RENTAL FAQ

Below you will find the answers to the questions we are asked most about renting one of our spaces.

How do I reserve the space?
How long is my rental period?
What is needed to reserve the space?
When is full payment due?
What is your cancellation policy?
What kind of parking is available?
Can I bring outside food?
Can I serve alcohol at my event?
Can I decorate?
What is included in my rental?
Who is responsible for setup and cleanup?
How do I reserve the space?

Contact our rental coordinator at 803-641-9094 or email acaac@bellsouth.net and we would be happy to arrange an appointment Mon – Fri, 10am – 5pm.

How long is my rental period?

Rates are for 6 hours, which include time for setup and cleanup. Additional hours can be pro-rated if needed. We recommend at least one hour for setup and at least one hour for cleanup.

What is needed to reserve the space?

A 50% deposit is required with the signed contract to secure the space.

When is full payment due?

The remaining rental balance plus a refundable damage deposit are both due no later than two weeks prior to the event.

What is your cancellation policy?

The 50% deposit at the time of booking is refundable up to 45 days prior to date of use. Client may cancel two weeks prior to the contracted date without incurring any additional costs, however, the initial 50% facility rental deposit will not be refunded.

What kind of parking is available?

Public parking can be found on nearby streets downtown.

Can I bring outside food?

Absolutely! We recommend using a caterer as an easier option because they typically carry the necessary insurance.

Can I serve alcohol at my event?

Yes, we recommend doing this through a caterer or hiring a bartender through Palmetto Package or Harvard’s as they carry the necessary insurance. In the event the renter is an individual and they do not have a caterer with the required insurance coverage, insurance may be secured through Hutson Etherredge at 803-649-5141 or via theeventhelper.com

Can I decorate?

Yes! With our historic building and open spaces, your options are endless. We love the personal touches that renters bring to their events – just be sure to run any decorations by the rental coordinator to ensure they are approved.

What is included in my rental?
  • (6) 5 foot round tables
  • (10) high top cocktail tables
  • (7) 6 foot rectangular tables
  • (1) 8 foot rectangular table
  • Approximately 190 folding chairs downstairs OR approximately 170 cushioned chairs in the Brown Pavilion.
  • Large wooden bar available for main gallery downstairs
  • Small wooden bar available for the Brown Pavilion or Brooks Gallery upstairs

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