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Western University: Experience Event Excellence

Western University: Experience Event Excellence

Welcome to Western University the ideal location when you want to experience excellence!

Western University’s team of experienced, conference-planning professionals are available, year-round, to assist with every stage of event planning through convenient one stop shopping.  The campus has world-class instructional facilities, modern, air-conditioned accommodations and Western's own award-winning dining services, all within a beautiful, resort-like setting 20 minutes from downtown London, Canada.  Whether planning an event for a group of 50 or 4,000, Western has the resources to custom-tailor programs whether the needs are simple or complex. At Western, the conference experience will be both unique and a satisfying one. The creative leadership team and professional administrative staff will collaboratively handle every aspect of your event with meticulous style and detail.

Situated on the picturesque banks of the Thames River, Western opens its doors every May to August to provide summer guests with one-of-a-kind facilities and excellent services.  Indoor meeting spaces includes 175 air-conditioned meeting rooms, over 200 classrooms, banquet facilities, lecture halls, amphitheaters and exhibit spaces.  Outdoor space is also available, including vast open grassy areas for tents and marquis for special events.  Full recreational facilities include a sport center, a 50-metre indoor swimming pool, an indoor ice rink, an indoor track and an 8,000seat outdoor stadium.

A brand new semi-private style 1,000 bed residence and private dining room will be available for conferences beginning in the summer of 2014.  Western University accommodations range from traditional dormitory style to suite style rooms, all of which are ideal for youth groups, sports groups or adult conference attendees.  And when compared to a hotel or conference center, the on campus accommodations are an affordable alternative.

Western University is fully accessible and conveniently located within a 2-hour drive of Niagara Falls, Toronto and Detroit.  Western’s campus is peacefully set away from the bustle of downtown, providing a retreat-like distraction free setting for campus guests.  While visiting London, commonly referred to as the “Forest City,” Conference Services can arrange for participants to enjoy the local “Tree Trunk Walking Tour,” which highlights London’s love of trees with magnificent tree carvings and sculptures that, instead of being confined to an art gallery, are right on the public streets.  In addition, guests can visit Budweiser Gardens, located in the heart of downtown London, which hosts hockey events, concerts, and family shows year round.

From corporate strategic planning sessions, to youth sports camps and business retreats, Western University is an exceptional and versatile facility that can accommodate groups of all types and sizes.  Western University is the ideal choice for your next conference or event with a convenient location, dedicated planners, and ideal meeting spaces, exceptional recreational facilities and comfortable, affordable guest accommodations.  We look forward to seeing you at Western!
During this global pandemic, the team at Unique Venues has been working to serve our industry planners and venues with free resources including roundtables, webinars, and workshops. You can visit our COVID-19 Resources page to learn about our upcoming programs this month and next that you may be interested in registering for. Be sure to follow Unique Venues on Facebook (@uniquevenues) and be on the lookout for Facebook Live sessions from Unique Venues CEO, Chuck Salem who will be providing tips and trends for weathering the storm.