A Variety of Venues

Ashland University Catering and Conference Services is ready to provide catered food services and events in one of our many venues. Your selection depends entirely on your needs, whether it’s coffee and pastries for 10, boxed lunches for 100 or a formal dinner for 1,000 people. Whatever the occasion, Catering and Conference Services is here to make it memorable. 

To set up a tour of one or more venues, contact Erika Chuburko, Director of Catering and Conferences, at echuburk@ashland.edu or 419-289-5186.

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Upper convo set up for an event

Venue Listings

Below is a list of venues available at each of our properties. Included are seating capacities for reception- and theater-style events, as well as the daily charge for use (without catering services). Note that capacity may vary according to the setup of individual events.

John C. Myers Convocation Center
Venue Reception-Style Capacity Theater-Style Capacity Daily Charge
Upper Convocation Center 1,000 2,000 $1,500
Alumni Room 500 1,000 $750
Faculty Room 100 200 $350
Trustees Room 100 200 $350
Faculty and Trustees Rooms, Merged 320 700 $750
Heritage Room 100 160 $150
President's Dining Room 20 -- $150
Amstutz Hall Ninth Floor
Venue Reception-Style Capacity Theater-Style Capacity Daily Charge
Board Room 26 -- $100
Dining Room 30 -- $100
Medium Conference Room 10 -- $75
Small Conference Room 6 -- $75
Suite One queen bed -- $75
Other On-Campus Venues
Venue Reception-Style Capacity Theater-Style Capacity Daily Charge
Redwood Hall (Mid-May to mid-August) 250 -- $750
Jack & Deb Miller Chapel -- -- $500

Upper Convocation Center

The upper level of Ashland University’s John C. Myers Convocation Center opens up to create the largest and most spacious room available to you. Entirely customizable, the space can fit a large stage, open dance floor, multiple buffet stations and more plus accommodating 1,000 guests in reception-style seating. For large dinners, professional conferences, camps, trade shows and other high-activity events, this is the best venue.

Quick Facts

Convocation Center GPS Address: 638 Jefferson Street, Ashland, Ohio 44805

Seating:

  • Reception-Style: 1,000 guests 
  • Theatre-Style: 2,000 guests

Dimensions: 160 ft. x 118 ft.
Check Availability: Erika Chuburko, Director of Catering and Conferences, at echuburk@ashland.edu or 419-289-5186.

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Upper convocation center read for an event

Alumni Room

The Alumni Room is a large and adaptable space situated directly across from the entrance of the John C. Myers Convocation Center. The room accommodates up to 500 guests in reception-style seating, and can be tailored to fit the needs of your special event. Even with maximum seating, you’ll be able to fit additional features such as a stage, dance floor, gift tables or banquet lines. With a large selection of linen colors, centerpieces and décor, the Alumni Room is the perfect fit for a wedding reception, awards banquet, conference, seminar or any other large event. Our catering representatives are here to make your experience in the Alumni Room the very best that it can be.

Quick Facts

Seating:

  • Reception-Style: 500 guests 
  • Theatre-Style: 1,000 guests

Dimensions: 118 ft. x 96 ft.
Check Availability: Erika Chuburko, Director of Catering and Conferences, at echuburk@ashland.edu or 419-289-5186.

 

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Event being held in the Alumni Room

Faculty Room

The Faculty Room is a smaller space that’s perfect for more intimate occasions, such as small receptions, awards ceremonies and lectures. Like the Alumni and Trustees rooms, some features can be customized to fit your needs, including the setup, décor and linen colors.

Quick Facts

Seating:

  • Reception-Style: 160 guests 
  • Theatre-Style: 350 guests

Dimensions: 59 ft. x 64 ft.
Check Availability: Erika Chuburko, Director of Catering and Conferences, at echuburk@ashland.edu or 419-289-5186.

 

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Bridal event

Trustees Room

Not only is the Trustees Room a mirror image of the Faculty Room, but it can be merged with the Faculty Room and/or the Alumni Room to create one of our largest spaces available.

Depending on your needs, the customizable and combinable Trustees Room can seat anywhere from 160 to 820 guests in reception-style seating. No matter the size, it’s one of our more popular options—in the past, it’s been used to host dinners, receptions, seminars and conferences of all kinds.

Quick Facts

Seating:

  • Reception-Style: 160 guests 
  • Theatre-Style: 300 guests

Dimensions: 64 ft. x 59 ft.
Check Availability: Erika Chuburko, Director of Catering and Conferences, at echuburk@ashland.edu or 419-289-5186.

 

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Conference event table setup

Heritage Room

The historic Heritage Room overlooks Claremont Avenue and features clean, natural lighting—perfect for friendly luncheons, presentations, rehearsal dinners and other professional events. This budget-friendly space can seat up to 100 guests for a plated meal or up to 160 with theater-style seating.

Quick Facts

Seating:

  • Reception-Style: 100 guests 
  • Theatre-Style: 160 guests

Dimensions: 74 ft. x 23 ft.
Check Availability: Erika Chuburko, Director of Catering and Conferences, at echuburk@ashland.edu or 419-289-5186.

 

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Heritage Room set up for an event

President's Dining Room

The President’s Dining Room is a private space that seats up to 20 people. Despite its small size, it is equipped with comfortable swivel chairs, a pristine boardroom table and technology to meet your needs. For small professional events, there’s no better selection.

Quick Facts

Seating: 20 guests

Dimensions: 31 ft. x 16 ft.
Check Availability: Erika Chuburko, Director of Catering and Conferences, at echuburk@ashland.edu or 419-289-5186.

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President's Dining Room - conference table

Redwood Hall

Redwood Hall is a unique space with the wooden vaulted ceilings which gives this space a rustic feel. This space can host up to 250 guests Dinner Style and  is perfect for Weddings, Banquets, Reunions and much more! Redwood Hall can be reserved for Summer Months (Mid-May through Mid-August) & Limited Availability Only.

Quick Facts

Seating: 250 guests

Dimensions: 77 ft. x 77 ft.
Check Availability: Erika Chuburko, Director of Catering and Conferences, at echuburk@ashland.edu or 419-289-5186.

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Redwood Hall