Additional Requirements for Events with an Admission Charge of Any Kind

Additional Requirements for Events with an Admission Charge


When tickets are sold to an event, or there is any kind of admission charge for the event, additional requirements, as listed below, apply. 


There must be a cut-off time for ticket sales. Generally, this is 90 minutes before the end of the event. Guests arriving after the cut-off time will not be admitted.

Tickets must state the same event start and end times as the rental contract.

No more than 600 guests will be admitted, including those who leave.

If a live band will perform, female and male security staff must be present to check for off-site alcoholic beverages and weapons.

One additional security staff is required to supplement the standard security of one security staff per hundred guests.

If alcoholic beverages will be sold, one Montgomery County, Maryland, police officer must be present per 300 guests, or any portion thereof, for four hours prior to one-half hour after the end of the event. For example, if the event ends at 3 am, the officer(s) must be present from 11:30 pm until 3:30 am.  The cost, payable in cash directly to the police officer(s), is $240 per officer ($60 per hour, 4-hour minimum). Hollywood Ballroom will find suitable officers for you, but it makes no profit from this

If alcoholic beverages will be sold, unless other terms are agreed to, the cost of alcoholic beverages to you is 40 percent above wholesale. You may then sell such beverages at prices of your choosing, under control of Hollywood Ballroom staff.

Security Deposit.  The security deposit will be $1500 for ticketed events.

If Hollywood Ballroom deems that other provisions are needed to ensure the safety of patrons or the favorable outcome of an event, those requirements will be communicated to the renter on a case-by-case basis.


Safety at Hollywood Ballroom is paramount, which is why the above is required.