Events & Rentals

Workshops, Trainings, Retreats & Special Events

Nestled on the shores of the beautiful Albemarle Sound in Columbia, NC, the Eastern 4-H Center provides a stunning year-round* rental facility that offers a resort setting and comfortable accommodations for many different kinds of events including weddings, retreats, workshops, trainings, and other special events.

Every program and event at the Eastern 4-H Center is customized based on the needs and goals of the group. The group’s leadership works with the Center Director and staff to plan programs, facility use, and dining services. Pricing is based on the needs of your custom program or event. 

Meeting spaces are versatile with flexible layouts and include conference rooms, a waterfront boardroom, classrooms, and more.

Overnight accommodations include 20 hotel-style executive lodge rooms and 4 group cabins. Each cabin sleeps up to 24 guests, while the executive lodges will accommodate 40-60 guests in total.  

On-site WiFi is available to all guests at no additional charge.

Onsite dining services are available with a minimum of 12 and up to 150 guests. Offerings include breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack breaks, receptions, and banquets. Dining experiences can be casual or formal based on your needs.

The center accommodates most special dietary needs including vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free

In addition to onsite dining services, groups may provide their own food or use outside catering. 

Recreation, teambuilding and environmental education programs are available to add to your rental experience. 

Eastern Center Map

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Eastern Center Map
Conference Center and Admin OfficesDining Room and Dining HallGazeboBoathousePierWetlab ClassroomExecutive LodgesCampfire Circle AmphitheaterPool and Pool HouseGroup CabinsCope Center ClassroomPicnic ShelterMaintenance FacilityStaff HouseConference and Recreational Center

Conference Center and Admin Offices

Dining Room and Dining Hall




Wetlab Classroom

Executive Lodges

Campfire Circle Amphitheater

Pool and Pool House

Group Cabins

Cope Center Classroom

Picnic Shelter

Maintenance Facility

Staff House

Conference and Recreational Center