Corporate Events

Corporate Events

Thank you for thinking of the Purser Center for your important event. The staff at the Purser Center understands that your reputation relies on a successful event. The Purser Center Event Planner will guide you through every step of the way to insure that no details get missed. Audiovisual and media components of events are just as important as great food and a spectacular environment. The Purser Center Technical Manger understands this and is able to produce your event entirely or work with the vendor of your choice.

Rental of the Purser Center Business Package includes:

  • Purser Center Lobby
  • Auditorium Space Dependent Upon Event Needs - Walters Auditorium (900 or 1500 seats) or Mabee Hall (150 seats)
  • Catering Room
  • Queuing Room (Dressing or Green Room)
  • VIP Lounge
  • Surrounding Outdoor Areas
  • Valet Circle
  • Building Manager
  • Custodian
  • Audiovisual:
    • (1) Wireless Mic (Lobby)
    • iPod Connector to House System (Lobby)
    • House System Music
    • (1) Podium
    • (2) Lav Mic
    • (8) Hours of Tech Manager

The ½ Day Presentation Audiovisual Package is $600 and includes:

  • (2) wireless microphones
  • (1) Integrated Smart Podium with Computer, ELMO, Laptop Connection, DVD, VCR
  • (1) 12k Lumen Projector
  • Basic Stage Lighting Package includes 5 cues – Highlight the speaker, lower lights for PowerPoint, etc.

Rental of the Purser Center does not include:

  • Tables
  • Chairs
  • Linens
  • Food and Beverage
  • Security Guard – A uniformed security guard is required for all events serving alcoholic beverages. The cost for five hours is $150.
  • Liability Insurance – A liability and property damage insurance policy is required and typically costs about $150. These arrangements can be made through the Purser Center or independently. 

Below is the list of preferred caterers. You must use one of these caterers if you rent the Purser Center and require food services.

Preferred Caterers Include:

  • Cuisine d’Art – (314) 995-3003
  • Orlando's Catering – (314) 638-6660
  • Specialized Catering – (314) 457-0201
  • Steven Becker Fine Dining – (314) 367-4848

The caterer will coordinate all of your rentals – tables, chairs, linens, silverware, glassware, china, etc. – and also coordinate timing, set up, menu and bar.  You may utilize your own vendors for entertainment services, florists, decor, branding, etc., but all vendors must be approved by Purser Center management. Each caterer has different pricing and is happy to work with your budget in mind.

By showcasing our talent here at the Purser Center, we can allow you to showcase yours. To schedule a tour, please email PurserCenter@logan.edu or call 636-230-1881. 

Dr. Yochum on the William D. Purser, DC Center Stage

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William D. Purser, DC Center Lobby

William D. Purser, DC Center Lobby

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