The parish has several locations (all air-conditioned) available for rent to both parishioners and non-parishioners for various functions such as Wedding Receptions, Bridal and Baby Showers, Banquets, Baptismal Luncheons, and Special Occasion Parties. Our facilities are available to charitable organizations for a reduced fee. Please inquire about rental rates.
WHAT IS PROVIDED?
For all rentals, the parish provides tables and chairs only. Both rectangular and round tables are available for the Fr. Capitani Social Hall, and rectangular only are available in St. Elizabeth Center and Neumann Hall. It is the responsibility of the renter to provide all table coverings. The set up of the tables and chairs will be done by the maintenance staff of St. Johns. A floor plan must be submitted and agreed upon at least two weeks prior to the event.
Available for an additional cost, the parish does have table settings, flatware and stemware. Note: These items are available for the Fr. Capitani Social Hall rentals only. Please inquire about the cost and availability of these items.
See below for descriptions of our facilities. For additional information on booking your event, rental rates, complete guidelines, facility restrictions, and availability please contact:
(717) 235-2156 Ext. 220
Fr. Capitani Social Hall
Accommodating large functions such as wedding receptions, banquets and special occasion parties the Fr. Capitani Social Hall can service groups of 60 – 300. (For a seated reception, the maximum is 250 guests).
This facility is self-contained; it is adjacent to but separate from the school. It contains a full-service kitchen, restrooms on the same level,
and is equipped with recessed scene lighting to enhance the ambiance of your event.
Renters using the Social Hall are required to complete a Facility/Usage Indemnity Agreement which requires the user to provide St. John the Baptist Parish with a certificate of insurance documenting general liability coverage in the amount of $1,000,000 per occurrence. A one-time use rider may be added to your individual homeowners insurance, usually for a nominal fee, or you may purchase through the Diocese of Harrisburg for a coverage cost of $125 per event. This information is included when you contract your event.
St. Elizabeth Center
Located in the lower level of the Main Church, the St. Elizabeth Center may be rented for smaller functions such as bridal and baby showers, baptismal luncheons, meetings, etc. This area will accommodate up to 60 people. This area has a small household size kitchen for your use.
Adjacent to the Convent, Neumann Hall may be rented for smaller events and will accommodate up to 60 people. This area has a small household size kitchen for your use.