NOTE: Due to precautions regarding the coronavirus, the Fitness & Recreation Center of Houston's First will be closed from Wed, Mar 18, until Wed, Apr 1. We will reassess the closure every 2 weeks, and we plan on following recommendations from the CDC and federal, state, and local authorities. Visit our "Coronavirus Updates" page here for more about how Houston's First is responding.
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Fitness at Houston’s First looks forward to celebrating with you! Thank you for considering us as your party place! Available party slots may be viewed and reserved online. Click here to start booking your party today!
If there are any questions you have regarding parties, please contact Brittany Johnson at Brittany.Johnson@HoustonsFirst.org or 713.957.6703. Have a question about parties not during business hours? Please contact our Front Desk at: 713.957.6710.
Friday — 4–6p, 7–9p*
Saturday — 10a–12p, 1–3p, 4–6p, 7–9p*
Sunday — 1:30–3:30p
*7–9p, after-hours rate
Parties at Houston’s First is pleased to announce improvements to our guest experience. Our party room has been upgraded, and we’ve refined our welcome experience. With guidance from our Fitness & Recreation Committee, we have adjusted our pricing structure to accommodate these enhancements. Thank you for joining us in our continual pursuit of providing excellent hospitality (Hebrew 13:2).
2020 Costs: $200 + $50 non-refundable reservation fee = $250
Exclusive access to our six-lane
bowling alley and party room (with tables and chairs). Shared access to our
games area (ping pong, pool, air hockey, foosball) and indoor playlands.
Add an inflatable for an additional $50!
50 people maximum
2020 Costs: $300 + $50 non-refundable reservation fee = $350
Includes: Exclusive access to our six-lane bowling alley and party room (with tables and chairs). Shared access to our games area (ping pong, pool, air hockey, foosball) and indoor playlands. Fitness center is closed, less foot traffic through the party space.
Add an inflatable for an additional $50!
70 people maximum
Feel free to stop by any time between 10a–7p, any day of the week, and one of our Fitness at Houston’s First front desk staff would be glad to give you a tour of the party space. Call 713.957.6710 for more information.
If you already have a confirmed booking and need to make a payment, please check the link below.
Yes, please click on the button below to view our Parties Contract.
Houston's First Baptist is located in the southwest corner of the interchange between I-10 & I-610W. The address is 7401 Katy Fwy, Houston, TX 77024. Below is a map showing the location of the FRC within the building.
No. Once the reservation fee has been paid you cannot transfer it to another party date or be reimbursed for the amount if your party is cancelled.
The balance of the party is required 30 days prior to the event, or the event will be cancelled.
Our Parties Reservation website and Payment website don't link. Please note, if you create a login on our payment page, your party will not show up under your events listings.
That depends. If the party is cancelled 30 days or more prior to the date of the party, you will receive a full reimbursement of the party package. If you cancel your event less than 30 days prior to the event, you will not be reimbursed at all. The reservation fee is required to reserve your party and is not refundable.
To cancel a party, please call 713.957.6703 or email Brittany.Johnson@HoustonsFirst.org. Please indicate the party host name, date/time of your party, and your wish to cancel.
The reservation fee cannot be transferred, however if you change the date of your party 30 days prior you may transfer the rental fee with an additional reservation fee.
The Fitness & Recreation Center provides bowling balls and game equipment (pool, ping pong, air hockey, foosball, etc.). PLEASE ask all who want to bowl to wear socks and closed toed shoes. Flip flops and other open-toe shoes are prohibited in the bowling alley.
PARTY ROOM SET UP:
Included in the party room are (12) 48” round tables, (72) chairs with (6) per table, and (3) 6’ x 30” tables. Please refrain from using the piano, whiteboard, and portable TV as these are for Bible Study use only.
Each party receives 30 minutes before the party’s start time and 30 minutes after the end time. The Fitness & Recreation Center will be preparing for the next party so party attendees are not allowed to be in the party area during set up and clean up. A late fee of $50 will be charged for every 10 minutes after the party’s end time if party attendees do not clear the facility. Also, there will be a fine (determined by the Fitness & Recreation Center) for any damages done to the facility.
Leave the facility as you found it. This includes: taking out what you brought in, throwing all trash in the appropriate dispensers, and returning furniture to its original location.
Yes! The inflatable is a regular square-shaped bounce house recommended for children 10 and under. It can be added to the Basic package for an additional $50.
Parties that are during regular hours cannot exceed 50 people. If there is a chance your party will be larger than that number, you should schedule an after hours party. However, babies (newborns) and grandparents that will not be participating may be excluded in the head count as long as space in the party room is available. Our goal is to serve both our Fitness & Recreation members and your party guests effectively. Parties during regular hours are limited for your benefit. Reimbursements will not be given if the party count is less than expected.
It is recommended to book your party at least 3 or 4 months in advance to get a preferred time slot. You can book a party one year in advance.
Reservation fees are due 48- hours after your party has been approved. You will receive an email communication indicating that your party has been approved. This email will include a link for payment. Parties are typically approved on Tuesdays or Wednesdays. If you haven’t received your approval email, please check your junk or spam folders. Your party will be cancelled if the reservation fee is not paid within the 48-hour time limit elapse.
Yes! No drugs, alcohol, or open flame. Waffle irons and griddles aren’t allowed. Smoking is prohibited in the church facility. Crockpots are allowed.
There is a fridge, freezer, and hot box available for your use in our Fellowship Hall. Please write your name on all your food. You are responsible for bringing food to and from the Fellowship Hall.
Please refrain from bringing food outside of the party room. Damage to bowling or games equipment will result in a fine.
HFBC does not provide a catering option for Parties.
Entertainers, performers, and DJs must follow the policies and procedures of Houston’s First Baptist Church. All music must be family friendly and appropriate for all ages. Please notate any potential performers on your reservation. Please see Parties Contract for more details.
Attaching signs, banners, or posters to painted surfaces using glue, sticky tack, thumb tacks or suspending decorations from the ceiling is prohibited. Painters tape or frog tape is permitted. Decorations must be removed in a timely manner so the area can be cleaned for the next party. Placement of temporary decorations, signs, or other items must not be in violation of appropriate codes and standards (i.e. building, fire, safety, electrical) set by governing agencies, HFBC policy, or Facilities Committee Guidelines. Tables must be covered or wiped clean after food/beverage service. Please see Parties Contract for more details.