Holmes Lounge

Capacity: 100-140


Holmes Lounge, originally the university’s library, is between Eads and Ridgley Halls on the Danforth Campus. The main entrance to the lobby overlooks Brookings Quadrangle.


Service Level


Seating Capacity

Lounge for 140

Standard Set

Space Options

Holmes-Standard-SetStandard Set: Tables and Club Chairs for 140 Holmes-BuffetMaximum seating for a buffet dinner (without rentals): 124 Holmes-LectureTheatre-style lecture: Maximum 124 (without rentals)

Included Amenities

(31)  3ft x 3ft pedestal tables

(124) wooden chairs

(16) leather lounge chairs

(12) 6ft x 30in folding tables

(1) Steinway Grand piano

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

Included AV Equipment

(1) wireless podium microphone

(1) podium with wired microphone

(1) wireless handheld microphone

(1) wireless lavaliere microphone

(1) DI Box for 3.5mm auxilary input jack (sound) 

CD player

(1) full height microphone stand

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

Additional Holmes Lounge AV Equipment (Fees Apply)*

(1) Small Screen with portable projector: $50

*Fee applies to all group types (staff, faculty, SU recognized student groups, affliated university groups, external groups)

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

Furniture can be arranged, but cannot be removed from the space.

Exclusive to:

Sodexo Catering

All food & beverage service in this space must be provided &  serviced by Sodexo.

WFF Housekeeping Services

All setup/teardown & post-clean must be performed by WFF in this space.

For an estimate of WFF fees for setup, teardown & post-clean – contact your assigned event coordinator. 

Space Guidelines

Rental Rates

Request this Space

Reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance.