facebook image

Community Rooms

Plan your next special event at The Friar Thomas Community Facility Center!

For more information or to book your next event, call 361-277-2866.

Facility Amenities include:

  • Catering Kitchen
  • Three rooms that are perfect for a variety of events
  • Elegant setting in a historic building
  • Rental rates include tables and chairs, and audio/video equipment
  • George Bishop Park – $350

Community Rooms Information

View or Download the Rental Rates, Cost, Size and Capacity

Community Rooms Information

View or Download the Rental Rates, Cost, Size and Capacity

The Blackwell Room

Formerly known as the Recreation Room in the Knights of Pythias Hall, The Blackwell Room is an elegant space beautifully filled with light from the historic windows overlooking Courthouse Street and the Wells Fargo Courtyard below.

  • Room measures 17.5′ x 39.5′
  • Dining for up to 40
  • Lecture seating for up to 60
  • Cocktail setup for up to 80

Rates

  • Blackwell Room
    $230 Set up fee – $40*
  • Blackwell and Hamilton Rooms Combined
    $375 Set up fee – $75*
  • Blackwell and Wofford Rooms Combined
    $630 Set up fee – $75*
  • Entire Second Floor
    $900 Set up fee – $175*
  • George Bishop Park
    $350 Set up fee – $75*

* Set up fees may be removed for self set up

Cleaning fees are included in all pricing.

The Hamilton Room

Formerly used as the private dining room by the Knights of Pythias fraternal organization, The Hamilton Room is on the second floor and is second in size to the ceremonial meeting room located across the hall. This room is closest and offers easy access to the catering kitchen, making it ideal for intimate dinner parties or receptions. The room offers guests flexibility, as it adjoins The Blackwell Room through two pairs of pocket doors.

  • Room measures 21’ x 39.5’
  • A ceiling-mounted, retractable electric projection screen
  • Dining for up to 50
  • Lecture seating for up to 80
  • Cocktail setup for up to 120

Rates

  • Hamilton Room
    $300 Set up fee – $50*
  • Hamilton and Blackwell Rooms Combined
    $375 Set up fee – $75*
  • Hamilton and Wofford Rooms Combined
    $675 Set up fee – $125*
  • Entire Second Floor
    $900 Set up fee – $175*
  • George Bishop Park (no cooking on grass)
    $350 Set up fee – $75*

* Set up fees may be removed for self set up

Cleaning fees are included in all pricing.

The Wofford Room

Formerly the ceremonial meeting space of the Knights of Pythias, with east- and south-facing windows, the room offers great views of the Historic Downtown District. The Wofford Room is ideal for elegant dinners, galas, or corporate meetings.

  • Room dimensions 32′ x 39.5′
  • Dining for up to 100
  • Lecture seating for up to 120
  • Cocktail setup for up to 150

Rates

  • Wofford Room
    $500 Set up fee – $100*
  • Wofford and Blackwell Rooms Combined
    $630 Set up fee – $75*
  • Wofford and Hamilton Rooms Combined
    $675 Set up fee – $75*
  • Entire Second Floor
    $900 Set up fee – $175*
  • George Bishop Park
    $350 Set up fee – $75*

* Set up fees may be removed for self set up

Cleaning fees are included in all pricing.