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William & Mary

Event Types Welcomed

  • Adult Social Events
  • Corporate Social Events
  • Expo/Competitions
  • Family Reunions
  • Professional Meeting / Training / Conference / Retreats
  • Wedding Ceremonies
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Youth Retreat/Camps


Discover how the College of William & Mary, with its incredible conference space and banquet halls, is among the best event venues in Williamsburg, VA. Our historic charm and cutting-edge technology provide the perfect environment to make your next event the ultimate destination.

If you’re looking for a Williamsburg venue to host your conference, wedding or special event, the College of William & Mary provides you the perfect accommodations with the option of staying on or off campus. Located on a gorgeous property immediately adjacent to Colonial Williamsburg, the College is the second oldest institution of higher learning in the nation. We are surrounded by historical attractions, excellent restaurants, unique shops and fun for everyone to enjoy.

Our office provides a customer-centered, one-stop-shop approach to conference planning and coordination. Our friendly and helpful staff are experts in the Williamsburg area and can coordinate housing, meeting spaces, meals, catering, audio-visual, transportation, and so much more! Our professional assistance in planning your William and Mary event will ensure an extraordinary experience for all of your guests and will make it a stress-free process for you.

The College of William and Mary has Williamsburg event spaces to accommodate groups of all sizes and budgets. From board rooms to ballrooms, amphitheaters to stadiums, we have a venue to fit every event.

At the College of William and Mary we are proud to offer an environmentally friendly experience, receiving the Virginia Green Certification for Conventions and Conference Centers. In order to qualify for this exclusive designation, facilities must verify that they provide their guests with the following: recycling, minimizing the use of disposable food service products, water efficiency, energy conservation, and offering a “green” or “environmentally-friendly” package for events such as our carbon offset program.

Whether you’re planning a wedding, business meeting, conference, or retreat in the Williamsburg, VA area let the College of William & Mary make it a stress-free and memorable experience!

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Meeting & Event Spaces

  • Max Capacity: 1200 guests
  • Largest Classroom Style: 260
  • Largest Theatre Style: 650
  • Academic Year Largest Group: yes

IN: Sadler Center

Features: Hardwood floors and celings, verandas at each end, three projection screens, three built-in LCD projectors, built-in speaker system, dimmable lights in ceiling. Chesapeake may be divided into three seperate rooms by moveable walls

  Theater Style Banquet Classroom Conference
Chesapeake 700 390 324 --
Chesapeake A 350 224 180 82
Chesapeake B 90 50 48 40
Chesapeake C 160 96 90 52
Chesapeake A/B 500 288 234 --
Chesapeake B/C 300 160 126 70
Capacities shown are maximun capacities and will be reduced by any A/V or furniture additions to the room
Colony Room
IN: Sadler Center

Features: Designed for conferences and meetings, Colony has a built-in dry erase board, flip chart, projection schren, and LCD projector. Colony also has video-conferencing capabilities.

Capacity: 22 Conference-style
  • 24' x 24' Sq. Ft.
Commonwealth Auditorium
IN: Sadler Center

Features: Contains stage measuring 39'x23'. Extensive A/V capabilities, including built-in projection screen, LCD projector, DVD/VHS player, CD player, tape player, sound system, and stage lighting. Food and drink are not permitted in the Auditorium.

Capacity: 463 Theater-style
IN: Sadler Center

Features: Separate from York by a swinging door. Set conference-style for 28, with additional chairs around perimeter. Contains built-in dry-erase board, flip chart, projection screen and LCD projector.

Capacity: 28 conference styel
Lodge 1
IN: Sadler Center

Features: Carpeted stage measuring approximately 20'x14', wooden dance floor, cafe tables, and booths and bar area. A/V capabilities include built-in LCD projector and screen, dimmable lights, colored stage lighting, and house sound system.

Lodge 1 is a major programming space for Alma Mater Productions (AMP). All reservations for other groups must be approved by the Assistant Director for Student Leadership Development.
IN: Sadler Center Theater Style Banquet Class Conference
Tidewater 420 250 198 --
Tidewater A 210 140 108 58
Tidewater B 150 88 90 52
Features: Large multi-purpose space that can be divided into two seperate rooms by a moveable wall. Contains two-built in projection screens and LCD projectors, sound system, and dimmable lights. 

Capacities shown are maximum capacities and will be reduced by any A/V or furniture additions to the room.
IN: Sadler Center

Features: Sperarated from James by a swinging door. Set conference-style for 28, with additional chairs around perimeter. Contains built-in dry erase board, flip chart, projection screen, and LCD projector.

Capacity: 28 conference-style
Trinkle Hall
IN: Campus Center

Features: This large multi-purpose space is a self-contained space with its own bathrooms. It has a combination of dimmable and non-dimable lighting with a quarry tile floor. Contains built-in projection screen and sound system.

Capacity: Theater style for 675, and Banquet style for 400

Capacities shown are maximum capacities and will be reduced by any A/V or furniture additions to the room.
Little Theatre
IN: Campus Center

Features: Multi-purpose space with recessed stage measuring 18'x15'. There is a tile floor and dimmable indandescent lighting. contains upright piano, built-in LCD projector, projector screen, VCR/DVD player, sound system, and iPod dock.

Capacity: Theater style for 125, Banquet style for 80, Class style for 57, and Conference style for 40.

Capacities shown are maximum capacities and will be reduced by any A/V or furniture additions to the room.
Academic Classrooms
We have classrooms that can fit anywhere from 20-60 people, and auditoriams that can fit up to 450 people.

Food & Beverage Options

Center Court - Sadler Center
All meals are provided as an "all you can eat" buffet setting. Here at Center court we have a wide variety of food stations to choose from.
  1. The Chop House - offering made-to-order salads
  2. Maize - featuring vegan and vegetarian options
  3. Natural - serving a menu tailored to guests with special dietary needs like celiac, gluten and dairy intolerances
  4. Taliaferro's - offering handmade pasta and pizza
  5. Tidewater Grill - featuring handmade burgers and hot sandwiches as well as seafood options
  6. Reves Global - presenting authentic recipes from around the world from Asian-inspired dishes to West Coast cuisine and Latin dishes
  7. Simple Servings - serving minimally processed food prepared without gluten or seven of the eight most common food allergens: milk, eggs, soy, tree nuts, peanuts, shellfish, and wheat.
*We can also accomidate to special diets requested by groups.

Catering options

W&M Vendors
Custom build menus at your desire. We can take care of setting up catering orders and accomodate to your diets/themes.

Some ampus locations do require a preferred vendor. You can contact us for info on particular venues for those locations (757-221-4084, Corner House)


  • Total Number of Overnight Guests: 1500
  • Number of Overnight Rooms: 1,300
Overnight Room Attributes
  • Air-conditioned rooms available
  • Linens Provided
  • Kitchen Available
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


On-Campus Lodging

William and Mary has different types of rooming options available. All dorms are central to the campus, and are close to dining halls, colonial williamsburg, and the recreation center.

ADA rooms are also available

Featured Amenities

  • Air Conditioning Air Conditioning
  • Fitness Center Fitness Center
  • In-House Catering
  • Linens
  • Overnight Rooms
  • Running Trails
  • Theater Seating
  • WiFi

Venue Location + Transportation


P.O. Box 8795,
Williamsburg, Virginia 23187-8795

Nearby Airport

  • Newport News-Williamsburg Int'l - 30 minutes

Nearby International Airport

  • Newport News-Williamsburg Int'l - 30 minutes

Nearby Cities

Richmond/Norfolk – 50|Virginia Beach – 65|Washington, DC – 150

Things to Know


  • Must Use In-house Catering: Yes
  • External Catering Allowed: Yes
  • Cultural Catering Available: Yes


The College of William and Mary includes A/V equipment; technical assistance; video conferencing; computer labs; internet connectivity in meeting & guest rooms (wireless/Ethernet); and on-line registration services.

  • Guest Wi-Fi: Free
  • Onsite Tech Support: Yes
  • Equipment Available On-Site:
    • Projector Screen

Venue Policies

  • Alcohol Consumption: Yes


"I really cannot thank you enough. My years at William and Mary were really some of my best and also some of my emotional hardest. Being back and realizing how strong our bonds of friendship were really made us greatful. It is easy to forget and not make time for friends but it is key to emotional balance, particularily as all of us are on the verge of empty-nest syndrome. Please extend my thanks to Erin and Sarah."

- Denise Albero, W&M '88
Kappa Kappa Gamma
Thank you very much for the flawless organization, attention to detail, and quick action to diffuse protential problems.  Everything went really well.  And especially to Sarah-Daye, many many thanks for being on-call and for helping us with the emergencies.
Evgenia, S. P. Chockley Professor, Computer Science, W&M


Campus Recreation Center
Located on Compton and Brooks Streets, the Student Recreation center was originally built in the summer of 1989 and was renovated and expanded in 2006. Within the ardio areas, you can see the old building that was formerly the front of the building prior to expansion.

Facility Areas:
  • Alan B. Miller Gymnasiums (3 courts)
  •  A 25 yard 8-lane pool
  • Suana
  • Multiactivity court (MAC)
  • Cardio areas with machines
  • Locker rooms
  • Weight Machines
  • Weight room
  • Climbing wall
  • Squash courts
  • Racquetball courts (3)
  • Various outdoor tennis courts and turf fields
We can help with reserving equipment to accomidate your groups needs, as well as reserving different facilities.
On Campus Restaurants & Cafes
  1. The Daily Grind - Located next to the Sadler Center, this unique little cafe has to offer freshly brewed coffees, smoothies, breakfast items, sandwiches, and snacks to munch on.
  2. Boehly Cafe and Grill - Located in the Business school, the grill offers great-tasting, freshly prepares sandwiches, homestile specials, delicious soups, a salad bar, made-to-order omelet station, and plenty of grab-and-go items. The Grill ensures high quality products and exceptional services.
  3. Pita Pita - Fresh thinking, healthy eating! Pita Pit is an exciting alternative to fast foodm with many vegetarian as well as meat options. They have many traditional favorites, such as Gyros and Falafel, in addition to America favorites, like Clubs and Chicken Ceasar.
  4. The Crust - This is no ordinary "pizza joint". The Crust is a modern pizza cafe, with daily-made, hand-tossed dough for its delicious pizza and sandwiches. Voted Best New Restaurant by Hampton Roads Magazine, The Crust offers William & Mary students a welcoming and relaxing environment, perfect for a causal evening out. Living by the slogan "Happy Hour All Day... Everday!", The Crust is a local favorite, and a great way for college students to unwind after a hectic day of classes.
Campus Tours
Get a tour of the beautiful campus of William and Mary during your event's stay. We would be more than happy to get a tour set up for your group!
Ropes Course
We can arrange transportation needs for groups to see attractions around the area. There is also the Williamsburg Buss and Trolley that go all the way to New Town.
Swem Library
Located on campus, this is a perfect place for groups to have study sessions
Student Xchange
Campus convenience store featuring 100% ethically sources Aspretto coffee, baked goods, and seasonal and local products when possible
Registration Management Services
Can create an online registration system/accounts payable/receivable. We can take care all of the handling.

For more info, please call the Corner house (757-221-4084)


Provided at no additional fee. Login info can be received at the Corner House.
Have current technology. For specific equipment/AV info for a particular classroom, please call the Corner House (757-221-4084) for more info.
Multipurpose Spaces
For rooms like the Sadler Center/Miller Hall, we can arrange for AV services upon request.
Ampitheater/Lake Matoaka
Comes with sound system power. AV MUST be brought in from your group.
Ampitheater/Lake Matoaka
Comes with sound system power. AV MUST be brought in from your group.