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Event Venues

Front view of Allen Arena

Allen Arena

Allen Arena is setting the standard in Nashville for a range of event scenarios.

From tour rehearsal space to scaled major concert seating up to 5,500 or a private fundraising dinner for 1,000, Allen Arena is staffed with event planners and technical staff to support your event with seamless professional skill from start to finish. On-site concessions as well as catering are conveniently and cost effectively available and scaled to event requirements, large or small. Plus, within minutes if necessary, you can expand your staff with access to dozens of students who work regularly with our event clients.

Recent events that have been hosted in Allen Arena include the Dove Awards, a Newsboys concert, and the Special Olympics State Basketball Tournament.

Front of Bennett Campus Center

Bennett Campus Center

Few single buildings can offer such a variety of venue options.

This is why so many choose to put their meetings and events right in the hub of our students’ campus life. Inside the Bennett Campus Center you’ll find small conference rooms for meetings or discussion sessions, as well as a large, open mezzanine area for receptions or small dinners. Connected, you’ll find Shamblin Theatre, a unique multi-level venue for meetings, award banquets and video presentations. Step outside to a below-ground amphitheater, ideal for star-lit receptions and musical performances. Whatever your event, we’ll make sure you get the best grades.

Front of Collins Alumni Auditorium

Burton & Collins Alumni Auditorium

With top-notch technology and features, you're sure to host a creative and engaging event in Collins Alumni Auditorium.

This venue is home to the University's weekly breakout chapels, frequent performances and concerts as well as the long-standing Lipscomb traditions of Singarama and Stompfest. You can utilize the floor, seating 450, for a more intimate event or pack out the building at 850 people for your award-winning productions.

Front of Ezell Center

Ezell Center

Whether you're hosting a presentation, reception, meeting or formal meal, the Ezell Center and its amenities will ensure your event vision becomes a reality.

The $10.5 million Ezell Center, is named for Miles Ezell Sr., founder of Nashville’s Purity Dairies, and features the Doris Swang Chapel, with a unique stained glass window design; the Mullican Television Studio; the J.M. McCaleb Mission Center; the Paul Rogers Board Room; and Sanders-Baxter Hall, which is named in memory of Batsell Barrett Baxter and J.P. Sanders.

Whereas local civic, business and religious groups have been using Lipscomb’s facilities for years, the Ezell Center now offers the very latest in learning spaces in the third-floor conference center, offering cutting-edge interactive whiteboards and rolling tables, chairs and walls that can quickly create several spaces for break-out groups.

The Ezell Center boasts 21 classrooms, television and radio studios, a missions center to serve the hundreds of people who attend Lipscomb-coordinated mission trips each year, a chapel with an impressive stained glass window and a collaborative learning space with portable tables, chairs, whiteboards and walls.

Front of Swang Business Center

Swang Business Center

It’s never business as usual with Lipscomb’s Swang Business Center.

Plan your next event here and take advantage of the indoor and outdoor space we have available for small to medium groups. Our spacious lobby is the perfect backdrop for receptions and dinners. The Swang auditorium can accommodate groups for lectures, meetings and presentations and features an elevated stage. Adjacent breakout rooms are available for smaller sessions or meetings. And right outside, our bricked entrance has been a popular location for social gatherings, dinners and receptions. Whatever your need, we’ll make it our business to create the perfect event for you and your colleagues or guests.

Piano and seating in Ward Hall

Ward Hall

The Ward Lecture Auditorium has played host to hundreds of international musicians as well as music students through the years.

Originally constructed as a lecture hall and later transformed into a performance hall, this multipurpose space is still used today for both types of events. It houses weekly breakout chapels and University lectures along with musical performances and presentations. The flexibility and convenient access of Ward Hall allows for all sizes and types of events to excel.