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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the kashrut of Simcha Hall’s menus?

Our Dairy menu is under the hashgacha of Badatz Eida Haredit, or Rabanut Mehadrin Yerushalayim.

 

What do we do with leftover food?

If you wish, we will pack the leftover food for you to take home. However, if you prefer, we will give it to immigrant soldiers.
Simcha Hall works in cooperation with Heritage House to ensure good food will not be thrown away and will reach the right hands.

How do I reserve the date for my event?

To make sure the date you want will be reserved for you, please fill out our (reservation form) and send us the required advance. After we send your reservation information via email, please read, confirm, and sign the forms, then email them back to us.
After we receive the signed forms, we will send you our bank account details so you can wire the advance. As soon as the advance appears in our bank account, we will send you a receipt and confirmation of the date.
If cancel your reservation, the advance will not be returned.

Which means of payment does Simcha Hall honor?

In general, we prefer a bank transfer in New Israeli Shekels. However, you can also pay in cash or with an Israeli check in shekels.
Simcha Hall also accepts credit cards over the phone, but this will entail an additional charge of 3.8%.
We honor all credit cards.

When do I pay the balance of the payment for my event?

The balance of the payment must be paid two weeks before the event.

What are the additional costs of an event at Simcha Hall?

The price of an event comprises two main costs: the cost to rent a hall, and the cost of the menu.
Price for hall includes: private hall, event manager, video screen, microphone, and loudspeaker.
Pricing for menu includes; buffet menu, nice dishes, setup, and waiters.
For an additional fee, we can also provide flowers, balloons, a professional photographer, and musicians familiar with the Kotel area and Simcha Hall.
For weddings, Simcha hall provides a chupah (wedding canopy) and yichud room for an additional fee.

Can I bring in my own caterer or event designer?

No. Due to the Hall’s unique location near the Kotel, caterer vehicles must arrive via the Kotel plaza, and this requires a special permit.  As a result, we provide our own menu.
The design has to be through our in-house florist: happypetals_by_tova (instagram)

What is including with the price ?

The price of an event comprises two main costs: the cost to rent a hall, and cost of the menu.
Price for hall includes: private hall, event manager, video screen, microphone, and loudspeaker.
Price for menu includes; buffet menu, nice dishes, setup, and waiters.

For an additional fee, Simcha Hall can also provide flowers, balloons, a professional photographer, and musicians familiar with the Kotel area.
For weddings, Simcha hall provides a chupah (wedding canopy) and yichud room for an additional fee.

What is the deadline for changing the number of guests?

The total number of guest can be confirmed up to 10 days before the event.

Is there room for dancing?

For events of up to 50 guests, it is possible to clear an area for dancing. For events with over 50 guests, there is no room for dancing.
The walkway in front of the Hall can be set up to hold tables for children, thus increasing the number of guests.

What are the usual hours for an event?

Our daily schedule is:

Morning hours up to 11:40 am

Brunch 12:10-3:00 pm

Evening 6:30 -10:30pm

Shabbat: The Friday night meal is from candle-lighting time until 11:00 p.m.  The Shabbat morning meal is until 2:00 p.m. The Shabbat afternoon meal may continue until the end of Shabbat.

How far in advance can I reserve a date?

We accept reservations up to one year before the date of the event.