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Get a Banquet License

Banquet licenses allow persons or groups to host events such as wedding receptions, tastings or fundraisers, where alcohol is served in an unlicensed location or club premise. View application guidelines.

Please note: legislation effective July 1, 2017, impacted some licenses offered by Virginia ABC. Learn more about legislative updates.

Banquet

 

For private one-day events such as wedding receptions, retirement parties or company celebrations. View more information.

Apply online for this license.

COST
  $40 (state license fee)
+ $15 (nonrefundable application fee)
   $55 (single-day rate)
+ $40 (each additional day)

 

Banquet Special Event

 

For nonprofit events such as festivals, concerts, auctions or other similar fundraising events (including political fundraisers). View more information.

Apply online for this license.

COST
  $40 (state license fee)
+ $15 (nonrefundable application fee)
   $55 (single-day rate)
+ $40 (each additional day)

 

Banquet Special Event (allowing wine off-premises sales)

 

For nonprofit events such as festivals, concerts, auctions or other similar fundraising events (including political fundraisers). Allows off-premises wine sales. View more information.

Apply online for this license.

COST
  $40 (state license fee)
+ $15 (nonrefundable application fee)
   $55 (single-day rate)
+ $40 (each additional day)

 

Mixed Beverage Special Event

 

For nonprofit events such as festivals, concerts, auctions or other similar fundraising events (including political fundraisers). View more information.

Apply online for this license.

COST
  $45 (state license fee)
+ $15 (nonrefundable application fee)
   $60 (single-day rate)
+ $45 (each additional day)

 

Banquet/Mixed Beverage Special Event

 

For nonprofit events such as festivals, concerts, auctions or other similar fundraising events (including political fundraisers). View more information.

Apply online for this license.

COST
  $85 (state license fee)
+ $30 (nonrefundable application fee)
   $115 (single-day rate)
+ $85 (each additional day)

 

Banquet/Mixed Beverage Special Event (allowing wine off-premises sales)

 

For nonprofit events such as festivals, concerts, auctions or other similar fundraising events (including political fundraisers). Allows off-premises wine sales. View more information.

Apply online for this license.

COST
  $85 (state license fee)
+ $30 (nonrefundable application fee)
   $115 (single-day rate)
+ $85 (each additional day)

 

Mixed Beverage Club Event

 

For clubs such as VFW, Elks or American Legion already holding a beer, or wine and beer license that wish to sell and serve mixed beverages. View more information.

Apply online for this license.

COST
  $35 (state license fee)
+ $15 (nonrefundable application fee)
   $50 (single-day rate)
+ $35 (each additional day)

 

Manufacturer's Beer/Wine Event

 

For a manufacturer of beer and wine for craft beer or wine festivals. May be granted up to eight times per year. View more information.

Apply online for this license.

COST
  $100 (state license fee)
+ $15 (nonrefundable application fee)
   $115 (for up to three consecutive days)

 

Manufacturer's Distilled Spirits Event

 

For a manufacturer of distilled spirits for distilled spirits educational events. May be granted up to four times per year. View more information.

Apply online for this license.

COST
  $100 (state license fee)
+ $15 (nonrefundable application fee)
   $115 (for up to three consecutive days)

 

Tasting

 

For cooking classes or community education events. May be granted up to four times per year. View more information.

Apply online for this license.

COST
  $40 (state license fee)
+ $15 (nonrefundable application fee)
   $55 (single-day rate)
+ $40 (each additional day)

 
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For licensing assistance, please contact your regional ABC office or email enforcement@abc.virginia.gov.

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