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Facility Rental Capacity & Rates

Select spaces in VisArts are available for rental to groups and individuals. The rental fee includes use of round tables, rectangle tables and VisArts’ banquet chairs. Every event is subject to a service and cleaning fee. All contract holders must be 21 years of age.

Buchanan Room

Located on the second floor of VisArts, the Buchanan Room is our main event space. Modern and versatile, the Buchanan Room is the ideal space for any social and corporate gathering.

Size: 2,800 square feet (52’ x 56’) with 25’ x 25’ dance floor

Capacity:

  • 220 seated dinner
  • 180 seated dinner w/ dance floor
  • 250 standing
  • 80 seated classroom style w/ banquet tables

*Additional charges may include facility maintenance fee and security for teen events.

Buchanan Room & Concourse Buchanan Room, Concourse
For Ceremony and Reception
Buchanan Room, Concourse & Rooftop Extras
M-F
8:00am – 5:00pm
Minimum 4-hour rental - $650
Add’l hours - $125/hr
N/A N/A -A/V equipment (up to $500)
-Kitchen usage $100
-Linens
-Early set-up prior to 8:00am $100
-Fiber Studio
M-TH
5:00pm and later
Minimum 4-hour rental - $1100
Add’l hours - $150/hr
after 1:00am - $200/hr
N/A N/A -A/V equipment (up to $500)
-Kitchen usage $200
-Linens
-Fiber Studio
Friday Minimum 9-hour rental - $2500
Add’l hours - $200/hr
after 1:00am - $250/hr
Minimum 13-hour rental - $3800
Add’l hours - $200/hr, after 1:00am - $250/hr
*Includes up to 2 hours for rehearsal.
Minimum 13-hour rental - $6150
Add’l hours - $200/hr, after 1:00am - $250/hr
*Includes up to 2 hours for rehearsal
-A/V equipment (up to $500)
-Security for teen events
-Kaplan Gallery
-Early Deliveries/Overnight storage
-Lighted bars/Paper Lanterns
-Fiber Studio
Saturday** Minimum 9-hour rental - $4300
Add’l hours - $200/hr, after 1:00am - $250/hr
Minimum 13-hour rental - $5700
Add’l hours - $200/hr, after 1:00am - $250/hr
*Includes up to 2 hours for rehearsal.
Minimum 13-hour rental - $6600
Add’l hours - $200/hr, after 1:00am - $250/hr
*Includes up to 2 hours for rehearsal
-A/V equipment (up to $500)
-Security for teen events
-Kaplan Gallery
-Early Deliveries/Overnight storage
-Lighted bars/Paper Lanterns
-Fiber Studio
Sunday** Minimum 9-hour rental - $3200*
Add’l hours -$200/hr, after 1:00am - $250/hr
Minimum 13-hour rental - $4400*
Add’l hours - $200/hr, after 1:00am - $250/hr
*Includes up to 2 hours for rehearsal
Minimum 13-hour rental $ 5300*
Add’l hours - $200/hr, after 1:00am - $250/hr
*Includes up to 2 hours for rehearsal
-A/V equipment (up to $500)
-Security for teen events
-Kaplan Gallery
-Early Deliveries/Overnight storage
-Lighted bars/Paper Lanterns
-Fiber Studio

*Sunday pricing during holiday weekends are charged at the Saturday rate.

** $1500 of the rental rate is considered a tax-deductible contribution to VisArts Center.
Pricing effective 1/1/2015

 

Event Rentals - Reviews

Our firm, Santos, Postal & Company, held a corporate event at VisArts wherein we brought in Tom Snyder, an internationally renowned speaker, to present to our entire firm. VisArts…

On Our Own was very fortunate to have the opportunity to have our forum at the VisArts Center. The Buchanan Room was a beautiful and yet very functional (tables…

Thank you to the staff at VisArts for making our retirement party such a success. Amy Wollins is a pleasure to work with; she was always available and flexible,…

We had to change our program date because of the government shutdown, and VisArts could not have been more understanding or accommodating. Our event was seamless. The venue was…

Thank you so much for VisArts' generous support for On Our Own of Montgomery County's December 5, 2012 Forum "Impact of Healthcare Reform and Behavioral Health System Integration on…

We chose Visarts because we wanted a venue that was a little different. Thinking of drab hotels that just offered a cookie cutter experience definitely wasn't in the cards,…

Thank you so much for all of your help before, during and after our event on March 21st. We really appreciate all of the hard work by you and…

Thanks so much for all of the referrals! We must have done something right! It is a great space...and you guys are great! - Debbie Lessans, Options Caterers…

I am sure you are aware how terrific Amy Wollins is, but I wanted to let you know as well. I just booked the Buchanan Room with her for…

Above and Beyond! There is serious peace of mind knowing that I am working in a venue that lends hands on support and is willing to go the extra…

Had our wedding here this past weekend and it was incredible! The rooftop cocktail hour was perfect - our guests were raving about the open space and view over…

Thank you so much for everything you did that made my 50th birthday party a success. We had a wonderful time and danced all night. The "Queen's Bal" was…

My wife and I held our wedding reception here this past weekend and it was wonderful! Jackie and Amy were a pleasure to work with and made it so…

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