private and semi-private events

The Ideal Location for Exceptional Private and Semi-Private Events.

Welcome to J. Hollinger’s, the ideal venue for hosting your private and semi-private events. Our experienced events team is committed to crafting an exceptional experience tailored to your needs. Whether it’s an intimate gathering or a grand celebration, we have the expertise to make your event truly special.

With a focus on using only the finest ingredients, the culinary team at J. Hollinger’s, led by longtime restaurateur/caterer Chef Jerry Hollinger, gets its inspiration from what’s fresh and in season. From the Chesapeake Bay for local seafood to cattle farms in Texas for 100% certified Black Angus beef, and freshly harvested seasonal produce from Mennonite farms in Pennsylvania, our cuisine is easily adapted to the most elevated events or casual get-togethers.

Beyond the bold, fresh flavors, diners revel in the inviting ambiance of our modern-rustic dining room and horseshoe-shaped bar, each room adorned with original artwork by Silver Spring native and lauded artist, Nancy Freeman. Whether you seek an intimate evening nestled in one of our private booths, a celebratory lunch or dinner, a festive brunch with family and friends, or a deluxe happy hour with chef-crafted small plates and craft cocktails, J. Hollinger’s has the perfect menu and space for your event.

Conveniently situated in the heart of Downtown Silver Spring, J. Hollinger’s is just two blocks from the Silver Spring Metro Station, and steps from The Fillmore Silver Spring, and AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center. Free parking is available for all our guests and located just behind the restaurant.

Allow us to pamper your guests.

Full buyouts for up to 150 people

Private or Semi-Private Events

3 – 7-course Seated Dinners

Cocktail Receptions

Corporate Holiday Parties

Bridal and Baby Shower Brunches


Milestone Family Celebrations

Corporate Meetings and Team Building Activities

partial / semi-private buyout


Step into the Upper Dining Room at J. Hollinger’s and immerse yourself in an inviting ambiance that seamlessly blends modern elegance with rustic charm. The warm and welcoming atmosphere creates the perfect setting for intimate gatherings and private events. This space is tailor-made for a seated prix-fixe dinner or an indulgent brunch or lunch where guests will dine and mingle in a comfortable and sophisticated setting. With a seating capacity of up to 60 with four 6-person booths, and 52 without, you have the flexibility to host a memorable event, surrounded by contemporary décor, modern art, and a touch of classic charm.

This space is ideal for a seated prix-fixe lunch, dinner or brunch.

CAPACITY: 60 seated | 75 standing

partial buyout / semi-private


The Lower Dining Room offers a modern rustic ambiance, lined with large windows and hanging greenery. Guests are greeted by warm hues, tasteful decor, and an atmosphere that embodies both sophistication and comfort. This space is perfect for intimate gatherings, whether it’s a seated prix-fixe dinner or an extended family brunch. The stylish design makes the Lower Dining Room an ideal choice for creating memories with a touch of elegance.

This space is ideal for a seated prix-fixe lunch, dinner or brunch.

CAPACITY: 32 seated  | 40 standing

partial buyout / semi-private


Experience J. Hollinger’s split-level private dining. The Lower Dining Room is perfect for seated prix-fixe dinners, cocktail parties, catered receptions with passed hors d’oeuvres, and gourmet food stations, or a brunch buffet. With a seating capacity of 95 guests or 40 for standing receptions, this space allows for a range of events. Up two steps is the Upper Dining Room, where an more spacious setting accommodates up to 55 seated guests, providing an elevated dining experience or curated seated brunches.

This space is ideal for seated prix-fixe; passed hors d’oeuvres (reception/cocktail style); stations; brunch buffet; and seated brunch.

CAPACITY: 95 seated  | 100 standing

full buyout / private


Our restaurant buyout option allows you exclusive access to our lower dining room, upper dining room, and full bar area, ensuring a spacious and versatile setting for gatherings with the option of progressive events, starting with a cocktail reception, and moving to a seated meal. With a seating capacity of 95 and a standing capacity of 150, J. Hollinger’s is the perfect spot for hosting a variety of events, from elegant sit-down dinners to lively cocktail parties, to business gatherings.

This space is ideal for seated prix-fixe; passed hor d’oeuvres (reception/cocktail style); stations; seated/reception mix; brunch buffet; seated brunch.

CAPACITY: 95 seated  | 150 standing

partial buyout / semi-private


Experience the lively and inviting Bar area at J. Hollinger’s—with a wall of windows, a variety of high tables, and a horseshoe shaped bar, surrounded by modern, colorful art by locally acclaimed artist Nancy Freeman, it’s an ideal setting for gatherings with passed hors d’oeuvres and cocktail hours. With a seating capacity of 32 guests or up to 50 with a mix of seated and standing, this space encourages mingling. For an after-party or late-night gathering, bar buyouts are available. We’re dedicated to creating memorable moments, one sip and bite at a time.

This space is ideal for cocktail parties and late-night bar buyouts.

CAPACITY: 32 seated  | 50 standing


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