Franklin Pierce University

Franklin Pierce University


Franklin Pierce University is listed as the #2 Largest Conference Facility in NH by NH Business Review 2023 Book of Lists.

Our beautiful campus sits on 1,200 acres in the Monadnock Region of southern New Hampshire. Versatile indoor and outdoor meeting space ideal for conferences, retreats, corporate trainings, religious based organizations and groups, and summer programs including athletic and academic camps.

Franklin Pierce University conference facilities include approximately 30 different meeting and event spaces available for use. Our venues are available for meeting rooms and dining year round and events with overnight lodging are accepted from June-August. To consider our unique banquet halls or meeting spaces for your next event, please contact us using the links above.

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Meeting & Event Spaces

  • Max Capacity: 600 guests
  • Largest Classroom Style: 100
  • Largest Theatre Style: 300
  • Largest Auditorium Seating: 800
  • Largest Arena Seating: 400
  • Academic Year Largest Group: yes
Spagnuolo Hall
Spagnuolo Hall is an all purpose function room located in the Emily Flint Campus Center. Available for banquets, receptions, dances, performances and lectures.
  • Main room 36' X64', The Atrium 42' wide 20' deep Sq. Ft.
  • 150 participants at round tables Banquet Style
  • 250 participants Theatre Style
  • 150 participants at round tables Conference Style
Lakside Education Center
An all-purpose classroom next to Pearly Pond which is used for classes, Lectures, receptions and banquets.
  • 56 at Round Tables Banquet Style
  • 60 Classroom Style
  • 75 Theatre Style
  • 30 Hollow Square Space Style
Cheshire Community Room
This is an all-purpose room used for classes, lectures, receptions and banquets.
  • 72 at round tables Banquet Style
  • 100 Classroom Style
  • 150 Theatre Style
  • 35 Conference Style
  • 30 Hollow Square Space Style
Cheney Hall
This is an all-purpose music hall with a stage. This room is used for classes, recitials, receptions and banquets.
  • 48 at round tables Banquet Style
  • 80 Classroom Style
  • 100 Theatre Style
  • 30 Conference Style
  • 25 Hollow Square Space Style

Food & Beverage Options

The Grand Hall
One of three dining areas connected together in the Emily Flint Campus Center.
  • Seating Capacity: 118
The Hampshire Room
One of three dining areas connected together in the Emily Flint Campus Center.
  • Seating Capacity: 128
Lower Level Dining Area
One of three dining areas connected together in the Emily Flint Campus Center.
  • Seating Capacity: 100
The Emily Flint Campus Center
Franklin Pierce's food services are provide by SODEXO Corporation. We serve three meals per day, buffet style in our Campus Center. SODEXO will also be able to provide special meals upon request and catering across the campus.
  • Seating Capacity: 350


  • Total Number of Overnight Guests: 600
  • Number of Overnight Rooms: 600
  • Wi-Fi in Guest Rooms: Yes
  • Wi-Fi Guest Room Cost : Free Wi-Fi
Overnight Room Attributes
  • 24-hour check-in
  • Air-conditioned rooms available
  • Linens Provided
  • Kitchen Available
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Towels
  • Washer/Dryer
  • WiFi


Lakeview Townhouses
Twenty-eight air-conditioned townhouses, which overlook Pearly Pond. Most townhouses also offer studio apartments with two beds. Each townhouse combined with a studio apartment can accommodate up to eight people.
  • Three bedrooms, living room and kitchen in each townhouse. Rooms
  • Two beds per bedroom. Beds
  • Guest Wifi: No Wi-Fi Fee
Cheshire Hall
An air-conditioned suite style residence hall, offers 126 beds.
  • 63 bedrooms Rooms
  • 126 beds Beds
  • Guest Wifi: No Wi-Fi Fee

Featured Amenities

  • Accessible Facilities
  • Air Conditioning Air Conditioning
  • Fitness Center Fitness Center
  • In-House Catering
  • Linens
  • Overnight Rooms
  • Paid Parking
  • Running Trails
  • Theater Seating
  • WiFi

Venue Location + Transportation


40 University Drive,
Rindge, New Hampshire 03461-5045

Nearby Airport

  • Manchester-Boston Regional Airport - 60 minutes

Nearby International Airport

  • Boston Logan International Airport - 90 minutes


  • Onsite Parking: Yes
  • Car Charging Stations: No

Nearby Cities

Keene, NH – 15|Manchester, NH – 40|Boston, MA – 65|Albany, NY – 110|Hartford, CT – 95

Things to Know


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


Four computer labs; wireless internet in all classrooms and most residence halls; Smart Classrooms and AV Support Services. Teleconferencing available.

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

Venue Policies

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