Bowles Plaza

Capacity: 25-250

Photo of Bowles Plaza, an outdoor reservable space

Edward Bowles Plaza is a large reservable patio area and an outdoor amphitheatre located between Mallinckrodt Center and Umrath Hall on the Danforth Campus.


Service Level


Area Capacity

Open Courtyard

Standard Set


Bowles Plaza Standard Set

Included Amenities

(31) 2ft x 18in metal fold tables with (2) chairs at each table*

*All furniture must be professionally moved by WFF

Built-in ampitheater

Limited power receptacles 

*Included amenities must be advanced with your event coordinator 14 days prior.

Included AV Equipment

No audio-visual equipment is provided with this space.

All outdoor amplified sound must comply with the Washington University sound policies.

Harvey Media Center AV Equipment Rentals Available (charges may apply).

Harvey Media Center can provide additional AV Equipment and Services for Campus Life event spaces.

Examples of additional HMC Event Services & AV include (but not limited to):

  • Dedicated AV technician
  • Panel discussion microphone package
  • Portable Fender PA system
  • Projector / screens
  • Cameras

It is advisable to request any necessary equipment as soon as possible and no less than 48 hours in advance. Equipment availability is not guaranteed. Please contact your event coordinator to discuss the use of non-university AV companies in this space.

Room Notes

Please reserve an inclement weather location and work with your event coordinator to create a secondary plan; last-minute revisions may not be possible without a plan already in place.

All outdoor spaces require coordination with your assigned event coordinator.

Exclusive to:
WFF Housekeeping Services

Outdoor furniture must be professionally moved by WFF. Groups/departments cannot move furniture. 

Space Guidelines

Rental Rates