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Seattle University

Event Types Welcomed

  • Adult Social Events
  • Corporate Social Events
  • Family Reunions
  • Leisure Travel
  • Professional Meeting / Training / Conference / Retreats
  • Youth Parties
  • Youth Retreat/Camps


Seattle University is a lovely, naturally landscaped 48-acre urban campus in the First Hill neighborhood, recognized as a “Washington State Backyard Sanctuary.” Situated on the doorstep of Seattle’s downtown core, the university offers easy access on foot or by bus/light rail/streetcar to shopping and restaurants. Our Seattle venue is sure to impress your guests with a memorable experience! Read below to learn more about Seattle University’s phenomenal spaces for your next business meeting, conference, or special event in Seattle, Washington.

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Meeting & Event Spaces

  • Max Capacity: 700 guests
  • Largest Classroom Style: 500
  • Largest Theatre Style: 700
  • Largest Auditorium Seating: 421
  • Largest Seated Reception: 450
  • Largest Standing Reception: 800
  • Maximum Casual Dining Seating: 399
  • Academic Year Largest Group: yes
Campion Ballroom
Campion Ballroom is one of our largest indoor spaces. This multipurpose venue can comfortably accommodate anywhere from 300-700 guests depending on the event. The ballroom is located on the first level of the Campion Hall.
  • 6501 Sq. Ft.
  • 400 Banquet Style
  • 250 Classroom Style
  • 600 Theatre Style
  • 400 Conference Style
Casey Commons
Located on the fifth floor of the Casey building, Casey Commons is ideal for medium sized banquets, meetings, and trainings. Converted from a former campus eatery, this spacious option is close in proximity to several smaller conference rooms, and the Casey Atrium.
  • 1910 Sq. Ft.
  • 80 Banquet Style
  • 50 Classroom Style
  • 104 Theatre Style
  • 35 Hollow Square Space Style
Bannan Auditorium
Located in the Bannan building, Bannan Auditorium is also near the Bannan Arboretum and many classrooms. This smaller auditorium is a perfect option for lectures and trainings. The auditorium is equipped with a screen, projector, and in-house sound system.
  • 1085 Sq. Ft.
  • 84 Theatre Style
Library Boeing Room
The Boeing Room is located on the first floor of the Lemieux Library and McGoldrick Learning Commons. As one of our more flexible spaces, and with excellent, state-of-the-art technology, the Boeing Room is a wonderful option for meetings and trainings. The room is equipped with three screens and projectors, an in-house sound system, and a document camera.
  • 2108 Sq. Ft.
  • 48 Classroom Style
  • 64 Theatre Style
Campion Lounge
Campion Hall is on the south side of campus, across the street from the Lemieux Library and next to the Archbishop Murphy Apartments. This 12-story building houses approximately 650 residents who enjoy beautiful views of Seattle, Elliott Bay, and the Olympic or Cascade mountain ranges from its 12th floor study lounge and computer lab.

All floors have lounges as well as a kitchenette. Rooms contain modular furniture and micro-fridges (combination microwave/mini-fridge).
Student Center Hearth
The Hearth is located on the first floor of the Student Center. This open space is a common option for smaller shows and medium-sized receptions, as well as club and job fairs on campus.
Pigott Auditorium
Pigott Auditorium is the largest auditorium on the Seattle University campus. This auditorium can accommodate up to 411 guests.
  • 3994 Sq. Ft.
  • 411 Theatre Style
Casey Atrium
Casey Atrium is located in the Casey Building on the upper mall on the west side of campus. The floor-to-ceiling windows bring natural light into the atrium; just off the first floor entrance, this beautiful space is an excellent place to host a reception.
  • 56 Banquet Style
  • 65 Theatre Style
Wyckoff Auditorium
Wyckoff Auditorium is located on the second floor of the engineering building. This medium-sized auditorium is great for film showings, lectures, and trainings. Wyckoff Auditorium pairs well with the Engineering Gallery located directly below for presentations and receptions.
  • 1457 Sq. Ft.
  • 98 Theatre Style
Vachon Room
The Vachon Room in the Fine Arts Building was converted from a studio theatre to a dedicated gallery in 2009 and has since shown a mix of student, faculty, and guest artist exhibitions. Curated by Fine Arts faculty, this gallery has quickly emerged as a dynamic facility for artistic study and practice.
  • 64 Banquet Style
  • 60 Classroom Style
  • 224 Conference Style
PACCAR Atrium is located in the Pigott building. PACCAR Atrium is our largest reception space and is home to the Bottom Line Cafe and our stunning Chihuly glass sculpture, "Accendo". Entrances to various classroom spaces and Pigott Auditorium are also located in the Atrium.
  • 56 Banquet Style

Food & Beverage Options

Cherry Street Market
Conference guest meals are served in the Cherry Street Market, a food court located on the second floor of the Student Center. The spacious dining area has large windows with views of Mount Rainier. Guests may choose from a selection of healthy, nutritional and freshly prepared menu items, prepared at various stations. Vegetarian entrees are available at each meal. Other dietary needs can be accommodated with advance notice.
  • Seating Capacity: 650

Catering options

Bon Appétit
Seattle University's food service is catered by Bon Appétit, a premier on-site restaurant company. Bon Appétit is passionate about serving fresh, wholesome, delicious food, prepared from scratch, using the finest ingredients. Bold flavors, tempting presentation and friendly service are the company's hallmarks. In addition to a conference meal plan, catered meals are also available. Bon Appétit's catering services at Seattle University range from breakfast baskets to hors d'oeuvres, elegant served meals to beautiful buffets. Bon Appétit specializes in high-quality customized menus for all occasions. The Catering Coordinator will work directly with you to plan menus within your budget and provide you with a written estimate. Please contact Catering directly at or by phone (206) 296-6312, or by fax (206) 296-6309.


  • Total Number of Overnight Guests: 1250
  • Number of Overnight Rooms: 500
  • Wi-Fi in Guest Rooms: Yes
  • Wi-Fi Guest Room Cost : Free
Overnight Room Attributes
  • 24-hour check-in
  • Business Services
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • Linens Provided
  • Kitchen Available
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Soap
  • Towels
  • Washer/Dryer
  • WiFi


Archbishop Murphy Apartments
Studio, with separate bathroom. One-bedroom, with two beds and living room. Townhouse, with two single bedrooms and living room. Quad, with four single bedrooms, two bathrooms, and living room
Residence Hall Lodging
Seattle University has three standard campus residence halls: Bellarmine Hall, Campion Tower, and Xavier Hall. All residence halls feature these complimentary amenities: Free parking for the duration of your stay Telephone with local privileges High-speed internet access (connect your own computer to our wireless network on campus, with a cable in your bedroom, or use one of our computers in our in-building lab) Concierge services at our desks; our staff will research routes, print maps, and give you all kinds of resources and information upon request
Deluxe Residence Hall-Chardin
Chardin Hall is located on the south side of campus adjacent to Campion hall. It could accomondate up to four-person in the two double rooms adjoined by a private bathroom. Residents have access to a multimedia education center complete with computer lab, study lounge, and private study rooms. Each floor has student lounges and full kitchens. Cable TV and a micro-fridge are also provided in each room.

Featured Amenities

  • Bus - Shuttle, Public Bus Access Bus
  • Business Center
  • Eco-Friendly
  • Fitness Center Fitness Center
  • Golf Course Golf
  • In-House Catering
  • Laundry
  • Linens
  • Near Public Transit
  • Outdoor Space
  • Overnight Rooms
  • Paid Parking
  • Running Trails
  • Sports Facilities
  • Taxi
  • Theater Seating
  • WiFi

Venue Location + Transportation


901 12th Avenue,
Seattle, Washington 98122-1090


  • BusBus
  • LyftLyft
  • MetroMetro
  • TaxiTaxi
  • TrainTrain
  • UberUber

Nearby Airport

  • Sea-Tac International - 20 minutes

Nearby International Airport

  • Sea-Tac International - 20 minutes


  • Onsite Parking: Yes

Nearby Cities

Vancouver, BC – 140 | Tacoma, WA – 35 | Portland, OR – 170

Things to Know


  • Must Use In-house Catering: Yes
  • External Catering Allowed: No
  • Can Bring in Own Food: no
  • Cultural Catering Available: Yes
  • Food and Beverage Onsite: Yes


Seattle University has state-of-the-art technical equipment, projection, amplification and document cameras. Campus-wide wireless network, telephones, and hi-speed Ethernet in sleeping rooms is also included.

  • Guest Wi-Fi: Free
  • Onsite Tech Support: Yes
  • Wi-Fi in meeting space: Yes
  • Equipment Available On-Site:
    • Projector Screen
    • Microphones
    • Sound System

Venue Policies

  • Alcohol Consumption: Yes
  • Smoking Permitted: no
  • Cannabis Industry-Friendly: No
  • Cannabis Consumption: No
  • Eco Friendly: Yes
  • Family Friendly: No
  • Pet Friendly: No