Women’s Building Formal Lounge

A white room with hardwood floors, decorated with chandeliers, oriental rugs, and fireplaces

The Women’s Building Formal Lounge is located on the main level of the Women’s Building on the Danforth Campus at Washington University in St. Louis.

Rental Fee

University-Administered Events $125 per day
Housekeeping fees may apply
University-Affiliated Personal Events $750 per day
Includes housekeeping fees
Corporate/Community Events $1000 per day
Includes housekeeping fees

Space Options

Standard Set: Lounge Seating for ~25 Maximum seating for a buffet dinner: 60 (with dinner served from the Large Conference Room) Maximum seating for a lecture: Theater-style for 100 Maximum capacity for a standing event (no tables): Fire code = 100


Space Guidelines

  • Events hosted in these spaces must comply with the guidelines for all space rentals.
  • This space is exclusive to Bon Appetit Catering. Please contact Bon Appetit directly to arrange for any food or beverage needs.
  • In this space we do not recommend plated or family style meals for groups over 20.  Buffets and reception style meals can accommodate larger groups.
  • This space is exclusive to WFF housekeeping services. Clients may not move the furniture.
  • The Women’s Building Formal Lounge is not easily wheelchair accessible. Please contact your event coordinator prior to the event to discuss access concerns.
  • Reservation of the Women’s Building Formal Lounge includes use of the large and small conference rooms adjacent to the lounge.
  • Reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance.

Space Amenities

  • Lounge seating
  • Fourteen 6 foot x 30 inch tables
  • 100 stacking chairs
  • Podium

Equipment and Audio-Visual Features

  • 1 wired podium microphone
  • 1 wireless handheld microphone
  • 1 wireless lavaliere microphone
  • 1 full height microphone stand
  • 5000 Lumen projector with screen
  • Inputs for projector in the front and back of the room
  • VGA cable for computer and audio input (Please note this fits a PC, and you will need to bring the appropriate adapter with a Mac)
  • RCA inputs for DVD player in the front and back of the room
  • iPod input in the front and the back of the room
  • Control panel on front wall to control volume and source (Computer or DVD)
  • Line output for recording in the back of the room
Additional Equipment Cost
Panel Discussion Package – includes up to 8 tabletop microphones and set up by a student tech (required) $100
Staffed by a technician $30/hour
Staffed by a technician if scheduled within 2 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.