The most economical banquet halls to rent may be in smaller towns and through non-traditional venues. Party planners might find savings renting a hall through a church, local bed and breakfast or a public park. Some municipalities have buildings in their city parks that are built for classes, parties and other events that can also serve as banquet halls.
The most economical banquet halls will vary from place to place, but they generally are not freestanding halls owned by party and event companies. Those with limited budgets find better savings through a church or public building with an attached hall. It is even more convenient if the event is a wedding and the couple can get married in the church with the reception in the hall right after.
If a relative is a member of a local union or club, he may be able to rent out the club for the event. Another option is to check with the local fire department. Some allow outside groups to rent part of their space, and they usually have a kitchen area for food preparation.
Renting out a local restaurant may be a good option for planners looking to save money on catering and a venue. The restaurant might offer a discount on food, and restaurants already have tables, chairs and china for guests to use.