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 Venice Community Center (VCC)

 
326 S. Nokomis Ave., Venice
 
The Venice Community Center (VCC) is a beautiful 45,000 sq. ft. regional facility that serves the needs of residents and visitors in Sarasota County as well as counties to the north and south.
  • The facility is available to rent for private functions with a 10,000 sq. ft. ballroom that seats up to 1,000 guests.
  • The ballroom has a large stage with professional-grade theatrical lighting. It's perfect for concerts, theatrical productions, or your favorite party DJ.
  • There is a state-of-the-art sound booth for professional production technicians.
  • There are many adjustable floor plans available to meet your needs.
  • VCC has several other rooms available for smaller gatherings such as meetings, classes or parties.
  • The community center boasts a commercial grade kitchen, perfect for catered events.
    • The kitchen has convection and conventional ovens, a large ice machine, commercial refrigerators, and an exceptional food prep area.
  • There is plenty of parking for your guests and a covered portico for convenient drop-off and pick-up.
VCC is home to many expos, weddings, seminars, concerts, proms, and a wide-variety of educational, recreational, and social activities.
 
Our staff strives to provide a first-class experience with customer-focused event planning, and a memorable experience for all at a competitive price.
 
For more information call 941-861-5000 or to make a reservation call 941-861-1380.
 
Amenities
  • 45,000 sq. ft. air-conditioned space
  • 10,000 sq. ft. ballroom
  • 1,800 sq. ft. performance stage
  • Eight multi-purpose meeting rooms
  • Commercial-grade kitchen
  • Professional audio and lighting booth
  • Private dressing rooms
 

 Directions

 
Traveling south from Sarasota:
  • Travel on Interstate 75 south
  • Take exit #193 (Jacaranda Blvd.)
  • Make a right at the light at the end of the exit ramp
  • Enter round-about and exit to the first right onto Venice Avenue 
  • Travel west on Venice Avenue, passing past U.S. Highway 41 and going over the Venice Causeway bridge
  • Turn left at the U.S. Business Highway 41
  • Make a right on Milan Avenue, a community bank is located on the corner
  • Then turn left on Nokomis Avenue
  • Right into the VCC entrance
Traveling north from Fort Myers:
  • Travel on Interstate 75 north
  • Take exit #193 (Jacaranda Boulevard)
  • Make a left at the light at the end of the exit ramp
  • Enter round-about and exit to the first right onto Venice Avenue
  • Travel west on Venice Avenue, passing past U.S. Highway 41 and going over the Venice Causeway bridge
  • Turn left at the U.S. Business Highway 41
  • Make a right on Milan Avenue, a community bank is located on the corner
  • Then turn left on Nokomis Avenue
  • Right into the VCC entrance
 

 Event & Rental Hours

 

Monday 8 a.m. - 10 p.m. 
Tuesday 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Wednesday 8 - 10 p.m.
Thursday 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. - 2 a.m.
Saturday 8 a.m. - 2 a.m.
Sunday Noon - 6 p.m.

Hours based on reservations and activities 

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 Office Hours

 
 

Monday- Friday 
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
or as needed for events


Saturday and Sunday
as needed for events
 

 Venice Community Center Staff

 
Dorian Mattox
Program Coordinator 
 
Adam Cyr 
Program Assistant 
 
Tim Treece 
Attendant
 
Robert Florenzie 
Attendant
 
Max Garcia 
Attendant
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Sarasota County, Florida
941-861-5000
TTY: 7-1-1
or 1-800-955-8771
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