Perfectly UD.

A Beautiful Day – Surrounded by Beautiful People and Nature.

At the Virden Retreat Center in historic Lewes, nature creates the magic moments.

Natural Surroundings

If you’re looking for nature to play a role in your celebration, the Virden Retreat Center makes it easy. We have a tented patio for outdoor dining and dancing, open grounds for ceremonies, lawn games, or just soaking up the sun, and nearby beaches for guests to enjoy during their stay.

Guest Lodging

Designed with the natural surroundings in mind, our recently renovated guest suites make it easy for your out-of-town guests to be comfortable and close to the festivities. For the wedding couple, we have an overnight room and a private hospitality room for their wedding party.


Whether it’s 25 or 200 guests, our wedding planners can help get it just right. Rehearsal dinners, cocktail hours, champagne toast, centerpieces, traditional sit-down plated style or the casual bountiful buffet – whatever your style, it will definitely be perfect.

Let's start planning your perfect day.

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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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