Facility Rentals

An Architectural SHOWPLACE
Host your next event at the Historic Community Empowerment Center

Located in the Historic Sistrunk neighborhood of Fort Lauderdale, this stunning landmark offers a variety of options for small and large gatherings - from galas, banquets and weddings to cocktail receptions, corporate events, meetings and conferences.

There are many unique event spaces including digital training classrooms, a 4,000 sq.ft banquet hall and a rooftop terrace. Abundant natural lighting and modern design create an architectural showplace, further enhanced by breathtaking views of the historic African American Library & Cultural Center, Rev. Samuel Delevoe Park and Downtown Fort Lauderdale. The venue's close proximity to hotels, shopping, transportation and dining makes it the ideal special events destination.

The Community Empowerment Center is managed by the Urban League of Broward County and rental fees help support its mission and programs.

 

 

 

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Catering Options

The Center offers all-inclusive packaging including catering services. Please refer to the list of Event Providers which is inclusive of companies that have repeatedly and successfully worked at the Center.

  • ADA Access
  • Parking Accommodations
  • Outdoor Space
  • Catering Packages
  • Event Planning Services
  • Audio Visual Equipment
  • Wifi Access
  • Catering Kitchen Onsite
  • Furniture Included
  • Eight Event Spaces
  • Smart-Technology
  • Outdoor Spaces
  • City Views
  • Close to Airport & Major Highways

 

COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT CENTER

EVENT SPACES

community empowerment hall

COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT CENTER
MULTI-PURPOSE ROOM

The Multipurpose Room is the largest rental space in the Community Empowerment Center. It encompasses 4,000 sq. ft of flexible event space and features large bay windows, state of the art audio-visual technology and a catering kitchen. The Lobby serves as a large foyer to the Multipurpose Room. These rooms can be utilized separately or as one combined space for a memorable event. Ask us about all-inclusive packages including catering, decor and more.

CAPACITIES

  • SEATED DINNER | 250
  • COCKTAIL RECEPTION | 300
  • THEATER-STYLE SEATING | 400
training classroom

COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT CENTER
TRAINING CLASSROOMS

Our Digital Training Classrooms offer a premier learning environment for technical training, nontechnical training, meetings and conference rooms. Whether you are looking for a classroom to facilitate your own training programs or a venue to host productive company meetings, our classrooms can be configured to meet your specific needs. Each room is equipped with state-ofthe-art technology, high-speed internet access and digital projectors with technical staff present to support you with setup and configuration.

CAPACITIES

  • BOARDROOM STYLE | 40
  • CLASSROOM | 25 - 75
  • U-SHAPE STYLE | 36
CONFERENCE ROOM

COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT CENTER
MEETING SPACES

The Community Empowerment Center offers smaller presentation spaces that are ideal for meetings, luncheons and conference breakout rooms.

CAPACITIES

  • 1ST FLOOR MEETING ROOM | 10
  • 2ND FLOOR CONFERENCE ROOM | 20
  • 2ND FLOOR EXECUTIVE BOARDROOM | 25
JM FAMILY ENTERPRISES LOBBY

COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT CENTER
JM FAMILY ENTERPRISES LOBBY

The crown jewel of the Community Empowerment Center, the JMFE Lobby features floor-to-ceiling windows, terrazzo flooring and soaring ceilings. This space benefits from wonderfully themed decor and a natural stage area for receptions, award ceremonies and live entertainment. When coupled with the Multipurpose Room, this space offers a truly unique experience.

CAPACITIES

  • SEATED DINNER | 80
  • COCKTAIL RECEPTION | 100
  • THEATER-STYLE SEATING | 200
ROOFTOP TERRACE

COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT CENTER
ROOFTOP TERRACE

Whether you're looking for a unique venue to host breakout sessions or a sunset reception, the Rooftop Terrace is ideal. Amazing panoramic views of Downtown Fort Lauderdale will delight guests throughout any event.

CAPACITIES

  • SEATED LUNCH / DINNER | 80
  • COCKTAIL RECEPTION | 150
  • THEATER-STYLE SEATING | 200
AUTONATION COURTYARD

COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT CENTER
AUTONATION COURTYARD

This significant outdoor area includes a beautiful space designed for community events, concerts, festivals and a full variety of activities both large and small. With access direct access to the Multipurpose Room, it can also be combined to create a massive and memorable indoor/outdoor venue.

CAPACITIES

  • SEATED LUNCH / DINNER | 80
  • COCKTAIL RECEPTION | 150
  • THEATER-STYLE SEATING | 200

PRICING

WEEKDAY RENTALS (MON-THURS)

MULTIPURPOSE ROOM
Corporate Rate: $780 - $1,600
Nonprofit Rate: $390 -$800

TRAINING ROOMS
Corporate Rate: $300-$600
Nonprofit Rate: $150-$300

MEETING ROOMS
Corporate Rate:  $175 -$350 
Nonprofit Rate: $90-$175

LOBBY/TERRACE: 
Corporate Rate: $630
Nonprofit Rate: $315

WEEKEND RENTALS (FRI-SUN)

MULTIPURPOSE ROOM
Corporate Rate: $1,014 - $2,080
Nonprofit Rate: $507-$1,040

TRAINING ROOMS
Corporate Rate: $390-$780
Nonprofit Rate: $195-$390

MEETING ROOMS
Corporate Rate:  $228 -$455
Nonprofit Rate: $114-$228

LOBBY/TERRACE: 
Corporate Rate: $819
Nonprofit Rate: $410

CAPACITY 

MULTIPURPOSE ROOM
Seated Dinner: 250
Standing Reception: 300
Theater/Classroom Style: 200

TRAINING ROOMS
Seated Dinner: N/A
Standing Reception: N/A
Theater/Classroom Style: 25-50

MEETING ROOMS
Seated Dinner: N/A
Standing Reception: N/A
Theater/Classroom Style: 10-25

LOBBY/TERRACE: 
Seated Dinner: 80
Standing Reception: 100

Fees are subject to change without prior notice. Demonstration of the qualification of non-profit status is to be provided by the client and is subject to approval by the Urban League of Broward County. Pricing does not include operational services. 

ADMINISTRATION FEES
$250
COVERS EVENT MANAGEMENT, SCHEDULING, SITE VISITS, ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES, EVENT DAY TECHNICAL SUPPORT

EVENT SECURITY
$200
SECURITY TO MANAGE FLOW OF BUILDING IN LOBBIES, PARKING LOT & LOADING DOCK

CUSTODIAL SERVICES
$100
CUSTODIANS ON-SITE BEFORE, DURING & AFTER EVENT FOR GENERAL CLEANING SERVICES

PRODUCTION LABOR
$100
STAFF TO SETUP AND STRIKE URBAN LEAGUE-OWNED EQUIPMENT UTILIZED FOR THE EVENT

The Community Empowerment Center is the Urban League of Broward County headquarters. Its primary purpose is to serve as space for programming services. Throughout the year, the use of the building on weekdays and weekends varies according pre-scheduled program services. 

Additional Services & Amenities: A fax machine, copier, easels, dry erase boards, additional equipment (e.g. projector, portable screen, laptop, radio) and services (e.g. setup, cleanup, administrative support) are offered at reasonable rates

Clients must complete an online reservation form located at www.ulbroward.org/facility-rental. Once confirmed, a contract will be issued. It should be signed within 10 business days of receipt along with the deposit due to confirm the space

The Center offers all-inclusive packaging including catering services. Please refer to the list of Event Providers which is inclusive of companies that have repeatedly and successfully worked at the Center.

A wireless network supports the entire building. Extensive audiovisual capabilities are available and a video signal can be sent to projectors and monitors in all rooms. All equipment is built-in and available for meetings and events, including drop-down projectors and eight-foot screens with multi-media connections and stereo speakers. Independent volume controls are located in each room (Community Empowerment Hall). Urban League Venue Management provides audio, visual and equipment for events ranging from small conferences to occasions of grand-scale. Our equipment includes, but is not limited to, microphones, projectors and laptop computers.

The Urban League has a variety of furniture options for your event, including:

  • Round tables (72") 
  • Rectangular banquet tables (6 ft.) 
  • Rectangular banquet tables (8 ft.) 
  • Cocktail highboy tables (36”) 
  • Chairs 
  • Microphones 
  • Podium 
  • Stage (4 x 12)

These items are available at no extra cost. Please let your event planner know if you require special furniture or equipment, like larger tables, ballroom chairs, arm chairs, bar stools, sofas, risers, carpeting or more. Your event planner can make vendor recommendations to you for our preferred vendor list.

All events must end by 1 AM.

  •  Weddings
  •  Outside Catering Permitted
  •  Event Insurance Required
  •  DIY Theming
  •  Third-Party Vendors
  •  Events for all Ages
  •  Business Meetings
  • No Cooking on Site
  • Smoke-Free Friendly 
  • No Pets Except Service Trained Animals
WORKPLACE SOLUTIONS

COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT CENTER
COWORKING OFFICE SPACE

 

OFFICE SUITE FROM $2,999/MONTH
Ideal for startup/small companies, featuring private entry and a combination of eight (8) computer workstations, open workspace, access to a small conference room. Can be customized to meet
specific needs.

OFFICE SPACE FROM $525/MONTH
Fully-furnished private offices ideal for entrepreneurs and independent contractors.

DEDICATED DESK $249/MONTH
A desk dedicated exclusively to your business within a shared coworking area or shared office.

COWORKING MEMBERSHIP $129-$169/MONTH
Any available space within a shared coworking area.

VIRTUAL OFFICE FROM $59/MONTH
Use of a prestigious business address for receiving mail. Mail scanning or forwarding and physical
meeting space available with some packages.
 

RENT INCLUDES 
High-Speed Internet Access, Printing Services, Office Furniture, Mail Service, Signage,
Parking and Utilities.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT CHANTAL MANIGAT, EVENT CONCIERGE
954-625-2552
meetings@ulbcfl.org  
www.ulbroward.org/facility-rental

 

RESERVATIONS & WALK-THROUGHS

For availability and pricing, please complete the inquiry form below and a member of our event staff will get back to you. Please note that a security deposit of $500 is required to reserve the space. 

Preview Appointment: Appointments are required to view the facility. To book an appointment, contact the Urban League of Broward County at (954) 584-0777 or meetings@ulbcfl.org to schedule a walk-through of the facility. Scheduled walk-throughs are held on Wednesdays from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm.

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