Davidson College is a wonderful spot to hold events, with multiple campus venues to accommodate the needs of different hosts and parties.

We have lovely venues for celebrations such as wedding receptions or anniversary parties, small cocktail gatherings and business meetings.

We are a full-service operation, able to assist you in your planning to the last detail and the "clean-up" afterwards. Our full-service catering department, Much Ado Catering, can provide just the ambience you desire for your event. As an onsite caterer, they know the campus venues and what will work in each place. Along with providing all of your food and beverage needs, they are prepared to arrange the flowers or other decorations of your choice and help be sure your event is perfect.

In upholding our commitment to provide students with the best learning environment, we limit the times at which non-college events may take place. 

Scheduling an Event  

Since we are not a conference center, Davidson College must always place its students first. Please check the academic calendar to ensure your event is planned during an academic break. Email Molly Staszak at mostaszak@davidson.edu to schedule an event with the following information to help determine if your request can be accommodated. Please use the subject line "event inquiry" for your email. Include as much information as possible:

  • Type of event
  • Expected attendance
  • Date and time of event
  • Type of venue needed
  • Type of set-up and services needed

Once we receive your email, we will contact you with questions about your event and information about our available facilities.

Note: Davidson College Presbyterian Church handles scheduling for weddings and other events in church facilities including the sanctuary and chapel.

Confirming an Event 

To confirm an event, we will need:

  • A signed facility use contract (provided when you submit your request)
  • A certificate of insurance as required in the contract. You can purchase insurance through the Davidson College carrier, which often is the most cost-effective option. Check a quote here
  • Payment of half of the rental rate. This payment will be credited to your account but is non-refundable in the case of cancellation. If your rent is less than $100, the full rental amount is due prior to the event. Deposit checks should be made payable to Davidson College and mailed to:

    Carnegie Guest House - Davidson College
    209 Ridge Rd.
    Box 5000 
    Davidson, NC 28035