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Southern New Hampshire University

2500 North River Rd
Manchester, New Hampshire 03106 USA

Southern New Hampshire University

2500 North River Rd
Manchester, New Hampshire 03106

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70Meeting Rooms
600Overnight Guests
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Southern New Hampshire University is a great location for summer camps, corporate retreats, receptions, charity/non-profit events, community walks, meetings, expos, and conferences. SNHU can provide facilities, audio visual and catering for your next Manchester event as well as complimentary parking. Come visit today and see why everyone is talking about Southern New Hampshire University! We can’t wait to show you our New Hampshire conference centers.

Just minutes from Interstate 93, SNHU's 300-acre campus sits on the bank of the Merrimack River in Manchester, NH. and is a great location for your next Manchester, New Hampshire event!

Banquet and meeting facilities include a funtion room, breakout rooms for 10 to 500 people, an executive boardroom, and a 218-seat auditorium. The Dining Center Banquet Hall is a great place to host a Manchester event with state-of-the-art technology for presentations, wireless Internet, banquet-style seating for 350, theater-style seating for 500, meeting space for up to 500, dividable space to allow for two venues, computer network access with up to 200 physical ports of connectivity, two LCD projectors with two 15-foot diagonal screens, and catering services to accommodate all of your food and beverage needs. We can’t wait to show you our New Hampshire conference centers.

For more information and to see photos of our New England conference centers and event spaces, please visit our Facebook page at 

You can also call our office at 603-645-9612 and we would be happy to answer all of your questions. Our office hours are Monday-Friday 8:00 AM-4:30 PM.  We can accommodate events during the day, at night, as well as on weekends.

Watch the video below to learn even more of the attributes that make Southern New Hampshire University the premier Manchester, New Hampshire event venue.
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Nearby Cities & Number of Miles:
Boston - 52
Portland, ME - 94
Providence, RI - 102
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Manchester Boston Regional Airport / 20
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Limited facility space is available during the school year (September-May) while residential living space as well as facility space is fully available during the summer (May-August).
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SNHU's facilities are outfitted with the latest in meeting technology. Each classroom is equipped with a computer teaching station, projector, and screen. Our audio visual staff can also offer teleconferencing services, video recording, and live streaming. Don't let the day of details get you nervous either, a member of our audio visual team will be there to assist you!
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SNHU offers catering services and a diversified menu that will complete any event from a boxed lunch to a presidential dinner. Be sure to look at their sample catering menu under the catering tab.
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We offer complete summer overnight packages including housing (linens included), food, meeting room rentals and media services. Alumni- Call us to book your next Manchester event today and receive a 15% discount. Please inquire if you are planning weekly or monthly sessions in our New Hampshire conference centers.
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Southern New Hampshire University requires a certificate of liability in the name of the university for $1,000,000 prior to the start of each program. We are able to provide multiuse/multiday discounts, but are not able to provide discounts for non profit organizations. Please contact us directly to see how we can help make your next event a success and stay on budget! Deposits are required within one month of contract signing. All overnight programs must be for attendees 18+. We are unable to provide overnight accommodations to anyone under the age of 18 regardless of relation or program.
Ideally Suited For:
Adult Social Event
Corporate Social Events
Family Reunion
Leisure travel
Professional Meeting/Training/Conference/Retreat
Wedding Ceremony/Reception

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Meeting RoomDescriptionsSquare Footage
Dining Center Banquet Hall The Dining Center Banquet Hall includes state-of-the-art technology for presentations, wireless internet, banquet-style seating for 350, theater-style seating for 500, meeting space for up to 500, dividable space to allow for two venues, computer network access with up to 200 physical ports of connectivity, two LCD projectors with two 15-foot diagonal screens and a variety of decor options.

Academic Center The Academic Center is a great location for a professional seminars, break out meetings or socials.  The Building includes small boardrooms equipped with state of the art technology, classrooms with projectors and smart technology boards, a seminar style classroom that seats 70 and a learning commons/patio area that can be used for social events.

Walker Auditorium Located in Robert Frost, Walker Auditorium is a great location for presentations, panel discussions movie screanings and training sessions.  The room also features an adjecent lobby for socials, check-ins, small expo's and socials.

Mara Lecture Hall The Mara Lecture Hall, located in Webster Hall, is the second largest lecture hall on campus.  The space is great for presentations of any kind!

Hospitality Salons Located in the Hospitality Building which also includes a state of the art restaraunt, classrooms and a boardroom, the Salons include 3 individual spaces that can become a large space for any function.  The Salons include two drop down projector screens and the room can be used for a variety of events.

Athletics SNHU offers a variety of athletic facilities including baseball, softball, soccer/lacrosse fields, an outside recreational park, a low ropes course, a raquetball court, pool and two gymnasiums.  The small gym includes a large stage, while the fieldhouse gym includes built in bleachers.

Classrooms Throughout the SNHU campus there are a variety of classrooms in four different buidlings.  Classrooms include computer labs, science labs, tiered seating, smart boards, drop down ceiling projectors and much more.



Facility# of Rooms# of BedsRoom TypeBath TypeA/C
East Side Suites 174 255 Suite/Apartment Style Private yes
Near by Hotels 300 500 Nearby Hotels Private yes
Tuckerman Hall 152 300 Residence Halls Private yes


  • Flavours by Sodexo
    From executive box lunches to plated dinners, Flavours by Sodexo has designed a variety of menus to fit a wide range of budgets and tastes.  Ordering and choosing your menu is easy with our online menu.  Flavours by Sodexo also offers a full bar menu as well as signature drinks and menu items.  To embellish your decor, ask about ice sculptures and other items that can be added to your food display. Sodexo is also committed to being sustainable and using local foods.

    To view online menu's or to learn more click here.


  • SNHU Dining Center
    Seating Capacity: 470
    Opened year round SNHU's Dining Center offers a wide-variety of culinary options ranging from exotic international dishes at the new Euro to succulent burger options at the Mill City Grill. La Trattoria serves flat bread pizzas, quesadillas, and Panini’s.  SNHU also has a variety of cafe's throughout campus in the Academic Center Complex, Student Center and Webster Hall.

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  • Flavours by Sodexo
    Our onsite catering service, Flavours by Sodexo, will enhance any event. The friendly and professional staff can create meals from a box lunch to a plated meal. Guests can also choose to use the University Café which offers a number of selections. Sodexo works hard to create a custom menu at a reasonable price.

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Event Coordination Feel at ease the day of your event with the help of our experienced event planning team.  From small details to large details let our staff help you along the way.  Coordination includes helping to ensure the event schedule runs smoothly, setting up center pieces or linens before the event and much more.

Security Our campus includes 24 hour security throughout the campus and the option to hire extra security for events (at an hourly rate).

Signage Let us help direct your guests with custom signage from parking to meeting space.

Skirting & Drapery Table skirting is avialable in black and brown for 8 ft. and 6 ft. tables as well as cabaret tables.  Pipe and Drape is available in black in varying lengths and widths.


Complete Media Services Media Services offers a number of packages and resources to complete any event. Our in-house staff can accommodate all of your technology needs.
  • Portable 72" Screen
  • Wired/Wireless/Lavilier Microphones
  • Dell Laptop
  • Up-lighting
  • Custom gobo
  • Polycom video conferfencing system
  • Digital Audio Recording
  • Tech support (hourly)
  • And much more!

In Room Technology The Dining Center Banquet Hall, lecture halls, auditorium, boardrooms and classrooms are furnished with drop down projector screens, computers and multiple lighting settings.

Area Attractions

Manchester Manchester is one of the largest and most dynamic cities in northern New England. With a population of just over 100,000, Manchester combines small-town charm with a lively cultural scene.

Go listen to music. We’re home to two orchestras, an opera company, and dozens of nightclubs. Go shopping. Stores here range from upscale boutiques to funky thrift stores—and there’s no sales tax. Go out to eat. Downtown Manchester boasts more than 70 restaurants.

Go cheer for a local sports team. We’re home to the Manchester Monarchs hockey team and the Fisher Cats baseball team. Go fishing, go for a hike, or go skiing. Manchester has it all.

Check out these great attractions:
Verizon Wireless Arena
Palace theater
Indoor rock climbing
Mel's Fun Way Park

Boston Only an hour away is the bustling city of Boston!  Hosting over 12 million annual visitors from across the country and around the globe. This vibrant, thriving city is renowned for its cultural facilities,  champion sports franchises, as well as its place at the very forefront of American history. Tourism is one of New England's largest industries; as the region's social and commercial "hub", Boston is willing to accommodate and entertain you as few other cities can.


  • Too often we don't take the time to celebrate successes, but I wanted to be sure to touch base to tell you what a pleasure it was to work with Kelly Haskell on our two recent multi-day management training sessions in September and October at SNHU’s Hospitality Center. She made it a point to check in with the presenter each morning to be sure that all arrangements were in place as requested and address any issues that may have arisen the day prior. Her attention to detail, her pleasant, positive attitude and customer centric approach was delightful. The trainer commented that "...there were no glitches and working with Kelly was wonderful... There were no issues and at this point no room for improvement." Kelly truly went the extra mile to be certain that our event went well. As a result of this very positive experience, SNHU has certainly become a venue that I will consider again when planning off-site meetings. -October 17, 2013
    Susan Smith, Merchants Fleet Management

  • "Southern New Hampshire University was the perfect venue for our inaugural Reason to Hope breakfast event. Kelly and her team were so easy to work with. All of the details were expertly handled from the timing of the food service with our program to the outstanding AV capabilities. Breakfast was delicious and I look forward to working with them in the future." May 16, 2013
    Caitlyn Mosher Ellis- Alzheimer's Association

  • Our group, Weave A Real Peace, held our annual meeting in June, 2013, on the campus of SNHU. Right from the start, Kelly Haskell, the Summer Programs and Marketing Coordinator, was a joy to work with. She kept track of details, wasn't fazed by the inevitable changes, and was always willing to be flexible. There were no hidden or additional charges. The food was healthy and plentiful; the rooms were clean; the meeting spaces, both formal and informal, were just what we needed. I would highly recommend SNHU as a meeting place. June, 2013
    Jackie Abrams, WARP Annual Meeting Coordinator

  • Last evening was pretty seamless! The signage was easily readable despite the heavy rains. Jason was there on time to make sure we had everything we needed. The table set up was just what we wanted. The room and facilities were super clean! It was terrific. We are looking forward to our next meeting there in September! July 9, 2013
    Karyn Battey, Pampered Chef

  • "We had our wedding in the banquet center at SNHU in August 2013. Kelly was fantastic to work with! She took care of everything including all the little details – from ordering rentals, to working with A/V to perfect the turquoise uplighting (which they made a custom color for us to match), to helping us set up the room the night before and calm our nerves. I would recommend her to anyone. Linda was wonderful with the food as well and everyone was pleasantly surprised with the buffet. The room was huge and comfortably fit all our guests with plenty of room for dancing and moving around. The bartender was efficient and knowledgable. Thank you for assisting with our special day, it couldn't have been better!"
    Michelle Archer, Wedding

  • The New Hampshire Master Gardener’s Association, an affiliate of UNH cooperative extension, had held its annual Welcome Spring Symposium in a NH conference center for 8 years, until this year. The cost there had gotten prohibitively high for our non-profit. After our 2013 symposium we searched for a new venue that would allow us to have a location where all could assemble for a keynote speaker and then have breakouts all day for smaller group sessions. We settled on SNHU for our March 22nd, 2014 symposium. We were not disappointed!! SNHU provided us with the Walker Auditorium that had fantastic acoustics and state-of-the art audio visual equipment in both the auditorium and all the rooms we used. The student AV assistance they provided us for the day was top notch. The food provided was not only delicious, the presentation was beautiful and the food servers were very attentive. Denise, the SNHU conference manager, had everything arranged as we had requested when our delegation arrived early in the morning, from lobby table arrangements to easels. It takes a great team to pull off a flawless conference and SNHU certainly provides that! Thanks SNHU! - March 25, 2014
    Jan Woodbury, New Hampshire Master Gardeners Association