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)


Thirty-one 3 foot x 3 foot pedestal tables

124 wooden chairs

16 leather lounge chairs

Twelve 6 foot x 30 inch tables


Steinway Grand piano


1 wireless podium microphone

1 wireless handheld microphone

1 wireless lavaliere microphone

CD player

iPod/MP3 player connections

1 full height microphone stand

Additional Equipment

Small Projection Package

  • Projector
  • Screen 5×5
  • House sound system
  • Set-up and Tear-down

Panel Discussion Package – includes up to 8 tabletop microphones

  • Set-up/Tear-down and 2 hours of tech time
Staffed by a technician$30/hour
Staffed by a technician if scheduled within2 weeks of the event$40/hour

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.

Room Notes

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

Exclusive to:
Bon Appetit Catering
WFF Housekeeping Services.

Space Guidelines

Rental Rates

Reserve this Space

Reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance.