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Skidmore College
Surrey-Williamson Inn

Event Spaces

For over a century, the Surrey-Williamson Inn was a private venue known only to the most exclusive visitors. Today, our guests say it’s that same historic intimacy and private prestige that make it an ideal space for their events.

A meeting for 10, a banquet for 50, or a standing reception for 100. No matter the moment, we believe boutique spaces ensure exceptional memories. And while customization is our specialty, one thing remains consistent — careful attention to every detail so you can relax and enjoy the moment.


The Living Room

Like any home, the Surrey’s Living Room is the heart of the inn and one of our most popular spaces for events. Connected to both the South Porch and the Dining Room, it’s often combined with other spaces to allow for mixing and mingling throughout your event.

Features: Antique furniture, fireplace, flexible seating and AV capabilities.

Great for: Seated events for up to 48 guests, standing events (includes other spaces) for up to 100.

1,034 total square feet

The Dining Room

As a century-old inn, our Dining Room has hosted all kinds of celebrations and events. We recommend using the space in combination with the North Porch, Patio, Living Room or the entire inn.

Features: Antique tables, fireplace, views of the gardens and patio

Great for: Seated meals for up to 24 guests or food stations for guests to grab a bite and roam into other corners of the inn.

475 total square feet

The North Porch

The Surrey’s North Porch is a popular space for guests looking for a cheery, intimate setting with a full dose of natural light and garden views. Heated year-round, the North Porch can set a lovely tone no matter the season.

Features: Antique stamped tin ceiling, three sides of floor-to-ceiling windows, easy access to the Dining Room, Porch and our backyard and gardens.

Great for: Bridal showers, baby showers and small group meetings and trainings for up to 30 guests.

436 total square feet

The South Porch

This small but cozy indoor porch is a perfect place for a bar, lounge, photobooth or any extras you may want for your warm weather event. Capacity of the South Porch alone is 25.

Features: Three sides of floor-to-ceiling windows and easy access to the Living Room and Porch.

Great for: A special add-on room for something creative or private during your warm weather event.

389 total square feet

The Patio

Strolling along the Patio is like strolling back in time. Let your guests mingle outdoors while taking in the picturesque views of our gardens as they enjoy the main event inside the Dining Room or Living Room.

Features: Brick-paved walkways, garden benches and access to the entire back yard and gardens.

Great for: Cocktail parties and mixers

The Gardens

Beautifully restored and maintained, the Skidmore Alumni Memorial Gardens are curated to create the perfect atmosphere for leisurely strolls, formal ceremonies and gorgeous photo opportunities.

Features: Romanesque statues and columns, perfect photo nooks and charming floral displays.

Great for: Photos, small ceremonies and casual extensions of your indoor events.

The Inn

Looking for a little bit of everything? You’re also invited to imagine what you could do with all our spaces, together. The Surrey can also be rented for exclusive use, guest rooms included.

Send us a message

Looking to host a meeting or event? Have a question about your stay? Send us a message to start a conversation with a member of our staff.