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Eaton Center North
209 Chase Avenue

Gambier, Ohio 43022

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Event Types Welcomed

Adult Social Event | Corporate Social Events | Expo/Competitions | Family Reunion | Leisure travel | Professional Meeting/Training/Conference/Retreat | Wedding Ceremony/Reception | Youth Retreat/Camp
Maximum
Meeting:1000
Meeting
Rooms:90
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Overnight:1000
  • Visit Gambier
  • Welcome to Kenyon College!Welcome to Kenyon College!
  • Kenyon's beautiful 1000-acre campus offers a wide variety of gathering spaces.Kenyon's beautiful 1000-acre campus offers a wide variety of gathering spaces.
  • Peirce Hall's historic dining hall, the Great Hall, seats 288 people and features a vaulted ceiling and stained glass windows.Peirce Hall's historic dining hall, the Great Hall, seats 288 people and features a vaulted ceiling and stained glass windows.
  • The Alumni Dining Hall seats 185 and features a built-in sound system. Smaller conference rooms with digital capabilities adjoin Alumni Hall.The Alumni Dining Hall seats 185 and features a built-in sound system. Smaller conference rooms with digital capabilities adjoin Alumni Hall.
  • Thomas Hall, the Great Hall's sleek modern counterpart, seats 256 and is one of the largest public spaces on campus at 4,928 square feet.Thomas Hall, the Great Hall's sleek modern counterpart, seats 256 and is one of the largest public spaces on campus at 4,928 square feet.
  • Peirce Pub seats 70 and offers big-screen TVs and a small stage for performances.Peirce Pub seats 70 and offers big-screen TVs and a small stage for performances.
  • The Kenyon Athletic Center, completed in 2006, has a sleek modern look and plenty of space to accomodate meetings of all types.The Kenyon Athletic Center, completed in 2006, has a sleek modern look and plenty of space to accomodate meetings of all types.
  • The Barret A. Toan Indoor Track clocks in at 2000 meters, providing an expansive space ideal for exhibits.The Barret A. Toan Indoor Track clocks in at 2000 meters, providing an expansive space ideal for exhibits.
  • The Tomsich Arena seats 1500 spectators, and offers a considerable amount of floorspace as well.The Tomsich Arena seats 1500 spectators, and offers a considerable amount of floorspace as well.
  • The Beulah Kahler Theater seats 120 people and features a 110-inch screen that can be used for exhibiting digital presentations, videos, or DVDs.The Beulah Kahler Theater seats 120 people and features a 110-inch screen that can be used for exhibiting digital presentations, videos, or DVDs.
  • The Athletic Center also features a variety of smaller spaces ideal for private meetings. This study lounge overlooks the Athletic Center's world-class natatorium.The Athletic Center also features a variety of smaller spaces ideal for private meetings. This study lounge overlooks the Athletic Center's world-class natatorium.
  • Middle Path runs along the heart of campus, a central artery that fosters connections between buildings and people.Middle Path runs along the heart of campus, a central artery that fosters connections between buildings and people.
  • The Campbell Meeker Seminar Room, located in Ascension Hall, seats about twenty people.The Campbell Meeker Seminar Room, located in Ascension Hall, seats about twenty people.
  • The Sunset Seminar Room seats fifteen to twenty people.The Sunset Seminar Room seats fifteen to twenty people.
  • The science quadrangle offers a number of large lecture halls, such as the Franklin Miller Lecture Hall in Hayes Hall.The science quadrangle offers a number of large lecture halls, such as the Franklin Miller Lecture Hall in Hayes Hall.
  • Philomathesian Hall is one of the College's oldest and most grandiose lecture halls, seating around 120 people.Philomathesian Hall is one of the College's oldest and most grandiose lecture halls, seating around 120 people.
  • Middle Ground Cafe is a popular meeting and dining spot year-round. Tables and booths are available, along with a growing selection of foods and beverages.Middle Ground Cafe is a popular meeting and dining spot year-round. Tables and booths are available, along with a growing selection of foods and beverages.
  • The Brandi Recital Hall features excellent acoustics and seats 130 people.The Brandi Recital Hall features excellent acoustics and seats 130 people.
  • The Bolton Theater seats 389 people and features a thrust stage for performances.The Bolton Theater seats 389 people and features a thrust stage for performances.
  • The Evans Seminar Room opened in 2010. It seats 20 to 25 people comfortably and features a digital projector and screen.The Evans Seminar Room opened in 2010. It seats 20 to 25 people comfortably and features a digital projector and screen.
  • Horvitz Hall was designed with the creative process in mind. Here you’ll find tools of the trade both traditional (the easel) and up-to-the-minute (the software-stuffed computer). Huge north-facing windows bring light into studios for painting, drawing and printmaking. There are wings for photography and sculpture; two big computer labs for video and digital art, including animation; a professional-quality lighting studio; and a flexible space dedicated to installation art.Horvitz Hall was designed with the creative process in mind. Here you’ll find tools of the trade both traditional (the easel) and up-to-the-minute (the software-stuffed computer). Huge north-facing windows bring light into studios for painting, drawing and printmaking. There are wings for photography and sculpture; two big computer labs for video and digital art, including animation; a professional-quality lighting studio; and a flexible space dedicated to installation art.

About

About Kenyon College

Founded in 1824, Kenyon is the oldest private college in Ohio. Considered to be one of the country’s most beautiful campuses, this thousand-acre campus is on the National Register of Historic Places. Click here to read our brochure and learn more about our incredible Gambier, Ohio event venue. Consider incorporating a piece of history into your meeting or conference when you hold your next corporate gathering at one of our sought after venues.

Kenyon College offers excellent facilities, outstanding services, and an attractive location for conferences, camps, weddings and retreats.

Our Gambier, Ohio facilities are available for rental on a limited basis by individuals or outside organizations when students are in residence. The majority of use by outside organizations takes place in the summer, fall and spring break periods.
LOCATION + TRANSPORTATION

Columbus, OH (45 miles)

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Port Columbus Int'l Airport - 60 minutes


Taxi


Onsite: Yes Free

CATERING

Must Use In-House CateringYES
Cultural CateringYES
Venue Hosted Alcohol PermittedYES



AMENITIES + UNIQUE EXPERIENCES
Biking
Hiking
Running
ADA Accessible
A/V Tech Staff
Fitness Center
Overnight Accommodations
Parking On-Site
Projector Screen
LCD Projectors
MEETING + EVENT SPACE CAPACITIES

1000 Attendees


90 Spaces

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Theatre Style 612 | Classroom Style 69

TECHNOLOGY
Yes

Yes


Projector ScreenLCD Projectors

RENTAL POLICIES
Alcohol ConsumptionYES

OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS

1000 Overnight Guests


Residence Halls, Suite/Apartment Style


Private, Shared, Communal

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Accommodations

Accommodations

1000
Total Number of
Overnight Guests


Accommodation Types
| Residence Halls | 30 (4 Singles, 24 Doubles, 1 Triple) rooms | 55 beds | floorplan
Bushnell Residence Hall Floor Plan

South-campus dorm, with close proximity to the Kenyon Athletic Center and Peirce Dining Hall. Rooms are split between two floors and divided into 4 halls, with a communal bathroom per each hall. Well-equipped for social groups with full access to a well-lit and comfortable lounge, complete with cable TV, as well as a kitchen in the basement. 
| Residence Halls | 44 (3 Singles, 41 Doubles) rooms | 85 beds | floorplan
Gund Residence Hall Floorplan
| Residence Halls | 83 (20 Doubles, 55 Singles) rooms | 89 beds | floorplan
Leonard Residence Hall Floorplan
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| Residence Halls | 30 (4 Singles, 24 Doubles, 2 Triples) rooms | 58 beds | floorplan
Manning Residence Hall Floorplan
| Residence Halls | 96 (16 Singles, 71 Doubles, 9 Triples) rooms | 185 beds | floorplan
Mather Residence Hall Floorplans

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| Residence Halls | 94 (16 Singles, 69 Doubles, 9 Triples) rooms | 181 beds | floorplan
McBride Residence Hall

A/C This accommodation has A/C
| Suite/Apartment Style | 108 (24 4-person apts, 8 6-person apts) rooms | 144 beds
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| Suite/Apartment Style | 185 (46 4-person apts, 6 8-person apts) rooms | 232 beds | image

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| Residence Halls | 47 (14 Singles, 33 Doubles) rooms | 80 beds | floorplan
Norton Residence Hall Floorplan
| Residence Halls | 95 (44 Singles, 49 Doubles, 2 Triple) rooms | 148 beds | image
| Suite/Apartment Style | 36 (12 4-person apts) rooms | 48 beds | floorplan
Taft Cottages Floor Plan
| Residence Halls | 29 (17 Singles, 12 Doubles) rooms | 41 beds | floorplan
Watson Residence Hall Floor Plan
| Suite/Apartment Style | 4 rooms | 4 beds | image
| Residence Halls | Suite/Apartment Style | 98 (50 Doubles, 48 Singles) rooms | 148 beds | floorplan
Caples Residence Hall Floorplan

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| Residence Halls | 34 (2 Singles, 17 Doubles, 15 Triples) rooms | 81 beds | floorplan
Hanna Residence Hall Floorplan
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| Residence Halls | 47 (14 Singles, 33 Doubles) rooms | 78 beds | floorplan
Lewis Residence Hall Floorplan
| Hotel | 30 rooms
The Kenyon Inn is Kenyon's premier hotel, which offers 4-star dining services as well as facilitating private events, such as corporate meetings or weddings. It boasts a main dining room and lounge, in addition to a private dining room (Paul Newman Room) that can seat approx. 35 guests.  Guest rooms may include either one king sized bed, or two full-sized beds; the restroom may include a tub if requested, and one room offers a handicap accessible tub/shower. The kitchen serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as a Sunday brunch. 

For more information, please visit the website: 
http://www.kenyoninn.com/

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Amenities + Unique Experiences

AMENITIES

Amenities
Biking
Biking
Hiking
Hiking
Running
Running
ADA Accessible
ADA Accessible
A/V Tech Staff
A/V Tech Staff
Fitness Center
Fitness Center
Overnight Accommodations
Overnight Accommodations
Parking On-Site
Parking On-Site
Projector Screen
Projector Screen
LCD Projectors
LCD Projectors


Event Spaces

Meeting and Event Spaces

Max Capacities
1000
Overall
69
Classroom
Style


Meeting + Event Spaces
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Dating back to 1859, Ascension Hall, is just one of the Victorian Gothic castle-like structures that dominates campus. In total, it acts as home  to ten classrooms, as well as the cosy Nu Pi Kappa, a third-floor study lounge complete with comfortable furniture, and Philomethesian, a medium-sized lecture-hall. 

In its new north campus home, the Black Box Theatre  is a great open space for goups to perform or  meet. Due to its proximity to the North Campus Apartments, this also acts a suitable space for groups to check-in/out in an air-conditioned envioronment. 

 Complete with wall-wall mirrors and conveniently located in the heart of south campus, Bolton Dance Studio provides a wonderful space for dance or music workshops. 

Bolton Theater is the second-largest professional theatre space on-campus. Host to a wide variety of proffessional-grade student work during the academic year, this is the perfect space for a group interested in dramatic performances, showcases, or discussions. 

The Brown Family Environmental Center, commonly known as the BFEC (pronounced "bee-fek"), lies a stones throw away from the village center. During your visit, explore 480 acres of woodlands, hiking trails, prairie habitats and gardens. The breathtaking natural beauty makes a perfect backdrop for wedding receptions, birthday parties or even educational tours, which can check in at the visitors' center. Or if it's relaxation you are after, opt for a lazy day of river tubing on the Kokosing, one of Ohio's State Scenic Rivers, or a gentle bike ride down the Kokosing Gap Trail
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Built between 1869 and  1871, the Church of the Holy Spirit lifts its steeple high above south campus. It is a nonesectarian church, complete with an array of stunning stained-glass and functioning bells, making it the perfect backdrop for weddings, christenings or any other ceremonies you have in mind. 


Enclosed in beautiful red-brick and situated adjacent to the historic Bexley Hall,  Colburn Hall used to serve as the College's Seminary library. However, newly renovated, it acts as a multi-functional events hall complete with high ceilings and a stage area that is perfect for a DJ. It is conveniently located next to the North Campus Apartments and makes the perfect space for after-parties or other celebratory events. 
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Food + Beverage

Food + Beverage

Availability
YES
YES
YES


Dining Options
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Servery of Peirce Dining Hall

Peirce Hall is the destination dining hall for the Kenyon Community. An all-you-care to eat facility, Peirce offers all guests a menu focused around the fresh, local produce, dairy, grains and proteins. Purchasing over 42% of our products locally, we have built and maintained strong relationships within Gambier and the surrounding communities. We welcome you to join us and enjoy all the great meals that Peirce has to offer.
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Enjoy Knox County's only 4-star dining in an elegant yet relaxed atmosphere. Sample fine wines, and end your meal with a créme bruleé "to die for." And yes: we intentionally ended the previous sentence on a preposition... we are a literary place, after all!
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A New York style deli on the campus of Kenyon College.
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With its comfortable front-room booths and gleaming bar,The Village Inn offers sandwiches, salads, entreés and bar service.

A small market with a recently expanded deli located in Gambier.

Location

Location + Transportation

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Nearby Airport
Port Columbus Int'l Airport - 60 minutes
Nearby Cities
Columbus, OH (45 miles)
Transportation + Parking
Taxi
Onsite Parking