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Tinkham Veale University Center

11038 Bellflower Road
Cleveland, Ohio 44106-7114
216-368-0085

750Largest Group
8Meeting Rooms
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  • Koch EntranceKoch Entrance
  • Linsalata EntranceLinsalata Entrance
  • Green RoofGreen Roof
  • Media WallMedia Wall
  • Michelson + Morely RestaurantMichelson + Morely Restaurant
  • Ballroom FoyerBallroom Foyer
  • Kelvin + Eleanor Smith Foundation Grand BallroomKelvin + Eleanor Smith Foundation Grand Ballroom
  • Ballroom ABallroom A
  • CommonsCommons
  • Student Organization CenterStudent Organization Center
  • CourtyardCourtyard
  • Senior ClassroomSenior Classroom
  • Conference RoomConference Room
  • Gaming RoomGaming Room
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The Tinkham Veale University Center is the newest addition to the campus of Case Western Reserve University. Opened in August 2014, the 82,000-square-foot facility is distinguishable on two levels — physically for iconic architecture and philosophically for campus unification. The Tink is one of Cleveland's newest facilities to host meetings, fundraisers, receptions, conferences or even weddings.

Stunning views and convenient underground parking are just a few of the amenities guests will enjoy at the Tinkham Veale University Center. Rising from a field of green space in Cleveland’s vibrant University Circle area, this landmark building serves as a gateway to Case Western Reserve University, and home to state-of-the-art gathering spaces for functions large and small, in your choice of ballroom, classroom, boardroom-style and casual meeting spaces.

Nearby Cities & Number of Miles:
Cleveland
Nearest Airport/ Number of Minutes:
Cleveland Hopkins International Airport / 25
Public Transportation Options:
Taxi
Bus
Metro
Metro/Public Transportation Proximity:
Within walking distance
Parking:
Fee
ADA Accessible:
Yes
Largest Group:
750
Number of Meeting & Event Rooms:
8
Largest Classroom Style:
550
Largest Theatre Style:
750
Technology:
All conference rooms are equipped with high definition LCD projectors and screens, sound systems, expansive wireless networks and instant-detect, plug & play room technologies. The Tinkham Veale University Center is LEED certified silver and features sustainable systems as well as efficient background systems such as a green roof, solar panels and light/heat management systems and designs.
Onsite Wireless Internet:
Free
Onsite A/V Staff:
Yes
Food & Beverage:
Bon Appetit is the exclusive foodservice management provider at the Tinkham Veale University Center. They are a premier onsite restaurant company known for its culinary expertise and commitment to socially responsible practices. They are a culture driven to create food that is alive with flavor and nutrition, prepared from scratch using authentic ingredients. They do this in a socially responsible manner for the well being of our guests, communities and the environment.
Must Use In-house Catering:
Yes
Cultural Catering Available:
No
Alcohol Permitted:
Yes
Ropes Course / Team Building:
no
Special Rates and Packages:
A 25 percent discount is offered to non-profit organizations.
Rental Policies:
Reservations for use can be secured with deposit and contract based upon availability; compatibility with university mission; and typically available when the campus is not in full academic session, or when bookings are light for the center.
Phone:
216-368-0085
Ideally suited for:
Corporate Social Events
Expo/Competitions
Meetings/Conferences/Trainings
Reunions
Social/Special events
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Youth Event/Meetings/Camps




Event Spaces

Meeting RoomDescriptionsSquare Footage
Kelvin + Eleanor Smith Foundation Grand Ballroom The Kelvin + Eleanor Smith Ballroom is the centerpiece of the Tink. Situated on the second floor, the room can set-up for a wide variety of different uses. It can be divided into three bays, with each bay equipped with a projection screen and in-house sound system. Ballroom A includes floor-to-ceiling shaded windows that overlook the scultpure garden and has direct access to the outdoor patio. Rental of any ballroom also includes use of the foyer located directly beside it. Rental of this space includes all tables, chairs and use of the in-house audio/visual system. We have seventy-five 60" round tables, six 6' tables, fourteen 8' tables, ten cocktail tables and 800 chairs as part of our standard set-up options. Guests may choose from a lectern that has direct controls of all A/V systems or opt for a more simple acyclic podium. For an additional fee, a stage can be set-up. The stage can be arranged in any configuration using 6' x 8' connectable sections that come stairs or a handicap-accessible ramp. The stage also includes a black backdrop.

7500
Ballroom Foyer The Ballroom Foyer is one of the facility’s most dramatic spots, with views of Wade Lagoon, the Cleveland Museum of Art and downtown Cleveland. Designed as a reception space for events taking place in the Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Ballroom, usage of the space is included in the price of the ballroom rental. However, it can be rented as a stand alone space to host your event. Rental of this space includes ten cocktail tables and use of the in-house audio system.

First Floor Conference Room The first floor conference room is the perfect place to host your meeting, class or special event. Situated across from the facility’s donor wall, the conference room provides a great view of the sculpture garden and can be set-up in a wide variety of different uses. Guests may choose to use the whiteboards, projection screen and the in-house sound system. Rental of this space includes all tables and chairs. We have four 6' classroom tables and 30 chairs as part of our standard set-up options.

Second Floor Conference Room The second floor conference room is the perfect place to host your meeting, class or special event. Situated at the top of our grand staircase, the conference room can be set-up in a wide variety of different uses. Rental of the space also includes use of the whiteboards, projection screen and the in-house sound system. Rental of this space includes all tables and chairs. We have four 6' classroom tables and 25 chairs as part of our standard set-up options.

Gaming Room The gaming room is the perfect place to host your meeting, class or special event. As of the most technologically advanced spaces on campus, it provides a one-of-a-kind gaming experience, but the gaming room can be set-up for a wide variety of different uses. Located just behind the media wall, the room features views of Thwing Center and the Kelvin Smith Library. Rental of the space also includes use of the television screens and the in-house sound system. Rental of this space includes all tables and chairs. 6' classroom tables and chairs can be brought in as part of our standard set-up options. 60" round tables and cocktail tables may also be brought pending there is not another event scheduled in the Ballroom.

Senior Classroom The Senior Classroom is the perfect place to host your meeting, class or special event. Named in honor of the classes of 2012, 2013 and 2014, who made a combined gift to support the creation of the space, the classroom provides a great view of the sculpture garden and can be set-up in a wide variety of different uses. Guests may choose to use the the projection screen(s) and the in-house sound system. Rental of this space includes all tables, chairs and use of the in-house audio/visual system. We have sixteen 6' classroom tables and 80 chairs as part of our standard set-up options. 60" round tables and cocktail tables may also be brought pending there is not another event scheduled in the Ballroom. Guests may choose from a lectern that has direct controls of all A/V systems or opt for a more simple acyclic podium. For an additional fee, a stage can be set-up. The stage can be arranged in any configuration using 6' x 8' connectable sections that come stairs or a handicap-accessible ramp. The stage also includes a black backdrop.

Catering

  • Bon Appetit
    Bon Appetit is the exclusive foodservice management provider at the Tinkham Veale University Center. They are a premier onsite restaurant company known for its culinary expertise and commitment to socially responsible practices. They are a culture driven to create food that is alive with flavor and nutrition, prepared from scratch using authentic ingredients. They do this in a socially responsible manner for the well being of our guests, communities and the environment. For a catering quote, please contact Traci Marsik at 216-368-6071 or traci.marsik@cafebonappetit.com.

Dining

  • Cool Beanz
    Seating Capacity: Food Court
    Proudly serving Zingerman’s Coffee, the company is part Ann Arbor’s iconic chain that has been called the coolest small company in America. Its co-founders were awarded Bon Appétit Magazine’s lifetime achievement award in 2007.
  • Melt U
    Seating Capacity: Food Court
    Acclaimed restaurant proprietor, Matt Fish, opens his first establishment on a college campus and offers several signature favorites from his Melt Bar & Grilled menu, as well as exclusive CWRU-themed sandwiches only available at Melt U, the Case Western BBQ and The Spartan Burger.
  • Michelson + Morley
    Seating Capacity: 88
    An American-style bistro with full bar, patio and private dining room; its menu created by Cleveland Botanical Garden executive chef, Tony Smoody, will highlight local and seasonal snacks, small plates, pizzas, sandwiches and entrées
  • Pinzas
    Seating Capacity: Food Court
    Offers personal oven pizzas, pasta bowls and Italian-inspired sandwiches served on pagnotelle rolls.
  • 8twenty6
    Seating Capacity: Food Court
    Customers can create-their-own salad via an 8-foot counter, 20 fresh seasonal ingredients and 6 house-made dressings.
  • Naan
    Seating Capacity: Food Court
    An Indian and vegetarian-friendly café featuring a tandoor oven and menu written by acclaimed cookbook author and James Beard Award nominee, Chef Raghavan Iyer.
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