Rent the Hollywood House
The Hollywood Community House is available to rent for all occasions - birthdays, weddings, meetings and more. Located near the Brookfield Zoo, in Hollywood, IL (includes parts of Brookfield, Riverside and Lyons), this 100-year-old neighborhood building is perfect for your event.
To rent the Hollywood House for your event:
- Check the Rental Calendar to see if the date is available.
- Complete and submit the Rental Request Form.
- When you hear from one of the HCA Board members confirming your rental, pay the security deposit.
- Before your event date, pay your rental fee.
Please note that the Hollywood House rentals are managed by volunteers -- it may take us two to three days to get back to you. :)
Rental fees are very reasonable. You do not have to be a member to rent.
You must be a resident of Hollywood to be a member of the Hollywood Citizens Association.
|6 PM until Midnight||$65/hr||$75/hr|
|Before 6 PM||$50/hr||$60/hr|
Note: Book early -- 3-4 months ahead of time.
Rental Rates as of March 8, 2021
The Hollywood House allows up to 150 people, at full capacity, if you rent both the upstairs and the kitchen. But, that's a tight fit. We find it's a lot more comfortable for your guests with 100 or less.
The approximate size of main hall is 50’ x 23’.
The tables are 96" x 30".
There is limited parking (8-10 spaces) in the Hollywood Elementary parking lot behind the Hollywood House and on the driveway to the parking lot. The HCA does not have the authority to tow visitors for games at the high school football field. Below is a map with parking areas we recommend you ask your guests to park.
Location 1 – North Hollywood Ave – Parking available on west side of street
Location 2 – Rosemear Ave – Parking available east side of street
Location 3 – “south” Hollywood Ave. – NO PARKING 24 hours
Location 4 – Best option – parking restrictions only from Monday-Friday
A security deposit of $175 for rentals is required. Following your rental, the House will be checked by the HCA rental agent to insure it was cleaned and returned to a state that it can be rented again. Deposits are returned, within 7-10 business days, to the credit card used to make the deposit.
There is a $10 cancellation fee for security deposits and $15 for rental fees if cancelled more than three (3) days (72 hours) before the rental day and time. If the rental is cancelled less than three (3) days (72 hours) before the rental day and time, the cancellation fee is 50% of the security deposit.
Seeing the House / Getting Keys
Once you pay the security deposit, we'll send you a confirmation with additional information. In that email it states that we will contact the renter a week prior to their event to set up a time to meet at the house, sign the contract, hand off the key and make final payment, if need be.
If you need to see the House before you choose to rent it, please complete the Contact Us form and request a walk-through. We are volunteers and will work with you to find a mutually-beneficial time to meet and let you see the Hollywood House, but typically show it in mornings to avoid conflicts with renters.
The HCA does NOT have a license for alcohol service and does not allow selling of alcohol on its premises. Renters are allowed to bring in alcohol as long as it is done so within the constraints of the local and state laws. If you wish to sell alcohol to your guests, please contact the Village of Brookfield to obtain the proper licenses.
There is a $40 fee for any balloons that float to the ceiling of the house or become tangled in the ceiling fan(s) and HCA staff need to remove them.
The HCA ONLY allows painters tape to be used on the walls of the house. There is a $40 fee for any decoration materials that damage the walls or windows of the Hollywood House.
Events can take place for a variety of reasons that make use of our indoor facilities and outdoor grounds. Regardless of the function being held, any in-person event necessarily carries a certain level of risk, HCA asks that everyone using the facility takes reasonable efforts to maintain the safety of all in attendance during their event. Prior to any new event, the HCA complies with recommended CDC cleaning protocols before and after each event for the health and safety of all our guests. Keep in mind, it is possible that an event may take place prior to another event within 24 hours, as such, the HCA will notify the renters prior to this happening. The renters may continue to host their event at their own discretion. There shall not be any explicit or implicit expectation for anyone to attend an event if for any reason they are uncomfortable or do not wish to attend.
Map to Hollywood Community House
The Hollywood House is just west of the Riverside-Brookfield football field and next door to Hollywood Elementary. The address is 3435 Hollywood Ave, Brookfield, IL 60513.