Ballroom Rental

The Banquet Facility

The Hines Center, located 5 miles east of Owensboro on Highway 54 in Philpot, KY offers an incredible facility for any type of gathering. The Hines Center Ballroom can accommodate any type of banquet or meeting event including corporate events, weddings, receptions, dances, class reunions, formal dinners, musical performances, seminars, workshops and other special occasions. The ballroom is 17,900 sq. ft. and we have a large 4,500 sq. ft. front foyer that can be utilized for event highlights such as art displays, cocktail hour, or silent auctions. With almost 60,000 sq. ft. and a large front foyer that can be utilized for event highlights such as art displays, passing of appetizers, bar or even a silent auction, even the largest events seem open and airy. The staff at The Hines Center is second to none and would be delighted to assist you with your event needs.

Accommodations Include:

  • Seating from 25 to 1,000 people
  • Round, banquet and gathering tables included
  • Ballroom has 16′ ceilings with black and white tiled floor
  • Stage and decorating items for rent
  • Kitchen includes 2 door refrigerator, freezer, ice maker and 3 tub sink
  • 740 sq. ft. serving area for buffets or final food preparation
  • Clean restrooms with spacious vanity area
  • Wet Bar available upon request

The Hines Banquet Facility Includes:

  • Tables
  • Chairs
  • Cocktail Tables
  • Audio Sound System
  • Plenty of Parking
  • Beautiful Lake Setting
  • 2 Door Refrigerator and Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • 3 Pot Sink and Spacious Work Area


The Hines Center, Inc. holds a liquor license and will be responsible for all sales of distilled spirits and malt beverages. The type of bar set up must be ordered by Lessee at least 4 weeks prior to the event. Options include cash bar, open bar, company supplied tickets (open bar), open bar for dinner only, or open bar wine and beer only. (There are many formats to having a bar so please let us know what will best suit your event.) There is a Host Bartender fee of $100.00 for each bartender needed.

NOTE: By Kentucky law, alcoholic beverages are not permitted to be brought into the Facility. Alcoholic beverages served to Admitted Persons must be purchased from the Lessor (The Hines Center), and must be consumed on premises. NO alcoholic beverages can leave the building. All bartenders have been trained in the alcohol awareness S.T.A.R. training program required by the state, and Lessor reserves the right to refuse to serve any person in its discretion.

Approved Catering

 Professional caterers are to be used who have signed The Hines Center Catering Agreement and provided documentation for compliance with Health Department regulations and coverage by

Insurance. A 15% service charge will be paid to The Hines Center which is billed out to the individual or organization hosting the event through the caterer. 

List of Pre-Approved Caterers

Caterer Company Contact Phone Number
Moonlite Jeanie Heath 270-684-8143
The Miller House Kasey Kirk 270-685-5878
Ole South BBQ Jill Yeiser 270-926-6464
Odelia’s Catering Terry Lewis 270-240-4148
Old Hickory John Foreman 270-926-9000
Grandy’s Catering Corey/ William 1-800-274-5849
Schnitzelbank Rhonda Kraft 1-88-336-8233
Fazoli’s Restaurant Group Ryan 270-926-8767
Bill and Daves Smokin Pit, INC Bill Wettstain 812-547-9900
Bauerhouse Catering Jim Bauer 812-867-3169
Fire Up the Grill Greg Bates 270-314-6018 or 270-685-0661
Sander Catering Alex Zehr 812-634-1018

Pre-Event Rental

$300.00 will book the day before the main event for the client’s use such as decorating, set up, rehearsals, etc. If you want to plan a rehearsal dinner additional fees would apply. This will exclude other events from using the facility before your booked event.

Ballroom Pricing

Room Deposit Number of Guest Rental fee
Banquet A (1/2 Ballroom) $ 250.00 50 – 300 $ 1850.00
Banquet A & B (Whole Ballroom) $ 350.00 Whole ballroom $ 2600.00
Lake Side Wedding with ballroom rental N/A $ 200.00

Just lake, $250

Front Lobby $ 100.00 80-100 $ 500.00
Screens, have 2     $ 175.00 a pc
Mics     $35.00
Stage   1-4 $100   4 or more $175.0
Extra Hour     $160.00
Clubhouse with ballroom rental   Max 40 $150.00

Methods of Payment

All deposits are paid when booking the event and are non-refundable. Room rental payments or any other money owed would be paid one month prior to your event. Liquor is billed and due 30 days from date of event.Transactions may be paid in the form of cash, check or credit card.