Ensminger Pavilion Event Venue FAQ

  • 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.

$0 CAHNRS Departments & Registered Student Organizations (request submitted by CAHNRS and paid with CAHNRS account)

  • CAHNRS Departments
  • CAHNRS Registered Student Organizations

$450 Non-CAHNRS WSU Departments & Registered Student Organizations (request submitted by WSU department/RSO and paid with WSU account)

  • Any non-CAHNRS WSU Department
  • Any non-CAHNRS Registered Student Organization

$750 External/Non-WSU Entity (request submitted by external member/organization from the university)

  • Individuals submitting a request for events not related to WSU activities
  • Companies/Industries hosting events
  • Non-profits/Foundations hosting events not related to WSU or paying with non-WSU money

  • $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.
  • All tables and chairs included on the rental fee.
  • No reservation fees.
  • Payment due prior to the date of the event.

  • 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.

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. 

  • RSOs are required to register their events with Student Involvement 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.

  • 20 eight-foot rectangular tables and 20 round tables (60″ in diameter)
  • 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.

  • 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 (pdf).
  • 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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