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Lake Williamson Christian Center

17280 Lakeside Drive
Carlinville, Illinois 62626

1350Largest Group
29Meeting Rooms
1350Overnight Guests
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  • Williamson LodgeWilliamson Lodge
      
  • Motel Style Lodging Motel Style Lodging
      
  • Dorm Style Lodging with LinensDorm Style Lodging with Linens
      
  • Sign-in table for meetings in AC207 in the Activities CenterSign-in table for meetings in AC207 in the Activities Center
      
  • Activities Center Meeting Space Room AC101Activities Center Meeting Space Room AC101
      
  • Gazebo outside the AuditoriumGazebo outside the Auditorium
      
  • BonfireBonfire
      
  • Meeting Room AC204 in the Activities CenterMeeting Room AC204 in the Activities Center
      
  • AuditoriumAuditorium
      
  • Buffet DiningBuffet Dining
      
  • Beverage Center in Lakeside Dining RoomBeverage Center in Lakeside Dining Room
      
  • Banquet MealBanquet Meal
      
  • Ice Cream in the Lakeside Dining RoomIce Cream in the Lakeside Dining Room
      
  • Connections CafeConnections Cafe
      
  • Gaga BallGaga Ball
      
  • Water Slide at the BeachfrontWater Slide at the Beachfront
      
  • VolleyballVolleyball
      
  • The Blob The Blob
      
  • Indoor Rock ClimbingIndoor Rock Climbing
      
  • ECA High RopesECA High Ropes
      
  • ECA Low RopesECA Low Ropes
      
  • ECA Low Ropes Team BuildingECA Low Ropes Team Building
      
  • AuditoriumAuditorium
      
  • Blacklight SportsBlacklight Sports
      
  • Zip LineZip Line
      
  • ArcheryArchery
      
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Lake Williamson Christian Center, the St Louis region conference center in the Christian Retreats Network, has been a trusted name in Christian Hospitality for over 50 years and strives to “serve one another in love” in the spirit of Galatians 5:13. Lake Williamson Christian Center conferences feature year-round recreation and accommodations for up to 1,350 overnight guests. Our retreat packages include everything your group needs to have a successful ministry event: choice of motel or dorm style lodging, a private meeting space with complimentary A/V equipment, buffet dining and recreation. Add some excitement to your next St. Louis event with our team building and adventure recreation programs through Eagle Crest Adventures! Lake Williamson exists to serve God by providing facilities and guest services near St. Louis that exceed expectations; where our guests can Restore, Renew, and Reconnect.

Watch the video below to learn more about some of the amenities that make the Lake Williamson Christian Center the premier event venue near St. Louis for Christian meetings.
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Nearby Cities & Number of Miles:
St. Louis, MO - 65 miles Springfield, IL - 50 miles
Nearest Airport/ Number of Minutes:
Saint Louis Lambert (STL) / 55
Public Transportation Options:
Taxi
Train
Metro/Public Transportation Proximity:
Within a Short Drive
Parking Onsite:
Yes
Parking:
Free
Availability:
Year-round
Room Type(s):
Motel Style
Dormitory Style
Bath Type(s):
Private | Semi-Private
ADA Accessible:
Yes
Largest Group:
1350
Number of Meeting & Event Rooms:
29
Largest Classroom Style:
400
Largest Theatre Style:
1500
Number of Overnight Guests:
1350
Rooftop Space Available:
No
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.
Onsite Wireless Internet:
Free
Wi-Fi In Meeting Space:
Yes
Wi-Fi In Meeting Space Cost:
Free
Wi-Fi In Guest Rooms:
Yes
Wi-Fi In Guest Rooms Cost:
Free
Onsite A/V Staff:
Yes
Food & Beverage:
At Lake Williamson Christian Center, St. Louis event planners have a choice! We have 3 great dining opportunities for your group. All of our retreat packages include buffet style meals in our dining room; multiple entrees, salad bar, dessert, etc. Looking to treat your guests to a special meal? Event planners can upgrade one of the meals to a sit and serve banquet with linens. Of course no meeting is complete without snacks, so don’t forget about our extensive snack list! We do all of the work to prepare and deliver the snacks to your meeting space, exactly when you want it. The Connections Cafe is also a great place for light meals or snack orders. Event planners near St. Louis must schedule its hours ahead of time, and know that its fun atmosphere creates a great opportunity for their guests to build relationships.
Must Use In-house Catering:
Yes
Cultural Catering Available:
Yes
Alcohol Permitted:
No
Can Bring Own Alcohol:
No
Cannabis Industry Friendly:
No
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
Event Space Available:
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
Ideally Suited For:
Professional Meeting/Training/Conference/Retreat
Youth Retreat/Camp






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
A7 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
Brotherhood Center Lake Williamson's newest meeting space, which was completed in September 2018. The Brotherhood Center has a seating capacity of 600 people and is equipped with state-of-the-art audio and visual equipment. The foyer offers a great place for a welcome station or displays.

7200
Lewis and Clark Rooms The Lewis Room and The Clark Room are located in the Brotherhood Center. These spaces are great for breakouts or small discussion, as well as being a main meeting space. The Lewis Room has a max capacity of 40 guests and The Clark Room has a max of 50 guests.

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
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.

576
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.

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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.

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.

775
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
    Lakeside Dining Room
    Seating Capacity: 660
    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.
  • Connections Cafe
    The Connections Cafe at the Activities Center is serving up items off the grill, appetizers, and cool treats from the ice cream freezer. Groups can arrange pizza parties, snack packages, or times for the Cafe to be open for individual pay out of pocket orders. For your convenience there is an ATM located by the Activities Center front desk.

    We want to help you get the most out of your retreat fellowship times. Let us handle all preparation and cleanup so you can focus on ministering to your attendees. The cafe and courtyard patio is a great spot to take in a movie with your whole group in a laid back, casual setting. It works well for small group meetings and fellowship times, too. Don't worry about internet, because the Cafe is equipped with WiFi! 
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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 Brotherhood Center is equipped with state-of-the-art audio and visual equipment.
• 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. 

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

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