Rentals

Thank you for considering the Thomas Wolfe Memorial for your event. The Memorial is a state-supported institution that receives private support from the community for preservation and education programs. The historic structures, visitor center, and objects in our care are national treasures, and their protection is the responsibility and first priority of the Site staff. The use of Site grounds and facilities for special events is made available to groups, individuals, corporations, agencies of the State, and nonprofit organizations (hereinafter “Permittee”) under specific conditions outlined below, for the purpose of making the Site and its programs more widely known and available to the public. The fees charged offset the operating costs of the institution.

Price Guide:

Events may be held from Tuesday through Saturday 5:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m. on the Site grounds, and/or visitor center and auditorium. Events are not available during normal site operating hours.

  • Visitor Center (approximately 75 people standing reception)- Fee $300.00 (4 hours). Non-profit Organization Fee $150.00.
  • Auditorium (seats maximum of 50 people theatre style)- Fee $150.00 (4 hours). Non-profit Organization Fee $75.00.
  • Old Kentucky Home (limited to 20 people)- Fee $500.00 (2 hours) after hours with visitor center access. Non-profit Organization Fee $250.00.
  • Site Grounds (estimated 100 people)- Fee $500.00 (4 hours) after hours with visitor center access. Non-profit Organization Fee $250.00.

*Nonprofit groups and government institutions may request a discounted fee for facility use in writing. Requests are subject to approval by the Historic Site Manager.

Special Use Permit Policy Application