Student Affairs

Conference & Event Center

The South End's Hidden Gem

SU Grand Hall with stage

Located on 180 acres of forested land, Green River Conference & Event Center provides the perfect backdrop for any event. Opening its doors in 1971, Green River has hosted countless weddings, receptions, fundraisers, conferences and other special events. Our experienced staff is committed to helping you create a unique and memorable event.

We have a large variety of meeting and banquet spaces to accommodate every function, from a private business meeting for 10 to a community festival for 2000. Our full service venue includes set up & clean up, AV services, and delicious, professional catering- offered at reasonable prices.

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Contact us at (253) 333-6010 or connect with us... 



Meet the Event Team

We are here to help!

Conference Service Staff 2016

Heather McCurdy joined the staff as Director of Conference Services in March 2014.  She graduated from Cornell University's School of Hotel Administration in 1988 and has spent many years in all facets of the hospitality industry on the east coast and in the Seattle area. She is thrilled to be part of the outstanding Conference Services team at the college.

Patty Sherman, Event Coordinator, has coordinated weddings and other fantastic functions for over twelve years. She provides personal support to her clients that is unmatched from coordinating vendors to providing those special touches to make your event memorable for years to come.    

Benita Walters, Event Coordinator, is a Certified Meeting Planner who has been involved in the event industry for over thirty years. She has had the opportunity to coordinate events in a number of venues across the United States. Her flair for innovative decoration, flowers and linen can bring that perfect pop to any function. 

Sal Salaguinto, Lead AV Tech and Faciility Coordinator for Confernce Services since December 1995; Sal does it all- from room/event setup and design to doing lights and sounds.

Mandi Bumgarner. As our Custodial and Office Coordinator, Mandiann is a jane of all trades. She has over 25 years janitorial experience cutting her teeth at the tender age of four working alongside her parents in their restorative cleaning business. A starving artist in her teens she turned to retail management. She finally found her calling by combining the two career paths and becoming a key staff member in our busy operation.

Noah Hensley is our Event Utility Specialist and you can find him setting up, cleaning up, and preparing rooms for events.

Chris Carlson is our newest team member and comes to us with years of experience in the AV world.  He works closely with Sal to ensure every event goes smoothly.



We do not keep scheduled office hours.  Please contact us to set up a meeting.  We are happy to meet with our clients at any time: days, evenings, and weekends.


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Interested in learning more about the Green River Conference & Event Center?

Call us at 253.333.6010 or email us.