About the Neeley Center
The Ronald L. Neeley Conference and Hospitality Center at Terra State Community College opened on November 1, 2013. It was named after former graphics faculty member Ron Neeley, and made possible by a generous contribution by his sister and brother-in-law, Wanda and Arnold Coldiron.
The Neeley Center is a 9,700-square-foot building with a 4,085-square-foot grand hall. The grand hall can hold 250 people banquet style, and up to 300 theater style. The facility can remain as one large grand hall or be subdivided to create up to five smaller meeting rooms to accommodate different size events. We also have an outside patio and gazebo that can accommodate up to 200 guests.
We have a state-of-the-art technology infrastructure, including building-wide wireless internet, which allows for multimedia use for conferencing events; wireless microphones, with incorporated sound system; and ceiling-mounted, retractable projectors and screens.
When it comes to a perfectly planned and executed catered event, no one comes close to AVI! Our corporate and staff chefs are experienced, highly trained, innovative food service specialists able to create any menu selection you can think of … and many of which you’ve only dreamed.
The Neeley Center maintains comparable rental rates found in the local community and surrounding area. For instance, clients will be charged only $100 for our smallest room up to $650 rent for the entire Grand Hall for an all-day event. We even offer discounted rates for non-profit organizations, and half-day events.
Not only does The Neeley Center serve as the site of meetings, conferences, weddings, receptions, and social/community events, but also provides an event planning learning laboratory for the College’s hospitality management program. This program concentrates on dining, banquet, special events, beverage and front desk experiences for the students. In the new space, students learn planning, coordination of setup and teardown, assistance with hosting receptions and providing services during special events. Having this hands-on practical application will give students an edge in the ever growing hospitality job market.