Event Planners

Events at Central College

At Your Service

In addition to our various academic programs and an exciting student experience, Central College offers award-winning event and catering services. Whether you want to host a small meeting, an intimate wedding ceremony or a large conference, Central can satisfy your event needs. When you host an event at Central, ​you can take comfort in the support of well-equipped spaces and renowned catering — all at an affordable price.

Meetings & Events

Central College offers meeting venues that seat from 2 to 3,000, state-of-the-art classrooms, athletic facilities and several dining options.

Our venues and facilities come prepared with technology and equipment to accommodate your needs.

Events Facilities
Events at Central College
Events at Central College

Camps & Conferences

Central College hosts many camps and conferences over the summer. Some of these events include Business Horizons, Upward Bound, Central Iowa Color Guard Camp, Iowa Choral Directors Association and Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA).

During non-academic times of the year we provide economical housing for conferences and events guests. Our compact campus makes transitions between buildings quick and convenient.

Camps Housing


Central College will personally attend to all of your needs from the perfect venue for the ceremony to a beautifully catered reception.

The Chapel, with its dramatic sweeping ceiling, skylights and an outside amphitheater, or the famous bridge over the Central pond are wonderful locations for the ceremony.

With Graham Conference Center, Maytag Student Center and Graham Annex, Central College is suited for receptions of all sizes. We can comfortably host over 400 people, making us the largest wedding venue in Pella.

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You will have the opportunity to work with Central's award-winning catering team which boasts over 100 years of experience. From preparation to presentation we aspire to standards that exceed even those of our customers. That’s why we’ve garnered a reputation as being one of the premier full-service caterers in Iowa.

We also provide the tablecloths and linens that add an extra element of elegance and class to your event. And when it comes time to cook, we promise to use only the best ingredients, including many locally grown items.

Contact Central's Catering Department at (641) 628-5788 or catering@central.edu.

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Small-Town Feel, Big-City Perks

Central is located in winsome, walkable Pella, Iowa. Famous for its Dutch heritage, old-world architecture, fabulous bakeries, laid-back coffee shops, Fortune 500 companies and world-famous tulip festival, Pella is just 40 miles from Iowa's capital of Des Moines and minutes from Lake Red Rock.

In 2021, Oprah ranked Pella as one of 60 charming American towns everyone should visit.

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More Information

Call us or email us if you’d like help or need more information about hosting an event at Central.