Take Your Private Event to the Next Level

The Varsity Theatre is an ideal venue for cocktail parties, wedding receptions, graduation parties, award ceremonies and more. To entertain your guests, we are equipped with superb sound and lights, two video projection screens and a stage large enough to accommodate any band, DJ or speaker.

The Varsity Theatre is available for groups up to 800 people. The Varsity’s Balcony can host 100 people on select nights.


Rates

Venue and balcony rental rates are based on time of year and day of the week. Daytime rentals are always at a discounted rate from nighttime rentals.

Quoted room rates include the following personnel, equipment and services:

  • House Manager
  • Bar Staff
  • Door Staff
  • Chairs
  • Tables
  • Table Linens
  • Janitorial Supplies & Services
  • Use of Sound & Lighting Systems
  • Marquee (if requested)

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Food

At The Varsity, we can accommodate your catering needs with Food and/or Hors d’oeuvres from The Chimes Restaurant. If you would rather have your food catered by another group, we welcome outside catering. See to it your outside caterer contacts us to coordinate for access to the venue.


Our Menu

The main difference between The Chimes Restaurant menu and the Varsity Theatre’s Catering menu is that the Chimes menu is a short order menu. You come in, you choose, we cook it, serve it, and you eat it right away. We have developed a separate menu for private events that can be served buffet style. These are items that have staying power so guests can visit the buffet whenever they want during the party. A typical party of forty would select four to six items depending on how heavy they want to be on food. A rehearsal cocktail would call for more food than a happy hour style event.

Once we know what you think looks interesting, we will help dial in the right amount for your function. We like to have the menu set one week prior to your event to allow for special items and special treatments, such as marinades.

The Varsity Theatre does not require that you use our catering for your event. However, if you choose an outside caterer, that caterer must be wholly self-sufficient. We do not have and The Chimes will not provide any material or storage and preparation space for catered events to outside caterers. If you would rather have your food catered by another group, we welcome outside catering. See to it your outside caterer contacts us to coordinate for access to the venue.

Beverages

Our beverage list is constantly changing with the season and demand. We feel confident our list will satisfy even the pickiest pallets


Drink List
  • Bottled & Canned Beers

    Abita Amber

    Abita Purple Haze

    Abita Strawberry

    Abita TurboDog

    Abita Wrought Iron IPA

    Blue Moon

    Bud Light

    Bud Light Lime

    Bud Light Platinum

    Budweiser

    Coors Light

    Corona

    Dos Equis Amber

    Dos Equis Lager

    Founders All Day IPA

    Guinness

    Heineken

    Michelob Ultra

    Miller High Life

    Miller Lite

    Modelo Especial

    Negra Modelo

    New Belgium Fat Tire

    New Belgium Ranger IPA

    Newcastle

    O'Doul's

    Pabst Blue Ribbon

    Red Stripe

    Redd's Apple Ale

    Rogue American Amber

    Rolling Rock

    Shiner Bock

    Sierra Nevada Pale Ale

    Sierra Nevado Torpedo Extra IPA

    Stella Artois

    Tin Roof Blonde

    Woodchuck Amber

  • Draft Beers

    Bud Light

    Coors Light

    Guinness

    Heineken

    Michelob Ultra

    Miller Light

    Shiner

    Yuengling

    Abita Andygator

    Bayou Teche LA

    31 Bière Noir

    Covington Brewhouse Anonymous IPA

    Gnarly Barley Catahoula Common

    NOLA Rebirth Pale Ale

    Parish Canebrake Wheat Ale

    Tin Roof Parade Ground Porter

    Shiner Ruby Redbird

  • American Whiskies

    Baker’s

    Barterhouse 20 Year

    Basil Hayden’s

    Blanton’s

    Booker’s

    Buffalo Trace

    Bulleit

    Bulleit 10 Year

    Bulleit Rye

    Eagle Rare 10 Year

    George Dickel Barrel Select

    Jack Daniel’s

    Jack Daniel’s Honey

    Jim Beam

    Knob Creek

    Knob Creek Rye

    Lost Prophet 22 Year

    Maker’s Mark

    Old Charter 8 Year

    Pappy Van Winkle 10 Year

    Rhetoric 20 Year

    Southern Comfort

    Stagg Jr.

    Wild Turkey 101

  • Scotch, Irish, & Canadian Whiskies

    Crown Royal

    Crown Royal Monarch

    Dewar’s

    Glenlivet 12 Year

    Glenmorangie 10 Year

    Jameson

    Jameson Black Barrel

    Johnny Walker Black 12 Year

    Laphroaig 10 Year

    Oban Little Bay

    Seagram’s 7 Crown

  • Vodkas

    Absolut

    Absolut Berri Açai

    Absolut Cilantro

    Absolut Citron

    Absolut Mandrin

    Absolut Peppar

    Absolut Raspberri

    Absolut Vanilia

    Ciroc

    Ciroc Amaretto

    Ciroc Coconut

    Ciroc Peach

    Ciroc Pineapple

    Ciroc Red Berry

    Firefly Sweet Tea

    Grey Goose

    Grey Goose Cherry Noir

    Grey Goose La Poire

    Grey Goose Le Citron

    Grey Goose Le Melon

    Grey Goose L’Orange

    Ketel One

    Stolichnaya

    Tito’s

    X Rated Fusion

  • Gins

    Bombay Sapphire

    Tanqueray

    The Botanist

  • Rums

    Bacardi Gold

    Bacardi Select

    Bacardi Superior

    Bayou Silver

    Kraken Spiced Dark

    Malibu Coconut

    Malibu Black Coconut

    Rum Chata

    Sailor Jerry Spiced

  • Tequilas

    Avion Reposado

    Avion Silver

    DeLeon Extra Añejo

    DeLeon Reposado

    Don Julio 1942 Añejo

    Jose Cuervo Gold

    Patron Silver

  • Cordials & Liquers

    Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey

    Goldschlager

    Grand Marnier

    Hennessey VS

    Jagermeister

    Kahlua

    Rumpleminze

  • Wines

    Canyon Road Pinot Grigio

    Estancia Cabernet Sauvignon

    Estancia Pinot Grigio

    J Roget Brut Sparkling Wine

    Jargon Pinot Noir

    Kendall Jackson Vintner’s Reserve Chardonnay

    Moët & Chandon Nectar Impérial Rosé

    RH Phillips Night Harvest Chardonnay

    RH Phillips Night Harvest Merlot

    Sterling Sauvignon Blanc

    The Show Malbec

    Vista Point Cabernet Sauvignon

* All offerings may change without notice at The Varsity Theatre’s discretion due to (but not limited to) availability and excessive price change.


Entertainment

To entertain your guests at The Varsity, we are equipped with superb sound and lights and two video projection screens. Our stage can accommodate any band or speaker.

If you wish to bring in a band or DJ for your event, we must coordinate with the entertainment concerning our production capabilities. Please have your entertainment's contact information at hand when discussing the event with us. A charge for $400 is required to cover our in-house sound and light personnel.

If you plan on showing something on one or both of our video screens, please inform us when you book the venue. We will need to coordinate on what kinds of media our video systems can accommodate.


The Balcony
The balcony can host 100 people on select nights.

The Balcony

If renting the entire venue is not practical for your situation, consider renting the Balcony in the Varsity Theatre. The Balcony has its own full bar, men's and women's restroom and can be configured to accommodate catering. The Balcony is available on any night that a public event is already scheduled.

All persons attending an event on The Balcony will have access to the entire venue. Some past events held on The Balcony have been smaller company parties and class reunions. Be sure to ask about The Balcony's rental rate as it changes based on the entertainment in the room. If the Varsity is not already open on any given night, the Balcony is not available for rent. A full venue rental only will be available instead.