Layout Options and Furnishings

The Lamar University Event Center consists of three rooms on the eighth floor of the Mary and John Gray Library. The entire floor has ceiling to floor walls of glass which overlook the campus and the city of Beaumont. The large center room, the Julia Plummer Room, accommodates 300 guests seated at tables. The Patillo Higgins Spindletop Room accommodates 120 seated at tables or 175 seated assembly style. The Mirabeau B. Lamar Room seats a maximum of 60 guests.  Because of limited furniture inventory, maximum capacity for each room varies based upon desired layout in adjacent rooms.  See inventory list at the bottom of this page.

The Director of the Event Center will meet with the client to discuss the event and make recommendations regarding the set-up. The floor can usually be set up to suit any needs; however, large pieces of furniture, pictures of donors, wall hangings and display cases cannot be moved.

The following schematics illustrate the variety of options for setting up the rooms in the University Event Center.                  

Plummer Room Set at Max Capacity for Served Dinner

Lamar Room Options                                                                                        

Auditorium Seating

Dinner Seating for a  Served Meal

Dinner Seating with a Buffet

Classroom Seating

The University Event Center maintains the following inventory.  Use of these items is included in your rental fee.

25 72-inch round tables
18 6-foot rectangular banquet tables
12 8-foot rectangular banquet tables
2 54-inch round tables
1 12-foot conference table
7 sections of serpentine table used for bars and buffets
348 banquet chairs
1 Steinway grand piano
3 podiums