Aurora University

Event Spaces

We offer a variety of spaces for your event and meeting needs.

Event Space Type Theater Conference Banquet Catering?
Class of 1965 Living Room Multi-purpose - - - Yes
Crimi Atrium Multi-purpose - - - Limited
Crimi Auditorium Large venue 500 - - N/A
Dunham Atrium Multi-purpose - - - Limited
Lowry Chapel Multi-purpose 55 - - N/A
Perry Atrium Multi-purpose - - 64 Limited
Perry Theatre Theater 198 - - N/A
Spartan Spot Multi-purpose - - 125 Yes
University Banquet Hall (UBH) Multi-purpose 250 - 175-200 Yes
Tapper Recital Hall Theater 80 - - N/A
Trumbo Family Dining Room Dining room - - 20 Yes
Wackerlin Center Multi-purpose - - - Limited
Welcome Center Gallery Multi-purpose - - 48 Yes
Conference Rooms Capacity Catering?
Eckhart 306 13 Limited
Homer Easley Education Center 42 Limited
Institute 213 10 Limited
Spartan Spot Conference Room 15 Limited
Tucker Room 16 Limited
Outdoor Spaces Capacity Catering?
Bedrosian Plaza 150 Yes
Quadrangle 2000 Yes
Spartan Terrace 200 Yes

Bedrosian Plaza

Bedrosian Plaza

Located at the entrance way of Alumni Hall and Thornton Gymnasium, this small paved space can be utilized for social events, a small music performance, informational booths and more (weather permitting). In case of inclement weather, an indoor location should be available and reserved.

Capacity: 150

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Class of 1965 Living Room

Class of 1965 Living Room

Named in honor of the Aurora College Class of 1965, this living room space, in the Hill Welcome Center, can be utilized for receptions, gatherings and discussions. The space is home to a 1901 Steinway B player piano. This space can be used in conjunction with the Welcome Center Gallery for larger events.

Capacity: 30

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Crimi Atrium

Crimi Atrium

Crimi Atrium serves as the main entrance for the Institute for Collaboration. This space can be used for pre-event and post-event light receptions, registration stations, and informational tables.

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Crimi Auditorium

Crimi Auditorium

Crimi Auditorium in the Institute for Collaboration includes 500 seats on the floor and balcony, a state-of-the-art audio/visual system, and the 1,230-pipe, custom-designed Opus 119 organ. The auditorium is named in recognition of James E. Crimi, Aurora College president from 1962 to 1973, and his wife, Pauline, both active leaders in the business and charitable life of the Aurora community.

Main Floor Seating: 320
Balcony Seating: 180

No food or drink allowed in the space.

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Dunham Atrium

Dunham Atrium

Located in Dunham Hall, this space can be used for informational tables and informal social events.

Set up: As-is

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Lowry Chapel

Lowry Chapel

Located on the third floor of Eckhart Hall, this space can be used for religious services, and faith based events. Faculty, staff, and students use this space for quiet reflection.

Theater Style Seating: 55

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Perry Atrium

Perry Atrium

This curved atrium space serves as the lobby for Perry Theatre. It provides a unique space for a pre-event or post-event light reception. The plaza outside is also available.

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Perry Theatre

Perry Theatre

Perry Theatre in the Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley Center for Cultural Enrichment includes a state-of-the-art stage with impressive lighting and sound systems. The theatre, attached to Stephens Hall, can accommodate an audience of 198 and provides an intimate setting for various types of events. It is named in honor of former Aurora College Dean Stanley H. Perry who, in addition to his teaching duties, directed college plays.

Seating: 198

No food or drink allowed in the space.

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Quadrangle

The Quad

At the heart of the Aurora University campus, the Quadrangle can host a myriad of outdoor events (weather permitting). In case of inclement weather, an indoor location should be available and reserved.

Capacity: 2,000

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Spartan Spot

Spartan Spot

Located in the lower level of Stephens Hall, this is an ideal space for student groups to host informal social events.

Capacity: 125

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Spartan Terrace

Spartan Terrace

Located on the west side of Alumni Hall facing Vago Field, this bricked terrace patio is ideal for outdoor catering, social events, performances and more (weather permitting). In case of inclement weather, an indoor location should be available and reserved.

Capacity: 200

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Tapper Recital Hall

Tapper Recital Hall

Tapper Recital Hall, located in the Hill Welcome Center, is an intimate theater space that includes state-of-the-art audio visual components. The space is named after Ethel W. Tapper, a teacher and dedicated mentor who shared her life with students, faculty, and staff at Aurora College for over three and a half decades.

Seating: 80

No food or drink allowed in the space.

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Trumbo Family Dining Room

Trumbo Family Dining Room

Located in the Hill Welcome Center, this room can be used for formal dining events, smaller banquet or recognition dinners, and pre- or post-event dinners. At the heart of the room is a custom made 25' x 4'4" cherry wood table. The space is dedicated to the memory of Mark and Marium Trumbo.

Seating: 20

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University Banquet Hall (UBH)

University Banquet Hall (UBH)

The University Banquet Hall is a multi-purpose event space that can be configured for conferences, dinners, lectures, performances, films and more. It is equipped with a state-of-the-art audio/visual system.

Banquet Seating: 175-200 (depending on configuration options)
Theater Style Seating: 250

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Wackerlin Center for Faith and Action

Wackerlin Center

Located on the southwest corner of campus at 430 S. Evanslawn Ave., this building’s unique design and natural setting create a retreat-like space where members of the AU community contemplate and discuss issues of faith, responsibility and leadership. The space can be used for picnics, small presentations/lectures, and discussion groups.

Set up: As-is

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Welcome Center Gallery

Welcome Center Gallery

The Welcome Center Gallery, a gift from the Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley, is a space in which prospective students receive their first glimpse of Aurora University. It can also be utilized for receptions, banquets, or educational and informational fairs. This space can be used in conjunction with the Class of 1965 Living Room for larger events.

Banquet Seating: 48

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