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Hobart and William Smith Colleges

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300 Pulteney Street
Geneva, New York 14456

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Event Types Welcomed

Adult Social Events | Corporate Social Events | Expo/Competitions | Family Reunions | Professional Meeting/Training/Conference/Retreats | Wedding Ceremonies | Wedding Receptions | Youth Parties | Youth Retreat/Camps
Maximum
Capacity:458
On-Site
Spaces:30
Maximum
Overnight:1000
  • Our Majestically beautiful campusOur Majestically beautiful campus
  • An incredible experienceAn incredible experience
  • Many delicious dining optionsMany delicious dining options

About

About Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Located on the shore of Seneca Lake in the beautiful Finger Lakes wine region, our campus offers the ideal setting for the successful conference or event. The combination of our unique housing accommodations, diverse event spaces, and top-notch dining services provide our guests with a setting designed to suit the specific needs of our visitors and their event/conference. Equipped with the most recent technological amenities, our classrooms, auditoriums, boardrooms, athletic facilities, and banquet rooms are guaranteed to fit your event or conference.  Nearby attractions include New York State Parks, fishing, boating, hiking/ biking trails, public golf courses and the Finger Lakes wine trails.
LOCATION + TRANSPORTATION

Rochester - 45
Syracuse - 55
Ithaca/Corning - 50

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Rochester/Syracuse - 45 minutes


Taxi | Bus | Uber


Onsite: Yes Free

CATERING
Whatever your event, you will find fresh ingredients, creative preparations, elegant presentation and thoughtful service. We will work with you to accommodate any special dietary request.


Must Use In-House CateringYES
Venue Hosted Alcohol PermittedYES



AMENITIES + UNIQUE EXPERIENCES
24-Hour Check-In
A/V Tech Staff
ADA Accessible
Biking
Car Charging Stations
Eco-Friendly
Hiking
Historical Landmarks Nearby
LCD Projectors
Laptops
Microphones
Outdoor Event/Meeting Space
Outdoor Tent
Parking On-Site
Pet-Friendly
Projector Screen
Running
Sightseeing
Sound System
Swimming Pool
Washer/Dryer
Wi-Fi
MEETING + EVENT SPACE CAPACITIES

458 Attendees


30 Spaces

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Theatre Style 458 | Classroom Style 120 | Outdoor/Rooftop Spaces 20

TECHNOLOGY
Conference amenities available, including internet access/wireless and audio visual presentation technology. Many smart classrooms available.

Yes
FreeYES

Yes

Yes


LaptopsMicrophonesProjector ScreenLCD Projectors

RENTAL POLICIES
Alcohol ConsumptionYES

OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS

1000 Overnight Guests


Residence Halls|Suite/Apt Style|Nearby Hotel(s)

Yes
Free YES


Communal Semi-Private

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Accommodations

Accommodations

1000
Total Number of
Overnight Guests


Accommodation Types
| Residence Halls | 17 beds | image

This house features two living rooms, a full kitchen and handicap access. Laundry facilities are located in the basement.
| Residence Halls | 64 beds | image

Features 64 beds, laundry facilities, bathroom on each floor and soda machine on ground floor.
| Suite/Apartment Style | 35 beds | image

This house features two lounges, a TV rom, four bathrooms, a soda machine, kitchen and laundry facilities.
| Suite/Apartment Style | 8 beds | image

This house features a lounge and dining room.
| Residence Halls | 94 beds
These two halls both feature 96 beds, a lounge on each floor, air-conditioning, laundry facilities, small kitchen and vending machines
A/C This accommodation has A/C
| Residence Halls | 97 beds | image

97 beds, two lounges, TV room, small kitchen, soda vending machine and laundry facilities.
| Residence Halls | 62 beds
Features 62 beds, laundry facilities, bathroom on each floor and soda machine on ground floor.
| Residence Halls | 86 beds | image

86 beds, lounge, small kitchen off lounge, laundry facilities, 2 classrooms in basement, elevator and handicapped access.
| Residence Halls | 47 beds | image

47 beds, Study/TV Lounge, game room, bathroom on each floor and laundry facilities.
| Residence Halls | 62 beds
Features 62 beds, laundry facilities, bathroom on each floor and soda machine on ground floor.
| Residence Halls | 91 beds | image

91 beds, ballroom, galley kitchen off ballroom, TV lounges and bathroom on each floor, study room, soda and snack machines and laundry facilities on ground floor.
| Residence Halls | 115 beds | image

Two of three connected buildings (Jackson, Potter, Rees). Bathrooms, lounges and study rooms on each floor, full kitchen on third floor of Rees Hall. Large lounge area on first floor of Rees Hall for all three buildings.

115 beds each in Jackson Hall and Potter Hall.
| Residence Halls | 59 beds | image

59 beds, 5 separate sections with bath in each. Split doubles.
| Residence Halls | 86 beds
One of three connected buildings (Jackson, Potter, Rees). Bathrooms, lounges and study rooms on each floor, full kitchen on 3rd floor. Large lounge area on first floor.

| Residence Halls | 124 beds
This residence hall features 124 beds, Study/TV Lounges and bathrooms on each floor, kitchen area, laundry facilities, soda machine. Handiapped access.
| Suite/Apartment Style | 200 beds
48 Townhouse units on campus with 4-5 beds per unit. Living/dining room, kitchen with appliances and two full bathrooms per unit.

Amenities + Unique Experiences

AMENITIES

Amenities
24-Hour Check-In
24-Hour Check-In
A/V Tech Staff
A/V Tech Staff
ADA Accessible
ADA Accessible
Biking
Biking
Car Charging Stations
Car Charging Stations
Eco-Friendly
Eco-Friendly
Hiking
Hiking
Historical Landmarks Nearby
Historical Landmarks Nearby
LCD Projectors
LCD Projectors
Laptops
Laptops
Microphones
Microphones
Outdoor Event/Meeting Space
Outdoor Event/Meeting Space
Outdoor Tent
Outdoor Tent
Parking On-Site
Parking On-Site
Pet-Friendly
Pet-Friendly
Projector Screen
Projector Screen
Running
Running
Sightseeing
Sightseeing
Sound System
Sound System
Swimming Pool
Swimming Pool
Washer/Dryer
Washer/Dryer
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi


Event Spaces

Meeting and Event Spaces

Max Capacities
458
Overall
120
Classroom
Style
20
Outdoor /
Rooftop Space


Meeting + Event Spaces

Lecture Hall with technology can seat up to 446.
| 193 Banquet Style | image

The barn can accommodate 526 standing, 414 chairs only and 193 tables and chairs banquet style.

Dance floor, mic and PA system. Accommodates 30-40.
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Indoor field; mic and public address system. Accommodate 300-1,000.
| 400 Banquet Style | image

Seating for up to 1,500 in bleachers and 400 banquet style.
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Indoor pool; mic and PA. Seating for 300-1,000.
| 50 Conference Style
Located in the Centennial Center for Leadership, this room can accommodate 50 meeting style; full technology available.

Choose from four classroom style rooms, equipped with modern technological equipment.

Choose from eight classrooms/meeting rooms/banquet-style rooms. All include a variety of technological amenities.
| 35 Banquet Style | image

Accommodates up to 35 people banquet style. Microphone, PA and podium available.
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Accommodates up to 35 people. Microphone, PA and podium available.
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Accommodates up to 23 people. Microphone, PA and podium available.

Library room with technology that seats up to 129 lecture style.
| 100 Banquet Style | image

The cafe can accommodate 100+ for casual dining/meetings.
| 40 Conference Style | image

40 seats, meeting style/dining. PA, microphone and podium, piano.
| 100 Banquet Style | 100 Conference Style
PA, Microphone and podium
| 18 Conference Style | image

Boardroom style room can accommodate up to 18.
| 160 Conference Style | image

This hall can accommodate up to 160 people and features microphones, PA and podium.
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Choose from four meeting-style rooms, all of which include a variety of technological amenities.
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Choose from 11 classrooms/meeting rooms/banquet-style rooms, the largest of which can accommodate up to 55 guests. All include a variety of technological amenities.

Choose from three technology rich meeting style/classroom style rooms, the largest of which can accommodate 39 guests.
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The Bristol Field House can accommodate 300 - 1,000 in bleachers.
| 10 Conference Style | image

Accommodates 10, meeting style.

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Dance floor; CD player, piano, projector screen
| 300 Banquet Style | image

300 seats. Multi-purpose/meeting style/banquet, piano.
| 35 Classroom Style | image

Technology rich classroom with tablet arm chair seating for 35

| 300 Banquet Style
Gym. Seating for 300; piano.

Food + Beverage

Food + Beverage

Availability
YES
YES


Catering
Whatever your event, you will find fresh ingredients, creative preparations, elegant presentation and thoughtful service. We will work with you to accommodate any special dietary request.
Dining Options

Located in the City of Geneva, just walking distance from campus, you will find a wide selection of cuisine. Whether you are in the mood for Italian, Indian, Chinese, Mexican, up-scale or casual, the City of Geneva can satisfy your appetite. For a listing of local restaurants visit the Geneva Chamber of Commerce website: http://www.genevany.com/content/view/eat.html

We are proud to offer a dining program complete with signature brands and menu selections that include just about every item you can imagine. Saga's hours vary depending on how many groups are on campus; the Office of Conferences and Events can let you know its hours specific to your visit.

Saga is the essence of choices in dining... salad bars, simple, honest entrees and sidekick vegetables, soups from scratch, and fresh baked desserts.

Our catering staff will be happy to work with you to develop a menu that meets your group's budget and meal planning needs. Whether you only need a simple continental breakfast or will want to design a menu around every meal time during your stay, we can accommodate. Be sure to talk to us about special nutritional needs such as gluten free and vegan/vegetarian dining.

Location

Location + Transportation

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Nearby Airport
Rochester/Syracuse - 45 minutes
Nearby Cities
Rochester - 45 miles | Syracuse - 55 miles | Ithaca/Corning - 50
Transportation + Parking
Taxi
Bus
Uber
Onsite Parking

Nearby Attractions

Nearby Attractions

Nearby Attractions
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Located just minutes away from campus, Belhurst offers a graceful, yet relaxed atmosphere. Whether you are seeking a romantic overnight stay, an upscale dining experience, or a day at the state-of-the-art spa, Belhurst Castle has what you are looking for.
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Located roughly 20 minutes from campus in the town of Canandaigua on the campus of Finger Lakes Community College, the outdoor CMAC venue hosts a variety of big-name concerts and shows throughout the summer.
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Experience the thrill of winning! Located in Canandaigua, approximately 15 miles west of Geneva, take part in the fun with nearly 1,200 slots, including a selection from: Penny Mania, Hot Shots, Poker, Mermaids, Copper Cash, Platinum Quick Hits, Sex and the City and more. Also experience live Thoroughbred Horse Racing from April-December. Enjoy the thrill as your picks make their way to the wire!

The markets, which are co-sponsored by the Geneva Recreation Department and the Geneva Business Improvement District, are located at the Exchange Street Parking Lot. Merchants sell fruits and vegetables, homemade treats, and local crafts and wares
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Located at McDonough Park in the heart of the city, the Geneva Red Wings and Twins are college baseball developmental league teams for collegiate athletes from around the country.
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Available from Canal Side Experiences, as well as other exciting canal adventures!
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Overlooking the picturesque pier in the City of Canandauguia, located 15 miles west of Geneva, the New York Wine and Culinary Center is designed to be an inviting and a stunning showcase for exhibitions, classes and eating and drinking experiences.
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Located in Canandaigua, approximately 15 miles west of Geneva, Roseland Waterpark serves as the largest waterpark in the Finger Lakes region with 56 acres of aquatic adventure for the entire family.

The Rose Hill Mansion is a National Historic Landmark and is considered one of the finest examples of Greek Revival Architecture in the United States. Built in 1839, the mansion has 26 rooms, of which 21 are furnished in the then-popular Empire style, and are open to the public. Great effort has been made to have as many furnishings as possible original to the house.

Opened in 1920, this 18-hole public golf course is located just a few miles from campus. The combination of the courses picturesque views of the Lake and unique, challenging architecture provides golfers of all skill levels with an enjoyable round of golf.

Located minutes from campus, Seneca Lake State Park offers unique walkways, swimming and a great setting for family activities. Situated on the shore of Seneca Lake, the park provides a relaxing atmosphere for swimmers, picnickers and anyone who enjoys the outdoors.
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Experience the beauty of the Finger Lakes Region while embarking on a tour to sample the finest wines in the area. Enjoy one of the many exclusive packages offered along the trail.

The Smith Center for the Arts and Smith Opera House's impact on our community is immense. It is the center of the region's cultural life, providing entertainment, education, and the energizing force that pulls us all together in celebration of our proud past and our promising future.
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Home to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at The Glen, the speedway is located 40 minutes south of Geneva at the opposite end of Seneca Lake. The track is also home to a variety of other events.
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Located in the town of Waterloo, approximately 15 minutes from campus, the Waterloo Premium Outlets offer shoppers significant savings at a wide variety of 100 stores.

The Historical Park contains exhibits on the first Women's Rights Convention in 1848 and is the former home of Elizabeth Cady Stanton. (568-2991). The Hall of Fame honors and celebrates the achievements of extraordinary women from Abigail Adams to Billie Jean King. It features displays and exhibits about women inducted into the Hall and women's history.

Services

Services

Services

The Colleges feature three convenient, on-campus ATM locations.

Our experienced staff can provide your group transportation to and from the airport and/or the bus station.

The Office of Conferences and Events at HWS is a year-round one-stop destination for event planning, from reserving space to coordinating catering, and our expert staff will be happy to talk to you about ways we can tailor a program for you.

Whatever your event, you will find fresh ingredients, creative preparations, elegant presentation and thoughtful service. We will work with you to accommodate any special dietary request.

There are several coin-operated laundry facilities available for your use during your stay on campus.

There is an on-site post office as well as a UPS office.

School-year hours:
8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday–Friday
(closed noon–1 p.m. for lunch)

Summer hours:
9 a.m.–4 p.m. (closed noon–1 p.m. for
lunch) Monday–Friday.

Available to assist you with any technical issue.

Can assist you in any printing-related project you are working on while on campus.

Technology

Technology

Equipment Available On-Site
Laptops
Laptops
Microphones
Microphones
Projector Screen
Projector Screen
LCD Projectors
LCD Projectors

Description
Conference amenities available, including internet access/wireless and audio visual presentation technology. Many smart classrooms available.
Technology

A wide range of AV equipment and services are available including:
  • Public Address Sound Systems and Microphones.
  • Smart boards/rooms
  • Print services available
  • WIFI
  • Mac/Pc labs available
  • Projectors
  • Laptop computers
  • Blu-ray/ DVD player
  • Mic system/sound system
  • IT services

Testimonials

Testimonials


This was the fourth year that the Harrisburg Bicycle Club has stayed at HWS for its Finger Lakes trip. Geneva is perfect for us because of the availability of nice scenic biking roads, good restaurants, Wegmans, and proximity to many attractions including an excellent bike shop and wineries. The townhouses at HWS work well for our group because they are comfortable, offer single rooms and allow us the opportunity to mingle in both the indoor and outdoor living spaces. The location around the pond is very scenic and relaxing. We also appreciate the convenience of having two bathrooms in each unit as well as a full kitchen. We are granted use of the Barn for our breakfasts and evening social activities and that is very important to us, since we love to share our Finger Lakes experiences with each other and make connections with riding partners. The staff at HWS, including the Conferences & Event staff, the student housekeepers and security officers, has always been very helpful and have worked quickly to resolve any problems we have had.

We could not have asked for a better group of people to work with. Tammy and Erica were always ready to handle whatever we requested of them. The summer interns were very helpful to the Envirothon committee in setting up the testing sites and anything we needed. The food was great and the feedback from the team members and advisors was great. Overall, everyone enjoyed their stay at HWS and we would hold another event there again.