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How Much Does it Cost to Rent a Community Center Room?

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Community Center Venues on Peerspace cost on average between $100 — $200 per hour.

2020 highlighted the need for people to come together. In the very near future, parties, weddings and concerts will flood back into the social calendar, and it’s never too early to think ahead. While hosting a party or event at home can be enticing, it can end up breaking your bank or your patience in the long run. Community centers are right in the sweet spot for hosting local events: they provide the perfect balance of social ambiance while providing a fun, cost-effective place to bring people together. 

Why rent a community center?

Renting a community center shows your commitment to supporting local businesses as well as your enthusiasm for your community. Community centers offer space that you won’t get at home, along with added benefits of built in custodial work and sometimes even security. Most importantly, it puts everyone on equal grounds — at someone’s home, guests can often feel afraid to move around unencumbered. At a community center, everyone is free to move and enjoy the event as a shared space.

Austin Community Cultural Center & Event Space

How to rent a community center room

Peerspace removes the need for fruitless Google searches or posting Facebook suggestion statuses to find the perfect venue. Simply search Peerspace for event space rentals in your city to view all of great locations available to you. To further narrow it down, filter by the word ‘community’ and sort by price low-high see the low-cost community center spaces closest to you.

After viewing images and reading reviews from real renters, you’re able to start booking your space directly through Peerspace for secure transactions and peace of mind. Due to their lower costs and multi-use functionality, try to book a community center well in advance. It’s best to plan for a minimum of three to six months in advance, though in 2021 there is a chance that scheduling may be adjusted day-to-day to accommodate for rescheduled events due to stay-at-home orders.

For assistance taking your event to the next level, consider upgrading your rental with Peerspace’s concierge services. We’ll deliver everything from food and bar services to A/V rentals and more straight to your community center rental. You’ll benefit from managing all of your event needs in one place versus having to book and pay multiple providers.

Types of community center spaces

Community centers are nothing if not adaptable. From wedding receptions to public meetings, from political rallies and events to film screenings, it’s not difficult to imagine a plethora of activities and scenarios one could create at a community center. Because of their flexibility, pretty much any event you can devise would work well at your local community center, provided you have accurate capacity predictions.

Here are a few of the different types of community centers you can find on Peerspace:

  • This multi-purpose Cultural Center & Event Space in Austin, TX that includes chairs, tables, AV equipment and more.
  • This huge Community Center in Chicago, IL open for events that serve the public good in addition to private parties.
  • The beautiful Bishop Arts Event Center in Dallas, TX that is perfect for intimate gatherings.
  • This open-layout, Texas Style Event Space in Houston, TX that features games, seating and even beer on tap!
  • This VIP Private Lounge in the Innovation Center in Boston, MA that is perfect for private movie screenings and corporate events.
VIP Private Lounge in Cambridge Innovation Center

How much does it cost to rent a community center?

Most community centers require a security deposit and rent by the hour with prices ranging between $100-$200 (depending on the location/room within the center) during normal hours. After hours will cost more, by an average of 40-50%.

You often won’t need to rent the entire premises for your event. Many community centers have small rooms for events featuring less than 40 people. These rentals usually come at a significant discount (think $50-$60 per hour).

Many community centers feature a gymnasium, able to hold as many as 100 guests at a time, ranging from $100-$150 per hour. To rent an entire facility, it will cost upwards of $400. In many areas, residents of the community where the community center is located receive significant discounts. It certainly helps to host events in your own area.