Rentals

Thank you for thinking of the Carnegie Center as a venue to host your event. We host a number of rentals including weddings, receptions and parties, author readings, conferences, and more in our beautiful, historic Carnegie library building. Below you will find information regarding the rental use of our space.

event rentals at Carnegie Center
Costs of rentals during business hours:

$100/hour, $50/hour for non-profits

This fee include tables, chairs, PA system, speakers, microphone, etc.

     Business hours:
     Monday-Thursday: 10:00 am-7:30 pm
     Friday: 10:00 am-5:00 pm
     Saturdays 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Costs of rentals outside of business hours: 

$150/hour, $100/hour for non-profits
with a minimum of $750 (total of 5 hours which may include set-up/breakdown)

There is also a $150 cleaning fee for all rentals outside of regular business hours. This cost not only covers sweeping/mopping the floors following your event, but also the cleaning of our restrooms. In addition, this minimal fee helps cover the cost of toilet paper, trash bags, light bulbs, Wi-Fi, etc. At least one staff member will be working in the building during your event, in case of an emergency.

Half of your total rental fee is due with the contract to reserve the space. Your remaining balance is due no later than two weeks before your event.

Renter responsibilities:

While we’d like to provide support in any way we can, due to our small staff we are unable to assist with other planning aspects leading up to and including the day of the event. The renter will be responsible for all aspects of event coordination, including:

  • SET-UP & CLEAN-UP: The room will be left clean, but not set-up. You will be responsible for all set-up/clean-up, including moving all chairs/tables back to their original location, and for taking all trash to curb.
  • FOOD: We do not have a preferred caterer. Renter may bring in their own drinks and food. For our alcohol policy, please ask to see a sample event contract.
  • ADVERTISING: This includes marketing, making and distributing flyers, etc. We can provide general directions to our building, but do not plan to make our staff the point of contact for guests of your event.
For pricing, available dates, and additional information,

please contact Sarah Chapman by phone (859-254-4175, ext. 21) or by email at sarah@carnegiecenterlex.org.