Happening Now! Right now, the talk around town is about one of Lafayette’s newest event spaces, Carnahan Hall, which offers the perfect setting for your special event. Since opening in August of 2014, this venue has created lasting memories for brides, mothers to be, locals and visitors partaking in one of their special events like The Jazz Club performances and wine and canvas events. With 3 unique rooms that offer space from 30 to 200, Carnahan Hall is definitely worth a visit to explore!
Every month our office hosts Visitor Industry Partner (VIP) tours of spaces around Lafayette-West Lafayette. We recently toured Carnahan Hall and I was so excited to find a venue with such bright, open space. Their ballroom, which can service 120 people seated or 200 people standing, is full of windows, tall ceilings, a lot of spotlights for extra lighting, a moveable stage and a coffee bar. The room has a 9X12 retractable screen and a HD projector that includes basic sound for videos and/or slideshows. Want to dance the night away to great music? Carnahan Hall has a sound package that includes speakers, monitors, subs, microphones and stands. (Please note it requires a sound engineer.) There is even a private parking lot with approximately 20 spaces that can be rented after 5pm and/or on weekends for $50 per event.
Looking to host a smaller party? There are 2 studio spaces that have lovely space for you to choose from. Studio A is perfect for baby showers, bridal showers, business meetings and more. (One idea passed around at the VIP was to set up this space for kids during a larger event in the ballroom, so the adults could have their fun time dancing or enjoying music in the hall and the kids can have fun doing activities in this space). Studio A has beautifully exposed wood beams and an entrance right off of 8th Street downtown Lafayette, making it the perfect location for your next event.
The third and final space is Studio B, which is designated as an art studio. This room is great for art classes, children’s birthday parties and more. It is also located right off of 8th Street with its own private entrance.
Carnahan Hall has its own team of event planners that have over five years of event planning experience. They will assist with logistics, layout ideas, decoration recommendations, guidance regarding local vendors, and how to plan your dream event on a budget. Event planning can be stressful and they will make your special event as easy as possible!
Enjoy friends, art and fun at Paint & Party! This is such a popular event right now with friends and couples who can get together and with little to none artistic knowledge and create beautiful pieces of art. At Carnahan Hall you can book one of these parties and have an afternoon or evening laughing and painting art.
Whether you are looking for delicious dining, interesting attractions and shops, enticing events or home away from home lodging—a getaway to Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana, is sure to satisfy. For more information about this venue and others in the area, visit our website at www.HomeOfPurdue.com