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FAES Social & Academic Center

Meeting and social events space across from NIH

The Social & Academic Center is currently CLOSED.


9101 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda, MD 20814

Business Meetings and Lectures

Use our facility for business meetings, office and lab retreats, training, and education. The main meeting room can accommodate: 

  • Up to 22 people seated around a conference table
  • Up to 32 people seated at separate tables
  • Up to 35 people seated auditorium style

Private Social Gatherings

An ideal venue for small to mid-sized celebrations. Please note any event serving alcohol is considered a social gathering.

Party guests have use of most areas in the house, including:

  • Main Room with working fireplace

  • Dining Room

  • Warming Kitchen

  • Built-in Bar

  • Montgomery County law requires all alcohol served at the Social & Academic Center be purchased through our licensed venue 

Policies & Procedures

  • Deposit required

  • Payment due at booking

  • Events booked in 6 or 8-hour time blocks, including set up and clean up


Business Hours

Monday-Friday 9:00am - 4:00pm

FAES Property Program Manager

Ashley Watkins


Please do not call or text outside of business hours except in the case of emergency.

For general inquires, concerns, and requests, please email:

*In case of fire or safety emergency, call 911 first, then the FAES Property Program Manager (24/7)

FAES Housing Program Management

Jim Kuhlman