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Temple University

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

Temple University provides the perfect venue location for conferences, meetings, or special events in Philadelphia, PA. Spend your summer at one of the most culturally diverse and dynamic campuses while enjoying one of the most historic cities in the world. Temple University offers access to classrooms, conference rooms and computer labs that boast a wide range of capacities and variety of configurations for events. Rooms are equipped with whiteboards, LCD projectors, and feature large windows that add both natural light and gorgeous views of the surrounding area.

Temple University has a dedicated events staff available to assist by answering questions, planning your event, program, meeting, or conference, and providing professional event services expertise to ensure that your event is a success. Watch the videos below to learn why Temple University is the perfect host for your next Philadelphia event or conference. Take advantage of their ample banquet halls and banquet rooms and wow your guests.

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Meeting & Event Spaces

  • Max Capacity: 10200 guests
  • Largest Classroom Style: 200
  • Largest Theatre Style: 10200
Howard Gittis Student Center Room 200 (Sections A-C)
Lecture set-ups are room maximums - all chairs, with a head table and space for a smart cart. Any additional set-up requirements will lower the amount of available chairs in a room (stage, food service, etc). Class room set-ups include either 30" or 18" tables (dictated by room size) with 3 chairs per table, a head table and space for a smart cart. Banquet set-ups are room maximums with 72" round tables and 10 chairs, one head table and space for a smart cart. Any additional set-up requirements will reduce the amount of available chairs in a room (stage, food service, etc). Conference set-ups are large square tables (rectangular, oval, etc) and are fixed sizes based on room size.
  • 400 Banquet Style
  • 360 Classroom Style
  • 600 Theatre Style
Howard Gittis Student Center Room 200 (Section A)
Room Features: •Coat Room •Pre-Function Area •Podiums •Smart Room Capabilities •Remote DVD and VCR Access •Cable TV Access •Wired and Wireless Microphones •High and Low Stages
  • 70 Banquet Style
  • 80 Classroom Style
  • 150 Theatre Style
  • 33 (flexible capacity) Conference Style
Howard Gittis Student Center Room 200 (Section B)
Room Features: •Coat Room •Pre-Function Area •Podiums •Smart Room Capabilities •Remote DVD and VCR Access •Cable TV Access •Wired and Wireless Microphones •High and Low Stages
  • 90 Banquet Style
  • 100 Classroom Style
  • 210 Theatre Style
  • 36 Conference Style
Howard Gittis Student Center Room 200 (Section C)
Room features: •Coat Room •Pre-Function Area •Podiums •Smart Room Capabilities •Remote DVD and VCR Access •Cable TV Access •Wired and Wireless Microphones •High and Low Stages
  • 160 Banquet Style
  • 130 Classroom Style
  • 210 Theatre Style
  • 60 Conference Style
Howard Gittis Student Center Room 200 (Sections A&B Combined)
Room Features: •Coat Room •Pre-Function Area •Podiums •Smart Room Capabilities •Remote DVD and VCR Access •Cable TV Access •Wired and Wireless Microphones •High and Low Stages
  • 180 Banquet Style
  • 210 Classroom Style
  • 380 Theatre Style
Howard Gittis Student Center Room 200 (Sections B&C Combined)
Room Features: •Coat Room •Pre-Function Area •Podiums •Smart Room Capabilities •Remote DVD and VCR Access •Cable TV Access •Wired and Wireless Microphones •High and Low Stages
  • 240 Banquet Style
  • 260 Classroom Style
  • 520 Theatre Style
The Underground
Located in the downstairs portion of the Howard Gittis Student Center, the Underground is a popular and fun space that can be transformed into different layouts based on funtion and preference. The Underground space features: •Podiums •Mobile Smart Cart •Wired and Wireless Microphones •Advanced Audio Capabilities
  • 90 Banquet Style
  • 60 Classroom Style
  • 210 Theatre Style
Howard Gittis Student Center Room 217
This large function room can be split into 4 sections labeled A, B, C and D. These sections can be combined or used individually. Room features: •Podiums •Smart Room Capabilities •Wired and Wireless Microphones •Low Stages
  • 180 Banquet Style
  • 180 Classroom Style
  • 250 Theatre Style
Owl Cove
This is a space the Office of Student Center Operations reserves for parties, programs and events. The Owl Cove is predominately used student groups during the academic year. The Owl Cove is attached to the Great Court and these spaces are excellent for high level events and programs for non-student groups when available and during non-academic periods. Room Features: •Podiums •Mobile Smart Cart •Advanced Audio Capabilities
  • 150 Banquet Style
  • 80 Classroom Style
  • 170 Theatre Style
Liacouras Center
The Liacouras Center a 10,200-seat multi-purpose venue, is located on the Temple University campus along the Avenue of the Arts in Center City, Philadelphia. The venue is a full entertainment arena featuring concerts, family shows, Temple Men’s and Women’s Basketball games and more. The facility is the largest indoor, public assembly venue ever north of City Hall in Philadelphia. The 340,000 sq. ft. building is the home of Temple Men and Women's Basketball teams, a full range of concerts, dramatic presentations, University athletic and convocation events, family shows, sports exhibitions and more. The building has great production flexibility. In addition to the large arena configuration, The Esther Boyer Theater at the Liacouras Center is a small theater setup of 1,000 to 5,000 seats for more intimate presentations. Pre-positioned curtains, lighting and sound systems maximize the effectiveness of each seating configuration. Fourteen (14) concession stands dot the main concourse. The Fox/Gittis Room, a special function room located in the main lobby, is available for groups, organizations or meetings. Ten private, executive suites on the lower level provide prime viewing and entertaining enjoyment. A new four-story, 1,200-space connected parking garage provides visitors access to the facility without having to venture outside. The Liacouras Center is part of a four building, $107 million complex. The Liacouras Center is located less than two miles from Philadelphia's City Hall.
  • 340,000 Sq. Ft.
The Baptist Temple
Elegant, state-of-the-art interiors make Temple Performing Arts Center's unique interior spaces compelling venues for events and performances of all kinds. 1,200 seat theatre style ideal for the perfect meeting, or performance. A 130 people Chapel is ideal for weddings, recitals, dance programs, lectures, board meetings, community gatherings, celebrations and dinners. The historic Chapel of Four Chaplains is the perfect setting for smaller events, including recitals, dance programs, lectures, board meetings, community gatherings, celebrations and dinners. The Chapel has a seating capacity of up to 130.
  • 130 Banquet Style
  • 1200 Theatre Style

Food & Beverage Options

Louis J. Esposito Dining Center
An all-you-care-to-eat buffet-style dining facility provided by Sodexo. Vegetarian, Vegan and Gluten Free options!
  • Seating Capacity: 700 Rooms
Valaida S Walker Student Center Food Court
Einstein Bagels, Salad Bar, and Pizza are opened throughout the summer.
The Diamond Club
Gourmet dining in a distinctive setting! Private meeting and banquet facilities that include a private garden are also available. Wedding Packages Available

Catering options

Aramark
Special events bring life and excitement to your campus for students, staff, and community. They help build your reputation and bring in revenue. They also offer the opportunity to meet new people, make new connections, and enjoy a fine meal. Aramark's expertise in menu development, décor coordination, and fulfilling special requests allows us to meet the type, need, and budget of all your campus events.

Accommodations

  • Total Number of Overnight Guests: 2000
1300
A five-story, low-rise residence hall located on the 1300 block of Cecil B. Moore Avenue, "1300" offers up to 1,044 guests the opportunity to live in either suite-style or apartment-style accommodations. As our largest facility, "1300" is divided into north and south wings with the center core of the complex offering a variety of shared community space for guests.
  • 1044 Beds
Temple Towers
Our newly renovated residence hall composed of two, six-floor high-rise facilities holding a capacity of 630 guests. Temple Towers offers a wide range of accommodations including, 2, and 3 bedroom apartment units on Main Campus, living/dining/kitchen areas in all units, single gender rooms, coed floors, air conditioned, computer lab, study lounge heated in-ground pool , multipurpose lounge, game room, etc…
  • 630 Beds
James S. White Hall
James S. White Hall is a four story facility, with the ability to house 558 residents. This spacious and comfortable residence hall has 15 wings accommodating from 26 to 44 residents each, 24-hour access controlled security at building entrance, 2 room, 4 person units with shared bath, air conditioned, large social lounge areas, and an enclosed garden patio, just to name a few amenities.
  • 558 Beds
The Edge at Avenue North
The building is located on the southeast corner of 15th and Oxford Streets. Floors 2 through 8 are available for rental. Professional and student staff will be on site to provide programming activities, residence life services, and respond to guest issues. Utilities including electricity, gas, water, sewer services, basic cable TV, broadband Internet service and basic telephone service will be provided. Rooms are furnished and include amenities.
  • 750 Beds
Conwell Inn
Located in the heart of historic Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, The Conwell Inn features a unique blend of historic charm while offering modern amenities and convenience that today’s business travelers, families and conventioneers demand.
  • 22 Rooms

Featured Amenities

  • Air Conditioning Air Conditioning
  • Bus - Shuttle, Public Bus Access Bus
  • Fitness Center Fitness Center
  • Handicap Accessible
  • In-House Catering
  • Near Public Transit
  • Outdoor Space
  • Overnight Rooms
  • Paid Parking
  • Taxi
  • Theater Seating

Venue Location + Transportation

Address

 
1755 N. 13th St.,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19122

Transportation

  • BusBus
  • LyftLyft
  • MetroMetro
  • SubwaySubway
  • TaxiTaxi
  • TrainTrain
  • UberUber

Nearby Airport

  • Philadelphia Int'l (PHL) - 20 minutes

Nearby International Airport

  • Philadelphia Int'l (PHL) - 20 minutes

Parking

  • Onsite Parking: Yes

Nearby Cities

Philadelphia – within city|Atlantic City – 60 min| Newark – 90 min|New York 120 min

Things to Know

Catering

  • Must Use In-house Catering: Yes

Technology

Our Philadelphia campus residence halls are all equipped with central air. Internet access is available in all buildings & rooms. Smart classrooms are available as well as traditional classrooms. Student Center spaces also include advanced technology with built-in projectors & screens, wired and wireless microphones, virtual and on-line meeting ability.

  • Wi-Fi in meeting space: Yes

Venue Policies

  • ADA Accessible: Yes