Freedom Point is available for private rentals only and will accommodate up to 100 guests for a seated event, or up to 125 reception style. Maximum number of guests is 125 as mandated by the Fire Marshall.
Rentals include: 100 chairs, 10-72 inch round tables and 5-8ft banquet type tables available. (Inside use only). There is audiovisual equipment available at no additional charge.
Food and non-alcoholic beverages can be brought in by the renter. If a caterer is used or alcohol will be served, it must be from one of the pre-approved catering services. Also, Host Bar service is available through each caterer with a per hour charge. Outside bartenders and BYOB is not allowed. Cash Bar service is permissible if certain criteria are met. Beer, wine and mixed drinks may be served. Bottled beer is not allowed, however aluminum bottles, cans or kegs are allowed. ALL liquor, beer, and wine must be served from the bar. No bottles are to be taken from the bar. Arrangements must be made in advance with the caterer, determining exactly what they will be serving.
Wilma Rudolph Event Center is available for private rentals (weddings, banquets, meetings, etc.) and will accommodate 500 or possibly more for a seated event, or up to 1000 standing reception style.
Wilma Rudolph Event Center is available for public rentals-open to general public-must have insurance and will accommodate 500 or possibly more for a seated event, or up to 1000 standing reception style. Also combining the WREC with the rental of the amphitheater can provide the ideal location for an event which can accommodate over 5000 people. Public events are subject to rent plus an additional 10% of the gross; nonprofit organizations which are classified as 501c3 are waived from paying the 10% percent of the gross.
Rentals include: 500 chairs, 50-72 inch round tables, and 30- 8 ft. banquet tables are available (for inside use only). There is audiovisual equipment available at no additional charge.
All food and alcoholic drinks must be arranged through one of our pre-approved caterers. Outside food and drinks are not allowed.
Cash Bar service is permissible if certain criteria are met. Host Bar service is available through each caterer with a per hour charge. Outside bartenders and BYOB are not allowed. Beer, wine and mixed drinks may be served. Bottled beer is not allowed, however aluminum bottles, cans or kegs are allowed. ALL liquor, beer, and wine must be served from the bar. No bottles are to be taken from the bar. Arrangements must be made in advance with the caterer, determining exactly what they will be serving.
The Amphitheatre is situated in front of the Wilma Rudolph Event Center and is a picturesque location for an outdoor wedding or concert event. The Amphitheatre is available only with the rental of the WREC and is included with private rentals at no charge upon request. For public events, there is an additional fee.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is included with a venue rental?
Tables and chairs are included for up to 500 at the Wilma Rudolph Event Center and for up to 100 at Freedom Point. Wilma Rudolph rentals also include use of the amphitheater (private rentals only) and small stage. Freedom Point rentals include use of our golf cart to shuttle any guests with mobility issues.
What do I need to do to reserve a date with your venue?
To reserve a date at the Wilma Rudolph Event Center or Freedom Point, we require a signed contract and deposit payment.
When is my final payment due?
Final payments are due anytime between signing your contract, and 60 days prior to your event. Failure to make your final payment will result in cancellation of your event.
What is the timeframe of my rental?
Full day rentals are from 8 am-11 pm. Half Day rentals are from 8 am-4 pm or 2-10 pm. This timeframe includes your setup, event, and cleanup all within those hours. Half Day rentals are only available Monday-Friday.
Do you do in-house catering or alcohol sales?
We do not provide in-house catering, but we do have a list of approved caterers you must choose from.
Is outside food allowed in your venues?
Renters at the Wilma Rudolph Event Center must choose from our list of approved caterers. Renters at Freedom Point are permitted to bring in outside food, so long as alcohol is not served at the event. If alcohol is served at the event, renters must choose from one of our approved caterers with ABC licensed servers to provide food and bartending.
Who are your approved caterers?
Catering List Valid July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017
How can my business become a part of the approved catering list?
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Our approved caterers are selected through a bid process through the City of Clarksville Purchasing Department. If you would like to submit your information, please send your mailing address, email address, and phone number to email@example.com to be contacted when the bid opens. The catering contract is valid July 1-June 30.
How do I gain access to the venue on the day of my rental?
The Facility Manager will be onsite to let you in when you arrive for your rental. The Facility Manager will be in the park to handle any questions you may have throughout your rental period, as well as lock up at the end of the night. Our Facility Managers are staffed based on the custom needs of our renters. Please be as accurate as possible when confirming your arrival time.
When will I receive my deposit refund?
Deposit refunds typically take 10-15 business days to return by mail. To receive your deposit refund check as quickly as possible, be sure to verify your correct mailing address. Please note that any holiday closures may affect this timeframe slightly.
I am hosting a public event at the Wilma Rudolph Event Center and would like to have alcohol sales as a part of my event. What should I do?
To allow alcohol sales in our venue, we require renters to choose one of our approved caterers with a “Liquor by the Drink” license to handle bartending and sales. We also require any public events with alcohol to submit a security plan one month in advance, complete with the number of officers (contact CPD or CMCSO to secure officers for your event) secured for your event. If the event is hosted by a 501c3 organization, a Beer Permit issued by the Beer Board must be submitted to the Facility Promotions Supervisor no later than two weeks in advance.