Rental Rates

The Carnegie Center of Columbia Tusculum offers two pricing structures. Business/ Social rates apply to events hosted by private parties and/or businesses. Non-profit rates apply to events sponsored by groups with 501c3 status. See both standard and non-profit rates below: 

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2017 Business and Social Rates

All contracts received by January 31, 2018 will receive 2017 rates.

Friday/Sunday Saturday Sundays on Holiday Weekends
Event PackageRehearsal Dinner Only Rate (unlimited time)Rehearsal Only Fee (maximum 3 hrs) $1100$200 $1900 $1900
  • Package includes unlimited access to the building the day of the event for set-up, decorating, event and clean-up.
  • Saturday events may book Friday at a 25% discount.
  • Note a 10% top charge is added to the catering invoice.
  • Additional hours are available at the weekend hourly rates below.
  • Use of tables and chairs is included in the catering service, but a set-up surcharge may apply in catering/staffing fees. Set-up will be completed by staff prior to event.  Non-catered events subject to a table/chairs set-up fee via Jeff Thomas Catering.
  • Weekend rental prices are 20% off during the months of January, February and March.



Mon – Thurs 8AM-10PM
West Room $65/hr
East Room $65/hr
All Space $110/hr
  • Three hour minimum
  • Hourly rates apply to set-up and teardown time.





  • Jeff Thomas Catering staff will be on hand before and during the event as on-site staff and event supervision. They will assist in the pre-event coordination.
  • Caterers’ Preparation Room
  • Event Uplighting
  • Handicap accessibility
  • Free on-street parking
  • 17-6’ Rectangular Tables
  • 2-8′ Rectangular Tables
  • 8-4’ Round Tables
  • 5-5′ Round Tables
  • 3-3′ Rectangular (narrow) Tables
  • 5 High-Top Cocktail Tables (round)
  • 220 Off-White Resin Event Chairs, 122 Folding Metal Chairs
  • Valet services may be arranged through Jeff Thomas Catering.


Caterer and Bar Service:

Jeff Thomas Catering is the Exclusive Caterer of The Carnegie Center of Columbia Tusculum. Jeff Thomas allows The Carnegie Center of Columbia Tusculum to be a full-service venue option for clients. They can provide everything from food, beverage, linens, dishware, centerpieces, event coordination and more. Or, the client may choose to use Jeff Thomas catering only for food and arrange their own event vendors. Clients may choose to provide their own alcohol, but must use a Jeff Thomas bartender to staff. Clients who do not use catering services are not required to use Jeff Thomas to cater their event (ie. dances, lectures, nonprofits with donated food, etc.) Note that there is a 10% top charge added to the catering invoice.




Non-Profit Rates*


All building:         M-Th:  $110/hr            Fri-Sun:  $135/hr     (minimum of 3 hours)

Per Room:             M-Th: $60/hr               Fri-Sun: $80/hr       (minimum of 3 hours)

Open Class Rate with Quarterly Contract:      M-Th: $35/hr


When using hourly rate, include in calculation set-up and teardown time.



Optional Services:

Food, beverage and service via Jeff Thomas Catering

Table and Chairs Set-up Fee $200


Rental includes:

  • Caterers’ Preparation Room
  • 15-6’, 2-3’, and 2-8’ Rectangular Tables
  • 8-4‘ and 5-5’ Round Tables
  • 120 Padded Metal  or 220 Padded White Resin Chairs


Caterer and Bar Service:

Jeff Thomas Catering or donated food acceptable with proof of donation (nonprofits only.)


*Proof of non-profit status must be supplied at contract execution.

* No hard-soled dancing shoes and no tape use in the building. Must provide table/floor covers for art events.


The Carnegie Center is a NON-SMOKING Facility


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