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Lake Williamson Christian Center

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Lake Williamson Christian Center

17280 Lakeside Drive
Carlinville, Illinois 62626
800-500-5922

1350Largest Group
26Meeting Rooms
1350Overnight Guests
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  • Williamson LodgeWilliamson Lodge
  • Motel Style LodgingMotel Style Lodging
  • Dorm Style Lodging with LinensDorm Style Lodging with Linens
  • In-room Coffee MachineIn-room Coffee Machine
  • Clark HallClark Hall
  • Meeting Space at LakesideMeeting Space at Lakeside
  • GazeboGazebo
  • Fountain PatioFountain Patio
  • Activity CenterActivity Center
  • AuditoriumAuditorium
  • Buffet DiningBuffet Dining
  • Buffet MealBuffet Meal
  • Banquet MealBanquet Meal
  • DessertDessert
  • Connections CafeConnections Cafe
  • BasketballBasketball
  • Water SlideWater Slide
  • VolleyballVolleyball
  • The BlobThe Blob
  • Indoor Climbing WallIndoor Climbing Wall
  • ECA High RopesECA High Ropes
  • ECA Low RopesECA Low Ropes
  • Team BuildingTeam Building
  • Team BuildingTeam Building
  • Climbing Wall at the BarnClimbing Wall at the Barn
  • Team BuildingTeam Building

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  • Accommodations
  • Dining
  • Technology
  • Testimonials
Lake Williamson Christian Center has been a trusted name in the Christian Hospitality Industry for over 50 years. Featuring year-round accommodations for up to 1350 guests and the midwest's only year-round indoor high team building course! Lake Williamson Christian Center exists to serve God by providing facilities and guest services that exceed expectations; where our guests can restore, renew, and reconnect with God. Our goal is to "Serve our Guests with Love" in the spirit of Galations 5:13.
Nearby Cities & Number of Miles:
St. Louis, MO - 65 miles Springfield, IL - 50 miles
Nearest Airport/ Number of Minutes:
Saint Louis Lambert (STL) / 55
Availability:
Year-round
Room Type(s):
Motel Style
Dormitory Style
Bath Type(s):
Private | Semi-Private
Largest Group:
1350
Number of Meeting & Event Rooms:
26
Largest Classroom Style:
400
Largest Theatre Style:
1500
Number of Overnight Guests:
1350
Technology:
Offers guests complimentary state-of-the-art AV Equipment (LCD Projectors, Sound Systems, Microphones, Direct Boxes, XLR cables, DVD & CD Players, Pianos, etc.) Free Wireless Internet access is also available to all guests. Three auditorium meeting spaces are equipped with lighting systems. All meeting spaces can be equipped with AV equipment.
Onsite Wireless Internet:
free
Onsite A/V Staff:
yes
Food & Beverage:
Offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner at buffet-style for up to 600 guests per seating. Banquet meal services, meeting room food and beverage services, and a la carte menu options are also available.
Complete Meeting Package:
yes
Ropes Course / Team Building:
yes
Special Rates and Packages:
Discounts are available for adding a second night to your stay. Discounts are also available on full week events.
Rental Policies:
No pets, dogs for visually impaired only. No alcohol. Smoking in designated areas only.
Phone:
800-500-5922
Ideally suited for:
Corporate Social Events
Meetings/Conferences/Trainings
Outdoor Event Space
Reunions
Social/Special events
Youth Event/Meetings/Camps






Event Spaces

Meeting RoomDescriptionsSquare Footage
Entire Auditorium The Auditorium is set up with a sound system, stage lights, and three video screens. Groups love the Auditorium because they can use the large meeting room and then move to small break out rooms without going to another building. Meeting space allocations is subject to availability. The main auditorium features access to a large foyer and a conference space that can seat up to 1500 or be broken down into 8 smaller spaces.

14,065
Clark Room Located in the auditorium adjacent to the lobby this space includes a private restroom and works well as a nursery. It also can serve as a admin center for large events. As a traditional meeting space it can seat up to 100 in a variety of configurations and it can also be outfitted with AV equipment.

1,595
AC-207 This mid-sized Auditorium is located on the 2nd level of the Activity Center with a flexible sound system, AV equipment, and stage lighting. This rooms boasts high ceilings and sound barrier walls that can divide the space into four with a hallway central. The AC meeting spaces are very versatile. There are a variety of room combinations and chair & stage configurations.

4,096
AC-205 AC 205 features high ceilings and sound barrier wall that can be removed to join AC-205 & 206. When joined the space can seat up to 250 with a stage platform, sound system, AV equipment including two video screens, and a basic lighting system. Smaller systems are in pace when these rooms are used individually. The AC meeting spaces are very versatile. There are a variety of room combinations and chair & stage configurations.

1,360
AC-206 AC 206 features high ceilings and sound barrier wall that can be removed to join AC-205 & 206. When joined the space can seat up to 250 with a stage platform, sound system, AV equipment including two video screens, and a basic lighting system. Smaller systems are in pace when these rooms are used individually. The AC meeting spaces are very versatile. There are a variety of room combinations and chair & stage configurations.

1,360
Chapel This room is set up with a sound system, two video screens, and a basic lighting system, with a seating capacity of 150. This room is perfect for adult groups.

2,500
Lincoln Room The Lincoln Room is on the lower level of the Activity Center with large picture windows that look over our outdoor patio. The room is located just off of our cafe area on the ground floor of the Activity Center. This room also has a dry erase board mounted on the wall. This room is equip with counter-top, sink, refrigerator, and coffee maker. The AC meeting spaces are very versatile. There are a variety of room combinations and chair & stage configurations.

1,131
AC-201 This classroom is adjacent AC-202 & 203 This space works well as a break out space or as a gathering place for small groups. Rooms 201-203 can be combined to seat up to 200. The AC meeting spaces are very versatile. There are a variety of chair configurations and AV Equipment. This room has a dry erase board mounted on the wall.

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AC-202 This classroom is adjacent AC-201 & 203 This space works well as a break out space or as gathering place for small groups. Rooms 201-203 can be combined to seat up to 200. The AC meeting spaces are very versatile. There are a variety of chair configurations and AV Equipment. This room has a dry erase board mounted on the wall.

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AC-203 This classroom is adjacent AC-201 & 202 This space works well as a break out space or as gathering place for small groups. Rooms 201-203 can be combined to seat up to 200. The AC meeting spaces are very versatile. There are a variety of chair configurations and AV Equipment. This room has a dry erase board mounted on the wall.

768
AC-204 This Room is across the hall from AC 201/202/203, it has a balcony outside of it that overlooks the indoor pool. This room has a refrigerator, sink, and a large counter-top. This room also has a dry erase board mounted on the wall. This space works well as a hospitality suite for youth group sponsors during student events or as gathering place for small groups. The AC meeting spaces are very versatile. There are a variety of chair configurations and AV Equipment.

572
AC-101 AC-101 is adjacent to the indoor pool and across the hall from the weight room. It is on the first floor of the Activity Center and it has a sink and lots of counter-top space. This room also has a wall mounted dry erase board. There are a variety of different AV and chair arrangement options for this room.

475
Lakeside Center Lakeside Center has self contained lodging and meeting space. The atrium meeting space can seat up to 200 people; it also features a small lounge area and kitchenette. A sound system and video screens can be provided at Lakeside Center. This room also has a dry erase board mounted on the wall.

Fireside Room The Fireside Room is an elegant meeting room that can be combined with the dining room. It is a favorite for large group banquets and buffets. It has a working fireplace in the room.

Cottonwood Cabin Cottonwood Cabin is a conference room that is in its own building. There are restrooms located in this building. It also is equip with a refrigerator, sink, coffee maker and counter-space. This room has two flatscreen TVs with VGA and HDMI connectivity. This room has numerous chair arrangements available as well as a lot of different AV options.

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Grant Room Grant Room is located on the ground floor of the Activity Center adjacent to the Lincoln Room. There are two flatscreen TVs mounted to the wall as well as a dry erase board. The flatscreen TVs have HDMI and VGA capabilities. There are various chair arrangements and AV equipment available for this room. This room has a refrigerator, counter-space, coffee maker and a sink in it.

1,102

Accommodations

Facility# of Rooms# of BedsRoom TypeBath TypeA/C
Williamson Lodge - Motel Style 127 533 Hotel-Like Private yes
Lakeside Center 18 200 Residence Halls Private yes
Clark Hall & Parkside 36 360 Residence Halls Private yes

Dining

  • Lakeside Dining Room
    The dining room serves guests all-you- can-eat buffets and beautifully plated banquets. Guests enjoy their meals in the handsomely crafted lakeside dining hall with huge windows that look over Lake Williamson from the dining hall veranda. After your meal take a break and relax in the lake gazebo.
    >>> menu (PDF)
  • Connections Cafe
    Connections Cafe serves guests hot and cold treats ala-carte or your group can pre-order snack packages. Enjoy 1/4 hamburgers and cheese burgers. Grilled and breaded chicken breast sandwiches or chicken nuggets and tenders. Hand- tossed pizzas are a guest favorite by the slice or pizza parties. The cafe also serves hot snacks like french fries, onion rings, mozzarella sticks, nachos, pretzels, and popcorn. If you would rather something cooler try a scoop of hand-dipped ice cream. A variety of flavors are kept on hand at all times, you can enjoy as many scoops as you like in a cup, cake cone, or waffle cone. There are many ice cream novelties and soft serve ice cream cups and cone are also available. The cafe has fountain beverages, shakes, slushes, coffee, & tea. Willie’s Gift Bin has many Lake Williamson Christian Center memorabilia items and all the essentials you’ll need, just incase you forgot.
    >>> menu (PDF)

Technology

TypeDescription
Meeting Room AV Equipment • The Auditorium is equipped with a booming sound system, stage lights, and up to three video screens. The Space can be opened up into one large room or divided into smaller meeting rooms with sound barrier walls. • The Activity Center meeting rooms can host groups of 20-400. All 12 Activity Center meeting rooms can have a sound system and video screens. • The chapel can seat up to 150 with a complete sound, light, and video system.

Testimonials

  • "I want to thank you for your overwhelming hospitality this past weekend. Everyone was very gracious and helpful. The facilities are great. I will definitely recommend this site to anyone who is seeking a place for a meeting, a retreat, etc. May God continue to work through you to reach others."
    Carol - The Logos Ministry

  • "I cannot say enough how much our group loves Lake Williamson, especially the staff and the facilities! Everyone there has been great to work with, extremely accommodating and very caring of our group. We have literally no complaints!" "Our group has used several other camps & retreat centers and nothing compares to the facilities, activities, and staff that LW has, since coming to LW there has been no need to try any place else!"
    Lisa - Harvest Bible Chapel

  • "I love the Carlinville facility and the staff. I like the improvements they have been making to the grounds. I enjoy working with the staff. I feel they go above and beyond the call of duty in taking care of us. They are extremely flexible and it is so nice to work with a group of folks who not only understand what good business is but approach it with obvious good Christian values and attitude. I already look forward to the next time we can work together.”
    Shawn- New Apostolic Church National Youth Day

  • "I love the Carlinville facility and the staff. I like the improvements they have been making to the grounds. I enjoy working with the staff. I feel they go above and beyond the call of duty in taking care of us. They are extremely flexible and it is so nice to work with a group of folks who not only understand what good business is but approach it with obvious good Christian values and attitude. I already look forward to the next time we can work together.”
    Shawn- New Apostolic Church National Youth Day

News

Lake Williamson Christian Center Adds New Onsite Meeting and Lodging And Recreational Amenities >>more