Plan Your Event

Great Hall

At 3,500 square feet, the Great Hall and Terrace is the premier special event venue for the Clinton Center and the city of Little Rock. Its 40-foot ceilings, bamboo floors, and glass walls offer guests a spectacular and unforgettable panoramic view of downtown Little Rock.

The multi-functional Great Hall can accommodate:

  • Up to 250 people for a seated dinner
  • 400 people for a seated lecture
  • 700 people for a standing reception

The Great Hall comes equipped with the latest state-of-the-art audio visual and lighting system, including a 12,000-lumen projector and 25 foot floor-to-ceiling projection screen. With a touch of the button, translucent sun and black-out shades can turn the Great Hall's glass walls into the perfect environment for video conferencing, movie premiers or multi-media presentations. Larger receptions or dinners can also be accommodated at the Clinton Center.

Download Great Hall Floor Plans (PDF)

Forty Two

For a cozier environment, there are the warm and rich tones of Forty Two, the on-site and full service restaurant for the Clinton Center. Located on the northern edge of the facility, Forty Two and its 2,500 square feet offers guests sweeping views of the Arkansas River and the 1899 Rock Island rail-road bridge, one of the inspirations for the bridge-like building.

Forty Two also features a river view terrace, where modern architecture and natural beauty converge. Forty Two can be leased after hours and can accommodate 120 people for a seated dinner or up to 200 people reception style.

Download Forty Two Floor Plans (PDF)
Download Forty Two Patio Floor Plans (PDF)

Scholar’s Garden

Lined with oak trees and flowers native to the area, the Scholars Garden invites guests to enjoy their event outside. The garden is located between the Choctaw Station and the archive building. This 13,500 square foot green setting is ideal for company meet and greets, luncheons or a late afternoon cocktail reception.

During warmer months, the Scholars Garden also serves as an outdoor gathering place for tour groups and students attending the Clinton School of Public Service.

Download Scholar's Garden Floor Plans (PDF)

When you lease any of the Clinton Center's events facilities during or after-hours, private tours of the exhibit areas are also available. For information on availability, pricing or to request a special events packet, please call the Office of Events Services at (501) 370-8000 or send an email to [email protected].

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The Clinton Center

The Clinton Center is home to the William J. Clinton Presidential Library and Museum, the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service, and the Little Rock offices of the Clinton Foundation. A world-class educational and cultural venue, the Clinton Center hosts a variety of educational programs, special events, exhibitions, and lectures, and presents a unique perspective of the work – past, present, and future – of the 42nd President of the United States, William Jefferson Clinton.

Our renowned on-site restaurant, Forty Two, offers a variety of dining selections for Center visitors and locals alike. Stop by 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Saturday to enjoy a delicious and affordable lunch featuring seasonal and locally grown ingredients. It’s farm-to-table in a modern museum setting. Admission fees are NOT required to dine at Forty Two; however, regular admission fees apply to tour the museum. Visit Website

The Clinton Museum Store, conveniently located in the lobby of the museum, offers a diverse selection of unique memorabilia and gifts, including books, accessories, collectibles, and more. The Museum Store also features items related to the current temporary exhibit. Admission fees are NOT required to shop at the Museum Store; however, regular admission fees apply to tour the museum. Visit Website