The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville has several spaces available to rent for individuals and groups who contribute to the furtherance of our Mission and Ends Statements as listed in our Governance Document.
Fees are due at the time of reservation (exceptions for events planned more than 3 months in advance).
Members of UU Asheville qualify for a 50% discount on one-time events once per church year or 10% on meetings.
If an event is cancelled less than 72 hours before the event, 25% of the Room Fee will be withheld.
To explore rental options, contact the Director of Administration.
Complete information is provided in the Facilities Rental Policy and Procedure
Room Rental Agreement
A/V Rental Agreement
Policy and Procedure
Room Fees and Descriptions
For the rooms listed below, the first number is for the first 3 hours.
The second number is for each additional hour.
These are not commercial kitchens. Use of kitchens includes coffee pots or coffeemakers, dishwasher if available, microwave oven, conventional oven, (if available) range cook-top (if available), available dishware and cooking supplies. Must be rented in conjunction with other room(s)
Sandburg Hall Kitchen
Jefferson House or 23 Edwin Place Kitchen/Break Room
Additional Fees and Services
In addition to Room Rental Fees, some renters may incur other charges. Groups with more than 150 participants OR those with 60 or more participants that are serving food OR all groups of any size that serve alcohol are required to have a Building Monitor on site during their event and pay a damage deposit. For other groups, a building key may be needed for entry and therefore a key deposit will be necessary.
Below are the various additional charges that may be applied to a rental agreement.
|AV Tech – required whenever the Sanctuary sound system is needed||$50 for 1st hour, $25 for each hour thereafter|
|Building Attendant – required whenever an event includes more than 60 people and food is served OR includes more than 150 people OR alcohol is served||$40 per hour (always add 1 hour at $50 for clean-up/closing)|
|Reservation deposit for events more than 3 months out||50% of total Room Fee on booking with remainder due 30 days prior to event. All but $50 refundable if cancelled less than 45 days prior to the event|
|Key Deposit||$20, refundable with return of key|
|Damage Deposit – required whenever an event includes more than 60 people and food is served OR includes more than 150 people OR alcohol is served||25% of total Room Fee, fully refundable with no damages|
A Message from Rev. Dr. Cathy Harrington,
Interim Lead Minister
Greetings Members and Friends of UUCA,
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I am excited and honored to have been chosen to serve as your interim minister during this time of transition and look forward to our time together. As I have gotten older and wiser, my main goal in life has been to cultivate joy in my personal life and in my ministry. I tell you this because though we have a lot of hard work to do, we are first going to take time to get to know each other and have fun together. I want to learn about your accomplishments, challenges, joys, and concerns as well as your hopes and dreams for the future. And we will be carefully navigating the complex challenge of returning to church as the pandemic restrictions are gradually lifted.
As an accredited interim minister (AIM), I have completed multiple trainings and enjoyed years of successful service to multiple UU congregations. I love doing this specialized type of ministry and have claimed as my motto “Love them and leave them.” Saying goodbye is the hardest part of this work but having the privilege to walk this transitional journey with Unitarian Universalist congregations has been the most significant and rewarding ministry of my career.
Rev. Cathy Harrington