Whether you are looking for a venue for your next business meeting, retreat or educational session, our conference center is equipped to meet all of your needs.
While You’re Here
Sweet Briar sits in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, near the town of Amherst and nestled between the cities of Lynchburg and Charlottesville. Whether you’re looking to enjoy nature, arts and entertainment, family fun or American heritage and history, our region has an abundance of opportunities.
Elston Inn History
Honoring the governor’s directive related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Elston Inn and Conference Center has temporarily suspended operations. We are currently booking events for spring of 2021. If you have questions or would like more information on facility rentals, please contact the director of hospitality at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 434-381-6448. Please check back with us for updates and opportunities to book your special event or celebration. We look forward to welcoming you to our facility as soon as it is safe to do so.
There are a lot of great reasons to stay with us at The Elston Inn & Conference Center.
Newly refreshed, the center is located at the entrance to Sweet Briar College’s 2,840-acre campus, in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Whether you’re a member of the Sweet Briar community, sightseeting in the area, or looking for the perfect place for your wedding or meeting, we are the perfect place to stop.
The Sweet Briar College campus is one of the most beautiful in the country. You’ll find several buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places, fishing ponds, tennis courts, nature sanctuaries, art galleries, a museum, theater performances, other cultural events and an extensive network of walking, biking and hiking trails.
Our location in the center of Virginia is also a wonderful launching place for a host of day trips too. Richmond and Williamsburg are just a short drive to the east. Roanoke and Blacksburg lie to the west. Virginia’s horse country and Charlottesville are north and the historic city of Lynchburg is just 30 minutes south.
If you are planning a one-day meeting, multi-day conference, birthday party or wedding, we offer a beautiful setting and a full-service conference center suitable for any occasion.
Information on specific venues and opportunities can be found on our website or we invite you to contact our hospitality staff at 434-381-6448.