Rentals

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

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,

Artifact Room: A perfect rental for an intimate classroom setting (right at 22’x23’), with a full-size blackboard, and a beautiful display of Native American artifacts.

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.

The Trent Lott Theatre is managed by Mississippi Songwriters’ Alliance.

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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. The Trent Lott Theatre is managed by Mississippi Songwriters’ Alliance. 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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