All Birthday Party Packages include:
A LA CARTE OPTIONS
Frequently Asked Questions
We do not recommend more than 45 guests maximum, because the designated party car is most comfortable at this capacity. This will allow ample space to move about the vintage railcar without having to restrict the guests to seats for the duration of the party.
We allow you to bring a cake from an outside vendor, as long as it is from a licensed facility. No cakes baked at home are permitted. Additional outside food and beverage items are not permitted. We do offer many menu options for you to select from on our ‘Chug n’ Chew’ Menu. Please contact the event coordinator for any dietary restrictions or food allergies. Outside alcoholic beverages are not permitted on the premise. New Hope & Ivyland Railroad has a liquor license and will be happy to discuss your options.
If you or a guest arrives late for a party, it will continue as scheduled. We will hold the train for five minutes past the scheduled departure time. If the waiting times exceeds five minutes, the train will depart. If a guest arrives late, they will have the opportunity to ride on the second departure.
Yes, you can bring your own decorations for your party. Depending on the time slot that was selected for your event, you may have the opportunity to decorate one hour prior to the party start time. We do not permit anything to be hung on the walls or from the ceilings. Please discuss options with the event coordinator. The following items are not permitted: glitter, confetti, sparklers, sparkler candles, live animals, tinsel, and silly string.
Only under the most extreme circumstances can we allow outside food to be permitted. Each request must be submitted to management who will evaluate them on a case-by-case basis.
We require a 25% deposit at the time of booking your event. If notice of cancellation is received thirty (30) days prior to event date, you will receive a full refund of any deposit, or amount that has been set fourth for the party. If notice of cancellation is received less than thirty (30) days, but at least seven (7) days prior to the event, a 50% refund will be provided, and less than seven (7) days from the event, no refund will be provided, of any deposit, or amount that has been set fourth for the party.
No, gratuity is not included in the package fee. Gratuity is solely at your discretion and always appreciated by your car host.
The party host should arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the scheduled start time. If prior engagements were organized with the event coordinator to decorate before the party, then please arrive at discussed time. We urge you to inform your guests to please arrive no later than 20-30 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time/event start time. This allows time for guests to park and use the restrooms before boarding. New Hope & Ivyland Railroad will only allow for a five minute late departure time, due to a set operating schedule, and to maintain as punctual as possible for all occurring events throughout the day.
Parking for one vehicle is included with the party package. All other guests will pay a daily parking rate that is discounted for birthday party attendees. The host has the option to allow each guests to pay for themselves, or provide the party host with a guest list, and pay for the guests parking.
Your host will greet the party family. Sets up decorations prior to guests’ arrival. Will assist in serving food and beverages, as well as any organized activities. Interacts with the children and families. Coordinates the cake and singing. Delivers goodie bags. Oversees the safety of all passengers, and cleans up after the party.