Gore Hall


This social hall is approximately 63 feet by 33 feet and can include a stage area of approx. 12’ x 8’. Its seating capacity varies, depending on how many tables and chairs are needed, but generally a reception with tables, chairs, buffet tables, and a small dance area would accommodate approximately 110 people. In lecture style, the space can accommodate 120.

NOTE: The Library, Resale Shop, and Classrooms A & B are separate spaces in the same building and are not included in Gore Hall’s rental.


Non-members pay $250 per hour weekends; $200 per hour weekdays
Members pay $150 per hour weekends; $125 per hour  weekdays
No charge for First Unitarian Church functions.

Required Additional Fees

Custodial fee: $115. Part of your custodial fee includes room setup of tables and chairs. You must submit a diagram at least two weeks before your event date.

Deposit: $115. This amount is refunded when there is no damage or use violations. This deposit also holds your date and time on the church calendar. NOTE: A full refund, less a $30 administrative fee, will be given if the Church Administrator is notified 30 days prior to the event.

Host: $15 per hour with two-hour minimum. The 15 minutes before and after the event will be charged at this rate.

Optional Additional Fees

Audio/Visual Tech: $45 to $135 fee (depending on the length of rental) for use of the audio system (microphones, playing of CDs). System operator is provided; commercially produced CDs must be supplied by renter.

Use of the Piano: $60.

Kitchen Use Flat Fee: for kitchen use, including food storage, prep, warming, and serving.

  • Nonmembers $300 weekends; $250 weekdays.
  • Members $200 weekends; $150 weekdays
  • Appliances are available for use; however, dishes, pots/pans, cutlery, etc., are not included.
  • As the church kitchen is not a licensed commercial kitchen, food may not be cooked on site by any rental party.
  • Kitchen is only available when renting Gore Hall.
  • Member pricing is for those who are active members of First Unitarian Church of Orlando.
  • There is a two-hour minimum for rentals.
  • All activity (i.e., set-up/decorating, pictures, event, breakdown, cleanup) must occur within the rental time.
  • Weekend pricing starts Fridays at 5:00 pm and includes Saturdays and Sundays. Any event that starts earlier than 5:00 pm Friday and continues into the evening is charged at weekend rates.
  • A 15-minute grace period is allowed before any additional time will be charged.
  • All events must terminate and have clean-up completed by 11:00 pm.
  • All groups must provide proof of liability insurance.
  • WiFi is available, but request for access must be made in advance.
  • All decorations must be non-invasive: e.g., no nails, pins, or staples. Please check with the church office to ensure that your specific decorations are permitted.