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


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

2020 highlighted the need for people to come together. And now in 2021, parties, weddings, and concerts are flooding back onto the social calendar. 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. We’ll go into more depth on how much does it cost to rent a community center, as well as discuss the perks of doing so. We also have plenty of fun ideas on the type of events you can host at one.

Why rent a community center?

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There are lots of incredible benefits to booking an event at a community center. For example, it shows your commitment to supporting local businesses as well as your enthusiasm for your community. Not to mention the 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.

Perhaps most importantly, community centers offer space that you won’t get at home. When you need a venue to host dozens of guests, it doesn’t get more practical than a community center! Many will also have plenty of tables and chairs for you to use during your event, as well as bathrooms and coat rooms.

How to rent a community center room

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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 the 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 rescheduled events due to stay-at-home orders. Luckily, you can reach out to the venue’s host with any questions and protocol they need to follow before you book.

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

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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:

As you can see from the options above, a community center need not be a stuffy, school gymnasium-type space. You can easily find community centers on Peerspace that are pristine, stylish, and inviting.

How much does it cost to rent a community center?

When asking how much does it cost to rent a community center, there are several factors to keep in mind. Most community centers require a security deposit and rent by the hour. As noted, their prices range 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.

Prices will also waver if the community center is in a central location, like in the heart of a bustling metropolis. Holidays and weekends will also likely add more to the price. Depending on the event you’re planning, you may be able to get a discount, though this depends solely on the discretion of the venue owner. Whether it’s a family, corporate, or charitable event, donations can also help offset the price.

If you’re trying to maintain a budget, booking a community center on Peerspace is your best bet. You’ll be able to see all of the venue options near you, sort through prices, and decide which amenities are necessary.

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