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Hippodrome Theatre

Gainesville, FL View map
4.6 out of 5 rating
9 reviews
Up to 200 guests

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Up to 200 guests

The Hippodrome Theatre is Gainesville’s premier wedding and event venue. The Hipp is one of the most romantic spots in all of Gainesville with enough historic charm and modern accents to make your event one-of-a-kind.

The Hippodrome Theatre lower level has an elegant, unique, and stylish atmosphere that provides a versatile backdrop for any and all events. The helpful and knowledgeable staff can accommodate your every need to make your event go as smoothly as you had hoped and planned it to be.

The lower level is kept at an affordable and reasonable price, while maintaining a high-end feel for all events. And the Hipp has a non-restrictive vendor policy, which is rare to find for a venue as magnificent as ours.

The Hipp's chic lower level is perfect and unique for your special event and our staff will make sure it is a success and full of memorable moments. Rent the Hipp today!

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$525

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$525

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

200

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

3

Describe your venue:

Historic Building

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Bar Services
Clean Up
Lighting / Sound
Outside Vendors
Set Up

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What food and beverage items are available?

Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Wheelchair Access
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Recommended by 93% of couples
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    Teri W. Married on 09/12/2020
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    Great Experience

    I had the pleasure of working with both Shaina and Allen, the event coordinators at the Hippodrome. I had a short time to find a venue for my wedding. They allowed me to have my ceremony and reception in the lower level event space. We didn't hire a DJ and used the AV system which was just an additional $75 and was worth it! The booking process was easy, the communication was great, and the price was unmatched! If you're looking for an event space definitely check out the Hippodrome Theatre.
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    Jordan Married on 01/01/2020
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    Fabulous Experience

    Shania was so sweet and very quick to send me what I needed. I am so happy to be getting married at The Hipp!
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    Kristen Married on 05/12/2018
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    The Hippodrome basement is a unique and exquisite venue to host a wedding reception. We were very impressed with Shaina’s communication throughout the planning process. It was easy to make changes to the layout and even our rental and set-up times. We chose to do a prepaid amount on the bar but unfortunately didn’t spend as much as we pre-paid for. We didn’t know that it was non-refundable until after we had paid. Lesson learned. My advice to future renters, start with a lower budget for the bar and work your way up so you’re not out $100 or more. We also would not recommend using their AV system as your only source of music for the night. We created a carefully timed spotify playlist in lieu of a DJ and deeply regret this decision. There were long periods of silence during the reception and we heard the same 5 songs more than 3 times each. After talking to the house manager/bartender about starting the music back up or changing a song, they would replay an already played song. Save yourself the disappointment and hire a DJ. These couple things aside, we would strongly recommend the Hippodrome’s basement for your next event. We highly recommend doing the "light" package and the GOBO. The blue lights and personalized decal made the night.
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Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2012 Winner

Deals

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Make it an event to remember! Rent a facility at the Hippodrome Theatre and book tickets to a Hippodrome Theatre Mainstage performance for before or after your event. You can receive up to a 30% discount on your total rental cost for booking group tickets!Groups of 10-75 receive a 10% dicount; groups of 76-150 receive a 20% discount; groups of 151+ receive a 30% discount.

Professional Network & Endorsements

2 Endorsements
Kara Winslow Makeup Artist Kara Winslow Makeup Artist Wedding Hair & Makeup

The Hippodrome is an amazing place to get married. Whether you are having your rehearsal dinner there, the ceremony or the reception you can't ask for a more magical location. The facility is beautiful. The staff is nice and very helpful. It's a great location being in the heart of downtown with the Hampton Inn in walking distance. I can't think of a better place to get married.

Verve Studio Photography Verve Studio Photography Wedding Photographers

After having photographed a wedding at the Hippodrome recently I can say it is one of the most charming locations in the Central Florida area! I love the drama and the historic charm of the building itself... but inside are tucked some utterly fabulous locations for great images. Like a vintage metal screen elevator, hollywood style dressing room filled with a hundred lightbulbs and walls of mirrors. And the location is perfect for popping outside for some amazing downtown images as well as access to several ceremony locations and a large hotel for guests within walking distance.

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25 SE 2nd Place Gainesville, FL, 32601
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Hippodrome Theatre frequently asked questions

At Hippodrome Theatre, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Hippodrome Theatre includes:
  • Bartender(s)

What are the most important characteristics of Hippodrome Theatre in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Hippodrome Theatre for wedding events is known for:
  • Historic Building

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Hippodrome Theatre for wedding events?

Hippodrome Theatre offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor

What kind of wedding events does Hippodrome Theatre offer?

Hippodrome Theatre offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Hippodrome Theatre offer for wedding events?

Hippodrome Theatre offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Bar Services
  • Clean Up
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Outside Vendors
  • Set Up

What percentage of users recommend Hippodrome Theatre and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Hippodrome Theatre is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.6 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.7 in flexibility, 4.7 in professionalism, 4.7 in value, 4.6 in quality of service and 4.5 in average response time.

What kind of wedding service promotions does Hippodrome Theatre offer?

Hippodrome Theatre currently offers 1 discount promotion for wedding services.

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