1 . The Boar's Head

Charlottesville, Virginia

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 880 - 6837

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Let's face it – meetings can be a chore for both the host and the attendees. How many times have you heard someone say, "Not another meeting"? We think it's high time the boring meeting cliché gets thrown out the window. When you plan your next meeting, conference, or business event at The Boar's Head in Charlottesville, boredom will be the furthest thing from their minds.

What is the goal of your meeting? Is it to increase productivity? Team building? To inform your attendees? The expert team of event planners at The Boar's Head is committed to making your event hit its mark and go beyond expectations. For starters, the resort has 20 high-tech meeting rooms that pair sophisticated décor and furnishings with state-of-the-art technology. If you're seeking out a larger space, The Pavilion features 9,000 square feet of flexible space consisting of a large pre-function space, meeting rooms, a 5,500-square-foot ballroom, full kitchen and all of the associated amenities, including a full-service business center. And every event can be custom catered by professional chefs for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. So whatever kind of meeting setup you're looking for, it can be arranged at The Boar's Head. As for team building, The Boar's Head partnership with Organizational Wide Leadership Solutions (OWLS) takes group experiences to the next level. For custom programs are available: "Planting Community Seeds," "Boar's Head Survivor," "Build It Play It," and "Boar's Head Extreme," the most unique team building program in Central Virginia. If overnight lodging is required for your event, you'll find the accommodations at this resort are first-class. After a long day of productivity, your attendees can relax in comfort and style. The Boar's Head is dedicated to making you look good, so take the hassle out of planning your next business event and let the professional staff create an event worth attending!

Highlights

When you're not in a meeting, enjoy a couple of rounds on the resort's highly acclaimed Birdwood Golf Course or relax with a massage from the onsite spa.

Fun facts

Events at The Boar's Head can take advantage of their Four-Diamond catering and banquet services.

Related Onsite Offerings

The Boar's Head has Health, Wellness and Fitness Packages for Corporate Groups.

2 . Lansdowne Resort

Leesburg, Virginia

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 906 - 7394

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As one of the most recognized, renowned and accredited IACC-certified conference centers on the East Coast, there's really no better place to plan your next Virginia business even than at Lansdowne Resort.

Located just 40 minutes from Washington D.C., in Leesburg, Virginia, Lansdowne Resort offers the perfect location for company meetings, retreats, conferences and more. Their incredible Conference Center features hard-walled meeting spaces with tackable surfaces, unobstructed interior views, ergonomic chairs, and non-glare tables for the most luxurious experience you can possibly imagine. Here, you'll fine 50,000 square feet of event space, with 33 meeting rooms, a Grand Ballroom, Clubhouse Ballroom, 126-seat Amphitheatre, and Outdoor Pavilion. With so many options, Lansdowne makes it easy to host all types of events - from small team meetings to extravagant wedding celebrations. When you host your event at Lansdowne, you're guaranteed the best in service as well as the best equipment and venues. Their certified conference planner and conference concierge will assist in all the details so that your event runs smoothly. A full-service Audio/Visual department offers rear-screen projectors in many of the facilicites along with internet access and break kiosks. Their staff can also help you plan an exceptional customized menu for your event with their experienced executive chef!

Address

44050 Woodridge Parkway, Leesburg, Virginia 20176

Highlights

In-between all your hard work, you'll find plenty to do to rest and relax at Lansdowne. Their 18-hole, par-72 golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones, II is the perfect place to spend an afternoon with the whole team!

Related Onsite Offerings

Unwind with a refreshing spa treatment at Lansdowne Resort's Spa Minérale. Choose from a menu of incredibly soothing massages, facials and more!

3 . The Jefferson Hotel

Richmond, Virginia

CALL DIRECT: +1 (888) 918 - 1895

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Standing on the stone of local legend, The Jefferson Hotel enjoys a long and loud history. Indulge in presidential perks and celebrity status in suites fit for a king!

Age has only added elegance to The Jefferson Hotel. This has been the Richmond retreat of twelve US presidents, including both Roosevelts, Bushes, and Obama. Join the Jefferson Hotel’s long list of indulgent secrets. Achieve presidential elegance with The Grand Ballroom, from the graceful drapes of its stage to its cascading crystal chandeliers. Find ideal independence in the Presidents Hallway, opulent open space in the Rotunda Room, or enter The Empire with 30-foot tall views of The Mezzanine over an expansive Rotunda. Practice the path of presidents. Stand at the Grand Staircase rumored to be the very one from Gone with the Wind, descend to see artifacts from over a century of hotel history, and walk the rim of the Palm Court Lobby pools which once held reptilian residents.

Highlights

The Palm Court Lobby pools were once the happy homes of its more reptilian Floridians. Richmonders would vacation in Florida and bring baby alligators home as pets! As they outgrew sinks and bathtubs, residents would bring them to live at The Jefferson. Tour the hotel’s public area and see how many alligators you can find today!

Getting there

Destine downtown Richmond to find The Jefferson Hotel just blocks from the state capitol.

Fun facts

The Jefferson has been a sleeping Silverscreen beauty for decades. Featured appearances include My Dinner with Andre, First Kid, HBO's Ironed Jawed Angels, The American President, and the recently discovered Rock and Roll Hotel.

4 . The Homestead

Hot Springs, Virginia

CALL DIRECT: +1 (888) 439 - 1470

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Let us take a little journey to the Allegheny Mountains, and back in time to the mid-1700s. We are near what is now Hot Springs, Virginia. And we need a place to stay. Fortunately, a new hotel has just opened - it’s called The Homestead. It’s the finest hotel we’ve ever seen in these parts.

Now, fast-forward to the present day. We’re planning a conference, and it has to be world-class in every way. The Homestead is still here, more luxurious than ever. You first discover The Homestead has more than two centuries of history behind it; you next find that it’s spent every moment of that time developing and improving. Which brings us to Virginia meetings and events. Today, The Homestead has 72,000 square feet of state-of-the-art space including 28 meeting rooms, two ballrooms, the two-level Commonwealth Room and 270-seat historic theater. That’s not to mention the sweeping, immaculate lawns, the formal gardens, a serene fishing pond and more. Or the range of recreation and team building activities including the classic - shooting, carriage rides and seasonal falconry, for example - and the modern, such as high and low ropes courses, a climbing wall and Cascades Gorge tours.

Highlights

The Homestead Spa is one of the finest in the world, and originates from the hotel’s inception and features the legendary Jefferson Pools where the nation’s third president sampled the healing powers of these natural mineral springs.

Related activities

At The Homestead, you can take an Orvis-endorsed guided fly fishing trip on the private Cascade Stream, play tennis on world-class clay or hard courts and golf on any of three historic championship courses.

Fun facts

The Homestead opened its doors in 1766, ten years before the American Revolution.

5 . Kingsmill Resort

Williamsburg, Virginia

CALL DIRECT: +1 (800) 832 - 5665

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When it comes to choosing the perfect conference destination, it all comes down to one word: location, location, location. From the moment you arrive at Kingsmill Resort you'll feel as though you've stepped into another world. Resting against the beautiful banks of the James River, this Virginia resort and conference center presents everything you need for a truly successful getaway.

Whether you're here for a small company meeting or a large corporate convention, Kingsmill's 19,000 square feet of IACC-certified event space is sure to accommodate your whole group. Their Conference Concierge offers professional service in planning everything you need to make your meeting or event go off without a hitch. From culinary services to team-building activities such as golf, tennis, and hiking, you're covered no matter what your plans. An event at Kingsmill is not just business - it's pleasure, too. And when you're not locked up in the conference room, be sure to enjoy all the activities and amenities the resort has to offer. Challenge your colleagues to a round of golf on three 18-hole championship courses, or get the adrenaline pumping in their state-of-the-art fitness center. Their James River marina is perfect for an afternoon of boating and fishing, while the onsite Spa offers soothing services to relax your body after a day of work and play. In the evening, head to the Bray Dining Room or James Landing Grille for a drink and delicious meal!

Address

1010 Kingsmill Road Williamsburg, VA 23185

Related Onsite Offerings

Tempt your taste buds at Kingsmill's five luxurious dining options right onsite. Choose from savory snacks to full-course meals, or enjoy a signature drink or two.

6 . The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center

Blacksburg, Virginia

CALL DIRECT: +1 (877) 200 - 3360

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Stay at the only hotel on the campus of Virginia Tech. Stay at the largest hotel and conference center in Blacksburg, Virginia. Stay at The Inn at Virginia Tech.

The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center is an ideal location for your business meeting or conference. The Skelton Conference Center offers comfortable and beautiful meeting rooms - over 24,000 square feet of conference space in all suited for up to 700 - with all the modern amenities you need. From audiovisual equipment to high speed internet access, you're sure to have everything you need to make your meeting successful. And, with event planners ready and waiting, you don't have to worry about planning! More than just a stunning location for your meeting, the Inn at Virginia Tech offers the perfect place for those attending your meeting to stay! Their luxurious guestrooms offer the perfect place to relax and recharge after a day of work, and the wide variety of activities nearby provide many options for breakout activities during your conference or meeting.

Address

901 Prices Fork Road Blacksburg, VA 24061

Fun facts

Chad Brodkin, the executive chef at The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center, has won thirteen gold, silver and bronze medals, as well as two best-in-show awards, in American culinary competitions.

Related Onsite Offerings

If you're looking for a great game of golf, why not try the Pete Dye River Course of Virginia Tech?

7 . Berry Hill Resort & Conference Center

South Boston, Virginia

CALL DIRECT: +1 (434) 517 - 7000

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5,000 feet of dedicated indoor conference space await you at Berry Hill Resort & Conference Center.

Host your next conference in a four star retreat in southern Virginia. Berry Hill Resort & Conference center offers a spacious location for your event, both inside the center and out. With 5,000 square feet of conference space at your disposal and planning professionals to help arrange the event, you will have everything you need to make your conference a success. But you'll find more than just a conference center at Berry Hill. The resort stands in the midst of rolling hills and tranquil lakes that offer a wide variety of breakout activity possibilities: play a game of tennis, cast your line into the stocked fishing pond, and more. The on-site restaurants offer a variety of dining options, from the expansive ballroom ideal for banquets to Derby's Tavern, a perfect place to have a quick lunch.

Address

3105 River Road South Boston, Virginia 24592

Fun facts

The Berry Hill Estate originally was part of a 105,000-acre tract of land granted in 1728 to William Byrd II.

Related Onsite Offerings

Need to take a break from work? Why not recharge with a spa treatment? The on-site Blackberry Spa offers a wide variety of treatments to help you recharge.

8 . Inn at Darden - University of Virginia

Charlottesville, Virginia

CALL DIRECT: +1 (434) 243 - 5000

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Close to the grounds of the University of Virginia and downtown Charlottesville, encounter comfortable accommodations, a mouthwatering restaurant, and meeting space for miles. Experienced meeting professionals guarantee your next event, meeting, or conference will begin and end in success!

The Darden School and Abbott Center boasts 69,000 sq. feet of flexible meeting space, business center amenities, and catered customer service with outstanding catering menus to boot. Trust the Inn at Darden meeting spaces, amenities, and staff to make Charlottesville the best choice you've ever made!

Address

P.O. Box 7243, 100 Darden Blvd. Charlottesville, VA 22906

Highlights

Experienced planning professionals at the Abbott Center will attend to each tiny detail of your special event to ensure customer satisfaction!

Related Onsite Offerings

From classrooms to learning team rooms, a foyer, lounge, forum, conference room, auditorium, lobby, dining room, general purpose room, and pub, the Inn at Darden is bound to have a space custom fitted especially for you!

9 . Stonewall Jackson Hotel & Conference Center

Staunton, Virginia

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 880 - 0024

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Stonewall Jackson Hotel & Conference Center offers you the space and flexibility you need to make your meeting a success.

Whether you are hosting an intimate meeting or a conference for 400, the 8.500 square feet of flexible meeting space at Stonewall Jackson Hotel & Conference Center offers you a wide variety of options perfect for your group. Complimentary wireless internet means you'll never be far from the technology you need for a productive business event. More than just space, Stonewall offers you the services you need to plan your event. From delicious banquets to Nintendo Wii breaks, Casino Nights, and more, the staff at Stonewall Jackson Hotel can help you create an event that is as memorable as it is productive.

Address

24 S. Market Street Staunton, VA 24401

Related activities

Need a break? Why not stop by Virginia Golf for a great day on the green?

Fun facts

Stonewall Jackson Hotel has been certified green by the Virginia Tourism Corporation.

10 . Virginia Beach Resort Hotel and Conference Center

Virginia Beach, Virginia

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 967 - 0745

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How much pleasure can you pack into your business retreat? That is the question. And you’ll find a great place to figure out the answer at Virginia Beach Resort Hotel and Conference Center. With a private beach, a health club, suites overlooking Chesapeake Bay…well, we’ll let you take it from here.

Well, actually, you won’t have to: Virginia Beach Resort Hotel and Conference Center has a full staff to facilitate corporate events for up to 450 and banquets for up to 275 attendees. Naturally, the resort provides all the space you need - 14,000 total square feet, including the grand lower-floor Chesapeake Ballroom and the soaring upper-level Executive Boardroom. TradeWinds, the onsite restaurant, specializes in brunch but also expert catering for any event you can imagine. Here’s where it gets tricky: Virginia Beach Resort Hotel and Conference Center also offers an hour and a half of complimentary outdoor tennis each day at Virginia Beach Tennis and Country Club. There’s a Spa and Laser Center just across Shore Drive. The fully-equipped health club onsite includes a Hydrosonic Infrasound Relaxation System. And, of course, the private beach is just outside the door. Conference? What conference?

Getting there

From Washington, D.C., take 95 South to 64 East (near Richmond). Follow 64 East across Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel. Take Exit 282 (Northampton Boulevard) and bear right. Follow Northampton Boulevard approximately five miles and take Route 60 East (Shore Drive-last exit before the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel.) Follow Shore Drive approximately three miles. The hotel will be on the left side of Shore Drive, at the intersection of Shore Drive and Great Neck Road.

Related Onsite Offerings

We still haven’t gotten around to mentioning: there’s also an indoor/outdoor pool on site.

Highlights

Virginia Beach itself is renewed and rejuvenated, featuring wide, regularly-groomed Atlantic beaches, concrete boardwalks and a completely refurbished Atlantic Avenue along the ocean.

11 . Wintergreen Resort

Wintergreen, Virginia

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 638 - 5595

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Pictures don’t do this justice: Wintergreen Resort rests on 11,000 acres, overlooking - well, the world. Wintergreen illustrates the difference between an event where you can admire the Blue Ridge Mountains from a distance, and an event on the slopes of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Wow!

If you’re thinking meeting rooms, ballrooms and audio-visual equipment, Wintergreen has them: 40,000 square feet in all, including the new Lookout facility with indoor and outdoor options. If you’re thinking banquets and celebrations, check out the resort’s catering capabilities - an endless menu of fresh contemporary American cuisine plus private, themed function rooms. If you’re like a lot of conference planners, you’re not just thinking about the food and facilities - you’re thinking “what can I do that’s different?” That would be Wintergreen Resort’s Virginia Retreat Center, where Blue Ridge Mountain cabins, chair lifts and Lake Monocan combine for a huge variety of traditional, active, off-the-wall Virginia team building activities. That’s the good thing about having 11,000 acres of Blue Ridge mountainside - paintball, mountain golf, Olympic-style games, hayrides, GPS-enabled scavenger hunts and more can suddenly be part of your Virginia conference getaway!

Related activities

Visit the resort’s Wintergarden Spa and Fitness Center, with a year-round indoor pool, plus the Aquatics & Fitness Center with seasonal outdoor pools.

Getting there

From the Blue Ridge Parkway, follow Route 664 to the Reeds Gap Exit (between mileposts 13 and 14) and go east one mile to the Wintergreen entrance on your left.

Related Onsite Offerings

Wintergreen Resort offers a full range of accommodations including studios, villas, condos and Blue Ridge Mountain vacation rental homes with up to nine bedrooms.

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