Schooley’s Mountain County Park – Indoor Spaces

Schooley’s Mountain County Park – Indoor Spaces

54 Camp Washington Road
Washington Township, NJ 07853

54 Camp Washington Road
Washington Township, NJ 07853

T: (973) 326 - 7631

Hours:
M-F: 8 am - 11:30 pm
Sat-Sun: 8 am - 11:30 pm

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The Lodge at Schooley’s Mountain County Park in an Adirondack Lodge in a wooded area with a porch overlooking lake. The Lodge which is open all year round is rentable for weddings, family reunions, birthday parties, and other private events.

Lodge

Welcome your guests to The Lodge with a panoramic view of the crystalline waters of eight-acre Lake George. With a charming rustic porch, your guests can experience an opportunity to simply take in the beauty of the scenic Lake and vibrant green hillside, stroll across the 470-foot floating bridge across the water to the Boathouse where a cocktail reception can begin, or relax with a cocktail in hand on one of the Lodge’s Adirondack-style porch rocking chairs. Step inside the Lodge and your celebration continues under the romantic exposed wooden ceiling beams and a stone fireplace for the perfect ambiance to host a charming wedding.

Bookings for The Lodge must be made at least 4 weeks prior to the event date.

Capacity

  • 96 people with tables and chairs and a small dance floor
  • 83 people with chairs only
  • 120 people with tables and chairs
  • 256 people with chairs only
  • 360 people standing room only

Amenities

Included in your rental is the use of our round/rectangular tables and chairs (for indoor use only).

  • 15 –60” (5’) round tables- seat 8 per table3 rectangular 6’ by 30” buffet style tables
  • 10 rectangular 6’ by 30” tables
  • 5 cocktail 30″ tables
  • 120 white folding “wedding” chairs

Gas fireplace, for use by request only

Air conditioning, for use by request only

Restrooms (men’s room, women’s room, unisex ADA restroom)

Alcohol permitted (click here if you will be serving alcohol)

Kitchen contains a warming oven, refrigerator, and sink

MCPC Staff Person on site for entirety of your rental

Rental Rates

Peak hours (Monday – Friday 2pm – 11pm; Weekends and Holidays) is $225.00/hr

Non-Peak hours (Monday – Friday 9am – 2pm) is $157.50/hr

Discounts available for resident’s private use, resident corporate use and non-profit groups.

Facility rental requires a 3-hour minimum.

Events must end by 12:00 am (midnight) on Friday and Saturday and 11:00 pm Sunday through Thursday.

50% of the rental fee and the $300 security deposit is due upon receipt of your invoice to secure reservation. The balance of the rental fee and along with other applicable fee(s) will be due 30 days prior to your scheduled event.

Refundable security deposit will be returned after event if all conditions of the permit are met and there is no damage to the facility or property.

Request Info

For more information or to reserve The Lodge, please fill out the Indoor/Outdoor Reservation Availability Request form and someone from the Reservation Office will contact you. Requests will be handled in the order that they are received and by date requested.

Bookings for The Lodge must be made at least 4 weeks prior to the event date.

Rules

Responsibilities and Acknowledgments

  • Intended and expected number of guests/attendees are not to exceed the amount set by the Fire Marshal.
  • Vehicle parking along service roads prohibited. Parking permitted in designated areas only.
  • The Morris County Park Commission provides a limited number of tables, chairs and kitchen facility. All other amenities, audio visual, food service and additional furniture will be the sole responsibility of the Event Organizer/Applicant.
  • The Morris County Park Commission provides a limited number of tables, chairs and kitchen facility. All other amenities, audio visual, food service and additional furniture will be the sole responsibility of the Event Organizer/Applicant.
  • All food must be removed from refrigerator and facility at the end of event.
  • Facility must be left clean.
  • Stove burners and oven must be turned off at the end of event.
  • All refuse must be disposed of properly – Morris County Park Commission staff will assist.
  • All aluminum cans and glass bottles are to be separated from general refuse and deposited in the available receptacles. Styrofoam is prohibited.
  • Smoking is prohibited.
  • No alterations are allowed in any part of the facility. Nothing shall be attached to ceilings, walls, doors, floors or fixtures, inside or outside facility.
  • No equipment or plants may be moved without prior approval of the Morris County Park Commission.
  • The use of open-flame decorative devices is not permitted without the approval of the Morris County Fire Marshal’s Office.
  • Where solid alcohol fuel food warmers are used on top of a serving table, paper or plastic table coverings are not permitted. A flame-resistant tablecloth that covers the entire tabletop shall be used. Table decorations must be flame resistant. Combustible material such as plates, napkins, plastic utensils, cups and similar products shall be separated by a minimum of three (3) feet from the food warmers.
  • Permits are non-transferable from one event to another in whole or in part.
  • Permit expiration time is on the permit. A penalty of double the applicable reservation hourly rate will be assessed for failure to leave on time, as specified on the permit.
  • The Morris County Park Commission employee assigned to your event is there to assist and should have your full cooperation.
  • The County of Morris regulations prohibit employees from accepting gratuities. Donations may be made to The Park Alliance.

Vendor Information

Any vendor performing work on-site (aside from drop-off delivery) as a service to a renter must review the vendor permit processes and provide all the requirements as listed on the vendor application. Vendors include photographers, caterers, wedding planner, musicians, etc.

Floor Plan

Boathouse

The Boathouse at Schooley’s Mountain County Park is a smaller venue with a deck overlooking lake. The Boathouse which is open May – September is rentable for gatherings like baby showers, birthday parties, bridal showers and more. This is a great complimentary site when renting The Lodge at Schooley’s Mountain County Park.

Bookings for The Boathouse must be made at least 4 weeks prior to the event date. The Boathouse is only available May – September as there is no heat in the building.

Capacity

  • 43 people with tables and chairs
  • 83 people with chairs only
  • 100 people standing room only

Amenities

Included in your rental is the use of our round/rectangular tables and chairs (for indoor use only).

  • 7 –48” (4’) round tables- seat 6 per table
  • 3 rectangular 6’ by 30” buffet style tables
  • 4- 30″ cocktail tables (adjustable height)
  • 43 white folding “wedding” chairs

Pedestal fans are available for cooling there is NO air conditioning in the building.

Restrooms (men’s room, women’s room, unisex ADA restroom)

Alcohol permitted (Liquor Liability Insurance is required if alcohol is being served.)

MCPC Staff Person on site for entirety of your rental

The fireplace cannot be used as the flue is sealed.

Rental Rates

Peak hours (Monday – Friday 2pm – 11pm; Weekends and Holidays) is $100.00/hr

Non-Peak hours (Monday – Friday 9am – 2pm) is $60/hr

Discounts available for resident’s private use, resident corporate use and non-profit groups.

Facility rental requires a 3-hour minimum.

Events must end by 12:00 am (midnight) on Friday and Saturday and 11:00 pm Sunday through Thursday.

50% of the rental fee and the $250.00 security deposit is due upon receipt of your invoice to secure reservation. The balance of the rental fee and along with other applicable fee(s) will be due 30 days prior to your scheduled event.

Refundable security deposit will be returned after event if all conditions of the permit

Request Info

For more information or to reserve The Boathouse at Schooley’s Mountain County Park, please fill out the Indoor/Outdoor Reservation Availability Request form and someone from the Reservation Office will contact you. Requests will be handled in the order that they are received and by date requested.

Bookings for The Boathouse must be made at least 4 weeks prior to the event date.

Rules

Responsibilities and Acknowledgments

  • Intended and expected number of guests/attendees are not to exceed the amount set by the Fire Marshal.
  • Vehicle parking along service roads prohibited. Parking permitted in designated areas only.
  • The Morris County Park Commission provides a limited number of tables, chairs and kitchen facility. All other amenities, audio visual, food service and additional furniture will be the sole responsibility of the Event Organizer/Applicant.
  • All food must be removed from the facility at the end of event.
  • Facility must be left clean.
  • All refuse must be disposed of properly – Morris County Park Commission staff will assist.
  • Smoking is prohibited.
  • No alterations are allowed in any part of the facility. Nothing shall be attached to ceilings, walls, doors, floors or fixtures, inside or outside facility.
  • No equipment or plants may be moved without prior approval of the Morris County Park Commission.
  • The use of open-flame decorative devices is not permitted without the approval of the Morris County Fire Marshal’s Office.
  • Where solid alcohol fuel food warmers are used on top of a serving table, paper or plastic table coverings are not permitted. A flame-resistant tablecloth that covers the entire tabletop shall be used. Table decorations must be flame resistant. Combustible material such as plates, napkins, plastic utensils, cups and similar products shall be separated by a minimum of three (3) feet from the food warmers.
  • Permits are non-transferable from one event to another in whole or in part.
  • Permit expiration time is on the permit. A penalty of double the applicable reservation hourly rate will be assessed for failure to leave on time, as specified on the permit.
  • The Morris County Park Commission employee assigned to your event is there to assist and should have your full cooperation.
  • The County of Morris regulations prohibit employees from accepting gratuities. Donations may be made to The Park Alliance.

Vendor Information

Any vendor performing work on-site (aside from drop-off delivery) as a service to a renter must review the vendor permit processes, and insurance information and provide all the requirements as listed on the vendor application. Vendors include photographers, caterers, wedding planner, musicians, etc.

Floor Plan

Floor Plan Coming soon!