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Purser Center

Corporate Events

Meeting Space that Works as Hard as You Do

Business events don’t have to be boring. The Purser Center provides an inspiring space for meetings and conferences that are as memorable as they are productive.

Group socializing at Logan event.

The William D. Purser, DC Center provides a unique venue space in the heart of Chesterfield. Our Event Planner will guide you through every step of the planning process to ensure that no details are overlooked. Audiovisual and media components of events are just as important as great food and a spectacular environment. Our Technical Manger understands this and can produce your event entirely or work with the vendor of your choice.

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

Purser Center lobby.

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.

Rental of Purser Center includes the following amenities:

  • The 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 microphone (Lobby)
    • iPod Connector to House System (Lobby)
    • House System Music
    • (1) Podium
    • (2) Lav microphone
    • (8) Hours of Technical Manager
Logan auditorium.

Half-Day Presentation Audiovisual Package includes:

  • (2) Wireless microphones
  • (1) Integrated Smart Podium with Computer, ELMO, Laptop Connection, DVD, VCR
  • (1) 12k Lumen Projector
  • Basic stage lighting package includes five cues – Highlight the speaker, lower lights for PowerPoint, etc.
  • (1) Wireless Microphone (Lobby)
  • iPod Connector to House System (Lobby)
  • House System Music
  • (1) Podium
  • (2) Lav Microphone
  • (8) Hours of Technical Manager

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.

Catering

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 caters: