Are you looking for a unique venue that has it all? Venue 252 boasts over 20,000 square feet of meeting space and is suitable for all types of meetings and events. From delicious catering options to a beautifully designed building with ample space and parking, Venue 252 can meet all your event needs and desires.

The Venue

Venue 252 is a premier meeting venue that offers endless event possibilities in the heart of Eugene. This open space masterpiece looks contemporary, but has a rich history as the original building began as the Eugene Planing Mill. The contrast between the nearby train tracks and industrial concrete versus the sleek exterior of the building creates a unique environment that will excite attendees before your event even starts.


There are five distinct meeting spaces within Venue 252, all of which can accommodate your meeting goals. Ranging in size from the small, 345-square-foot green room to the 9,000-plus square foot Grand Hall, the opportunities are endless. 

The Grand Hall is the largest of the spaces and can accommodate large events with ample room for custom stage installations and other configurations. The large balcony overlooking the Grand Hall provides additional space for attendees, photographers and others who want a unique view of the space.

  • 9,410 square feet including balcony
  • Capacity: 400 seated at tables, 700 theater-style seated and 800 standing reception
  • Balcony Capacity: 40 seated at tables, 100 theater-style seated and 150 standing reception

Venue 252 Courtesy of Turell Group

The Gallery is contemporary, intimate and is perfect for smaller gatherings or to add another aspect of space to the Grand Hall. This space is equipped with four large flat-screen TVs that are the perfect accompaniment for all of your audio and visual needs. 

  • 2,390 square feet
  • Capacity: 96 seated at tables
  • 240 standing reception

The Mezzanine Lounge is elevated, chic and serves as the hip middle-ground for open-ended social events. This space has comfortable, modern furniture that sits on an elegant brown, wood floor. The Mezzanine is included when you reserve the Grand Hall, but it is not wheelchair accessible.

  • 1,080 square feet
  • 100 standing reception

The Green Room is a secluded and private space that is ideal for those who need a quick recharge. This small space has a private bathroom, ample closet space and a 360 degree mirror. 

  • 345 square feet

The Lobby is funky, upscale and is the perfect place to welcome attendees. Attendees will be impressed when they see the beautiful, moveable wooden doors and elegant design that is consistent throughout the venue. There is more than enough space for registration tables, food and beverage spreads and more.

  • 2,986 square feet


From simple buffets to creative culinary feasts, Venue 252 has a dedicated catering team who are always ready to deliver. Venue 252’s trained chefs and servers are certified ServSafe, which sets the highest standard for food-service training. They also have OLCC- licensed servers to provide and serve wine, beer and spirits. Attendees will be impressed with both the service and delicious menu options. They have a total of five menus which include breakfast, lunch, bistro, appetizers and dinner. Some of the popular lunch entrees include chicken au savage and grilled mahi-mahi. The team at Venue 252 is happy to talk to you about menu exploration, catering budgets and more to meet your catering needs.

Buffet Dining at Venue 252 Courtesy of Turell Group

Close Proximity

Venue 252 is just a short walk away from the Willamette River Trail which is perfect for pre and post meetings. Attendees will appreciate having the opportunity to explore the path by getting out on a bike or going for a casual walk. The venue is not only close to the river and nearby park, Venue 252 is conveniently situated near great food and drink options. WildCraft Cider Works, Oregon Wine LAB and the Wheel Apizza Pub are all delicious choices nearby.  For those who want to explore even more of the city, downtown Eugene is just minutes away where attendees will find restaurants, shopping, bars and more.

Ruth Bascom Bike Path Ruth Bascom Bike Path

Consider Venue 252

Venue 252 is a top-tier meeting venue that boasts a significant amount of meeting space in a sleek, modern layout. This historically distinct venue has everything to make your next event a success. Consider Venue 252 for your next meeting or event.