Get your teams focused with retreats and team-building workshops while taking advantage of the quieter off-season at the shore.

Summer may be winding down, but business is amping up. Book your meeting or event – for a day or a weekend.


Everything You Need
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, and relaxing.


Ensuring Your Success
Our personal planners help you to get the most out of your time here – from registration to catering to event prep.

The Virden Retreat Center.
One of UD’s best-kept secrets.


The Virden Center, in Lewes, is a gem of a meeting venue surrounded by nature yet close to historic downtown and the beach. At Virden, it’s easy to get in a productive day or two and still take advantage of shore activities. 

Virden has flexible meeting rooms, a spacious lounge, indoor and outdoor dining, expansive open grounds, and 23 guestrooms.

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 upcoming meeting or event.

I am interested in the following services:

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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