Annapolis Facilities Office
St. John's College offers a variety of venues for conferences or private functions. A national historic landmark, the college campus (see map & directions) lies within the Annapolis Historic District on 36 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds. The college's superb facilities are available for rent, providing the event does not conflict with student needs and the college's academic calendar. If you would like to schedule a tour to view the facilities, please call 410-626-2547. It is our pleasure to be a part of and to serve the Annapolis area community. We hope that your experience on the St. John's campus will contribute toward pleasant memories for you and your guests.
Because of the fluid nature of our academic calendar, reservations are taken up to one year prior to a requested date. If you would like to plan a reception or meeting at St. John's College, please contact Campus Reservations Manager Christine Tolson by phone at 410-626-2547, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to schedule a tour to view any of the rooms, please call in advance.
St. John's College conducts academics on nearly a year round basis; the parking facilities must remain available to the students, faculty and staff. As a result parking is not permitted on campus. We suggest using the parking garages in town or on-street parking for events.
Rooms Available – Annapolis
The Great Hall
The Great Hall is located in McDowell, the oldest building on campus, which was completed in 1789. Lafayette once danced in the Great Hall, beneath its lovely interior balconies and chandeliers. It is ideal for small weddings or concerts, with an audience style seating capacity of 120, or a sit down reception seating of 80.
The rental fee for The Great Hall is $1,500.00. There is an additional $85.00 custodial fee. If guests choose to hire an outside caterer, there is a $75.00 off campus catering fee. This rental is for a four hour time period with a two hour set up period for a total of six hours.
The Hodson Boathouse
The Hodson Boathouse cornerstone was laid in 1934, and the upper level was renovated in 1989. The home of the college's active boating program is located on College Creek, and provides a wonderful water view for dinner parties or receptions of 60 to 100.
The cost for the Hodson Boathouse rental is $1,500.00. There is an additional $85.00 custodial fee. This rental is for a four hour time period with a two hour set up period for a total of six hours.
Francis Scott Key Auditorium
The Francis Scott Key Auditorium is located in Mellon Hall, which was built in 1969 by the acclaimed architect Richard Neutra. The Auditorium has a seating capacity of 598.
The cost for the Francis Scott Key Auditorium is $1,500.00 for seven hours. There is an additional $85.00 custodial fee.
The Francis Scott Key Lobby
The Francis Scott Key Lobby, located outside the Auditorium, is perfect for receptions after presentations in the auditorium or as a registration area. It has a seating capacity of 120.
The Francis Scott Key Lobby area may be rented for functions for $1,500.00. There is an additional $85.00 custodial fee. This rental is for a four hour time period with a two hour set up period for a total of six hours.
Edgar T. Higgins Dining Hall
Edgar T. Higgins Dining Hall, with its neo-classical architecture and Georgian details, is considered one of the handsomest rooms in Annapolis. Located in Randall hall, it has a seating capacity of 140. A 1930 addition houses a modern kitchen and serving area. This room is available on a very limited basis.
The Private Dining Room
The Private Dining Room is also located in Randall Hall and is available for private dinner parties or conferences. The Private Dining Room provides a gracious Georgian decor for groups of up to 35.
The Conversation Room
The Conversation Room is elegantly designed with excellent acoustics, perfect for meetings or conferences. It has a seating capacity of 100.
Classrooms are available for seminars or small group events, each with a seating capacity of 18 to 20.