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Pomona College

450 N College Way
Claremont, California 91711-6313

600Largest Group
50Meeting Rooms
400Overnight Guests
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  • Pomona CollegePomona College

  • Bridges Hall of MusicBridges Hall of Music

  • Bridges Hall of MusicBridges Hall of Music

  • Lyman HallLyman Hall

  • Memorial GardenMemorial Garden

  • Edmunds BallroomEdmunds Ballroom

  • Meeting RoomMeeting Room

  • Bridges Auditorium LobbyBridges Auditorium Lobby

  • Bridges AuditoriumBridges Auditorium

  • Sontag Greek TheatreSontag Greek Theatre

  • Rose Hills TheatreRose Hills Theatre

  • ClassroomClassroom

  • ClassroomClassroom

  • AuditoriumAuditorium

  • Meeting RoomMeeting Room

  • Dining HallDining Hall

  • Dining Hall PatioDining Hall Patio

  • Dom's LoungeDom's Lounge

  • Dom's Lounge PatioDom's Lounge Patio

  • Overview
  • Event Spaces
  • Catering
Centrally located in the Southern California area within commuting distance to local attractions.

Conference & Event Planning oversees the rental of college facilities (e.g., classrooms, residential halls, dining halls, etc.) for mid-size conferences, meetings, and retreats. We also offer our dining halls, beautiful outdoor venues and other spaces on campus for weddings, parties, banquets, etc.

Also available is a private, off-campus "Trails End Ranch", which is perfect for corporate/educational retreats.  The Main House venue will accommodate groups of 40 or less and includes one large room and three breakout rooms.


Nearby Cities & Number of Miles:
Los Angeles - 35
Ontario - 10
Nearest Airport/ Number of Minutes:
Ontario / 20
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Metro/Public Transportation Proximity:
Within walking distance
Campus venues are available mid-May through mid-August. Trails End Ranch (retreat space) is available all year.
Room Type(s):
Residence Halls
Bath Type(s):
Private Communal Semi-Private
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Some computer labs are available for rental. Most classrooms equipped as "smart" classrooms which include projectors, screens, and Internet access.
Onsite Wireless Internet:
Wi-Fi In Meeting Space:
Wi-Fi In Guest Rooms:
Wi-Fi In Guest Rooms Cost:
No charge
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Food & Beverage:
Full-service catering is available for events of all sizes. Menus can be customized to meet dietary needs.
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The Bridges Hall of Music is the perfect location for your wedding ceremony. Contact us to learn about our memorable wedding reception packages. Trails End Ranch is the perfect location for your retreat. Contact the college for more information about the venue.
Rental Policies:
Campus venues are available for rental from mid-May through end of July. Trails End Ranch is available all year.
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Overnight Accommodations Available:
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
Bridges Auditorium Bridges Auditorium, also known as Big Bridges, is one of the premier college venues in Southern California. Dedicated in 1931, this historic theatre is modeled after the opera houses and concert halls of Europe and is of the Italian Renaissance architectural style. The auditorium has 2,430 fixed seats and in-house lighting and sound is available. For catered events the lobby can accommodate up to 200 and the north patio can seat 250.

Trails End Ranch A 53 acre "ranch" located in Webb Canyon north of Claremont, California. The property consists of a main house converted into retreat space and a barn used for academic field activities. The house has a large central courtyard on one side and a veranda on the other side overlooking the property. Trails End Ranch offers meeting and event rooms suitable for 12 to 46 people, which are all equipped with Wi-Fi.

Mabel Shaw Bridges Hall of Music This 550-seat gem of a concert hall better known as "Little Bridges," sits within the grounds of Pomona College on Fourth Street just east of College Avenue.

Doms Lounge The room contains a stage, intricate lighting, a "plug and play" sound system, as well as a built-in bar and pool table. The Lounge is accessible through a stairwell off of the Campus Center's main breezeway. An outdoor patio features tables and chairs, tiered seating and an inclined grassy area.

Edmunds Ballroom The largest space in the center, the Edmunds Ballroom can seat 256 at round tables for dining events, 500 in audience row seating and up to 900 if cleared. There is also a portable stage available for performance.  Various setups available.

Memorial Garden

Rose Hills Theatre Located in the lower level of the Smith Campus Center, this state of the art presentation space features video, 35 mm film, slide and computer projection as well as a built-in A/V system. With audience seating, this is an ideal space for lectures, films or multimedia presentations. The lobby offers a convenient location for pre- or post-event receptions.

Sontag Greek Theatre Located in a wonderful wooded area, it is secluded from traffic yet a five minute walk from the center of campus. The amphitheater has permanent seating for 600. The entire area with lawn seating can accommodate 2000, although sight-lines may be limited. Limited built in lighting and A/V. Permanent seating arrangement. Limited rest rooms.


  • Catering at Pomona
    Pomona College Catering welcomes the opportunity to cater your upcoming event. Our team is focused on helping you and your attendees achieve success during your event. From breakfast meetings to faculty luncheons to wedding receptions to alumni events, we pride ourselves in delivering a versatile menu with delectable options and exceptional service, regardless of size or complexity. (For information on renting Pomona College facilities for conferences, meetings, weddings, banquets, and other events.
Talk to a Venue Specialist: 1-877-244-6110