City of New York Mills

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The New York Mills City Ballroom is a popular location for a wide range of community and family events.  The stately facility was designed, constructed and financed principally with public funds as a WPA project in the 1940's and after a remodeling project in 1999, offers a comfortable, grandeous atmosphere for public and private social gatherings, meetings and other functions requiring a large space.  Dates book extremely quickly, especially for the summer months.  Please check with the City Office for availability by calling 218-385-2213.
The City Hall is available for public meeting purposes as well as for other public purpose and private meetings across the broad spectrum of civic related activities.  In addition, the ballroom is available for private parties, weddings, reunions, and a wide range of for-profit and non-profit events.  Portions of, or the entire facility is generally available weekdays and saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. 
The capacity of the dance hall and party room is 325 people.  It is a non-smoking facility, except in the outdoor balcony area.  Tables available include:  20 ten foot tables, 5 eight foot tables, 10 round (5' diameter") tables and 7 eight foot serving tables.
If you are planning an event in which you would like to serve intoxicating beverage, you, or someone in your party may serve them during your event, but you may not charge for these drinks.  The New York Mills Lions Club will, upon request, open a bar serving beer and setups during your dance.  You may not give away beer or mixed drinks during the time they are open, but you may have bottles of liquor available, since the Lion's Club only does set-ups for mixed drinks.
All dances require a certified law enforcement officer.  This is provided by the city and is a part of the rental fee.
Use of the City Hall facilities will be on a first come, first served basis.  Application forms may be obtained from the City Clerk's office during normal staff hours, or they may be mailed to you.  We will hold the hall for you verbally for a period of 14 days, at which time, a deposit must be received to secure the date.  The cost of the damage deposit is currently $150.00.  If you wish to cancel your event within 90 days prior to the event, your deposit will be forfeited.  Deposits refunded after the event will be sent out following the next City Council meeting after the event. 


Fees are as follows:


Fee for weekend weddings/receptions/community dances
/reunions/other gatherings:    


Ballroom & Party Room:        
Rent   $500.00 (includes Security Officer)

Damage Deposit $150.00      
Decorating Early       
$75 per day

Fees for All other purposes:

Organization or Function for rates includes:  

--Local nonprofit groups such as senior citizens, chamber of commerce, girl scouts, boy scouts, religious functions, ethnic groups, buriness/agency/governmental in service education, etc.

--Non profit activities sucha s bazaars, bake sales,rummage sales, 
flea markets and
bingo for fund raising purposes by local clubs and

--Any business using the ballroom or party room for an employee meeting

--Individuals/groups for profit such as: 
rummage sales, home-based businesses,
sport shows, home and trade shows, business promotions, etc.

Weekday Meetings Only--No Meal:

  • Ballroom Rental (up to 175)                              $100
  • Ballroom Rental  (715 and over)           $150


Weekday Meetings--With Meal:

  •  Nonprofit rate for ballroom                 $175
  • Others, weekday rate                         $250

Other Miscellaneous Events:

  • Party Room Only Rental                       $ 35

  • Ballroom, 2-4 consecutive days
    with meals (Mon-Thurs)                      $500

  • Benefits*                                            $ 75
  • Security Officer if needed                    $100
                TOTAL                                   $175


These New Rates will take effect for all contracts mailed out on or after March 12, 2014.

*Benefits are considered to include fundraisers being held to help a family/individual having a tragedy in their lives, being run by family and friends with no official non-profit status.

NOTE:  Benefits requiring a security officer may find a qualified volunteer to perform this function in lieu of having the City arrange for a hired Security Officer.