Don't Just Host an Event. Host an Experience.

Standing at the crossroads of Kenner’s epic Rivertown renaissance – and a growing trend to host events in an eclectic quiet setting, Community Church is quickly becoming the most sought after event venue in the region.

At Community Church, we host all of the following events…

GENERAL GUIDELINES

Community Church offers the temporary use of rental spaces as specifically designated in our Church, located at 116 Florida Street, River Ridge, La. 70123.  Rental spaces are designed to meet general needs for activities such as classes, lectures, discussion groups, panels, seminars, luncheons, ministry services, weddings, funerals and conferences.
Please note that rental use is based on availability. Community Church and its regularly attending and giving members have priority. Community organizations and groups may rent space, pending availability, for events such as educational meetings and public health-related activities in keeping with Community Church’s mission and vision.
Community Church does not allow use of its meeting facilities for commercial, political or social activities or functions.

Reservations

  • Reservations are required for all rental spaces at Community Church. Reservations must be made via our website. Community Church does not accept reservation requests via phone or in-person.
  • Rental requests must be completed at least two weeks and no more twelve months in advance. Groups may schedule meeting space up to two consecutive days and up to 3 consecutive weeks.
  • Once the online reservation request form is completed, you will be forwarded to a Facility Rental Agreement and Invoice. No reservation is considered confirmed until request form is completed, rental agreement is electronically signed and submitted and deposit is received and processed.

Rental Fee Waivers:

  • Community Church will waive room rental fees for meetings hosted by Community Church and ministry affiliates, provided our learners, members, church partners, and/or staff are invited attendees for the event.
  • Community Church will waive room rental fees for classes, meetings, lectures hosted by Community Church’s academic partners, providing the educational programming is being offered to our learners.
  • Community Church will offer a 20% discount to local civic associations and non-profit (501c3) organizations hosting informational or educational events; pending administrative approval.

Maintenance Fees

  • Outside organizations whether receiving a rental fee waiver or discount will be charged a $150 maintenance fee for use of Community Church facilities. This fee covers room setup, breakdown and cleaning.

Change Order Fee Schedule

  • $150.00      Requests received within 3 days of planned event
  • $225.00      Requests received within 2 business days of planned event
  • $300.00      Requests received within 1 business day of planned event

Facility Rental Hours

  • The rental spaces are available Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • The sanctuary may be reserved between the hours of 1 p.m. and 9 p.m. on Sunday for an additional fee of $200. This charge will be applied even if the room rental is waived or discounted.
  • All rentals must be concluded within their allotted times. Rentals include 30 minutes before and 30 minutes after the scheduled meeting time for setup and breakdown. Community Church will charge an extra $25 per every 15 minutes over this allotted time.

Catering

  • All catering and table linen must be ordered through Community Church’s Food Service Department, Community Church’s in-house caterer.
  • Alcoholic beverages may NOT be served for any reason including evening or weekend events.
  • Outside catering is allowed but vendor must prepare all food prior to bringing to our facilities. No cooking will be allowed onsite. No boiled seafood allowed. Outside caterer must show proof of liability coverage. No exceptions will be given.

Parking

  • Parking in the Community Church’s parking lot is available per seat up to 59 spaces. Parking attendance fee is $200 per half day. This fee is required for events over 50 persons.

Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellations must be made at least two weeks in advance of rental date to receive a refund of deposit. No refunds will be made for cancellations made less than two weeks.

Rental Fees

  • Community Church’s rental fees are based on specified rental space for a half day (up to four hours) or full day (up to eight hours). Facility fees include use of the approved space. It does NOT include room set-up, use of in-room audio/visual equipment and janitorial services following the event.

 

Rental Space

Capacity

Full Day

(up to 8 hours)

Half Day

(up to 4 hours)

Sanctuary

400

$1000

$500 

Fellowship Hall

75

$500 

 $250

Lighthouse Computer Lab

7

 $500

 $250

Media Classroom (Upstairs)

25

$350

 $175

Classroom (Downstairs)

15

 $300

 $150

Conference Room

15

 $300

 $150

Foyer Entrance

40

$400

$200

Room Configurations

  • Rental spaces are available in standard configurations as listed below:

Available Space

Capacity

Standard Room Setup

Sanctuary

400

Auditorium (benches only)

Fellowship Hall

75

Banquet (tables and chairs)

Lighthouse Computer Lab

7

Computer Lab (computers)

Media Classroom (Upstairs)

25

Auditorium (chairs only)

Classroom (Downstairs)

15

Classroom (chairs only)

Conference Room

15

Boardroom (table and chairs)

Foyer Entrance

40

Auditorium (chairs only)

Grounds

  • Community Church’s grounds, including outside property and courtyards on the campus, are not available for meetings or special events without approval from Community Church administration.

Smoking

  • Community Church is a smoke free facility. Smoking, vaping or smokeless tobacco is not allowed in any area of the facility or grounds, including parking areas.

Equipment or exhibits

  • Advance approval is required for any electronic equipment brought into the facility. No nails, tacks, tape of any type of adhesive may be placed on doors, walls, ceilings of furniture.  Easels and signs are permitted on the exterior of the rental spaces, but may not block the corridors.  Community Church does not provide easels.

Noise levels

  • For the comfort of our neighbors and staff, all noise levels, including music and conversation, must be kept at an acceptable level and not disturb the church’s daily operations.

Security

  • Security is not provided with conference room rental.

Weddings

From 20 person ceremonies to 400+ receptions, at Community Church, we offer a christian, quiet and peaceful atmosphere to host your next wedding without the hassle.

Funerals

Celebrate and remember your loved one in a calming, christian environment. Our coordinators will ensure the service is hosted smoothly to allow your family members a chance to grieve and celebrate their loved one.

Conferences

Host your next conference and/or seminar at Community Church!  We offer a variety of setup options, audio visual and catering services to ensure your next conference is a success! Book your conference today!

Special Programs

Need a larger facility to host your next special program (Pastor’s Anniversary, Church Anniversary, etc.), look no further. Our facility is designed to meet the needs of your next program. Let’s book it today!