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Thank you for considering the State College of Florida for your facility rentals needs. We would be happy to schedule a tour of any of our locations.

Rentals@scf.edu

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941-752-5693

SCF Facility Rentals Q & A

How do I reserve a room at SCF?

You can reserve a room either by phone by calling 941-752-5693 or by emailing rentals@scf.edu

Do I need to have Liability Insurance to use SCF’s facilities?

A Certificate of Liability Insurance (or a written request for the College to purchase this insurance through the Florida Community College Risk Management Consortium) is required 30 days before each scheduled event. The Certificate Holder line should read State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota District Board of Trustees. The Liability Insurance Policy must list a minimum of $1,000,000 for “General Aggregate,” “Products (Comp/Op Agg)” and “Each Occurrence” and $500,000 for Damage to Rented Premises. For more information please contact the Auxiliary Services department at 941-752-5693.

What is the cancelation policy?

Events cancelled 30 days prior to their event may receive a refund of their deposit, less a $50 administration fee. Events cancelled after 30 days forfeit their deposit.

Can I have alcohol at my event?

State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota does not allow external rentals with alcohol.

When will I be charged for additional security for my event?

Renter’s may be subject to additional security fees if their event occurs outside of normal operating hours, focuses on minors under the age of 18, or open to the public. Please contact the Auxiliary Services department for more details at 941-752-5693

When will I be charged for additional custodial services for my event?

All events are subject to custodial charges. Please contact the Auxiliary Services department for more details at 941-752-5693

What deposit is required to confirm my reservation?

Rentals over $500 require a 50% deposit with the return of the contract and balance two weeks prior to event. Rentals under $500 require full payment with the contract.

Facility Rentals


Host Your Next Event at SCF

State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota has locations in West Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch, and South Venice to serve both Manatee and Sarasota counties. Whether you are looking for a place to conduct training, sales meetings, social events, concerts, or sporting events SCF has you covered.

SCF has well-designed meeting spaces, up-to-date technology and attractive landscaping. From small group meetings to large community events, SCF’s facilities offer versatility, amenities and ambiance to make any event a special occasion.

Bradenton Campus Facility Rentals

SCF Bradenton is located near Sarasota Bay in southwest Manatee County and is easily accessible to residents in Sarasota and Manatee counties. 

This 100-acre campus offers:

  • Classrooms equipped with instructor podiums, white boards, internet access and LCD projectors.
  • Computer laboratories and classrooms.
  • Multipurpose rooms in the Student Union can accommodate groups from 25 to 250 people.  These highly versatile rooms are all equipped with wireless Internet access. 
  • Outdoor Performance Pavilion, equipped with electrical outlet, can seat up to 1,000 in a beautiful outdoor setting.
  • Conference rooms that seat up to 15 people.
  • On-site catering.

Hal Chasey Gymnasium Rentals

The Hal Chasey Gymnasium, located on the Bradenton Campus, seats 904 people with a full size basketball court that can be used for numerous activities. 

 The Gymnasium comes equipped with: 

  • Bleachers
  • Concession Stands
  • Scoreboard
  • Sound Equipment
  • Locker Rooms
  • Classroom
  • Tennis Courts
  • Baseball Fields equipped with lighting
  • Softball Fields. 
  • Equipment packages for basketball and volleyball can be rented for an additional fee.

The Hal Chasey Gymnasium is a great place to hold a sports league, team building event or any event which requires versatile accommodations. 

Neel Performing Arts Center

The Neel Performing Arts Center is centrally located on 60th Ave. West between 26th St. West and 34th St West at SCF Bradenton.  Built to seat 837, the Neel Performing Arts Center has the ability to host a variety of events. 

Remodeled in 1999, the auditorium features:

  • Auditorium Technicians
  • Auditorium Wing Space
  • Electricity and Climate Control
  • Folding Chairs and Tables (upon request)
  • Movie Screen
  • Orchestra Pit/Stage Apron 
  • Podium
  • Standing Choral Risers and Seated Risers
  • Lobby Restrooms with Handicapped Facilities
  • Standard Lighting and Sound Systems
  • Basic Stage Setup for Event (upon request)
  • Draperies (legs & borders) and Cyclorama (upon request, additional fees may apply.)
  • Grand piano (available upon request, additional fees apply)
  • Dressing Rooms (2) and Backstage Restrooms (2)
  •  Multi-Media available to host large visual presentations. 

SCF Lakewood Ranch Facility Rentals

SCF Lakewood Ranch’s location off I-75  in Lakewood Ranch Corporate Business Park makes it ideal for events that include out-of-town participants.

  • Classrooms equipped with instructor podiums, white boards, Internet access and LCD projectors.
  • Computer laboratories and classrooms.
  • State of the art 156-seat auditorium equipped to accommodate any training or meeting needs. 
  • Multi-purpose Selby room equipped with catering kitchen, Internet access, instructor podium, separate entrance, LCD projector and PC.
  • Conference room that seats up to 15 people.
  •  Smart podium, PC, LCD, DVD/VCR, ELMO document camera, Polycom video conferencing, and 11′ Fresnel lens screen available for events in the teaching auditorium.

SCF Venice Facility Rentals

SCF Venice is located in beautiful south Venice off US-41.  The campus is equal distance from Venice, Englewood and Northport. 

This 100-acre campus offers:

  • Classrooms equipped with instructor podiums, white boards, Internet access and LCD projectors.
  • Computer laboratories and classrooms.
  • Multipurpose rooms in the Student Union can accommodate groups from 25 to 100 people.  These highly versatile rooms are all equipped with wireless Internet access. 
  • Outdoor Performance Pavilion, equipped with electrical outlet, can seat up to 1,000 in a beautiful outdoor setting.
  • Conference rooms that seat up to 15 people.
  • Selby Multi-purpose room which can accommodate up to 200 people with kitchen facilities.
  • On-site catering.
  • Well-lighted parking areas adjacent to facilities. 

Rental Pricing Schedule of Fees

Effective after July 1, 2018

SCF GENERALPERCORP RATENON-PROFIT
Classroom (50 seats or fewer)HR$45.00$30.00
Classroom (more than 50 seats)HR$55.00$40.00
Classroom/W ComputersHR$95.00$65.00
Science LaboratoriesHR$230.00$165.00
Conference Room- SmallHR$40.00$28.00
Conference Room- LargeHR$60.00$42.00
Library Studio (Bradenton Campus)HR$75.00$55.00
Library Teleconference RoomHR$45.00$30.00
MULTI-FUNCTION ROOMS   
SCF Bradenton Together Manatee Community Room (143/146)- Half RoomHR$70.00$55.00
SCF Bradenton Together Manatee Community Room (143/146)- Full Room  HR$140.00$110.00
SCF Bradenton Student Union CafeteriaHR$95.00$75.00
SCF Bradenton Staff Dining RoomHR$45.00$30.00
SCF Bradenton SU Multi-Purpose Room (147/148)- Full RoomHR$80.00$60.00
SCF Bradenton SU Multi-Purpose Room (147/148)- Half RoomHR$40.00$30.00
SCF Bradenton ChapelHR$45.00$30.00
SCF Bradenton Art GalleryHR$55.00$40.00
SCF Lakewood Ranch AuditoriumHR$195.00$165.00
SCF Lakewood Ranch Selby Room – Full RoomHR$80.00$60.00
SCF Lakewood Ranch Selby Room – Half RoomHR$40.00$30.00
SCF Venice Selby Room – Full RoomHR$120.00$100.00
SCF Venice Student Union CafeteriaHR$75.00$65.00
SCF Venice- Selby Room- Half RoomHR$75.00$60.00
BRADENTON GYMNASIUM   
GymnasiumHR$95.00$65.00
ConcessionHR$75.00$55.00
Activity RoomHR$55.00$40.00
Baseball/Softball Field (No lights)HR$150.00$105.00
Tennis CourtHR$45.00$30.00
General Equipment Package / Lights for Baseball or Softball fieldsEVENT$40.00$30.00
Volleyball Equipment PackageEVENT$60.00$50.00
Basketball Equipment PackageEVENT$50.00$40.00
OUTDOOR AREAS   
Parking LotDAY$200.00$140.00
Unpaved Open SpaceDAY$175.00$150.00
Performance PavilionHR$50.00$40.00
SCF NEEL PERFORMING ARTS CENTER   
SCF Neel Performing Arts CenterHR$245.00$195.00
Howard Studio TheatreHR$175.00$125.00
Studio for the Performing Arts Recital Hall RatesHR$175.00$125.00
Use of Upright PianoEVENT$200.00$200.00
Tuning of Upright PianoEVENT$65.00$65.00
Use of Grand PianoEVENT$350.00$200.00
Tuning of Grand PianoEVENT$75.00$65.00
Use of Steinway PianoEVENT$500.00$200.00
Tuning of Steinway PianoEVENT$100.00$65.00
Additional Lighting Effects (per color)COLOR$5.00$5.00
Follow Spots (per event)EVENT$40.00$40.00
Strip Footlights (per event)HR$25.00$25.00
Acoustical Choral Shell (per event)HR$20.00$20.00
 SPECIAL SET-UP AND PACKAGES   
Catering Kitchen (Lakewood Ranch & Venice)EVENT$50.00$50.00
Additional SecurityHR$25.00$25.00
Additional CustodialHR$20.00$20.00
Special Set-upsHR$40.00$40.00
Audio VisualHR$25.00$25.00
**2 Hours minimum on rooms that require no Set-up.   
***4 Hours minimum on Rooms that require Set-ups   
Approved by the Board of Trustees on October 4th, 2022.   

Approved by the Board of Trustees on October 4th, 2022.

**2 Hours minimum on rooms that require no Set-up.

***4 Hours minimum on Rooms that require Set-ups