Steps for Starting a Banquet/Event Facility
Thank you for considering what it takes to open a banquet/event facility in Loudoun County! Banquet/ event facilities provide community gathering spaces, thanks to talented entrepreneurs like you.
This page is designed to give you an overview of important considerations before establishing a banquet/ event facility, but your specific situation may have different requirements. The Revised 1993 Loudoun County Zoning Ordinance is the ruling document.
Working with Loudoun County and Virginia Commonwealth staff will help verify that those requirements are met. Our combined goal is to ensure that your operation is safe for customers, so that your business can be successful.
Before establishing a banquet/event facility, it is important to understand what is permitted with that use. Opening a banquet/event facility permits you to provide the following on-site services:
- Primarily hosting private parties at which food and beverages are served;
- Facilities for the refrigeration and preparation of food.
The number of private party attendees allowed will be determined during the legislative process to gain approval for the banquet/event facility. Such a facility may be ancillary to other uses such as a restaurant, hotel, rural resort, conference center, etc.
While this page focuses on banquet/event facilities, think about what additional uses (if any) you might consider later. Communicating these additional uses to Loudoun County and Virginia Commonwealth staff up front can help avoid surprises later in the process. If you have questions at any point, please contact Loudoun Economic Development at 1-800-LOUDOUN.
Detailed contact information for County and Commonwealth regulatory departments can be found at the bottom of this page.