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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the square footage and the occupancy of each room available to rent?

Not including our tenant spaces, there are currently 6 short-term rental spaces at the Roosevelt Center.  The square footage and occupancy of each space is listed in the table below. 

*Occupancy will increase as soon as a fire suppression system is installed.

What kind of events can the Roosevelt Center have? All types of events, big and small are within the Roosevelt Center's wheelhouse. Concerts, conferences, staff retreats, public and government meetings, outdoor festivals, indoor festivals, farmers markets, virtual meetings, art classes, weddings, dance parties, live theater, family reunions, birthday parties, open mic nights, karaoke parties, pickleball games, karate classes, banquets, galas and balls. Have an event that's not mentioned on this list? Give us a call or email and we'd love to make your dream a reality.

How do I book an event? Call (406-425-0480), email or click here to fill out our online reservation form. Staff will email you back a quote for the cost of rental. Half of the quote cost is required to be paid as a deposit to officially reserve the space. The other half is due on the day of the event, or the entire quote total can be paid up front.


How much does it cost to hold an event at the Roosevelt Center? Some single-day events can regularly be booked for less than $100. We book the spaces by either half or full days. A half day is an event four hours or less. A full day is an event more than four hours. Please note we do charge $30 per hour for events that happen after 5 p.m. All tables are $10 each and folding chairs can be rented for $2 each. You can view other equipment we have to offer on our fee schedule by clicking here. Call or email staff if you have questions. 406-425-0480,


What sort of spaces do you have available to rent for events? The auditorium is a former single-court basketball gymnasium that can be configured in any way you can imagine. The auditorium features a mobile stage, optional tiered seating and can accommodate up to 300 people. The conference room can fit a maximum of 50 people, depending on seating arrangements. The Roosevelt Center outdoor grounds also make for a wonderful place to host your event.

Can I have alcohol at my event? If your event is a "private, invite-only party", hosts may provide their own alcohol. If the event is "open to the public", someone with a beer/wine license and catering endorsement from the Montana Beverage Control Division MUST be brought in to serve alcohol. Click here to view a list of local alcohol caterers.


What if I don't know how many guests I'm expecting? No problem! Roosevelt Center staff can make adjustments to seating arrangements at any time before or during your event. We just need an estimate in order to move through the booking process.


Will I get a refund on my deposit if I cancel my event? Required deposit at acceptance of quote is 50% of total event cost. Cancellations made 60 days prior to the date of the event will receive a full refund. Cancellations made 30 days prior to date of the event will be refunded 50% of the deposit paid. All cancellations received within 30 days of event date will forfeit their deposit in full.


How do I pay my event rental deposit or remainder of my bill? Click here to visit the Roosevelt Center's online payment portal. Enter the details asked for on the webpage. Mark the check box at the top labeled "Room Rental Fee". Please remember to note your Quote or Invoice number in the appropriate field. We also accept cash, checks or credit cards inside the Roosevelt Center main office at 519 Broadway Ave. S in Red Lodge.


Does the Roosevelt Center have a kitchen? Unfortunately, we do not. We do have a household-sized fridge that event hosts are welcome to use. Click here to view a list of local caterers who have worked with Roosevelt Center clients in the past and whip up all kinds of tasty food.

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