Mary M. Gates Learning Center

Alexandria, Virginia

 
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MGLC POLICIES

  • Hours: The Mary M. Gates Learning Center is available for events Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. After-hours events may be accommodated upon request.
  • The MGLC hosts business events only.
  • Catering: All food and beverage arrangements must be made through the MGLC’s exclusive caterers. Only food and beverages purchased from MGLC caterers may be served. United Way Worldwide does not have a liquor license; all alcohol must be purchased through the caterer.
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PREFERRED CATERERS

Groups must use the services of the MGLC's preferred caterers for any catering needs.

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Catering by Seasons


Contact Name: Dina Silnicky
Email: dsilnicky@cateringbyseasons.com
Phone: 301-220-4135
Website
Description: With creative catering menus and planning services for every occasion, Catering by Seasons is recognized as one of the premier event caterers in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C.

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Windows Catering


Contact Name: Anne Movaghari
Email: amovaghari@catering.com
Phone: 703-752-9416
Website
Description: Known as one of the leading off-premise caterers in Washington, D.C., Windows has an established national reputation for exceptional food, creativity, presentation, and outstanding service.

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PRINTING NEEDS

There is an in-house print shop located on the premises. If you need materials printed for your meeting, contact the print shop directly at 703-836-7100 ext. 397 to receive a quote for your job. Primary products include the following:

  • Information materials such as reports, training manuals, briefing books, and newsletters
  • Promotional materials such as brochures, certificates, signage, flyers, and postcards
  • Administrative materials such as letterhead, envelopes, mailing labels, name badges, tent cards, business cards, and notepads

Other production options include PDF document repurposing for Web and digital media distribution; imaging and scanning to JPEG and GIF for Web and digital media distribution; photo enhancement and manipulation; large-format signage; post-production finishing options such as custom folding and saddle stitching; high-volume black-and-white and color reprographics; 4-color with spot PMS; high-end off-set printing; spot and flood varnishing; and scoring and perfing.

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TRAVEL AND PARKING INFORMATION TO SHARE WITH ATTENDEES

As you plan for your event and communicate with your attendees, remember to share the parking information below!

  • The Mary M. Gates Learning Center has a surface parking lot with approximately 20 spaces available to guests on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • The surrounding streets have two-hour parking monitored by the city of Alexandria.
  • The closest additional parking is operated by Colonial Parking on 226 Montgomery Street. For more information on operating hours and prices for this lot, please visit Colonial Parking's website.
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