William and Mary Alumni House

Virginia Beach



The William & 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 W & M Alumni House has the best location in town! 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. Choose from a stunning array of events spaces, including a courtyard paved with engraved bricks, a covered balcony overlooking the courtyard, a two-level foyer space, a roomy hall, and more. With rooms and outdoor areas with considerable character and architectural interest, the House’s many spaces may be combined in a number of ways, making it a distinctive location for your wedding!

Venue Style

Historic/Landmark Building, Event Center, Outdoor


Indoor/Outdoor Ceremony, Indoor/Outdoor Reception


Max Indoor Ceremony: 115 guests
Max Outdoor Ceremony: 200 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 120 guests
Max Outdoor Reception: 200 guests

Time Restrictions

Flexible set up start time. Early morning can be arranged. Events must end by midnight.

Rental Fees

The rental fee ranges from $3,600 to $4,500 for ceremony and reception depending on whether the bride and/or groom is an alumni of the College of William and Mary or not. For alumni, the rental fee is $3,600. For non-alumni, the rental fee is $4,500. The fee to rent the Family Courtyard, Leadership Hall, or Clarke Memorial for a wedding ceremony alone is $1,000. For both ceremonies and receptions, the entire facility is rented with free use of the entire 2nd floor, the Grand Foyer on the first floor, and the outdoor areas. The venue includes 4 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time. Additional hours can be arranged for a fee of $500/hr. Estimates provided by Wedding Spot are based on a wedding with pricing for alumni of the College of William and Mary. Please inquire with venue wedding coordinator for more details.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at William and Mary Alumni House is estimated at between $10,731 and $20,818 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.


Choose from List


BYO, Provided

Amenities Included

Bride's dressing area
Groom's dressing area
Tables and chairs provided
Outdoor lighting
Venue set up and clean up
Day-of coordinator
Kitchen for prep only
Public parking

Special Restrictions

All food and beverage handled by venue
BYO alcohol
Venue must approve all decorations
Wheelchair access limited
Approved outside caterer allowed
Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors
Smoking in designated areas only
Alcohol must be served by licensed bartender/caterer
Music must end by midnight