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The Heart of Hospitality: Graylyn International Conference Center

The Heart of Hospitality: Graylyn International Conference Center

A breathtaking blend of historic charm combined with today's modern technology, Graylyn International Conference Center is a captivating estate for social events and business functions alike.  Built during the late 1920s, Graylyn showcases gorgeous architectural features with an elegant floating staircase; a stone bridge overlooking a private pond and acres of manicured lawns and gardens.  In 1972 the estate was donated to Wake Forest University.  After a $6 million renovation, the University introduced the estate as the Graylyn International Conference Center in 1984.  Today, this glorious and historic estate’s mission is to support the University by providing scholarships to students that demonstrate exceptional promise in academics and leadership.

Graylyn International Conference Center is nestled among 55-acres in the heart of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.  Winston-Salem, the “Twin City,” offers Graylyn’s guests experiences of early American charm on-site and locally with Old Salem, the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco factory, Reynolda House and Bethabara Park within minutes of the estate.

Meeting packages are as unique as Graylyn itself!  Every package can be tailored to meet clients' specific needs and includes complete meeting packages, wedding services, and one-of a kind training packages.  The Complete Training Package includes meeting spaces that are painted in IdeaPaint, allowing for brainstorming “write” on the walls, comfortable ergonomic chairs, “brain food” snacks and game breaks that will keep participants stimulated throughout the day.  Graylyn also offers an onsite Adventures team building facilitator who will work with attendees to offer unique, informative, fun and energizing team-building activities.

Whether planning an event for 2 or 200, Graylyn has 15 unique event spaces in four different buildings to accommodate every need.  The Manor House offers breathtaking ambience from the Main Conference Room with the gorgeous spiral staircase to the Seminar Room that was originally designed to be the garage of the house.  Located behind the Manor House is the White Garden with a charming stone gazebo and terrace frame, creating a beautiful natural backdrop for weddings, reunions and outdoor special occasions.  Recent renovations to the French cottage, The Mews, has opened 35 beautifully re-designed guest rooms, including six spacious suites with a modern countryside theme.  The Mews also features private conference and breakout space, a private dining room, and a hospitality area complete with a business service center, gift shop and fitness center.  With a terraced courtyard, efficient meeting space and dedicated break areas, the Management House is the perfect space for larger executive conferences with board rooms, sophisticated audio visual equipment and built in internet connection.

Graylyn’s location is perfectly centered in the heart of North Carolina, while hospitality is the heart of what they do.  Submit an RFP and receive a complimentary overnight stay and a historic tour of the estate!  Book an event for 2013 and receive 13% off the Master Bill.  World-class hospitality, historical architecture, breathtaking landscapes, magnificent accommodations and inspired meeting spaces, Graylyn International Conference Center, the ideal venue for all your event needs.

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