Resources for Outside Guests

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Our Campus Is The Perfect Setting For Your Next Event

We've collected everything you need to know to prepare and plan for events on our campus, as well as how to request a quote for more information on our venues and services.

Our staff is ready to help you succeed and we look forward to working with you!

Request A Quote

Complete this form to request a quote for event space. 

Request AV/Technical Services

Complete this form if you need audio visual or other technical services. We can provide AV/technical services at one of our venues or at other locations.

Request catering services

Complete this form to request catering services. We can provide catering at one of our venues or at other locations.

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During the Academic Year

Most of our venues and spaces are available for booking by outside guests throughout the year with a few exceptions:

  • Lerner Hall, Columbia's dedicated student center, can only be reserved before 5:00 p.m. on weekdays during the academic year.
  • Low Library and outdoor spaces require Columbia sponsors in order to reserve, but we can help guide you through the process should you be interested in those spaces.
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During Academic Recesses

All venue spaces are available during academic recesses. Low Library and outdoor spaces still require Columbia sponsors to reserve, even during recesses.

How To Get Started

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Review Our Venues

Review our venues below and available spaces on campus to see what might work for your event.

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Event Policies & Guidelines

Review our event policies related to the venue you're interested in to familiarize yourself with what is possible within the space.

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Request a Quote

Submit our brief quote request form to provide us with an overview of the event you're considering holding at Columbia. We'll get back to you within 48 hours.

Our Venues

The following venues can be reserved by outside guests through our team. 

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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.

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Earl Hall

Earl Hall is home to Columbia's religious and community service activity. It also provides spaces suitable for film screenings, performances, conferences, seminars, meetings, and lectures.

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Faculty House

Faculty House is our premiere event space and the perfect place to host weddings and other special events, as well as upscale seminars, meetings, events and banquets.

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Lerner Hall

As Columbia's Student Center, Lerner Hall offers 24,000 square feet of meeting, performance and event space for students throughout the academic year. However, Lerner spaces can be reserved by outside guests on weekdays before 5:00 p.m., and any time when Lerner Hall is open over academic recesses.

Low Library
Low Library

Low Library, one of the most iconic buildings on Columbia's Morningside Campus, provides a gorgeous backdrop to any event. Space at Low Library can be reserved by outside guests, but require a Columbia affiliate as a sponsor. 

Outdoor Spaces
Outdoor Spaces

Columbia University's campus is the perfect backdrop for your event. From open-air plazas, to shady, tree-lined courtyards, we have a space for every need. Outside guests can reserve outdoor space on campus for an event with the sponsorship of a Columbia affiliate.

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Saint Paul's Chapel

This beautifully detailed and recently-restored chapel will provide a beautiful backdrop to any religious ceremony. The Chapel provides Catholic, Episcopal, and Hindu services throughout the academic year.

Our Services

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.