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BUSINESS HOURS

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

NEW BUSINESS HOURS – STARTING SEPTEMBER 5

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

Business Hours Rate (Community)

$200*

*Hourly Rate

Business Hours Rate (Nonprofits)

$150*

*Hourly Rate

Before/After-Hours Rate (Community)

$300*

*Hourly Rate

Minimum of 5 HOURS / $1,500 

(may include set-up/breakdown)

Before/After-Hours Rate (Nonprofits)

$200*

*Hourly Rate

Minimum of 5 HOURS / $1,000  

(may include set-up/breakdown)

WEDDINGS

The historic Carnegie Library is the perfect venue for your special day. See how other couples have decorated the space and read reviews of their rental experience. 

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 --- $200
Staff Clean Up --- $200

RENTAL POLICIES AT A GLANCE

A $300 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 $300 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 $300/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. 

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CONTACT THE RENTAL COORDINATOR

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

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KADEE WHALEY

For the most up-to-date pricing details, available dates, and additional information, please contact Rental Coordinator Kadee Whaley at Kadee@CarnegieCenterLex.org or call (859) 254-4175 ext. 30

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

Join Us

251 West Second Street
Lexington, KY 40507

(859) 254-4175
info@carnegiecenterlex.org

Monday – Thursday: 10:00AM – 7:30PM
Friday: 10:00AM – 5:00PM
Saturday: 10:00AM – 2:00PM
Sunday: CLOSED

NEW HOURS – STARTING SEPTEMBER 5, 2023
Monday – Friday: 10:00AM – 7:30PM

Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED