Building Use + Rentals

Event rental space

Thank you for your interest in using Christian Theological Seminary’s spaces for your event.

The CTS campus includes three buildings: the main building, the Counseling Center and the Hospitality House. The Counseling Center typically is not available for events, and the Hospitality House provides overnight accommodations for CTS students and guests.

The seminary’s main building, a mid-century modern masterpiece, has many spaces available for rent. These include:

  • Several meeting rooms for groups of three to 80 people, including Room B29, which has a beautiful view of White River and  the Central Canal
  • Common Room, which can accommodate up to 176 people for dinners or receptions
  • Café, for up to 130 people
  • Shelton Auditorium, for up to 425 people
  • Sweeney Chapel, which can accommodate up to 400 people

If you are interested in using our building or grounds for your meeting or event, please read the CTS Events Policies and Procedures document, which provides extensive information about our facilities, pricing and policies.

The next step is to complete and submit the CTS Reservation Request form. When the request is received, our Events Committee will review it and usually respond within a week. In general, CTS welcomes any events that aligns with the mission and vision of the seminary. Spaces can be rented for personal, commercial, nonprofit or educational purposes. However, availability may be limited due to CTS events, including class schedules, and use by students, faculty and staff.

If you have questions about our facility that are not covered in the Events Policies and Procedures document, please contact Eric Wilcox at events@cts.edu or 317-931-2333. 

If you are requesting the use of CTS for filming or photography, please see the CTS Film or Photography Policy.

Hospitality House overnight accommodations

Hospitality House provides short-term housing for CTS students and guests of the Seminary. Space must be reserved in advance, and CTS students are given priority. Accommodations include single, double and quadruple rooms with private and shared bathrooms. To make a reservation contact Eric Wilcox by email or at 317-931-2333. For full information regarding our rates, facility and restrictions, please review our CTS Hospitality House guidelines (PDF, 9 KB).

Using the CTS campus as a filming location

Christian Theological Seminary (CTS) supports the arts and can be considered as a location for your next film. Please download information and instructions regarding filming on our campus here.