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:




Book any Saturday in December, 2014  for only $1,100! Fridays in December 2014 are only $750.

 Book any 2015 weekend event by December 31, 2014 and lock in the 2014 rate. New rental pricing takes effect for contracts signed on or after January 1, 2015.





2014 Business and Social Rates


Friday Saturday Sunday
Event Package $900 $1500 $900
  • Package includes a 6 hour event and up to 6 hours of set-up / facility access the event day for a total of 12 hours building access.
  • Additional hours are available at the weekend hourly rates below.
  • Use of tables and chairs is included in the catering service if using Jeff Thomas Catering. Set-up will be completed by staff prior to event and included in the pre-event staffing expense. Non-catered events subject to a $125 table/chairs set-up fee.
  • 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.




Services Available:

A/V Equipment (Projector and Screen) $50

Chairs and Table Use (or client may rent their own from an outside company) $125 if not using Jeff Thomas Catering

Event Up-Lighting $200



  • Jeff Thomas Catering staff will be on hand before and during the event as on-site staff and event supervision.
  • Caterers’ Preparation Room
  • 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


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.)

Please note: A client may select their own outside vendor, but must pay 15% of total food bill to Jeff Thomas Catering as an opt-out fee and are required to pay for one Jeff Thomas staffing person to be onsite during the event. 

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