You must be customer in good standing within the Ayden Utility System in order to rent a Town-owned building or facility.  If you are interested in having your meeting or special event in Ayden, please reserve your date and venue by visting Town Hall to fill out a lease application, provided by our Customer Service Department.  (If you want to see the rental space before you reserve it, a brief tour can be arranged by requesting one at Town Hall.) Once you sign the application, the Town Manager and Police Chief will need to approve it (this is so you can borrow a key and gain access on the weekends).

The fee schedule is listed below for your convenience.  The rental fee, including a refundable deposit, guarantees your reservation and must be paid at least 3 days in advance of the date you wish to reserve (30 days in advance for the auditorium).  Reservations are required for all town-owned facilities.  Please note that the athletic fields and gymnasium are not available to rent.  Important Note: you will be asked to show a photo ID and your paid receipt before a key is loaned to you for your rental (keys managed by Ayden Police Dept; entrance facing Bum's Restaurant).  The key must be returned to the PD after you vacate the building.

If you want to check on a date before coming to Town Hall to make a reservation and complete the application, please call Customer Service at 252-481-5823.  You may print out an application by clicking here.   

Second Street Community Building (548 Second St.)
$50 refundable deposit
$150 per use
$600 annually for once a month use
$1,000 annually for once a week use

Old Town Hall (4106 West Ave.) 
$50 refundable deposit
$100 per use
$600 annually for once a month use 
$1,000 annually for once a week use 

District Park Small Shelter (Jolly Road)
(Reservations required)
$40 for half day (4 hours)
$70 for full day (8 hours)
(Please note that shelter rental does NOT include access to the Splash Pad during summer months, which is $2 per child for a daily pass.  No reservation or fee required Pitt County Schools Summer Recess; available "first come-first served" for individuals/families -- see large shelter fees for your event needs)

District Park Large Shelter (approximately 30 x 50 ft.; 6 to 8 picnic tables)
(Reservations required)
$70 for half day (4 hours)
$130 for full day (8 hours)

Veterans' Park Small Shelter (Third St.)
(reservations required)
$15 for half day (4 hours)
$30 for full day (8 hours)

Veterans' Park Baldree Shelter (large shelter with grill)
(reservations required)
$30 for half day (4 hours)
$60 for full day (8 hours) 

Note:  $15 fee to obtain key to tennis courts at Veterans' Park.

JJ Brown Park Shelter
(reservations required)
$20 for half day (4 hours)
$40 for full day (8 hours) 

West Avenue Stage
(includes electricity and handicap lift, but not sound system)
$250 refundable deposit
$250 per use
$25 per hour for off-duty police officer/s (one officer required for every 100 guests in attendance)
All reservation fees, including security, to be paid 30 days in advance

Arts & Recreation Center Campus (4354 S. Lee Street)
Doug Mitchell Auditorium (seats 700)
$150 refundable deposit
$350 per use for non-profit organizations (must provide copy of IRS Letter stating public charity status)
$700 per use for-profit organizations 
(Does not include staff for sound/lights tech room)
**Please provide one-page proposal or flyer stating purpose for event, to be turned in with lease agreement for approval**
$25 per hour for off-duty police officers/s (one officer required for every 100 guests in attendance)
All reservation fees, including security, to be paid 30 days in advance

Classrooms
$50 per use (4 hour maximum)
Please contact Tommy Duncan at (252) 481-5837 for availability prior to making a reservation