Customizable spaces for any occasion.
The venues at Stephens College are some of the oldest event spaces in Columbia, MO. The college itself was founded in 1833 with each of its historic venues built in the years following.
Venues can be rented individually or as a whole based on the needs of your event. With each rental comes an event coordinator and the option to customize your event venue package to include catering, service staff, and more.
Built in 1938 and since restored, Kimball Ballroom is our largest venue, capable of seating up to 350 guests. Cream-colored walls, floor to ceiling windows, and elegant gold chandeliers offer stunning backdrops. Connected with full AV and programmable lights, this space allows for total customization. The ballroom’s second floor balcony will allow your photographer to shoot a birds-eye view of the celebration. Kimball Ballroom has popularly been selected as a space for galas, weddings, and fundraisers because it is capable of hosting any style of event.
Firestone Baars Chapel
When you approach Firestone Baars Chapel, your eyes are immediately drawn to the unique stained glass windows and doors. Once inside, you will see that the chapel is intimately designed with the pews quite literally surrounding the heart of the chapel with a raised platform for ceremonies or services. The beautiful wooden architecture is the concept of Eero Saarinen, designer of The Gateway Arch in St. Louis. Though intimate, at full capacity the chapel seats up to 350 guests.
Historic Senior Hall
A board room, recital hall, and four parlors make Senior Hall one of the most flexible venues on campus. Built in 1841, the hall’s hardwoods and rich colors reflect the grand interiors of the Victorian era. Senior Hall was once home to the dormitories of Stephens College. Students once lounged in the stately parlors, still furnished with vintage decor. The spaces within Senior Hall can be rented individually or as a whole, giving guests the opportunity to mingle during a cocktail hour in the parlors until the reception in the recital hall.
If you are interested in renting one or more of the venues at Stephens College, contact our event coordinator today! Stay tuned to our blog for more information on our venues, including the nontraditional outdoor spaces perfect for fall rentals.