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Conference and Auxiliary Services

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Overview

McDaniel College is located on “The Hill” in Westminster, Maryland, ideally situated between the Chesapeake Bay and the Blue Ridge Mountains. The Hill has a variety of facilities that are perfect for your next event. The Office of Conference and Auxiliary Services is here to assist you in planning all aspects of your event from finding the perfect room to catering. We are a one-stop shop!

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Conference and Event Facilities

McDaniel College has a wide variety of facilities to accommodate your next event that range from a capacity of 15-800. Below are our most popular facilities, but if you cannot find something to fit your event a contact us for additional facilities.

Alumni Hall

Capacity: 500
Uses: Theater, Concerts, Recitals and Performances, Lectures
Rental: Starting at $500.00

Picture of Alumni Hall

Picture of Alumni Hall

Decker Auditorium

Capacity: 150
Uses: Lectures, Conferences, and Film Presentations
Rental: Starting at $250.00

Picture of Decker Auditorium

Picture of Decker Auditorium

Forum

Capacity: 250
Uses: Receptions, Conference Meetings, Lectures, Luncheons, and Dinners
Rental: Starting at $450.00

Picture of the Forum

Picture of the Forum

Freeman Room

Capacity: 20
Uses: Meetings
Rental: Rental starting at $75.00/3 hours.

Picture of Freeman Room

Picture of Freeman Room

Harveystone Park

Uses: Outdoor Picnic Pavilion
Rental: Rental starting at $100.00/4 hours.

Picture of Harverystone Park

Picture of Harverystone Park

Leidy Room

Capacity: 40
Uses: Meetings and Party Room
Rental: Rental starting at $85.00/3 hours.

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McDaniel Lounge

Capacity:125 theater style, 64 buffet meal service
Uses: Receptions, Conference Meetings, Lectures, Luncheons, and Dinners
Rental: Starting at $250.00/4 hours.

Picture of McDaniel Lounge

Picture of McDaniel Lounge

President’s Dining Room

Capacity: 45
Uses: Luncheons, Dinners, Parties and Showers
Rental: Starting at $100.00/4 hours.

Picture of the President's Dining Room

Picture of the President's Dining Room

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Wedding Facilities

Our non-denominational chapels are the perfect space for your wedding or other traditional ceremony. The historic Baker Chapel, dedicated in 1895, can accommodate 100 guests. The quaint chapel with beautiful stained-glass windows is a popular venue for wedding ceremonies of both alums and non-alums. Dedicated in 1958, Baker Memorial Chapel is the larger of the two chapels; the sanctuary can accommodate 800 guests. Both chapels feature a pipe organ and piano.

The rental fee includes:

  • Hour and a half rehearsal
  • Three hour wedding ceremony
  • Lectern
  • Piano and organ
  • Cross and (2) candlesticks
  • Chapel Attendant to assist with rehearsal and wedding

Baker Memorial Chapel

Capacity: 800
Uses: Weddings, Baptisms, Memorial Services, Music Recitals and Performances
Cost: Rental starting at $550.00 for Non-Alumnus & $450.00 for Alumnus


Picture of Baker Memorial Chapel

Picture of Baker Memorial Chapel

Picture of Baker Memorial Chapel

Baker Chapel

Capacity: 100
Uses: Weddings, Baptisms, Memorial Services
Cost: Rental starting at $375.00 for Non-Alumnus & $325.00 for Alumnus

Picture of Baker Chapel

Picture of Baker Chapel

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Contact Us

The Office of Conference and Auxiliary Services

Smith House
McDaniel College
2 College Hill
Westminster, MD 21157
(410) 386-4602

Mary Jo Colbert
Director of Conference and Auxiliary Services
Email
(410) 857-2214

Valerie Westbrook
Coordinator of Conference, Camp, and Events Scheduling
Email
(410) 857-2295

Terry Page
Events Scheduling Manager
Email
(410) 857-2407

Tyler Elliott
Event Services Coordinator
Email
(410) 871-3153