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Ensminger Pavilion Event Venue FAQ

Who do I contact to rent the Pavilion?

Key pickup

  • Please pickup keys in Hulbert Hall Room 423 Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
  • Keys can be picked up as early as 1 day prior to your event.

How much does it cost?

The charge is $300 per day for WSU student groups; $300 per day for WSU departments; $500 per day for non-WSU groups/individuals.

  • $200 refundable cleaning deposit if returned adequately cleaned.
  • Cleaning supplies are provided in the custodial closet. The building will be inspected for cleanliness following each event. Renters do not need to clean the bathrooms.
  • No reservation fees.
  • Payment due two months prior to reservation.

Catering and Alcohol Service

  • If serving alcohol privately without a licensed caterer, a banquet permit must be obtained through Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board. No permit is required if alcohol is being served by a licensed caterer.
  • Ensminger does not have an in-house caterer, or a list of preferred caterers.


Liability Insurance

  • All external renters and RSO groups must obtain liability insurance for their event. For more information on how to purchase a liability insurance through TULIP, please click here.  


Registered Student Organizations (RSOs)

  • RSOs are required to register their events with Student Involvement at to gain the appropriate approvals for events
  • If serving alcohol as an RSO Group, please be aware that you will need to get approval from WSU Police Department, and WSU Fire and Safety prior to the event date.
  • All RSO groups must obtain liability insurance to host an event in Ensminger.



  • There is parking on-site, Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. requires a permit, which can be purchased from the WSU Transportation Services Office.
  • Much of the parking surrounding the building is free of charge after 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and on Saturday and Sunday, click here to view a map of surrounding parking.


Capacity? How large a group can I host in the Pavilion?

  • The Pavilion can hold 200-400 people depending on set up, click here to view Ensminger’s Floor Plan


Are there tables, chairs, and other supplies available?

  • 20 eight-foot rectangular tables and 20 round tables (60″ in diameter) are available for rent at $5 each.
  • Approximately 200 chairs are available at no charge.
  • Renting of sound systems, stage, linens, etc. are not available for rental through Ensminger or CAHNRS.
  • Set up and tear down is the responsibility of the renter.


Is there wireless internet?


What other terms and conditions should I be aware of?

  • CAHNRS is not responsible for ensuring items rented from outside vendors (sound system, stage, linens, etc.) are returned to the outside vendor.
  • Renters using amplified sound should contact the City of Pullman to determine if a noise variance is needed. Noise Variance Application.
  • CAHNRS does not offer on-site event coordination. Renters are free to hire event coordinators at their discretion.
  • Ensminger Pavilion does not have air conditioning, at this time.
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The Ensminger Pavilion
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