Rates Information

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The Community Center is not available to rent on Easter Sunday, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, New Year's Day, election days or other holidays in which the City of Winder observes.


Rates are available: Monday - Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and Friday - Sunday, 7 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. (midnight).

All room rental fees include city staff set-up of tables and chairs (indoor use only). Room rental fees are charged for the entire event to include the customer's set-up and clean-up times. Certain restrictions may apply.

Anyone associated with the event (caterers, decorators, entertainment, etc.) may enter the building no earlier than the set-up time indicated on the contract. Entering the Community Center any earlier will result in additional fees. Charges are based on a whole hour rate system.

Rate Codes (FOR CODE DESCRIPTIONS, SEE BELOW):       NP - Non-profit
                                                                                               E - Education Use
                                                                                               S - Standard Use

Monday - Thursday
Base Rate includes (3) hours







1 Board Room             -



2 Board & Conference Rooms




3 Entire Building




Additional Hour
 $50.00     $50.00                $100.00


Friday - Sunday
Base Rate includes (8) hours




1 Board & Conference Rooms*

$30.00 per hour

$30.00 per hour

$35.00 per hour

2 Entire Building




 3 Additional Hour
 $75.00  $75.00  $150.00

 *Only available on Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. with a 3-hour minimum. Customers are required to rent the entire building if space is needed after 2:00 p.m. on Friday. The rental of the entire building is required for Saturday and Sunday.

A dash (-) denotes that it is not an applicable rate code for the requested room or date.


The city does not hold dates without payment and security deposits. All rentals are on a first-come basis only. All deposits and 25% of the fees are required at the time the contract is signed. The remaining balance is due in-full 30 days prior to the scheduled event.

Deposits will be returned within 7 business days after the completion of the event, minus any noted damage, violations of lease or additional time used.

Deposit for events for Rate Code S - $500.00 (entire building rental)

Deposit for the Board/Conference Room for Rate Code S - $75.00

Deposits are non-refundable upon cancellation or changing the dates of the agreement/lease within 30 days of the scheduled event. Fifty (50%) percent of the deposit will be returned for cancellation of more than thirty (30) days of notice.




Storage of items

$50.00 per day (if space is available)

LCD Projector

$50.00 per day (only available Mon-Fri)

Sound System

$50.00 per day (waived for non-profits & education)

Police Security

$45.00 per hour, per officer (4 hr. minimum)

Additional Staff (as required)

$20.00 per staff member, per hour

 Kitchen $50.00 per event (no fee when renting entire building)


  • Functions with alcohol: At least one (1) police officer is required for the first one hundred (100) persons in attendance, and at least one (1) additional police officer for every additional one-hundred (100) persons in attendance.

  • In addition to providing police security, the event will need to comply with the Code of Ordinances, City of Winder Chapter 3 Alcoholic Beverages and/or any Federal or State Laws.


(Includes the Jug Tavern Store when requested)

$800.00 plus applicable Community Center Fees (when renting the entire building with an eight (8) hour minimum).

Power, water and trash costs are not included and will be determined based on the event.

Deposits will be set based on size of the event and utilities needed. A minimum deposit of $500 is required.

A lease will be required which may indicate other conditions for rental.



This rate applies to any non-profit with a valid IRS 501(c)(3) or other IRS tax identification number with a
physical location in Barrow County. This rate code is intended for private charitable events, banquets, or
similar functions. Non-profit organizations will be limited to one event per month under the rate code NP.
This rate does not apply to any religious organization holding an open service. The standard rate (Rate Code S) would apply to any services.

A $150 deposit is required for events scheduled Friday – Sunday or when alcohol is requested.

Education - This rate applies to schools recognized by the State of Georgia located with Barrow County for
testing of students or for academic purposes. This rate code does not apply to social events or banquets.
Deposits are waived for this rate code for educational institutions in good standings with the City of Winder.

Government – This rate applies to government agencies holding an event for educational purposes or for
purposes to inform the public. This rate does not apply to candidate fundraisers or events that charge a fee to attend, such events will be charged rate code S.

This rate may be limited to four (4) times per year per organization/agency/institution/school. 

Blackout dates may apply to weekends during April, May, June, and December.

STANDARD (Rate Code S)
The standard rate applies to anyone renting the facility that does not meet the description of the other
established rates associated with a Non-Profit or Education.

Event insurance may be required.

The community center lease cannot be reassigned.

Police security will be required for events with more than 100 people or if alcohol is present.



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