Weddings & Special Events

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Bride and Groom leaving wedding
Student Center ballrooms.  White chairs with white tables.  Handing flowers from ceiling
Wedding in Student Center Ballrooms.  Blue tablecloths with chairs.
Photo of tables with black linen.

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Whether you are planning a big traditional wedding or have opted for a smaller, more intimate setting, we have the perfect venue and services for all of your wedding related celebrations.  This includes your engagement party, bridal shower, rehearsal dinner, ceremony and reception.

Looking to host a Gala? Baby shower? Fundrasing event? Family reunion? Prom? Graduation party?  The possibilities are endless! Our experienced Event Coordinators will work with you from the initial planning through the execution of a perfect event.


  • Our rental includes tables (round or rectangle), chairs, and a set-up to your liking. Additional fees may apply for specialty tables like café, a bar setup, etc.
  • Linen and chair covers are available to rent. Talk with your Event Coordinator for available colors; prices will vary upon color and material.
  • Access to space the day before or day of for decorating. Additional fees may apply.
  • Dance floor or dance floor area.
  • Building manager on site to assist with any additional requests.

Audio Visual

  • Upon request, we have the ability to provide a projector and laptop for a slide show.
  • Custom monograms are available to be projected with you and your partner’s initials, names and wedding date.
  • Specialty lighting is available which includes a choice of 8 different colors of uplighting to provide accent lighting throughout space either along walls and/or under tables. We can also provide spotlighting for cake and stage areas.
  • Outside DJs are welcome!  We will work with DJs on their setup and electrical needs


  • Four spacious ballrooms of various dimensions can be used individually or joined together according to your specifications. 
  • The J.W. Corker Lounge can be set with formal lounge furniture and is a great location for a gift table, guest book, cocktail hour, an appetizer area, etc.
  • The Renaissance Room can be configured in a variety of ways and is perfect for rehearsal dinners and showers.
  • The Old Main Room is also an inviting, intimate space that is great for small receptions or showers.

Please call the Student Center Event Services at 618/536-6633 to meet with one of our Event Coordinators.

Wedding Flyer (pdf)