Awards Ceremonies and Graduations

Awards Ceremonies and Graduations

Our venue can be customized to your needs for your awards ceremony or graduation. The Thrasher-Horne Center has the modern amenities you need and the ambiance you want to create an exceptional and memorable experience for award honorees, graduates, and guests.

Awards Ceremonies

Our Main Stage Theatre has long been selected as the venue for Northeast Florida schools, businesses and other organizations hosting awards ceremonies. Not only does our Main Stage Theatre accommodate a large number of guests, it’s also adjacent to adjoining rooms within our conference center, that provide flexible options for setting up additional areas for your event. If you have a non-profit organization, be sure to ask about our rental discount.


Plan now to book your educational institution’s graduation ceremony at the Thrasher-Horne Center. A popular graduation venue for schools of all sizes, our Main Stage Theatre has two levels of seating so that every guest has a great view. In addition, our 6,135-square-foot Conference Center, adjacent to the theatre, is available for graduation receptions or catered dinners following your ceremony.

More About Our Main Stage Theatre

If you’re looking for flexibility in a state-of-the-art facility, our Main Stage Theatre has what you need for a successful graduation or awards ceremony, including:

  • Comfortable seating for up to 1,725
  • Two-story lobby with concession areas (concessions available upon request)
  • Available ADA Compliant with available Hearing Assistance Devices
  • Large restroom facilities on both levels
  • A 57’ wide, 48’ deep, 30’ high stage
  • Wireless network access
  • Work with our technical director, to assess lighting, audio-visual and furniture needs, as well as setup of stage

Your guests will enjoy ample free parking in a secure lot and easy access to our facility, which is located on the beautiful campus of the St. Johns River State College in Orange Park, convenient to Jacksonville, St. Augustine and surrounding areas.

More About Our Conference Center

The center has wireless network access, and rental of audio-visual equipment is also available for presentations that may be part of your event.

The conference center is comprised of five event suites that are ideal for any occasion. The center is available for rental seven days a week from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. For your guests’ safety, on-site security is available.

Conference center rental fees includes all tables and chairs, and the setup and breakdown of furniture. Additional equipment is available for rent, including stage platform risers, A/V carts, podiums, white linens, and much more.

For your convenience, the Thrasher-Horne Center’s professional event staff maintains a list of local caterers who can meet any of your needs. You are also welcome to use your own food provider. To do so, please provide a copy of their operating license and appropriate insurance. Should you wish to offer alcohol to your guests, we can refer to you a caterer who has the specific liquor license needed to serve alcohol at the Center, or you may use our on-site concessionaire. Large caterer’s warming kitchen is also available for day-of-event rental.

Reserve Your Graduation or Awards Ceremony Venue Today

We invite you to schedule a tour of our facility and get answers to your questions from our staff! Please contact us at 904-276-6815, extension 7 for more information regarding the rental of our main stage, and extension 2 for events to be held within our conference center.

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