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Various Special Events Venues


Current Event COVID Protocols:

  • All external rental clients will sign the standard University COVID Waiver
  • There are no longer any COVID restrictions on attendance for External rental client events. You may have your event at 100% of the room capacity.
  • For Internal clients, the University is not capping your attendance at an event but you are strongly encouraged to socially distance your guests as much as possible.  
  • Assigned seating, while encouraged, is no longer required in Auer Performance Hall.
  • Hand sanitizer and sanitizing wipes will continue to be available in all event venues for clients and their guests to use while in the venue.
  • Food service is allowed as grab-and-go, plated meals or served buffets and should follow all relevant COVID public health guidance for food service.
    • Self-serve buffets may return for this fall with routine and frequent utensil change outs. We will update this webpage as we learn more.
  • Ice machines in our ballrooms may be used during events by ServSafe certified individuals only.

All policies and restrictions are subject to change in accordance with the Allen County Department of Health and/or the State of Indiana and/or CDC recommendations/restrictions.

The Office of Special Events offers a variety of services to the Purdue Fort Wayne Community. Event venues ranging from intimate meeting rooms to concert halls that seat 1500+ in an acoustically excellent and ADA friendly environment. Outdoor venues that can accommodate up to 10,000 of your guests as well as audio visual technology and support.

The Special Events Department offers these Rental Discounts:*

  • For returning clients in indoor venues: 10% off your venue rental
  • For Purdue Fort Wayne Faculty and Staff hosting a personal or family event in Walb Union or the Alumni Center: 10% off your venue rental.
  • IU, Purdue, IPFW and PFW Alumni renting the Alumni Center: 30% off your venue rental.

* Please note: These discounts are off of venue rental only and cannot be combined with any other discounts. 

Alumni Center Image  Athletic Center Fieldhouse

Box Office Image  Inddor Venues Image LA 159

Rhinehart Music Center Image  Walb Student Union Image

Outdoor Venues Image SCAN Children's Garden

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Quick Links

Event Scheduling Form Link

Request Venue Information

Event Scheduling Calendar

Event Payments

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AVTS Equipment Request Form

Parking Lot & Street Closure Information Form

Table & Chair Request Form

Special Events Customer Service Questionaire

Temporary Event Food Service Application