Cove Community Center Rentals | The City of Lakewood, Ohio

Cove Community Center Rentals

Cove Community Center
Rental Information and Policies

Cove Community Center offers two spaces in the building for rent. The facility is handicap and wheelchair accessible and has central air conditioning and central heating. Public wi-fi is available.

Note: All rentals are a 2-hour minimum.

Space can only be rented six (6) times per calendar year (per person or group affiliation)


Space rental hours are as follows:

Monday – Friday
4:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday
7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance and are accepted on a first come, first served basis. Rentals are confined to the following designated rooms:

Lawther Community Room

Capacity: 190
Layout: Ten (10) 60” round tables
Four (4) 6’ rectangular tables
Three (3) square tables
97 chairs and an assortment of couches and seating areas

2nd Floor Conference Room

Capacity: 12
Layout: One (1) conference table
12 chairs

Access to and use of offices, kitchen, and workspaces is prohibited.

Cove Community Center is not available for rental on any city observed holidays.

RESERVATIONS are accepted online or by calling 216-529-5061 (Monday through Friday).

Click here to check availability or to make a reservation.


  • To cancel a reservation, send an email to or call (216) 529-5061
  • To receive a full refund of all fees and deposits, a reservation must be cancelled no later than two weeks before the scheduled event date.
  • If cancelled within two weeks of the scheduled event, only the security deposit will be refunded.
  • Refunds are issued by check within 30 days of the rental date and are mailed to the address provided on the reservation.


  • All decorations must be taken down and removed from the Center.
  • Decorating must be done without tape, tacks, nails, or any other method that would cause damage to the structure.
  • Anything tied to the structure must be completely removed prior to expiration of the rental time.
  • Confetti, glitter, rice, birdseed, and helium filled balloons are not permitted.


  • The renting party is responsible for the set-up, clean up, and return of the equipment and facilities to the condition and arrangement prior to their use.
  • Rearrangement of furniture:
    • Dragging tables and/or chairs across the floor is prohibited.
    • Wheel locks must be unlocked to reposition and locked once positioning is complete.
  • All tables must be cleared of all items such as table linens, dishes, decorations, etc.
  • All trash must be placed in receptacles provided. If any trash such as boxes or other large items will not fit in the receptacles, it must be disposed of in the trash bins located behind the building. Community Center will provide additional trash liners if needed Boxes need to be broken down before being placed in the recycle bins.
  • The facility should be kept free of debris and spills, and it is the responsibility of the renter to clean any excess trash, food, or spills on the floor. The security deposit will be withheld to cover the cost of any additional cleaning performed by City of Lakewood staff.
  • If the cleanup requirements are not completed in a satisfactory manner, the security deposit will be retained to cover the cost of said clean up, including materials and labor.
  • Remember: the rental time must include all the time necessary for set-up and clean up.


  • Cove Community Center is a SMOKE FREE FACILITY.
  • Parking availability is not guaranteed and might be limited. Cars must be parked in a designated parking spot; they are not permitted on the grass or walking paths.
  • The applicant/renter and/or organization agrees to hold the City of Lakewood harmless of any and all claims arising from their rental and further agrees to defend and pay any and all costs incurred by the City as a result of any claims against the City arising from the rental and use of City facilities.
  • Under no circumstances the applicant/renter and/or organization sublease or allow any other organization or individual to use the facility during the time and on the date for which they have contracted.
  • Storage is not available either before or after the event.
  • Alcoholic beverages and smoking are prohibited inside and outside of Cove Community Center and City of Lakewood property.
  • Bounce Houses are not permitted at Cove Community Center.
  • Pets of any kind are not permitted inside or on the grounds of Cove Community Center.
  • Fees will not be refunded for reserved time not used. Reserved time should be chosen carefully; after fees are paid, there will be no refunds for decreased reserved or actual use time.


  • Security Deposit: $200.00
  • The deposit is refundable after your event less any cost for improper clean-up/damages to the facility.
  • Security deposits will be refunded by check within 30 days of your rental date and are mailed to the address provided on the reservation.

 RATES: Weekday – after 4:30 p.m. (per hour) 

Community Room Conference Room
Resident $110 $35.00
Non-Resident $140 $50.00
Lakewood Community Non-Profit $120 $45.00
Commercial $160 $60.00

The deposit and all fees are due at the time of rental.

RATES: Weekend – 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. (per hour) 

Community Room Conference Room
Resident $125 $40.00
Non-Resident $155 $65.00
Lakewood Community Non-Profit $135 $50.00
Commercial $175 $75.00

The deposit and all fees are due at the time of rental.

Click here to check availability or
to make a reservation.

Call (216) 529-5061 or send an email to