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Drew University offers beautiful and unique facilities that can accommodate events and meetings of various types and sizes! Spaces available for your upcoming conference, meetings, or special event range from multi-purpose rooms to stunning Greek Revival architecture to a multi-use athletics complex, and classroom spaces.
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Special Event and Meeting Spaces
Listed on the Federal and New Jersey Register of Historic Places, Mead Hall is a superb example of early 19th century American Greek Revival architecture. The entry portico, marble-floored foyer and ornate woodwork create an elegant setting for receptions of up to 200 people. Wendel Room and Founders Room on the main level offer gracious, light-filled space for meetings or special events.
S.W. Bowne Great Hall
Modeled after Oxford’s Christ Church hall (which was also replicated for Harry Potter’s Hogwarts), Drew’s Great Hall boasts a dramatic stone staircase, and magnificent wood-paneled hall with leaded-glass windows. The hall can accommodate up to 125 people for meetings and dinners. Please note that this building is not handicapped-accessible.
The Ehinger Center
The Ehinger Center has various meeting and social spaces available including Crawford Hall our large campus multi-purpose room and The Space where comedians, poets, and musicians often perform in our own version of a coffee house.
Athletic Center and Fields
William E. and Carol Simon Forum and Athletic Center
This facility offers two venues suitable for large scale events. The Baldwin Gym can accommodate 900 people with lecture-style seating or up to 300 people for a sit-down dinner. The gym is also ideal for a basketball practice or camp! The Forum field house is an ideal location for a gala event with 400 to 800 guests or a lecture for up to 2,000 people. The athletic center includes a swimming pool, tennis courts, fitness room, and baseball and turf fields.
Drew’s lighted all-weather polygrass field, Ranger Stadium, is home to the university’s soccer, lacrosse, and field hockey teams. There are also indoor and outdoor tennis courts — the outdoor courts are lighted to tournament specifications and feature a gazebo for spectators.
Drew also has irrigated baseball, softball, and practice fields, as well as indoor tennis, volleyball, racquetball, and squash courts.
The Drew Forest Preserve is a significant island of natural woodland in a sea of suburban development. The Forest Preserve has several sections and includes the Zuck Arboretum and Hepburn Woods. At least 120 different bird species have been observed, including spring and fall migrants, nesting birds, and raptors.
Center for the Arts
Concert Hall at Dorothy Young Center for the Arts
Inspired by the Berlin Philharmonic, this 433-seat hall is available for concerts or recitals, and increasingly in
demand for audio taping sessions. The advanced acoustics can be tuned using a reflector suspended above the hardwood stage and fabric panels throughout the house.
Contact us for information about these spaces or other facilities that might suit your event needs. Email: email@example.com
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The staff at Drew University is always punctual, courteous, and helpful before, during, and after our events. The facilities at Drew University are always very clean and prepped for our baseball events – the size of the indoor space also satisfies our needs. ”