George Williams College

Meetings and Retreats

Discover a new way to host a meeting!

The Conference Center at George Williams College offers year-round lodging and meeting spaces for groups in a beautiful, lakeside environment. Our goal is to provide you and your guests with an unforgettable experience.

We offer a variety of unique meeting spaces for groups from 10 to 250. Get away from the ordinary with our distinctive interior and exterior spaces for meetings and events.

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Winston Paul Educational Center
From its vantage point at the top of campus, the Winston Paul Educational Center and Lodge features several meeting spaces and 20 spacious guest rooms. The two-story, fully accessible lodge offers a central elevator, convenient parking and cozy fireplace lobby area.

Carrie Ann Room
Located on the second floor, the Carrie Ann Room is a unique meeting space for groups up to 80. High-beamed ceilings and a spectacular view of the lake make the Carrie Ann Room a very popular meeting location.

Winston Paul B
This classroom-size space, across from the Carrie Ann Room, is the perfect spot for groups up to 20. The room features a podium, presenter PC, LCD screen and an amazing lake view.

Winston Paul C
Adjacent to the fireplace lobby, this meeting room is equipped with a podium, presenter PC and LCD screen. It’s a great meeting room for groups of 20 or less.

Mabel Cratty Building
This historic Prairie-style building, constructed in 1929, underwent a major renovation in 2012 and received a Merit Award for excellence in architectural design for its restoration. Cratty features a fireplace entrance lobby, central meeting space, one breakout room and an expansive porch.

Duncan Hall
This central room features a stone fireplace, vaulted beamed ceilings and state-of-the-art projection and sound systems. Duncan Hall can expand to the east and west through moveable walls, allowing guests to enjoy the lakeside breeze.

Writing Room
The Writing Room offers additional breakout space for small groups up to 14.

Porch
The beautiful wraparound porch offers stunning views of the campus and lake.

Beasley Campus Center
Home to campus dining facilities, the Beasley Campus Center features indoor and outdoor seating areas, modern kitchen facilities and a variety of function spaces.

The Bistro
A natural stone fireplace, marble bar and comfortable furniture provide an intimate setting for a reception or small get-together. A wall of French doors opens onto the Chapin Patio. The Executive Dining Room adjoins.

Executive Dining Room
With its stone fireplace and tasteful decor, this elegant dining room provides seating for up to 50 people. The French doors offer natural sunlight and accessibility to the Chapin Patio.

Sir George Williams Memorial Room
Available for very special, intimate gatherings, the Sir George Williams Memorial Room is a historically accurate reproduction of the London meeting room where George Williams and his colleagues founded the YMCA. One of only two such rooms in existence in the world, this space provides a unique location for a memorable dining experience.

Chapin Patio
A distinctive outdoor location with sweeping views of campus, the Chapin Patio is available on its own or in conjunction with The Bistro and/or Executive Dining Room. The patio features comfortable outdoor furnishings, but additional round tables and chairs may be provided for larger groups.

Seabury Room
With a recent contemporary renovation, the Seabury Room is an open and elegant gathering space boasting 20-foot ceilings, state-of-the-art technology and small stage. Home to the Sundays at 4 event series, Seabury is available on a limited basis for special events up to 250.

Beasley Dining Hall
This large space features tables, chairs and booth seating for casual dining. Recently refurbished, it serves as the main dining location for groups during the summer season.

Ferro Pavilion
Inspired by the famous Benedict Music Tent at the Aspen Music Festival, Ferro Pavilion is home to Music by the Lake, our summer concert series. The pavilion features an expansive stage and a level seating area. It is available on a limited basis for special events up to 250.

Brandenburg
Sweeping views of campus and the lake make Brandenburg an elegant location for group meetings and small breakout sessions. Available on a limited basis, the fully-accessible building offers a central meeting space, two classrooms, board room and restroom facilities.

Great Hall
Walls of windows provide abundant natural light in the Great Hall. Complete with a stone fireplace, the space is the perfect option for lectures and receptions.

Classrooms A and B
Both classrooms feature a podium, presenter PC and LCD screen, making them ideal locations for group meetings up to 12 people.

Board Room
Brandenburg’s board room has a conference table with seating for eight.

To start planning your retreat, please contact the Conference Center at 262-245-8520, email staygwc@aurora.edu or request a proposal.