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Kenyon College

Eaton Center North
209 Chase Avenue
Gambier, Ohio 43022 USA

Kenyon College

Eaton Center North
209 Chase Avenue

Gambier, Ohio 43022

1000Largest Group
90Meeting Rooms
1000Overnight Guests
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  • College GatesCollege Gates
  • Campus shotCampus shot
  • Peirce Great HallPeirce Great Hall
  • Alumni HallAlumni Hall
  • Thomas HallThomas Hall
  • Peirce PubPeirce Pub
  • Kenyon Athletic CenterKenyon Athletic Center
  • Barret A. Toan Indoor TrackBarret A. Toan Indoor Track
  • Tomsich ArenaTomsich Arena
  • Beulah Kahler TheaterBeulah Kahler Theater
  • Study LoungeStudy Lounge
  • Middle PathMiddle Path
  • Campbell Meeker Seminar RoomCampbell Meeker Seminar Room
  • Sunset Seminar RoomSunset Seminar Room
  • Franklin Miller Lecture HallFranklin Miller Lecture Hall
  • Philomathesian HallPhilomathesian Hall
  • Middle Ground CafeMiddle Ground Cafe
  • Brandi Recital HallBrandi Recital Hall
  • Bolton TheaterBolton Theater
  • Evans Seminar RoomEvans Seminar Room
  • Overview
  • Event Spaces
  • Accommodations
  • Dining
Founded in 1824, Kenyon is the oldest private college in Ohio. Considered to be one of the country’s most beautiful campuses, this thousand-acre campus is on the National Register of Historic Places. Click here to read our brochure and learn more about our incredible Gambier event venue. Consider incorporating a piece of history into your conference when you hold your next corporate gathering at one of Kenyon College’s Ohio event venues.

Kenyon offers excellent facilities, outstanding services, and an attractive location for conferences, camps, weddings and retreats.

Facilities are available for rental on a limited basis by individuals or outside organizations when students are in residence. The majority of use by outside organizations takes place in the summer, fall and spring break periods.

Nearby Cities & Number of Miles:
Columbus, OH (45 miles)
Nearest Airport/ Number of Minutes:
Port Columbus Int'l Airport / 60
Public Transportation Options:
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Room Type(s):
Residence Halls, Suite/Apartment Style
Bath Type(s):
Private, Shared, Communal
ADA Accessible:
Largest Group:
Number of Meeting & Event Rooms:
Largest Classroom Style:
Olin Auditorium 69
Largest Theatre Style:
Rosse Hall 612
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Must Use In-house Catering:
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Ideally Suited For:
Adult Social Event
Corporate Social Events
Family Reunion
Leisure travel
Professional Meeting/Training/Conference/Retreat
Wedding Ceremony/Reception
Youth Retreat/Camp

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Event Spaces

Meeting RoomDescriptionsSquare Footage
Ascension Hall Dating back to 1859, Ascension Hall, is just one of the Victorian Gothic castle-like structures that dominates campus. In total, it acts as home  to ten classrooms, as well as the cosy Nu Pi Kappa, a third-floor study lounge complete with comfortable furniture, and Philomethesian, a medium-sized lecture-hall. 

Black Box Theater In its new north campus home, the Black Box Theatre  is a great open space for goups to perform or  meet. Due to its proximity to the North Campus Apartments, this also acts a suitable space for groups to check-in/out in an air-conditioned envioronment. 

Bolton Dance Studio  Complete with wall-wall mirrors and conveniently located in the heart of south campus, Bolton Dance Studio provides a wonderful space for dance or music workshops. 

Bolton Theater Bolton Theater is the second-largest professional theatre space on-campus. Host to a wide variety of proffessional-grade student work during the academic year, this is the perfect space for a group interested in dramatic performances, showcases, or discussions. 

Brown Family Environmental Center The Brown Family Environmental Center, commonly known as the BFEC (pronounced "bee-fek"), lies a stones throw away from the village center. During your visit, explore 480 acres of woodlands, hiking trails, prairie habitats and gardens. The breathtaking natural beauty makes a perfect backdrop for wedding receptions, birthday parties or even educational tours, which can check in at the visitors' center. Or if it's relaxation you are after, opt for a lazy day of river tubing on the Kokosing, one of Ohio's State Scenic Rivers, or a gentle bike ride down the Kokosing Gap Trail

Chapel Built between 1869 and  1871, the Church of the Holy Spirit lifts its steeple high above south campus. It is a nonesectarian church, complete with an array of stunning stained-glass and functioning bells, making it the perfect backdrop for weddings, christenings or any other ceremonies you have in mind. 

Colburn Hall Enclosed in beautiful red-brick and situated adjacent to the historic Bexley Hall,  Colburn Hall used to serve as the College's Seminary library. However, newly renovated, it acts as a multi-functional events hall complete with high ceilings and a stage area that is perfect for a DJ. It is conveniently located next to the North Campus Apartments and makes the perfect space for after-parties or other celebratory events. 

Davis House Seminar Room

Edelstein House Conference Room

Cheever Seminar Room

Gund Commons Ballroom

Gund Commons Game Room

Gund Gallery

Hayes Hall

Higley Auditorium

Hill Theater

Horn Gallery

Horvitz Hall

Kenyon Athletic Center

O'Connor House

Outdoor Athletic Fields

Peirce Hall

Rosse Hall

Samuel Mather Hall

Brandi Recital Hall

Weaver Cottage

Ransom Lawn


Facility# of Rooms# of BedsRoom TypeBath TypeA/C
Bushnell Residence Hall 30 (4 Singles, 24 Doubles, 1 Triple) 55 Residence Halls Communal no
Gund Residence Hall 44 (3 Singles, 41 Doubles) 85 Residence Halls Communal no
Leonard Residence Hall 83 (20 Doubles, 55 Singles) 89 Residence Halls Communal no
Manning Residence Hall 30 (4 Singles, 24 Doubles, 2 Triples) 58 Residence Halls Communal no
Mather Residence Hall 96 (16 Singles, 71 Doubles, 9 Triples) 185 Residence Halls Communal yes
McBride Residence Hall 94 (16 Singles, 69 Doubles, 9 Triples) 181 Residence Halls Communal yes
New Apartments 108 (24 4-person apts, 8 6-person apts) 144 Suite/Apartment Style Shared yes
North Campus Apartments 185 (46 4-person apts, 6 8-person apts) 232 Suite/Apartment Style Private yes
Norton Residence Hall 47 (14 Singles, 33 Doubles) 80 Residence Halls Communal no
Old Kenyon Residence Hall 95 (44 Singles, 49 Doubles, 2 Triple) 148 Residence Halls Communal no
Taft Cottages 36 (12 4-person apts) 48 Suite/Apartment Style Private no
Watson Residence Hall 29 (17 Singles, 12 Doubles) 41 Residence Halls Communal no
Weaver Cottage 4 4 Suite/Apartment Style Shared no
Caples Residence Hall 98 (50 Doubles, 48 Singles) 148 Residence Halls Communal yes
Hanna Residence Hall 34 (2 Singles, 17 Doubles, 15 Triples) 81 Residence Halls Communal no
Lewis Residence Hall 47 (14 Singles, 33 Doubles) 78 Residence Halls Communal no
Kenyon Inn 30 Hotel Private yes


  • Servery of Peirce Dining Hall
    Peirce Dining Hall
    Peirce Hall is the destination dining hall for the Kenyon Community. An all-you-care to eat facility, Peirce offers all guests a menu focused around the fresh, local produce, dairy, grains and proteins. Purchasing over 42% of our products locally, we have built and maintained strong relationships within Gambier and the surrounding communities. We welcome you to join us and enjoy all the great meals that Peirce has to offer.
  • Kenyon Inn Restaurant
    Enjoy Knox County's only 4-star dining in an elegant yet relaxed atmosphere. Sample fine wines, and end your meal with a créme bruleé "to die for." And yes: we intentionally ended the previous sentence on a preposition... we are a literary place, after all!
  • The Gambier Deli
    A New York style deli on the campus of Kenyon College.
  • The Village Inn
    With its comfortable front-room booths and gleaming bar,The Village Inn offers sandwiches, salads, entreés and bar service.
    >>> menu (PDF)
  • The Village Market
    A small market with a recently expanded deli located in Gambier.