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.  We are on the National Register of Historic Places and offers affordable rates for events of all sizes. We are happy to work with you and provide excellent service and value for your special event.

The Hipp specializes in weddings, private events, reunions, birthday and anniversary parties, holiday parties and corporate events of all kinds. The helpful and knowledgeable staff can accommodate your every need to make your event go as smoothly as you had hoped and planned it would be. Let us take the drama out of planning your special event!

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Rent the Hipp!

Plan your next event at one of Gainesville’s most unique locations, the Hippodrome. We can accommodate your every need in one of our versatile rental facilities. For 45 years we have been producing successful and memorable events. Our expertise staff is there from the moment you tour to your special day. The Hippodrome offers competitive pricing, all-inclusive packaging and we are here to help you with your event every step of the way!

The Hippodrome’s spacious and chic Lower Level can be designed to your specifications and personalized to create the event of your dreams. The historic Hippodrome Cinema is available for film screenings, performances, presentations, private social events and lectures and wedding ceremonies.


Hippodrome Lower Level:
The Hippodrome’s premiere event space offers flexible seating arrangements, full service bar, tables, chairs and linens, audio visual capabilities, custom lighting packages, private entrance, trained staff to ensure your event runs smoothly, and the ability to customize the space with your own decorations, flowers and design. 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.

Hippodrome Cinema:
Gainesville’s top-rated independent cinema offers 75 fixed theatre seats, audio visual capabilities, customized lighting packages, trained staff, and adjacent reception space with full service bar available for private gatherings before or after your event!

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We’d love to work with you on creating your special event. Please give us a call! We’re happy to check dates and schedule a private tour to start the process.

The Hipp’s rental coordinator, Shaina Worhacz has over five years of experience planning weddings and special events. She is committed to making your special event run smoothly and seamlessly, creating an unforgettable experience for you and your guests.

Contact Shaina at (352) 373-5968 x 217 or complete the form below:

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