager overlooking the needs of the guests at our location.
An event coordinator at the Western Wall will assist with reserving the spot for your group/minyan at the Kotel.
This service is provided for additional charge and discussed with them directly.
L- Why do I have to pay for the hall AND in-house catering services, isn’t that being charged twice for the same thing?
The in-house catering menus we provide is a service we offer for clients at our venue only. You will not find our catering-menus at any other location!.
Since our location is unusual in its accessibility and [smaller in] size, it’s difficult to hire vendors to cater for a small crowd on a relatively low budget. Over the years we’ve gathered a team to enable us to provide high level catering for small groups on a regular basis.
To ensure we can provide maximum service and maintenance for the hall, as well as gourmet catering menus, it’s necessary we split the costs to provide the best service possible in each category.
M – I am a tourist in Israel, shouldn’t I be exempt from VAT?
Outside of the hotel services, tourists in Israel are required to pay the (17%) VAT as usual.
N – Is wine included in the price? Can I bring my own?
Wine and alcohol beverages are not included in the cost for catering or hall rental.
You can bring your own bottles of liquor or wine. Or, you can order through us for an additional charge.
With either option we offer rent of wine glasses for a (symbolic) additional fee.
O – What is the Kashrut at your location?
The kashrut of menus depends on the vendor catering. Generally, all vendors are Badatz Mehadrin for dairy or meat caterers.
P – Do you provide a party cake?
Party cakes are not included in the price for catering.
This can be added for additional cost through excellent bakers we work with.
The client is usually in touch with the vendor directly to discuss flavours, design, etc.
Q – When do we confirm the number of guests for an event?
The final number of guests should be provided up to 10 days before the event.
R – Which methods of payment are available?
All payment methods are accepted, except non-Israeli checks.
We accept all types of credit cards.
S – When is payment required ?
Payment for the venue and for catering is done 10 days before the day of the event. It is not possible to pay after the event has taken place.