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Frequently Asked Questions

We understand that planning any event can be a challenging endeavor. To better assist you during the planning process, we’ve provided answers to many common questions. Of course, we’re always happy to answer your questions directly. Just contact us.

Is there a food and beverage minimum?

Venue spaces have a minimum amount in food and beverage that you are required to meet. Only food and beverage are considered when reaching this dollar amount.

What is the deposit to book an event?

All events have a $500.00 deposit. Please note the deposit is non-refundable.

How far ahead should I be looking for a venue?

If you are thinking about holding your event in September through December, you should be looking 12 to 18 months prior to your date. If you are looking at other months, you should start looking 8 to 10 months. Always call to check for available dates

Are prices different if I select a Friday or Sunday for my event?

Yes. All food and beverage minimums are less on Friday and Sundays.

What is the service charge?

The service charge is a labor charge on all purchased items, room rental and equipment rental and includes event planning, set up, meal service, clean-up labor and gratuity.

How do I request information for catering services?

You can call our catering office at 813-885-1600 or email us at

Do you have different prices for kid’s meals?

Yes. We offer kids meals ( 10 years old and under) for $13.95+ per child including soda.

How many different entrées can I select?

Up to 2 different entrées may be selected for a plated meal. The same salad, sides and dessert are served to all guests with their selected entrée. Additionally, all guests must provide menu selections in advance and have a color-coded escort card to denote their selection. There would be an additional fee for an additional entrée.

How do I reserve a date?

Once Hollywood Venue has received a signed agreement and initial deposit, the date will be blocked for your event.

If I bring in my own cake, is there a cake cutting fee?

As part of our packages (wedding, birthday, etc.), the cake cutting and service of the cake is included.

Is there a fee for bartenders?

The only time there is a bartending fee is if you request additional bartenders. We supply one bartender per 100 guests. The fee is $150.00 per bartender.

Do I order table linens from you?

As part of our packages, linens are included. We have extensive linen books from which you can make your selectionion.

What is the deposit schedule?

An initial deposit is due with the catering agreement. An additional deposit of 50% of the estimated total is due 180 days prior to the event date. The final payment is due 30 days prior to the event date.