Wesleyan College offers an array of facilities for your special day
including outdoor and indoor events. From small to large weddings,
Wesleyan’s beautiful campus has accommodations for receptions as large
as three hundred and fifty in its formal dining room, Anderson Dining
Hall, and in our formal ballroom, Oval Hall, which seats up to two
hundred. In addition to our reception facilities, Wesleyan offers
diverse areas for ceremonies such as our exquisite outdoor spaces
including Mary Cox Dunwoody Terrace overlooking Wesleyan’s Foster Lake.
From formal to casual weddings, Wesleyan also provides wonderful catering services through ARAMARK (requirement for rental) food services.
For additional information or to request a tour of our wedding spaces please feel free to contact Tamara Hawkins at 478-757-2068
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.
Oval Hall, located in the Candler Alumnae Building, will accommodate nearly 300 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.
Sitting atop an exquisitely landscaped knoll overlooking the beautiful, heart-shaped Foster Lake, Pierce Chapel is the newest addition to Wesleyan's campus. Pierce Chapel is a sacred space that serves as the center of religious life on the campus of Wesleyan College. While this is the primary function of the Chapel, the facility is available to the entire campus community for educational programming and events such as convocations, lectures, recitals, and meetings. Pierce Chapel may also be reserved by the wider community for weddings, baptisms, memorial services, and other gatherings that are appropriate for a college environment and the facility. It is our joy to serve and celebrate with couples from all faith traditions and denominational affiliations on their special day.
Ceiling to floor windows and a vaulted ceiling allow sunlight to flow into the sanctuary, which has the capacity to seat about 350 guests. Special AV equipment (lights/blinds/music) is available for rental. On the lower level is a reception area that will accommodate approximately 83 guests.
General policies for Pierce Chapel are strictly enforced.
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.
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.