How Much Does It Cost to Rent a Hotel Ballroom?


Ballrooms on Peerspace cost on average $175 per hour.

Are you looking to host a ball in a hotel ballroom rental? Whether it’s your first time renting a venue or you’re a party planning pro, it can be hard to know where to start. But luckily, we have your back! In this article, we’ll answer the question: “How much does it cost to rent a hotel ballroom?” We’ll also discuss all the pertinent details to make your renting process simple. Here’s your ultimate guide to renting a hotel ballroom. And, check out our tips about booking other types of venues that could be great for significant events.

Why rent a hotel ballroom? 

stunning 2-level event hall chicago rental
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Most people have attended an event at a hotel ballroom — whether it was a wedding, conference, or another type of get-together. The appeal of the hotel ballroom is often the amount of space provided and its location. Plus, many hotel ballrooms are customizable based on the number of people you’d like to have at the event. 

Weddings are probably the most popular reason to rent a hotel ballroom, right behind corporate events and conferences. Training events, concerts, and birthday parties can also take place in a hotel ballroom. Although hotel ballrooms can be viable options for your event, other types of spaces can serve your needs better.

How to rent a hotel ballroom 

elegant ballroom overlooking bryant park
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Of course, you can rent a hotel ballroom directly through a hotel in your city. Some are more affordable than others, and many hotel ballrooms charge significant premiums on their spaces. If you’re trying to plan a party or meeting, budget is likely a concern to some extent. And it can be challenging to get a straight answer from the hotel about exactly how much it will cost to rent a hotel ballroom. 

Can Peerspace help?

Yes, Peerspace makes renting a hotel ballroom a breeze. As the world’s largest online marketplace for event and meeting spaces, Peerspace allows you to peruse through thousands of listings and filter down results to find the perfect ballroom for your occasion.

Once you’ve narrowed it down, you can see genuine reviews and detailed descriptions of the space. And, you can quickly contact the host directly if you have questions or want to learn more about the space. Many hosts are willing to do private tours before you book, either in person or virtually.  

Finding out the answer to the question, “How much does it cost to rent a hotel ballroom?” is easy with Peerspace. The price per hour for each rental is listed clearly. Plus, you’ll know if there is a minimum number of hours required to rent the space. We have venues in cities across the United States that are perfect for ballroom events. We’ll discuss those ahead.

Types of hotel ballrooms on Peerspace

historic ballroom in chicago's lincoln square
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Large venue rentals don’t have to be drab like most hotel ballrooms. Peerspace offers a variety of ballroom rental options, as well as other types of venues that may surprise you in terms of cost, amenities, and capacity. Just check out what we have available in your neck of the woods.

West coast

Think outside of the box with rentals like this gorgeous historic mansion in San Francisco. The space has an expansive view of the San Francisco Bay and almost too many amenities to count. Your booking includes an assortment of tables, nearly 200 chairs, a wooden dance floor, a sound system, and an LCD projector. Great for weddings or large company events, here’s what one renter had to say about her experience at the gorgeous mansion: 

“We LOVED working with this space and its team. Such a gorgeous and unique venue, rich in history, with million-dollar views. We received multiple compliments from our attendees and will absolutely be back!”

As far as more traditional hotel ballrooms go, this open-canvas warehouse space in Redondo Beach, California, comes with 6,000 square feet of ballroom with additional space for receptions or meetings. Plan a beach-themed wedding here and get help from the hosts to make the space all your own. Peerspace’s Concierge service can also help find the best entertainment, equipment rentals, and caterers in your area. 

East coast

Planning a party in Philadelphia? Check out this stunning vintage ballroom in Bala Cynwyd. It has space for 100 revelers, gorgeous hardwood floors, and tables and chairs. With its on-site kitchen, you can invite your catering team to prepare their delicious meals on-site with ease. One Peerspace reviewer summed up their time here well: “Excellent venue! Beautiful ballroom. Colette was extremely helpful. Great host!”

And no surprises here, New York City has its fair share of stunning ballrooms! Like this elegant, full-service event space overlooking Bryant Park. From its wrought iron staircase entryway to its coffered ceiling ballroom with black and gold accents and crystal chandeliers, this is the ultimate ballroom space for your event.


This ballroom space in Chicago’s charming Lincoln Square (pictured above) boasts timeless decor and memorabilia still in tow. Imagine your birthday party, wedding, or film taking place in the space’s modern lobby or under the chandeliers of the grand ballroom. You can even add the terrace to your rental — which has unrivaled views of the Chicago skyline from the Edgewater Hotel to Wrigley Field. 

Take a look at this other Chicago hotel ballroom — a hidden space that’s more affordable for smaller events. Vintage furniture and luxurious amenities make it an obvious choice for reunions, corporate events, or weddings. Hosts of each Peerspace venue rent their spaces by the hour, with costs on every listing. Just take it from one of many thrilled visitors of this venue:

“This was an amazing, unique location for our bachelorette party! We loved everything about it. We were able to plug in music to their overhead system, dance all over the place, and be rowdy all in the safety of one private location due to COVID. Both hosts were SO willing to help with anything we needed.”


Planning an event in Texas? Peerspace has several ballroom rentals there, too! Check out this ballroom in Dallas’s Design District. At 2,500 square feet, it has indoor and outdoor space, floor to ceiling windows and mirrors, red oak flooring, and tables and chairs. A Peerspace reviewer refers to it as “One of the best places to host an event!”

You can also easily host a ballroom event at this elegant, intimate hall in Atlanta’s Lakewood Heights neighborhood. It boasts LED lights, gorgeous hardwood floors, a projector, a caterer’s kitchen, and classic banquet table seating. It’s easy to see why this hall has all five-star reviews! Such as this one: “Great space and the owner was so nice! She made sure we had everything we needed to make our event a success. Her and her staff provided excellent service. They were also willing to help to help us set up. They truly went above and beyond for us!”

How much does it cost to rent a hotel ballroom?

refined and classic ballroom
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Hotel ballroom rentals are typically at the higher end of the price spectrum for venue spaces. However, when you consider the amount of space and versatility you’re getting, it’s easy to see why many choose to rent ballrooms for their events. 

Rental prices for a ballroom booked directly through a hotel range greatly depending on the city and brand of hotel you’re using. Local hotels will typically have more affordable rates and packages that are flexible. Many larger hotel chains have conferences and weddings planned out months ahead, and it can be hard to find available dates. 

Expect to pay at least $1,000+ for a hotel ballroom — primarily through larger hotel chains in big cities. These costs can include extraneous fees for choosing your catering that’s not through the hotel. Some hotels will even charge more for simple amenities like tables and chairs. 

Peerspace ballroom rentals start at several hundred dollars per hour to $1,000+ per hour. Many venues on Peerspace come with amenities that most hotels just don’t offer — and there’s also a touch of local charm that will make your event extra special. 

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