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Fort Hamilton Catering and Event Planning

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The Staff at the Fort Hamilton Community Club commits to provide high-quality services in a competitive and diluted market. We pride ourselves on providing excellent customer service and creating refined events customized to each client. Whether the vision of your event is unique, contemporary, traditional or vintage, we are thrilled to assist you.

General Information
  1. Club members, authorized military, retirees, reservists, federal government employees may sponsor functions at the Club. The member sponsoring the affair must sign the contract and in doing so assumes liability for payment, the conduct of guests and any inordinate cleanup or damage to Club property. Guests are expected to remain within the area of their event. 
  2. Contracts and arrangements must be made in person. Please call the Banquet Department to set up an appointment. Read the contract carefully to assure the information is correct. All contracts must be signed before the event. If not signed, the Club reserves the right to cancel the tentative arrangements. 
  3. A deposit is required to confirm a date. Periodic payments should be made every 4-6 weeks. If the function is canceled more than six months before the date, one-half of the funds paid will be refunded. If less than six months before the date, NO refund will be given. For semi-private rooms, a deposit of $300.00 is required and $1000.00 for the Banquet Rooms. 
  4. All events must be paid in cash, bank check, money order or charged to a Master Card, Visa, and American Express Card before the function. The final count of guests attending and seating arrangements must be submitted two weeks in advance. This will enable the Club to schedule staff, arrange for proper menu needs and compute the amount payable to the Club. A typed alphabetized guest list (by the last name) is to be submitted to the Banquet Department one-week before the function to gain access to Fort Hamilton. All must have a state or federal issued form of ID to enter the Post. 
  5. To utilize both the Washington & Pierce Rooms, a Package Plan or comparable menu selection must be guaranteed for 175 to 188 guests. If both rooms are contracted for, and the count is less than 175, you will be charged for 175. Room charges are applicable for both rooms. 
  6. The Pierce Room (with a view of the Narrows) and the Washington Room (inner more formal room) may be booked from Noon to 5 PM and 7 PM to Midnight for Package Plans; all other events are 4-hour functions. The Hamilton Room is available Saturdays for Package Plan events that have a guaranteed count of 191 or more. This room is also available on Sundays after 5 PM. The Club reserves the right to schedule rooms according to the number of guests attending the event. A minimum full paid guest count of 75 people is required for the Washington Room and 125 people for the Pierce Room. 
  7. Room rentals are in all pricing for packages. Please call 718-765-7368 to obtain information.
  8. ​In keeping with the Club’s historical status, we ask that you do not have tape, tack or tie any decorations the walls, floors, chairs or any other area. Please refrain from using tapered candles; votive candles may be used. Under no circumstances is any confetti to be used. DJs may not use smoke or fog machines due to the sensitivity of our fire alarm system. DJ’s and photographers may not tape the wire to wooden floors all speakers are required to be on stands. Sponsor is responsible for any damages caused by failing to follow these guidelines. 
  9. In the event more than one entrée is selected, the client will inform catering of the menu breakdown. If no count is given, the club will automatically divide the menu on a 50% meat, 30% fish and 20% chicken ratio. 
  10. Serving time must be closely monitored; any delay will diminish the quality of food being prepared for your event. Should the client postpone the opening of a buffet; the buffet will close at the original contracted time, not later. 
  11. If you wish an alternate selection, the Banquet Department will gladly give you a price for that item. If you have a favorite dish that you would like prepared and it isn’t one of our selections, we will be glad to cost out the item and provide you with the price for its preparation, if possible. 
  12. The Club cannot be held liable for unforeseen emergencies that would cause us to cancel your affair with little or no notice, (i.e., utility outages or extreme weather conditions endangering lives). 
  13. The Club can arrange for Valet Parking for an additional fee. 
  14. Sweet 16 and 18th Birthday parties must have a Master of Arms present. The fee is $200.00 for the Washington Room and $350.00 for the Pierce Room for 4 hours. 
  15. Please note that prices are subject to change without notice unless contracted and all menu plans may not be available at all times to include a Saturday evening in high season. Please add 20% gratuity & service charge to all food & beverage services.
  16. Peak season includes May to November and Off season is December to April.


  • R line to 95th Street, Brooklyn. Walk to 101st Street, left onto 101st Street. Walk straight into Fort Hamilton Army Post.


  • Via Northern State Parkway, Long Island Expressway to Brooklyn Queens Expressway toward Staten Island, exit 92nd Street, make right onto 92nd Street go one block and make a left at the traffic light onto Fort Hamilton Parkway to 101st Street. Make a left into Army Base at 101st Street. 
  • Southern State Parkway to Belt Parkway West to Exit #2 (4th Ave./ Fort Hamilton Parkway), go to 100th Street and make a right, go one block and make another right onto Fort Hamilton Parkway to 101st Street, left turn at the dead end into the Army Base. 


  • (West) Major Deegan, RDR Drive Brooklyn Bridge (BQE to Verrazano, Narrows Bridge) or Brooklyn Battery Tunnel straight on the BQE to the last exit before the bridge at 92nd Street (note stay to your right, the Belt Pkwy is to the left). Turn right at traffic light onto 92nd Street, go one block to traffic light (Fort Hamilton Parkway) make a left onto Fort Hamilton Parkway continue to 101st Street, make a left into the Army Base.


  • Via Verrazano Narrows Bridge to 92nd Street exit (1st exit). Make a left unto 92nd Street, go two blocks to Fort Hamilton Parkway and make a left. Go straight to 101st Street and then make a left into the Army Base on 101st Street. 

Note: Upon entering the Military Installation of Fort Hamilton at 101st Street and Fort Hamilton Parkway, you will need to check in with the Military Police on duty in the guard house. Please have your driver’s license available along with your current registration and insurance card. Inform the police what event you are attending at the Community Club (Bldg. 207).  Do not follow GPS directions to the 7th Ave gate. To get to the Community Club after leaving the guard house, make the very first right, and you will see the Club on your left. The building is the actual Fort itself. Please observe all installation speed limits and parking regulations. Be sure to wear your seat belt and drive safely. Spot checks are done periodically, and in that case, you will be asked to show your driver’s license, registration, and insurance Card. 

Catering Policies

Menu Selections

The staff at Fort Hamilton Community Club takes great pride in creating unique menus to make your special event memorable. Please consider the enclosed to as a starting point for your function.  We are more than happy to accommodate the special dietary needs of your attendees with notice.  Meal substitutions made during an event, without prior notice, will result in an additional charge.

Selections should be made a minimum of two weeks before the event.  Meal prices are guaranteed 90 days before your event.  For all plated meals a guaranteed entrée count is required seven days in advance, designating specifically how many of each type of entrée you will need (pre-ordered). All guests will receive the same first course, second course, and dessert course selection unless discussed further with your FHCC Catering and Event Supervisor.

Buffet Menus are available with a minimum of 50 guests.

No food or beverages intended for the function may be brought into or removed from Fort Hamilton Community Club per Army and Preventive Medicine Regulation.

Banquet Room Rental & Deposits

A banquet room rental fee will be charged for all catered functions at Fort Hamilton Community Club. A signed contract for the banquet room(s) and deposit will be required to guarantee the event space and dates to you.  Upon receipt of your food & beverage selections, an estimate for all food and beverage services provided by a Fort Hamilton Community Club representative will be prepared for your approval, and the balance is due in full seven days before the event. 

Weather Disruption

We are happy to accommodate changes in your ceremony or event location, space permitting, as a backup for rain or cold weather. However, your catering manager must receive a final decision 6 hours before the event.  If any changes are made to the final set-up after arrival, a $150 late set-up fee will apply.


The estimated number of guests attending your function is requested two weeks before your event.  The final guaranteed number of guests attending your function will be required seven working days before the function to ensure our correct ordering of food & beverage product.  If the final guarantee is not provided, the two-week estimate will be considered the guaranteed count.  If the two weeks estimated count is not provided, we would consider the number of guests reflected on your contract as the final count.  Final billing is based on the guaranteed count. If attendance should exceed the final number of guests guaranteed, you will be responsible for the balance at the conclusion of the function.


Fort Hamilton Community Club requires a written notice of cancellation to be received by your catering manager a minimum of thirty days before your function to be responsible for paying any less than 100% of the estimated total amount due and forfeiting all deposits paid. 

Service Charges

All catering charges (including food & nonalcoholic beverage items) are subject to a service charge of 20%.  Facility fees are exempt from the 20% service charge.

Payment & Refunds

All payment is required in full two weeks before event date.  Payment is based on the most up to date signed contract which guarantees guest count, meal choice, and additional services required by the event.  All deposits are required for holding facility date and rooms.  Refund of deposit will be in full if cancellation has occurred in writing 45 days before event date. 


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