Private Parties

Nestled in the stunning waterfront Fort Totten Park, the Castle is the ideal place for your story-book wedding, engagement party, bridal or baby shower, reunion, or any other special event. Dating back to 1887, the landmark-designated Gothic Revival-style building reflects the grand décor of a by-gone era. Having served as the Officers’ Club for the Fort for more than 75 years, this unique venue can be tailored to your event’s distinctive needs.

A variety of beautiful spaces and rooms are available for your exclusive use. The versatility of the Castle can accommodate an intimate gathering or a banquet for 150 guests. Schedule an appointment to discover how you can create a truly unforgettable experience for you and your guests.

Contact us at (718) 352-1548 or e-mail

Rental Capacity and Cost
Castle and Grounds 150 $3,800
Ballroom & Reception Hall (Second Floor) 150 $2,800
Reception Hall (Second Floor) 40 $800
Entire First Floor 70 $1,200
Dining Room & Exhibition Room (First Floor) 60 $900

General Information

Event rentals are for 5 hours and include:

Additional time for your event is available at an hourly rate. We ask that your event end no later than midnight.


We are please to make available a 10% discount on all fees to: BHS members who have maintained an active membership for 6 months or more.

Special Event Insurance

BHS requires all individuals and organizations holding events at the Castle to obtain special event insurance and submit this to BHS ten days or more prior to the event.

Security/Damage Deposit

$250-500, depending on event space.


If you wish to serve alcohol - beer, wine, champagne, hard liquor - you must make arrangements through a licensed and insured caterer, as mandated by NYSLA. Our staff is happy to provide you with additional information.


Free on-site parking is available to guests with advance registration.

Event Setup

Your package also includes 4 hours of set-up time, to be scheduled during BHS public hours. Should you or your vendors require earlier access or additional time to set up, on the day of your event, an hourly fee will apply as per the contract. We are happy to work with you on all these details to ensure a smooth and stress-free event!


You and your caterer are responsible for clean-up following the event. Tables must be broken down, chairs stacked, kitchen surfaces wiped clean, and trash removed as part of clean-up.