Spillway House at Hoover Dam
The Iconic Event Center

Hoover Dam is host to hundreds of successful special events each year, and we look forward to hosting your event as well. As the Bureau of Reclamation must comply with several federal requirements for various activities on its lands, the following information is provided to assist those who desire to use Hoover Dam, which is managed by the Lower Colorado Region, Bureau of Reclamation.
To learn more about the project development history and to view construction photos, please go to History of the Spillway House.

The information is provided for under the authority of:

Events require an approved permit in order to be scheduled. Please note: Hoover Dam has a 4 week minimum lead time for all event activities.

For events requesting use of the Spillway House, due to the high level of interest and reservation waitlist, it is highly recommended that you reserve your event at least 3 months or more in advance.

Special Event activities may be extremely limited or restricted on the following dates every year: 2 weeks before and 2 weeks after Easter Sunday; typically the first 2 weeks in August; 3 days after Thanksgiving; and the week after Christmas through the first Monday of the new year. Please contact the Special Events Coordinator to verify availability if your proposed event date is during this period.

Spillway House
Originally built in 1987 and rebuilt in 2013, the Iconic Spillway House is a fantastic new addition to Hoover Dam. The Spillway house provides space for up to 200 guests for various events, in nearly 6,000 sq. ft. of gorgeous space. With panoramic views of both Lake Mead and Hoover Dam, the Spillway House is one of the most unique event venues in Nevada and Arizona. In order to place a reservation, please contact the Special Events Coordinator to discuss your event accommodation need and use ideas.

Forms Required
The below forms are generally required for Spillway House events:
Use Application Authorization (Form 7-2540)
Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) – form will be provided by Special Event Coordinator as applicable.
In addition, you will need to provide a certificate of insurance naming the government as an additional insured. The insurance must have a U.S. based address, and must provide general liability of at least $1,000,000.00 USD. You may use the below address in preparing that form.
Bureau of Reclamation
Lower Colorado Dams Office
P.O. Box 60400
Boulder City, NV 89006-0400

Application & Approval Process
To begin the application and approval process, please submit the Use Application Authorization (Form 7-2540) to the Special Events Coordinator at least 3 months in advance of a proposed event. You will receive email confirmation of receipt within 24 hours if received Monday – Friday.

All applications need to contain a detailed agenda as it pertains to the proposed activities at Hoover Dam. Please also include any special considerations, lighting, or props. After the request has been reviewed by the Special Events Coordinator, you may be contacted to provide any additional information that is pertinent to the event for the approval process.
Once approved you will be notified of the approval and the Special Event Coordinator will be in contact with you to finalize any remaining details. Reclamation aims to maintain a high level of communication with our customers. We will communicate any deficiencies in the application packet and how they can be corrected.

Permit Fees
Fees are the minimum permit and location fees that will be charges per activity type. They are periodically reviewed and subject to change. Please note, fees DO NOT include recovered labor costs.

All Events

  • $100 – Use Application Fee (This fee is Non Refundable)


For more information contact:

The Special Events Office, Hoover Dam
Phone: 702-494-2521 | sha-LCD-Events@usbr.gov
Last Updated: 12/7/23