The Rancocas Community Center

Built in 1877 to house the Rancocas Lyceum, the most famous literary society in Burlington County, accommodating 500 seats. Later the building was used as a Town Hall and then became the Firehouse in 1925 until the 1990’s when it became the Community Center.

Hold Your Function at the Rancocas Community Center


This building has been serving the community since its construction in 1877. It was originally erected as the Rancocas Lyceum. The Rancocas Lyceum was one of the most respected in Burlington County. It began meeting in the little schoolhouse, but quickly outgrew this space. The members of the Lyceum constructed the building with a seating capacity of 400 (which was still tight on space at the time). In 1925, the building began use as the Rancocas Fire House. It continued as the Fire House until the late 1990’s. It is now being used as the Rancocas Community Center.

A Prime Space for Gatherings of All Kinds

The Rancocas Community Center is conveniently located in lovely Burlington County, New Jersey, just ten minutes from Exit 5 off the NJ Turnpike, or two minutes from exit 45B off Interstate 295. Reserve as far in advance as possible to guarantee your rental date. Certain times of the year are extremely busy and book up months in advance, so please make your reservation as early as possible.

Our beautiful building is available for many special occasions. We can comfortably seat up to 150 people inside. Available are eight-foot banquet tables, round tables, and chairs. The room/hall size is 30′ x 65′ with 12′ ceilings, and the kitchen is 30′ x 30′. The building is handicapped accessible. Both men’s and women’s restrooms are available inside. Plus, there is a free parking lot on the side and rear of the building for all your guests.

We encourage you to select the caterer of your choice. The kitchen is available for prep and set up.  The stoves are currently unavailable for rentals due to pending equipment upgrades. Other conveniences include coffee makers and hot and cold food storage equipment.

The Community Center is ideal for:

  • Wedding celebrations
  • Children’s birthday parties
  • Bar / bat mitzvahs
  • Dances
  • Corporate events
  • Workshops
  • Dance rehearsals
  • Art exhibits
  • Bridal and baby showers
  • Classes and seminars
  • Receptions
  • Networking parties
  • Fundraisers and benefit events
  • Retirement parties
  • Social gatherings
  • Public lectures
  • Book signings
  • Conferences
  • Business presentations
  • Company parties
  • Social gatherings, both large and small

The list is endless!

The Rancocas Community Center

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Out of respect for our neighbors, all amplified music must end no later than 10:00PM, without exception. The Rancocas Community Center is a smoke-free environment. Alcoholic beverages are not permitted on the premises without written permission from the Rancocas Civic Association, additional costs and restrictions may apply.

For rental inquiries please call the rental coordinator Chris D’Alessandro at (856) 839-6058 or email to  You may also contact Chris to schedule an appointment to visit the community center for a tour prior to deciding on rental.  Thank you!

Our Guarantee

The Rancocas Civic Association appreciates your interest in hosting an event at the RCC. Whether you’re renting for a club meeting, social function, business presentation or some other occasion, we will do everything we can to make it a positive experience!

For More Information

Need more info? Please contact Chris D’Alessandro at (856) 839-6058 or email to