What is the O’Connell Hall Caterers?The Oceanside Knights of Columbus O’Connell Hall Caterers is a full service banquet facility. We accommodate parties from 40 to 300 guests in our 2 ballrooms. Our package includes food, beverage, and use of our facilities.
When can I visit your facility? When is the best time to visit?Our Banquet Manager, John Famularo, is available 10AM - 1PM on Saturdays and 7:00PM - 9:30PM on Mondays. He is also available by appointment by calling 516.678-1492.
What type of cuisine do you have to offer?Our menus are typically American/Continental, prepared by our in-house staff under the supervision of our chef a Culinary Institute of America graduate. Click here to see what’s available on our menu.
Can you customize menus or do we have to order off the published menu?Our chef would be delighted to create a customized menu for you. When you contact us, let us know that you are interested in getting creative!
Where are you located?We are located in Oceanside, Long Island New York on the corner of Kenneth Place and Atlantic Avenue. For further information or look us up via Mapquest.
Are there accommodations for parking?Yes. The parking lot has more than ample parking to accommodate the needs of our parties.
What is your price range?A few factors affect the price we quote... the time of year, the day and time of day, and the particular food and beverage you have chosen for your package. For specific quotes, it is best to visit and spend some time with our banquet manager.
What is included in each package?Packages vary based on the nature of the event, however all packages include white table cloths, choice of napkin color, floral table setting, maitre’d and waiter service, choice of cake and filling, direction cards and table seating cards.
Do I need an appointment to visit your facility?Although an appointment is not necessary to visit, it is recommended you make one if it is possible to do so. This will help us in making sure there is ample time to answer any questions you may have to ensure the success of your affair.
When should I reserve my date?You should make your reservations as early as possible to ensure you get the date and room you are looking for. Most reservations are made eight to twelve months in advance, but shorter and longer-term reservations are not uncommon.
What do I have to do reserve my date & room?You need to sign a contract and leave a non-refundable deposit to secure your reservation.
What is the initial deposit? What about future payments?Typically, a $500 deposit is required to reserve your date/room. A payment plan will be set up based on your minimum. Your final balance is due the week of the party. In order to keep our prices as low as possible we cannot accept credit cards for payment.
When do we have to discuss a final number of people?Once you have signed a contract with a minimum number of guests, the next time to discuss a count is if you have a significant increase in the number of guests. Your final seating arrangements and a final count is due approximately 1 week prior to your party.
What will my balance be?Once you have submitted a final number of people, we will be able to present a final invoice to you.
What about children?Generally, children aged 0-3 are free, 4-10 are half price.
Can we accommodate vegetarians and clients with allergies?To the best of our ability we will try to accommodate you and your requests regarding special menu requests and allergy concerns. You should notify our banquet manager at least one week prior to your event of any special menu requests.
Who will be our contact on the day?There will be a staff maitre’d dedicated to you throughout the duration of the function. If you have any queries on the day, he/she will be your first point of contact. Additionally the Bridal Suite is available to you throughout the affair and a Hostess is available to you throughout the affair.
Can you recommend any Hotels close to your facility?We are not affiliated with any Hotels in the area, however we can provide you with details of hotels in close proximity.
Can you provide for Civil Ceremonies?We can provide for the Ceremony to take place at our facility, however you must contract directly with someone to provide his or her services. We can provide you with suggested names of people, however you should meet with them and make your selection.
What about a DJ and photographer?We do not provide this service, however we can provide you with recommendations that you can contract with directly. It is very important to make arrangements to listen to the DJ before making that selection. For insurance purposes, we do not allow any DJ or entertainment company to use machines that produce mist, smoke or pyrotechnics.
Do you accommodate Sweet 16 parties?Yes. There are strict guidelines regarding alcohol at these functions. We are also restrictive in allowing minors entrance to and from the facility during these parties. We require and provide Doormen that monitor the guests that are entering your party to ensure the privacy of your party.