University Venues

The University of Mary Washington is proud to be able to offer a variety of facilities for use by the public. The University hosts conferences, banquets, weddings, concerts, and many other events throughout the year. To learn details on the full range of facilities available at the University, and reservation rates, see the information below.

The Fredericksburg Campus
The beautiful Fredericksburg campus provides a unique setting for daytime and residential meetings, conferences, and special events. Conveniently located equal distance between Washington, D.C., and Richmond, Va., the campus is a pleasant one-third mile walk to Old Town Fredericksburg, one of the nation’s most historic cities. In close proximity are numerous historic Colonial and Civil War attractions. In addition to the William M. Anderson Center, Dodd Auditorium, and facilities in the University Campus Center, the Fredericksburg campus includes the University Tennis Center, Academic buildings, athletic fields, and on-campus residence halls. For booking information and details, please email or call 540/654-1234.

Dodd Auditorium
George Washington Hall, Dodd Auditorium


Jepson Alumni Executive Center & Kalnen Inn
Located close to the crossroads of I-95, State Route 3, and U.S. 1, the Jepson Alumni Executive Center is a multi-use facility featuring the magnificent Rappahannock Grand Ballroom, the elegant Rectors’ Gallery, the Minor Executive Board Room, and the graciously designed Kalnen Inn at Trench Hill. The facility features wireless connectivity throughout; the Ballroom and the Board Room showcase the latest in audio-visual technology. An enclave of convenience, comfort, and hospitality, the Jepson Alumni Executive Center is where your conference, meeting, wedding reception, or overnight stay (available only with rental of other space within the facility) is destined to be an exceptional experience. For booking and more information, please visit the website, or call 540/654-1172 .

Jepson Alumni Executive Center Plaza with Tent
Jepson  Alumni Executive Center, Mayo Courtyard

Jepson Alumni Executive Center Rectors Gallery
Jepson Alumni Executive Center, Rector’s Gallery

Jepson Alumni Executive Center Boardroom
Jepson Alumni Executive Center, Minor Executive Boardroom


Stafford Campus
The Stafford Campus is a state-of-the-art corporate education and training facility lending itself to meetings, conferences, training sessions, and classes. please visit the website or call 540/286-8012 for more information.

Stafford Campus, University Hall


Dahlgren Campus 

The UMW Dahlgren Campus Center for Education and Research and is designed to support the education and continuing professional development of the region’s engineers, scientists and administrative professionals by providing educational programs, services and leased facilities to the NSASP commands, defense contractors and the professional community.   For booking or more information, please visit the website or call 540/663-4034.


University Galleries
Presenting excellent locations for events of up to 150 guests, the University Galleries feature exhibitions brought from museums around the country and drawn from the University’s permanent collection of more than 6,000 works of art. Availability of the Galleries is contingent on contractual agreements with loaning institutions. For booking information and details, please visit the website, or call 540/654-1013.

Guests at the opening of the Andy Warhol Exhibit in the Riderhoff Martin Gallery
Ridderhof Martin Gallery


Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont
Connected to Gari Melchers Studio by a hallway and reception area, the Studio Pavilion is an excellent site for your next meeting, conference, wedding, or other special event. Located just a five-minute drive north of Downtown Fredericksburg and one and one-quarter miles from I-95, the Pavilion offers tours of the historic Belmont Estate and Gari Melchers’ Studio for an additional fee. The Pavilion is equipped with an electronically controlled podium, a remote sound screen, a screen projector, and an Internet connection. For booking information and details, please visit the website, or call 540/654-1848.

The Banquet Room at the Studio at Belmont
Gari Melchers Home and Studio, Pavillion

The terrace at the Studio at Belmont
Gari Melchers Home and Studio, Outdoor Terrace


The James Monroe Museum
The renovated museum is now available for intimate weddings, rehearsal dinners, special birthdays, bridal showers, family reunions or other private or University events. The museum garden creates a beautiful and functional space for your next special occasion, with a capacity of up to 60 guests. For booking information and details for the James Monroe Museum, please visit the website or contact the Special Events Coordinator by telephone at 540/654-1123.

The Entrance to the Patio of the James Monroe Museum
The James Monroe Museum, Entrance

A Luncheon on the patio of the James Monroe Museum
The James Monroe Museum, Garden

A tea under the tent at the James Monroe Museum
The James Monroe Museum, Garden