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Space Descriptions

Event & Space Coordination

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


Sister Joel Read Center

An elegant, two-story glass-enclosed rotunda with a brilliantly colored terrazzo floor serves as the entry way.  The Sister Joel Read Center houses the Caroline S. Mark Galleria, first floor Rotunda reception area, the Bucyrus Conference Center and Alumnae Hall.

Caroline S. Mark Galleria 

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

Bucyrus Conference Center 

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.  The use of the first floor rotunda may be used for receptions, registration, etc. and is included in the rental price for the Bucyrus Conference Center.

Alumnae Hall

This carpeted meeting room accommodates 48 people in banquet style seating or 75 people in a cocktail reception arrangement.  This room also serves as a breakout area for the Bucyrus Conference Center.

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 400 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.

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.


Overnight Accommodations

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

Theatres and Recital Halls

The Alverno College campus has two proscenium theatres and one traditional music recital hall.  

Pitman Theatre

Built in 1953, Pitman Theatre is a traditional proscenium theater with fly space. The proscenium opening is 40' wide by 21' high. When fully masked the playing space is about 36' wide by 24' deep. The stage floor is sprung maple painted black. The theatre also has an orchestra pit that extends beyond the Apron 8' and covered.
Seating capacity is 930. The main floor is handicapped accessible; the balcony is not. Parking is available in the lot adjacent to the Theatre. Pitman Theatre is not air conditioned. 

Alponsa Recital Hall

This traditional music recital hall has a seating capacity of 175.



To find out how Alverno can make your event enjoyable and hassle-free or to schedule a tour, call 414-382-6093 or e-mail