Plan Event
Elegantly set table with blazing fire in fireplace
Elegantly set table with blazing fire in fireplace

Plan Event

No matter the nature of your event, The Keeter Center is prepared to provide elegant and professional accommodations. Our precise and expert catering team will prepare your event space prior to your event, paying close attention to every detail from linen and centerpieces to china and cutlery. During your event, our catering team will meet your needs promptly and pleasantly, ensuring all guests have a memorable experience.

*We offer the opportunity to book events Monday – Saturday. Sundays are excluded from our event offerings.   Contact our event planners today to start planning your next event.

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Corporate Meetings and Retreats

The Keeter Center invites you to consider its full-service conference, dining, and meeting spaces for all of your upcoming private or corporate meeting events. The Keeter Center offers three event packages depending on your needs and on the duration of your meeting. Choose between a four-hour rental package, four hours + lunch, or eight hours + lunch, all with a 10-person minimum guarantee to book.

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Family and Social Gatherings

The Keeter Center creates a warm feeling of home for guests of all ages and is prepared to extend this welcome to families, friends, and more. The Keeter Center is ready to serve your group in various capacities, including baby showers, reunions, anniversaries, and birthdays. Let The Keeter Center be part of your next family or social gathering.

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School and Youth Events

Whether bringing your students to The Keeter Center for a campus tour, academic or extracurricular field trip, or youth retreat, The Keeter Center, located at College of the Ozarks, is dedicated to the education of today’s youth. Prepared to provide a variety of services including those from our Catering, Catering To-Go, Creamery, and Bakery teams, The Keeter Center looks forward to the opportunity to serve your students.

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Church Groups and Retreats

The Keeter Center values Christian beliefs and principles and providing accommodations for church groups allows our staff and students to serve fellow Christians. From worship services, retreats, or other church group events, The Keeter Center is prepared to serve your congregation.

Royal Oak Forum at The Keeter Center


The Keeter Center offers a variety of accommodations specifically designed to make your next recital, seminar, conference, or other theatre-style event special. The combination of our trained audio-visual team, state-of-the-art technology, and the elegant Royal Oak Forum, ensures guest satisfaction. The Keeter Center is dedicated to making your next event memorable.

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Weddings and Proms

PLEASE NOTE:  The Keeter Center and College of the Ozarks limits wedding ceremonies, receptions, rehearsal dinners, and other wedding-related events, to current students, alumni, and employees of College of the Ozarks.

If you meet these requirements, please contact the Dean of Christian Ministries to begin the registration process. The Keeter Center and College of the Ozarks does not offer a venue for bachelor, bachelorette, or prom events.

The College of the Ozarks is a religious, non-profit, educational institution. The Vision of College of the Ozarks is to develop citizens of Christ-like character who are well-educated, hard-working and patriotic. The College focuses on developing young men and women in accordance with biblical teaching, including traditional notions of family, marriage, and sexuality. In keeping with the College’s Vision, Mission, and Goals, all events and the conduct of patrons must reflect the expectations of the College as expressed in this paragraph, in the College Catalog, and in the faculty, staff, and student handbooks. The College reserves the right to prohibit events and not extend services to persons or groups that are inconsistent with the College’s beliefs and expectations. Though the College will not deviate from its stated position, this provision is not intended to, and will not be used as a way to, exclude or discriminate against persons or groups that are legally protected under state and federal laws as those laws are applicable to the College.  

The Keeter Center at College of the Ozarks is a smoke-free, alcohol-free, pet-free facility, as well as a learning laboratory of the College’s educational program, and is operated under the same Vision, Mission, Goals, and expectations as the College.


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College of the Ozarks' students work to meet the needs of The Keeter Center guests.