Historic Event Center
The Fredericksburg Dance Hall complex is available for rent for your special event.
The pavilion with bar area, historic hall with bar area, or the entire complex is available for rent. Please call for rates, as they vary as to the day of the week. We can handle small parties to large groups of approximately 1,200 (using the entire complex), and even more with your addition of a tent. Fredericksburg Dance Hall has modern, handicap-accessible restrooms and a catering kitchen.
Fredericksburg Dance Hall, formally, Pat’s Hall™, originally Seipp’s Dance Hall, was founded in 1928 by Otto and Meta Seipp, and it soon became a popular entertainment spot for Fredericksburg and the surrounding area. In 1953, John J. "Pat" Patranella and his wife, Pauline, leased the hall from Otto Seipp and renamed it Pat’s Hall. Their grand opening was September 20, 1953, with music by the Longhorn Playboys. The Patranellas sold the hall in early 1979 to Norman and Jeanie Christian, who continued the operation of the hall until 1985. At that time, the hall was sold to Bill and Kathy Shearer, who purchased the property to house their growing book publishing company. Providence Hall purchased Pat’s Hall in early 2015 as the new location for its main school campus. They continue to rent the meeting hall and patio spaces for private and corporate events.