Bring Your Event Back to Life at The Virden Center.

Feel confident gathering in person at Virden for retreats, seminars, team-building workshops, conferences, and association events.


We’re heading into the off-season, and that means less crowds while still plenty of time to soak up the coastal vibes. It’s a perfect time to plan a meeting or event and enjoy the Fall festivities at the shore.


Feel Comfortable and Confident
Getting together with colleagues doesn’t have to be stressful. Guests have everything they need in one place for multi-day meetings – including on-site guestrooms.


How About Both
Along with a tented patio for outdoor dining, Virden has ample open grounds surrounded by natural wetlands – the right mix for breaks, activities, mingling, relaxing, or just when you need a breath of fresh air.


Ensuring Your Success
Our personal planners want you to get the most out of your time here. From registration to catering to event prep, we know how important it is to have a team you can count on.

The Virden Center.
An entire campus to yourself.


The Virden Center has flexible meeting rooms, a spacious lounge, indoor and outdoor dining, and 23 guestrooms. Our open grounds offer the ability to social distance.

Guestrooms are divided between two lodges and offer two room configurations: a queen and twin or two twins. Each guestroom has a private entrance, a private bath, and a private screened-in porch – many overlooking the surrounding wetlands. Other creature comforts include linens, toiletries, coffee makers, TVs, WiFi, plus mini-refrigerators and microwaves in select rooms.

Now is a great time to plan your next meeting or event.

For the safety of everyone, the following protocols are in place.

All meeting and event attendees must wear masks while in our venues regardless of vaccination status.

A short health check survey should be completed before stepping on campus.

Three-foot social distancing is required for all food and beverage events.

Guests may remove their masks while eating and drinking.

University of Delaware Conference Services

N E W A R K  C A M P U S

Clayton Hall Conference Center
100 David Hollowell Drive, Newark DE  19716
(302) 831-2214

The Tower Audion & Atrium at STAR
100 Discovery Blvd., Newark DE  19713
(302) 831-2214

L E W E S  C A M P U S

The Virden Retreat Center
1155 College Drive, Lewes DE  19958
Overnight Lodge A: 1183 College Drive
Overnight Lodge B: 1181 College Drive
(302) 645-4100


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