Meeting Areas


4 Auditoriums:

  • Laird Hall:  750 capacity with 30'x30' stage.  Ideal versatile space that can be used for dances, banquets, exhibitions, and performances.
  • Alumnae Chapel in Thomson Hall:  600 capacity with 30'x12' stage.  Equipped with two Steinway pianos and a classic Möller organ.
  • Brooks Complex Auditorium:  323 capacity.  Ideal for lectures and demonstrations.  Audio visual equipment and high-speed internet connection available.
  • Warfield Allen Auditorium:  100 capacity.  Equipped with large-screen TV with VCR and other audio visual equipment.

8 small meeting rooms include elegant, formal and informal lounges and board rooms for workshops and seminars - capacity ranges from 10 - 60 people.

25 classrooms:  capacity ranges from 10 - 50 people.

Dining Facilities

Meals for conference groups are all-you-can-eat, served cafeteria style in our Dining Hall with choices of entrees and salad bar.  Formal sit-down banquets, picnics and barbecues can be provided with sufficient advance arrangements.


We can provide overnight accommodations for up to approximately 350 guests when students are off campus (i.e., during summer break) and 100 guests when classes are in session.  There are a total of five residence halls.  Four of these have double and single rooms with bathroom and shower facilities on each floor.  Riddle Hall is equipped with semi-private baths.  Families and couples are given preference for this facility when possible.  Pets are not permitted.


While at Wilson, relaxation and recreation are yours.  Take a long walk around our beautiful, safe campus or take advantage of our sports facilities and fieldhouse, including our tennis courts.  Feel free to visit our Richard Alsina Fulton Center for Sustainable Living and learn about our #1 ranked Community Supported Agriculture program.  The surrounding Cumberland Valley offers many exciting activities that range from snow skiing at nearby Whitetail Mountain Resort to scenic and historical parks such as the Gettysburg and Antietam battlefields, and the Appalachian Trail. Opportunities for shopping, antiquing, and golf are also nearby.


The best Chamber breakfast ever!" David Sciamanna, President, Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce

The accommodations were great and so was the service. The food was served in a timely manner. The staff was so helpful and courteous." Mercersburg Women's Club

We love it on (Wilson's) beautiful campus and the staff has always been incredibly helpful and competent. We look forward to many more years there!" Summertrios Conference

The support on the day of the event and the gentleman who set up was excellent!" United Way of Franklin County

Thank you for all of your work to help us with our Synod Summer Conference. Your efforts to make us welcome and comfortable are appreciated." Rev. Lesley Imler Shoup

On behalf of the Presbytery, and especially myself, I want to thank you for all your help and efforts that made Carlisle Presbytery's meeting successful. The facilities and the food were great. Of course, everyone appreciated the beauty of the campus of Wilson College." Jim Speedy, Stated Clerk

We had our wrap-up meeting and discussed all of the areas with which we were involved. The main thread which seemed to bind all of our work was the wonderful cooperation we received from all of the staff at Wilson College. We especially appreciated all that your office and you did to bring our book sale to a successful conclusion with funds available to Legal Services for the compassionate and valuable service they give to their worthy clients." Friends of Legal Services

Excellent as always. Very helpful and friendly staff members." IDRC (International Diffuse Reflectance Conference)

Thank you for making sure that our debut of "Inside the Leader's Studio" was successful! You and your staff are so professional and flexible!" Noel Purdy, Chambersburg Foundation


The food was delicious and there were rave reviews regarding the food. I enjoyed working with the staff; they were very professional and accommodating." Lesley Riley, Retirement Celebration/Dinner

I just wanted to tell you that Brooke and Mark's wedding went off on Saturday, perfectly. I also want to tell you that all of your staff was very professional and very helpful, anything that we asked for was taken care of immediately. Even the guests commented on how nice and helpful your staff was. I would recommend your facility and staff to anyone that is holding an event or wedding." Tammy Adams, Wedding

Thank you so much for your gracious service. Your staff was a delight to work with!" Maryann Grube

Very nice presentation of hors d'oeuvres by the kitchen staff. We received good communication and all staff was very cooperative." Terry Guberman, Comfort Keepers

We received a lot of comments about the food - how good it was. The staff was very helpful and polite to us and all of our guests." Helen Newman, Wedding

Weddings & Receptions

The Alumnae Chapel in Thomson Hall provides a lovely backdrop for either a formal or informal ceremony. For your musical accompaniment, Steinway pianos and the marvelous Möller organ are available.


Jensen DH

Jensen Dining Hall is the perfect location for a wedding reception for up to 200 guests. With beautiful large windows and hard woods floors, your guests are sure to be impressed! Jensen is rented on a per day basis from 8:00 a.m. to Midnight for only $1,000.00 for the day (includes all tables, chairs, white linens and setup).



Laird Hall can accommodate a large reception with up to 350 guests. Our bright spacious room offers unlimited decorating options. Laird Hall is rented on a per day basis from 8:00 a.m. to Midnight for only $1,000.00 for the day (includes all tables, chairs, white linens and setup).


Brooks SC Second Floor Atrium

Brooks Science Center is the perfect location for rehearsal dinners and can accommodate up to 50 family and friends. This modern style space is set right in front of an active indoor water fall. Beautiful outdoor covered space is also available.



Thomson Chapel - This beautiful indoor ceremony location can seat upwards of 450 guests and gives you theatre style seating in one of the most picturesque indoor wedding venues in all of Franklin County. Thomson Chapel rents for $500 for the day and includes a 3 hour time frame the evening before to have a rehearsal. 

Brooks SC Outside Atrium

Contact our Conferences Office at (717) 262-2003 or to discuss the possibilities for this once-in-a-lifetime special event to be held at Wilson College.



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Catering: Events at Wilson College are catered exclusively by Wilson's catering services. With the professional SAGE Dining Services staff your entire wedding menu is completely designed from the ground up. Once you decide to host your event at Wilson we can schedule a time to sit down one on one with our Culinary certified Chef's to talk about what you would like to have served. This can include a favorite dish, something you have had elsewhere even a family recipe.


Salad Tray

Details for Your Event

Once you and your fiancé have decided the approximate time of year for your wedding, contact the Wilson College Conferences Office and let us help you find the right facility and date for your special day.

(717) 262-2003