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Venue Rentals: Create Memorable Moments

Nestled in the heart of downtown Kinston, the Kinston Community Council for the Arts offers more than just an arts center - it provides a vibrant and versatile event venue, perfect for your next special occasion. Be it a wedding, shower, reunion, birthday celebration, or a corporate meeting, our elegant gallery space offers the ideal backdrop. Bathed in natural light, our venue showcases stunning high ceilings, charming brick walls, and a well-equipped full kitchen. Each detail of our space has been carefully curated to create an ambiance of sophistication and warmth. Here, your event is not just another date on the calendar, but a memorable experience imbued with the spirit of the arts. Whether you're raising a glass in celebration or engaging in meaningful discourse, do it in a space that resonates with creativity and charm. Book your next event with us and let the inspiring surroundings of our arts center set the stage for unforgettable moments.

  • What are the hours of operation for room rentals?
    Our rooms are available for rental from Monday to Sunday, 1 pm to midnight. However, please note these hours can vary on holidays and not all rooms are available during these hours. We recommend checking specific room availability when making a booking.
  • How can someone book a room?
    To book a room, please call us at 252-527-2517 or submit an inquiry through our online form. Please allow up to 48 hours for a response.
  • What is the cancellation policy for room rentals?
    We require notice of cancellation at least 60 days prior to the event, otherwise, the deposit will be forfeited.
  • Is a deposit required to secure a room booking?
    Yes, a deposit is required. The amount will be discussed upon submitting your booking request.
  • What forms of payment do you accept for room rentals?
    We accept cash, all major credit cards, and checks.
  • Are renters required to set up and clean up the space themselves?
    Yes, the renters are responsible for both the setup and cleanup of the rented space.
  • Are there any restrictions on the types of events that can be held in the rental rooms?
    We are generally flexible with the types of events we accommodate. For specific queries, please contact us.
  • Is there parking available for renters and their guests?
    Yes, we have parking available in our lot, which includes 2 handicap spots. Additional street parking is also available.
  • Are there any additional fees beyond the rental rate that renters should be aware of?
    Yes, for any rentals outside our business hours (Monday-Friday 10-6pm and Saturday 10-4pm), there's an additional fee of $25 per hour. If alcohol is to be served, a $50 ABC permit is also required.
  • Are renters allowed to bring in their own food and drink?
    Yes, renters can bring their own food and drinks. Please note that kitchen access is only included with the rental of the Hampton Gallery.
  • What kind of AV equipment is available for use in the rooms?
    We offer a PA system, projector & screen, and fairy lights for an additional fee.
  • Are there any specific rules or guidelines renters must follow while using the space?
    The use of lit candles, drugs, and gambling are strictly prohibited on the premises. We ask all renters to respect our space and use it responsibly.
  • What is the Deposit, Cleanup, and Furniture Rearrangement Disclaimer?
    Please note, it is the responsibility of the renter to return the room to the condition it was in at the start of the rental period. This includes cleaning the area, removing any decorations, equipment, or personal items, as well as rearranging the furniture, tables, chairs, etc. back to their original positions. Failure to do so will result in the forfeiture of the deposit. In addition, if the room requires excessive cleaning, repairs, or furniture rearrangement beyond what is considered normal wear and tear, the renter will be billed for any additional charges. These charges could exceed the original deposit amount.
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