Moody Hall is located at the southwest corner of the Parade Ground at the corner of Letcher and VMI Parade Avenues. It was originally constructed in 1969 with a small addition added in 1974. The approximately 26,000 square foot building serves as the central gathering location for alumni throughout the year. In addition to playing host to numerous alumni events and receptions, the facility is also used by local civic organizations and businesses. It also houses some Alumni Agencies offices on the ground floor level. While parking is free, it can be limited during busy times of year.
There are five distinct areas in Moody Hall that are available for use, with the largest being the Activities Room located on the main floor level. This room is a multi-purpose room that is ideal as a large meeting space but can also be used for formal dinners, conferences and receptions. This is the only room that has audio visual capabilities and can accommodate 200 people standing, 160 seated auditorium/theater style and 144 around round tables. Room layout is arranged depending on the event, and with additional patio seating, guest counts can be adjusted as weather permits.
The Lounge is located on the second floor level. It is used primarily as a reception area. It can be set up with round tables for smaller events and is also used for meetings where auditorium/theater seating is needed. The capacity for the Lounge is four 5-foot round tables with eight chairs or 50 chairs for auditorium/theater seating. There is a large bar area that makes this a great room for cocktail hours and social events.
The Board Room is used primarily as a meeting/conference room. It is located on the second floor level and is adjacent to the Lounge. The “U” shape setup is most favored with a seating capacity of 21; however, it can be rearranged to auditorium/theater style seating if needed, increasing the capacity to 40 seats/guests.
The Mary Moody Library and the Executive Dining Room are located on the main floor level. These rooms cannot be rearranged, so seating is somewhat limited. The Executive Dining Room has three rectangle tables with eight chairs each. This room is designed for a more intimate meal with the capacity being 24 seats/guests. The Mary Moody Library has a conference table for 10 and does not allow food or beverage service.
Rates, catering information and audio visual pricing for all rooms are available by contacting Norma Robinson.