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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.

Banquet

 

For wedding receptions, retirement parties, company parties, etc. View more information.

Apply online for this license.

COST
  $40 (state license fee)
+ $15 (nonrefundable 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). (Note: This does not authorize the sale of mixed beverages.) View more information.

Apply online for this license.

COST
  $40 (state license fee)
+ $15 (nonrefundable 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 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 fee)
   $115 (single-day rate)
+ $85 (each additional day)

 

Mixed Beverage Club Event

 

For VFW, Elks, American Legion or similar type clubs 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 fee)
   $50 (single-day rate)
+ $35 (each additional day)

 

Manufacturer's Multi-day Event

 

For craft beer or wine festivals. View more information. For a single-day event, apply for Banquet Special Event.

Apply online for this license.

COST
  $100 (state license fee)
 + $15 (nonrefundable fee)
  $115 (2- or 3-day rate)

 

Tasting

 

For cooking classes or community education events. View more information.

Apply online for this license.

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

 
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Frequently Asked Questions

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Licensing Assistance

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

Bringing Personal Alcohol into Virginia?

Moving into Virginia from out of the country or from another U.S. state? Returning to Virginia from vacation? Learn more about bringing personal alcohol into the Commonwealth.

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