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Looking for the perfect place to hold your concert, trade show or special event? Whether you’re a student, promoter or event planner, we can give you access to a full range of services from event planning and production to marketing, multimedia, catering and customer care.

The Ramsey Center's 8,000-seat arena offers the largest seating capacity of any venue in the region outside of Charlotte, Atlanta and Knoxville. Situated in Jackson County, N.C., the Ramsey Center is a central location for more than 500,000 residents within a 90-minute drive.

Whether you’re attending or planning a private event, a major headline concert, a trade show or a conference, the Ramsey Center staff is committed to making your visit as easy and enjoyable as possible.

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Attention to service and quality by the Ramsey Center’s production and event management personnel ensures a smooth-running show and a first-rate audience experience.

Add in-house marketing and promotions, box office and online ticketing, catering, security, housekeeping, administrative support and logistical planning, and you get a full-service venue that satisfies all your program needs.

We offer you:

  • Banquet and meeting spaces (reservations required).
  • Room setups (reservations required).
  • Equipment (reservations required).
  • Event services: Production planning, program entertainment, catering, florals (reservations required).
  • Convenient, free parking.

Reservations for space, setups, equipment and services in the Ramsey Center are scheduled through the main office. We recommend that you contact the Ramsey Center staff at 828.227.7677 as soon as you begin planning your event to discuss your event needs in detail and to tentatively reserve your desired date(s).

Requests for reservations must be submitted in advance to the Ramsey Center on a Facility-Use Application form (available upon request). Reservations are guaranteed only after the application has been approved by the Ramsey Center staff.

Public announcement or advertisement of an event proposed for the facility should be made only after you receive the application approval. Contractual commitments involving the Ramsey Center, likewise, may be made only after an approved reservation for its use has been obtained from the main office.

If you intend to contract with an external agency for talent, equipment, or other goods and services related to the event, the contract must be reviewed with the Ramsey Center director in advance of its issuance. If the contract commits use of the Ramsey Center facilities, equipment or personnel, it must be approved by the Ramsey Center director and Western Carolina University's legal counsel.

Certain events may require an extended contract in addition to the Facility-Use Application form. Any booking that requires food/beverage services must be contracted with Aramark. Any booking that entails service and consumption of alcoholic beverages requires an approved Application for Alcoholic Beverage Service form (available upon request).

Event sponsors must have all technical production requirements, plans, ideas and program content on file with the Ramsey Center no later than seven days before the event. Ramsey Center technical staff will be happy to produce diagrams for stage, sound, lighting, chairs, tables, equipment setups and other details required for the successful presentation of your event.

For further information on reservation procedures, contact the Ramsey Center staff at 828.227.7677

Contact Information
Please contact the main office at 828.227.7677 as soon as you begin planning your event to discuss your event needs in detail and to tentatively reserve your desired date(s). 
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