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Furman University Summer Programs

3300 Poinsett Hwy
Greenville, South Carolina 29613

5000Largest Group
60Meeting Rooms
1500Overnight Guests
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Do you live in Greenville and in need of an event venue near you to host your next corporate or social event? Furman University is located away from the hustle and bustle of the city, at the foothills of Blue Ridge Mountains. A beautiful, wooded campus with many fountains, a 30 acre lake and walking trails. Furman University features excellent camp and conference facilities. Experienced conference staff. Certified One-stop Shop. No matter what you need in a summer event space, Furman University summer event venues look forward to accommodating you. We encourage you to learn more about Furman University and why it stands out among other Greenville venues below.

Nearby Cities & Number of Miles:
Greenville, SC - 3
Asheville, NC - 55
Charlotte, NC - 100
Nearest Airport/ Number of Minutes:
Greenville/Spartanburg Int'l / 25
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Available to residential and day groups in the summer; South Carolina meeting & special event space available year-round.
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Residence Halls
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Nearby Hotel(s)
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Private Communal Semi-Private
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Full audio/visuals in all meeting spaces; many computer labs; smart classrooms. Wireless capability in most campus facilities.
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Excellent catering staff and dining facilities. Many catering venues.
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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
University Center Located on Furman lake, the UC has 4 excellent meeting rooms: Watkins (385), Burgiss Theater (173), Gauntlet (100) Thomas (90).

McAlister Auditorium Full service auditorium with a professional staff.

Daniel Recital Hall Located in the Daniel Music Building next to McAlister Auditorium, the Recital Hall is a multi-functional facility.

Charles E. Daniel Chapel Sanctuary (352), Garden Room (75), Meeting Room (25), Conference Room (16)

North Village Apartments Meeting Facility 6 multi-purpose meeting rooms: 100D (200), 200F (20), 200G (48), 200H (22), 200I (40), and 300F (225).

Timmons Arena A 5,000 seat multi-purpose arena with ample exhibit space, clean lines to power computers, and sound system.

Furman, Hipp, Johns, Riley Halls, Charles Townes Science Complex Academic buildings with smart classrooms of varying sizes and lecture halls. 30-40 classrooms available in the summer.

Lay Physical Activities Center (The PAC) Modern fitness center (5,690 sq.ft.), gymnasium (12,016 sq.ft.), dance studio, pool, climbing wall and several classrooms and lecture room.

Old Varsity Gym Gymnasium for basketball, volleyball and recreational games.

Younts Conference Center Large ballroom (5,500 sq.ft) capacity 400. Can be subdivied into 5 meeting rooms of varying capacities. On-site catering kitchen. High level technology.

Amphitheater Large outdoor theater located on the Furman Lake. Capacity 2,000. Covered stage area, sound system, restrooms, house lights.

40 ft. wide & 40 feet deep


Facility# of Rooms# of BedsRoom TypeBath TypeA/C
North Village Apartments 4 per Apt. 500 Suite/Apartment Style Shared yes
Lakeside Residences 250 500 Residence Halls Shared yes
South Residences 300 600 Residence Halls Communal yes


  • Younts Conference Center
    Furman Catering provides services ranging from coffee breaks and small deliveries to formal served dinners and wedding receptions on and off campus. Experienced chefs JJ Tramontana (Culinary Institute of America) and Adam Fox (Johnson and Wales University) boast more than 40 years of kitchen experience and can help you choose from items listed on our catering guides, or customize a menu to fit your event. Both Tramontana and Fox have international culinary experience, ranging from years of work in Moscow to cooking at the Beijing Olympics, and can deliver a high level of quality and service to your meals. An equally experienced and professional front of house staff will help ensure every little detail is in place. Furman Catering looks forward to the opportunity to serve you at your next event. Corporate Meeting Packages are now available!!
    >>> menu (PDF)
  • Hartness Pavilion
    Hartness Pavilion
    A beautiful, glassed in catering venue located on the lake and overlooking the Jane E. Furman Rose Garden. Capacity 275 for sit down dinner and more may be accommodated for receptions.
    >>> menu (PDF)
  • Trustee Dining Room
    Furnished with antiques and chanderliers, this private dining room can be set-up in varying arrangements-75 sit down, more for receptions.
    >>> menu (PDF)


  • Charles E. Daniel Dining Complex
    Charles E. Daniel Dining Complex
    Seating Capacity: 850
    Fresh food,open concept with multiple food selections--deli, brickoven pizza, homestyle, salad bars. Computers in the lobby.
  • PalaDen Food Court
    PalaDen Food Court
    Seating Capacity: 350
    Full service food court for informal meals and snacks. Includes Montagues deli, Chick Fila and Grillworks.
  • Tower Cafe
    Tower Cafe
    Seating Capacity: 40
    Serving Starbucks coffee and bakery products such as muffins and coffeecake. Computers for customers.
  • Sidelines
    Seating Capacity: unlimited
    Freshens smoothie bar and hard packed ice cream. Other items.


Recreational Services Lay Physical Activities Center has a fully equipped fitness center, pool, and dance/aerobics studio. Campus walking trails. Indoor and outdoor tennis courts. Activity fields.

Furman Golf Course & Grill 18 hole, highly rated golf course with pro shop, grille and an outdoor pavilion. Summer campus guests play at a reduced rate.

Free Parking All guests park on the Furman campus free. A parking hang tag is given to each guest at registration.

Public Safety 24-hour police coverage by a professional and courteous staff. A free safety orientation is offered to summer groups. Signs to registration sites are available for a small charge; special event parking services are available.

Infirmary, Sportsmedicine Centers, Other Medical Services Infirmary is open from 8 am-12N, Monday through Friday. Sportsmedicine Centers are open 8:30 am-5 pm. Full service emergency room within 6 miles of campus.

Multimedia Services Will assist summer guests with any AV problems or computer problems.

Facilities Services Available to assists summer guests with their camp and conference needs.

Office of Camps and Conference Full conference services. Hands on staff that is fully available to our guests. One-Stop Shop Certified by ACCED-I.


Smart Classrooms Wireless system remote control per room; integrated technology includes: LCD projector with drop down screen, computer, laptop connection, DVD and document reader (and VHS playback in some rooms).

Computer Labs Computer labs in all academic buildings with 20-25 stations. Many, many computers in the Duke Library.

Free Internet Access Free 802.11g wireless internet available in all campus buildings; each group is issued a unique code during their stay on campus.

Audio Conferencing Audio conferencing is available at the Younts Conference Center and, upon request, in other campus facilities.

Area Attractions

Downtown Greenville Beautiful Falls Park with the famous Liberty Bridge, over 80 restaurants, outdoor musical events, shops, the arts. Exciting nightlife. Greenville Drive Baseball Stadium.

The Peace Center for the Performing Arts Located in downtown Greenville. The state's premier performing arts center. Wide variety of shows.

Bi-Lo Center Largest arena in the upstate. Many shows and sports events.

Greenville Drive Baseball One of America's most beautiful, minor league baseball stadiums located in downtown Greenville. Home of the Boston Red Sox minor league Greenville Drive team.

The Biltmore House, Asheville, NC George Vanderbilt's former residence. America's largest home--250 rooms. Beautifull gardens and surronding forest. One hour from Furman.

Carl Sandburg Home, Flat Rock, NC Located 25 miles from campus. A national historic site memorializing Lincoln's biographer.

Greenville County Museum of Art Andrew Wythe, Jasper Johns, and history and surveys of American Art with Southern Examples.

Bob Jones University Art Museum One of the most important Baroque collections in America; works by Dolci, Rubens, Van Dyck.

BMW Zentrum Collection of motorcycles, airplane engines, art cars and racing cars. Tours of BMW Manufacturing plant available.

Upstate State Parks Paris Mountain Table Rock Caesars Head Jones Gap Devils Fork


  • The facilities and the Office of Camps and Conferences personnel were outstanding. What a positive expererince for us.
    Terrie S. Sanders, McClosky Institute of Voice

  • Thank you so much for allowing us to visit your wonderful campus. Everyone has been so friendly, helpful and professional.
    Kathy Stevens, UCA Cheer Camp

  • Fabulous! Everything was perfect! Everyone was so accommodating in order to meet our wants and needs. AV Services are incredible as is the technology in each classroom.
    Todd White, Teacher Advancement Program

  • Staff was incredible to work with. Every day, someone was asking if we needed anything-if we did, they took care of it right away.
    Chad Eidemiller, First Baptist Church of Concord, TN.

  • We love the campus, beautiful landscape, and the staff is always helpful.
    Michelle Thompson, Apostolic Camp International

  • Your campus is very beautiful. The grounds and buildings were very impressive. I stayed in the North Village Apartment Complex and found the suites to be above and beyond any University housing I have seen! I want to thank the University and especially the dining room staff for their hospitality, wonderful service and food.
    Lena S. McKenzie, Sweet Adelines International

  • Furman Conference staff: What a joy to work with you. Furman was such a great campus for us. It is such a blessing to work with a university that cares about their guests!Looking forward to next year.
    Patty Cooper, Swett Adelines International Staff

  • Camp and Conferences Staff: Thank you again for your many kindnesses and assistance throuout the week. We are so appreciative of your help.
    Dr. Ann Hollenback, Lutheran Parish Nurses

  • Absolutely fabulous! Could not have been better. Everyone could not do enough for us. I give Furman an A++ for conference facilities.
    Dr. Roger Stephenson, David W. Smith International Genetics Conference

  • The auditorium staff and facilities are one of the best we have ever had. They made for a smooth week!
    Saralyn Quinn, Phi Theta Kappa

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