The venue is available 7 days a week.
$95 per hour/3 hour minimum
Rental includes ‘The Brick’ and adjacent courtyard
About the Venue
Located in historic downtown Ocala, ‘The Brick’ is a perfect venue for your next event. The Gallery is easily transformed to accommodate birthday parties and tea parties, memorials, anniversaries, seminars, book signings, baby and bridal showers, corporate events, film makers’ salon, dance and piano recitals, volunteer appreciation, wine tasting, and campaign kick offs. This unique venue, in historic downtown Ocala, provides a setting for your guests like none other.
Your rental experience will be expertly guided by our Gallery Director Paulette Millhorn. Catering, beer, and wine are permitted. Rentals are available day and evening, seven days a week, based on availability. In addition to the Gallery, the adjacent courtyard makes for a spectacular setting. New landscaping has been installed, complemented by new awnings and lighting for ambiance. The courtyard is included with indoor rentals, or may be rented separately.
Please contact Gallery Director Paulette Millhorn, 352.369.1500 or firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a walk through and pre-planning session.
What is the capacity of ‘The Brick’?
80 inside and 40 on the courtyard. 75 seated theater style, and between 65 for seated round tables depending on your setup.
How many chairs/tables do you offer?
We have 70 white chairs, 5 60” rounds, 4 8’ banquet and 2 6’ and a projection screen available for use.
What is the fee for renting the space?
Please reference our rental rate tab.
Do you do all setup and teardown of items you provide?
We will set up and tear down any items we provide, however if you rent items, those will need to be set up and taken down by you or your rental company – so that we bear no liability for damage.
When can I begin set up for my event?
This will be determined in the pre planning session with the Gallery Director. An event staff person to be onsite with you (we require this to help you locate any rooms, items, unlock doors, and answer any questions about the facilities.)
What exactly does this fee include?
You rental includes limited onsite prep area.
How many hours does the rental rate include?
The flat fee covers three hours, with an additional fee per hour after that.
How much is the deposit?
A 50% deposit is due no later than 30 days before your event.
What forms of payment do you take?
We accept credit, debit, check, and cash.
Do you have list of preferred vendors?
You may use whichever vendor you wish.
How many parking spots are available for guests?
There is ample street parking in the blocks surrounding our space, as well as free garage parking two blocks east of us. Parking is dependent on the time of day and other events in the area. A free downloadable ap, Parker, is available for guests to learn of available parking places.
May we serve alcohol?
You may serve liquor if your organization or caterer provides a valid liquor license. You must follow city ordinances and regulations. Wine and beer may be served on premises. Renters are to provide a certificate of insurance naming Marion Cultural Alliance and the City of Ocala.
What is your cancellation policy?
Deposit is fully refundable if cancelled two (2) weeks prior to event. MCA will keep the deposit if the event is cancelled less than two (2) weeks ahead of time. Should an unpredictable circumstances (i.e. hurricane, etc.) cancel the event, MCA will reschedule, based on availability, at no extra charge. If you do not wish to reschedule, MCA will keep the deposit.
Are there any restrictions on use of the space?
The Brick City Center for the Arts is a fully functioning art gallery with exhibits. You may not affix anything to the walls. MCA is not available for rent during the First Friday of September-May. However, based on availability, the courtyard may be rented.
All renters must sign a rental agreement, provide a certificate of liability insurance, and secure the date with a deposit check.