FACILITY RESERVATION

Silver Spring Civic Building at Veterans Plaza



The Silver Spring Civic Building at Veterans Plaza, located in downtown Silver Spring, is a premier event facility that provides an elegant setting for all types of events.  Just minutes from the Nation’s Capital and several local hotels, the Civic Building combines modern touches with natural design and provides space for corporate events, private parties, cultural activities, wedding ceremonies, receptions, and more!

Our beautiful Veterans Plaza provides outdoor space for concerts, festivals, and live entertainment.  The Civic Building is an award-winning unique urban venue.  Known for its sophisticated Great Hall, and a variety of activity/conference rooms, your event is sure to be a memorable experience at an exceptional value!  Because of its unique features, this venue can host personal celebrations and can be booked farther in advance.

Please read all policies before booking the venue for your upcoming event! 

Virtual Experiences:

 

Virtual Tour

Take a 360 tour of the Silver Spring Civic Building at Veterans Plaza

 
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YouTube Channel for Virtual Tours
Visit this link for a walking tour of each room inside the Silver Spring Civic Building 

 
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More about the Silver Spring Civic Building at Veterans Plaza

Hear why the Civic Building is the region's premeir gathering place for government, culture, commerce, and community! 


2023 Veterans Plaza Festival and Event Guide

  • Please note, the 2023 Outdoor Festival Season is fully booked and the SSCBVP/CUPF is not accepting additional event requests at this time.
  • If interested in hosting a Veterans Plaza event in 2024, please reach out to the Operations Manager in October of 2023.

Your Venue for Everything!

The Silver Spring Civic Building at Veterans Plaza has become  a prestigious landmark in the community, serving as a hub for various community activities and events. Its central location, modern facilities, and welcoming environment make it an ideal choice for personal celebrations, non-profit and community groups, conferences, political gatherings, and other events. It has also emerged as a county resource center and welcome hub, providing valuable services and resources to the diverse community of Silver Spring and Montgomery County as a whole.

Why Civic Building?

  • Exceptional Friday, Saturday, and Sunday rates
  • 5,000 square foot ballroom
  • Use your own caterer for unique cultural events.
  • Large warming kitchen/drive-up loading dock
  • Wood flooring throughout facility
  • Dual projection system in Great Hall
  • Wi-Fi and multi-media capability
  • Complimentary tables & chairs included in fee.


Area Amenities:

  • Five hotels within walking distance
  • Convenient parking garage & three blocks from Metro transit system.

Note: "Garage 61" is across the street from the Civic Building
For more on parking, click here:  MCDOT

www.SilverSpringDowntown.com
www.VisitMontgomery.com

Policies and Procedures

  • Please read our policies in its entirety before submitting an Application for Use


Note for Youth Events: For events that are primarily youth-focused (where the majority of attendees are minors, such as with many Sweet 16s) additional restrictions apply. Depending on size for the event, 1 or 2 Security Officers will be required (each at a rate of $35.00/hour). Youth events must conclude by 11:00pm during the week and 11:30pm on Fridays/Saturdays, no later; cleanup time can occur afterward. We frequently ask that users book 2 rooms for youth-focused events. A Guest List will be requested from the venue and Wrist Bands will be required for all authorized attendees (provided by the user). Events cannot be advertised on social media.
 

  • Insurance is required for all use

  Sample Insurance Document

 

  • For alcohol, a charge of $35 per hour is required, and users may need to apply for an Alcohol License (must check with Booking Specialist).
  • Alcohol License Application:

  (Look for Class C One Day Special License - Silver Spring Civic Building Application)


Other documentation/permits may be required of users:
o    Department of Health and Human Services
o    Department of Transportation
o    Department of Permitting Services
·         Special arrangements for holiday use. Please click here:  holiday use

Fees and Payment

  Click here for our current cost guide. 


For payment in-person:
Schedule an appointment with Billing and Payment services:

Joshua Martinez 
‚ÄčEmail:  Joshua.Martinez@montgomerycountymd.gov

 

For payment online:
1. Login to your Active Montgomery Account
2. Click on “My Account” at the top right, then “Pay Old Balances” under “History & Balances”
3. Checkbox your event(s) and add to cart, proceed to checkout
4. Fill out Credit Card information and click continue to process payment. 

Make a Reservation

Create your ActiveMONTGOMERY account today!

New Facility Users:

All new facility users are required to submit the following in order for staff to accept an application as complete:
To make a reservation and obtain a permit, submit the following to CUPF staff (located in the Civic Building):
1.    Application (deemed complete by staff)
2.    All fees are due at time of reservation for room use (calculated based on actual time of permit & required staffing) Exception: Great Hall and Veterans Plaza ($250 is due at time of reservation and applied to total cost of permit)
3.    Facility Use License Agreement (FULA)
4.    Drivers License (or state issued identification) 


Returning Facility Users in good standing:

All returning facility users are required to submit the following in order for staff to accept an application as complete:
1.    Application (deemed complete by staff)
2.    All fees are due at time of reservation for room use (calculated based on actual time of permit & required staffing) Exception: Great Hall and Veterans Plaza ($250 is due at time of reservation and applied to total cost of permit)


  Once you have filled out your SSCB Application for Use, please submit it via email to: Booking Specialist,  Sanjukta.SilUpadhyay@montgomerycountymd.gov