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University of Denver
- Event Spaces
- Area Attractions
Located eight miles southeast of downtown, the University of Denver (DU) features a variety of distinct venues for meetings, conferences, and special events. Amenities include light rail access, ample parking, on-site catering, technology support, and wireless internet access. DU’s 125-acre campus also offers modern housing and dining options, a sports facility and a state-of-the-art performing arts center. Lodging amenities include air-conditioning, linens, 24-hr front desk, laundry room, and high speed internet. No matter the occasion, DU’s Conference and Event Services is committed to creating an exceptional experience for your guests—contact us today!
Nearby Cities & Number of Miles:
Colorado Springs - 60
Boulder - 28
Mountains - 80
Boulder - 28
Mountains - 80
Nearest Airport/ Number of Minutes:
Denver International Airport (DIA) / 41
Venues for meetings, special events, tradeshows, and weddings are available year-round. Overnight accommodations available during the summer months.
Private, Semi-Private, Communal
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Wireless internet access available throughout most of campus. Most classrooms are equipped with white board and basic AV: screen, LCD projector, DVD player. Smart classrooms available as well. Additional equipment available through DU's on-site Event Media Support and Technology team.
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On-site catering from simple menus to upscale dining.
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Discounted rates for non-profit organizations and university-affiliated clients (e.g. alumni).
|Meeting Room||Descriptions||Square Footage|
|Davis Auditorium||Offering stadium-style seating, this venue is great for workshops and presentations. Located in Sturm Hall, numerous classrooms are available nearby for breakout purposes.|
|Harper Humanities Garden||DU's Harper Humanities Garden provides a peaceful background for outdoor wedding ceremonies, as well as picnics, barbecues, and other activities.|
|Marion Gottesfeld Room||Adorned with Italian marble columns, this elegant space is ideal for intimate gatherings and small wedding receptions.|
|Community Room||This multipurpose room features two built-in screens, two LCD projectors, a small stage, and numerous lighting options; ideal for luncheons, corporate meetings, and workshops.|
|Gates Concert Hall||Professional-size stage, orchestra pit, and fly tower. Accommodates operatic, musical, theatre, and dance performances.|
|Evans Memorial Chapel||Built in 1878 and listed in the National Register of Historic Places, the Evans Memorial Chapel is a beautiful sandstone structure surrounded by picturesque flower gardens and graceful ponds. Available for weddings and intimate gatherings.|
|Facility||# of Rooms||# of Beds||Room Type||Bath Type||A/C|
Sodexo CateringSodexo, DU’s food service provider, offers catering services for every occasion. From luncheons and barbeques, to weddings and cocktail receptions, Sodexo Catering is pleased to cater events throughout campus year-round.
Nelson Dining HallLocated within Nelson Hall, this dining facility offers an "all-you-can-eat" buffet service for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Sodexo, DU's food service provider, is also pleased to accommodate special dietary needs.
Centennial Halls CafeteriaLocated within Centennial Halls, this dining facility offers an "all-you-can-eat" buffet service for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Sodexo, DU's food service provider, is also pleased to accommodate special dietary needs.
|Event Media Support||A qualified team providing equipment and media assistance.|
|On-site Catering||Sodexo, DU’s food service provider, offers catering services for every occasion. From luncheons and barbeques, to weddings and cocktail receptions, Sodexo Catering is pleased to cater events throughout campus year-round.|
|Guest Network Access||For wired and wireless internet connections.|
|Parking Services||With over 5,000 parking spaces campus-wide.|
|DU Zone Program||DU has strong relationships with many local restaurants and businesses that offer discounts to summer conference guests via the DU Zone program. All guests staying in the residence halls receive a DU Zone card, which allows individuals to participate in a variety of local promotions.|
|Restaurants - Walking Distance from Campus||Anthony’s Pizza, Bruegger's Bagels, Chipotle, Einstein's Bagels, Fuhgidabowdit Pizza, Illegal Pete's, Jason’s Thai Bistro, Jerusalem Restaurant, Mustard’s Last Stand II, Pete’s University Park Café, The Pioneer, Spanky’s, Quiznos, Subway, Jordan’s Bistro and Pub, Tokyo Joe's.|
|Coffee Shops - Walking Distance from Campus||Kaladi Brothers Coffee, Starbuck's Coffee (2 locations), Stella's Coffee House|
|Shopping Malls - Close to Campus||Cherry Creek Shopping Center, Southwest Plaza, 16th Street Mall (Downtown)|
|Movie Theaters - Close to Campus||Mann 8 Theater Cherry Creek Mall, Mann Tamarac 6, United Artists Colorado Center, United Artists Continental Theater, IMAX Theater|
|Parks & Gardens||Butterfly Pavilion, Denver Botanic Gardens, Denver Zoo, Ocean Journey|
|Amusement Parks & Entertainment||Six Flags—Elitch Gardens, Water World, Dave & Busters, Red & Jerry's Entertainment Center, Gates Planetarium|
|Museums||Denver Art Museum, Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Children's Museum of Denver, Colorado History Museum, U.S. Mint.|