YOUR EVENT'S SUCCESS IS OUR FOCUS
As members of the Columbia Community, our priority is to help you conduct the very best events. To make the process easier, we've collected everything you need to know to prepare and plan here on this resources page, and our staff is ready to help you succeed.
What You're Saying
"I want to commend your team for their amazing support and service. They promptly responded and addressed any issues that arose. Their support was invaluable to ensuring that our event was a success."
~ A Columbia Faculty Member
“Columbia Event Management is a pleasure to work with -- they have created lovely, memorable events for the Libraries -- from our staff recognition celebrations, holiday parties, to lectures with seated dinners. The managers and staff are wonderfully responsive to our needs, and they make the planning process so easy. I greatly appreciate their professionalism and commitment to excellence!”
~ Columbia Libraries
"We could not have done it without your team! Please, relay my appreciation to all your colleagues both at Faculty House and Low Library."
~ Columbia School of International and Public Affairs
How To Get Started
Leverage Our University Event Partners
The University has a team of partners with the expertise to help you execute your event successfully and safely. Make sure to work with your event planner to involve these offices or reach out directly for support.
If you plan to invite press or expect media interest at your event, the Columbia University Office of Communications and Public Affairs can provide guidance during the event planning process. Please also be aware of and adhere to the News Media Policies and Filming at Columbia.
Events meeting certain criteria may require security. In these cases, we will involve Columbia University Public Safety for added support. Public Safety will consult with you on best practices involving occupancy and crowd control, entrance and exit procedures, fire safety and preparing for any potential sensitive circumstances.
The following venues can be reserved through our team.
A number of Columbia classrooms can be reserved for meetings and seminars (food and catering not permitted.) Though managed by the University Registrar, our team can help you find the ideal classroom space based on your event capacity and needs, as well as help you book your reservation if necessary.
As Columbia's Student Center, Lerner Hall offers 24,000 square feet of meeting, performance and event space for Columbia University students throughout the academic year. Spaces at Lerner are available to faculty and staff between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. during the academic term, and any time the building is open during recesses.
Below are the additional services that Event Management provides outside of reserving event spaces on campus. From catering to AV/technical services, to furniture rental, security services and more, we can provide everything you need to hold an event that truly impresses.