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Conference & Event Facilities

Event Planning at NOVA

Each NOVA campus coordinates college facilities and resources requests for conferences and meetings by corporations and the community. Services available include: room rental, computer laboratory rental, consulting services, audio conferencing, satellite downlink and teleconferencing. In addition, the Alexandria, Annandale and Manassas Campuses have cultural centers that offer state-of-the-art facilities for a variety of entertainment functions. 

Located seven miles south of Washington, DC, the campus sits on 51.4 acres and includes three buildings and the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center. The Bisdorf Building features state-of-the-art science labs, a comprehensive student service center, and a 150-seat theater.

Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center

Other Rental Spaces

Opened in 1991, the Community Cultural Center at NOVA's Annandale Campus is a 66,000 square foot rental facility containing a 525 seat, state-of-the-art theater with satellite downlink and video projection capability; an 11,000 square foot gymnasium/exhibition hall, a welcoming atrium entrance, meeting and training rooms, a two-story art gallery, and a large forum room suitable for lectures, conferences, receptions, hearings, dinner parties, and performances expecting smaller audiences.

Located just minutes from the Capital Beltway with extensive parking facilities adjacent, the Cultural Center houses three to seven events per day, every day of the year, with a staff eager to provide professional support services to clients.

The Center serves multiple purposes and can accommodate group sizes from 5 to 500 or more people. All meeting spaces are comfortable and versatile. Facilities are clean, attractive, flexible, and accessible, with outstanding technological features.

Rental Spaces

NOVA’s Loudoun Campus has classrooms, computer labs and a theater available for rent by business and professional organizations. Community groups and individuals are also welcome to rent our facilities for special events like recitals, concerts, seminars and more.

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NOVA's Manassas Campus has a variety of amenities perfect for functions of any kind or size. Facilities include the Mary Louise Jackson Amphitheater featuring bench seats for 500 people and lawn seating for an additional 200 or more; the Colgan Theater, 120-seat capacity; and Howsmon Lecture Hall, 150-seat capacity. We can also assist in arranging special parking, audio/visual needs, caterers and entertainment.

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NOVA's MEC has a great technology-based building for conferences, seminars, classes and/or receptions. Our staff is committed to providing you and your organization with excellent service.

To schedule an event or request information, please call 703.822.6632.

NOVA's Woodbridge Campus is an excellent location to host meetings, seminars, retreats, or conferences. We welcome community groups and individuals to use our facilities for all types of events, including company picnics, concerts and recitals.

  • Please note: Due to campus renovations and space limitations, Woodbridge campus rental spaces are only available Monday - Friday after 4:00 p.m. and all day Saturday.
  • Application must be submitted at least two weeks prior to event date.

For more information, contact Charlene Wilkins at 703.878.5727 or

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