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Duke Ellington Ballroom


Named in honor of jazz legend Duke Ellington, who gave one of his final performances here on March 20, 1974, the ballroom is located on the main floor of the Holmes Student Center.  In addition to being ideal for receptions and trade shows, the ballroom’s stage (including six video screens and computerized sound and lighting system) makes it a great location for concerts and theater productions.

Capacity Limits
Theater/Auditorium (Chairs in rows) - seating for 1200 guests
School Room/Class Room Style - seating for 800 guests 
Crecent-Round Style - seating for 50 guests
Banquet Style (Rounds) - seating for 720 guests
Banquet Style (Rectangular) - seating for 1000 guests
Banquet Style w/ Dance Floor - seating for 480 guests
Reception/Refreshment Style - 600-700 guests
Exhibit/Vendors Style - 60-110 booths

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Floor Plan Room Layout Options
BallroomLayout Ballroom Layout 1024 seats
64 seats per row
18 rows
BallroomReception Ballroom Reception 16 Round tables w/ 8 chairs
11 cocktail rounds
8-8' tables
DinnerLayout Dinner Layout 21 round tables w/ 8 chairs
2-8' tables and 1-6' table
2-6' tables for drinks
2-6' tables for desserts
1-6' & 1-8' table for DJ
1- round table for hor devours
1-6' table w/ 2 chairs
2-card tables w/ 1 chair
2-6' half tables
4-cocktail rounds
PresentationLayout Presentation Layout 1,200 chairs and rows to capacity
18 rows
AwardsBanquet Awards Banquet 48-round tables w/ 8 chairs
2 round tables
5- round tables for desserts and beverages
2-8' tables and 1-round under canopy
4-6' tables w/2 chairs

In addition the Capital Room is included
6-8' tables and 3-6' tables for buffet
AdmissionsBanquet Admission Banquet