The William & Mary Alumni House is located in the heart of historic Williamsburg on the campus of William & Mary. Close to hotels, churches, restaurants and historic sites, the Alumni House offers both modern and colonial charm in a beautiful, accessible location.
Contrary to popular belief, you do not have to be a graduate of William & Mary to rent the Alumni House. From intimate weddings of 40 people to large gatherings of up to 800, we can do it all. Both indoor and outdoor space is available for ceremonies and receptions and we allow outside catering and vendors.
The original portion of the House, known as the Bright House, dates from c.1850 and was built on a tract of land once called, appropriately enough, “New Hope.” Learn more about the history of the Alumni House.
From spring 2018 to spring 2020, the Alumni House will undergo an expansion and renovation project that will more than double its size to 55,000 square feet while retaining its historic and architectural charm. New indoor and outdoor spaces will provide even more options for engagement/anniversary celebrations, ceremonies, wedding receptions and rehearsal dinners. Learn more about the Alumni House expansion.