The Hippodrome Theatre is the centerpiece of Gainesville's historic downtown. The building once served as a Courthouse and Post Office, and it is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. Converted to a theatre in 1973, the Hippodrome Theatre now offers four floors of event and performance space, including a large Basement facility suitable for wedding receptions.
Twenty-five columns and pilasters adorned with elegant sconce lighting add drama and architectural interest to the Hippodrome Theatre Basement. Stylish pendant lighting illuminates the built-in bar, which boasts an Italian granite countertop and woodwork designed to compliment the room’s century-old wood doors. Neutral porcelain tile and brick walls painted with a designer plaster effect provide a versatile backdrop for any event. The facility is ADA accessible, and an elevator is positioned next to the basement’s private entrance on the East side of the building. Restrooms with cultured marble countertops are located on the Basement floor.