Kelvin & Eleanor Smith Foundation Ballroom

ballroom set for dinner
stage set for speakers
image of fowler party
image of homecoming luncheon
image of piano in ballroom
About the Space:

The Kelvin & Eleanor Smith Foundation Ballroom is the centerpiece of the Tinkham Veale University Center and the perfect place to host your conference, lecture, banquet, wedding, fundraiser or other special event. Situated on the second floor, Room 234 is approximately 7,600 square feet with floor-to-ceiling windows in Ballroom A and a great view of the sculpture garden just outside. The foyer (included with rental), has two outdoor patios and overlooks the Nord Family Greenway. Cleveland's picturesque skyline can be seen in the distance.

The room has two divider walls, capable of splitting the space into thirds. The space features state-of-the-art technology, with built-in projection screens and an amazing stereo sound system. Each bay of the ballroom has four wireless microphones. The divider walls are soundproof, so events in each space are not disturbed by one another. Its tables and comfortable chairs can be arranged in numerous configurations to fit your needs. A stage, lectern, laptop, and other equipment can also be added to the room.


Rental Rates:
1/3 Ballroom
Ballroom A Hourly Min. Fee
Student Organizations* $50 $150
Campus Departments $75 $225
Nonprofit/Affiliate Groups $200 $600
External Groups $275 $825
Ballroom B or C Hourly Min. Fee
Student Organizations* $40 $120
Campus Departments $50 $150
Nonprofit/Affiliate Groups $175 $525
External Groups $225 $675
2/3 Ballroom
Ballrooms A + B Hourly Min. Fee
Student Organizations* $90 $270
Campus Departments $125 $375
Nonprofit/Affiliate Groups $375 $1,125
External Groups $500 $1,500
Ballrooms B + C Hourly Min. Fee
Student Organizations* $80 $240
Campus Departments $100 $300
Nonprofit/Affiliate Groups $350 $1,050
External Groups $450 $1,350
Full Ballroom
Affiliation Hourly Min. Fee
Student Organizations* $130 $390
Campus Departments $175 $525
Nonprofit/Affiliate Groups $550 $1,650
External Groups $725 $2,175

Setup Options:
1/3 Ballroom
Styles Capacity
Banquet 120
Classroom 72
Horseshoe 52
Lecture 250
Reception 275
Square 64
2/3 Ballroom
Styles Capacity
Banquet 280
Lecture 500
Reception 550
Full Ballroom
Styles Capacity
Banquet 440
Lecture 750
Reception 800

*A Note on Student Organizations:

Most Undergraduate and Graduate Student Organization room fees are covered by the Student President's Roundtable, the Allocations Committee, the Graduate Student Council and the Student Executive Council. To see a full list of student organizations that are covered by these fees, please click here. Student groups must be a registered student organization to qualify for student rates. Other fees, such as equipment or A/V, are the responsibility of the student group making the reservation.

While most event types are permitted, room fees are NOT covered for rehearsals unless it is a rehearsal for an event taking place in the ballroom.