Host Your Event at Columbia College

We have theaters, conference rooms, casual gathering spaces, and spacious lecture halls for organizations hosting performances, conferences, fundraisers, and more. You and your group will enjoy our manicured gardens, unique spaces, and attentive service. Find the ideal space for your next event.  

Hosting a Larger Event? 

We have the flexibility to rent out our entire campus and host overnight groups at various times during the year. Use our dorm rooms, spacious greens, and multi-functional spaces to host a camp, retreat, or training weekend. 

Spaces at a Glance
Space Capacity
Cottingham Theater 350
Spears Concert Hall 225
Student Union Dining Area 492
Student Union Terrace 50
Breed Leadership Conference Room  70-149
Breed Leadership Lecture Hall 70
Breed Leadership Board Room 20
Entire Campus  500+

Do you need mics, equipment, or a technician to monitor sound and lighting? We can assist you with a range of technology needs. 

Catering Options

We offer a full range of high-level catering services—from coffee and breakfast to take away lunch boxes to designer buffets and served meals. Check out our catering guide full of fresh, creative ideas. The guide is just a starting point—we're happy to help you customize your menu. On-campus events are required to use our catering services, provided through Sodexo.  

Attending an Event 

Coming to campus soon? Check out our interactive map to explore campus online, or download our printable map to bring with you on your visit. 

Get Started

We're here to answer your questions and help you plan. Whether you're still considering your options or you're ready to book a specific space, we encourage you to fill out our request form. 

Cottingham Theater

Host shows, concerts, and play productions in our full performance space. The Cottingham Theater has a raised stage, backstage, and technical box in the rear of the auditorium. We can also provide technicians and operational support to help ensure your performance goes smoothly.  

Seating: 350

Spears Concert Hall

Recently renovated, this venue houses a spectacular organ, making it perfect for organ recitals and musical performances. The Concert Hall also works well for presentations and lectures. Outside the Hall, guests can socialize in our modern reception space, and musicians can use our practice rooms to prep for performances. 

Seating: 225

Dining Setup Student Union at Columbia College

Student Union

Dining Area

One of our largest and most flexible spaces, the Student Union Dining Area works well for luncheons, banquets, and receptions. This well-lighted space can be customized to accommodate groups, speakers, and even a band.

Seating: 492


Located on the second floor of the Student Union, the Terrace offers both indoor and covered outdoor seating overlooking our beautiful campus. This flexible space is perfect for hors-d'oeuvres, a cocktail hour, or a small gathering. 

Seating:  50

Breed Leadership Building

Lecture Hall 

(Pictured) Situated on the first floor, this tiered lecture hall provides a unique environment for speaking engagements and classroom learning.  

Seating: 70

Conference Room 

Ask for anything from a traditional conference room to a lecture setup to partitions for breakout sessions and smaller groups.  

Seating: 70-149 (depending upon setup)

Board Room 

Just off the main entrance of our most iconic campus building, the Board Room can accommodate meetings and presentations.  

Seating: 20

Entire Campus

Looking for the perfect spot to host a camp, training, or retreat? We have the flexibility to host large groups overnight at various times of the year. Take advantage of our spacious greens, multi-functional spaces, and convenient overnight rooming options. 

Capacity: 500+

Get Started

Have questions about our spaces and availability? Reach out, and we'll help you find the ideal space for your next event.