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Reception Center

The Reception Centers staff manages two event facilities on campus: The University Reception Center and The John Gray Center. From the eighth floor of the Mary and John Gray Library, the University Reception Center overlooks Lamar University and the city of Beaumont. This 10,000 square foot facility is an ideal setting for campus and community events, the Reception Center is a great place for catered meetings, receptions, dinners and seminars. The facility consists of three rooms, providing a wide array of possible arrangements.

Located near the baseball field at 855 Jim Gilligan Way is the John Gray Center which includes the 250-seat Richard Price auditorium. Additionally, the John Gray Center houses the Elvis Mason Room which is ideal for board meetings, seminars or presentations.

The special events staff serves the university by organizing successful events and programs that seek to educate, foster a sense of community, and build relationships. We strive to provide a fitting venue for every event by offering sound advice and counsel on room layouts, menu planning and audio visual needs. Our office is committed to providing a beautiful and functional atmosphere for your event.

It is our hope that the ambiance of our facility and the personal assistance of our staff will make your event a success. Please call (409) 880-8136 or 880-7734 to find out more about the Reception Center or the John Gray Center or to make an appointment to view the facilities.


P O Box 10011, Beaumont, TX 77710

(409) 880-8419


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