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Longwood University

Office of Conferences & Scheduling
201 High St

Farmville, Virginia 23909

1000Largest Group
74Meeting Rooms
800Overnight Guests
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Come meet with us at Longwood! Our beautiful Georgian-style academic campus is centrally located in the heart of Virginia. The past and the future are one on our historic yet technologically-advanced campus, located minutes from Appomattox National Historic Park and other sites important to our nation.

Nearby Cities & Number of Miles:
Richmond - 60
Lynchburg - 54
Washington, DC - 180
Nearest Airport/ Number of Minutes:
Richmond Int'l / 60
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Meeting space available year round. Residence Halls available in summer. Nearby Hotels available.
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7 computer labs, internet connectivity in most meeting rooms, full service printing, videoconferencing available.
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Full service on-campus catering available through Aramark. Campus Dining Hall available to all groups.
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Multi-day group discounts available.
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Events must not conflict with the mission of the University.
Ideally suited for:
Corporate Social Events
Outdoor Event Space
Social/Special events
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Youth Event/Meetings/Camps

Event Spaces

Meeting RoomDescriptionsSquare Footage
Blackwell Ballroom Located in the newly renovated Blackwell Hall, this spacious meeting room holds up to 500 people seated lecture style or can be divided into 3 separated meeting spaces. The foyer area is ideal as a registration or reception location. There are two break-out style meeting rooms in Blackwell Hall to support the Blackwell Ballroom for conferences and large events.

Virginia Room The Virginia Room can hold 74 lecture style.

Prince Edward Room The Prince Edward Room can hold 40 lecture style.

Bedford Auditorium Located in Bedford Hall, this auditorium seats 154. A small stage area fronts the room.

Orr Auditorium Located in Hull Hall, this auditorium seats 148. Built in 1996, this building houses the University's Department of Education, Special Education and Social Work. The auditorium is equipped with sound and projection capabilities. Please, no food or drink is permitted in the facility.

Jarman Auditorium Newly renovated, Jarman offers a seating capacity of 1048, with 784 seats in the orchestra section, and 264 seats in the balcony. Special needs and handicap seating is also available in the rear of the house. 2 chorus-styled dressing rooms as well as 2 diva-styled dressing rooms with adjoining restrooms and showers are available on the lower level, as well as a green room located on the stage level. New sound and lighting systems will provide needs for almost any event. Stage dimensions of approximately 40’x30’, plus a variety of staging platforms, a floating Harlequin dance floor, and Wenger Forte acoustical shell.

Wygal Auditorium Located in Wygal Hall, this auditorium seats 189. The auditorium provides excellent acoustics eliminating the need for microphones. All seats are cushioned for comfort. A lobby is located just outside the auditorium. Please, no food or drink is permitted in the facility. The Haga room is across the hall from the auditorium and is used frequently for receptions associated with events in the auditorium. This room is very comfortable for 40 people.

Hiner Auditorium Designed to accommodate each attendee at instructional tables which are fully wired for use of laptop computers. With additional perimeter seating the room is capable of holding up to 200 persons for occasional use. Each classroom is designed to accommodate a variety of audio and video instructional methods, with flexibility to respond to changing instructional techniques.

Science Center Lecture Hall and Foyer A state-of-the-art facility with tiered seating and the capacity for 96 persons. The Science Building also contains two lovely lobby areas suitable for receptions and features Longwood Center for the Visual Arts artwork.

Lancaster Mall This area can be used for morning and afternoon break locations, picnics and evening dance parties. It is located between Lancaster and Cunningham

Lankford Mall This area is located between Lankford and Stubbs. It is an ideal location for outdoor bands, large picnics and some recreational games.

Wheeler Mall This area is in front of Wheeler Residence Hall and faces the rear glass wall of the New Science Building. It is used in the spring for Commencement, in the fall for Convocation, and can be used during the summer for picnics, breaks and dance parties.

Brock Commons and Beale Plaza The generosity of the Brocks and the Beales has created one of the most prominent and beautiful features of Longwood University. Trees, plants, and grass have replaced asphalt and curbs in the heart of the campus. Two fountains, a pavilion and a colonnade complement a large tiered plaza that occupies what had been a busy intersection. Underneath it all is a 142-space parking garage.

Willett Hall Willett hall houses the physical education complex and includes Lancer Gym, a 3,000-seat facility. Air-conditioned and equipped with two full courts, Lancer Gym offers a fine area for basketball camps and large functions. When using this facility for anything other than a sporting event, the floor must be covered by a tarp. There is a charge for this service. Permission to use this facility must be granted prior to use. Lancer Pool is also located in this facility. Used mainly for recreational swimming and swim lessons, the olympic-size pool can be rented at an extra fee for sole use by a conference group.


Facility# of Rooms# of BedsRoom TypeBath TypeA/C
Wheeler Residence Hall 93 178 Residence Halls Shared yes
Curry Residence Hall 210 423 Residence Halls Shared yes
Frazer Residence Hall 210 423 Residence Halls Shared yes
ARC Residence Hall 75 150 Residence Halls Shared yes


  • Longwood Dining Services
    Longwood Dining Services creates an environment that enables every customer to receive a dynamic dining experience. We want our customers, whether they are Longwood University community members, residents of the town of Farmville or other guests, to know that our function is to impart the utmost satisfaction. Because we are a one-stop service, Conference Services will coordinate your meals and catering services.
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