Event planning is easy with the help of our creative and well-trained staff. Choose the perfect venue, work closely with our culinary team to develop the perfect menu, and enhance your space with furnishings, lighting, and multimedia support. Working with our experienced team will open you up to a new world of possibilities for formal galas, corporate gatherings, and any of the other numerous events we host yearly.

Corporate Events

We will help you plan your corporate and conference events with pleasure. We have skilled experience in planning corporate outings, training seminars, retreats, and board and staff meetings. We even have the perfect facilities for team-building exercises at our Fitness & Recreation Center.


Recreation and Athletic Programs

Our facilities are perfect for summer youth programs and athletics and could even serve as the perfect space for CPR or First-Aid courses. Our trained staff at each venue can design fitness programs or team-building activities for your event, and work with you to create a memorable experience.


Performances and Concerts

Southern has the ideal space for performances. We provide appropriate concert venues for everything from community ensembles to national touring acts. Lyman Center serves as our main performance venue, though we have other options that can be configured to host your event, no matter the size.


Summer Conference Housing

Between June and mid-August

Southern offers traditional dormitories and modern apartments for every type of group, from adult conferences to youth camps. Our housing is convenient and affordable, providing meeting spaces, dining options, and more to meet all needs. Southern is centrally located with easy access to all that New Haven has to offer.

More Event Possibilities

  • Corporate meetings and retreats
  • Training sessions and workshops
  • Fundraising galas and charity events
  • Award ceremonies and banquets
  • Live performances and concerts
  • Recitals
  • Conferences and seminars
  • Fashion shows

  • Conferences and seminars
  • Trade shows and exhibitions
  • Product launches and showcases