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Update:

In accordance with the Illinois State mandate, masks are required on L&C campuses and vaccinations will be required for team members and students beginning Sept. 19. Visit www.lc.edu/coronavirus for information on submitting vaccine documentation and free testing on campus.

  • Facilities Rental

    Due to current standards set by the State of Illinois Resurgence Mitigation Plan, we are scheduling events on campus on a limited basis. All guests are required to wear face coverings both inside and outside the buildings on campus at all times. We continue to ask all guests to social distance by staying six feet apart. As a state-funded college, we have specific guidelines that we must follow compared to other commercial rental facilities. Lewis and Clark will continue to follow all state guidelines, which may include tighter restrictions if health and safety are at risk at any time. We are continuing to book events with these restrictions in place. Please reach out to our Campus Events Coordinator at CampusEvents@lc.edu or (618) 468-3270 with any questions about events.

    Choose L&C as the site for your next event. We offer full-service event hosting and catering* for corporate meetings, social gatherings and weddings.

    *All food at events must be provided by Bella Catering.

    Catering

    The professional Bella Catering staff and coordinators will be available to help you plan your event from start to finish and to tend to you and your guests to ensure a quality event that is sure to be remembered with delicious food and drinks in a beautiful space. For rental and catering information, visit bellamilanos.com/catering or call (618) 655-5360.

    The Commons

    The Commons

    The Commons, located on L&C's Godfrey campus, seats up to 550 people (dining) and rents for $850, plus the cost of catering, which is provided by Bella Catering.
    *Ask about theater style seating.

    The room has a dance floor and is equipped with a computer projection system and two large screens for showing slideshows, DVDs, etc.

    The stage will seat a maximum of 20 people for a head table. There is a Steinway grand piano in the room that can be rented for $100. Contact the Music Department if interested in using the piano for an event.

    The room will be set up according to renters' instructions with 6-foot round tables or 8-foot rectangle tables and cleaned after the event for no additional charge.

    Floor Plans

    The Commons
    300 seats
    350 seats
    400 seats
    450 seats
    500 seats

    Benjamin Godfrey Memorial Chapel

    Benjamin Godfrey Memorial ChapelThe Benjamin Godfrey Memorial Chapel was built in 1854. In 1979, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in Illinois as “one of the six most authentic copies of New England church architecture beyond the Northeastern United States." Some of the original panes of glass remain in the windows.

    There are two aisles in the chapel with no center aisle. It seats 250 people and rents for $400 for weddings. This includes one hour for rehearsal and four hours for the wedding.

    Renters will have to provide their own officiant for the ceremony. The grand piano can be used for an additional $100 fee. Contact the Music Department if interested in using the piano for an event. The organ cannot be used unless played by a member of the Lewis & Clark Music Department.

    Renters may use the restrooms in the chapel basement for dressing. No other rooms in the chapel are available for rental or use.

    No food or drinks are allowed. Also, individuals are not allowed to bring alcoholic beverages on campus.

    Availability

    The Chapel has limited availability for rental and is only available during the periods of May 15 – August 22 and December 25 – January 2.

    Trimpe Building (Advanced Technology Center) 

    Trimpe ATC

    The Advanced Technology Center (ATC) in the Trimpe Building on L&C's Godfrey campus seats 200 people and rents for $550, plus the cost of catering, which is provided by the Bella Catering.

    Raised theater-style seating is available for 187 people. This room is equipped with a computer projection system and a screen for showing slideshows, DVDs, etc.

    The stage in the room is retractable. There is no dance floor. The room will be set up according to renters' instructions with 6-foot round or 8-foot rectangle tables and cleaned after the event for no additional charge.

    Floor Plans

    Trimpe ATC  

    Hatheway Rentals

    Ann Whitney Olin TheatreHatheway Cultural Center hosts performers, entertainers and educators from all over the world, including the National Band of New Zealand, Phoenix Boys Choir, the U.S. Navy Commodores and the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra. The St. Louis Ballet Company has performed here frequently, along with numerous regional dance studios. Dramatic works and musical such as "The Crucible," "Bitterroot" and "Kiss Me Kate" have also been staged here.

    In addition to national and international performers, we showcase high school, collegiate, and community musical ensembles, and serve as a venue for community events, such as the Cooking Show, which takes place annually on the stage of Ann Whitney Olin Theatre.

    Since the building's renovation and re-dedication in 2011, we have added a multipurpose room (formerly a gymnasium) that is available to rent for wedding receptions and a variety of other events.

    Hatheway Gallery

    Areas for rent in Hatheway include:

    • Auditorium
    • Pool
    • Banquet room
    • Reception room
    • Lobby
    • Multipurpose room

    Additional Info

    Seating chart
    Production specs
    Catering Information

    Leclaire Room at N.O. Nelson

    Leclaire Room

    The historic Leclaire Room on the N.O. Nelson Campus in Edwardsville is the perfect location for your next event and can accommodate up to 280 guests. With its exposed ceiling, large windows, natural light, spacious atrium and pristine grounds, The Leclaire Room is the perfect setting for any wedding reception, fundraiser, class reunion or celebration. 

    This room is equipped with a computer projection system and double screens for displaying your presentation or memories. Choose your own room layout with 72” round or 8’ long tables along with dance floor availability, special tables and all the finishing touches that make your event unique.