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If you are interested in holding an event at the Etherredge Center, USC Aiken please contact Paul Crook, Executive Director, at or 803-641-3327 or Michael St. John, House Manager/Event Coordinator at or 803-641-3328 for more information.

All events are charged rental fees and labor and production fees based on our current Rental Rate Schedule. 

10 Easy Steps to Booking Your Event

  1. Review the venues on our website

  2. Complete and submit the Rental Reservation Form.

    On & Off-campus organizations should download and complete the Reservation Form

  3. Submit Reservation Form to Executive Director: Paul Crook

    Email: / Phone: 803-641-3327 / Fax: 803-641-3691 Mail: Etherredge Center, University of South Carolina Aiken, 471 University Parkway, Aiken SC 29801

  4. Receive confirmation of date(s) reserved

    Receive from the Executive Director confirmation that the dates you have requested have been placed on the Etherredge Center calendar. These dates are considered as a “hold” until a contract has been signed. Confirmation will be sent within 10 business days from receipt of reservation form.

  5. Schedule a production meeting & receive your rental contract

    Schedule with the Executive Director a production meeting to receive your rental contract, and provide the Etherredge Center staff all additional information pertaining to your event. (Technical needs, set ups, etc.).

  6. Pay deposit and sign contract

    Within 10 business days of signing your contract, you must submit a non-refundable deposit. Review the terms of your rental contract carefully. Deposits can be paid by organizational check or certified check. The deposit amount is 25% of the total contract price. Unpaid or late deposits may result in an event cancellation.

  7. Pay your balance 24 hours prior to event.

  8. Submit proof of $1 million liability insurance 30 days prior to event

    Proof of insurance is due 30 days before your event. The insurance certificate must name the University of South Carolina Aiken’s Etherredge Center, its employees, board and trustees as the additionally insured for the entire day of the event.

  9. Your event!

    One week prior to your event our House Manager (Michael St. John) will contact you to confirm all event dates, times and needs. On the day of your event our staff led by Michael St. John will be on site to assist with your event at your contracted rental time.

  10. Pay any final balance (30 days after event).

    The final invoice will be calculated after your event, to reflect actual staff times and equipment used. Balance is due 10 days from the invoice date.


The Etherredge Center
University of South Carolina Aiken
471 University Parkway
Aiken, SC 29801
P: (803) 641-3305

Office Hours

Monday – Thursday : 8:30 am – 6:00 pm

Friday : 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Saturday and Sunday : Closed

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