Conference Center Lake GenevaGeorge Williams College

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this a conference center or a college?
The Conference Center at George Williams College is a conference center housed on a college campus.


What meeting spaces and services are available?
There are 22 meeting rooms that can be used for receptions, banquets and meetings.  Let our professional conference service staff provide assistance and support throughout your stay.  


How many guest rooms do you have?
We have 84 guest rooms including lakeside accommodations.


What type of events do you host?

  • Executive planning sessions
  • Business meetings
  • Religious retreats
  • Business retreats
  • Educational training sessions

Is there a required group minimum?
We welcome everyone—from a party of one to a group of 300.


Who may schedule events at The Conference Center? Do I need university affiliation?
The Conference Center is open to everyone.


Is The Conference Center handicap accessible?
The residential and meeting facilities are handicap accessible. However, the distance between meeting, food service and housing facilities ranges from 50 to 300 yards, requiring walking on either a level or moderate uphill or downhill terrain.


What food options are available for session breaks?
How about some fresh baked cookies? Or ice creams treats on a hot afternoon? We also offer bagels, assorted pastries, brownies, fruits and other options. Our Casual Catering Menu provides a complete listing of menu items.


What food service arrangements do you have for handling special dietary needs?
When you are planning an event, please let us know of any special dietary needs or requests. We’ll be happy to discuss your unique requirements. We encourage you to work closely with the Conference Center staff when developing your menus, food-service setups and schedules.


How do I schedule an event?
You may schedule guest rooms and meeting rooms through our Conference Center staff. You may also fill out our Inquiry Form, and a member of our staff will contact you with further information.


When must I book in order to reserve space?
As soon as you know you need to book space, please contact the Conference Center staff. It’s never too early. We will do our best to accommodate any last minute requests, as well.


How do I request a tour of The Conference Center?
We invite you to visit us! Schedule a tour of our Conference Center by contacting our Conference Center staff at 262-245-8520 or email staygwc@aurora.edu.


What is the weather like?
With glistening blue waters reflecting off the lake in summer and beautiful softly covered snow on hills and trees in winter, the weather provides a wide range of scenic delights. Live webcam Local weather


Is the general public welcome to come and enjoy the grounds?
Yes, we welcome visitors to explore the beautiful grounds of George Williams College and enjoy an ice cream cone or snack at the College Inn; open everyday from 11 a.m. until 11 p.m.