University of Delaware Conference and Event Services

Event Types Welcomed

Adult Social Events
Corporate Social Events
Family Reunions
Professional Meeting / Training / Conference / Retreats
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Youth Retreat/Camps


The University of Delaware has meeting and event venues located in both Newark and Lewes Delaware – the heart of the Mid-Atlantic region. Our flexible meeting spaces, access to campus amenities, on-site hotel, and proximity to major arteries make us an ideal choice for planners looking for a variety of options for multi-day meetings and events.

In Newark, the Clayton Conference Center offers clean, modern, flexible spaces. The open lobby is the nucleus of the venue where it is surrounded by a 7,000 sq. ft. ballroom, theater-style auditorium, and private meeting rooms – making it easy to move about the venue quickly and efficiently.

Planners intrigued by innovative building design and modern tech space will be impressed with Delaware’s premier venue – UD’s Tower Audion & Atrium. Take advantage of a combination of spaces that offers state-of-the-art audiovisual and streaming resources and, with a living wall, is a stunning venue for innovative design conferences, incubator sessions, start-up venture capital sprints, hybrid events, lectures, presentations, receptions, and dinners.

The Virden Center in Lewes is a self-contained campus nestled in the natural surroundings of a historic coastal town. The atmosphere is easy and relaxed. With six meeting rooms, overnight lodging, and indoor/outdoor dining options, the Virden Center is perfect for multi-day retreats, workshops, small meetings, social events, and celebrations that are enhanced by the recreation options at the beach.


  • Total Number of Overnight Guests: 2000
  • Number of Overnight Rooms: 1,200
  • Wi-Fi in Guest Rooms: Yes
  • Wi-Fi Guest Room Cost : $0
Overnight Room Attributes
  • Air-conditioned rooms available
  • Business Services
  • Linens Provided
  • Kitchen Available
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Towels
  • Washer/Dryer
  • WiFi

Courtyard Marriott Hotel - University of Delaware

Located directly behind Clayton Hall! Book today!
126 Rooms

This accommodation has A/C

Featured Amenities

A/V Equipment
Accessible Facilities
Air Conditioning
Business Center
Car Charging Station
Dance Floor
Event Tent
Fitness Center
Flexible Floor Plan
Hosted Bar
In-House Catering
Near Public Transit
Open Bar
Outdoor Space
Overnight Rooms
Paid Parking
Private Parking
Running Trails
Sports Facilities
Theater Seating
VIP Room

Venue Location + Transportation


100 David Hollowell Drive,

Newark Newark, 19716



Nearby Airport

Philadelphia - 50 minutes

Nearby International Airport

Philadelphia International Airport - 50 minutes


Parking on Site: Yes

Car charging stations: Yes

Nearby Cities

Philadelphia – 35|Wilmington – 15

Things to Know


In-house catering available

Must Use In-House Catering: Yes

External Catering Allowed: No

Can Bring In Own Food: No

Cultural Catering Available: Yes

Food And Beverage Onsite: Yes

Do You Offer Tables, Chairs, And Linens?: Yes

Venue Policies

Alcohol Consumption: Yes

Smoking Permitted: No

Cannabis Industry-Friendly: No

Cannabis Consumption: No

Eco Friendly: Yes

ADA Accessible: Yes

Family Friendly: Yes

Pet Friendly: No


Audio/visual capabilities; internet connectivity in meeting, event and guest rooms, teleconferencing, videoconferencing, interactive capabilities, hybrid meeting services, computer lab, business center.

Guest Wi-Fi: Free

Onsite Tech Support: Yes

Wi-Fi In Meeting Space: Yes

Equipment Available On-Site:
  • LCD Projectors
  • Projector Screen
  • Laptops
  • Microphones
  • Sound System
  • Custom Lighting