The 244 acres of Franklinton Center at Bricks are perfect for walking or hiking around the tree-laden grounds, holding outdoor sessions, or for meditation and prayer. The landscape includes breathtaking views, trails, an outdoor stage, large fire-pit, remembrance platforms near magnolia tree, a creek, picnic areas, and (a short drive away) an antebellum slave cemetery.
If you are considering using Franklinton Center at Bricks for a gathering, please submit a reservation request. Share your contact information, proposed event date and anticipated number of guests. All of our buildings are pet and smoke-free. Please keep in mind that while our water is regularly tested and inspected, our campus uses well water for bathrooms and showers. Bottled water is available throughout the campus for consumption, consider bringing your own reusable water bottles to help us be better environmental stewards.
If you have a limited amount of time available in the area and would like to walk the grounds and do a self-motivated Historic Walking Tour, make your way to Hospitality House 2 (our newest building) where you will find a brochure on the exterior wall under the awning (carport). Please be mindful of groups which may be using our campus, respect their privacy and autonomy by refraining from taking pictures of attendees. While Franklinton Center at Bricks is not a closed campus, groups expect to have full access to the spaces they have rented. When possible, please call in advance to verify that the campus is not otherwise occupied when you intent to tour: (252) 437-1723.
Conference and Breakout Rooms. Your conference or event also can take advantage of Franklinton Center at Bricks’ large conference and breakout rooms, as well as the catering and special events facilities. Most rooms have tables and chairs, or can have them set up in advance. Electronic equipment (Audio/Visual including TV, DVD, projector) can be set up as requested. If an events AV needs exceeds FCAB’s current availability, you are able to rent additional equipment through an outside vendor.
Hospitality House II
- 22 hotel-style rooms with private baths
- 44 full sized beds
- Fellowship Hall (125 guests)
- Conference Room (10 guests)
- Office (8 guests)
- Foyer Area (50 guests)
The newest addition to our campus features 22 affordable hotel-style rooms with private baths. Each room includes two double beds, and two of the guest rooms are fully ADA compliant. This facility includes the “The Rev. Dr. Yvonne Delk Fellowship Hall” which seats up to 125 persons. A smaller conference room seats up to 10, and the foyer area seats up to 50, and is convenient for use as a registration area during your gathering.
All guest rooms feature the comforts of home: limited Wi-Fi (consider inviting attendees to disconnect so facilitators can use the internet for programming), hairdryer, ironing board and iron, satellite television, desk, desk chair, lounge chair with ottoman, lamps, night table, wall art, floral, in-room guest-controlled heating and air conditioning, mirrors, closet area, wardrobe, bottled water, linen, towels, shampoo, conditioner, shower caps, and soap.
Hospitality House II also includes an office area and limited use kitchen with appliances.
Hospitality House I
- 14 dorm-style rooms with shared bathrooms
- 28 twin sized beds
- Great Room (20 guests)
- Office (4 guests)
30 room dormitory style accommodations, including five breakout rooms that can each accommodate 8-12 persons. The great room (living room/dining room) can accommodate 20 guests. FCAB’s dormitory-style housing, often works best for informal retreats.
Reminiscent of early two-story college dormitories, the building is constructed with four wings (two downstairs and two upstairs). Each wing shares a restroom. Each restroom has two sinks, two toilets, two showers, a vanity and mirror. In addition, each floor has two private bathrooms with shower, vanity, mirror, towels and toiletries.
Twenty-eight rooms have two twin-size long-length beds. Each of the other two rooms has a queen-size bed. Each room has a desk, chair, lamp, mirror and closet, and includes fully stocked linens and towels.
The building also includes a full-size kitchen, a dining room, and a beautifully decorated living room with television, activity room and limited Wi-Fi (in the great room).
- Auditorium (150-200 guests)
- Meeting Room (30 guests)
- Upstairs Classroom (20 guests)
- Museum (30 guests)
- Resource Center (20 guests)
- Administrative Conference Room (10 guests)
Site of the Franklinton Center at Bricks Social Justice Museum and Library, includes an auditorium with stage (150-200), museum & library (20-30), and several breakout rooms (15-20).
Picnic tables around the campus have been used for impromptu discussions, breakout sessions, weddings and reunions.
The Dining Hall & Catering
- Seats up to 125
- Generally Serves: Breakfast 8am, Lunch 12pm, Dinner 6pm
FCAB has professional certified food service/catering staff that work in a commercial and permitted kitchen. Meals are served in the Dining Hall. Your individualized meal package can also include refreshments for breaks.
Upon request, arrangements can be made to serve meals in other campus locations. As events are being planned, staff works with the contact person(s) to ensure that FCAB has an accurate count for meals including vegetarian and vegan menu options.
Whenever possible, meals are prepared with locally-sourced fresh vegetables and fruits (FCAB has a 5-acre garden and an orchard). FCAB responds to the needs of each group and is able to provide meals in consideration of dietary, allergy, and other health needs. There are a variety of menus available; ranging from vegan, vegetarian and gluten free to those who enjoy meat.
Whether you are sponsoring a retreat, holding a family reunion or wedding reception, or taking a group on a mission trip, Franklinton Center at Bricks can accommodate your needs.
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