Your Event Headquarters

Our Wailes Conference Center offers five meeting spaces that can accommodate gatherings of most sizes. All meeting rooms are equipped with the latest technology and catering is available.

venues for success

We offer a wide variety of venues appropriate for different events: weddings, birthday parties, family reunions, meetings, conferences and more. Rates are based on the number of hours reserved and the required setup needed.

You can rent all or part of the Wailes Conference Center, including individual rooms or an entire level.

Upper Level

The upper level of the conference center includes both the Boxwood Room and Wailes Lounge as well as a large, open entry area with a fireplace. Together, the space will accommodate about 200 guests.

Lower Level

The lower level of the conference center includes four rooms, two of which can be combined into a larger space. All of the rooms can be set up for meals or meetings. You can reserve the entire downstairs or individual rooms.

For more information on our venues or to reserve a space:


Catering is available through our partnership with Meriwether Godsey. Offerings range from breakfast, lunch and light appetizers to formal, sit-down meals. Service can also include alcoholic beverages.

Other details for successful events

Onsite accommodations available at the Elston Inn

Adequate parking

With over XXX parking spaces available at the inn and elsewhere on campus, we can accommodate your attendees.

Overnight Accommodations

Our inn provides 38 guest rooms for your overnight guests. We also provide wifi.

About the Inn

Learn more about the Elston Inn, our services, and about Sweet Briar College and the Amherst area.


Lynchburg Regional Airport (LYH)

20 minutes from campus.
350 Terminal Drive, Suite 100
Lynchburg, VA 24502

Charlottesville Albemarle Airport (CHO)

About an hour from campus.
100 Bowen Loop, Suite 200
Charlottesville, VA 22911

Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport (ROA)

An hour and 20 minutes from campus.
5202 Aviation Drive, NW
Roanoke, VA 24012