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An intimate event venue in Lewes – convenient to all the local attractions, but with a get-away feel.

The Virden Retreat Center and Lodges are gaining popularity as a serene, natural campus with open grounds, an intimate meeting venue, and 23 guestrooms – perfect small events, multi-day retreats, association gatherings, socials, and weddings.

Indoor/Outdoor Space

Wonderful gatherings have been hosted at the Virden Retreat Center. A primary attraction is our large, tented outdoor patio that immediately refreshes any event. Just off the patio is an open lawn where activities can continue – or just providing a quick nature fix to boost productivity.

Rest and Recharge

Down a short path from our conference center are two lodges with 23 well-appointed guestrooms, each with private baths and a screened porch. Guests can relax to the sounds of the surrounding wetlands before being lulled to sleep.

Dine In or Out

On-site catering completes your experience at the Virden Retreat Center. Dine in or out under the big tent. Choose from a casual buffet-style, traditional plated meal, or a classic cook-out on the patio.

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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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