Special Events Spaces

Host your next special event at Wesleyan College. From elegantly appointed parlors and dining spaces to our grand auditorium and expansive outdoor areas, Wesleyan can accommodate a wide variety of special events. Our central Georgia location is ideal for reunions, special events, festivals, meetings, camps, and conferences. The picturesque setting of our historic campus and North Macon location convenient to I-475 are an unrivaled combination. On-site catering, expertly provided by Aramark Food Services, can accommodate anything from receptions or casual themed buffets to elegant seated dinners. 

Call our Director of Auxiliary Services to book your next event, set up a site inspection, or request more information about Wesleyan's facilities at 478-757-2068. We look forward to helping make your next event special at historic Wesleyan College!

 

DINING ROOMS

Manget Dining Room
Manget Dining Room, located in the Olive Swann Porter Student Center, offers1280 sq. ft. and table seating for 70 to 80. This elegant room is perfect for luncheons, dinners, board meetings, and receptions. Permanent tables and chairs may be arranged to suit. Tables may be moved to the walls, allowing for a mini-trade show set up or theater style seating. Exquisitely furnished and decorated, its focal point is the handsome 18th-century Waterford crystal chandelier and sconces from the Callanwolde House of Atlanta, a gift of Mrs. Charles Howard Candler, Sr.

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Anderson Dining Hall

Anderson Dining Hall, located in the Olive Swann Porter Student Center, offers nearly 5,000 sq. ft and seats 300-400.  Dine or meet by chandelier in this magnificent room, which is available for use as meeting space when school is out of session. Meal functions may be hosted in this room before or after its regular dining hall hours during the school year. The stately Anderson Dining Hall is distinguished by the vaulted ceiling, large arched windows, and unusual matching mantels graced with landscape murals. The windows open on the adjacent beautiful, columned Mount Vernon Porch, which also offers unique dining and reception options.

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Oval Hall

Oval Hall, located in the Candler Alumnae Building, will accommodate nearly 500 guests and serves as an elegant ballroom space for wedding receptions, black tie galas, or formal seated dinner parties. Designed by renowned architect Phillip Shutze, the Candler Alumnae Building is an outstanding example of Georgian architecture. Originally Wesleyan's library, the building was renovated in 1971 as the Candler Alumnae Center and currently houses the offices of Alumnae Affairs and Institutional Advancement. Upstairs, the former library reading room was transformed into a ballroom/banquet room now known as the Oval Hall. It has been the site of alumnae reunions and inaugural balls, concerts and luncheons. Completely restored in 1998, Oval Hall boasts ornate moldings, parquet flooring, and enormous windows that fill the space with natural light.

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OUTDOOR AREAS

Mary Bennet Cox Dunwody Terrace
Wesleyan's best kept secret is hidden just behind Jones Hall and situated down the hill beside Foster Lake. The first floor of Jones Hall houses the Wesleyan College Center for Community Engagement and Service. Its recently renovated lobby offers the perfect space to welcome visitors as they pass through to the beautiful Terrace behind the building. Complementing the large concrete terrace is a gracious, manicured lawn that transitions to an azalea garden on the edge of Foster Lake. This picturesque setting is perfect for picnics, Bar-B-Qs, or an enchanted seated evening dinner.

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Lower Courtyard and Fountain

Anchored at the Main Quad by a stunning arched Loggia, a marble staircase leads to the Lower Fountain Courtyard. The fountain, given to the college by the Alpha Delta Pi Sorority in 1951 on the occasion of the centennial of its founding at Wesleyan as the first college sorority, creates a perfect outdoor setting for picnics, Bar-B-Ques, or an enchanted evening seated dinner. Flanking the east side of the courtyard is the distinctive portico that extends from the ground floor lobby of Olive Swann Porter Building out to the fountain area. The portico not only lends beauty to the building but also provides a perfect location for outdoor events.

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Main Quadrangle
Wesleyan's Main Quad is the center of campus and offers gracious outdoor space for a wide variety of community events. From the monthly Wesleyan Produce Market and outdoor concerts to the Komen Race for the Cure and the American Cancer Society's College Relay for Life, the Main Quad has accommodated thousands of guests. Set this space up with tents, staging, tables, merchant booths, rides, etc. Wesleyan's Great Lawn, which is the site of many favorite Cherry Blossom Festival events, offers additional options for large outdoor community events.

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Great Lawn
The Great Lawn, the generous outdoor space located on Wesleyan's side campus alongside Forsyth Road, plays host to many community events including the annual interdenominational Easter sunrise worship service. The lawn can accommodate thousands of guests and is best used as a picnic and festival area for large outdoor events. The area also can be used as a fun par three golf course. From the balloon ascension to the grand finale celebration, Wesleyan's Great Lawn is the site of many favorite Cherry Blossom Festival events. Set this space up with tents, staging, tables, merchant booths, rides, etc.