Rental Rates & Info2024-06-16T18:00:44+00:00

Rental Rates

All Rentals are based on a 5 – hour block, unless otherwise noted
Entire Facility
(Includes Ballroom, Bar Room, Gallery, Patio, & Lawn)
600 $1,500.00 $1,750.00 N/A
Ballroom 240-400 $900.00 $1000.00 N/A
1/2 Ballroom (Wooden Floor) 144-200 $650.00 $750.00 N/A
Bar Room 80-120 $500.00 $600.00 N/A
Gallery, Patio, & Lawn 56-500 $500.00 $600.00 N/A
Additional Hours –   Only 3 additional hours permitted before rolling into 5 hour block.   $75.00 $100.00  
 Full-Day Package
(Includes Entire Facility; up 12 hours; Table Linens Included)
  $2,000.00 $2,500.00  
Event Package
(Includes: Entire Facility – 2 days / 8 hours per day; Table Linens Included)
  $2,500.00 $3,000.00  
Seminar Package  (Ballroom – 10 hrs)
(Includes: Linens, projectors, sound, easels, whiteboard)
  $1,500.00 N/A  

Service & Equipment Fees (fee includes set-up)                                                                                                                                                                                                           
Bar Service Fee – $200.00 (includes Bartender (s) / set up)
LED Video Projector  & screen – $25.00 each/day + tax (Portable also available)
Sound System – $25.00/day + tax (Portable also available)
Stage – 6′ x 8′ – $150.00 + tax (includes riser, steps, and skirting)
Piano  – $100.00 + tax

Non-refundable deposit
A non-refundable deposit of 25% of the total estimated balance is required to reserve your event date.  Deposit will be applied to your final balance.

Refundable Security Deposits Required
A refundable security deposit of $250.00 will be required to reserve a date at the Goldsboro Event Center.  Security deposits are refunded when facility guidelines are met.  They are not part of the rental fee and may not be applied toward your balance.

Final payment is due a minimum of 3 weeks prior to event date

BUILDING ATTENDANT – A Building Attendant is required for all events and is included in your rental fee; however, additional building attendants may be required at the expense of the renter and at the discretion of the Event Manager subject to activities, alcohol availability and number of guests.  Building Attendants are subject to a minimum of four-hours at $10.00 per hour and will be included in your final balance.

SECURITY PERSONNEL – One or more Security Officers may be required for all events at the discretion of the Event Manager subject to activities, alcohol availability and number of guests. Only off-duty officers from the City of Goldsboro Police Department may serve as Security Personnel for the GEC. Renter will be required to make security arrangements and pay, in cash or check, at the beginning of the rental. Security Personnel are subject to a three-hour minimum at $30.00 per hour. Contact the Goldsboro Police Department at (919) 580-4273 to schedule security needs.

VENDOR INFORMATION   Often clients need assistance in booking bands, DJ’s, or event coordinators, or have specialized sound, lighting, audio-visual, and staging needs. Renters at the GEC may hire any licensed vendors they choose. 

CATERING – All caterers must provide a copy of their Liability Insurance and Food Establishment Inspection report prior to the event date.  A list of preferred caters is available upon request.

HOURS of OPERATION – Goldsboro Event Center is available for use from 7a.m.-Midnight.
Events must conclude no later than midnight; failure to comply will result in an automatic loss of security deposit.

NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION – All Non-Profit Organizations must submit a copy of their “501-C3” to be eligible for a 10% discount for any room rental at the Goldsboro Event Center. (Discount does not apply to amenities)

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