I’m sure there are many inexpensive options around the metro, but I just read about the Johnston Library offering up space for up to 200 people. Here’s the text of the news piece and a link to the original.
The Johnston Public Library has meeting space available to the public, with rooms available for booking a year in advance.
meeting room accommodates 200 people seated in rows or up to 64 seated
at tables. The large meeting room can be divided into two smaller rooms
with up to 90 seats or up to 36 at tables. A catering kitchen is
available for the large meeting room and for the divided east room. The
archive room holds 12 people at a table.
Meeting rooms are
available from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5
p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday.
may be scheduled with the meeting room coordinator at the Johnston
Public Library or by filling out an online form. Each reservation must
include the name, address and phone number of the contact person.
Following receipt of the written request, the library will confirm the
meeting room reservation via e–mail and/or telephone.
range from $20 an hour for non-profit organizations to $52 an hour for
use of a meeting room during hours when the library is normally closed.
Call the library at 278-5233 for information.