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Purdue University

Stewart Center Room 116
128 Memorial Mall

West Lafayette, Indiana 47907-2034

6500Largest Group
40Meeting Rooms
7500Overnight Guests
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As an event venue, Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana offers a world-class university-level conference center and coordination services with first-rate lodging, meeting, and dining space available throughout the year. All of these event venue amenities at Perdue University are situated in a comfortable, convenient and diverse community in the middle of the state, Midwest region and nation! West Lafayette’s Purdue University is the ideal event venue for religious, association and fraternal events.

Nearby Cities & Number of Miles:
Indianapolis - 61
Chicago - 125
Cincinnati - 170
Nearest Airport/ Number of Minutes:
Indianapolis International / 60
Public Transportation Options:
Metro/Public Transportation Proximity:
Within walking distance
Parking Onsite:
Dedicated meeting facilities, conference coordination services (including CMP's), and overnight hotel accommodations available all year.
Room Type(s):
Residence Halls
Suite/Apt Style
Nearby Hotel(s)
Bath Type(s):
Private Semi-Private Communal
ADA Accessible:
Largest Group:
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State-of-the-art technology including wireless and high speed internet, on-site audio/visual services, videoconferencing, satellite uplink/downlink.
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Onsite A/V Staff:
Food & Beverage:
From picnics to casual to formal dining experiences. Dine under the stars or in elegant dining rooms. Full bar service available.
Alcohol Permitted:
Complete Meeting Package:
Ropes Course / Team Building:
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Purdue Conferences offers one-stop shopping for all of the amazing resources available on campus.
Rental Policies:
Prestigious Big Ten learning environment available year-round to external organizations, corporations, and religious groups.
Ideally Suited For:
Adult Social Event
Corporate Social Events
Family Reunion
Professional Meeting/Training/Conference/Retreat
Wedding Ceremony/Reception
Youth Retreat/Camp

ACCED-I 1 Stop Certified

Event Spaces

Meeting RoomDescriptionsSquare Footage
Stewart Center Stewart Center is a dedicated meeting center for groups of 10 to 500 in its 23 versatile meeting rooms. To view the meeting rooms and configurations at Stewart Center, visit:

The Purdue Memorial Union Contains 17 different meeting spaces, elegant banquet facilities, exhibition hall, and a variety of restaurants and recreational activities. Go to:

Elliott Hall of Music * One of the largest proscenium theatres in the United States * Seats 6,005 on three levels * Two dressing rooms with private baths, plus multiple additional dressing rooms * Perfect for grand musical events, international speaking guests, and large theatrical productions

Loeb Playhouse * Located in Stewart Center * Seats 1,011 spanning two levels * Well suited for chamber orchestras, jazz ensembles, string quartets, choral groups, and theatrical performances * Two dressing rooms with private baths and two large chorus dressing rooms

Fowler Hall * Seats 388 auditorium-style, on one level * Located in Stewart Center * Ideal for lectures, convention presentations, dance recitals, and film showings * Features surround sound * Equipped with two dressing rooms with private baths.

Slayter Center * An outdoor amphitheatre and Purdue landmark * Seats 20,000 on a gently sloping hillside * Fun for twilight concerts, lawn movies, and outdoor dances

Classrooms Serving around 35,000 students annually, Purdues classrooms offer a wide variety of seating configurations for groups of 10 to 474 people. Most classrooms are equipped with modern technology, including LCD projectors, and P.A. systems.

Ross Ade Stadium Pavilion * Buchanan Club * Buchanan Mingling * Shively Club * Shively Media

Dauch Alumni Center * Prusiecki Banquet Room * Spurgeon Hall of Spirit * Dauch Conference Room

Elliott Hall of Music Stage World-class production services make the Elliott Hall of Music a great place to host banquets. Nothing is more unique than enjoying a gourmet meal while bathed in stage lighting, surrounded by custom sets, or simply enjoying live music.

Black Cultural Center * Formal lounge * Art gallery * Multipurpose room * Library Visit:

Academy Park A cozy setting behind the Purdue Memorial Union and Stewart Center, Academy Park is fun for outdoor music, games, and picnics.

Airport Hangar Wide-open spaces abound in this functional airport hangar on the edge of campus.

Armory Centrally located on campus, with over 40,000 square feet of space, the armory is a great location for displays, tournaments, and dances.

Golf Pavilion In the Birck Boilermaker Complex, the golf pavilion is a great getaway for your event.

Turfgrass Research Center Easily accessible, with its own parking lot, the Turfgrass Research Center can accommodate groups up to 60 people.

Wright Forestry Center Nestled in a wooded setting, this venue is perfect for retreats.


Facility# of Rooms# of BedsRoom TypeBath TypeA/C
The Union Club Hotel 192 n/a Hotel-Like Private yes
University Residence Halls 8,000 Residence Halls Private yes


  • Purdue Memorial Union Catering & Events
    Purdue Memorial Union Catering & Events
    Serving most of campus, two staff chefs serve up breaks to receptions. Alcohol service available.
    >>> menu (PDF)
  • University Residences Dining Services Catering
    Featuring a wide array of affordable options, Dining Services serves meals with style!
    >>> menu (PDF)
  • V Gladieux Catering
    Serving Ross Ade Stadium Pavilion. Alcohol service provided by PMU Catering & Events.
    >>> menu (PDF)
  • Hospitality Tourism Management Catering
    Drawing from the resources of a top-ranking educational program, students pull out all of the stops for catered affairs across campus.


  • North Ballroom
    North Ballroom
    Seating Capacity: 400
    Gothic wood paneling and stained glass windows, stage, sound and lighting system, and grand piano.
    >>> menu (PDF)
  • South Ballroom
    South Ballroom
    Seating Capacity: 440
    Prestigious wood and stained glass windows accent this beautiful catering venue.
    >>> menu (PDF)
  • East Faculty Lounge
    East Faculty Lounge
    Seating Capacity: 72
    Tall windows and antique lighting posture this venue. Can be combined with the West Faculty Lounge.
    >>> menu (PDF)
  • West Faculty Lounge
    West Faculty Lounge
    Seating Capacity: 120
    Tall windows and antique lighting posture this venue. Can be combined with the East Faculty Lounge.
    >>> menu (PDF)
  • Anniversary Drawing Room
    Anniversary Drawing Room
    Seating Capacity: 48
    Renovation completed in 2007, a cozy spot for receptions and dinners close to the Union Club Hotel.
    >>> menu (PDF)
  • Ford Dining Court
    Ford Dining Court
    Seating Capacity: 800
    The largest dining court on campus, featuring a brick pizza oven and Asian wok station.
  • Earhart Dining Court
    Earhart Dining Court
    Seating Capacity: 400
    Featuring a variety of food stations with Mongolian barbeque and pasta bar specialties.
  • Windsor Dining Court
    Windsor Dining Court
    Seating Capacity: 300
    Featuring a variety of food stations speacializing in sizzling salads, vegetarian, and international specialties.
  • Wiley Dining Court (coming 2009)
    Seating Capacity: 400
    Coming the Summer of 2009 with a specialty for Brazilian barbeque!
  • Ross Ade Stadium Pavilion
    Ross Ade Stadium Pavilion
    Seating Capacity: 400
    Overlooking the Boilermaker football stadium, the pavilion features several levels available for meals and special events.
    >>> menu (PDF)


Conference Division Purdue University provides the service you need to help you make your meeting a success! With a staff of ten professional event planners, including Certified Meeting Professionals, the Conference Division is a one-stop shop for all of your event needs.

Professional Production Services Hall of Music Productions offers a full range of video, multimedia, audio, lighting, staging, and effects services to meet your event needs. Professional theatrical carpenters and lighting, audio, and video technicians State-of-the-art equipment Design services to bring all of these elements together into one successful event

Conference Coordination Service Online pre-event registration for participants Conference registration management and name badges On-site check-in and registration services Step-by-step planning sessions One-stop shopping Marketing and media services On-site event coordination services Attention to detail in all arrangements Budget development and bill-paying services Conference evaluation services Storage and distribution of exhibits and documents Community resources and recreational activities


Audio Visual Services As a top-ranking university technology program, Purdue has plenty of in-house options for your event! Most meeting spaces are equipped with LCD projectors, instructor computer terminals, microphones, as well as other common meeting equipment.

Hall of Music Productions Offering video, multimedia, audio, lighting, staging, and effects services to meet your event needs. * Professional theatrical carpenters and lighting, audio, and video technicians * State-of-the-art equipment * Design services to bring all of these elements together into one successful event

Instructional Computing Labs Over 2300 computers are available at over 60 labs.

Area Attractions

Purdue University Boiler Challenge Program High and low ropes courses complete with certified teambuilding instructors.

Union Rack and Roll State-of-the-art bowling with rockin' music, laser lights and of course, glow-in-the dark bowling and billiards.

Purdue University Recreational Sports Center Fitness center, basketball courts, and indoor soccer, as well as Olympic pool and diving well.

Columbian Park Zoo Columbian Park Zoo is home to over 190 animals representing nearly 90 different species. The zoo offers a variety of education programs throughout the year, inspiring an appreciation for the world's wildlife.

Tropicanoe Cove Kick off your shoes, grab your swimming suit and come experience a taste of the tropics in the heart of Indiana. Only Tropicanoe Cove offers the perfect blend of Hoosier hospitality with the pleasure of a watery paradise. From the spiraling Banana Peel tube slide to the leisurely Cattail Crik, you're sure to find plenty of cool summertime fun for the entire family! Use the related page links at the bottom of the page to explore all the Tropicanoe Cove has to offer!

Downtown Lafayette Art galleries, antique shops, a local farmers market, historic neighborhoods, walking tours, and plenty of restaurants and night life!

Wolf Park Home to several packs of gray wolves, plus foxes and bison, featuring nighly howl nights.

Prophetstown State Park Historic Prophetstown interprets a unique Indiana story that reflects the prairie, Native American Settlement, and 1920s Farmstead.

Indiana Beach Amusement and water park and resort only 30 minutes northwest of Lafayette!

Lafayette Arts and Entertainment Symphony, comedy and theatre troupes, ballet company, art museum, and historic theatres.

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