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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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  • Technology
  • Area Attractions
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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 Purdue University are situated in the comfortable, convenient and diverse community of West Lafayette. Purdue University is centrally located in the middle of the state, middle of the Midwest region and middle of the nation making it an ideal spot for any business or social event! If you are looking for a venue to host a religious, association or fraternal gathering, consider Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana!

Nearby Cities & Number of Miles:
Indianapolis - 65
Chicago - 125
Cincinnati - 170
Nearest Airport/ Number of Minutes:
Purdue University Airport / 15
Public Transportation Options:
Taxi
Bus
Lyft
Uber
Metro/Public Transportation Proximity:
Within walking distance
Parking Onsite:
Yes
Availability:
Purdue University in West Lafayette offers dedicated meeting facilities, conference coordination services (including CMP's), and overnight hotel accommodations available all year.
Room Type(s):
Residence Halls
Apartment/Suite Style
On-Site/Area Hotel(s)
Bath Type(s):
Private / Semi-Private / Communal
ADA Accessible:
Yes
Largest Group:
6500
Number of Meeting & Event Rooms:
40
Largest Classroom Style:
1000
Largest Theatre Style:
6000
Number of Overnight Guests:
7500
Technology:
Purdue University in West Lafayette offers state-of-the-art technology including wireless and high speed internet, on-site audio/visual services, videoconferencing, satellite uplink/downlink.
Onsite Wireless Internet:
Free
Onsite A/V Staff:
Yes
Food & Beverage:
Impress event guests with food options ranging from a casual picnic to a formal dining experience. Dine under the stars or in elegant dining rooms. Full bar service available.
Alcohol Permitted:
Yes
Can Bring Own Alcohol:
No
Cannabis Industry Friendly:
No
Cannabis consumption permitted (outside):
No
Complete Meeting Package:
Yes
Ropes Course / Team Building:
Yes
Special Rates and Packages:
Purdue Conferences offers one-stop shopping for all of the amazing resources available on campus.
Rental Policies:
Purdue University in West Lafayette offers a prestigious Big Ten learning environment available year-round to external organizations, corporations, and religious groups.
Phone:
765-494-6632
Event Space Available:
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
Ideally Suited For:
Adult Social Event
Corporate Social Events
Expo/Competitions
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: https://www.purdue.edu/conferences/event-venues/on-campus/stewart-center.php

Purdue Memorial Union Contains 17 different meeting spaces, elegant banquet facilities, exhibition hall, and a variety of restaurants and recreational activities. Go to: https://www.purdue.edu/conferences/event-venues/on-campus/purdue-memorial-union.php

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 more than 41,000 students annually, Purdue's classrooms offer a wide variety of seating configurations for groups of 10 to 475 people. Most classrooms are equipped with modern technology, including LCD projectors, and public address 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: http://www.purdue.edu/bcc/

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.

Accommodations

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

Catering

  • 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
    University Residences Dining Services
    Featuring a wide array of affordable options, located all across campus.
    Menus: https://dining.purdue.edu/menus/
  • 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.

Dining

  • 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
    Wiley Dining Court
    Seating Capacity: 400
    A more modern setting 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.

Services

ServiceDescription
Purdue Conferences 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, Purdue Conferences is a one-stop shop for all of your event needs.
Services provided include:
  • Online pre-event registration for participants
  • Conference registration management and name badges
  • On-site check-in and registration
  • Step-by-step planning sessions
  • Marketing and media solutions
  • On-site event coordination
  • Budget development and bill-paying
  • Storage and distribution of exhibits and documents
  • Community resources and recreational activities

Hall of Music Productions 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.

Technology

TypeDescription
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

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

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

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.

Testimonials

  • “Congratulations on an exceptional NACTA Conference! You put our very best foot forward, and I am very confident the attendees left campus impressed with what we are trying to do here and the hospitality you extended.”
    Jay Akridge / Purdue Executive Vice President & Provost

  • “The behind-the-scenes coordination and support are invaluable in making everything run so smoothly during the sessions. I appreciate working with you each year because you pay close attention to the details and can rely on the past experiences with this group to have a great feel for what they want. I appreciate your contribution to the success of the program.”
    Freddie Barnard / Administrator, Midwest Agricultural Banking School

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