Thank you for thinking of the Carnegie Center as a venue to host your event. We host a number of events including weddings, receptions and parties, author readings, conferences, and more in our beautiful, historic Carnegie library building.

Costs of rentals during business hours:
$100/hour, $50/hour for non-profits

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

Costs of rentals outside of business hours:
$150/hour, $100/hour for non-profits
with aminimumof $750 (total of 5 hours which may include set-up/breakdown)

For pricing details, available dates, and additional information, please contact Maddy Hamilton,Venue Manager, by email at

We hope to see you soon at the Carnegie Center, home to the Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame and writers and readers of all levels.

Join Us

251 West Second Street
Lexington, KY 40507


(859) 254-4175

The building is currently closed to the public until further notice.

Monday – Thursday: 10:00am – 7:30pm
Friday: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am – 2:00pm
Sunday: CLOSED

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