Tucked picturesquely in the heart of the Willamette Valley in central western Oregon, between the snow-capped Cascade Mountain Range and the ocean-hugging Coastal Range, Corvallis offers a wide variety of venues and activities for event attendees. Everything from a traditional conference center to a historic theater can be rented out for meetings and events.
Oregon State University’s CH2M HILL Alumni Center and adjacent The LaSells Stewart Center feature 80,000 square feet of combined event space with fixed theater seating for up to 1,200 in Austin Auditorium. Or enjoy flexible seating options in the 7,300 square foot Cascade Ballroom. There are even 15 separate breakout options that accommodate anywhere from 10 to 200 people.
For those more intimate groups, the 2,000 square foot divisible ballroom and outdoor terrace at the Courtyard by Marriott in downtown Corvallis help keep guests all under one roof. This venue pairs nicely with The Vue located right across the street that offers two levels of private event space with the best view of Marys Peak in town! Perfect for that off-site meal or event, the indoor-outdoor flow takes the stuffiness out of networking and the rustic-chic architectural flourishes and cozy fireplace can make anyone feel at home.
Looking for something memorable and different? The City of Corvallis owns and operates the Majestic Theatre, an architectural gem in the heart of downtown that opened in 1913 as a Vaudeville theater. Perfect for those gatherings of 30 to 300 attendees with spaces available from the theater itself to smaller classrooms for breakouts within the building. For larger groups, the Whiteside Theatre, built in 1922, can seat up to 800 people in the auditorium and can partner with the Darkside Cinemas across the street for four breakout rooms of 50 people.
When the meeting is over attendees can see why Corvallis was recognized as Oregon’s top place to live in 2019. Locally sourced meals and craft beverages abound with over a dozen Willamette Valley wineries, craft breweries and distilleries. Many local chefs even shop at the twice-weekly farmers market to keep their ingredients fresh and local. A thriving arts scene, brand new museum and easy access to over 60 miles of hiking and biking trails mean there’s never a shortage of things to see and do.
For more information on available venues and activities, go to VisitCorvallis.com.