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Online eBanquet License Application

The Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) has developed an Internet banquet license application called “eBanquet” that allows you to apply and pay for one-day or special event licenses from the convenience of your home or office. You may use your credit card via the Web.

Great news! We have completely overhauled our online banquet application system and are confident you will find it much easier to use than the previous version. In addition to other improvements, the Mixed Beverage Club Event and Manufacturer's Multi-Day Banquet Special Event license applications are now available online.

Apply Online for your Banquet License Here
Follow the instructions on each page, complete the application, and submit.


Special Event Licenses Information


Banquet License Downloads

You may view and print the application in PDF format below.

Special Event (One-Day) License Application 805-4 Form Download:
banquet.pdf

Statement of Income & Expenses SE-2 Form Download:
banqadd.pdf

Help with Downloads

Follow the instructions to complete the Application for Banquet License form. Mail or deliver the completed form, with payment, to the appropriate ABC Office listed on the application. Applicants are encouraged to contact their local ABC office for additional qualification guidelines before submitting their application.

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Banquet (ONE-DAY) and Specialty Banquet Licenses Information

Banquet (ONE-DAY) Licenses

Are you hosting an occasion where alcohol will be served in an unlicensed location or on club premises? You may need a banquet, banquet special event or mixed beverage special event ABC license.

Banquet (also known as one-day) licenses are issued to individuals for private events where alcohol is provided at no charge to guests, such as wedding receptions, retirement parties, etc.
Banquet special event and mixed beverage special event licenses are issued to duly organized, nonprofit corporations and associations raising money for athletic, charitable, educational, political, or religious purposes.
Tasting licenses allow the sale or giving of samples for the purpose of educating the consuming public about alcoholic beverages being tasted.

Specialty Banquet Licenses

Mixed beverage club event licenses authorize a club holding a beer or wine and beer club license to sell and serve mixed beverages for on-premises consumption by club members and their guests in areas approved by the Board on the club premises. A separate license is required for each day of each club event. No more than 12 such licenses may be granted to a club in any calendar year.

Manufacturer's Multi-Day Banquet Special Event licenses authorize a manufacturer of malt beverages or wine, whether licensed in the Commonwealth or not, to obtain a banquet license for a special event as provided in § 4.1-209 upon application to the Board provided that such event is (i) at a place approved by the Board and (ii) conducted for the purposes of featuring and educating the consuming public about malt beverage or wine products. The manufacturer is limited to no more than four banquet licenses for such special events per year. When the event occurs on no more than three consecutive days, it requires only one license and constitutes only one of the manufacturer's four events per year.

The same form may be used to apply for all of the previously-mentioned occasions. For more detailed information, refer to the application itself or contact your local ABC office.

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Special Event License Fee Schedule

Below is information about "License Qualifications and Rates" for Banquet Licenses. An Application for Banquet License must be submitted to obtain a license. This information is also on the Application for Banquet License form.

Special Event License Fee Schedule Effective July 1, 2005

LICENSE TYPE QUALIFICATIONS ALCOHOL AUTHORIZED LICENSE FEES
Banquet For an individual (representing themselves or a group/company) who is holding a private event that is not for monetary gain. Complimentary beer, wine or mixed beverages. Guests may bring their own alcohol. Beer and/or wine sales (not for profit).    $40 - State license fee
+ $15 - Nonrefundable fee
   $55 - Single-day rate
+ $40 - Each additional day
Banquet Special Event For duly organized nonprofit corporations or associations that are holding a public or private event being conducted for an athletic, charitable, civic, educational, political or religious purpose. Event NOT for personal monetary gain. Beer and/or wine sales, or guests may bring their own alcohol (does not authorize the sale of mixed beverages).    $40 - State license fee
+ $15 - Nonrefundable fee
   $55 - Single-day rate
+ $40 - Each additional day
Mixed Beverage
Special Event
Same as Banquet Special Event Mixed beverage sales, or guests may bring their own alcohol (does not authorize the sale of wine or beer).    $45 - State license fee
+ $15 - Nonrefundable fee
   $60 - Single-day rate
+ $45 - Each additional day
Banquet / Mixed Beverage
Special Event
Same as Banquet Special Event Beer, wine and mixed beverage sales, or guests may bring their own alcohol.    $85 - State license fee
+ $30 - Nonrefundable fee
   $115 - Single-day rate
+ $85 - Each additional day
Mixed Beverage
Club Event
For a private club which already holds a beer, or wine and beer club license. May be granted up to 12 times per calendar year. On-premises sale and consumption of mixed beverages by club members or guests in approved areas on the club premises.    $35 - State license fee
+ $15 - Nonrefundable fee
   $50 - Single-day rate
+ $35 - Each additional day
Manufacturer's Multi-day Event For manufacturers of beer or wine. May be granted up to four times per year. For single-day manufacturer event, use banquet special event. Sale of beer or wine for a special event lasting two to three consecutive days. Events held for more than three days require another application.   $100 - State license fee
 + $15 - Nonrefundable fee
  $115 - Two or three-day rate
Tasting For a business or an individual that is not prohibited from holding an ABC license and wishes to sell or give samples for the purpose of featuring and educating the consuming public about the alcoholic beverages being tasted. May be granted up to four times per year. Sale or complimentary samples of beer, wine and/or mixed beverages in approved localities. Restrictions apply on amounts and types of alcohol. §4.1-221.1    $40 - State license fee
+ $15 - Nonrefundable fee
   $55 - Single-day rate
+ $40 - Each additional day

Contact Information

For questions and comments regarding licensing, selling and serving of alcoholic beverages, and the ABC Bureau of Law Enforcement, please refer to ABC's Regional Offices page for contact information or e-mail enforcement@abc.virginia.gov

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