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University of Delaware - Virden Retreat Center

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1155 College Drive
Lewes, Delaware 19958

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Event Types Welcomed

Adult Social Events | Corporate Social Events | Family Reunions | Professional Meeting/Training/Conference/Retreats | Wedding Ceremonies | Wedding Receptions | Youth Parties | Youth Retreat/Camps
Maximum
Capacity:100
On-Site
Spaces:6
Maximum
Overnight:46
  • Venue Showcase
  • The Virden Retreat Center near the shore.The Virden Retreat Center near the shore.
  • Open grounds make moving activities outdoors easy!Open grounds make moving activities outdoors easy!
  • Great for small meetings, with 6 configurable spaces.Great for small meetings, with 6 configurable spaces.
  • Take a break in one of our lounges.Take a break in one of our lounges.
  • Catering options available.Catering options available.
  • Indoor/outdoor dining overlooking the open grounds.Indoor/outdoor dining overlooking the open grounds.
  • Overnight lodges with private screened-in porches overlooking wetlands.Overnight lodges with private screened-in porches overlooking wetlands.
  • Choose from 3 guest room configurations (shown: queen).Choose from 3 guest room configurations (shown: queen).
  • Retreats of all kinds find comfort here.Retreats of all kinds find comfort here.
  • Open grounds can accommodate large tentsOpen grounds can accommodate large tents
  • Enjoy nearby beaches, shopping, breweries, and more.Enjoy nearby beaches, shopping, breweries, and more.
  • Stroll Main Street in historic downtown Lewes.Stroll Main Street in historic downtown Lewes.

About

About University of Delaware - Virden Retreat Center

Planners looking to enhance meetings and events with the recreation options at the beach will be happy to know UD’s Virden Retreat Center in Lewes has it just right. The Virden Center is a self-contained campus nestled in the natural surroundings of a historic coastal town with access to everything from beaches to State Parks to brewery tours to kayaking – even tax-free outlet shopping. The atmosphere is easy and relaxed – perfect for multi-day retreats, workshops, small meetings, social events, and celebrations. Our personal event managers can help you strategize your objectives and handle all the details from start to finish.

The conference venue has six flexible meeting rooms, indoor/outdoor dining options, and open lawns for taking activities outside or adding a large tented space. Onsite lodges house 23 guest rooms overlooking the wetland preserve – each with a private entrance, private bath, and private screened-in porch. Conferencing on University of Delaware’s campuses offer comfort, convenience and confidence meeting today’s unique needs.

Close to other beach towns like Rehoboth, it’s easy to see why Unique Venues voted the Virden Center Retreat an LGBTQ friendly venue.
 
LOCATION + TRANSPORTATION

Rehoboth Beach - 5
Dover - 50
Baltimore - 120
DC - 120
Philadelphia - 115

:
Delaware Coastal Airport - 30 minutes


Taxi | Lyft | Uber


Onsite: Yes Free

CATERING
Delicious catered meals featuring local seafood favorites.


Must Use In-House CateringYES
Cultural CateringYES
Venue Hosted Alcohol PermittedYES

Self-Service Alcohol PermittedYES


AMENITIES + UNIQUE EXPERIENCES
24-Hour Check-In
ADA Accessible
Biking
Business Services
Eco-Friendly
Food and Beverage On-Site
Hair Dryer
Hiking
Historical Landmarks Nearby
Iron
LCD Projectors
Microphones
Outdoor Event/Meeting Space
Outdoor Tent
Overnight Accommodations
Parking On-Site
Projector Screen
Running
Sightseeing
Sound System
Swimming Pool
Television
Wi-Fi
MEETING + EVENT SPACE CAPACITIES

100 Attendees


6 Spaces

:
Theatre Style 130 | Classroom Style 85 | Standing Reception 150 | Seated Reception 100

TECHNOLOGY
AV, WiFi, teleconferencing, virtual meeting coordination services

Yes
FreeYES

No

Yes


MicrophonesProjector ScreenLCD Projectors

RENTAL POLICIES
Alcohol ConsumptionYES
Cannabis Industry-FriendlyNO
Cannabis ConsumptionNO

OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS

46 Overnight Guests


Hotel-Like

Yes
Free YES


Private

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