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Purser Center

Event Spaces

Unique. Versatile. Inviting.

With two indoor auditoriums, outdoor amphitheatre, architecturally stunning 10,000 square foot lobby and full lighting and sound capabilities, the Purser Center is a versatile venue for a variety of business, academic and social events.

For events ranging from a large wedding or corporate convention to an intimate seminar, take a look at the Purser Center. We look forward to making 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 636-230-1881.

Lobby of the Purser Center.

Purser Center Lobby

Featuring glass walls and terrazzo marble flooring, the lobby of the William D. Purser, DC 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

Walters Auditorium seats and stage.

Walters Auditorium

Walters Auditorium consists of one large assembly 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
Logan Auditorium

North & South Mabee 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
Logan Amphitheater outside of Purser Center.

Amphitheatre

  • 8,000 square feet of sloped, grass seating
  • Built-in tiers for concrete seating
  • Retractable folding doors for increased stage depth
  • Landscaped enclosure
  • Capacity: 900 picnic

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
Refrigerator
Freezer
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