The William and Mary Alumni House




The William and Mary Alumni House is located in the heart of historic Williamsburg on the campus of the College of William & Mary. Close to hotels, churches, restaurants, beautiful backdrops and historic charm, the William and Mary Alumni House has the best location in town! Contrary to popular belief, you do not have to be a William and Mary Alumnus to rent the Alumni House. From intimate weddings of 40 people to large gatherings of over 250, this majestic icon can accommodate it all. The original portion of the House, formerly known as the Bright House, dates from c. 1860 and was built on a tract of land once called, appropriately enough, “New Hope.” The House has since been renovated and added to in order to offer both modern and colonial charm for a venue unlike any other. If you are looking for something unique that is certain to wow your guests, look no further.

Venue Style

Historic/Landmark Building, Outdoor


Indoor/Outdoor Ceremony, Indoor/Outdoor Reception


Max Indoor Ceremony: 130 guests
Max Outdoor Ceremony: 200 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 150 guests
Max Outdoor Reception: 250 guests

Time Restrictions

Flexible set up start time. Early morning can be arranged. Events must end by 11:00PM.

Rental Fees

The rental fee is $4,100 for a reception and includes 4 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time. The set up fee for a ceremony is $1,000 with reception rental and includes an extra hour of event time. Additional hours can be arranged for a fee of $500/hr.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at The William and Mary Alumni House is estimated at between $10,621 and $16,748 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.


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Amenities Included

Event coordination
Bride's dressing area
Groom's dressing area
Tables and chairs provided
Venue set up and clean up
Day of onsite manager
Full kitchen facilities
Parking can be arranged

Special Restrictions

BYO alcohol
Choose from a list for catering
Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors
Smoking in designated areas only
Alcohol must be served by licensed bartender/caterer
Music must end by 11:00PM