BUSINESS HOURS

Monday – Friday: 10:00 AM – 7:30 PM  |  Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED

Business Hours Rate (Community)

$250*

*Hourly Rate

Business Hours Rate (Nonprofits)

$200*

*Hourly Rate

Before/After-Hours Rate (Community)

$350*

*Hourly Rate

Minimum of 5 HOURS / $1,750 

Before/After-Hours Rate (Nonprofits)

$250*

*Hourly Rate

Minimum of 5 HOURS / $1,250  

WEDDINGS

The historic Carnegie Library is the perfect venue for your special day. See how other couples have decorated the space. 

ALL RENTAL PACKAGES INCLUDE

ITEMS QUANTITY PRICE
Chairs 130-150 FREE
Round Tables (5 ft) 6 FREE
Rectangular Tables (6 ft) 10 FREE
Rectangular Tables (8 ft) 2 FREE
Microphones 5 FREE
Microphone Stands 4 FREE
Desktop Gooseneck Microphone Stands 4 FREE
Podiums 2 FREE
Building PA System 1 FREE
Portable PA System (2 speakers & 2 microphones) 1 FREE

RENTAL ADD-ONS

ADD-ON QUANTITY PRICE
72 Inch TV & Mobile Cart 1 $100
Staff Set Up --- $300
Staff Clean Up --- $300

RENTAL POLICIES AT A GLANCE

A $371 refundable deposit and the signed rental agreement are required to reserve the space.

If your event and clean-up afterwards ends on schedule (per the contracted times) and the building is left in acceptable condition to the staff working the event, we will refund the $371 deposit. 

The renter is required to provide a credit card to be kept on file until the event is completed.

If the renter and/or guests are present past the contracted end time, the renter will be charged at the full after-hours rental rate of $350/hour.

The complete list of policies can be found in the Rental Agreement. 

Questions? Use the contact form below to email Rental Coordinator Kadee Whaley. You can also reach her by phone at 859-254-4175 ext. 30. 

NEARBY AMENITIES

Hotels within Walking Distance of the Carnegie Center

The Sire Hotel Lexington (by Hilton) is a 3-minute walk.

21c Museum Hotel is a 6-minute walk.

Hilton Lexington/Downtown is a 7-minute walk.

Lexington City Center Marriott is a 9-minute walk.

CONTACT THE RENTAL COORDINATOR

Thank you for your message. Holly Sanders will respond to your rental inquiry soon. 

The Carnegie Center is home to writers, lifelong learners, & the Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame. We hope to see you soon!

Contact Us

251 West Second Street
Lexington, KY 40507

(859) 254-4175
info@carnegiecenterlex.org

Monday–Thursday: 10:00 AM–7:30 PM
Friday: 11:30 AM–7:30 PM
Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED