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Colorado College

Event Types Welcomed

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


Located just a few blocks north of downtown Colorado Springs, Colorado College is nestled near the foot of Pikes Peak and the gateway to the Rocky Mountains. Our 90-acre, pedestrian-friendly campus is home to more than 1,665 trees and 20 separate gardens, providing a peaceful and serene landscape for corporate or social events. Guests to our campus will work with experienced Colorado event planners to design a Colorado College venue experience that makes the most of our state-of-the-art athletics facilities, smart classrooms, lecture halls, and theatres, as well as a variety of historical and uniquely designed spaces for banquets, private parties, and other special events.

Wedding Ceremonies at Colorado College

The Shove Memorial Chapel is one of Colorado College’s best-kept secrets. The chapel sits in the middle of the peaceful CC campus, the natural beauty that surrounds this gorgeous space. It’s a quiet and graceful space where anybody can enjoy a break from the buzzing around campus and to celebrate a happily-ever-after. Shove Chapel is Colorado College’s non denominational place of worship as well as a community gathering space for the most special of wedding day celebrations. With beautiful traditional architecture, cathedral ceilings, stained glass and a grand pipe organ, you and your guests will be dazzled. With stunning landscaping of lush green grasses and tall trees out front, you will have a perfect backdrop for photos that you’ll remember forever. The rich history that encompasses the Shove Memorial Chapel is one of a kind and a truly special space to say I do.

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Meeting & Event Spaces

  • Max Capacity: 1100 guests
Armstrong Hall
Armstrong Hall contains over 25 rooms available to conferences.
  • 390 - 530 Sq. Ft.
  • 12-36 Classroom Style
  • 12-36 Hollow Square Space Style
Kathryn Mohrman Theatre
The largest theater location on campus.
  • 6219 Sq. Ft.
  • 731 Theatre Style
Max Kade Theater
A smaller theater setting in Armstrong Hall.
  • 1671 Sq. Ft.
  • 95 Theatre Style
Barnes Hall
Three classrooms, one PC lab and one Mac lab available.
  • average 600-1300 Sq. Ft.
  • 25 Classroom Style
  • 25 Hollow Square Space Style
Bemis Great Hall
Built in 1908, Bemis Great Hall provides an elegant location for banquets or lectures.
  • 2625 Sq. Ft.
  • 100 Banquet Style
  • 200 Theatre Style
McHugh Commons
McHugh Commons provides a modern space for meeting, lecture, and banquet events.
  • 1716 Sq. Ft.
  • 60 Banquet Style
  • 120 Classroom Style
  • 120 Theatre Style
  • 120 Conference Style
Loomis Lounge
A large lounge in Loomis Hall, ideal for groups staying in the dorm.
  • 2440 Sq. Ft.
  • 80 Banquet Style
  • 150 Theatre Style
  • 150 Conference Style
Olin Lecture Hall
A lecture hall in the Olin Science Building.
  • 1725 Sq. Ft.
  • 60 Theatre Style
Gates Common Room
A unique venue for banquets, lectures, and meetings in historic Palmer Hall.
  • 4085 Sq. Ft.
  • 100 Banquet Style
  • 200 Theatre Style
Shove Chapel
This beautiful, gothic-style chapel was inspired by the Winchester Cathedral in England.
  • 29,000 Sq. Ft.
  • 1100 Theatre Style
Slocum Commons
An ideal space for meetings or lectures in Slocum Hall.
  • 2244 Sq. Ft.
  • 75 Banquet Style
  • 150 Theatre Style
Kresge Lecture Hall
A lecture space in the Tutt Science Center.
  • 1190 Sq. Ft.
  • 80 Theatre Style
WES Room
A meeting room with theater-style seating, tables, and a large projection system.
  • 1283 Sq. Ft.
  • 50 Classroom Style
  • 50 Theatre Style
  • 50 Conference Style
Gaylord Hall
In the campus student center, this location is ideal for meetings, lectures, and banquets.
  • 2924 Sq. Ft.
  • 150 Banquet Style
  • 350 Theatre Style
Worner Center Meeting Rooms
8 meeting rooms are available in the campus student center.
  • 215 Sq. Ft.
  • 10-18 Classroom Style
Packard Hall
Packard Hall provides a more intimate theater experience.
  • 2715 Sq. Ft.
  • 300 Theatre Style
Cornerstone Arts Center Theatre
Newest building at CC, the Cornerstone Arts Center provides a perfect theater venue.
  • 451 Theatre Style

Food & Beverage Options

Rastall Dining Hall
Head to Rastall Café in the Worner Campus Center for an all-you-can eat buffet-style smorgasbord. A gathering place for our entire community, Rastall offers a wide range of meal options from "traditional" comfort foods to international delicacies to nutritious vegetarian and vegan options. In addition to a grill station, which offers made-to-order all-natural beef and antiobiotic-free chicken, Rastall houses kiosks for the flavors of Southeast Asia; hand-made pizzas and pastas; massive salad and sandwich bars with local, seasonal produce; made-from-scratch soups; and an omelette bar on lazy weekend mornings. All stations rotate menus on a daily basis, supplying a wide variety of options for all members of the CC community.
  • Seating Capacity: 500
Colorado Coffee and Susie B's
Get your caffeine fix at two must-know locations, Colorado Coffee and Susie B's, located in the Worner Campus Center and Tutt Library, respectively. Both offer coffee and espresso favorites, house-made snacks, and tons of bottled beverages. Colorado Coffee also serves fresh fruit, smoothies, breakfast items, and grab-and-go salads and sandwiches.
  • Seating Capacity: 50

Catering options

Bon Appetit Catering
Whether you’re ordering lunch for a meeting, planning a reception for 200, or stressing out about a five-course dinner for a visiting VIP, we offer the complete range of services to ensure your event is a stellar success. Our chefs are culinary all-stars, and they love making custom menus, as well as classic comforts, that are not just healthy and delicious, they’re locally and humanely sourced. Our experienced staff can execute your vision with unparalleled service and taste. Dive into our sustainability standards and diverse menu offerings to discover what makes us uniquely Bon Appétit.


  • Total Number of Overnight Guests: 800
Overnight Room Attributes
  • Linens Provided
  • Kitchen Available
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


Traditional Residence Halls

Our traditional residence hall lodging options include Mathias, Slocum, and Loomis Halls.
These living spaces are set up as halls with communal bathrooms and showers. 

Single Rooms Double Rooms Triple Rooms
166 329 4
  • 499 Rooms
  • 736 Beds

We offer apartment style lodging on East Campus, as well as in Antero, Blanca, Edith Gaylord, El Diente, and John Lord Knight apartment buildings. Each apartment has individual rooms with a shared living space and shared bathrooms. There are a limited number of studio apartments each with a private living space and bathroom. 

Single Rooms Double Rooms
335 29
  • 364 Rooms
  • 393 Beds
Small Houses

Arthur, Bemis, Jackson, Lennox, McGregor,  Montgomery, Salazar, Fleming and Ticknor are small houses ranging from 26 to 76 beds. 

Single Rooms Double Rooms Triple Rooms
189 32 4
  • 225 Rooms
  • 265 Beds

Featured Amenities

  • Accessible Facilities
  • Bus - Shuttle, Public Bus Access Bus
  • Fitness Center Fitness Center
  • Linens
  • Near Public Transit
  • Overnight Rooms
  • Paid Parking
  • Running Trails
  • Taxi
  • WiFi

Venue Location + Transportation


14 E Cache La Poudre Street,
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80903-3298


  • BusBus
  • LyftLyft
  • MetroMetro
  • TaxiTaxi
  • UberUber

Nearby Airport

  • Colorado Springs Airport - 15 minutes

Nearby International Airport

  • Denver International Airport - 90 minutes


  • Onsite Parking: Yes

Nearby Cities

Denver – 1.25 hours north

Things to Know


  • Must Use In-house Catering: No
  • External Catering Allowed: Yes
  • Can Bring in Own Food: yes
  • Cultural Catering Available: Yes


Colorado College has classrooms with full computer project capabilities. The library & residence halls have computer labs. Residence halls are on our campus network and have technology capability in each room.

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

Venue Policies

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


"We continually come back to Colorado College because we know that our program will always run smoothly and be successful. Their staff has always been more than willing to work with us, is flexible, and committed to excellence. I would highly recommend any conference to the Colorado Conference Program."
Katie Terrill, SuperCamp
"The best I have ever worked with anywhere. Though they werent a part of our group, they felt like they were. Nothing but teamwork all around."
Pastor Marcus Zill, Higher Things
"Thanks to all of you, this years ANA Summer Seminar was a most exciting, educational and FUN experience. I really enjoy working with you all!"
Gail Baker, American Numismatic Association
"There is nowhere else that we could have the excellent facilities, the outstanding catering, and first-class planning support all at a very reasonable price - that we get from the Colorado College Summer Programs. Brenda Soto and her team do an excellent job!"
Jeff Rhodes, ToolBook Users Conference
"Out of the dozen Universities that I have worked with, Colorado College (Summer Conferences) is the most outstanding! Knowledgeable, professional, and flexible are the first words that come to mind. They are really on the ball! My job would be a dream if everyone was like Brenda."
Craig Mounts, iD Tech Camps
"Brenda is always a pleasure to work with. Her staff is professional and very attentive to our needs. Colorado College is our favorite college location!"
Rick Sang, Ray Guy Academy
"Thanks to your organization, thoroughness and attention to detail, the 20th year of the program was just about perfect!"
Kim Taylor, Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation
"The entire experience at Colorado College was simply excellent. Everything was just so well done and first class. Thank you for your and your staffs help with making the CLAG conference a success."
Taylor E. Mack, CLAG
"The best conference staff that the NSLC has ever experienced."
Kathryn Ward-Mytinger, National Student Leadership Conference
"Across the board, Colorado Colleges staff was most helpful, cooperative, and flexible in rather adverse weather conditions. Thank you!"
Chandler Smith, MS Bike


IT Technical Support
The conference office provides its own technical support, including wireless set-up.
Audio Visual Assistance
AV technicians are available to provide technical support and equipment.
Baca Campus
CC's campus at the base of the Sangre de Christo Mountain Range is available to conferences.
Athletic Facilities
Full weight room, ice rink, and swimming pool are available to conferences.
Voicemail can be set up for individual conferences.
Tutt Library
The campus library is available to all conferences without special arrangements.
Transportation Services
If you are arranging off-campus experiences, we can arrange transportation in both vans and buses.


Barnes PC Lab
26 computers, built-in projection system, Smart Board interactive whiteboard
Keck Mac Lab
26 computers, built-in projection system.
Palmer 2 Computer Lab
22 computers, built-in projection system.
19 computers, built-in projection system.
Smart Classrooms
Some classrooms available are "Smart Rooms" containing built-in projection and sound systems.