Event Facilities & Rentals

A Place to Belong. A Person to Become.

In search of a unique setting for a special occasion? Whether you are looking for a place to gather with friends and family, mingle with colleagues and peers or say “I do” or “We can,” Hanover College is the ideal location. Centrally located between Indianapolis, Louisville and Cincinnati, Hanover’s beautiful campus provides a great getaway and scenic backdrop for formal and informal events with spaces available to host gatherings from five to several hundred people.

Hanover’s event-space options include:

Brown Campus Center Dining Room

The main dining room in the J. Graham Brown Campus Center offers elegant space for everything from wedding receptions and high school proms to award ceremonies, auctions and live entertainment. The dining room seats more than 300 people with space for staging, audio/video equipment and a dance floor, along with additional seating space in the nearby lobby and patio.

Seating capacity: 342
Cost: $1900

Includes: restrooms, sound system and projection screen, patio seating

Brown Memorial Chapel

Brown Memorial Chapel provides a serene, spiritual setting for various events such as intimate gatherings, lectures, vocal/instrumental recitals and much more. The historic campus chapel, completed in 1955, features variable seating for 100 people and chancel, all surrounded by beautiful stained-glass windows.

Seating capacity: 100
Cost: $400

Includes: restroom, changing room and piano

Josephine Ogle Conference Center

The Ogle Center is an ideal gathering spot for single-day and overnight meetings, seminars and social gatherings. The primary seating area includes space for 75 people, but can be divided into two separate rooms, and also includes an adjacent patio area.

Seating capacity: 75
Cost: $400

Includes: restrooms, sound system and projection screen, white boards, kitchenette, patio seating

The Shoebox

The Shoebox is an ideal place for an informal gathering of coworkers, friends or family. The “pub-like” setting is a perfect venue for everything from watching the big game or that must-see show or an intimate spot for karaoke, live music or even comedy. The Shoebox, with space for 50 people, also includes an outdoor seating area and menu offering such as burgers, wings, quesadillas, salads, shakes and more! [Beer and wine are available to those 21 years of age and older.]

Seating capacity: 50
Cost: $500 (Mondays only during the academic year, or June thru August during summer)

Includes: restrooms, sound system and projection screen, patio seating

The Point

One of the most-scenic vistas in southern Indiana, The Point is 3-acre outdoor space perched high above the Ohio River valley. Perfect for everything from a family reunion or corporate dinner to a musical performance or outdoor movie night, The Point features a grass-covered lawn as well as a centrally located large concrete pad, ideal for meal and beverage service, stage or screen.

Seating capacity: hundreds
Cost: $500

Fitzgibbon Recital Hall

Looking for a great location to host a key presentation, awards ceremony, movie night or even a dance recital or musical performance? Fitzgibbon Recital Hall’s tiered seating comfortably accommodates nearly 350 spectators.

Seating capacity: 345
Cost: $750

Includes: restrooms, sound system and projection screen


All food and beverage services on Hanover’s campus are supplied by Parkhurst Dining Services, the official campus provider. Parkhurst Dining can provide everything from light snacks and hors d’oeuvres to grand buffets and elegant served meals.

View catering options, pricing and policies at dining.hanover.edu or call (812) 866-7145.


For more information regarding venue pricing and availability, contact Rene Cox, Youth Program/Events Coordinator, at cox@hanover.edu or 812-866-7028.

Event Request Form

This form will assist our staff in coordinating your event. In order to best accommodate your request, please submit the requested information at least 10 weeks prior to the date of the event. Once you have submitted your request below, a representative will respond as soon as possible.

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