Facility Rentals Overview

Looking for a space to host your next workshop, meeting, lecture, or special occasion?

OCAF has a variety of spaces available for rent. Use the left navigation to learn more and contact our office for additional details.

  • OCAF Main Gallery – Approx. 2000 sq. ft. seats 100 or more
  • OCAF Members Gallery – Approx. 750 sq. ft. seats 60 max.
  • OCAF Conference Room – Approx. 300 sq. ft. seats 24 max.
  • OCAF Sculpture Garden
  • School Street Studio (Upper Classroom)
  • School Street Studio (UNG Classroom)*
  • OCAF Rocket Hall – Over 4,200 sq. ft. seats 200 or more

1902 OCAF Center Building

OCAF Main Gallery

Main Gallery is approx. 2000 sq. ft. seats 100 or more  

Daytime Event:
Tuesday – Saturday: 10 AM – 4 PM — $100/per hour
Evening Event:
Tuesday- Thursday: 5 PM – 10 PM — $400
Friday & Saturday:  5 PM – 10 PM — $500

Security Deposit (Refundable): $150
Cleaning Fee: $100 (will deduct from the Security Deposit)
Additional Hours: $100/per hour for additional hours.
Rate Includes:  10 – 3′ x 6′ banquet style tables that seat 6 people & 60 gray upholstered chairs.  Additional chairs and tables are available at a fee.

OCAF Members Gallery

Members Gallery is approx. 750 sq. ft. seats 60 max.     

Daytime Event:
Tuesday – Saturday: 10 AM – 4 PM — $75/per hour
Evening Event:
Tuesday – Thursday:  5 PM – 10 PM — $200
Friday & Saturday:  5 PM – 10 PM — $300

Security Deposit (Refundable):  $75
Cleaning Fee: $50 (will deduct from the Security Deposit)
Additional Hours: $75/per hour for additional hours.

Rate Includes:  8 – 3′ x 6′ banquet style tables & 20 gray upholstered chairs. Additional chairs and tables are available at a fee.

OCAF Conference Room

Conference Room is approx. 300 sq. ft. seats 24 max.

Daytime Event:
Tuesday – Saturday: 10 AM – 4 PM — $50/per hour
Evening Event:
Tuesday – Thursday:  5 PM – 10 PM — $100
Friday & Saturday:  5 PM – 10 PM — $200

Security Deposit: (Refundable) — $50
Cleaning Fee: $25 (will deduct from the Security Deposit)
$50/per hour for additional hours.
Rate Includes:  6 – 3′ x 6′ banquet style tables that seat 4 people & 24 gray upholstered chairs. Additional chairs and tables are available at a fee.

OCAF Sculpture Garden

Daytime Event:
Tuesday – Saturday: 10 AM – 4 PM — $50/per hour
Evening Event:
Tuesday – Thursday:  5 PM – 10 PM — $100
Friday & Saturday:  5 PM – 10 PM — $200

Security Deposit: (Refundable) — $50
Cleaning Fee: $25 (will deduct from the Security Deposit)
$50/per hour for additional hours.

School Street Studio Building

School Street Studio (Upper Classroom)

Daytime Event:
Tuesday – Saturday: 10 AM – 4 PM — $75/per hour
Evening Event:
Tuesday – Thursday:  5 PM – 10 PM — $200
Friday & Saturday:  5 PM – 10 PM — $300

Security Deposit (Refundable):  $75
Cleaning Fee: $50 (will deduct from the Security Deposit)
$75/per hour for additional hours.

School Street Studio (UNG Classroom)*

*Limited availability

Daytime Event:
Tuesday – Saturday: 10 AM – 4 PM — $75/per hour
Evening Event:
Tuesday – Thursday:  5 PM – 10 PM — $200
Friday & Saturday:  5 PM – 10 PM — $300

Security Deposit (Refundable):  $75
Cleaning Fee: $50 (will deduct from the Security Deposit)
$75/per hour for additional hours.

Rocket Hall Building

OCAF Rocket Hall

The Rocket Hall is and old High School Gym and is over 4,200 sq. ft. and can seat 200 or more. Areas of the bleachers are also available in the rental price which can add even more seating.

Daytime Event:
Tuesday – Saturday: 10 AM – 4 PM — $75/per hour

Security Deposit (Refundable):  $75
Cleaning Fee: $50 (will deduct from the Security Deposit)
$75/per hour for additional hours.

Evening Event:

Tuesday- Thursday: 5 PM – 10 PM — $500/ per day
Friday & Saturday: 5 PM – 10 PM — $750/ per day

Security Deposit: (Refundable) — $250
Cleaning Fee: $200 (will deduct from the Security Deposit)
$250/per hour for additional hours.
Rates Include:  20 – 3′ x 6′ banquet style tables & 120 gray upholstered chairs. Additional chairs and tables are available at a fee.

Additional Fees

Chairs: $10/ each

Tables: $15/each

Event Staff (required after 5pm): $25/per hour

Rules and Regulations:

  • For events after 5pm, renter must arrange their own Liability Insurance for the day of the event, with OCAF listed as additional Insured. (The policy is similar to a Renter’s Insurance policy). OCAF can provide renter with contact information for our insurance agency (rates vary depending on the type of event). Renter are also welcomed to contact their regular insurance agent for a quote / policy.
  • If renter have a cash bar, renter will need to get a one-day pour license from the State of Georgia, https://dor.georgia.gov/alcohol-tobacco/alcohol-licenses-permits/apply-alcohol-permit. If renter is serving alcohol only, not selling it, no license is needed.
  • A copy of both the liability insurance and alcohol license must be given to the OCAF staff before the day of the event.  If renter does not supply the required documents, the event will be cancelled, and renter will lose the security deposit.
  • Renter will be required to sign a rental contract.
  • Rental space will be held for 7 days without a deposit.
  • Security deposit is due at time of booking/signing of contract. There will be a $45 service charge for returned checks.
  • Balance in full is due 30 days prior to event or at time of booking if less than 30 days out.
  • Rental fee is refundable, minus the security deposit, if notification is given at least a 14-day notice prior to event. No refund given if notification is received later than the 14-day deadline.
  • Renter will have access to a kitchen area with a refrigerator & microwave (no stove/oven).
  • We supply tables & chairs. We do not supply tablecloths, cups, plates, or eating/serving utensils. Bring own necessary supplies such a paper towels, plates, napkins, cups, coffee & condiments, tablecloths, salt & pepper, can opener, foil or plastic wrap, utensils, serving dishes, cleaners, and whatever else renter think they will need.
  • Renter may hang things on the walls but may not use nails, screws or anything else that puts holes in the walls. Glitter and confetti may NOT be used. Wax candles or anything with an open flame is prohibited but battery-operated candles may be used. No runners may be taped to the floors.
  • Renter agrees to prohibit the conduct of illegal activities on the rented premises during the period of this agreement. Renter further agrees to maintain orderly conduct and promote proper and lawful use of the facility/property and abide by applicable Ordinances as set forth by the government of the City of Watkinsville. Failure on behalf of the Renter to abide by the laws of the State of Georgia and the Ordinances of the City of Watkinsville may result in this Agreement being voided immediately and deposit forfeiture. Additionally, the Renter will be required to vacate the premises upon immediate notice by any City of Watkinsville official.
  • The Renter agrees to supervise children by an adult over the age of 18, including trips to and from the restrooms.
  • The Renter agrees to pay for all repairs resulting from any damage to the premises during this agreement period.
  • Renter agrees to indemnify, protect and hold harmless the Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation, its staff, board members, or volunteers from any and all claims, demands actions, suits, damages, loss and expense of whatever kind of nature to any person or to any property arising out of or in connection with the Agreement herein for the utilization of said facility and to pay for any costs associated with the above resulting from the use of the Facility by the Renter.
  • No smoking inside or outside within 20 feet of the building. Pick up all smoking debris left on the grounds by renter’s guests.
  • No open fires/grills will be permitted in any structure or within 15ft of a structure
  • No tobacco products are allowed in any city building.
  • All deliveries, catering services, and setup for the event must occur on the same date as contracted for the rental.
  • Set-up and break-down must be done during renter contracted rental time.
  • Renter agrees to only use the spaces as contracted. Additional cost may be applied for use of other spaces.
  • Amplifies music (stereo system, speaker, band, DJ., etc.) is allowed inside the facility, but renter MUST register with the City of Watkinsville at least 72 hours before the event if the noise will be heard more than 100’ outside (for example: with doors open).
  • You must provide security for guests and property of guests; OCAF is not responsible for any belongings left on the premises including vehicles in the parking lot. Any found objects will be placed into our Lost & Found box and may be retrieved the next business day.
  • Renter must take note of the location of fire exits and fire extinguishers through the facility.
  • Renter must use the facility for the purposes set out in the contract and for no other purposes. This contract may not in whole or in part be assigned, transferred, or sublet by the renter. Rental fees are subject to change without notice.