There’s a new venue in town for events, meetings and special gatherings.
Owners hope the Privett Event Center at 1320 N. Forrest St. in Altus will help economic development for the City of the Altus grow in a positive way.
Longtime Altus business owners Ken and Barbara Privett have invested in the 2,000-square-foot building for the city to have another resource and place for whatever the occasion.
“Our goal is to offer the community an additional site to host their meetings, activities, social gatherings and special occasions,” Barbara Privett said.
Possible uses include weddings, baby showers, birthday and anniversary parties, youth lock-ins, social get-togethers, entertaining, special events, baptisms, wedding and engagement receptions, retirement and good-luck events, or for a quinceanera — a teenage girl’s coming out party.
The building has a spacious parking lot, an outside storage shed, a drop off drive with awning, covered breezeway entry, two bathrooms, a small inside storage closet, an additional inside room and an entry greeting area. The venue has a 30- by 12-foot stage area, an indoor surround-sound system for music and entertaining. Patrons can choose to use either round or rectangle banquet tables, depending on the need, and chairs are available. The backdoor leads to an easy exit to the outside. The entire building is carpeted and there is space suitable for kitchen use. The location also offers a relaxing view of the city reservoir.
The Privetts first opened Privett Sales in Altus in 1977 and over the years the business grew and expanded. In 1987, son Keith joined his parents who retired in 2000 and he is now full-time operator and manager.
The Privett Event Center is a family affair with Keith and his mom helping to manage and rent the facility.
“We are brainstorming on a few additions to the inside area, but we are already receiving calls for bookings and reservations,” Jane said.
Rental is available by the day or by the hour, with a three-hour minimum. The rental deposit is $200 and is returned when the owners inspect the premises after the event.
For a tour or more information on rental guidelines, availability and pricing call 580-482-7771 or 580-318-2708.
Reach Mary O. Esparza at580-482-1221, ext. 2077.