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Younts Conference Center & Other Venues at Furman University

Younts Conference Center & Other Venues at Furman 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


Younts Conference Center in Greenville, South Carolina is situated on a scenic portion of Furman University’s spacious 750-acre property. The venue features a gorgeous ballroom that can comfortably accommodate up to 500 guests in lecture style seating and is flexible by design, allowing itself to be utilized for large corporate or social events or divided into break-out rooms for smaller scale events.

Furman University is also home to a plethora of other spaces that can be used to host a wide variety of events ranging from weddings, receptions, banquets, rallies, and concerts. Contact us today at 864-294-2390 or [email protected] to learn more or watch the video above to view some of the amenities that make the Younts Conference Center at Furman University the premier event venue in Greenville.

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Meeting & Event Spaces

  • Max Capacity: 500 guests
  • Largest Classroom Style: 150
  • Largest Theatre Style: 500
  • Largest Seated Reception: 400
Younts Conference Center
Whether you are holding a wedding reception for 300, a lecture series for 500, or a training session for 15, Furman’s Younts Conference Center will welcome you with open arms.

The Georgian-style architecture, outdoor patios, and masterful landscaping provide a picturesque location for any event. Sitting on a secluded portion of Furman’s 750 acre property, and surrounded by ample parking, Younts is the perfect host for business and social events.

You will feel welcome the moment you step inside the lobby, adorned with plush, comfortable seating. High ceilings and tall windows let you take in plenty of light and allow you to enjoy a scenic view of the upstate mountains.

The Younts Conference Center features a large ballroom which can be used for any event from a group meeting or lecture to a wedding reception. This room can be divided to form 5 more intimate break-out rooms which can be used for smaller sessions such as a business lunch or a rehearsal dinner. An event coordinator will be available throughout the course of your event to ensure that all of your needs are met!

Patios on three sides of the building welcome you to step outside through French doors to enjoy breaks and refreshments. Heller Terrace and DeSantis Pavilion, conveniently located just outside the main building, allow you to also enjoy served meals overlooking the stately Cherrydale Alumni House and the charming Edna Hartness Garden. 
Charles E. Daniel Memorial Chapel
Beautifully situated on Furman’s campus, the Charles E. Daniel Memorial Chapel is ideal for events such as weddings, concerts, and lectures. Due to the amazing acoustics and an outstanding Fisk Organ, any occasion can become an utterly lyrical experience.

The Chapel has 27,000 square feet of space that includes an upper sanctuary that can accommodate 352 people and a lower level with a bride's room, the sunlit Garden Room, and two conference rooms perfect for intimate gatherings. Large windows and high ceilings offer a classic appearance The Chapel has 27,000 square feet of space that includes an upper sanctuary that can accommodate 352 people and a lower level with a bride's room, the sunlit Garden Room, and two conference rooms perfect for intimate gatherings. Large windows and high ceilings offer that "wow" factor you're looking for! 
Hartness Pavilion
Hartness Pavilion offers some of the most beautiful views anywhere on the Furman University campus. This room is enclosed by glass on three sides and overlooks Furman Lake and the Rose Garden. Hartness Pavilion accommodates up to 175 people and is well-suited for dinners or parties. 
Cherrydale Alumni House
Cherrydale is ideal for small gatherings of family, friends, and colleagues. Situated at the highest point of Furman's campus, Cherrydale offers seclusion from the hum and bustle of the main campus. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Cherrydale Alumni House offers an elegant atmosphere; adjacent grounds also accommodate beautiful outdoor events. Cherrydale's two-story interior and large grounds allow for mingling, while its period architecture and antique furnishings can inspire relaxing conversation.
Janie E. Furman Rose Garden
The Janie Earle Furman Rose Garden lends spectacular beauty to intimate, standing-only weddings for 60-70 guests. The garden features 800 rose bushes, a 19th-century gazebo, and a charming fountain.
Furman University Bell Tower
The Bell Tower, a well-known symbol for the university, is a standing-room only wedding venue ideal for up to 60 guests. Surrounded by the campus lake and the mountains of the upstate, it is sure to make a lasting impression on your ceremony.
Desantis Pavilion
The 1,600-square-foot DeSantis Pavilion, which is part of the Younts Conference Center, offers a stunning view of the Cherrydale Alumni House and its surrounding landscaping. The pavilion can seat 175 for a wedding or presentation, or serve as a pleasant place to mingle, chat and dine, seating up to 120 guests banquet style. Ample parking and a state-of-the-art sound system are also available.
A walk around Furman's lake walking trail will bring you to the Furman amphitheater. This canopy-roofed venue is a popular location for concerts, performances, and weddings. The amphitheater is equipped with a full sound system and restroom facilities. The venue, renovated from its original seating capacity of 450, is now able to comfortably hold 3,000 people. Speakers in the nearby bell tower broadcast Furman's weekly Music by the Lake Summer Concert Series to listeners around the shore of the campus lake.
Betty Ellison Pavilion
Located at the Furman golf course, Betty Ellison Pavilion is a large 2000-square-foot area that is perfect for tournaments and social gatherings of all sizes. The Ellison Pavilion has a state-of-the-art sound system, seats up to 100 people, and is lighted and covered for the comfort and convenience of guests. 
Timmons Arena
Timmons Arena is located on the south end of Furman’s campus. Two-story windows and an elegant French Quarter stone floor make Timmons’s lobby an area well-suited for small receptions and special events.

With a permanent stage and a concrete floor, Timmons Arena has over 33,500 square feet of trade show space. Seating capacity for Timmons is 2,000 for banquet seating, 5,000 for sporting events and 5,500 for concerts. In-house sound and lighting are available.

Timmons Arena also has an elegant private suite located backstage which can accommodate up to 200 people. With direct access from the dressing rooms, it is the perfect location for private dinners or receptions. 
McAlister Auditorium
McAlister Auditorium seats 1,900 for lectures, concerts, theatrical performances, political debates and rallies. A large hydraulic orchestra pit, full theatrical rigging and well-designed acoustics allow for a variety of productions, from guest speakers to symphonic oratorios. McAlister offers a full range of theatrical technology and an experienced technical staff.
Paladin Stadium
Paladin Stadium is home to Furman’s beloved Paladins football team, the 2004 Southern Conference NCAA-IAA champions. Capable of seating 16,000, the stadium is used for Furman’s annual commencement exercises as well as athletic events. 
Trustees Dining Room
The Trustees Dining Room is an elegantly decorated room ideal for an intimate meal or a first-class business meeting. The dining room is located in Daniel Dining Hall and has a 70 person capacity.

Food & Beverage Options

Catering options

Furman Catering
Furman Catering provides services ranging from coffee breaks and small deliveries to formal served dinners and wedding receptions.

The Younts Conference Center boasts an on-site kitchen with full-service catering provided exclusively by Furman University Catering Services. Start with hors d’oeuvres and a cocktail hour on the terrace or head straight into the ballroom for an intimate served meal of filet mignon with a low country crab cake or a buffet sure to leave your guests satisfied, the choice is completely up to you!

Alcohol, including full bar service, is also available.

Featured Amenities

  • Accessible Facilities
  • Fitness Center Fitness Center
  • Golf Course Golf
  • In-House Catering
  • Outdoor Space
  • Overnight Rooms
  • Paid Parking
  • Running Trails
  • Sports Facilities
  • Taxi
  • Theater Seating
  • WiFi

Venue Location + Transportation


Furman University,
3300 Poinsett Hwy,
Greenville, South Carolina 29613


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Nearby Airport

  • Greenville-Spartanburg International - 25 minutes

Nearby International Airport

  • Greenville-Spartanburg International - 25 minutes


  • Onsite Parking: Yes

Nearby Cities

Asheville, NC – 55|Charlotte, NC – 100

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


Free use of our state-of-the-art technology is included with all venue rentals.

  • 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
  • ADA Accessible: Yes
  • Family Friendly: Yes


The Younts Center was the perfect facility for our staff retreat last week. We appreciate your attention to detail and for fulfilling all of our requests to perfection. Your staff and the catering staff were very helpful, courteous, and eager to please. We look forward to returning to the center for other events.
- Ted Hendry, United Way of Greenville County
Excellent accommodations. Excellent ambiance. It was a great place for our annual offsite and we hope to use it again in the future.
- Dan Osborne, Michelin
I always enjoy coming to Furman University for these workshops. I only wish I could find other facilities to make this as easy as you do.
- Virginia Dean, Indoor Air Quality Association


Tables, Chairs, and Set-Up Included at No Additional Cost
Complimentary On-Site Staff to Assist Your Event
Free and Ample Parking
Variety of Event & Room Layout Options
Free Use of Audio-Visual Equipment & WiFi
Full-Service On-Site Catering Available
Picturesque Location Sitting on a Secluded and Beautifully Landscaped Portion of Furman University's 750 Acre Campus


Free, Secure Wireless Internet
State-of-the-Art Audio/Visual Technology
Audio and Video Conferencing