The 240 seat Slayton House Theatre has the sound and lighting capability to produce musical, dance and theater productions. Dressing rooms, a Green Room, and a set construction room with loading dock complete the stage set-up. Technical assistance for sound and lighting needs is available through our Technical Director and must be contracted separately.
Slayton House Theatre is easily converted for social events such as wedding receptions, birthday and anniversary parties. The stage can be used for a band or DJ, or a head table for a banquet or reception. The room will accommodate 110 – 115 at 5’ round tables with a dance floor or 125 – 140 with no dance floor. Easy accessibility to our licensed kitchen makes the room ideal for catered events. In addition to the theatre, Slayton House rents out a conference room, a dance studio, and a green room.
Wilde Lake Community Association manages three neighborhood centers located in the Village of Wilde Lake. Bryant Woods, Faulkner Ridge, and Running Brook Neighborhood Centers are small, self-serving facilities which can be rented during evenings and weekends for meetings, clubs/classes or church services (social events are not permitted).
Unless requested and specified in the contract, there is no exclusive use of the building.
Security deposits must be paid in full at contract execution.
Rental fees are due four weeks prior to the event
A caterer’s liability insurance policy must be provided in the amount $2 million aggregate/$1 million per occurrence/$5,000 medical expenses listing the Wilde Lake Community Association (10400 Cross Fox Lane, Columbia, MD 21044) and Columbia Association (6310 Hillside Court, Columbia, MD 21046) as Additional Insured at least 4 weeks before the event.
All lessees, performance rentals, class instructors, weekend social events and events during which alcohol will be served must provide a Certificate of Insurance naming Wilde Lake Community Association and Columbia Association as Additional Insured in the amounts listed above at least 4 weeks prior to the event.
Certificates of Insurance may be provided by homeowners/renters insurance or by an online event insurance provider. Please see the event insurance page for more details.
All room decorations affixed to walls or fixtures must be approved in advance.
All decorations, food and beverages, supplies and equipment must be removed before you leave the building unless previously approved by the Facility Manager.
A liquor license is required if you are selling alcoholic beverages; these are only issued to non-profit organizations by the Howard County Liquor Board.
A security deposit is required to hold a room, date and time.
Cancellation Policy: In the event of cancellation before the balance of the room fee is due (four weeks before the event) 50% of the room deposits will be forfeited. Cancellation within four weeks of the event will result in full forfeiture of the rental fee.
If you have questions about renting rooms at Slayton House for social or business events, please contact Linda Stevens, Facility Manager, at 410/730-3987 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Her office hours are Monday & Friday, 9am-5pm; Tuesday & Thursday, 1:30-5pm; and Wednesday, 9am-12:30pm.