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Meeting & Dining Space in the Sharpe Refectory

Below seating capacity adjusts with the set up:

Chancellors Dining Room and Annex

  • Minimum of 35 guest required to book Chancellors Dining Room
  • 120 Guests Maximum – Sit Down Served Luncheon or Dinner
  • 100 Guest Maximum – Buffet Style Luncheon or Dinner
  • 200 Guest Maximum – Stand Up Reception Style

Chancellors Annex

  • 35 Guest Maximum for Either Buffet or Sit Down
  • No Minimum Required

Dining Rooms 8 & 9

  • Minimum of 25 guest required to book Dining Room 8 & 9
  • 100 Guests Maximum – Sit Down Served Luncheon or Dinner
  • 90 Guest Maximum – Buffet Style Luncheon or Dinner
  • 150 Guest Maximum – Stand Up Reception Style

President’s Dining Room

  • Maximum of 20 guests for Either Buffet or Sit Down
  • Table set up limited to Boardroom Style
  • No rounds available in this space
Each room has a minimum food expenditure of $150.00. If the food minimum is not met there will be a $100.00 room rental fee applied to your invoice not including labor.

Advantages to Using the Sharpe Refectory

  • All rooms are air-conditioned
  • No room rental with a minimum food order of $150.00
  • No table or chair rental fee
  • No china or delivery charges

Helpful Numbers for Functions Outside of the Sharpe Refectory

  • Event Support- 863-7820 (Tables, Chairs, Tents, Custodial, etc.)
  • Public Safety- 863-3322
  • Media Services- 863-2197
  • Insurance Office 863-9481

Bringing Your Own Food

  • Brown University Catering caters all events held on campus unless approved by your catering coordinator through Brown First.
  • No outside food or beverage can be brought into the Sharpe Refectory, including Chancellors Dining Room, Chancellors Annex, Dining Rooms 8 & 9, President's Dining Room and Main Dining Room.
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