Facility Rentals

Host your next meeting, conference or event at Essex County College


Enjoy our accommodating facilities, beautiful setting and convenient location. The college offers a range of facilities, equipment and support services all provided at reasonable rates.

Essex County College has a broad spectrum of facilities to accommodate the needs of businesses, organizations and individuals. Among the College’s more outstanding features our 434-seat Mary Burch Theater, a large and comprehensive Physical Education Building, and the 367-seater J. Harry Smith Lecture Hall. Our facilities can host large and small groups in a variety of settings.

Essex County College is located in the heart of University Heights in Newark New Jersey and is situated on a beautiful 21-acre site that provides spectacular panoramic views of downtown Newark and New York City. The college is easily accessible from state highways 21, 280 and 1&9 and a short commute from Newark International Airport. In addition, the college is a scheduled stop for NJ Transit, the local public transportation system. Take a virtual tour now and view our facility.


Schedule your next workshop, training session, seminar or presentation in one of ECC’s many SMART classrooms or lecture halls. Theatre-style lecture halls provide an outstanding venue for presentations and lectures. Computer labs feature Windows platform computers equipped with the latest software (business, graphics, networking, etc).



Classrooms: 20 to 35 people

Lecture Halls: 290 to 367 people

Multipurpose Rooms: 90 to150

Hold a performance or special event at one of our unique venues. Concerts, graduations, lectures, dance shows, information fairs, theatrical productions and receptions are some of the many events that have been held in these special performance venues.

Mary Burch Theater

The Mary Burch Theater is a multiuse venue which includes lighting and sound technicians, as well as two dressing rooms. The Greenroom area is conveniently located adjacent to the theater to provide refreshments.


Physical Education Building

Our Gymnasium also includes locker rooms and adjacent classroom space. There is also a dance studio located on the lower level.


Lecture Halls

The J. Harry Smith and Siegler Halls are ideal for conferences, small graduations, and workshops. The venue includes a stage, screen, and podium.



Media Equipment

For Special Events, Essex County College can provide public address systems, projectors and screens. Classrooms and lecture halls are also equipped with data ports. Media equipment also includes podiums with traditional and wireless microphones.



Tom Barone, Dining Partnership Group 

Phone: 973-727-7810


Fatima Matos

Office Coordinator, Information Technology

Zachary Yamba Building, Room 3297

303 University Ave.

Newark, NJ 07102

Phone: 973.877.3508

Email: fmatos@essex.edu

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