Rentals

Looking for a unique venue to host an event or conduct a meeting?   The Mary C. offers rentals for any occasion!

Rental Inquiry
Please fill out this form to start the rental process.
Once a Mary C representative confirms the requested room, dates, and rental times, a deposit will be due to lock down the space. The deposit is half of the total cost to rent the space, including all of the fees.
The clean-up only includes the sweeping and mopping of indoors area, taking out the trash, and take down of tables and chairs. It does not include the take down of any decorations, removing trash/food from the tables, cleaning of dishes, or picking up of leftover food. IF YOU ARE RENTING THE WHOLE BUILDING, THERE IS A MANDATORY $400 CLEANING FEE.
Current operating hours are Tuesday-Friday from 10AM-4PM.
*The renter is responsible for ALL table and chair set-up.* Renter can use tables and chairs at the Mary C for no additional cost. However, the Mary C does not provide linens for tables and chairs.
Once you submit the rental inquiry, a Mary C representative will be in contact to finalize a rental agreement.

Classrooms

Sun Room: The room is right around 21’x26’, there is a washbasin for easy cleanup, and beautiful hardwood floors.

Visual Arts: At a whopping 23’x38’, the Visual Arts room is our largest classroom that we offer for rent. Perfect for larger workshops or conferences, black box theater, sink and washbasin for easy cleanup,

Music Room: Located at the farthest east wing of the building, our 24’x21’ music room is a quaint space for practice and studio time.

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Conference

Hold a meeting in our Historic Ocean Springs Association room, complete with a large conference table and chairs, and a telephone.

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Conference

Hold a meeting in our Historic Ocean Springs Association room, complete with a large conference table and chairs, and a telephone. Rent Here

Courtyard

A magical, intimate space that sits under a gorgeous oak tree. The courtyard provides a small stage, lovely flowers and greenery, a nice area to host poetry readings, movie nights, and so much more!

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Front Lawn

An expansive front lawn sits under 6 oak trees that provide excellent shade. The lawn is perfect for outdoor birthday parties, cookouts, and more.

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Front Lawn

An expansive front lawn sits under 6 oak trees that provide excellent shade. The lawn is perfect for outdoor birthday parties, cookouts, and more. Rent Here

Galleries

Host an intimate gathering surrounded by works of art in one of “The Galleries @ the Mary C!” These rental spaces include the Local Creatives Art Gallery and the Duckett Gallery, which are located on the east side of the building across the hall from one another.

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Kitchen

The Culinary Arts Kitchen offers 3 stoves/ovens, 2 extra ovens, a double-door fridge, 2 sinks, a 3-compartment sink, an ice machine, and 8 café tables with 2 chairs each.

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Kitchen

The Culinary Arts Kitchen offers 3 stoves/ovens, 2 extra ovens, a double-door fridge, 2 sinks, a 3-compartment sink, an ice machine, and 8 café tables with 2 chairs each. Rent Here

Lobby

Planning to sell tickets for an event? Need to host a small reception? The lobby is your place to do it! It is a nice intro space to your event, whether your event is held in the kitchen, theater, or one of our galleries.

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Theater

The Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center was the original school building for the City of Ocean Springs.  The building has been restored and the original theater has been completely modernized.  The Trent Lott Theater is a very well-appointed space with excellent acoustics. There is a large amount of space backstage and the theater has excellent sound and light systems.

The stage floor is resilient and was built for dancers (excellent sound for tap dancing),

We have a Baby Grand Piano available for use on stage.  It is tuned before each show at the expense of the user.  We will mic the piano for the ultimate sound.

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Theater

The Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center was the original school building for the City of Ocean Springs.  The building has been restored and the original theater has been completely modernized.  The Trent Lott Theater is a very well-appointed space with excellent acoustics. There is a large amount of space backstage and the theater has excellent sound and light systems. The stage floor is resilient and was built for dancers (excellent sound for tap dancing), We have a Baby Grand Piano available for use on stage.  It is tuned before each show at the expense of the user.  We will mic the piano for the ultimate sound. Rent Here

What People Say

If you are a lover of the arts and want to experience what South Mississippi has to offer, you have come to the right place. You don’t have to take our word for it…see what some of our guests have said.

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