Steinway Piano

Steps to Booking Your Event

The Etherredge Center

 9 Easy Steps to Booking Your Event

  1. Review the venues on our website

  2. Inquire About Availability
    Contact our Assistant Director, Kayla Gardner, at (803) 641-3328 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to inquire about availability.

  3. Receive Confirmation of Date(s) Reserved
    Receive confirmation from Kayla Gardner that the dates you have requested have been placed on the Etherredge Center calendar. These dates are considered as a “hold” until a contract has been signed. Confirmation will be sent within 10 business days from receipt of the reservation form.

  4. Sign Your Rental Contract
    Executive Director Paul Crook, will be in contact with you about signing a rental contract for your event.

  5. Schedule a Production Meeting
    About a month before the event, Kayla Gardner will schedule a production meeting with you to provide the Etherredge Center staff with all additional information about your event. (Technical needs, setups, etc.).

  6. Submit Proof of $1 million Liability Insurance 30 Days Before the Event
    Proof of insurance is due 30 days before your event. The insurance certificate must name the University of South Carolina Aiken’s Etherredge Center, its employees, board, and trustees as the additionally insured for the entire day of the event.

  7. Pay your sub-total rental fee 24 hours before your event.

  8. Your Event!
    On the day of your event, our staff, led by Kayla Gardner, will be on-site to assist with your event at your contracted rental time.

  9. Pay Any Final Balance
    The final invoice will be calculated after your event to reflect actual staff times and equipment used. Balance is due 10 business days from the invoice date.