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Glenside Hall
185 S. Keswick Avenue
Glenside PA 19038



7 days a week
Friday evenings: $1,150 Saturdays, Sundays & Holidays: $1,750 Plus, a $500 refundable security deposit
Glenside Hall Information

Built to honor World War I veterans, Glenside Hall offers a casual atmosphere great for family-style affairs and wedding receptions. The air-conditioned main hall of the two-story building has hardwood floors and can accommodate seating for 175 without a dance floor or up to 150 with a small dance floor.  Kitchen facilities, a stage, on-street parking and handicapped access are available.


Choose your own caterer: Curtis and Glenside Halls do not have an in-house caterer or a preferred catering list. Therefore, a caterer of your choosing may be used as long as they meet our insurance requirements. Along those same lines, alcohol may be served as long as the caterer carries liquor liability insurance. For "drop off catering" the caterer/restaurant must meet all insurance requirements.  Clients are STRICTLY PROHIBITED from bringing/cooking their own food; only a license and insured caterer may supply the food.
**************Call for availability -we do not use the online Calendar feature.***************

Rules and Regulations
  • Eligibility - Applicant must be at least 21 years old.
  • Fees - Fees are based on 5 hour rental period plus 2½ hours preparation and 1 hour cleanup. Events over 5 hours long will be charged overtime. Activities beyond midnight  are prohibited.
  • Security Deposit - There is a $500 refundable security deposit required, in addition to the rental fee for either facility. The deposit will be returned provided there are no damages.
  • Refunds - A refund of the deposit (less a $50 administrative fee) may be given if an acceptable written cancellation notice is received more than six (6) months prior to the scheduled event.  The deposit will be forfeited for a cancellation less than six (6) months before the event.
  • Reservations – A deposit of one-half of the rental fee (50%) must be submitted with the application to reserve the facility.  Sixty (60) days prior to the event, the balance (remaining 50%) and a refundable $500 security deposit (plus a Park Security Officer fee, if applicable), is due.  Clients renting facilities less than sixty (60) days in advance are required to pay the full amount and security deposit  (plus Park Security Officer fee, if applicable) to reserve the date.
  • Insurance - Certificates of Insurance are required of all caterers. If the certificate is not received at least 60 days before the event, the reservation will be canceled without refund.
  • Tables & Chairs - A limited number are available.  Set up and clearing are the applicant’s responsibility.  Please contact Facility Coordinator for complete details.
  • Tenting - Tents are permitted on the patio area at Curtis Hall facility only. Tenting on any grass area is strictly prohibited.
  • Alcohol - Alcoholic beverages are permitted, as long as the caterer/client provides the required liquor liability insurance.  Sale of alcohol is prohibited.  Bars must be setup on a covering to protect the hardwood floors.

Additional Rules and Regulations may apply. Contact: 215-885-2428 or 215-450-9717.

Mail all written correspondence to:

Cheltenham Township Parks and Department
8230 Old York Road
Elkins Park, PA 19027-1589
**Do NOT mail anything to the rental facilities; the post office will not deliver to either venue.

Certificate of Insurance Requirements

 ** Requirements Strictly Enforced to the Fullest Extent  **


1.    Comprehensive Liability Insurance -- $1,000,000
2.    Automobile/Business Insurance -- $1,000,000
3.    Host Liquor Liability -- $500,000
4.    Workers’ Compensation -- Statutory

A rental is granted with the understanding that once the client decides on a caterer, THE CLIENT MUST MAKE SURE THAT A  PHOTOCOPY OF THE CATERER’S CERTIFICATE OF INSURANCE IS PROVIDED IMMEDIATELY TO:

                        Cheltenham Township Parks and Recreation Department
                        8230 Old York Road
                        Elkins Park, PA 19027-1589
                        Fax: 215-887-1561

Also be reminded that if the Certificate of Insurance is not received at least sixty (60) days prior to the event, THE RESERVATION WILL BE CANCELLED AND THERE WILL BE NO REFUND.
**************Call for availability -we do not use the online Calendar feature.***************

B.    All last minute changes in plans concerning the rental of Curtis or Glenside Halls must be reported IMMEDIATELY to: 215-885-2428 or 215-450-9717.
Cheltenham Township   ~   8230 Old York Road   ~   Elkins Park, PA 19027
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8AM-4:30PM
Phone: 215-887-1000   ~   Fax: 215-887-1561
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