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Colorado School of Mines

Colorado School of Mines

Event Types Welcomed

  • Adult Social Events
  • Corporate Social Events
  • Expo/Competitions
  • Professional Meeting / Training / Conference / Retreats
  • Youth Retreat/Camps


Located in Golden, Colorado, the Colorado School of Mines offers an ideal location for meetings, conferences, retreats, athletic camps, and social events. Easy access to downtown Denver provides off-site activities at any number of attractions, including baseball games, museums, theme parks, and outdoor recreation.

Colorado School of Mines has a plethora of academic spaces ranging from 20-250 seats set in a classroom style. The Colorado School of Mines Cecil H. & Ida Green Graduate and Professional Center (The Green Center) boasts 85,000 square feet of event spaces as well, serving as a community events center and campus event facility. Meanwhile, the Student Rec Center, with a total area of over 100,000 square feet has several spaces that can be utilized for anything from meetings to athletic events. The Student Rec Center has a variety of customizable room set up options that can be tailored to the specifications of your event. Outdoor events and athletic events can be accommodated by the multiple intramural fields and outdoor spaces that Colorado School of Mines has to offer. Read below for the incredible amenities available to you when you book the Colorado School of Mines for your Golden, Colorado event.

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Meeting & Event Spaces

  • Max Capacity: 4000 guests
  • Largest Classroom Style: 300
  • Largest Theatre Style: 1400
  • Largest Auditorium Seating: 1400
  • Largest Arena Seating: 4000
  • Largest Seated Reception: 600
  • Largest Standing Reception: 700
  • Academic Year Largest Group: no
President's Room
  • 332 Sq. Ft.
  • 15 Conference Style
Ballroom A
  • 2246 Sq. Ft.
  • 96 Banquet Style
  • 80 Classroom Style
  • 175 Theatre Style
  • 40 Conference Style
Ballroom B
  • 1599 Sq. Ft.
  • 64 Banquet Style
  • 40 Classroom Style
  • 100 Theatre Style
  • 40 Conference Style
Ballroom C
  • 1289 Sq. Ft.
  • 64 Banquet Style
  • 40 Classroom Style
  • 90 Theatre Style
  • 32 Conference Style
Ballroom D
  • 961 Sq. Ft.
  • 48 Banquet Style
  • 32 Classroom Style
  • 80 Theatre Style
  • 32 Conference Style
Grand Ballroom
A combination of Ballrooms A, B and C, the Grand Ballroom is the largest in the Student Center. 
  • 5134 Sq. Ft.
  • 256 Banquet Style
  • 160 Classroom Style
  • 300 Theatre Style
  • 80 Conference Style
Dean's Room
  • 397 Sq. Ft.
  • 8 Conference Style
Avery Room
  • 669 Sq. Ft.
  • 32 Banquet Style
  • 24 Classroom Style
  • 40 Theatre Style
  • 24 Conference Style
Ballroom E
  • 979 Sq. Ft.
  • 48 Banquet Style
  • 32 Classroom Style
  • 80 Theatre Style
  • 32 Conference Style
  • 32 Hollow Square Space Style
Bunker Auditorium
Newly renovated Bunker Auditorium can accommodate 1400 patrons in theater style seats. Large stage facilities, an orchestra pit with an orchestra lift, and dressing rooms, are available as well as technical help for your lectures, seminars or productions.
Friedhoff Hall 1
Friedhoff Hall 1 Seats 288 persons for banquets, or can be configured for lectures (up to 430 people), receptions, and dances. Friedhoff 1 has hardwood floors, a built in stage, grand staircase entrance and 26 foot high ceilings and can be combined with Friedhoff 2 for larger events.
  • 288 Banquet Style
  • 430 Theatre Style
Friedhoff Hall 2
Friedhoff 2 has carpeted floors, indirect architectural lighting and 12 foot high ceilings. This room can be combined with Friedhoff Hall 1 for a larger event space.
  • 288 Banquet Style
Bunker Conference Rooms
The Bunker Conference rooms, both North and South, hold 143 people. They are equipped with folding tablet desks, and LCD projector, and whiteboards. 
  • 143 Classroom Style
Metals Hall
Metals Hall is the Green Center's largest lecture hall. Seating is mixed with 45 cushioned office chairs and 270 fixed folding-tablet armchairs with a total capacity of 315.
  • 315 Classroom Style
Petroleum Hall
Petroleum Hall is the Green Center's premier lecture hall. Appointed with castered and upholstered office chairs, Petroleum Hall seats 122 persons.
  • 122 Classroom Style
Green Center Lobby
Green Center contains more than 7,000 square feet of open area that can be used for exhibits, trade shows, and the like. Exhibitors can use their own display equipment, and additional tables can be provided. Access to the facility is available through a truck dock with an elevator to the main exhibit floor.
  • 1000 Sq. Ft.
Campbell Field
Named in honor of Mr. Harry D. Campbell, a 1942 Petroleum Engineering graduate and a member of the Orediggers’ 1939 undefeated football team, Campbell Field is the home of the Mines football team.

Campbell Field is equipped with synthetic sports turf, lights, and steel/concrete grandstands that seat 4,000 spectators.

Food & Beverage Options

Mines Market
Mines Market, located in Elm Hall, features seven distinctive stations for a one-stop, all-you-care-to-eat dining experience!  With its wide range of restaurant-quality offerings, the venue offers everything from starters to desserts and everything in between.
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  • Seating Capacity: 300
Einstein Bros. Bagels
Open in the CTLM building, Einsteins serves bagels, coffee, salads and parfaits.
  • Seating Capacity: 15
Periodic Table
Located in the Student Center, the Periodic Table features a variety of different restaurants serving delicious foods for you to enjoy!  Restaurants include a Starbucks Coffee, WOW Cafe, Habañeros, and the Elements convenience store.  The PT is ideal for groups not selecting a structured dining element; cash and credit/debit cards accepted.
Located in the Student Recreation Center, Subway provides made to order sandwiches.

Catering options

Sodexo Catering
Colorado School of Mines Catering is committed to making your event a success. Our team of catering professionals is available to assist you with planning every aspect of your event. Our culinary team has designed a variety of menus to fit a wide range of tastes and budgets, including regional ingredients, University favorites and specialty items. Should you desire a customized menu for your event, we will be happy to meet with you to create a special menu for your specific needs. Our goal is to provide you with the freshest selections of food items, beautifully displayed, served professionally by our highly trained staff as we strive to exceed the expectations of every single guest. 
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  • Total Number of Overnight Guests: 1000
  • Number of Overnight Rooms: 600
  • Wi-Fi in Guest Rooms: Yes
Overnight Room Attributes
  • Air-conditioned rooms available
  • Linens Provided
  • Kitchen Available
  • Towels
  • Washer/Dryer
  • WiFi


Maple Hall
  • 176 Rooms
  • 286 Beds
Traditional Halls
  • 199 Rooms
  • 377 Beds
Weaver Towers
  • 149 Rooms
  • 225 Beds
Elm Hall
  • 200 Beds

Featured Amenities

  • Accessible Facilities
  • Air Conditioning Air Conditioning
  • Bus - Shuttle, Public Bus Access Bus
  • Eco-Friendly
  • Fitness Center Fitness Center
  • Laundry
  • Linens
  • Outdoor Space
  • Overnight Rooms
  • Paid Parking
  • Running Trails
  • Taxi
  • Theater Seating
  • WiFi

Venue Location + Transportation


1200 16th Street,
Golden, Colorado 80401


  • BusBus
  • LyftLyft
  • TaxiTaxi
  • TrainTrain
  • UberUber

Nearby Airport

  • Denver International Airport - 45 minutes

Nearby International Airport

  • Denver International Airport - 45 minutes


  • Onsite Parking: Yes

Nearby Cities

15 miles to downtown Denver; 20 miles to Boulder

Things to Know


  • Must Use In-house Catering: No
  • External Catering Allowed: Yes
  • Food and Beverage Onsite: Yes


Most of our Golden, Colorado conference rooms offer internet connectivity. Teleconferencing, videoconferencing, and computer labs are also available.

  • Guest Wi-Fi: Free
  • Onsite Tech Support: Yes
  • Wi-Fi in meeting space: Yes
  • Equipment Available On-Site:
    • Projector Screen
    • Laptops
    • Microphones
    • Sound System

Venue Policies

  • Alcohol Consumption: Yes
  • Smoking Permitted: no
  • Eco Friendly: Yes
  • ADA Accessible: Yes


See Colorado School of Mines in the Winter 2014 edition of the Colorado Meetings + Events trade magazine
Colorado Meetings + Events trade magazine