Answers to common event planning inquiries
HOW MANY PROPERTIES MAKE UP COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG HOTELS?
Colonial Williamsburg Hotels is a collection of three first-class conference hotels (Williamsburg Lodge, Williamsburg Inn, the Williamsburg Woodlands Hotel & Suites) and three leisure hotels (The Griffin Hotel, Colonial Houses–Historic Lodging, and the Governor’s Inn) that combine for a total of 1,051 guest rooms.
WHAT AMENITIES ARE OFFERED TO CONFERENCE GROUPS?
Each of the Colonial Williamsburg Hotel properties offer complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi, no resort fees, and complimentary self-parking and shuttle service around Colonial Williamsburg’s Revolutionary City and surrounding area.
HOW MANY MEETING ROOMS ARE AVAILABLE?
There are a total of 48 meeting rooms between all of the Colonial Williamsburg Hotels. The Williamsburg Lodge offers 28 meeting rooms, the Williamsburg Woodlands Hotel & Suites offers 11 meeting rooms, the Williamsburg Inn and The Griffin Hotel offer 9 meeting rooms.
WHAT IS THE LARGEST GROUP COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG HOTELS CAN ACCOMMODATE?
Colonial Williamsburg Hotels can host meeting groups of up to 1,000 guest rooms. Our 67,000 square feet of flexible meeting and banquet space can comfortably accommodate up to 1,300 people for meetings or banquets, and 850 for dining banquets.
IS OUTDOOR FUNCTION SPACE AVAILABLE?
Yes, there are a number of unique gardens, lawns, and terraces for outdoor events, adding an additional 25,000 square feet of function space.
WHAT TYPES OF MEETINGS AND EVENTS DO YOU SPECIALIZE IN?
Colonial Williamsburg Hotels has the ability to host meetings or events for all levels and budgets, including national sales meetings, executive board meetings, shareholder meetings, recognition events, retreats, training and educational events, reunions, weddings and special celebrations.
WHAT DINING OPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE FOR CONFERENCE GROUPS?
In addition to our extensive banquet offerings, Colonial Williamsburg has 6 resort restaurants and 4 historic dining taverns. Colonial Williamsburg’s Merchants Square provides additional dining opportunities just a short walk from the majority of the Colonial Williamsburg Hotels.
IS THERE A SPA ON-SITE?
Yes. The Spa of Colonial Williamsburg is the only spa in Virginia to be recognized by Forbes Travel Guide with its distinguished Four-Star award. Offering services inspired by centuries of wellness practices, the Spa of Colonial Williamsburg includes an indoor pool, two outdoor pools, and full-service fitness center with daily fitness classes.
IS THERE A GOLF COURSE ON-SITE?
Colonial Williamsburg’s Golden Horseshoe Golf Club offers 45 holes of championship golf across three golf courses—The Gold Course, the Green Course and the 9-hole Spotswood Course. Designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr. and son Rees Jones, each course is designated as an Audubon sanctuary and is free of encroaching real estate. The Golden Horseshoe was awarded the “Premier Golf Resort Gold Medal” by Golf Magazine and listed by Conde Nast Traveller as one of “Top Ten Resorts in the South.”
WHAT OTHER RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES ARE OFFERED?
Guests of Colonial Williamsburg Hotels can enjoy a variety of recreational options, including tennis at the Williamsburg Inn Tennis Club, lawn bowling, croquet, volleyball, table tennis, horseshoes, shuffleboard, and extensive nature trails for walking, jogging, and hiking.
I WANT TO OFFER FUN AND ENGAGING PROGRAMMING TO MY EVENT ATTENDEES AND THEIR FAMILIES—WHAT CAN COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG DELIVER?
Colonial Williamsburg Hotels offers a variety of programs that can be customized for your group and their guests—everything from culinary demonstrations in the Taste Studio, and entertaining ghost walks, to behind the scenes tours at the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg. Our accredited in-house DMC, Sterling Events will work with you to plan and customize the exact experience you have in mind, from schooner charters down the York River, to walking tours through the Revolutionary City.
HOW DO I GET TO THE COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG HOTELS?
The Colonial Williamsburg Hotels are located in the heart of Williamsburg, Virginia—mid-way between Richmond, Virginia and Norfolk, Virginia. Getting here is easy with over 200 daily flights arriving into three nearby airports:
• Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport (PHF) (20 minutes)
• Norfolk International Airport (ORF) (45 minutes)
• Richmond International Airport (RIC) (45 minutes)
• The Williamsburg-Jamestown Airport (JGG) is approximately 5 minutes away for guests traveling by private aircraft.
ARE PETS ALLOWED?
The Williamsburg Inn, The Williamsburg Lodge, The Griffin Hotel, and Williamsburg Woodlands offer pet friendly accommodations based on availability.
IS THERE A FEE TO BRING PETS?
Yes. The Williamsburg Inn, The Williamsburg Lodge, and The Griffin Hotel guesthouses require a non-refundable $50 per day cleaning fee. The Williamsburg Lodge accepts dogs only. The Williamsburg Woodlands requires a non-refundable $25 per day cleaning fee.
IS THERE A DEPOSIT REQUIRED FOR PETS?
ARE THERE RESTRICTIONS FOR WEIGHT, HEIGHT, OR TYPES OF PETS?
Yes. Dogs must be less than 50 pounds and no more than 2 dogs are permitted per room. You will be asked to sign a short pet policy accepting responsibility for any damage or special cleaning costs. We’ll also ask for your cellular phone number so we may contact you, if necessary, while your pet is alone in your room.
WHAT IS THE HISTORIC AREA?
Colonial Williamsburg’s Historic Area is the restored 18th-century capital of colonial Virginia. Comprised of the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg, 22 historic sites, 30 18th-century trade shops and sites, you’ll have the opportunity to engage with locals and experience life in the 18th century firsthand in this 300-acre living history community.