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Host your event at The Emerson Center.

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The Emerson Center

Covered entranceway

Large auditorium

Comfortable seating,
spacious stage

lobby/reception area

Fellowship Hall

Seminar Room
(set in classroom plan)



Hold your event - meeting, conference, educational seminar, wedding, convention – at the Emerson Center. We have a variety of venues of all sizes that are available for rent either for a one time event or a recurring series of events. The Emerson Center is centrally and conveniently located at the corner of 16th Street and 27th Avenue in the heart of Vero Beach.  Parking is available on site for more than 300 cars. The facility has over 30,000 square feet of interior air conditioned space.

Schedule a Rental:

Call the Emerson Center's Facilities Administrator at 772.778.5249 or emailing click here to send an email.

Auditorium.  This venue has reserved seating for 844 attendees on upholstered benches [see seating plan]. The ceiling is 24 feet high. There is a spacious rear balcony. Available equipment includes dual projectors and screens for films and Power Point presentations, plus a Power Point remote control. There is theatre quality sound and lighting. Microphones include lectern, hand-held, lavaliere and Madonna (face) mics. Auditorium lights can be dimmed to any level. A piano and electronic organ are available. There is a raised platform/stage which can accommodate anywhere from a single speaker to groups of 50 or more. With the installation of an elevator during the winter of 2012-2013, both the main floor of the auditorium and the balcony are handicap accessible.

Lobby. This venue can be used alone or used together with the auditorium (or other rooms) for social occasions or receptions. It is a large attractive open space with windows overlooking a planted atrium.  It is equipped with a sound system and can accommodate art displays, cocktail parties, receptions, or meetings for groups of 10 to 150.  

Library. This attractive room has a large conference table with 12 upholstered executive swivel chairs with arms.  The room is large enough to accommodate additional chairs behind the executive chairs.  It is handicap accessible.

Seminar/Choir Room. This venue has lecture seating for up to 30 with an eight foot wide projection screen and a surround sound audio system.  A laptop compatible projector is available.  A piano is available. It is handicap accessible.

Green Rooms. Two rooms are available on the second floor that can be used as offices or small meeting rooms. Each has a private lavatory. These rooms are not handicap accessible.

Fellowship Hall. This venue is a vaulted room with large, open areas. Theatre-style seating can accommodate 200 people. At tables, the room comfortably handles 150 people. It is available for conferences, receptions, dinners, presentations, etc. A sound system and a projection screen are available. A laptop compatible projector is available. It is handicap accessible.

Kitchen. A well equipped kitchen is available as well. The kitchen can be rented for staging purposes by the hour or, for cooking, a 3-hour minimum applies. Inquire for complete details.

Technical specs for presentation equipment, lighting, sound system, and floor plans, can be obtained by contacting us. Also, inquire for rates and availabilities. Terms and conditions for the rental of facilities on a one-time or recurring basis can be determined by contacting the Emerson Center's Facilities Administrator at 772.778.5249 during regular business hours or by emailing

Catering services and wedding packages can also be arranged.


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