Looking for a fun day trip or overnight visit with your group? Well look no further. Aiken, SC is a great get-a-way, off the beaten path and free from big crowds. Your group will enjoy gracious southern hospitality with a visit to us. Whether groups big or, young or old, all are welcome in Aiken!

With a variety of lodging accomodations and historic and modern meeting space we look forward to working with you to make sure your group has an experience that will not soon be forgotten. Enjoy this sample group itinerary.

Sports Tournaments

Citizens Park

The most comprehensive sports complex in the area! 15 fields at one location with over 20 acres of soccer fields at this full service complex.

1060 Banks Mill Road

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Odell Weeks Tennis Center

The best tennis in Aiken!  20 courts including, 10 clay and 10 hard plus an additional 40 courts available offsite. 

1700 Whiskey Road

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USC-Aiken Basketball Facilities

Contact the USC-Aiken Convocation Center for availability and schedules.  Great facilities for both children and adult teams for basketball or any gym sport, as well as meeting space.

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Citizens Park Sprayground and Track Rentals

If you're at the park for a tournament or looking to host a birthday party, gathering or special event, consider a rental of the Citizens Park Fields, Sprayground, or Track! For more information regarding rental availability and pricing, call the Citizens Park staff at 642-7761.

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Newberry Street Festival Center

Are you looking to host a festival or run in downtown Aiken? The Newberry Festival site is the perfect place to hold your festival to help raise awareness to your cause, a fundraiser, or just to have a fun community event. Also available for rental are the City’s Mobile Stage and the City’s Mobile Cinema System. For more information on these items or call 643-4779.

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Meeting Planning

Lessie B. Price Aiken Senior and Youth Center

Entire Banquet Hall

4,160 sq. ft. / 296 seated / 609 standing

Friday 6pm – 12am

$450/six hour rental fee

+ additional $300 refundable deposit*

Saturday and Sunday 6am – 12am

$650/six hour rental fee

$110 each additional hour

+ additional $500 refundable deposit*


Banquet Room A

1,147 sq. ft. / 96 seated / 207 standing

Direct kitchen access (kitchen rental required)

$250/six hour rental

$75 each additional hour

+ additional $150 refundable deposit*


Banquet Room B

1,450 sq. ft. / 96 seated / 208 standing

$250/six hour rental

$75 each additional hour

+ additional $150 refundable deposit*


Banquet Room C

1,262 sq. ft. / 80 seated / 194 standing

Includes small stage.

$250/six hour rental

$75 each additional hour

+ additional $150 refundable deposit*


Catering Kitchen

Based on availability

$40 flat fee per rental


Enrichment Classroom**

1,125 sq. ft. / 40 seated

$125/six hour rental

$50/each additional hour

+ additional $75/refundable deposit*

*The deposit will be refunded, as long as all facility rules are respected.

**Certain restrictions apply, see front desk for more information.

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AMENTUM Center for Performing Arts

This state of the art, handicap accessible facility is able to accommodate 300 in the auditorium, 95 person in the first floor lobby, 134 in the second floor lobby. A rehearsal hall, workshop and technical support is available.

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Aiken Center for the Arts

The Brown Performance Pavilion:

An enclosed theatre with modern decor, built in large screen and surround sound with controlled lighting. Entertain up to 120 guests seated at tables, 250 standing, or 180 guests lecture style.

The Main Floor Gallery:

Our main floor galleries will complement your finest events. Entertain up to 500 guests for a mix and mingle setting, seated guests accommodations will vary based on exhibit.

The Conference Room:

Have your business meetings in the comfort of our conference room equipped with seating for 22 guests, with spacious table seating for 12 and a mini prep area for serving light refreshments.

The Brooks Gallery:

Surrounded with art and natural lighting, and space for up to 50 guests seated at tables, 100 standing, or 75 guests lecture style.

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Aiken Visitors Center and Train Museum

Inside only:  150 reception-style/90 theatre-style/60 seated meal

Choo! Choo! Celebrate your next event at a historic and famous railroad!

This Visitors Center and Train Museum, has nine dioramas that depict the towns along the original South Carolina Canal and Railroad Company right of way. 

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Center for African American History, Art & Culture

150 seated dinner style and 225 reception style

The Center for African American History, Arts and Culture is housed in the historic Immanuel Institute Building, located on the corner of York and Richland streets in Aiken, South Carolina. The Center preserves the legacy begun in 1881 by Rev. W. R. Coles, a Presbyterian missionary. From humble beginnings in a small six-room house Rev. Coles established The Immanuel Institute to educate African Americans. In 1889 he constructed this building to house the growing school.

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Gaston Livery Stable

(Photo Credit: Nancy Moseley 

The Gaston Livery Stable is an all brick, two-and-a-half story, 10,000 sq. ft., U-shaped barn. The barn has a rare working early 20th century carriage lift. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the property is also the site of a SC Historical Marker. The restored eclectic Victorian building is available for rent and for tours by appointment.

Event Room

1300 sq. feet
Room Capacity:
Seated 80
Standing 120
With tables and chairs 64

Left: Conference Room seats 12.
Below: Changing Room is adjacent to Conference Room.

Gaston Livery Stable 1315 Richland Avenue East Aiken SC, 29801 803-648-4123

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Hilton Garden Inn

Polo Room:

35 Classroom Style/62 Theater Style/45 Banquet Style/45 Reception Style/30 Conference Style/25 U Shape Style/25 H Square Style

Polo & Thoroughbred Room:

70 Classroom Style/125 Theater Style/90 Banquet Style/90 Reception Style/60 Conference Style/50 U-Shape Style/ 50 H-Square Style


35 Classroom Style/62 Theater Style/45 Banquet Style/45 Reception Style/30 Conference Style/25 U-Shape Style/25 H-Square Style

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Newberry Hall

Newberry Hall is designed to accommodate the needs of small and large groups. Its 4350-square-foot ballroom can be divided as needed into two event or meeting areas to provide a more intimate space for smaller groups, or flexible space for groups requiring a break-out area. Our creative spaces provide an elegant, yet comfortable, setting for your social event, or if you’re planning a business function, our facility provides a quiet, inspiring setting for your time away from the office.

Seating: 275 Theater-Style/150 Classroom Style/250 Banquet Style/350 Reception

Anderson Room:
Seating: 100 Theater-Style seating/50 Classroom Style/80 Banquet Style/125 Reception

Henderson Room:

Seating: Theater-Style: 225/100 Classroom Style/150 Banquet Style/225 Reception

Courtyard: 40x35 square feet

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Rose Hill

4 Reception Facilities
19 Ceremony Sites 

Rose Hill Weddings: Acres of flowering gardens and a truly personalized event process, make Rose Hill Estate an ideal location for your big day!

Conferences & Meetings: Nestled  two blocks off of Downtown Aiken's main street (Laurens Street) and with on site accommodations makes Rose Hill a convenient destination for your next big meeting.

  • Custom On-Site Catering
  • Custom Bar Services
  • On-Site Accommodations

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Rye Patch Reception Center & The Guest Cottage

Seating: 60 table style/75 theater style/150 reception.

Also available for indoor/outdoor rentals with greater capacity.

Weddings, receptions, birthday parties, anniversary parties, business retreats, and other incredible parties have been hosted at this large and lavish home. Truly a gem for your next special event!

Seating: 18 table style/30 reception

The Guest Cottage at Rye Patch can be found tucked under oak trees on the Rye Patch Estate, adjacent to the newly renovated stables. This quaint cottage is ideal for small business meetings, baby showers, parties and get-togethers. 

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Stable View

Meeting facilities:

Stable View is the total package and ideal venue for hosting the perfect event including weddings, corporate retreats, reunions, fundraisers, conferences, and meetings.  Located on 1,000 acres of gorgeous countryside, this international equestrian facility is conveniently located to I-20, Columbia and Augusta regional airports and historic downtown Aiken. Stable View offers two separate facilities on site: the rustic Main Barn, and a brand new, state-of-the-art, LEED Gold certified Pavilion. The Pavilion at Stable View includes video recording, video conferencing, audio, plus conference facilities as well as a kitchen and a pub. Stable View also has onsite accommodations, available for guests and family. Stable View is truly “A Gathering Place” for businesses, corporations, tourists, members of the community, and families.


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Enjoy a relaxing getaway at Stable View! A private gated, top notch equestrian facility, Stable View is situated on 1,000 acres of rolling countryside with incredible views! Guests can enjoy the peaceful country setting, but also not be too far away from the dining, sightseeing and shopping in historic downtown Aiken. Stable View features well equipped one and two bedroom accommodations with full kitchens or kitchenettes, smart TVs, and other comfortable amenities. Guests can also enjoy watching a wide variety of equestrian events that Stable View hosts year round!

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The Etherredge Center

The newly renovated Etherredge Center has a cutting edge facility and staff of theatre and event professionals ready to make any event a success. There are multiple meeting spaces available with a capacity of up to 700 people. Our competitive pricing and team of event professionals will make the Etherredge Center an easy choice for your next event venue.

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The Inn at Houndslake

Business Meetings / Social Events / Golf Groups:

The specially designed Executive Room is a versatile one which can serve as a luxury conference room or gracious reception room, ideal for entertaining 40+ guests. Our business center also can serve as a smaller private conference room for meetings up to 8 guests.

Executive Room:

Escape from noise and traffic to the peace and quiet of The Inn at Houndslake, Aiken's best location for a business meeting or a corporate event. 

Walnut conference table seating 18 comfortably
Other configurations, accommodating meeting groups up to 25 people
Receptions accommodating 40+ guests

For larger groups the Club also accomodates up to 250.

The Willcox

The Willcox specializes in pairing the ultimate atmosphere with impeccable service, from exclusive board meetings and corporate retreats to private dinners and large celebrations. The well-appointed rooms and onsite professional event planners can organize every element of an amazing experience for the guests.

Pub Room: Accommodates up to 30 people

Hunt Room: Accommodates up to 75 people

Pool: Accommodates up to 150 people

Roosevelt Suite: Accommodates up to 25 people

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Other Meeting Facilities/Rentals

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