Social Events/Holidays

Food should be creative, fun...imaginative.

Start your event outside on our manicured lawn, with a cool breeze blowing, and the sun beaming.  Or, enjoy the intimacy and elegance of our oriental-carpet- appointed Roebling Library, with a cozy fire and a dining room full of flowers and twinkling candlelight.

Whether the event calls for a buffet with a theme, a formal dinner seated and sophisticated, or a casual cocktail reception both comfortable and open...Great food should enhance the surroundings and make the occasion memorable, one worthy of your guests’ return.

Sage Ballroom

One of America’s great philanthropists, Margaret Sage endowed the Mechanical & Electrical Engineering Department and financed construction of Russell Sage Laboratory & the Russell Sage Dining Hall at RPI. She is also the founder of the Sage Colleges, in the name of her husband.

The Sage Ballroom offers natural light and an intimate setting for a wedding or social event. This room is also divisible into two sections, each of which can be set for a variety of meeting needs.

Ferris Grand Ballroom

George W. Ferris (Class of 1881) was the inventor of the first Ferris Wheel for the 1893 Columbian World’s Fair in Chicago, IL. This first Ferris Wheel was 250 feet high and moved 1,400 people at one time in 36 cars of 40 people each, capacity.

The Ferris Grand Ballroom offers soaring ceilings and elegant cherry wood trim. It is divisible into two rooms, as necessary, with the ability to set the room for a banquet for 600 people. The Hotel offers a variety of linen choices, and all of the china, glassware and silver flatware to set for an elegant affair, or a meeting luncheon.

Roebling Library

Washington A. Roebling & Emily Warren Roebling engineered and managed the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge.
The Roebling Library is a sumptuously decorated and intimate setting for a relaxed board reception, or a VIP gathering. The oriental carpets, dark laminate flooring and cozy leather furniture, augmented by a fireplace and plasma screen all add up to a flexible and inviting space suited for any number of events.

The Garden

Want something different for your class reunion, cocktail party, or baby shower?  Either day or night our elegant garden courtyard is the perfect outdoor setting for your social event.

Fireside Lounge

Fireside Lounge is perfect for receptions and dinners, both corporate and social. The Lounge has a cozy atmosphere for intimate gatherings or larger cocktail receptions.