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College of Wooster

1189 Beall Avenue
Compton 102

Wooster, Ohio 44691

700Largest Group
14Meeting Rooms
400Overnight Guests
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  • Historic Kauke ArchHistoric Kauke Arch
  • The College of Wooster Academic MallThe College of Wooster Academic Mall
  • A taste of our Scottish flareA taste of our Scottish flare
  • Beautiful weddings in our lush Oak GroveBeautiful weddings in our lush Oak Grove
  • Sports camps welcome!Sports camps welcome!
  • Autumn on our Residential QuadAutumn on our Residential Quad
  • Go Fighting Scots!Go Fighting Scots!
  • Let us bring you coffee to break up your dayLet us bring you coffee to break up your day
  • Catered Events in Kittredge Hall Catered Events in Kittredge Hall
  • The Scot Center: home to our state of the art athletic facilities and fitness center.The Scot Center: home to our state of the art athletic facilities and fitness center.
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Founded in 1866, The College of Wooster in Ohio offers beautiful architecture and historic charm mixed with modern-day amenities, making it the perfect venue for all kinds of corporate and social events, as well as athletic camps and retreats. The College of Wooster is one of the most highly regarded wedding venues in all of Wooster, Ohio. Host the wedding of your dreams at this unique Ohio venue space!

The College of Wooster offers a wide range of flexible meeting spaces, from state-of-the-art classrooms and auditoriums, to breathtaking outdoor facilities perfect for just about any event.
The Ohio location also features a variety of recreation facilities, including Scot Lanes, which includes eight bowling alleys, eight pool tables, and an arcade.

The College of Wooster can accommodate groups of all sizes, with catering and overnight accommodations also available. If you're in search of a venue near you that will check every box, The College of Wooster in Ohio is an ideal event space to consider.

View below to learn more about the incredible Ohio meeting & event space at The College of Wooster. 
Nearest Airport/ Number of Minutes:
Akron / Canton Airport / 48
Parking Onsite:
Room Type(s):
Single, Double, Triple; Air Conditioned, Un-Air Conditioned
Bath Type(s):
Community Style, Suite Style, Private (limited)
ADA Accessible:
Largest Group:
Number of Meeting & Event Rooms:
Largest Classroom Style:
Theater (50)
Largest Theatre Style:
Number of Overnight Guests:
WiFi, Audio/Visual Technicians, Projectors/Screens, Light and Sound Technicians
Onsite Wireless Internet:
Onsite A/V Staff:
Food & Beverage:
We have you covered all day long! Start your event with a continental breakfast, break for coffee and snacks, enjoy a gourmet lunch buffet, or even set up a trail mix bar! Please see The College of Wooster catering page for more information on our food and beverage options.
Must Use In-house Catering:
Cultural Catering Available:
Alcohol Permitted:
Ropes Course / Team Building:
Special Rates and Packages:
Foot Golf, Golf Course
Ideally Suited For:
Adult Social Event
Corporate Social Events
Family Reunion
Professional Meeting/Training/Conference/Retreat
Wedding Ceremony/Reception
Youth Retreat/Camp

Event Spaces

Meeting RoomDescriptionsSquare Footage
Freedlander Theater
  • Seats 394
  • Projection Booth
  • Podium and Microphone
  • Screen
  • Lobby that can accommodate about 150 people for open reception

Lean Lecture Hall
  • 140 moveable chairs
  • Long stationed tables
  • Controllable thermostat
  • 13 light switches
  • 6 white boards
  • 6 windows
  • 2 standing podiums
  • 16 speakers/amplifier
  • 1 projector 
  • 1 Mac computer
  • Microphone

Tartan Room
  • 60 moveable chairs
  • 16 moveable tables
  • Controllable thermostat
  • 36 lights
  • 12 light switches
  • 21 windows
  • Audio/visual setup available 

Lowry Center -- Conference Rooms
There are three conference rooms located in Lowry Center. 
Room 118:
  • 10 moveable chairs
  • 1 immovable table
  • 2 couches; 1 armchair; 1 end table
  • Controllable thermostat
  • 8 lights
  • 1 light switch
  • 11 windows
  • Audio/visual setup available
Room 119:
  • 26 moveable chairs
  • Controllable thermostat
  • 10 lights
  • 3 light switches
  • 5 windows
  • Audio/visual setup available 
Room 120:
  • 16 armchairs
  • 30 stackable chairs
  • Seating for 15-40
  • Controllable thermostat
  • 10 lights
  • 2 light switches
  • 5 windows
  • Audio/visual setup available 

Lowry Center -- Ballroom

Kittredge Hall

Kauke Hall -- Classrooms Kauke Hall contains classrooms with capacities ranging from 8 to 60 people. 

All classrooms have a projector, screen, a computer, VHS/DVD capabilities, speakers, and moveable chairs. 

Please contact us with more specific questions about classroom spaces. 

Morgan Hall Classrooms Morgan Hall has classroom style spaces with capacities between 14 and 50. 

All classrooms have a controllable thermostat, light switches, white boards, moveable chairs, projectors and screeens, computers, and speakers. 

Wishart Hall Classrooms Wishart Hall has classroom style meeting spaces with capacities ranging from 32 to 40 people. 

Every classroom has moveable chairs, a controllable thermostat, light switches, white boards, projectors and screens, VHS/DVD capability, and a computer.

Scheide Music Center Classrooms Scheide Music Center has classrom style meeting spaces with capacities ranging from 19 to 36 people. 

This building also has practice rooms with upright pianos available, in addition to a large ensemble rehearsal space with seating for up to 125 people. 

McGaw Chapel
  • Seats 1400
  • Air Conditioned 
  • Theater Style
  • Light/Sound technician available 
  • WiFi available 
  • Podium with microphone
  • Wireless microphones 
  • Stage can be set up however you like

Gault Recital Hall
  • Seats 288
  • Controllable thermostat
  • Podium
  • Two speakers
  • 4 outlets
  • No data jacks
  • Large screen
  • No computers



Facility# of Rooms# of BedsRoom TypeBath TypeA/C
Andrews Hall 46 91 Residence Halls Communal no
Armington Hall 83 83 Residence Halls Communal no
Babcock Hall 58 96 Residence Halls Communal no
Bissman Hall 83 142 Residence Halls Communal no
Bornhuetter Hall 95 184 Residence Halls Communal no
Brush Hall 22 55 Residence Halls Communal yes
Compton 89 113 Residence Halls Communal no
Gault Manor 39 74 Hotel-Like Private yes
Kenarden Lodge 82 144 Residence Halls Communal no
Luce Hall 60 92 Suite/Apartment Style Shared yes
Wagner Hall 71 129 Residence Halls Communal no
Gault Schoolhouse 50 73 Suite/Apartment Style Shared yes
Holden Hall 147 260 Residence Halls Communal no
St. Paul Hotel 16 30 Nearby Hotels Private yes
Black Squirrel Inn 4 5 Nearby Hotels
Mirabelle Bed and Breakfast 4 4 Nearby Hotels yes


  • Catering at the College of Wooster

    >>> menu (PDF)
  • Start the Day
    • Coffeee Break I ... $2.50 per person: coffee and hot water with assorted teas. Includes cups, napkins, and condiments.
    • Coffee Break II ... $3.75 per person: coffee and hot water with assorted teas and choice of apple, cranberry, or orange juice. Incluces cups, napkins, and condiments.
    • Continental Breakfast I ... $4.75 per person: coffee and hot water with assorted teas, choice of apple, cranberry, or orange juice, and choice of pastries or muffins. Includes plates, cups, napkins, and condiments.
    • Continental Breakfast II ... $6.25 per person: coffee and hot water with assorted teas; choice of apple, cranberry, or orange juice; muffins, bagels, and cream cheese. Includes plates, cups, napkins, and condiments. 
    • Continental Breakfast III ... $7.00 per person: coffee and hot water with assorted teas; choice of apple, cranberry, or orange juice; muffins, bagels, cream cheese, and seasonal fresh whole fruit. Includes plates, cups, napkins, and condiments. 
  • Boxed Lunches and Lunch Salads

    Express Sandwich Meals ... $9 each

    All Express Meals are packed with potato chips, a locally grown apple, freshly baked cookies, and a canned soft drink or boxed water. All Express Meals are packaged in an eco-clamshell container with mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, paper napkins, and an eco-knife. Please limit Express Sandwich Meal choices to 2 or fewer combinations per order. 

    Select a Bread: 9-Grain Bread, Deli Rye Bread, Honey Wheat Bread, White Flour Tortilla, Spinach Wrap, Whole Wheat Wrap, Upgrade to Ciabatta Bread or an All-Butter Croissant for an additional $.50 each
    Select a Protein: Turkey Breast, Smoked Ham, Roast Beef, Chicken Salad, Tuna Salad, Plain or Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
    Select a Cheese: Provolone, Swiss, Cheddar, American, Pepper Jack

    Express Salads 

    • Chef Salad with Turkey and Ham ... $9
    • Caesar Salad ... $7
    • Caesar Salad with Chicken ... $9
    • Southwest Salad with Chicken ...$9
    • Asian Salad with Chicken ... $9
    • Blueberry Sunflower Salad ... $9
  • Fresh Handmade Pizzas

    Fresh Handmade Pizza Buffet ... $8.50

    Choose from the following pizza varieties, all cut into 12 slices per pizza (each pizza serves 6 people)
    • Cheese Pizza
    • Pepperoni Pizza
    • Deluxe Pizza: Italian Sausage, Mushrooms, Pepperoni, and Cheese
    • Meat Lovers Pizza: Smoked Ham, Italian Sausage, Pepperoni, and Cheese
    • Vegan Veggie Pizza: Garbanzo Beans, Green Pepper, Black Olives, Red Onions, Tomatoes, Olive Oil, and Italian Seasonings
    Our Pizza Buffet includes your choice of up to 2 types of our large, handmade pizza, Lowry House Salad, disposable forks, plates, napkins, and canned soda.
  • Lunch Buffets
    • Wrapper Buffet ... $12: Chicken Caesar Wraps and Vegetable Wraps, made with sun dried tomato and spinach tortillas; spicy peanut salad; long grain rice salad with arugula, pine nuts, and kalamata olives; and assorted fresh baked cookies.
    • Wrappers & Soup Buffet ... $14: your choice of white, wheat, tomato, or spinach wraps (select up to 2), filled with your choice of roast beef, turkey, smoked ham, or hummus (select up to 2), American, Swiss, or provolone cheese (select up to 2), shredded lettuce, diced red onion, and sliced tomato. All wraps are lightly dressed with Dijon Bistro Sauce and cut in half. Includes a choice of salad (potato, pasta, tossed, or cole slaw), hot soup of the day with crackers, and frosted brownies.
    • Petite Sandwich Trio ... $16: a choice of chicken salad, tuna salad, egg salad, or hummus on petite croissants, pretzel rolls, or knotted rolls, served with tossed house salad, assorted salad dressings, spicy peanut salad, and assorted fresh seasonal fruits. 
    • Italian Buffet ... $16: your choice of Italian casserole or meat lasagna, and your choice of vegan Mediterranean pasta or pasta with marinara, your choice of Lowry house salad, caesar salad, or tossed salad with assorted salad dressings; warm garlic bread sticks and your choice of brownies, lemon bars, or cookies. 
    • Asian Buffet ... $16: Asian chicken with honey citrus glaze, vegetable spring rolls, sesame coleslaw, fresh stir fried vegetables, steamed rice, spicy peanut noodle salad, and fortune cookies. 
    Ask about adding our hot soup of the day to any buffet for only $2.00 per person! 
    • Asian Buffet ... $16

  • Hors d'Oeuvres

    Hors d'oeuvres priced per person (2 pieces per serving)

    • Bleu Cheese and Spinach Stuffed Mushrooms ... $2.75
    • Caprese Roma Tomato ... $2
    • Buffalo Wings with Celery and Ranch ... $2.95
    • Chorizo Stuffed Mushrooms ... $2.75
    • Fresh Bruschetta ... $1.75
    • Cocktail Meatballs (Italian, BBQ, or Sweet and Sour) ... $2
    • Low Country Shrimp with Remoulade Sauce ... $3
    • Spicy Chicken Mini Egg ROlls with Sweet and Sour Sauce or Spicy Peanut Sauce ... $2.75
    • Mini Quiche ... $3
    • Pan Seared Sea Scallops ... $4.50
    • Loaded Potato Skins ... $3
    • Spinach, Walnut, and Feta Stuffed Mushrooms ... $2.75
    • Sweet Chile Bacon Wrapped Brussels Sprouts ... $2.75
    • Vegetable Spring Rolls with Sweet and Sour Sauce or Spicy Peanut Sauce ... $2.75

    Trays (Serves 25)

    • Baked Brie en Croute ... $45
    • Artisan Cheese and Cracker Tray ... $45
    • Fresh Fruit Tray ... $45
    • Fresh Vegetable and Dip Tray ... $36
    • Phyllo Pastry with Brie and Pear ... $45
    • Spinach Artichoke Dip with Pita Chips ... $38


  • Lowry Dining Hall
    Seating Capacity: 625
    Lowry Center Dining Hall is located on the top floor of Lowry Center and features an all-you-care-to-eat food-court style meal service for breakfast, lunch, and dinner Monday through Saturday, and brunch and dinner on Sunday.

    Campus Dining Services uses high-quality ingredients, many fruits and vegetables from local suppliers in Wayne County--including the on-campus garden-- and proudly serves Certified Angus Beef® in all locations.

    Hours: Open daily 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Kittredge Hall
    Seating Capacity: 250
    Featuring unique menus at both lunch and dinner Monday through Thursday with vegan, vegetarian and meat favorites.

    Hours: Open Monday - Thursday, Lunch: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. and Dinner: 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., Friday Soup & Bread Served: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Old Main Cafe
    Old Main serves locally-roasted Erie Island coffee and espresso beverages, tea, hot chocolate and iced coffee drinks along with a selection of grab-and-go cold drinks, yogurt, granola bars, muffins and pastries.
  • MacLeod's Coffee Bar and Convenience Store
    Located on the East end of the Lowry Center Main Lounge, MacLeod's offers locally roasted Erie Island coffee and espresso-based drinks and a host of convenience store products.

    Hours: Open Monday - Friday 7:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m. and Saturday and Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
  • Mom's Truckstop
    Popular for late-night dining and relaxation, Mom’s is located on the ground floor of Lowry Center.

    Now serving Certified Angus Beef® brand products, the menu features ala carte grill foods, fresh salads, coffee, fruit smoothies, sandwiches, fountain drinks and milk shakes.

    Hours: Open daily 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 a.m.


Gym and Fitness Center Our state-of-the-art gym and fitness center boasts four intramural courts for basketball, tennis and volleyball; a 200 meter running track; indoor long jump, triple jump and pole vault; a fitness center with a full array of circuit training stations, traditional as well as elliptical running machines, rowing machines, and free weights. 

Area Attractions

Secrest Arboretum Look at, learn about, and love the plant life around you. Over the past 100+ years, we have grown into an expansive outdoor laboratory and landscape garden.

At Secrest, our beautiful theme gardens illustrate the use of style, color and texture within plant habitats to establish a sustainable landscape. Enjoy our gardens and discover plant selections for yours. Stroll our paved walkways through forests and meadows.

Check out the Fortress at the Hogs-back, embankment slide and pavilion complete with giant frogs, tortoises and more...for kids of ALL ages! Make the most of your environment by spending time in ours.


The Ohio Light Opera 2017 Season:
The Music Man
Anything Goes
HMS Pinafore
The Student Prince
Countess Maritza 
The Lady of the Slipper

Wooster Chamber Music The 2016-17 Wooster Chamber Music Series will feature some of the most recognized chamber music ensembles that are performing today. These groups perform at the Scheide Music Center inside of the Gault Recital Hall. This venue is ideally suited for chamber music with a seating capacity of 290 people and a large grand piano.

You do not need to travel to large metropolitan cities to hear world class chamber music, as such fine music is accessible right here in Northeastern Ohio at less than 20 percent of the cost in most areas.

The Wooster Chamber Music Series, which began in 1984, spent the first 18 seasons at the Wayne Center for the Arts. The Series has been at its current home, The College of Wooster, for over 10 years.

Wooster YMCA At the Y, Strengthening community is our cause. The Y serves three crucial areas of focus to help individuals, families, and communities learn, grow, and thrive.

THE Y IS FOR YOUTH DEVELOPMENT, because we believe that all kids deserve opportunities to discover who they are and what they can achieve. That’s why, through the Y, youth today are cultivating the values, skills and relationships that lead to positive behavior, better health and educational achievement.

The Y is for healthy living, improving the nation’s health and well-being. The Y Brings families closer together, encourages good health and fosters connections through fitness, sports, fun, and shared interests.

The Y is for social responsibility, giving back and providing support to our neighbors. The Y has been listening and responding to our communities’ most critical needs for 160 years. Whether developing skills or emotional well-being, welcoming and connecting diverse populations or advocating for healthier communities, the Y fosters the care and respect all people need and deserve.

The YMCA serves the entire community and is always open to anyone. Donors enable the YMCA, a charitable, non-profit organization in compliance with IRS code 501(c)3, to offer a financial assistance program for those individuals and families that qualify

Broken Rocks Cafe and Bakery Let the smell of freshly baked bread lure you in from the cold. In the warm glow of our wood and brick interior you can relax with your family and friends or have a casual business meeting. With your first bites of our chef’s delicacies and a sip of our fine spirits, you’ll know you’ve found a home away from home. Before you go back out to the street, remember to bring along some bread from our artisan bakery.

City Square Steakhouse Located in the heart of historic downtown Wooster, The City Square Steakhouse is your destination for juicy steaks and burgers, fresh seafood and vegetarian entrées, house-made sides and desserts, and a cocktail just the way you want it. 

Local Roots Market and Cafe Local Roots connects you with seasonal and sustainable foods and crafts from more than 150 Ohio farmers, bakers, cheesemakers, fermenters and artists.

Sure House Coffee Sure House Coffee Roasting Co. is a locally owned business whose owners reside and operate their business in Wooster. They have a deep passion for buying locally produced products and take pride in being able to help produce a local product with fair trade and organic origins.

Spoon Market It’s always been our sincere hope that Spoon Market will be a place where people will leave having had a rewarding and really positive experience. The kind of spot where “everybody knows your name.” So come by and say hi, we’re just down the block. We love making new friends!

JAFB Wooster Brewery Award-winning craft beers brewed on-site. 

Tulipan Hungarian Bakery and Pastry Shop Tulipán brings a turn-of-the-century European atomosphere to Wooster, combining an elegant aura with gracious service and mouth-watering desserts. Pastries are available in a wide variety of flavors and textures, from rich buttercream cakes to light, flaky croissants and strudels.

In addition to pastries, Tulipán also offers the highest quality coffees and coffee drinks, as well as a daily selection of fresh and homemade sandwiches, soups, omelettes, and more.

Talk to a Venue Specialist: 1-877-244-6110