Manchester University Conference Services
Call us Toll Free: 877-624-8378
North Manchester, Indiana
Manchester University Main Campus
Manchester University is located in North Manchester, Indiana in the
northeast region of the state at the intersection of State Roads 13
and 114 (southwest of Fort Wayne and in-between the cities of Wabash
and Warsaw). We invite you to visit Manchester University.
Our beautiful campus sets
the stage for a great event.
The friendly, welcoming environment of Manchester University draws you
in from the moment you first set foot on campus. Manchester’s
acre campus, beautifully landscaped grounds and brick
just the right tone for a productive meeting.
But don’t let the
historic charm of the buildings fool you. Inside, we’re fully wired
with all the latest technology. We can stage the most sophisticated
presentations, set up teleconferencing, and manage any other
technical wizardry you need. Our tech staff is on-site year-round,
ready to help.
University offers the comfortable, secure setting of a small town.
We’re located in North Manchester, Indiana (population 6,500). It’s the kind of
town where meeting guests often like to stroll along the main
streets, stopping to window-shop at a gallery of gifts from around
the world, eat at unique restaurants, or admire the craftsmanship in the many restored
Victorian-era homes along the tree-lined streets.
Many groups that
meet at Manchester University told us that they got tired of hotels and
traditional meeting facilities, where one featureless conference
room is just like another. They wanted to meet in a venue with more
“personality,” and that they found it here.
Manchester University brings something
new and different to your meeting. As an academic
institution, we offer a wide range of unique meeting facilities –
auditoriums, recital halls, conference rooms, classrooms, computer
labs, chapels, lecture halls and even retreat centers.
Because of the variety of
facilities we have available, we can accommodate groups as small as
15 or as large as 1,250. We’ll work with you to match your group’s
But don't just take our word for it...
"Manchester University is a beautiful campus with outstanding meeting and residential facilities that will rival many larger colleges and universities.
Once a planner sees the great potential for meeting success that Manchester has to offer, they will be sold!" - Charles Salem,
Vice President, Unique Venues
exceptional options on our campus:
Athletic and Recreational Facilities at
Manchester University and in the community of North Manchester offer a wide variety of multi-purpose options for
both indoor and outdoor fun and games and well as meeting areas and
Auditorium is the perfect facility for large productions and
presentations. With 1,175 seats and complete audio-visual,
sound and lighting support, Cordier makes a solid home base for
large conferences. The spacious wrap-around lobby works well as
an exhibition hall and also makes a unique setting for a banquet.
medium-sized auditorium seating 250 people that has
multi purpose functionality. It can be used for
group meetings or presentations, small productions, and
Wine Recital Hall is a brand new performing arts facility that opened in October of
2004. It seats 170 people stadium-style. It offers the
capability for simple
productions, lectures, meetings, and video presentations.
The Link Art Gallery wraps around Wine Recital Hall and features
exciting exhibits from a variety of artists.
The Science Center opened in September of
2005 and offers a unique variety of conference and
event facilities. The south end of the
building contains classrooms, seminar rooms, and
the Flory Auditorium. A three story
lobby joins the south and north ends of the building and serves
as a dramatic common area.
The Union is the newest facility at Manchester University. Guests from the business community will feel energized and productive from the moment they step inside. Modern gathering spaces for up to 300 guests, intimate meeting rooms and the technology to back you up makes the Union ideal for large gatherings or smaller discussion groups. The College Union is also the home of Gallery G.
The Great Rooms, one
located in Oakwood Hall and the other in Helman Hall, are twins of
one another and offer highly
flexible and very attractive meeting areas. These spaces are ideal
for meetings, presentations and sessions or simply as a friendly
'built in' location for guests to relax and mingle while staying in Oakwood or Helman.
Additional meeting rooms for smaller and medium-sized groups that
offer comfort, attractiveness, air-conditioning, technology set-ups,
and food accommodations include the Winger Conference Room, Plowshares Seminar Room,
Video Conference Room, Fahs Conference Room, Calvin Ulrey
Large Conference Room and Small Conference Room, Spartan Room, and the President's
Koinonia Environmental and Retreat Center,
which is owned and operated by Manchester University, is located
approximately 12 miles north of North Manchester or just south of
Pierceton in Kosciusko County, Indiana. The retreat
facility is a beautifully picturesque setting that is ideal for
group retreats, outings, reunions, workshops, and meetings.
Petersime Chapel and the Muir
Peace Garden offer beautiful focal points for spirituality,
meditation, and relaxation on the campus. Both serve as places
for individual reflection and communal worship. The indoor Chapel
and the outdoor Peace Garden are often incorporated by summer guests
into their events. Both are ideal for smaller, intimate
weddings as well and are available for use.
Technology capabilities are abundant across campus. Our meeting rooms feature current audio/visual conferencing
capabilities and multi-media equipment. There are several computer instructional rooms for group usage as
well multiple labs for individual needs. In addition,
state-of-the-art meeting rooms have been wired for audio/video
Get creative! We'll help you get
creative with "outside the box" activities and event ideas.
Contact Conference Services and we'll
gladly arrange a time to take you and your leadership team on a tour
of these great facilities including breakfast, lunch, or dinner, and
a place to stay overnight if needed, at no cost.
If your group
wants to take a break from the meeting, you’ll find big-city attractions just a short drive away in Fort Wayne, the
second largest city in Indiana. Maybe some of your group members
would like to tour an exceptional art museum, visit one of the country’s
top small zoos, or watch a professional hockey, baseball or arena
football game. For shopping, you’ll find Glenbrook Square, Indiana’s
largest mall, or Jefferson Pointe, a new open-air “village” of
If some of your
group members need to travel greater distances, you can easily
make transportation arrangements. Manchester University is located
about half an hour from the Fort Wayne International Airport, which is served by all major
Conference Services staff will listen to your programming needs
and objectives and suggest spaces that will encourage success
and enhance your experience. We guarantee that our customer
service approach and event planning expertise is the
best in the area.
| Meeting/Event Rooms
|Capacity of Largest
(number of people)
| Exhibit Space
||Three lobby areas:
Cordier Auditorium Lobby: 27 x 114
Science Center Atrium: 35 x 60
Link Art Gallery: 24 x 60
| Overnight Room Types
| Number of Overnight Rooms*
180 non air conditioned
|Number of Overnight
||512 air conditioned
360 non air conditioned
||Recreation areas in
each dorm: ping-pong, billiards, air
hockey, video games, etc.
Physical Education and Recreation
Center: Nautilus equipment,
treadmills, stairmasters, stationery
bicycles, free weights, racquetball,
volleyball, tennis, basketball,
soccer, football, softball, etc.
Golf: in our