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Event Services

Looking for a Place to Hold an Event?

Mount Vernon Nazarene University's facilities can be rented by the public for a wide variety of occasions. From groups as small as 8 to larger than 2,600, MVNU has a venue to fit your needs for:

  • Banquets
  • Weddings & Receptions
  • Summer camps with housing
  • Theater productions
  • Retreats
  • Conferences
  • Meetings
  • Professional development
  • Athletic tournaments
  • And much more!

Popular Facilities

Foster Hall in Ariel Arena - From small to large groups, Foster Hall is an ideal space for informal or formal gatherings.

R.R. Hodges Chapel/Auditorium - With 1,803 seats and five spaces for wheelchairs, the chapel/auditorium is one of our most requested venues on campus.

The Gathering Place on 425 S.Edgewood Road - Our newest venue is perfect for all-day meetings, conferences, and retreats.

Summer Housing

MVNU has 235 dorm rooms with two single beds per room and 100 apartments that hold six people per apartment. Housing is handicap accessible with a few locations that provide amenities for those in a wheelchair.


Pioneer College Catering, our dining facilities contractor, also provides event catering services for groups of 30 or more for all your food and beverage needs. They can accommodate gluten-free, food allergies, and other dietary needs.

Handicap Accessibilities

All campus buildings are handicap accessible. However, the second floor of Founders Hall is an exception.

Contact Us!

Let our Event Services team help you select the perfect venue for your needs! We can’t wait to host your event on our beautiful campus.

Click here to make a payment for MVNU facility reservations for which you have made prior arrangements with the Campus Events Office.

Mount Vernon Grand Hotel

Need somewhere to rest your head? The Grand is the perfect location for your next stay. Located at 12 Public Square in downtown Mount Vernon, the five-story, Victorian hotel is owned and operated by Mount Vernon Nazarene University and offers 46 exquisite rooms, a breathtaking parlor, and continental breakfast for all guests.

For reservations, visit or call 1-844-700-1717


Located in Mount Vernon, Ohio, just 40 minutes north of Columbus, MVNU's 327-acre campus is the perfect location for your next conference, summer camp, business meeting, banquet, or reception. Our comfortable and inviting facilities can accommodate groups as small as 10 or as large as 1,000. Let us be part of your next event! Our event services staff is here to help you every step of the way.

The MVNU campus is alcohol and smoke free.

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