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Reserve Your Space

Thank you for your interest in planning your next meeting or event at Northern Essex Community College.

Submitting Your Request

The following information is designed to help you reserve your space and plan your upcoming event. To begin the event reservation process, please fill out our Event Planning Request Form.

Rental Requirements

  • If the room you request is available on the specified date and time, you will receive a confirmation from the Event Coordinator.
  • A $100 non-refundable deposit is due within ten business days of the confirmation. (Please note, if the deposit is not received within ten business days, the room will be released.)
  • Upon receipt of your $100 non-refundable deposit, you will receive an Event Agreement which must be signed and returned to the Events Coordinator within ten business days.
  • Full payment and a final guest count must be received seven business days prior to your event.
  • If food is being served, please select one of NECC’s approved caterers. Once you have selected a caterer, please inform the Events Coordinator of your choice by email: events@necc.mass.edu.
  • The host of the event is responsible for accommodating sign language interpreting, access and food related allergy requests.
  • All events are considered on a case by case basis. Depending on the date, time, activity, and attendance extra charges may be added at the discretion of Northern Essex Community College.
  • For questions about catering, serving alcohol or if you require media services or special set-up, please contact an NECC Event Coordinator at events@necc.mass.edu.

Procedure for Requesting Alcohol at an Event

If you are requesting alcohol for an event you must have a confirmation from the Events Coordinator that space has been reserved, along with a $100 non-refundable deposit and a signed Event Agreement and Alcohol Request Form.

Please review our Alcohol Policy for events here.

Costs & Fees

In addition to the room rental rates, charges will be added at the following schedule, if needed:

  • Gold resin chiavari chair with cream vinyl chair pad: $2.00 internal, $4.00 external
  • IT Fees: Overtime charged at $60/hour, minimum 4 hours
  • Maintenance: Overtime charged at $42/hour, minimum 4 hours
  • Public Safety detail for an internal user, a new rate of 35.00 per hour, minimum 4 hours
  • Public Safety detail for an external user, a new rate of 38.00 per hour, minimum 4 hours
  • Shuttle ( driver and gas included) for an internal user, a new rate of 37.00 per hour, minimum 4 hours
  • Shuttle (driver and gas included) for an external user, a new rate of 40.00 per hour, minimum 4 hours
  • Sports Center: Overtime charged at $25/hour, minimum 4 hours
  • Ubersimple Name Tag Check-in System: $50
  • White paper table coverings:
    • 6 ft. rectangular (54 in.X 108 in.): $2.00 internal, $3.00 external
    • 5 ft. round (82 inch) $3.00 internal, $4.00 external

Contact an Events Coordinator

For more information or to reserve rental space or facilities at NECC please contact our Event Coordinator:

Allison Gagne
Phone: 978-556-3964 or e-mail: agagne@necc.mass.edu

For general inquiries please send an e-mail to: events@necc.mass.edu

Related Links

Speaker’s Bureau
Faculty & Staff Room Requests


What our Customers are Saying:

"We have been using the NECC facility since 2007 and have always had a great experience. They are easy to work with and parking is great. Without hesitation I would recommend Northern Essex Community College for classroom training, seminars or a business meeting."
James Hildreth,
Construction Certification Institute Inc.


"We held the Project IMPACT Media Panel and Networking event at the new Dr. Ibrahim EI-Hefni Allied Health & Technology Center in Lawrence. The room was spacious, with lots of natural light, and we were able to accommodate the participants, as well as the panelists without any problem. Overall the experience was great!"
Carmenza Bruff,
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Center for Community-Based Research