Two years ago, the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Pinconning was empty. Today it is Hidalgo Hall, a thriving entertainment venue that attracts visitors from across the region.
For 16 years, Frank Hidalgo has run an entertainment company. Now he has opened an event location in Northern Bay County.Owned by local entertainment veteran Frank Hidalgo, the venue at 317 N. Water St. is the venue for weddings, reunions and business celebrations. The venue is the latest addition to Hidalgo Entertainment, a company owned and operated by Hidalgo for 16 years. Nicknamed “Superman” by those who know him well, Hidalgo has provided entertainment services to nonprofits, such as Relay for Life of Bay County, and other statewide events since 2006.
“It seemed like a good choice, and the more services we offer, the more we can grow the business,” Hidalgo says of his decision to buy the building.
He acquired the building just weeks before the pandemic hit in 2020. Hidalgo spent much of the shutdown updating and preparing the space.
“We repainted the entire interior of the room. We didn’t have to make any structural changes, but we wanted to give the place a facelift.
A state-of-the-art LED dance floor is one of the highlights of Hidalgo Hall in Northern Bay County.Since then, Hidalgo has been organizing events and continuing to expand the services and items available. Hidalgo Entertainment can provide a venue, officiant, facilitator, photo booth, and table and chair linens, in addition to a variety of other add-ons.
“We have podiums, projectors, screens, older sofas for boudoir shoots or weddings, a few chairs and four commonly used thrones, two white and two gold. We have also just acquired usable decorations and vases.
Perhaps the most exciting addition to the venue is Hidalgo’s recently purchased state-of-the-art LED dance floor, which can be set up up to 20′ by 20′.
“It is portable and comes in cases with tiles. We can do logos, names… you wouldn’t even need DJ lights because it provides so much lighting. We are the only hall in the state to have one,” says Hidalgo.
The dance floor can display a range of colors and shapes.With a capacity of 200 people, the hall has hosted weddings, showers, graduation parties, birthday parties and even post-funeral gatherings. Hidalgo also envisions it being ideal for business meetings or presentations.
Additionally, Hidalgo has just completed fitting out a nearby outdoor venue that can be used for wedding ceremonies or other similar events. This space, also located in Pinconning, will offer 50 rustic wooden seats, a 7-foot octagonal arch with lights, various farm implements and implements, and a shabby chic vibe, according to Hidalgo. He even transports a 1959 panel truck to the site to add to the rustic theme.
Hidalgo says he envisions something even grander in the future for Hidalgo Entertainment.
“Our dream is to have a bigger hall. I want something huge. The next goal is to save for a room at least twice the size of the one we have.
Hidalgo is currently booking events for dates in 2022 and beyond. Contact the company Facebook page or Hidalgo himself at (989) 737-1789.