The Lower Level

The Lower Level

The Hipp’s chic lower level is perfect and unique for any type of private event while specializing in wedding receptions. We hold over 100 rentals a year and we always make sure your event is carried out with the personal touch and care that it deserves.

The Hippodrome Theatre Lower Level has an elegant, unique, and stylish atmosphere that provides a versatile backdrop for any and all events. You have the ability to customize the space with your choice of decorations, flowers, and design making your vision come to life.

Here at the Hipp we value you, your ideas, and your event. We will strive to ensure you have the event of your dreams.

To reserve the Hipp Lower Level, call Allen at 352.373.5968 ext. 217 or email him at

Amenities include:

Tables, chairs & black linens
Experienced house manager & bartender
Full AV capability
Projection screen
TV screens
Access to internal stereo system
Customized lighting packages
Customized GoBo designs
Full-service bar
Customizable bar packages
No vendor restrictions


This was the wedding location of my dreams. Everything went as planned.

This venue was absolutely amazing for our wedding reception on 3/10/18. The rentals coordinator, Shaina, is extremely accommodating and sweet. The place is very reasonably priced. The venue had a built in sound system and projection screens as part of their AV package, which both worked beautifully. Their lighting package with the wall washers is a neat effect too.

The Hippodrome State Theater was absolutely gorgeous. It was a unique venue that fit our offbeat wedding style. The coordinator was easy to work with.

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 highly recommend doing the “light” package and the GOBO. The blue lights and personalized decal made the night. We would strongly recommend the Hippodrome’s basement for your next event

The Hipp is such a wonderful space for an intimate wedding. The atmosphere was wonderful day-of. In preparation, the staff was extremely helpful. Pricing was perfect for my budget wedding.

We hosted our holiday party at the Hippodrome in their basement and it was a great experience. All communication with the Rentals Coordinator was quick and very helpful. The staff that was there during the party was helpful and nice to all of our guests. Will definitely use their space again in the future.

I loved the basement for our ceremony! Beautiful place for pictures! No need for extravagant decor, the architecture speaks for itself! Fabulous! Very honest too! The girls at the hippodrome exceeded my expectations!

My husband and I had our wedding reception in the Hippodrome basement in April of 2011. We LOVED the location–close access to downtown, it’s beautiful in pictures and it was great environment for a reception! The rental coordinator helped us through-out the planning process, and was very kind and knowledgeable. We HIGHLY recommend working with the Hippodrome 🙂 You won’t regret it!