Western Kentucky University

WKU Main Campus Venue Guide

The conferencing facilities at the WKU main campus offer the perfect setting for your conference or special event. Our meeting and performance facilities are suited especially for:

  • Seminars and workshops
  • Youth camps
  • Banquets
  • Training and development sessions
  • Performance recitals
  • Presentations
  • Weddings

If you are interested in making a reservation or would like to learn more about these venues, please contact WKU Campus & Community Events at (270) 745-2497 or email special.events@wku.edu.


CONFERENCE VENUES

 

Chandler Memorial Chapel

Inter-denominational chapel with theatre-style seating for up to 80.

Chandler Memorial Chapel  Chandler Memorial Chapel


Diddle Arena
Arena used for concerts and large scale events. 

Please visit the WKU Athletics for additional information.

Diddle Arena 


Diddle Arena Auxiliary Gymnasiums

Two gymnasiums with flexible set-up. 7,150 square feet in each gym.


Diddle Auxiliary Gym   Diddle Aux Gym


Diddle Arena’s Hall of Champions

Banquet facility with seating for up to 250.


Diddle Hall of Champions



Downing Student Union (Currently Under Construction)
Auditorium with theatre-style seating for up to 608. 

For additional information, please visit the Downing University Center.

 

Downing University Center  DUC Theatre



Faculty House
Please e-mail Campus & Community Events or call 745-2497 for additional information.


Faculty House Interior


Grise Hall

Auditorium with seating for 475.


Grise Auditorium



Kentucky Building

Reception and banquet areas available, including the Kentucky Room for
larger events and the Western Room, which offers theatre-style seating for 80.
Please call (270) 745-2592 for additional information.

Kentucky Building  KY Room Image

 


Knicely Conference Center (at WKU South Campus)

Please visit the Knicely Center or call (270) 745-1908 for a list of available conference rooms and additional information.


Knicely Center  Knicely Center


Mass Media and Technology Hall

Auditorium with theatre-style seating for 275.


Mass Media & Technology Hall  MMTH Auditorium



Preston Health and Activities Center

Basketball courts available. Please call (270) 745-5216 for additional information.


Preston Health & Activities Center



WKU Topper Club in Houchens Industries L.T. Smith Stadium

Reception area available. Please call (270) 745-2497 for availability.


Stadium Club



Van Meter Hall

Auditorium with theatre-style seating for 1048.  Visit the Van Meter Hall website for additional information.

Seating Charts


Van Meter Hall




OUTDOOR VENUES

 

Centennial Mall

Outdoor area located between Downing University Center and Bates Runner
residence hall.


Centennial Mall



Diddle Park

Outdoor area used for smaller events.

Diddle Park  Diddle Park 

 


Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center Amphitheatre

Outdoor amphitheater with seating for approximately 2,900.


FAC Amphitheater  Fine Arts Center



Old Fort

Outdoor area behind Van Meter Auditorium used for weddings and receptions.


Old Fort  Old Fort



Houchens Industries L.T. Smith Stadium

Stadium used for large outdoor events, synthetic turf, 17,186 seats.
Visit WKU Athletics for additional information.

 

Smith Stadium

 Last Modified 9/20/13