The Charles F. Knight Executive Education and Conference Center

Plan your perfect event or meeting at the Knight Center at Washington University, right in the heart of beautiful St. Louis. Our five-story, 135,000-square-foot facility is designed with you and your guests in mind.

Located on the campus of Washington University in St. Louis, the Knight Center facilitates dialogue between students and faculty, corporate and community leaders, and managers from widely diverse locations and industries. As a result, it offers an environment that stimulates both creative and strategic thinking.

From conference services to catered events, five-star hotel accommodations and more, the Knight Center has you covered.

Meetings and Conferences

Experience first-class service. Our conference rooms and classrooms are equipped with state-of-the-art technology and connectivity to ensure that your meetings are always collaborative. Your participants enjoy the conveniences of home with our on-site fitness center, pub and business center.

Learn more about meeting and conference spaces.

Catering and Events

We offer flexible, sophisticated dining options with a diverse range of fresh, locally sourced food and beverage choices that account for your dietary and cultural restrictions. You’ll be pleased to discover that the cuisine isn’t an afterthought—in fact, we expect it to be a highlight of your experience. Our award-winning executive chef and his team of culinary experts can provide anything from creative refreshment breaks to spectacular buffets and banquets. Additionally, guests may design a custom menu for any specific dietary needs or restrictions.

Your special day deserves a special setting. Our elegant, spacious facility adapts beautifully for events ranging from intimate gatherings to black-tie galas. Seat up to 200 guests in our grand dining room. Go casual or elegant in our outdoor courtyard. And accommodate your guests in comfort at our on-site 66-room hotel with concierge service.

Our professional event-planning team will help you with all the details, including:

  • Full-service catering and bar service
  • Space setup, layout and decorations
  • Guest-room block (up to 66 rooms)
  • Audiovisual support

Let us help you plan your event.


Washington University and the Knight Center support many sustainability initiatives. Read more at

IACC Green Star Certification logo

Gold Status, International Association of Conference Centers Code of Sustainability