Want to impress your guests without all the party planning stress? NMSU’s Conference Services has you covered.
Since you probably hosted large groups of kith and kin during the holiday season, why not move the party elsewhere for your next event, and let someone else take care of all those stressful entertaining details? If you think the New Mexico State University campus is reserved just for Aggie functions, think again.
Julie Hughes and the rest of the Conference Services team are ready and willing to help plan your next event. Weddings, quinceneras, anniversaries, graduation and birthday parties, even business conferences and meetings—they have not only the expertise, but also the perfect venue to make your get-together a memorable one.
“We offer full service event planning,” Julie explains. “We can help coordinate every aspect, to include organizing or recommending vendors and rental companies for linens and decor. If you’re concerned about parking, we have someone that coordinates that. Depending on the venue, we have different catering options, and I highly recommend our on-site caterers, Flavours by Sodexo. They do a phenomenal job and can do any set up and work with all ranges of budgets.”
During the summer months, NMSU hosts numerous conferences and business meetings, which can include use of academic and event spaces, housing in the residence halls, and meals at on-campus dining facilities.
Conference Services is not only a “one stop shop” for your event needs, they also offer some pretty spectacular venues. Check out these options for one-of-a-kind photo ops, romantic backdrops, and plenty of space for guest lists of any size.
Golf Course Banquet Room & Patio
With plenty of greenery and jaw-dropping views, Julie says the photo opportunities at this venue make it a favorite for weddings. “Besides the golf course and the mountains, the building’s architecture is a beautiful backdrop for portraits. It looks so classic in black and white shots,” she adds. The patio is the perfect spot for an intimate sunset ceremony (it accommodates about 80 people), and then move the party inside to the banquet room (168-person capacity) for a big reception bash.
NMSU’s newest event venue, tucked away on beautifully landscaped grounds right near the Aggie duck pond, offers a more intimate and tranquil environment. The interfaith center is open to all religious denominations, and is also fully equipped with technology for businesses or organizations that may want to host presentations or meetings. “There’s a lot of neat opportunities here for smaller weddings, parties, and even memorials” Julie says. “Inside, the seated capacity is about 90 people, but there is also an adjacent patio where guests can mingle. It’s perfect for a cocktail reception or ice cream socials, plus it still offers that spiritual environment that many people desire.”
“A lot of people choose this venue because of the unique view of the stadium that you literally cannot get anywhere else, but you may not realize that it also has a phenomenal view beyond the stadium of the entire city,” Julie points out. “Even if you’re not a sports fan, it’s a unique place to host an event. If you are, well that’s just all the more fun.” Flavours by Sodexo will supply the tasty eats whether you’re looking for coffees and pastries, cocktail appetizers, or a full buffet spread with carving stations. Set up with round banquet tables, the restaurant can hold about 100 people. Up that to 160 people for a theater seating configuration.
Hosting a really big crowd? The Corbett Center Student Union has many event spaces available for rental. They can even combine all three ballrooms to accommodate crowds upwards of 500 people.