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St. Bonaventure

St. Bonaventure

Event Types Welcomed

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

About

Your one-of-a-kind event belongs here!

Our campus facilities are a unique treasure, and they bring the intellectual heritage of the university to life. We are careful to protect the unparalleled natural beauty of the Allegheny River Valley that cradles us, and our buildings boast a rare architectural continuity with ties to the origins of Franciscanism in medieval Italy. St. Bonaventure University hosts professional luncheons, corporate meetings and banquets, holiday parties, networking summits, outdoor enthusiast organizations, academic and religious conferences along with weddings, receptions and theatrical performances.

We make planning your next event both easy and affordable.

The St. Bonaventure University events and conferences team has extensive experience assisting clients with all of their event planning needs to ensure highly successful events. In collaboration with our in-house catering team, we will customize dining options to fit your needs. We provide overnight accommodations during the summer months on campus and also have access to hotel lodging located directly across from St. Bonaventure during our academic year.

Nestled in the foothills of the Allegheny Mountains, our 500-acre campus sits a short distance from a multitude of activity. If you’re wondering what’s available near campus, see what Area Attractions Allegany, Ellicottville and other surrounding communities have to offer. St. Bonaventure is located 70 miles south of Buffalo and 90 miles east of Erie, Pennsylvania.

Let our expert team provide you a one-of-a-kind experience!

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Meeting & Event Spaces

  • Max Capacity: 4500 guests
  • Largest Classroom Style: 48
  • Largest Theatre Style: 431
  • Largest Auditorium Seating: 431
  • Largest Arena Seating: 5000
  • Largest Seated Reception: 250
  • Largest Standing Reception: 400
  • Academic Year Largest Group: yes
St. Bonaventure University Conference Center
  • Located in Doyle Hall this facility is currently under renovation.  The facility will open in the Spring of 2020
  • Pre-function space located outside main entrance doors of facility ( registrations, coffee stations)
  • Accommodations of 350 guests theater style / 250 guests banquet style
  • Adjustable air-walls can seperate the space into (2) breakout rooms
  • AV Technology including two large main screens, podium and microphone system
  • Additional fees will apply for other AV requests
  • 250 Banquet Style
  • 200 Classroom Style
  • 350 Theatre Style
Dee Family Financial Services Lab (Rm. 101)
  • Located in the William E. and Ann L. Swan Business Center is the newest addition on St. Bonaventure’s architecturally unique campus. 
  • Wireless and high speed Internet access
  • Complete menu of audio visual & technology resources
  • AV – LCD Mounted Projector, Phone, Sound System, Sympodiums, Video Conferencing
  • Whiteboard
  • Computer – PC
  • Air conditioning
  • Natural light and dimming lights
  • Flexible Menus & on-site catering available
  • 35 Classroom Style
Meyer Family Classroom (Rm. 103)
  • Located in the William E. and Ann L. Swan Business Center is the newest addition on St. Bonaventure’s architecturally unique campus.
  • Wireless and high speed Internet access
  • Complete menu of audio visual & technology resources
  • AV – LCD Mounted Projector, Phone, Sound System, Sympodiums, Video Conferencing
  • Whiteboard
  • Computer – PC
  • Air conditioning
  • Natural light and dimming lights
  • Flexible Menus & on-site catering available 
  • 35 Classroom Style
Dresser-Rand Executive Lecture Room (Rm. 109)
  • Located in the William E. and Ann L. Swan Business Center is the newest addition on St. Bonaventure’s architecturally unique campus.
  • Wireless and high speed Internet access
  • Complete menu of audio visual & technology resources
  • AV – LCD Mounted Projector, Phone, Sound System, Sympodiums, Video Conferencing
  • Whiteboard
  • Computer – PC
  • Fixed Tiered Tables and Chairs
  • Air conditioning
  • Natural light and dimming lights
  • Flexible Menus & on-site catering available 
  • 48 Classroom Style
Daugherty Digital Classroom (Rm. 203)
  • Located in the William E. and Ann L. Swan Business Center is the newest addition on St. Bonaventure’s architecturally unique campus.
  • Wireless and high speed Internet access
  • Complete menu of audio visual & technology resources
  • AV – LCD Mounted Projector, Phone, Sound System, Sympodiums, Video Conferencing
  • Whiteboard
  • Computer – PC
  • Air conditioning
  • Natural light and dimming lights
  • Flexible Menus & on-site catering available 
  • 35 Classroom Style
  • 25 Hollow Square Space Style
Cutco Executive Lecture Room (Rm. 209)
  • Located in the William E. and Ann L. Swan Business Center is the newest addition on St. Bonaventure’s architecturally unique campus.
  • Wireless and high speed Internet access
  • Complete menu of audio visual & technology resources
  • AV – LCD Mounted Projector, Phone, Sound System, Sympodiums, Video Conferencing
  • Whiteboard
  • Computer – PC
  • Fixed Tiered Tables and Chairs
  • Air conditioning
  • Natural light and dimming lights
  • Flexible Menus & on-site catering available 
  • 48 Classroom Style
Jeffrey H. Peterson Board Room (Rm. 200)
  • Located in the William E. and Ann L. Swan Business Center is the newest addition on St. Bonaventure’s architecturally unique campus.
  • Wireless and high speed Internet access
  • Complete menu of audio visual & technology resources
  • AV – LCD Mounted Projector, Phone, Sound System, Sympodiums, Video Conferencing
  • Whiteboard
  • Computer – PC
  • Conference Table and Caster Chairs
  • Air conditioning
  • Natural light and dimming lights
  • Flexible Menus & on-site catering available 
  • 20 Conference Style
William C. Foster ’62 and Daria L. Foster Pavilion (Atrium)
  • Lobby space accommodates up to 50 guests: Cocktail Reception, Conference Registrations
  • Wireless and high speed Internet access
  • Furniture – high top tables & chairs and upholstered arm chairs & coffee tables
  • Air conditioning
  • Natural light and dimming lights
  • Flexible menu & on-site catering available
Walsh Science Center Amphitheater
  • Located in the William F. Walsh Science Center
  • Wireless and high speed Internet access
  • Complete menu of audio visual & technology resources
  • AV – LCD Mounted Projector, Phone, Screen, Sound System, Sympodiums, PC Computer
  • Whiteboard
  • Furniture – Fixed seating chairs
  • Air conditioning
  • Natural light and dimming lights
  • Flexible menu & on-site catering available
  • 159 Theatre Style
William F. Walsh Science Center Classrooms
  • The science center, a 46,500-square-foot building attached to De La Roche by a glass-enclosed walkways.
  • Classrooms vary in size.
  • Seating ranging from long tables, pull out chairs, or tablet chairs/desks.
  • Four (4) available state of the art classrooms that can accommodate 20-30 guests
Dresser-Rand Auditorium
  • Located in the John J. Murphy Professional Building
  • Wireless and high speed Internet access
  • Complete menu of audio visual & technology resources
  • AV – DVD, Document Camera, LCD Mounted Projector, Microphone – Lavalier, Screen, Sound System, Sympodiums, PC 
  • Whiteboard
  • Air Conditioning
  • Furniture – Fixed seating chairs
  • Air conditioning
  • Dimming lights
  • Flexible menu & on-site catering available
  • 431 Theatre Style
John J. Murphy Professional Building Classrooms
  • Located in the John J. Murphy Professional Building
  • Classrooms vary in size.
  • Seating ranging from long tables, pull out chairs, tablet chairs/desks, fixed tiered seating
  • Six (6) classrooms that can accommodate 10-35 guests
Hall of Fame
  • Located in the Reilly Center
  • Suites overlook the Bob Lanier Court home of our D1 Basketball Teams
  • Wireless and high speed Internet access
  • Complete menu of audio visual & technology resources
  • AV – Television, Projector Screen
  • Bar Area
  • Natural and dimming lights
  • Flexible menu & on-site catering available
  • 60 Banquet Style
  • 50 Theatre Style
  • 30 Hollow Square Space Style
Reilly Center Conference Room 219
  • Located in the Reilly Center
  • Wireless and high speed Internet access
  • Complete menu of audio visual & technology resources
  • AV – Television, PC Computer
  • Natural and dimming lights
  • Flexible menu & onsite catering available
  • Access to the Reilly Center Cafe
  • 15 Conference Style
Bob Lanier Court (Reilly Center Arena)
  • Located in the Reilly Center and home to our Division 1 Men's and Women's Basketball Teams
  • A variety of setup options available to accommodate up to 4000 guests: Arena Seating (Stands), Banquet style (Court Floor), Cocktail reception (Court Floor), Theater style (Court Floor), Tradeshow/Booth Setup (Court Floor)
  • Wireless and high speed internet access
  • Complete menu of audio visual & technology resources
  • AV – wireless, sound system
  • Blackout and dimming lights
  • Concession stands in arena access areas
  • Flexible menus & on-site catering available.
Rigas Family Theater
  • Located in the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts
  • Wireless and high speed Internet access
  • Complete menu of audio visual & technology resources
  • Piano
  • Podium
  • Stage
  • Air conditioning
  • Lighting – Theatrical
  • No food or beverage is allowed in the theater.
  • 321 Theatre Style
Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts Theater Atrium
  • A variety of set up options available to accommodate up to 100 guests
  • Wireless internet access
  • Complete menu of audio visual & technology resources
  • AV – Sound System
  • Air conditioning
  • Flexible menus & on-site catering available.
Friedsam Memorial Library
  • Ability to accommodate intimate lectures
  • 30 person computer lab
  • Rare Books and Special Collections of more than 9,000 rare books and manuscripts from the 12th century up
  • Private conference rooms: accommodate up to 12 people
The McGinley-Carney Center for Franciscan Ministry Great Room
  • Located in the heart of campus
  • Adjustable air-walls can sepearte space into three (3) breakout rooms
  • Room can be setup theater style, recpetion style or with a hollow square
  • AV Technology including large main screen
  • Wireless Internet Access
  • Flexible menu & on-site catering available
  • 75 Theatre Style
  • 30 Hollow Square Space Style
Branch Family Conference Room
  • Located in the heart of campus in the McGinley-Carney Center for Franciscan Ministry
  • AV Technology including large TV screen
  • Wireless Internet Access
  • Flexible menus & on-site catering available.
  • 12 Conference Style
Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes
  • The Grotto is located just to the southwest of the William E. and Ann L. Swan Business Center
  • Intimate wedding ceremonies for up to 100 guests
  • Prayer Services
Sandra A. and William L. Richter Center
  • The center features: three basketball courts, including a multi-purpose court that can be used for floor hockey, soccer and other activities, an indoor running/walking track, an aerobics room, courts for racquetball, squash and walleyball, 5,000 square feet of cardiovascular and weight equipment, locker rooms and a climbing wall.
  • Facility can be setup to accommodate banquets of 650 guests when students are not in session.
University Chapel
  • Located in Doyle Hall
  • Wedding Ceremonies for 200 guests
  • Prayer Services
  • Liturgical Programs
  • 300 Theatre Style
Tom '80 & Michelle Marra Athletic Fields Complex
  • Three A-Turf outdoor facilities located just south of the Reilly Center
  • Multipurpose soccer/lacrosse/rugby field
  • Joyce Softball Field
  • Fred Handler Park at McGraw-Jennings Field
Plassmann Hall Classrooms
  • Located in the heart of campus in our main academic building
  • (25) classrooms available that vary in size. Largest rooms can accommodate 40
  • Seating ranging from long tables, pull out chairs, or tablet chairs/desks.
  • Available when students are not in session
  • Flexible menu & on-site catering available
Magnano Centre Hickey Dining Hall
  • St. Bonaventure's Magnano Centre is home to our dining complex
  • Available when students are not in session
  • Wireless Internet Access
  • AV - Sound system, projector, screen
  • Movable tables and chairs
  • Natural light and chandelier lighting
  • Flexible menu & on-site catering available
  • 400 Banquet Style
St. Bonaventure University Golf Course
  • Located across the street from campus, the St. Bonaventure Golf Course is a scenic 9-hole layout that serves as host to a number of local golf leagues.
  • The par-36 course is 2,932 yards for men (33.8 course rating) and 2,508 yards for women (34.5 course rating).
  • The course is available to be rented for tournament play and has a full fleet of motorized golf carts.
  • Pull-carts are also available for rental.

Food & Beverage Options

St. Bonaventure University Dining Options
  • Seating Capacity: 12-430 Rooms

Catering options

Accommodations

  • Total Number of Overnight Guests: 200+
Townhouse Apartments
Perfectly suited to accommodate:

Sports Groups
Hiking Groups
Conference Groups
Families staying on Campus
Each townhouse apartment includes (4) four private bedrooms with a twin size bed, closet, computer desk and dresser. The apartments also have a kitchen area equipped with a refrigerator and stove. There is a living/dining room area with a couch, chair, table and chairs. Lastly, there is a full bath and a half bath in each apartment. Townhouse apartments are air conditioned.
  • 72 apartments Rooms
  • 288 Beds
Shay Hall
Shay Hall
Shay Hall is located near the academic buildings and Hickey Dining Hall on the northwest side of campus. Shay is connected to Loughlen Hall by a lounge area where guests can watch TV and socialize. There are laundry facilities in the basement. The residence hall houses 118 guests in suite-style rooms.

Shay Fast Facts:

Rooms are approximately 16’x12’
coed by floor
Suite style rooms with 1 bathroon/4 people
Shay offers:

wireless internet
next to Hickey Dining Hall
full kitchen in lower level
ping pong table
  • 118 Beds
Loughlen Hall
Loughlen Hall is located on the northwest side of campus near the academic buildings, Friedsam Library, and the Magnano Centre, which houses Hickey Dining Hall, Café La Verna, and the Rathskellar. Loughlen is connected to Shay Hall (together they are known as Shay-Lo) and the residence halls share an entryway and large open lounge area where guests can watch TV and socialize. Laundry facilities are located in the basement.

Loughlen Fast Facts:

Rooms are approximately 16’x11’ 6″
one bathroom on each floor
Loughlen offers:

wireless internet
full kitchen in lower level
ping pong table
  • 150 Beds
Devereux Hall
Devereux Hall is located in the middle of campus between the Hickey Dining Hall and The Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts. The hall is the oldest residence hall on campus. Each floor has a lounge area where guests can gather to watch TV and socialize. A laundry facility is located on the first floor.

Devereux Fast Facts:

Doubles are approximately 15’10″x12’8″
Singles are approximately 12′ 8″x9′ 8″
Three or four bathrooms on each floor
Devereux Hall is coed by floor
Devereux offers:

Wireless internet
Laundry
Next to Hickey Dining Hall
Single and double living options
Located in the center of campus close to academic buildings and the library
Rooms in Dev have sinks
  • 287 Beds
Doyle Hall
Doyle Hall is located  just steps from the Richter Center, the oncampus fitness center; Reilly Center, home of Bob Lanier Court and the exciting action of men's and women's basketball; and the university's acclaimed Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts.

There is a lounge area on each floor with a TV and microwave and a laundry facility located in the lower level. Rooms in this building are larger than other rooms on campus.


Doyle Fast Facts:

Rooms are approximately 17’ 6”x15’ 8”
Doyle is coed by floor
Two bathrooms on each floor
Wireless internet
Laundry
  • 140 Beds

Featured Amenities

  • Air Conditioning Air Conditioning
  • Bus - Shuttle, Public Bus Access Bus
  • Fitness Center Fitness Center
  • Golf Course Golf
  • Handicap Accessible
  • In-House Catering
  • Laundry
  • Linens
  • Outdoor Space
  • Overnight Rooms
  • Paid Parking
  • Running Trails
  • Sports Facilities
  • Taxi
  • Theater Seating
  • WiFi

Venue Location + Transportation

Address

 
3261 West State Road, PO Box 118,
Saint Bonaventure, New York 14778

Transportation

  • BusBus
  • LyftLyft
  • TaxiTaxi
  • UberUber

Nearby Airport

  • Buffalo-Niagara International Airport - 90 minutes

Nearby International Airport

  • Buffalo-Niagara International Airport - 90 minutes

Parking

  • Onsite Parking: Yes
  • Car Charging Stations: No

Things to Know

Catering

  • 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

Technology

All standard A/V equipment available onsite. Onsite technicians available for conference groups as well.

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

Venue Policies

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

Testimonals

Attendees always scored St. Bonaventure campus facilities and food service high when responding to surveys for our Nonprofit Networking Day conference. The special events office and Quick Arts Center staff always made our job easier by supporting the various aspects of our event from set-up and tech support, to registration and breakout sessions and the closing luncheon. It was always a pleasure to hold our event on campus and in the various beautiful facility options available.
Karen Buchheit, Executive Director, Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation
St. Bonaventure University’s Events and Conferences provides exemplary services, with a commitment to delivering friendly and customer-focused experiences. Their hard work and dedication has helped the Franciscan Institute execute numerous conferences and gatherings with efficiency and ease. They make the process seamless and work tirelessly to achieve successful events. The Franciscan Institute is grateful for how well they accommodate all our participants to make them feel at home.  
Jill Smith, Franciscan Institute at St. Bonaventure University

Services

Office of Events and Conferences
  • The St. Bonaventure University events and conferences team has extensive experience assisting clients with all of their event planning needs. Not limited to, but include arranging facilities, dining accommodations, onsite housing (summer months only), AV needs, budgets, layouts and more.
  • During your time on campus, you will be assigned an Events and Conferences team member whose priority is ensuring you have a highly successful event.
  • When it comes to your organizations conference, banquet, lecture or event, do what you do best and leave the rest to us.
Office of Safety and Security
  • The St. Bonaventure University Office of Safety and Security provides safety and security services on the SBU campus.
  • Uniformed officers regularly patrol the SBU campus and are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Phone: 716-375-2525 or x2525 from campus phones
Sandra A. and William L. Richter Center
  • The center is everyone's first stop for fitness and wellness.
  • The center features: three basketball courts, including a multi-purpose court that can be used for floor hockey, soccer and other activities, an indoor running/walking track, an aerobics room, courts for racquetball, squash and walleyball, 5,000 square feet of cardiovascular and weight equipment, locker rooms and a climbing wall.
  • Groups can have access to the facility for an additional fee
Friedsam Memorial Library
  • Friedsam Memorial Library is where you can find the resources needed for papers and projects. The library also offers group and individual study and work space, along with two computer labs, wireless printing facilities, and WiFi throughout the building. The Technology Services Help Desk is located on the main floor. If you need a quiet space, head upstairs to the top floor, which was designated as the "quiet floor."
  • The rare book collection has been described by the National Endowment for the Humanities as "a unique national asset of great value to American humanistic scholarship." The library holds the most important collection of Franciscana in North America, more than 9,000 rare books and manuscripts dating from the 12th century up to and including the seminal journals of renowned monastic Thomas Merton, who taught English at St. Bonaventure in the early 1940s. It also holds collections from various provincial and college libraries that were entrusted to St. Bonaventure when those institutions closed.
  • Additional unique and valuable materials can be found in the university archives, located on the lower level of the library. The archives documents the history of St. Bonaventure University and also maintains a number of special collections including the papers of journalists. Material in the archives has been used by researchers worldwide, and has been a part of national news broadcasts.
Bona Bus
  • Free transportation during most weekdays and on Saturdays is provided by the Bona Bus. The bus makes numerous stops on campus as well as in the neighboring communities of Olean and Allegany. For times and locations, go to the Bona Bus Schedule.

Technology

Technology
  • State-of-the-art technology in our “smart” classrooms at St. Bonaventure University will helps events run as smoothly as possible.
  • An Audio Visual technician will be onsite for the start of your event.  AV Technician available for entirety of event for a per hour rate.
  • Projectors and screens, CD/DVD Players, computer stations, Microsoft Office access, Internet access, free Wi-Fi, microphones, speakers and other audio equipment available.
  • Easily accommodated events include: banquets, performances, speeches, meetings, presentations, conferences, classes, and much more.