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Drew University

36 Madison Ave
Madison, New Jersey 07940-1493

1500Largest Group
40Meeting Rooms
500Overnight Guests
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  • Our academic building is ideal for your classroom needs.Our academic building is ideal for your classroom needs.

  • Mead Hall is a superb location to host a meeting or special eventMead Hall is a superb location to host a meeting or special event

  • The gym is also ideal for a basketball practice or camp!The gym is also ideal for a basketball practice or camp!

  • This facility offers two venues suitable for large events. This facility offers two venues suitable for large events.

  • Simon Forum Swimming Pool Simon Forum Swimming Pool

  • Perfect for your wedding ceremonyPerfect for your wedding ceremony

  • The advanced acoustics of our Concert Hall are superb for recitals!The advanced acoustics of our Concert Hall are superb for recitals!

  • Ehinger Center Exterior Ehinger Center Exterior

  • Ehinger Center Dining HallEhinger Center Dining Hall

  • Modeled after Oxford’s Christ Church hallModeled after Oxford’s Christ Church hall

  • Wendel Room, Mead Hall Wendel Room, Mead Hall

  • Overview
  • Event Spaces
  • Accommodations
  • Catering
  • Dining
  • Area Attractions
  • Testimonials
Drew's picturesque, forested campus is a half mile walk from the NJ Transit Madison train station, which offers direct service to midtown Manhattan, and just minutes from I-287 and I-78 by car. Architectural treasures, state-of-the-art facilities and more are available for special events, meetings, lectures, concerts, and film shoots. Drew is also the ideal location for summer conferences with air-conditioned residence halls, mediated classrooms, dining facilities and shaded paths to stroll through campus. For more information, contact Drew University Conferences and Events at 973-408-3103 or events@drew.edu.

For a virtual tour of our buildings, visit http://www.drew.edu/tour/

Nearby Cities & Number of Miles:
New York City 29 miles, Philadelphia 86 miles, Morristown 3 miles
Nearest Airport/ Number of Minutes:
Newark Liberty International / 25
Public Transportation Options:
Bus
Train
Metro/Public Transportation Proximity:
Within walking distance
Parking Onsite:
Yes
Parking:
Free
Parking Rate:
Free
Availability:
We have meeting rooms, classroom spaces, athletic fields, and special event spaces available year round! During the summer months our residence halls open for overnight accommodations for your conference or camp!
Room Type(s):
Meeting, event, lecture, residential, athletic
Bath Type(s):
Private and communal
ADA Accessible:
Yes
Largest Group:
1500
Number of Meeting & Event Rooms:
40
Largest Classroom Style:
144
Largest Theatre Style:
450
Number of Overnight Guests:
500
Technology:
Free WiFi is provided throughout campus including in residence halls.
Onsite Wireless Internet:
Free
Wi-Fi In Meeting Space:
Yes
Wi-Fi In Guest Rooms:
Yes
Wi-Fi In Guest Rooms Cost:
Free
Onsite A/V Staff:
Yes
Food & Beverage:
Drew coordinates all arrangements with ARAMARK Food Service.
Must Use In-house Catering:
Yes
Cultural Catering Available:
Yes
Alcohol Permitted:
Yes
Offers Non-profit Rates:
Yes
Special Rates and Packages:
Wedding packages available
Rental Policies:
Wedding ceremonies and receptions available for Drew affiliates only (i.e. alumni, faculty, staff).
Phone:
973-408-3103
Overnight Accommodations Available:
May
June
July
August
Ideally suited for:
Corporate Social Events
Expo/Competitions
Meetings/Conferences/Trainings
Outdoor Event Space
Reunions
Social/Special events
Youth Event/Meetings/Camps

Event Spaces

Meeting RoomDescriptionsSquare Footage
Mead Hall On the National Register of Historic Places, this 1833 Greek Revival mansion offers elegant gathering spaces with a marble-floored reception hall and ornate woodwork. The former dining and drawing rooms make a memorable setting for your special event or meeting.

Concert Hall Inspired by the Berlin Philharmonic, this 433-seat hall is available for concerts or recitals, and increasingly in demand for audio taping sessions. The advanced acoustics can be tuned using a reflector suspended above the wood stage and fabric panels throughout the house.

Ehinger Center Rebuilt in 2012 with environmentally-sustainable design and construction, the center includes a Starbucks coffee bar, snack bar and light-filled dining area and lounges. Crawford Hall is a multiple purpose room that can accommodate meetings or dinners for up to 200 people.

Great Hall Built in 1913, Great Hall is a replica of the one at Christ Church College, Oxford. The magnificent wood-paneling, stained-glass windows and soaring ceiling create a truly unique venue for dinners, receptions and meetings of up to 125 people. Please note that this building is not handicap accessible.

Bothers College This archetypal collegiate building includes two floors of technology-enabled lecture and seminar rooms, accessed from a sunny courtyard that overlooks the towering oaks of Mead Meadow.

Hall of Sciences The theater-style lecture hall seats 140.

Simon Forum & Athletic Center The athletic complex includes a field house with multi-purpose courts and indoor track, NCAA regulation pool, fitness room, squash courts, tennis courts, grass and turf fields.

Accommodations

Facility# of Rooms# of BedsRoom TypeBath TypeA/C
Summer Housing Availabile 500+ Residence Halls Private yes

Catering

  • Exclusive Dining with Aramark Catering
    https://drew.catertrax.com

Dining

  • dining hall
    Commons Dining Hall
    Seating Capacity: 500
    The Commons is a traditional all-you-care-to-enjoy dining program providing fresh, made-to-order, restaurant-style meals, a dedicated vegetarian selection, and exhibition cooking. 

Area Attractions

AttractionDescription
Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge Designated by the National Park Service as an “exceptional example of the natural history of the United States.”, the refuge consists of 7,768 acres that are the resting and feeding area for more than 244 species of birds. The refuge has close to 10 miles of foot access trails from which visitors can to observe, study, photograph the fox, deer, muskrat, turtles, fish, frogs and a wide variety of wildflowers and plants also found on the refuge.

Morristown National Historical Park Morristown National Historical Park commemorates the sites of General Washington and the Continental army’s winter encampment of December 1779 to June 1780, where they survived through what would be the coldest winter on record.

Testimonials

  • "I cannot tell you how grateful we are for all of your hard work in making our wedding absolutely perfect! I could not have dreamed up a more amazing day. Great Hall absolutely took my breath away! We are forever grateful to you for helping to make it all possible!"


    Chris Mele and Anne Rooney - Wedding

  • "Our experience working with Drew to host our Relay For Life Regional Summit was fantastic. Not only were the event facilities clean and comfortable for our team and attendees, the staff at Drew did a superb job supplying the resources we needed to host a successful event. Drew’s facilities will always be considered as a potential venue for our future events in the area!"


    Kris Dumschat, American Cancer Society Summit

  • The staff at Drew University is always punctual, courteous, and helpful before, during, and after our events. The facilities at Drew University are always very clean and prepped for our baseball events - the size of the indoor space also satisfies our needs. ”

    Baseball Factory Recruiting Clinic - Simon Forum and Ranger Stadium

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