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Purser Center

The Perfect Venue for Your Special Day

Located on Logan University’s beautiful 112-acre campus, Purser Center offers a scenic backdrop for celebrations of all kinds. Our professional event planner will work with you to ensure that every detail is covered. When everything has to be perfect, we’ll make it happen.

We look forward to the opportunity to make your one-of-a-kind event a one-of-a-kind success. To schedule a tour or to request additional information, please email PurserCenter@logan.edu or call 636-207-2440.

Versatile, accessible and visually stunning, the William D. Purser Center is one of west St. Louis County’s most sought-after event venues for performances, fundraisers, business conferences and wedding receptions. Discover what every great event space should be at The Purser.

In addition to the Purser Center’s central role in the academic life of Logan University, it is an impressive and unique venue for a variety of private and community events:

Seminars and Presentations
Trade Shows
Dance Recitals and Performances
Concerts – Orchestra, Choral, Band
Awards Shows
Talent Shows
Gala Fundraisers
Bar/Bat Mitzvahs

William D. Purser Center Lobby

Featuring glass walls and terrazzo marble flooring, the lobby of the Purser Center provides a unique, contemporary space for banquets, receptions or exhibitions.

Nearly 10,000 square feet
Capacity:  500 banquet, 400 reception, 900 cocktail, 36 exhibit booths
Includes:  Ticket booths, concession vestibules, coat check, restrooms

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Dr. S. (Syl) G. Walters Auditorium

Walters Auditorium consists of one large meeting space (900 seats) and two small assembly spaces (288 seats each) that may be rented separately or combined to seat 1,500.

  • 900 or 1,500 seats
  • 345 left- and right-handed tablet seats with power
  • 159 removable seats to maximize flexibility
  • Raised multi-purpose performing platform with maple floor
  • Illuminated proscenium, 60’ wide by 25’ high
  • Raised control room
  • Wireless technology
  • Two catwalks
  • Three projection screens and coordinating projectors
  • Four fixed-point cameras
  • Smart podium

Howard F. Loomis Jr. Amphitheatre

Experience the magic of outdoor events at the Loomis Amphitheater. In the middle of a serene, natural setting, this unique venue is perfect for open-air concerts, theater productions and corporate presentations under the stars. Seating to accommodate large crowds, the Loomis Amphitheater provides an unforgettable backdrop for breathtaking performances and memorable gatherings.

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J.E. & L.E. Mabee Foundation, Inc. South and North Hall

  • 100% retractable tiered seating
  • 162 left and right-handed table seats
  • Retractable folding wall, sound-rated partitions
  • Two projection screens and coordinating projectors
  • One fixed point camera
  • Smart podium
  • Capacity: 175 banquet, 250 cocktail, 12 exhibit booths, 162 tiered

Additional Supporting Spaces

Queuing Room
78 lockers for personal belongings
Private dressing space and restroom with shower facility
Two additional adjacent restrooms
Drinking fountains
Private access to lobby

Catering Room
Stainless prep table
Single well sink
Hand washing sink
1,000 pound ice machine
Storage shelving

VIP Lounge
Outfitted in leather sofas, love seats and armchairs
Picture window with views of the outdoors
Private but easily accessible to lobby

Lobby of the Purser Center.

Space & Amenities

Featuring glass walls and terrazzo marble flooring, the William D. Purser, DC Center provides a unique venue with a contemporary 10,000 square foot lobby seating up to 400 guests. The 112-acre campus also allows for enjoyment of the outdoors and gorgeous pictures outside The Purser Center or by the fountain.

Rental of Purser Center includes the following amenities:

  • Use of the Purser Center lobby for eight hours (two hours pre-event, five hours for the event and one hour post-event)
  • Access to concessions and coat check
  • Access to queuing room (dressing room)
  • Access to loading dock
  • Access to catering room
  • Building Manager support
  • Janitorial staff
  • Wireless microphone
  • iPod hook up and overhead music
Close up of wedding chair covers.

The following items are not included in your rental:

  • 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 approximately $150. These arrangements can be made through The Purser Center or independently.
Detail image of catered food.


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 use your own vendors for DJ services, bands, cakes, florists, chair covers, etc., but all vendors must be approved by The Purser Center management.

We recommend these preferred local caterers:

  • Callier’s Catering
  • Orlando’s
  • Butler’s Pantry
  • Hollyberry Catering