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Ocean Springs Civic Center

  1. Ocean Springs Civic Center Rental Agreement

    REV 06/08/2021

    3730 Bienville Boulevard
    Ocean Springs, MS 39564
    Phone: 228-875-8665
    You must be at least 21 years of age to rent the facility and sign this contract.
    Rentals are for a 12-hour period of time.
    This is a tobacco-free facility.

  2. Rental Fees
    Fee TypePrivateNon-Profit
    Facility Rental$600$300

    Meeting Rooms4 Hours8 Hours12 Hours
    Rental Fee$100$150$200

    Additional hours must be approved in advance. There will be a charge of $50 per hour with a minimum of 2 hours.

    All rental fees must be paid prior to the date of the function.

    Failure to pay fees 2 full weeks in advance will result in the cancellation of the rental agreement.

    The deposit is due the day the facility is booked.

    The balance will be due 2 weeks prior to the event.

    (The deposit is refundable after the event, provided there is no damage to the facility or its contents.

    If the event is canceled before the rental date or the day of the event, the deposit is non-refundable).

    Deposit refund checks may take up to 30 days to be issued.

  3. Alcohol

    No persons or group renting this facility will be permitted to sell alcoholic beverages to the public unless the seller is Licensed and Bonded by the State of Mississippi.

    Groups are permitted to bring alcoholic beverages for their Personal Consumption Only.

    No one under the age of 21 will be allowed to consume alcohol in a city facility (no exceptions).

    If any type of alcohol is present on the premises of this facility, you are required to have security present.


  4. Security Guards and Chaperones

    For security reasons, any function serving alcohol must have security officers on duty during the event. The number of officers required is based on the number of guests attending the event.

    Number of GuestsNumber of Officers
    Up to 2992
    Over 3994

    All groups/functions with over 50 guests must have 2 security guards. An additional chaperone is required for every 50 children/teens. For example, if there are 100 children/teens, you will need 2 security officers and 2 chaperones. The chaperone’s name and phone number must be provided before the contract can be signed.

    The cost for each security guard is $35 per hour.

    There is a minimum of 4 hours per security guard.

    The City will book the security guards through the Ocean Springs Police Department.

    The security guard fee will need to be paid separately on the night of your event.

    Failure to provide security will be grounds for immediate cancellation of the reservation and possible forfeiture of the deposit.

    The City of Ocean Springs reserves the right to require additional security at its discretion.

    There will be a City of Ocean Springs employee present at all times when the facility is reserved or occupied. This employee will be there to open and close the facility, and will control all equipment located on the premises of this facility; however, the City employee on duty will not handle or move property owned by those other than the City.

    This city employee will not act as a chaperone for any group.

  5. Decorating

    Decorating must be done during the time period you have reserved this facility.

    (If you wish to decorate the previous day, you must pay the rental fee of $600).

    • Materials such as tacks, nails, staples, glue, etc. may not be used to attach decorations to walls or tables. 3M packing tape may be used for applying decorations to wood surfaces. No tape on sheetrock walls.

    • Damage to walls will result in loss of deposit and possible additional fees and charges.

    • Decorations of any kind may not be attached to the ceiling tiles and/or grids.

    • Rice and birdseed are permitted outdoors.

    • Under no circumstances are tables, chairs, or any equipment/furniture to be removed from this facility.

    • If serving food and/or drinks, all tables must be covered with some type of tablecloth.

    • No spray glue, bottled bubbles, smoke machines, spray glitter, spray paint, or any type of aerosol adhesives will be allowed in the facility.

    • Changing the appearance of this building other than normal decorating is not permitted.

  6. Table and Chairs Available
    • 50 8 Feet Long Tables
    • 10 6 Feet Long Tables
    • 2 4 Feet Round Tables
    • 10 6 Feet Round Tables
    • 400 Black Folding Chairs
  7. Capacity and Seating
    Main HallBalconyMeeting Rooms
    400 Auditorium Style
    100 Auditorium Style
    50 Auditorium Style
    250 with Tables and Chairs

    80 with Tables and Chairs

  8. Rental Procedures
    • Any food remaining from the event must be removed from the facility. If any food is left, it will be disposed of immediately after the event.

    • All functions must shut down one hour prior to the end time for cleaning, and removing food, decorations, and equipment/furniture belonging to the renter. This includes shutting down the music and stopping serving alcohol. The City of Ocean Springs will not be responsible for any items left in the facility following the conclusion of the reserved event.

    • No food or drink is allowed on the stage unless pre-approved in advance.

    • The kitchen area must be cleaned by the rental party.

    • Gambling in any form is strictly prohibited.

    • No animals other than service dogs are allowed in the facility.

    • Maintaining order and control over all persons or guests in the group and encouraging them to abide by all the policies and procedures of this facility during the reserved period of time is the renter’s responsibility.

      Failure to comply with these regulations may result in the loss of all or portions of the deposit to cover applicable fees.

      Renters are responsible for the cost and repair or replacement of any Civic Center property (e.g. buildings, grounds, contents, or equipment) which is damaged or destroyed by the renter or anyone attending the function during an event covered by the rental contract. The cost of such repair or replacement will be determined by the City and deducted from the deposit. Any remaining costs not covered by the deposit will be paid in full by the renter up to the amount of the insurance policy deductible. Any damage to any property of the City of Ocean Springs must be reported to the event technician immediately.

      Renter, including his/her/its heirs, member, assigns, agents, and/or representatives, agrees that The City shall not be liable for any injury or damages, whether to person or property, originating in contract, tort, equity, or otherwise, associated with Renter’s use of the facility, inside or outside the subject building. Renter further agrees to hold harmless, defend, release, covenant not to sue, and indemnify The City for any and all liability, claims, demands, actions, and causes of action whatsoever arising out of or related to any loss, damage, or injury that may be sustained by Renter, a third party, and/or any other person, whether based in tort, contract, or equity, whether caused by the negligence of The City or otherwise, that is in any way associated with Renter’s use of the Facility.

  9. It is the renter’s responsibility to contact the Rental Facilities Department to make all set-up arrangements at 228-875-8665.

  10. Important Notice

    The entire facility is tobacco-free, including no electronic smoking devices. There will be no exceptions.

    If this policy is not enforced with your guests, you will forfeit your deposit.

  11. Emergency Contact

    Stephen Glorioso 

    Phone: 662-721-3873

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