Conferences & Events
The Office of Conferences & Events offers a variety of meeting and reception areas with capacity for small and large seminars, meetings, concerts, camps, and workshops. We can accommodate events with anywhere from 10 to 1360 guests. Catering services are also available, including full service, buffet and casual catering. We also provide an event calendar that you can access in the link section.
- Facility Rates
- Facility Usage Guidelines
- Request Technical Services
- Request Interpreting Services
- Summer Camps & Conferences Submission Form
- Sponsored Events
- Schaeffer Guest Rooms
- Campus Venue Contacts
- Our Clients
If your event requires catering contact Aramark at 828.3287005 to make all necessary arrangements. Aramark needs at least 10 days notice for catering requests. Dining hall plates and utensils must be returned to dining hall after your meeting.
Alcoholic beverages are not permitted on campus without prior approval from the Vice President and Dean of Students. The forms may be picked up at the Conferences and Events office.
If your event involves a guest speaker or entertainers of any sort, you are responsible for the actions of your guests. You are also responsible for any contractual requests made by your guests. If your event requires equipment beyond what the college can provide, you are responsible for renting or securing that equipment. You are responsible for fees if excessive cleanup is necessary after your event. Glitter and confetti are prohibited. You must remove all decorations after your event. As a consideration to others, if you change the room arrangement, please return the room to its original condition after your event.
If your event requires an interpreter for deaf or hard-of-hearing guests, please contact Support Services for Deaf & Hard of Hearing at 828.328.7298 or complete the Request for Interpreting Services Form.
If your event requires equipment beyond what the college can provide, you are responsible for renting or securing that equipment.
Smoking is not permitted in any Lenoir-Rhyne University facility.
If you hang flyers to advertise your event, it is your responsibility to remove those flyers (on campus as well as throughout town) after your event. Flyers must not be placed on glass surfaces. The Student Affairs Office must approve all flyers for on-campus advertising.
A Request for Technical Services Form must be completed for all events in the P.E. Monroe Auditorium and Belk Centrum. Also complete this form if your event requires technical support in other areas of campus. You must detail and list any and all technical needs including, but not limited to microphones, lighting, video, film, overhead, music, tables, chairs, etc. The Campus Technical Director must receive the form no less than two weeks before event.
Sponsored Events are those in which an outside group requests through a LRU College /School or Organization for their assistance with and to use LR’s facilities for their event. A Sponsored Event Form must be completed.
Lenoir-Rhyne University Conferences & Events is proud of its partnership with the Greater Hickory community and our growing list of clients.
Adkins Dance Studio
Ann & Amy's School of Dance
Ann Freeman Dance Academy
Auditory Learning Center
Catawba County Schools
Christian Community Outreach Ministries
East Burke High School Class Reunion
Hickory Community Concert Association
Kaplan Test Prep, Inc.
Lamberth Academy of Dance
Law Enforcement Career Development, Inc.
Lighten Up Ministries
Little Miss North Carolina Pageant
Living Arts for Students
Miss Hickory Scholarship Pageant
Miss Treva's School of Dance
Ms. Donna's School of Dance
N.C. Clogging Competition
N.C. Baptist All-State Youth Choir
N.C. Democratic Party
N.C. Department of Revenue
N.C. Teacher Academy
N.C. Women of the ELCA
On Stage America
Pastor Bill Mitcham
St. Luke's Confirmation Camp
Ten Star All Star Basketball Camp
The Super Scientific Circus
Thornburg & Associates
University of South Carolina
US Postal Service