Event Venue Rentals


North Carolina Wesleyan College is an exceptional event location convenient to Interstate 95 and Interstate 64. With buildings designed for meeting spaces, concerts, conferences, camps and entertaining; Wesleyan’s facilities are complete with technology that fits the everyday work need.

When planning your next event, contact us to learn more about our campus, rental spaces and what services we provide for certain types of events and/or activities.

Available Rental Spaces

Requests are not officially reserved until a confirmation is generated from the Director of Events and is received by the Event Requestor.

Note: Reservations are subject to change or be canceled due the coronavirus situation. Thank you for understanding.

Have questions about having your next event at Wesleyan?

To reserve The ChapelThe Dunn Center & The Bellemonte House, contact:

Shelia Martin
Executive Director
The Dunn Center
e: spmartin@ncwc.edu
p: 252.985.5197


To reserve all other rental spaces on campus, contact:

Kimla Brandt
NCWC Event/Activity Logistical Coordinator
Summer Camp Director
e: kbrandt@ncwc.edu
p: 252.985.5348

Rental Spaces

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The Bellemonte House

The Bellemonte House is a rare gem of comfort and elegance. Step back in time when you visit this newly restored farm home which has been a fixture in Rocky Mount, NC for 200 years. Built in 1817, this historic home offers a relaxing feeling of hospitality, timeless charm and modern amenities beyond your expectations.

Introductory Special Rate: $150

Ends May 31, 2022

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The Dunn Center

The Dunn Center at NC Wesleyan includes the entire Minges Auditorium, Garner Lobby, Mims Gallery, Powers Auditorium and Carlton Board Room. This is a perfect venue for conferences, seminars, dance competitions, and more. The stage has full technical facilities, including fly space and orchestra pit. Other rooms can include projection screens and all technical equipment needed for your entire event.

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Minges Auditorium @ The Dunn Center

The Minges Auditorium is the largest performing arts facility in eastern North Carolina. The stage has full technical facilities, including fly space and orchestra pit. Minges is home to the Wesleyan Season Series, Tar River Orchestra and Chorus and site for the Wesleyan Theatre Department productions.

Maximum Capacity: 1,18o

Dates Available: All year long

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Powers Auditorium @ The Dunn Center

The Powers Auditorium is an ideal venue for individual and small group concerts and meetings that provides a warm and intimate setting. Powers is home to the College’s Visiting Writers Series and student drama club productions.

  • Maximum Capacity: 130
  • Classroom Seating: 45

Dates Available: All year long

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Carlton Board Room @ The Dunn Center

The Carlton Board Room is perfect for that private board meeting, seminar, workshop or small dinner or banquet event. The small outdoor courtyard enhances the use for an indoor/outdoor event.

Maximum Capacity: 200, recommends 170-180

  • 125 strolling reception
  • 80-90 seated dinner
    Set-up, tables/chairs, classroom, theater determines the capacity

Dates Available: All year long

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Garner Lobby @ The Dunn Center

The Garner Lobby is the ultimate banquet space accommodating up to approximately 300. If you are planning a wedding, awards banquet, class reunion, church dinner or other special event, this space is sure to add “elegance” to your event.

Maximum Capacity: 300

  • 225 strolling reception
  • 150-200 seated dinner
    Set-up, tables/chairs, classroom, theater determines the capacity

Dates Available: All year long

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Mims Gallery @ The Dunn Center

The Mims Gallery can host a variety of exhibits, including paintings, drawings, and sculpture. The Gallery is open weekdays from 2-4pm, as well as during performances. Viewings at other times may be arranged by appointment with the curator.

Maximum Capacity: 200
Set-up and tables/chairs determines the capacity

  • 100 strolling reception (recommended)
  • 50-75 seated dinner (recommended)

Dates Available: All year long

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The Gateway Technology Center (GTC)

The Gateway Technology Center – Thomas A. Betts, Jr. Education Building opened in May 2006 near the entrance to the campus. Rental spaces include computer labs, a modern media lab/conference room and classrooms. Amenities are PC computers, teaching stations, wall touch whiteboards and more. The two-story facility currently provides classroom and office space for the College.

Maximum Capacity

  • Computer Labs: 24
  • Media Center: 60
  • Classrooms: 24-32

Dates Available: All year long

NC Wesleyan Taylor Center

Taylor Recreation Center

Everett Gymnasium and the adjoining Roger G. and Gaile D. Taylor Center house the Department of Athletics and Exercise Science faculty offices. In 2004, the College completed a $2 million renovation that added the Taylor Center, which features the Athletics Hall of Fame, the Jean Brake Edge Gym and a fitness center.

The main gymnasium is the home of Don Scalf Court and with seating for up to 1,200 people provides a great space for basketball and volleyball. The auxiliary gym can be used for a variety of activities including basketball, volleyball and fitness classes (no seating allowed). Classrooms are equipped with wall touch whiteboards and more.

Maximum Capacity

  • Gymnasium: 1,200
  • Conference Room: 12-15
  • Classrooms: 20-30

Dates Available: All year long

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The Hartness Center

The Rufus and Patsy Hartness Student Center has been extensively renovated. The facility offers a recreation area/game room with a 52-inch flat screen TV and other recreational attractions, a lounge and the WOW Café. Lounge includes a whiteboard.

Maximum Capacity

  • Lounge: 12
  • Game Room: 100

Dates Available: All year long

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Leon Russell Chapel

The Leon Russell Chapel seats up to 100 people comfortably and includes a flexible-use area covering 1,600 square feet and the Rena Perry Blackburn Prayer Room, which is available for individual or small group meditation. A courtyard surrounded by a pierced brick wall is adjacent to the building. Space includes a large 150”  Projection Screen.

Maximum Capacity: 100

Dates Available: All year long