newcomb ballroom

Newcomb Hall Ballroom

Newcomb Hall Ballroom


The Newcomb Hall Ballroom is located on the third floor of Newcomb Hall and hosts a large range of events such as banquet dinners, speaking engagements, and resource fairs. The space has an empty capacity of 657 people. 

Available Setups & Capacities

  • Banquet: 270 (27 tables)
  • Chairs in Rows: 520
  • Chairs in Rows with six piece Stage: 480
  • Chairs in Rows with three piece Stage: 500
  • Resource Fair: 42 tables

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  • Upgraded event chairs (480 available)
  • 5' round tables (27 available)
  • 6' x 24" rectangular tables (42 available)
  • 4' x 8' stage pieces (12 available)
  • Podium
  • Shade for windows

Available Audio-Visual Equipment (must request in EMS)


  • (2) projectors on 12' x 12' screens available for events facing windows
  • (1) projector on 12' x 12' screen available for events facing left wall when entering from Ballroom Lobby


  • Microphones available: (4) Wireless Handheld, (1) Wireless Lapel, (1) Corded Handheld
  • Sound System: 2 wall mounted powered speakers

Space Specific Policies

  • Stage pieces are rated for presentations, speakers, and non-dancing performances - they are not rated for and may not be used for dancing
  • ADA access to stage available upon request (must give 3 weeks' notice)
  • Outside event furniture (including lounge furniture) may not be brought into the space without the prior approval of Event Management
  • Access to back of house areas (specifically area through doors on left side of the ballroom when entering from the ballroom lobby) is prohibited and not included in reservation

Food Policy

  • UVA Catering is the only approved caterer for this space. No other food or drink may be served in the Ballroom. Event organizers may request an exemption to this policy if UVA Catering is not able to prepare food necessary for the event - email [email protected] for this request

Photos of the Space:

Banquet Ballroom