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Meeting Rooms and Outdoor Venues

Gardner-Webb University has great meeting spaces including both indoor meeting rooms and outdoor venues. Browse through the slideshow and find out which venue is the best fit for your event. We would be honored to meet with you and show you around campus so you can get a first-hand look at our facilities. In addition, we can answer your questions and begin to give you some ideas of what you can do as you plan your event.

Blanton Auditorium

Blanton Auditorium

Blanton Auditorium is located on the main level of Hamrick Hall.

Blanton Auditorium can seat up to 300 individuals. This multi-media equipped facility features a stage which measures 28′ wide and 24′ deep and can be used for musical performances, conferences, community presentations, and leadership retreats.

Dover Chapel

Dover Chapel

Dover Chapel is a graceful and inspiring structure which stands at the formal entrance to the campus. This facility was erected in 1972.

Dover Chapel measures 22′ wide and 11′ deep. An audio system is available. With a seating capacity of 250 individuals, Dover Chapel is ideal for worship services and lectures.

Dover Theatre

Dover Theatre

Dover Theatre is located within the Lutz-Yelton Convocation Center. This facility, which was completed in 1982, serves as the center of cultural and athletic activities for the area.

Dover Theatre can seat up to 550 individuals. This multi-media equipped facility features a stage that measures 42′ wide and 38′ deep and can be used for dance and drama presentations, musical performances, camps, and conferences.

Lake Hollifield

Lake Hollifield

Lake Hollifield is named in memory of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh H. Hollifield, a Gardner-Webb alumnus and trustee. The lake is surrounded by walking trails and a bell tower with a forty-eight bell carillon.

Lake Hollifield is ideal for worship services and community events. Seating capacity varies depending on the event. This venue is equipped to meet your audio needs.

Lindsay Court

Lindsay Court

Lindsay Court is located on the ground level of the Lutz-Yelton Convocation Center’s Paul Porter Arena. This facility, which was completed in 1982, serves as the center of cultural and athletic activities for the area.

Lindsay Court is 100′ wide and 160′ long and can seat a maximum of 700 individuals in a banquet event. Multi-media and catering services are available for such events as banquets and formal gatherings.

O. Max Gardner Recital Hall

Max Gardner Recital Hall

The O. Max Gardner Recital Hall is located within Gardner Memorial Hall. Completed in 1948, this facility was constructed and furnished by the family of the late Governor O. Max Gardner.

O. Max Gardner Recital Hall is 43′ wide and 50′ deep and can seat a maximum of 128 individuals in a banquet event and 200 individuals in a lecture event. Multi-media and catering services are available for such events as banquets, conferences, camps, and leadership retreats.

Pamela Darnell Memorial Garden

Pamela Darnell Memorial Garden

The Pam Darnell Memorial Garden was created in 2005 by Ed and Betty Darnell of Inman, S.C. and their son, Ben in loving memory of their daughter and sister, Pamela Gail Darnell. Pam was a senior at GWU at the time of her death in June 2005 from Lymphoma.

The Pam Darnell Memorial Garden is ideal for worship services and community events. Seating capacity varies depending on the event. This venue is equipped to meet your audio needs.

Paul Porter Arena

Paul Porta arena

Paul Porter Arena is located in the Lutz-Yelton Convocation Center. This facility, which was completed in 1982, serves as the center of cultural and athletic activities for the area.

The Paul Porter Arena is located in the Lutz-Yelton Convocation Center and has a seating capacity of 3,500 individuals. This multi-media equipped facility features a stage that measures up to 24′ wide and 40′ deep and can be used for athletic competitions, graduations, camps, concerts, community events, and banquets.

Ritch Banquet Hall

Ritch Banquet hall

Ritch Banquet Hall is located on the lower level of the Dover Campus Center. This facility was constructed in 1966 and was completely renovated in 1990 with additional renovations in 2006-2007. This building is named in memory of Charles I. Dover of Shelby.

Ritch Banquet Hall measures 43′ wide and 58′ deep and can seat a maxium of 154 guets in a banquet event and 250 guests in a lecture event. Multi-media and catering services are available for events such as banquets, birthday parties, business luncheons, conferences, and camps.

Team Room

team room

The Team Room is located in the Football Center off of Stadium Drive.

The Team Room measures 38′ wide and 52′ deep and can seat 96 individuals in a banquet event and 140 individuals in a lecture event. Multi-media and catering services are available for such events as banquets, conferences, and lectures.

The Quad

The Quad

The Quad is a large grassy knoll at the center of the Gardner-Webb University campus.

The Quad is ideal for worship services and community events. Seating capacity varies depending on the event. This venue is equipped to meet your audio needs.

Rose Garden

rose garden

The Rose Garden is located across from the Dover Memorial Library.

The Rose Garden is ideal for worship services and community events. Seating capacity varies depending on the event. This venue is equipped to meet your audio needs.

University Commons Clubhouse

University Commons Clubhouse

The University Commons Clubhouse is located in the student apartment complex off of Stadium Drive. The facility overlooks the beautiful Lake Hollifield.

The University Commons Clubhouse measures 20′ wide and 45′ deep and can seat a maximum of 48 individuals in a banquet event and 80 individuals in a lecture event. Multi-media and catering services are available for such events as banquets, birthday parties, and small meetings.