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Facilities & Venues

Erma Byrd Gallery

Over 150 original works of art, all by women with West Virginia roots, adorn the walls of this remarkable, oval room. Floor to ceiling windows provide a stunning view of the Kanawha River and the West Virginia State Capitol. The gallery is a perfect venue for weddings and other celebrations, and doubles as a high-tech meeting space, with automatic shades, controlled lighting, and a large drop-down screen for video or PowerPoint presentations. 

Erma Byrd Gallery 

Riggleman Rotunda

A spacious venue in the heart of campus, the rotunda dazzles the eye with its inlaid flooring, colorful murals, and art deco touches. Like the Erma Byrd Gallery, it is oval-shaped, providing easy circulation for large crowds, and looks out on the river and the State Capitol beyond. The adjoining patio makes this the perfect spot for an indoor/outdoor event in seasonable weather. 

Riggleman Rotunda 

UC Riverbank

“Charleston’s best piece of real estate” boasts the same spectacular view of the Kanawha River and State Capitol. Crew shells, coal barges and pleasure boats provide constant entertainment, and the outdoor venue attracts events ranging from patio dining to tented receptions to large public festivals. 

Tent with Capitol in background 

The Ballroom

At almost 4,000 square feet, the ballroom is the University’s largest indoor venue with a maximum capacity of 300 guests. Special features include black and white flooring and windows looking out on the Kanawha River and State Capitol. 

Ballroom 

Geary Auditorium

Geary Auditorium in Riggleman Hall provides a stage and theater seating for up to 962 guests, perfect for concerts and public speaking events. 

Geary Auditorium 
 

Additional Venues

The Frankenberger Art Gallery and the Appalachian Room are flexible spaces for meetings or receptions. Call our catering staff at 304-357-4807 for information about these and other facilities at the University of Charleston.