Event Rental Info

Event Venues in Orange Park

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Looking for event venues near you? Rental opportunities at the Thrasher-Horne Center —located on the gorgeous St. Johns River State College campus in Orange Park, Florida—include our Main Stage Theatre; Studio Theatre; conference center rooms; and art galleries. Conveniently located near Jacksonville and St. Augustine, our event venues are available to rent for a wide variety of occasions. Here are the specifics of each, including contact information to schedule a tour or rent the space.

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Call (904) 276-6815
to speak with our Rental Manager, Ellen Hare
or fill out the contact form below.

Our Main Stage Theatre is an ideal event venue to rent for:

School Graduations

Your school will have ample room, even for the largest of audiences, and you’ll appreciate the professional service provided by our staff. Then, our conference center adjacent to this area is ideal for catered dinners or other types of graduation receptions.

Recitals

Whether this is for a school chorus or orchestra, or a community dance group or band, choosing our Main Stage Theatre allows you to give participants a chance to perform on a professional stage. Guests, meanwhile, can enjoy the acts in plush comfort.

Award Ceremonies

Thrasher-Horne Center has hosted plenty of these ceremonies with pomp and circumstance, and close proximity of our Main Stage and conference center rooms expands the possibilities by giving your group easy access to our full warming kitchen for buffets or catered meals.

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Events and Competitions

Non-profit organizations, business groups, local government agencies, and more host parties, corporate events, competitions, and more in our Main Stage area. You can count on warm, friendly professional service.

Large Scale Productions

Welcome to the largest stage in Clay County! Our Main Stage Theatre has all the amenities of other Northeast Florida venues, but with a more intimate and personal feel. With room for a cast of 80, your performers and crew will have everything they need right at their fingertips.

Amenities available when your organization rents our comfortable, state-of-the-art Main Stage Theatre include:

  • Seating for up to 1,725 in this proscenium theatre with two levels of seating:
    • spacious floor level
    • stadium-style balcony with six private boxes 
  • Stage (57’ x 48’) that is 30’ high with a 91’ roof and a full fly system 
  • Fully automated orchestra pit; we can configure this in multiple ways to fit your group’s needs 
  • Concessions available upon request from one or both of our permanent areas; satellite bars are available
  • House management staff & volunteer ushers
  • Box office & ticketing services
  • Available ADA compliant w/ available hearing assistance devices
  • Full dressing rooms (room for 80 people) and green room
  • Elevator and large bathroom facilities on each of the two levels
  • Two full loading docks
  • Abundant free parking

Here are more specifics about the Main Stage Theatre venue, including its staging dimensions, rigging information, lighting options, sound reinforcement, orchestra lift, wardrobe information, dressing rooms, dance studio, north loading dock, lighting instrumentation, orchestra shell, draperies, and more.

To tour or rent the Main Stage Theatre, or get your questions answered, call (904) 276-6803 and ask to speak to our Productions and Events Manager, Mariana Bell.

Our Studio Theatre is an ideal event venue to rent for:

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Intimate Productions

We can configure stage and seating options for a true black-box ambiance that serves as the perfect foundation for productions with small casts, artist showcases, cabarets, and more. Connect with your audience in a way that just isn’t possible with a bigger venue.

Music Performances

Performers will look and sound their very best with our professional lighting and sound systems, whether it’s a hot band or intriguing new solo artist. You can create an event with general admission or assigned seats, and with a seated audience or one where people stand up to listen.

Parties and Events

This space is tailor-made for no stress, no hassle, family and personal celebrations, ones that attendees will remember for years. Plus, it’s ideal for non-profit groups, business groups, and local governmental agencies for their get-togethers. Professional servers and bartenders are available.

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Artistic Showcases

In our Studio Theatre, a visual, dance, or musical artist—as just three examples—can directly connect with their audience in an intimate setting; feedback we’ve received from previous artists verifies that they experience this intimacy. We invite you to check out this space as a venue for your creative expression.

Amenities available during a Studio Theatre rental include:

  • Seating for up to 220
  • Maximum flexibility
  • House management staff & volunteer ushers
  • ADA compliant w/ available hearing assistance devices
  • Two full loading docks
  • Dedicated catwalk-level sound/lighting booth
  • Box office & ticketing services available
  • Dressing room and green room access
  • Ample free parking in a secure lot

Here are more details about our Studio Theatre venue, including room dimensions and information about the rigging and soft goods; dressing rooms/green rooms; lighting system; sound system; and staff. 

To tour or rent the Studio Theatre, or get your questions answered, call (904) 276-6803 and ask to speak to our Productions and Events Manager, Mariana Bell.

Our conference center rooms are excellent event spaces to rent for:

Meeting Rooms

From a professional lunch-and-learn to annual business meetings, workshops, training sessions and more, these versatile meeting rooms have the audiovisual and sound capabilities needed for just about any group’s needs. Non-profit organizations can be eligible for a discount.

Weddings and Receptions

Our grand room has space for 240 wedding reception guests while still leaving enough room for dancing—and its beautiful chandeliers are the shining highlight of this room’s contemporary design. Our banquet room is often used for wedding ceremonies and picturesque spots exist for unforgettable wedding photos.

Banquets & Fundraising Events

Our non-profit event venue discount can make gala-type fundraisers affordable in our grand room with our banquet rooms ideal for meals, silent auctions, and more.

Reunions & Special Celebrations

From birthday parties to anniversary celebrations, baby showers to graduation parties, family reunions to class reunions, our conference center rooms are wonderful locations to host your next special occasion.

Expos

This event space is tailor-made for conferences, expos, and other industry-related events. Large, all-attendee events can be held in the grand room while breakout groups can use banquet rooms.

Parties & Celebrations

We love to host holiday parties and our staff is very experienced in helping companies to hold these celebrations in memorable ways, whether yours is a small business or a big corporation.

When renting conference center space, you can benefit from:

  • More than 6,260 square feet of event space 
  • Five multi-purpose banquet rooms that can be configured 
  • Furniture setup and breakdown
  • Various seating options
  • Ample free parking
  • Adjustable lighting
  • Audiovisual and sound capability
  • Flexible catering options

Here are more details about our conference center rooms, including specifics about the facilities and floor plans, furniture and equipment, flexible catering options, and much more.

To view or rent our conference center rooms, or get your questions answered, call (904) 276-6815, ext. 2, to speak with our Rental Coordinator, Ellen Hare.

Thrasher-Horne art galleries are the perfect event spaces to rent when you’d like to display artwork for a private event or reception. Plus, we are accepting submissions from professional artists on an ongoing basis. If this interests you, please contact our Gallery Coordinator at (904) 276-6815

If you’re looking at event venues near you for a wedding, bridal shower, baby shower, class reunion, wine tasting, meditation classes, meetings, or another occasion where you desire an unforgettable environment, our art galleries provide this unique type of experience. 

Here are more details about our art gallery venues, including room dimensions and information about movable section walls, lighting, and audio capabilities.  To tour or rent our art galleries, or get your questions answered, call (904) 276-6815, to speak with our Technical Director, Jan-Hein Phelps.

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