Event Planners

Facilities

Regardless of the type of event you are planning, Central College is well-equipped to be your host. Offering everything from large open meeting spaces, specialized technology-rich classrooms, quality athletic facilities and delicious on-site catering, we look forward to working together to plan your event.

Graham Conference Center

The conference center is perfect for meetings that require a large group function and breakout capabilities. Also a popular wedding reception venue. Plentiful parking is available directly south of the conference center.

Room Sq. Ft. Reception
Banquet Room 4,345 600 490 224 400 112
Room #1 1,316 125 80 60 116 44
Room #2 425 30 24 20 36 18

 

Graham Annex

The Graham annex features a large meeting space that can be configured for a meal, reception, lecture, or classroom. In addition, the building houses a state-of-the-art board room that seats 20.

Room Sq. Ft. Reception
Board Room 500 20
Main Room 2,000 200 136 90 136 60

 

Bornt Plaza

Our gorgeous entry plaza provides spectacular outdoor meeting space. Your guests will enjoy mingling and connecting in this open courtyard.

Bornt Plaza

 

Maytag Student Center

The Maytag Student Center features an atrium lobby with multiple seating areas and a stone fireplace, Fred’s for dining or meeting, flexible and accessible meeting spaces and van Emmerik Theatre.

Maytag Student Center exterior

Room Sq. Ft. Reception
Boat Room 893 75 56 44 85 36
Moore Room 743 60 40 33 77 30
Weller Room 893 75 56 44 85 36
BMW Rooms 2,529 250 174 140 247
Hinga Room 254 8
Van Emmerik Studio 140

 

Roe Center

For any group interested in environmental sustainability, this is the building for your meeting! This state-of-the-art facility earned a platinum rating for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for its green roof, natural ventilating system, water collection and many other features. Some special features of this building are the dramatic outdoor space, including the green rooftop. Smart classrooms and flexible furnishings are available throughout the space.

Roe Center

 

Weller Center for Business & International Studies

The Weller Center for Business and International Studies features a large sunlit atrium for registration/reception, 9 smart classrooms including 2 computer classrooms and a board room. This facility can be used for breakout meetings, lectures and training sessions.

Weller Center for Business & International Studies

 

Central Market

Join us in our award-winning dining hall for your meeting! The president’s dining room seats 40 or holds 60 for a reception. For larger groups, our side rooms accommodate up to 128.

Central Market

Room Sq. Ft. Reception
President’s Dining Room 756 60 40 12 40 12
Rooms
104, 105, 106, 108
395 32 32 8 32 12
Room 104-108 1,580 128 128 40 128

 

Central Hall / Douwstra Auditorium

Recently updated, Douwstra Auditorium offers state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems for your presentation needs. Access to green room below the stage for more elaborate productions. The building connects to Central Hall with classrooms and other meeting space if desired.

Central Hall exterior

Room Sq. Ft. Reception
Douwstra
Auditorium
636

 

The Chapel

Perfect for weddings, recitals and a variety of special events.

The Chapel and amphitheatre exterior

Room Sq. Ft. Reception
Sanctuary 225
Lower Level 1,183 75 72 36 60 36

 

Vermeer Science Center

The Vermeer Science Center provides a 102-seat theatre-style lecture hall, 18-seat board room and 10 classrooms for breakouts and this is a perfect space for conferences and meetings.

 

Cox-Snow Music Building

This venue is popular for speakers and, of course, musical performances with its 204-person auditorium. Classrooms are also available for breakout sessions.

Cox-Snow Music Building

 

Kruidenier Center (Theatre)

Kruidenier Center

Room Sq. Ft. Reception
Large Theater 250
Studio Theater 70

 

Kuyper Fieldhouse / Gymnasium

Kuyper Gymnasium exterior

Room Sq. Ft. Reception
Fieldhouse 42,000 5,500 1,500 600 3,000
Gymnasium 14,000 3,500 800 450 2,700

 

Classrooms – Multiple Buildings

Room Sq. Ft. Reception
Computer
Classrooms
11-33
Various 300-1,700 10-70 10-70 10-50