Allegheny College

Allegheny College

Unique Venue Features

  • Runner-Up: Earth-Friendly Venue
  • Best of Awards - Unique Venues

Event Types Welcomed

  • Adult Social Events
  • Corporate Social Events
  • Expo/Competitions
  • Family Reunions
  • Professional Meeting / Training / Conference / Retreats
  • Wedding Ceremonies
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Youth Parties
  • Youth Retreat/Camps

About

The Office of Conference & Event Services at Allegheny College can help your group or organization host its next meeting, training, conference or summer camp in a truly unique and historic campus setting.

Our office also coordinates cultural arts events and residencies on campus and directs campus-wide events such as Commencement and special celebrations. Summer is a wonderful time to enjoy Allegheny College. Through the Office of Conference and Event Services, the College offers a continuous learning community on campus for a diverse body of learners and teachers. The College’s picturesque landscape, extensive facilities and convenient location make the campus an ideal setting for events from the personal to the professional. The historic beauty of Ford Memorial Chapel and the rustic bridge lend a touch of tradition and charm to weddings and reunions on campus.

At the same time, the College remains at the forefront of technology through:

  • video-conferencing equipment
  • several “smart classrooms”
  • presentation spaces

Complemented by the campus’s extensive indoor recreational facilities and the outdoor opportunities of northwestern Pennsylvania, the College’s technological capabilities make the campus a model site for businesses and other professional organizations to hold conferences, workshops and seminars.

Our summers are bustling with a variety of camps, conferences, and meetings, including programs for children and high school students on topics such as music, dance and athletics.

The Allegheny College Summer Academy offers an enriching— and seriously fun —pre-college experience for motivated high school students. We’ve designed the Summer Academy to help talented young people get a preview of the excitement of college life while exploring their academic and career interests.
The Summer Academy helps talented young people explore their academic interests, build connections, and take an important step in their pathways to college — and their futures.
Students can earn college credit and focus their experience in one of three areas led by Allegheny’s distinguished faculty:
*Creativity & Expression Academy – Gain new perspectives, stretch your creativity, and draw connections across the arts, history, literature, and philosophy.
*Freshwater Academy – Study freshwater ecology in the beautiful streams of Northwestern Pennsylvania, observe wildlife, and learn from experts.
*Science & Innovation Academy – Learn by doing—and solving problems—through hands-on experience and experimentation.

Allegheny College Summer Academy

Allegheny College recently became the first college or university in Pennsylvania — and the eighth in the United States — to achieve carbon neutrality, according to Second Nature, a national organization committed to accelerating climate action in, and through, higher education.  Contact us to find out how we keep our events “green”.

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Meeting & Event Spaces

  • Max Capacity: 1700 guests
  • Largest Classroom Style: 100
  • Largest Theatre Style: 1700
  • Largest Auditorium Seating: 1722
  • Largest Seated Reception: 300
  • Academic Year Largest Group: no
  • Rooftop Capacity: 40
Campus Center Meeting Rooms
several meeting rooms available in a variety of sizes and configurations to match each guest's needs
  • 300 - 1200 Sq. Ft.
  • 10 - 50 Banquet Style
  • 10 - 50 Classroom Style
  • 1-0 - 50 Theatre Style
  • 10 - 50 Conference Style
  • 10 - 50 Hollow Square Space Style
Brooks Hall conference and meeting spaces
various sizes and room configurations that can be customized to a guest's needs
  • 350 - 800 Sq. Ft.
  • 50 - 100 Banquet Style
  • 50 - 100 Classroom Style
  • 50 - 100 Theatre Style
  • 50 - 100 Conference Style
  • 30 - 60 Hollow Square Space Style
Cochran Hall - Boardroom
Boardroom
  • 600 Sq. Ft.
  • 18 Conference Style
  • 18 Hollow Square Space Style
Cochran Hall - Tillotson Room
large meeting or dining space
  • 1300 Sq. Ft.
  • 140 Banquet Style
  • 140 Classroom Style
  • 140 Theatre Style
  • 140 Conference Style
  • 65 Hollow Square Space Style
Shafer Auditorium
large capacity auditorium with full sound and lighting capabilities
  • 10,000 Sq. Ft.
  • na Banquet Style
  • 1700 Classroom Style
  • 1700 Theatre Style
  • 1700 Conference Style
  • na Hollow Square Space Style
Carr Hall - Meeting spaces
large classroom spaces
  • 500 Sq. Ft.
  • 40 Banquet Style
  • 40 Classroom Style
  • 40 Theatre Style
  • 40 Conference Style
  • 25 Hollow Square Space Style
Vukovich Theater
  • 3000 Sq. Ft.
  • 200 Banquet Style
  • 200 Classroom Style
  • 200 Theatre Style
  • 200 Conference Style
  • na Hollow Square Space Style
Henderson Auditorium
  • 2000 Sq. Ft.
  • na Banquet Style
  • 115 Classroom Style
  • 115 Theatre Style
  • 115 Conference Style
  • na Hollow Square Space Style
Montgomery
dance studio and open space
  • 1000 Sq. Ft.
  • na Banquet Style
  • 75 Classroom Style
  • 75 Theatre Style
  • 75 Conference Style
  • na Hollow Square Space Style
Arter Playshop Theater
little theater
  • 1500 Sq. Ft.
  • 100 Banquet Style
  • 100 Classroom Style
  • 100 Theatre Style
  • 100 Conference Style
  • na Hollow Square Space Style
Ford Memorial Chapel
  • 3500 Sq. Ft.
  • na Banquet Style
  • 415 Classroom Style
  • 415 Theatre Style
  • 415 Conference Style
  • na Hollow Square Space Style
Campus Center Lobby and Balconies
  • varies Sq. Ft.
  • 500+ Banquet Style
  • 500+ Classroom Style
  • 500+ Theatre Style
  • 500+ Conference Style
  • na Hollow Square Space Style
Indoor Athletic Spaces
Wise Center - weights, pool, diving, indoor track, 4 blue courts, one performance arena, 3 racquetball courts, lockers, dance studio
  • 10,000+ Sq. Ft.
  • 2000 Banquet Style
  • 2000 Classroom Style
  • na Theatre Style
  • 2000 Conference Style
  • 200 Hollow Square Space Style
Outdoor Athletic Spaces
Robertson Fields - baseball, soccer, softball, football, picnic pavillion, tennis courts, hiking trails, numerous green spaces
  • 100,000 Sq. Ft.
Schultz Banquet Hall
multipurpose meeting and dining facility located on the south end of campus
  • 1600 Sq. Ft.
  • 375 Banquet Style
  • 375 Classroom Style
  • 375 Theatre Style
  • 375 Conference Style
  • 125 Hollow Square Space Style
Multiple Academic Classroom spaces
  • varies Sq. Ft.
  • na Banquet Style
  • 10 - 35 Classroom Style
  • na Theatre Style
  • 10 - 35 Conference Style
  • 10 - 35 Hollow Square Space Style

Food & Beverage Options

Schultz Banquet Hall
Multipurpose banquet and meeting facility
  • Seating Capacity: 370
Schultz East Alcove
Private meeting and dining area great for smaller functions and business meetings
  • Seating Capacity: 50
Brooks Dining Hall
Main general dining hall on campus
  • Seating Capacity: 400
McKinley's Food Court
Located in the campus center - can be used for meeting general and private dining needs during summer months
  • Seating Capacity: 180

Catering options

Allegheny College On Campus Catering
Full service catering for all types of meetings and events

Accommodations

  • Total Number of Overnight Guests: 1100
  • Number of Overnight Rooms: 700
  • Wi-Fi in Guest Rooms: Yes
  • Wi-Fi Guest Room Cost : Free
Overnight Room Attributes
  • 24-hour check-in
  • Air-conditioned rooms available
  • Business Services
  • Linens Provided
  • Kitchen Available
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Towels
  • Washer/Dryer
  • WiFi

 

College owned houses
various college owned houses around the perimeter of campus
  • 35+ houses Rooms
  • varies Beds
Allegheny Hall
  • 16 Rooms
  • 16 Beds
Allegheny Commons
townhouses
  • 20 Rooms
  • 47 Beds
North Village I
  • 21 Rooms
  • 105 Beds
North Village II
  • 258 Rooms
  • 258 Beds
Caflisch Hall
  • 79 Rooms
  • 176 Beds
Baldwin Hall
  • 114 Rooms
  • 216 Beds
Brooks Hall
  • 106 Rooms
  • 160 Beds
Crawford Hall
  • 36 Rooms
  • 77 Beds
College Court
  • 77 Rooms
  • 77 Beds
Schultz Hall
  • 82 Rooms
  • 167 Beds
Edwards Hall
  • 48 Rooms
  • 77 Beds
Ravine Hall
  • 75 Rooms
  • 140 Beds
Walker Hall & Annex
  • 136 Rooms
  • 210 Beds

Featured Amenities

  • Air Conditioning Air Conditioning
  • Bus - Shuttle, Public Bus Access Bus
  • Business Center
  • Car Charging Station Car Charging Station
  • Eco-Friendly
  • Fitness Center Fitness Center
  • Golf Course Golf
  • In-House Catering
  • Laundry
  • Linens
  • Outdoor Space
  • Overnight Rooms
  • Paid Parking
  • Running Trails
  • Sports Facilities
  • Theater Seating
  • WiFi

Venue Location + Transportation

Address

 
520 N Main St,
Box V,
Meadville, Pennsylvania 16335

Transportation

  • BusBus
  • LyftLyft
  • UberUber

Nearby Airport

  • Erie Int'l - 40 minutes

Nearby International Airport

  • Pittsburgh International - 90 minutes

Parking

  • Onsite Parking: Yes
  • Car Charging Stations: Yes

Nearby Cities

Erie, PA – 30| Pittsburgh, PA – 90| Cleveland, OH – 90| Buffalo, NY – 120

Things to Know

Catering

  • Must Use In-house Catering: No
  • External Catering Allowed: Yes
  • Cultural Catering Available: Yes
  • Food and Beverage Onsite: Yes
  • Do you offer tables, chairs, and linens?: Yes

Technology

200 public computers, multimedia labs and “smart” & “clever” classrooms, videoconferencing capability, wireless apartments and campus center.

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

Venue Policies

  • Alcohol Consumption: Yes
  • Smoking Permitted: no
  • Cannabis Industry-Friendly: No
  • Cannabis Consumption: No
  • Eco Friendly: Yes
  • ADA Accessible: Yes
  • Family Friendly: Yes
  • Pet Friendly: Yes

Testimonials

Just wanted to express to you what a great job you did at planning your event. It was one of the most organized and fun filled picnics I have experienced in years of working in entertainment. Thank you so much for utilizing my services.
Recent event vendor, October 2023

Services

AV set up and support
mics, projectors, screens, power
Campus WiFi
access to the wireless network via AC Guest
Picnics
on campus or at the picnic shelter at Robertson Fields complex
Weddings
alumni in Ford Chapel - call for availability
Meeting and event logistics support
call for details
Local transportation
call for details
Theater, dance, music, and major event production support
Call for details