Frequently Asked Questions
How many people can the MAVFC Reception Hall accommodate?
The MAVFC Reception Hall can hold up to 266 guests.
How big is the room?
There is 4,000 square feet to use for your event.
Are there speakers or a sound system built in?
Yes, and Bluetooth audio connection to the sound system for phones, tablets and laptops.
Wireless mic and wired mic connections are also available to use.
What is included in the rental fee?
Use of the building’s tables, chairs, ice machine, refrigerator, freezer, trash cans, stage,
80” Smart TV with internet & cable access and HDMI connection for laptop
Speaker system with Bluetooth and wireless and wired mic.
Can we bring our own food?
Yes, you can bring your own food or use the caterer of your choice.
How much is the security deposit?
A fee of $500 is needed to reserve an event.
What form of payments do you take?
You can pay in the form of cash or check.
Can I tour the site before booking an event?
Yes, you can schedule a tour of the reception hall by calling 240-586-9409.
When do I get my security deposit back?
You can expect your security deposit back within 30 days after your event.
Are we allowed to serve alcohol?
Yes, alcohol can be served to guests 21+.
Are we allowed to burn candles?
No, but flameless LED candles make an excellent substitute.
Can we hang decorations on the walls or from the ceiling?
No, you cannot put holes or tape on the walls or ceiling.
What is prohibited?
Smoking in the building
Bubble, Fog/smoke machines
Any decorations that damage the walls including pins, nails, tacks, scotch tape, duct tape etc.
Attaching any decorations to the barn doors
How late can my party go?
You and your guests can enjoy each other's company until 1 AM.
Is the building wheelchair accessible?
Yes, from 2 locations.
Is there Internet or Wi-Fi on-site?
Yes, wireless Internet available.
Is there a bar?
There is a service window in the prep area that can be used as a bar or food service window
Is there a stage?
A portable stage is available, if requested.
What type of lighting is used?
Down lights, wall wash, ceiling accent, and LED panels are available.
All lighting is dimmable (except required exit area lighting) and the wall wash and ceiling accent lighting is color changeable.
Is there an area for formal pictures?
Yes, the courtyard and under the portico are ideal for group pictures.
Are there vending machines on-site?
Drink vending is available
Have any other questions?