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John J Hemmingson Center

area: Downtown Spokane
  • overview
    The John J. Hemmingson Center showcases a 9,200 square foot Grand Ballroom in addition to 12,998 square feet of meeting and event spaces, two floors of resident dining and four food outlets including Starbucks, Einstein Bros. Bagels, The Bulldog and The Marketplace. With 17 meeting areas available, we can place you in a space that will fit your specific meeting, event or social needs. Gonzaga's campus is located on the north bank of the beautiful Spokane River and is only a short walk on the Centennial Trail to the downtown Spokane area where a plethora of entertainment, sightseeing and dining experiences are waiting to be explored. To request reservations go to Reservations are made based on the order in which the initial requests come in.  Download brochure.
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    General Information
    • Distance from Airport: 9 Miles
    • Distance from Downtown: 2 Miles
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    Facility Info
    • Description The intentional design of the John J. Hemmingson Center brings to life Gonzaga University's rich history, educational experiences and serves as a gathering place for the university and greater Spokane community. With over 167,000 sq. ft. of contemporary space, the Center creates the ideal setting for meetings, conferences and special events. The third floor is dedicated event space with meeting and breakout rooms as well as the 9,200 sq ft Grand Ballroom complete with beautiful views of campus and the McCarthey Athletic Center. A 189 seat multipurpose auditorium is located on the lower level and is ideal for lectures, movies, and performances. Dining options in the center include Einstein Bros. Bagels, Starbucks, The Marketplace, The Bulldog and the COG. Full service on-site catering is available through Flavours by Sodexo (509.313. 6902 or The Hemmingson Center has been awarded Gold LEED Certification based on sustainable design, building materials and energy efficiency features.
    • Largest Room 9200
    • Total Sq. Ft. 38000
    • Reception Capacity 900
    • Theatre Capacity 800
    • Distance to Arena 1.5
    • Distance to Convention Center 2
    • Distance to Fairgrounds 4
    • Distance to CenterPlace 10
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    • Distance from Spokane Convention Center 2-4 miles
    • Banquet Capacity 504
    • Number of Rooms 14
    • Classroom Capacity 348
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