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Buttery Brook Park Rental F.A.Qs

When is the pavilion/cabin able to be rented?
For the 2023, the rental season will run Saturday, May 20th to Sunday, September 10th.

What are the hours for rentals?
Pavilion hours are 8:30am-7:30pm, however, staff does not arrive until 10:30am so bathroom facilities will not be available until then. Log Cabin hours are Monday-Friday 8:30am-7:30pm and Saturday & Sunday 11am-7:30pm.

What is the cost of a rental?

South Hadley Resident/Business
Pavilion - $250 plus a $100 security deposit
Log Cabin - $125 plus a $50 security deposit

Non-Resident/Business
Pavilion - $350 plus a $100 security deposit
Log Cabin - $150 plus a $50 security deposit

How many tables/chairs are in the pavilion & cabin
Pavilion
8 - 10-12 foot picnic tables

Cabin
4 - 6 foot picnic tables
2 - 6 foot folding tables
6 - folding chairs

Can I bring a grill?
You may bring a gas grill to use at the pavilion's only and they must remain in the pavilion at all times. Gas grills are not allowed at the cabin, however, there is a charcoal grill located on the backside of the cabin that is available to use during your rental.

Can I have a food truck or caterer come to serve food?
Yes, you can have a food truck or caterer come to serve food. However, the food truck or caterer must be permitted with the Town of South Hadley/Board of Health and have an inspection done at least 30 days prior to the event. We recommend that you double check with your food provider that they are aware of these requirements. Please note, that if you are serving the food yourself, a permit is not required for a caterer.  

Is there electricity?
There is electricity available at both the pavilion & log cabin.

Can I set up a bounce house or pop up tent at my event?
No, bounces and tents of any kind are not allowed to be set up at Buttery Brook Park

Does the cabin have air conditioning?
Yes, the cabin does have an air conditioning unit.

Can I set up decorations?
You can set up decorations, however, no decorations can be affixed (with tape or staples) to chairs, tables, walls or windows.

Can I serve alcohol at my event?

Alcohol is allowed as long as the rules below are followed;

Not selling to the general public?
  • The renter or organization is required to provide proof of adequate Liquor Liability Insurance that names the Town of South Hadley as an insured party for a minimum amount of $250,000 on account of injury to or death of 1 person, and $500,000 on account of any 1 accident resulting in injury to or death of more than 1 person
  • Proof of liability needs to be sent to the Recreation Department at least 2 weeks before the scheduled event.
  • Open alcohol containers must remain within the pavilion area.
 Selling to the general public?
  • A special alcohol permit (wine and beer only) must be obtained from the South Hadley Selectboard Office.
  • In addition to the alcohol permit the renter or organization is required to provide proof of adequate Liquor Liability Insurance that names the Town of South Hadley as an insured party for a minimum amount of $250,000 on account of injury to or death of 1 person, and $500,000 on account of any 1 accident resulting in injury to or death of more than 1 person
  • Proof of liability needs to be sent to the Recreation Department at least 2 weeks before the scheduled event.
  • Open alcohol containers must remain within the pavilion area.
Are dogs allowed?
No, dogs are not allowed at public parks in South Hadley, including Buttery Brook Park.


Still have questions? Email Danielle at [email protected]

Pictures



Inside Log Cabin

  


Under the Pavilions

   

Contact

South Hadley Recreation Department
116 Main Street 
South Hadley, Massachusetts 01075

Phone: 413-538-5030
Email: [email protected]

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