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Recreation & Aquatics Center


Reunions, receptions, meeting, seminars and more – our on-site banquet room is perfect for just about any occasion that you’re planning in Johnston County.

The banquet room comes with a prep kitchen right across the hall making catering for your event even easier.

Chairs and 3' X 8' tables are included with the Banquet Room rental.

Consider us for your next:

  • Wedding reception
  • Corporate announcement
  • Educational seminar
  • Training event
  • Sales meeting
  • Family Reunion
  • Birthday Party

Our facility is centrally-located in Smithfield, right in the heart of Johnston County, North Carolina with easy access to I-95, US 70 and I-40. There are a number of nearby hotels and motels for multi-day events and we’re more than happy to offer ideas to make you event a true success.

Rental Rates:

  • $80.00/hour rental Smithfield Residents, $100/hour rental Non-Smithfield Residents
  • $40 one time custodial fee

Half of the rental fee is required to book the space and is non-refundable.

Custodial fees are based on 1 hour before (set-up) and 1 hour after (clean up) the rental.

Are you renting during the Aquatic Center's business hours? Day passes can be purchased that allow access to the pool, splash park, racquetball courts, and basketball courts. (These amenities are not part of the Banquet Room rental)

If serving alcohol:

  • $260.00 deposit on top of booking deposit
  • Security: An off duty officer(s) needs to be secured through the Smithfield Police Department. Officers need to be lined up at least 4 weeks (28 days) before the event. At least 2 officers are required to be on site but the number will be determined by the Police Department.
  • Purchase of a 1 time use alcohol permit from the ABC Commission (if serving liquor or charging for alcohol)
  • Million dollar liability insurance policy (purchased through any insurance agency)

For more information on renting our meeting and banquet room, call us at (919) 934-1408, or email us at

PLEASE NOTE: If an event has been paid for in full, and a cancellation is made in writing 30 days out from the rental date, half of the rental fees will be refunded minus a $10 administrative fee. If the banquet room rental is canceled by SRAC or Smithfield Parks and Recreation, you will not be charged the administrative fee.