Meeting and Event Space

Discounts for alumni and/or nonprofit groups are available for Jewell venues.

Facility Rentals


Jewell alumni, faculty, staff and nonprofit organizations receive a discounted rate to rent campus spaces. Our beautiful campus on The Hill has hosted countless weddings in addition to professional organizations, concerts and other momentous occasions.

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Consider William Jewell for weddings, corporate meetings, baby showers and professional gatherings.

Rental Fees

The Jewell community eligible for discounted rates includes Jewell alumni, faculty, staff and area nonprofit organizations.

  • Grand River Chapel

    Reservation Information
    The Jewell community rate is $300 for a three-hour minimum and $50 for each additional hour. Rehearsal fees are $150 for the first hour and $50 for each additional hour. For all others, the rate is $400 for a three-hour minimum; $75 for each additional hour. The rehearsal fees are $200 for the first hour and $75 for each additional hour. There is a refundable $250 damage/clean-up deposit for all renters.

    About Grand River Chapel
    Open 24 hours a day Monday through Thursday and by appointment only Friday through Sunday, Grand River Chapel seats 100 people. Grand River Chapel was constructed in 1918 as Grand River Baptist Church in Jameson, Mo. When the church disbanded in 1992, members voted to donate the building to William Jewell College. Grand River Chapel was disassembled board by board and rebuilt on our campus. This important piece of preserved Missouri history offers a quiet place for prayer and reflection and serves as a gathering place for faith-based groups, music recitals and momentous occasions such as weddings.

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  • John Gano Memorial Chapel

    Reservation Information
    The Gano Chapel auditorium seats more than 800 people and has been used for weddings and symposiums. The alumni and nonprofit rate for Gano Chapel is $200 for the first hour, $150 per additional hour or $800 for the day. For all others, rental fees are $200 per hour or $1,000 for the day. Contact Jewell Facilities Office for reservations.

    About Gano Chapel
    In 1926, Kansas City resident Elizabeth Price Johnson funded the construction of Gano Chapel and named it after her great grandfather, Rev. John Gano, founder of the First Baptist Church of New York City and chaplain to Gen. George Washington. It was during this time with Washington that some believe Gano baptized George Washington by immersion. There are an equal number of historians who do not believe it happened, and this issue sparked a national debate in the 1930s after an article appeared in TIME Magazine discussing this question. The painting depicting the baptism still brings visitors to the campus from around the country. In 1996, another descendant of John Gano donated a sword reportedly given to Gano by Washington, who received it from Major-General Marquis de Lafayette. The sword is also on display in the chapel.

    Built on a solid foundation of blue limestone, Gano Chapel has a basement and two floors. Major renovations were completed in 2000, including an assembly room and the Walter Pope & Blanche Binns steeple, which holds the Carolyne Hester Carillons. The original stained-glass windows in the Thomas and Virginia Fields Convocation Center were designed by long time professor J.E. Davis. Bearing the college seal and motto, Deo Fisus Labora, they depict the life of Christ. It is the site of speeches by Presidents Harry Truman, Lyndon Johnson and Jimmy Carter, as well as the professional recital debut of tenor Luciano Pavarotti in 1973.

    Gano Chapel is also home to a 55-rank, three-manual-and-pedal pipe organ. It was constructed by the Quimby Pipe Organ Company of Warrensburg, Mo., and made possible through the generosity of many donors, including a major gift from the Pillsbury Foundation.

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  • Dale-Patton Schoolhouse

    Reservations
    The rental fee is $75 for the first three hours and $37.50 for additional hours. The community rate is $100 for the first three hours and $50 for additional hours. Contact Jewell Facilities Office for reservations.

    About the Schoolhouse
    Originally built near Richmond in Ray County, the Dale-Patton one-room school was relocated to the William Jewell campus in 2000. It was built on land conveyed to Col. Alexander Doniphan in 1843 by U.S. President John Tyler, but now serves as a reminder of our educational heritage.

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  • Pryor Center for Leadership Development

    Fees
    Each meeting room is $150/half day and $300/full day for businesses and corporate groups. Due to our extensive work with nonprofit groups and organizations, we offer a discounted price of $125/half day and $150/full day. Further discounts apply if mutliple rooms are reserved.

    If one of the Pryor Center services are used (Tucker Leadership Lab or Leadership Training & Development) the building facility fee is waived.

    For more information about room amenities, rental rates, or if you would like to schedule a tour of the Pryor Center for Leadership Development, please contact Sandra Watson or call 816-415-5052.

    About the Center
    Located on Jewell Street, Pryor Center for Leadership Development is a freestanding building with its own parking lot. Four rooms can be reserved for corporate meetings or events.

    • First Floor Leadership Classroom: Seats 20-25 for classroom seating (up to 40 theatre-style); 61″ Plasma TV for presentations and DVD/video and a moveable podium
    • JRT Executive Conference Room: Seats 20 for formal conference room and up to 25 for training (classroom or small groups); 61″ Plasma TV for presentations and DVD/video; conference phone-line available
    • Mezzanine Level: Seats up to 25 in classroom seating style (up to 40 in theatre-style); multi-functional room to allow for open-room usage (teambuilding,experiential activities, etc.)
    • Basement Level: Seats up to 25 in classroom style; serves as secondary meeting room for meals and/or group activities

    All rooms offer flipchart easels, flipchart paper, markers, and overhead projector screen. LCD projectors and laptops are available at an extra charge. Catering can be provided in the building. The Pryor Center works with a variety of catering companies in the KC area as well as the food service department at Jewell.

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  • All Other Facilities

    For other rooms on campus, the discounted rental fees are $75 for the first three hours and $37.50 for additional hours. The rate for non-Jewell community members is $100 for the first three hours and $50 for each additional hour.

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