Host Your Next Event at the Ware Center


Steinman Hall | Lyet Lobby | Atrium | Owen Salon | Binns Room | von Hess Library | Regitz Art Gallery | Choral Room


The Ware Center, designed by renowned architect Philip Johnson, is located in the heart of the arts district at 42 N. Prince Street, Lancaster, PA 17603.


"We have held several events at the Ware Center for business, one of them being a large industry conferance for over one hundred marketing professionals. The entire event was a success and many attendees commented on the unique facility and how much they enjoyed the space. The staff at the Ware Center did a fantastic job accommodating all our requests and making sure needs were met. Overall, a great experience."   - Luanne S. Godfrey




Steinman Hall

Steinman Hall’s state of the art sound was designed by Cyril Harris, acoustician for the Kennedy and Lincoln Centers and the Metropolitan Opera House in New York. Each plush seat throughout the hall has a perfect view of the stage. A 22' wide motorized drop down projection screen makes this hall a great venue for business meetings or lectures. Seating Capacity: 350 | Dimensions: 3,497 Square Feet


Stage Elevation





Lyet Lobby

This unique space features floor-to-ceiling windows, contemporary chandeliers and the warmth of Pennsylvania cherry wood paneling surrounding the lobby. The wrap-around lobby space also includes a covered patio. The street-level space affords appealing downtown views including many period buildings. Capacity: 300 |  Dimensions: 3,000 Square Feet









The Atrium

The open floorplan of this space showcases a breathtaking glass pyramid ceiling for a sky view during the day and star gazing by night. This space is great for banquets, wedding receptions, nonprofit fundraisers and galas. Seating Capacity: 300  Dimensions: 65’x55’ - 3,575 Square Feet




The Owen Salon

This stunning third-floor room has large floor to ceiling, curved windows overlooking Lancaster City. It is a beautiful performance venue as well as a dining, reception, and lecture area with wide columns and hardwood flooring. Capacity: Dinner 90, Lecture 120  |  Dimensions: 1,496 square feet – 54’x23’

Amenities: (2) 60" TV monitors, ability to connect portable AV cart.



Binns Room

With cherry wood walls and beautiful hardwood floors, this is a dynamic learning space perfect for breakouts during conferences or recitals. A 15’ motorized, drop-down screen makes this room a great space for a business meeting or lecture. Capacity: Reception 100, Dinner 90, Lecture 100  |  Dimensions: 38’x34’- 1,263 Square Feet





von Hess Library

This is the perfect space for board meetings and small presentations. It is located on the second floor balcony, overlooking Lyet Lobby. The library is a warm, comfortable space with cherry wood walls, elegant carpet, and beautiful cherry wood cabinets. Capacity: 32

Amenities: Smartboard – Interactive Whiteboard with projector, Elmo Document Camera






Regitz Art Gallery

The Regitz Gallery is located on the Mezzanine level of the Ware Center. The gallery features monthly rotating exhibitions of artwork from regional and local artists.  First Friday of each month marks the kick off to each new exhibit with an opportunity to meet the artist between 6-8 PM.  Most exhibits include artwork that is available to purchase. Artwork can be viewed during the business hours of the Ware Center.  The Regitz Gallery creates an open and engaging space for receptions.





Choral Room

Capacity: 90  |  Dimensions: 34’6” x 31’ 9/16”


Amenities: SmartPodium with built in computer (Mac or PC), DVD Player, and Internet Access, Overhead Sound System, Elmo Document Camera, 10' Motorized Drop Down Screen