Space Descriptions

Alverno offers a variety of formal and casual rooms for conferences, meetings and life cycle celebrations  (i.e., bridal/baby showers, quinceañeras, wedding receptions and retirement parties.)

2015 Rental Rates ‌(pdf)

Bucyrus Conference Center 

An elegant, two-story glass-enclosed rotunda with a brilliantly colored terrazzo floor serves as the Conference Center entry way.

The 5,100 square-foot carpeted Center holds up to 300 in banquet style and 400 in theatre style seating. The room can be divided into four separate sections for those smaller or more intimate events.

La Verna Commons 

Located in the newly renovated Founders Hall this 6,685 sq. ft. room is spacious and inviting. The outdoor courtyard and lobby entrance creates an intimate atmosphere for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres as a prelude to your special event. The La Verna Commons comfortably seats up to 350 people for banquets.

Meeting Rooms

Alverno's classrooms and meeting room spaces can accommodate anywhere from 6-100 people.  If your large conference needs smaller break-out rooms, we will work with you to design the best room set-up and provide audio visual equipment and catering services in each room. The majority of rooms are equipped with rectangular tables and chairs.

Caroline S. Mark Galleria 

Overlooking Reiman Plaza, the second floor of our elegant, two-story glass-enclosed rotunda serves as an attractive location for cocktail receptions, rehearsal dinners or small cocktail receptions for 30-50 people.

Chapel of Mary Immaculate

The chapel is available for faith based weddings of alumnae, current degree students and Alverno employees.  Wedding ceremonies on campus are held in the Chapel. Location exceptions may be made due to the religious tradition(s) of the couple.

Wedding Guidelines (pdf)
Wedding Request Form (pdf)

Overnight Accommodations

For out of town conference guests, Alverno offers summer lodging for up to 150 people between two residence halls.


To find out how Alverno can make your event enjoyable and hassle-free or to schedule a tour, call 414-382-6159 or e-mail