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West Chester University of Pennsylvania

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West Chester University of Pennsylvania

Brandywine Hall
709 S. New Street

West Chester, Pennsylvania 19383-0001

1200Largest Group
100Meeting Rooms
1500Overnight Guests
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West Chester University of PennsylvaniaPhone
  • Overview
  • Event Spaces
  • Catering
  • Accommodations
  • Dining
  • Technology
  • Area Attractions
  • Testimonials
Located at the center of the mid-Atlantic corridor, 45 minutes W of Philadelphia, PA; 30 minutes N of Wilmington, DE; 3 hours from New York City & Washington, DC.
Nearby Cities & Number of Miles:
Philadelphia - 36
Nearest Airport/ Number of Minutes:
Philadelphia / 45
Meeting rooms are available year-round on a space available basis. New 750 bed air-conditioned suite-style residence hall now open.
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Communal Semi-Private Private
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Student union wired for internet access. Graduate Business Technology Center provides 8 multi-media classrooms and 2 computer classrooms.

Event Spaces

Meeting RoomDescriptionsSquare Footage
Graduate Business Center The Graduate Business Center is a state-of-the-art classroom and conference facility located conveniently only 10 minutes away from West Chester's campus.
Highlights include:
  • Large banquet room with kitchen
  • 2 video conference rooms
  • Meeting rooms with SMART podiums
  • 220 free parking spaces


Merion Science Center Merion Science Center is one of our newer, modern academic buildings filled with 4 technology labs and two tiered lecture hall seating.

Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall is the largest performing arts venue on campus. With it's beautiful exterior and accomadating seating, it is the perfect place to hold a large performance or event.
Some highlights include:
  • 1,200 seating
  • Stage Extension
  • Box Office
  • Green Room with gender specific dressing rooms


Anderson Hall Anderson Hall is a beautiful academic building with 25 classrooms, a 99-seat lecture hall, and 8 technology labs for public use.

Main Hall Main Hall is a beautiful academic building with 18 classrooms and a 390 seat auditorium.

Phillips Memorial Building Phillips Memorial Building is an elegant building right in the center of campus with a lot to offer. Inside you will find a beautiful 48 seat conference room, 35 seat board room, and the Phillips Autograph Library which has seating for 130 and is perfect for pre or post concert receptions. 

Sykes Student Union Sykes Student Union is a modern, stylish, convenient facility with lots to offer! It is known as the "center of campus" where everyone gathers for various social and business events.
Highlights include:
  • 352 seat theatre
  • University bookstore with many WCU souvenirs
  • Food court - delicious food including Chick-Fil-A
  • 17 meeting spaces
  • Large multipurpose ballrooms for dances, meals, lectures, or concerts


  • New Street Catering
    Located in the heart of West Chester, University New Street Catering takes pride in delivering professional and impressive service for your meeting and event’s catering needs. From a continental breakfast to an elaborate sit down dinner, our talented chef, passionate sales planners and focused operations crew are committed to making your event a success!

    At least five (5) business days prior to your event, contact your Catering Sales Office at 610-436-3130 or visit our website, to place your order. You may also visit our website at

  • New Street Catering - Buffet Menu

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  • New Street Catering - Premier Menu

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  • New Street Catering - On the Go Menu

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Facility# of Rooms# of BedsRoom TypeBath TypeA/C
Allegheny Hall 636 Suite/Apartment Style Private yes
Brandywine Hall 622 Suite/Apartment Style Private yes
University Hall 265 Suite/Apartment Style Private yes


  • Lawrence Dining Hall
    Eat here for a wide selection of an all-you-can-eat buffet! Specialized dishes, fresh food. 
  • The Diner
    Choose here for a 50's style buger joint feel! Enjoy burgers, milkshakes, wraps, and much more!
  • Ram's Head Food Court
    Enjoy this food court for salads, home-style food, pizza, pasta, and Chick-fil-A!


Computer Labs We have many computer labs on campus for public use, loctated in the library, Sykes Student Union, Anderson Hall, Recitation Hall, and Marion Science Center. 

Instructional Media Center Our library hold the Instructional Media Center (IMC) with free services and technology loans including laptops, camcorders and cameras, projectors and screens, and much more!

Area Attractions

QVC Studio Park Spend some time at the QVC Studio Park. QVC is the famous home-shopping network and they have a lot to offer for visits! Check out studio tours of live broadcast from five different studio views. With only a 15 minute drive from the WCU, you won't want to miss out!

American Helicopter Museum & Education Center The American Helicopter Museam collects, restores, and displays aircraft. Museum is open for tours, lessons, events, and birthday parties. With only a ten minute drive from WCU, it is something that is interesting and fun to do!

Chester County Historical Society Chester County Historical Society (CCHS) is a vibrant place where people can encounter , explore and learn about the past. With diverse audiences and Chester County's unique heritage at its core, CCHS is an educational leader in the history community in the Delaware Valley. With a short ten minute walk to downtown West Chester, you're able to experience an amazing museum at a friendly price!

King of Prussia Mall With a diverse merchant mix of over 400 stores, including a collection of luxury retailers unsurpassed in the region, King of Prussia Mall is the east coast's premier shopping destination, and one of the most iconic retail cdenters in the nation. King of Prussia also offers a wide selection of fine dining and is only a 25 minute drive from West Chester University! You would not want to miss the chance to spend the day at this iconic location!

Longwood Gardens Longwood Gardens is a place to see dazzling displays that elevate the art of horticulture. Come watch majestic fountains spring to life, live performances, or relax and reconnect with nature. Only being 20 minutes from WCU, you won't want to miss this amazing display!

Philadlephia, PA

During your stay in West Chester you can visit one of the biggest cities in the country - Philly! With many famous attractions including The Museum of Art, Franklin Institute, Love Park and many more, you will certianly find something to do! Don't miss out on the chance to get a famou Philly cheesteak, head to a Phillies and Flyers game, or take a stroll through Center City! With only a 45 minute drive from WCU, Philadelphia is definitely the city to experience!


  • All reservations were efficiently and properly made.
    John Villella, West Chester University

  • The new facilities where all of the members of our conference stayed are quite nice!!
    Nicole Kemp, School of Music, West Chester University

  • Cheryl Faust, Director of WCU Conference Services is fantastic every step of the way, from planning to brainstorming the event. The Residence Life staff is also wonderful!!
    Mary Braz, Grandparents University

  • Abigail McCourt, Camps and Conference Manager, is very friendly and very easy to work with!
    Jamie Smith, West Chester Poetry Center