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Oakland Center

Oakland Center, Suite 151
312 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4454
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(248) 370-3245

Oakland Center

Oakland Center, Suite 151
312 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4454
(location map)
(248) 370-3245

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Spaces

The Oakland Center is pleased to offer a wide range of meeting and event spaces to groups who are seeking a variety of options for their programs. There are numerous room setup options to suit any occasion.

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Ambassador Room

The Ambassador Rooms provide a versatile space that is both intimate and interactive. This space is commonly use for meetings and workshops, while having the flexibility to be used for receptions and small banquets.

The room is divisible into two equal sections for synchronous use.

Square Footage: 1,336
Default Layout: Hollow Square for 20 (room divided)
COVID-19 Layout: Classroom for 15 

LayoutCapacity
Theater100
Banquet64
Cabaret40
Reception100
Classroom36
Hollow Square44
U-Shape30
Banquet Rooms

Located on the recently expanded second floor, the Banquet Rooms provide a flexible, spacious and elegant space for meetings and events. This room is ideal for banquets, receptions, and speaking engagements, to name a few. 

The space is divisible into two sections for synchronous use.

Square Footage: 7,488
COVID-19 Layout: Classroom for 84 (maximum attendance for events is 50)

LayoutCapacity
Theater600
Banquet320
Cabaret192
Reception600
Classroom300
Founders Ballroom

The Founders Ballroom is the largest meeting and event space in the Oakland Center. At over 9,000 square feet, this versatile space can accommodate events of varying size and scope. The rooms features an end-grain mesquite wood floor, tall ceilings, a removable wall that opens to an elegant lounge overlooking Elliott Tower, and modern audio visual equipment.

The space is divisible into four individual sections for synchronous use, with eight different room variations, to meet your specific meeting and event needs.

Square Footage: 9,097
COVID-19 Layout: Classroom for 77 (Founders Ballroom BC - maximum attendance for events is 50)

LayoutCapacity
Theater900
Banquet600
Cabaret360
Reception1,000
Classroom550
Gold Rooms

The Gold Rooms are currently going through an extensive renovation, which includes a new color scheme, new flooring, updated furniture, and improved audio visual capabilities. This flexible space is ideal for a wide range of events, including receptions, speaking engagements, and banquets looking for a more intimate setting. The Gold Rooms can also be divided into three sections, making them ideal for smaller meetings and conference breakout rooms.

The space is divisible into three rooms for synchronous use, with six different room variations, to meet your specific meeting and event needs.

Square Footage: 3,552
COVID-19 Layout: Theater for 40

LayoutCapacity
Theater300
Banquet160
Cabaret100
Reception300
Classroom168
The Habitat

The Habitat, named with the input of Oakland University students, is an unique space that can accommodate a number of different events, including movies, concerts, and e-sports tournaments, while also acting as an informal social venue for the OU community when not in use for events.

Square Footage: 4,291
COVID-19 Capacity: Theater for 41

LayoutCapacity
Theater279 (199 fixed, 80 floor)
BanquetPlease contact us
CabaretPlease contact us
ReceptionPlease contact us
Lake Erie Room

Named after one of the four Great Lakes that borders Michigan, the Lake Erie Room is ideal for organization and department meetings, or as a breakout room for conferences.

Square Footage: 748
Default Layout: Hollow Square for 24
COVID-19 Layout: Hollow Square for 10

LayoutCapacity
Theater48
Classroom32
Hollow Square32
U-Shape28
Lake Huron Room

Named after one of the four Great Lakes the borders Michigan, the Lake Huron Room is ideal for organization and department meetings, or as a breakout room for conferences.

Square Footage: 816
Default Layout: Hollow Square for 24
COVID-19 Layout: Hollow Square for 10

LayoutCapacity
Theater48
Classroom32
Hollow Square32
U-Shape28
Lake Michigan Room

Named after one of the four Great Lakes that borders Michigan, the Lake Michigan Room is ideal for organization and department meetings, or as a breakout room for conferences.

Square Footage: 816
Default Layout: Hollow Square for 24
COVID-19 Layout: Hollow Square for 10

LayoutCapacity
Theater48
Classroom32
Hollow Square32
U-Shape28
Lake Superior Room

Named after one of the four Great Lakes that borders Michigan, the Lake Superior Room is ideal for organization and department meetings, or as a breakout room for conferences.

Square Footage: 1,104
Default Layout: Classroom for 42
COVID-19 Layout: Classroom for 15

LayoutCapacity
Theater48
Classroom48
Hollow Square32
U-Shape28
Mackinac Room

Embellished in Oakland University spirit, the Mackinac Room is furnished with custom branded chairs, a large conference table, state of the art audio visual equipment, and views over Bear Lake. This is the perfect room for board meetings and executive retreats.

Square Footage: 487
Default Layout: Board Room for 16
COVID-19 Layout: Board Room for 6

LayoutCapacity
Board Room18
U-Shape15
Meeting Rooms 125-127

Meeting Rooms 125-127 provide a great space for organization and department meetings, as as well conference breakout rooms.

Square Footage: 333 - 370
Default Layout: Hollow Square for 16
COVID-19 Layout: U-Shape for 5 (127 currently unavailable)

LayoutCapacity
Hollow Square20
U-Shape16
Meeting Rooms 128-130

Meeting Rooms 128-130 include the flexibility to host small and medium meetings, with the rooms combined or separated. This makes these meeting rooms great for organization and department meetings, as well as conference breakout rooms.

The meeting rooms can be separated into three individual rooms for synchronous use, with six room variations, to meet your specific meeting and event needs.

Square Footage: 1,052 (three rooms combined)
Default Layout: Hollow Square for 16 (rooms separated)
COVID-19 Layout: Hollow Square for 10 (rooms combined)

LayoutCapacity
Theater75
Banquet64
Cabaret40
Reception75
Classroom48
Hollow Square40
U-Shape24