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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

 

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The people behind the event management at VisArts were very helpful and professional. They listened to my needs and responded accordingly in a friendly and professional manner.

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The BEST event we have ever had! From the venue, decor, location and personalized service. VisArts make each event specific to your companies needs, vision and desires. They are flexibility,…

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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…

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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…

I felt very comfortable dealing with Amy and Jackie who were very accommodating making the stressful exercise of finding a suitable place in a short notice.

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…

We had a wonderful family reception at VisArts in Rockville in July 2014. The location was great, the room set up had my favorite colors, staff was responsive, helpful, and…

We held our staff 5 year anniversary party at VisArts. We all enjoyed the location/venue so much. Amy was very helpful and walked us through the whole process from beginning…

Highly recommend this space! I am in the industry and have done many events here. Now ...I add my own wedding to the list. Jackie, Amy and Omar and rest…

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…

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…

What a beautiful and accommodating location. They went above and beyond to make sure we had the wedding of our dreams.

We had a great experience working with VisArts and would highly recommend them and use them again for future events. Amy in particular was a real pleasure to work with.…

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