Dance Recitals, Concerts & More On The Schedule This Spring

New Season To Be Announced This Summer

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Spring is the perfect time to have a wedding at The Clayton Center, a premier event venue in Johnston County.

The 2014-15 Palladian Series closed last Saturday with an awesome performance by Jeremy Davis and the Fabulous Equinox Orchestra, topping off an exciting and successful season here at The Clayton Center.

We are currently putting the finishing touches on next season – which will open with the incomparable Annie Moses Band in October and end with 2015 Grammy Award winner Mike Farris in April. The full schedule will be announced this summer.

Until then, we will stay busy with our spring rentals. Weddings, business meetings and special events will occupy the conference center side of the building, while end-of-the-year school programs, dance recitals and spring concerts will keep the auditorium in use every weekend from now through the beginning of June. The Clayton Center is the perfect Johnston County venue to hold just about any event.

One of the largest spring events held at The Clayton Center is the annual Johnston County Chorale concert, scheduled for Saturday, May 9, at 7 PM. The theme of this year’s concert is Cinemagic – Hollywood’s Greatest Movie Classics. Tickets are $15 and are on sale online and through the box office.

Themes Are Trending For Business Events

As many business owners and managers know, occasionally it’s a good idea to gather employees, customers, vendors or other groups together outside of the job site for meetings or for social reasons. Companies can use these get-togethers as employee or partner appreciation events, as holiday celebrations, or as a way to mark a business milestone. Whatever the reason for the gathering, these events arTheme-Events-The-Clayton-Center-NCe a great way to create camaraderie and foster networking in a more relaxed environment.

While traditional formal events—professional presentations and black-tie affairs—are still widely used by companies around the Triangle and surrounding region, we are seeing a change in how businesses approach their events and meetings. Event coordinators now have a far greater range of options when organizing corporate and small business sponsored events.

For instance, The Clayton Center recently was transformed into a Vegas-style casino, complete with Blackjack and poker tables and a full-size roulette wheel. A large Johnston County company sponsored the event as a holiday social for its employees.

A year or so ago, another company used the facility to bring together its regional management staff—employees from Raleigh and the greater Triangle, the Piedmont and areas south and east of Clayton—for a friendly Jeopardy-like Quiz Bowl competition.

Ideas for event themes are limitless. However we compiled the following list from a quick online search for trends in corporate themed events. Keep in mind, though, that these ideas are not only suited for corporate events. They can be used for most types of events including fundraisers, birthday and anniversary parties, and even weddings.

  • Casino Night
  • Quiz Bowl or Other Competition
  • Luau
  • Magic
  • Circus or Cirque du Soleil
  • An evening of entertainment with reception
  • Comedy Night
  • Mardi Gras or Masquerade Party 

Regardless of the theme you choose,  a themed party helps you to create a memorable experience for both clients and employees, and you can use these occasions to reward your partners and build  relationships that can benefit your business.

Your Events are Special Events at the Clayton Center

Here at the Clayton Center, we enjoy hosting you for great fine arts and performing arts events. (Check out our regularly-updated events calendar for details.) But you don’t have to be a visiting artist or musical group to have your special event take place at the Clayton Center. Consider our unique features when you’re planning your next special event, and we can help you to make the event a success!

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Our atrium-like Lobby Gallery has an airy, open feel to it. Gather a small group here for an impressive intimate setting, or use this space for up to 350 people for mingling, hors d’oeuvres and dancing. If the main floor is not enough space, or if you’re looking for a unique way to present your event, we have four terraces overlooking the main floor. If you can’t go ‘out’, we can go ‘up’!

Food Services
At the Clayton Center, flexibility is key to meeting your food and catering needs. We have no restrictions when it comes to catering; you can use the caterer of your choice. We also provide your choice of two kitchen areas for your use. The larger one and the smaller one have sinks and ample counter space to spread things out and prep for your guests. Our larger kitchenette also features a commercial refrigerator and an ice machine.

Put The Clayton Center To Good Use

One Time Use
We have many clients who choose to use our venue for a once-in-a-lifetime event. We’re a great location for bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, weddings, receptions, graduation celebrations, anniversary parties, retirement celebrations and much more!

Perhaps you work with a business that needs to get off site for some training or team-building activities. Our Conference Center provides a professional setting, with enough room for some fun activities if your event calls for it.

Regular & Repeat Events
Do you have a religious organization, social club, civic group or not-for-profit organization which meets on a regular basis? Ask about our discounted rates for regularly scheduled events. We have a space that’s the right size for you.

Look around The Clayton Center’s website and take a look at the photo gallery to get an idea of how we can make your next event, or series of events, successful and special.

Location
We are convenient to Raleigh and southeastern Wake County, with easy access to Durham, Chapel Hill, Zebulon, and other parts of Orange, Durham, Harnett, Lee and Johnston Counties.

Contact Us
Call 919-553-3152 Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM– 5:00 PM, or look for specifics on our website.