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Skidmore College
Surrey-Williamson Inn

Meeting and event reservations


The Surrey Inn's first floor can be reserved for meetings and events through the online scheduling system.  
The first floor consists of the foyer, formal living room, the dining room and two enclosed porches (semi-seasonal). During the warm weather months, the backyard and garden can be reserved for outdoor functions.

Please note that the inn remains locked, except during scheduled meeting or events.

Tours of the Surrey Williamson Inn's first floor can be arranged by contacting Bonnie in Dining Services at 518-580-8323 or emailing


Event specifics are subject to approval and must be discussed with the Scheduling Office in advance to determine appropriate use of the facilities and campus resources. Special setups of the furniture are limited in nature to preserve the integrity of the space. Maximum occupancy for entire first floor cannot exceed 120 (including standing room).

Events involving food must be catered by Skidmore Dining Services. Use of outside caterers is strictly prohibited. To serve alcoholic beverages, a minimum of 30 days’ notice is required to secure proper permitting.

All requests for the meeting space, catering services and event setups must be submitted online through EMS.

The Surrey Williamson Inn is a smoke-free environment and welcomes only official service animals.

Priority is given to Skidmore College organizations and activities; however, we welcome private, non–college-related events (i.e. Skidmore community member may book the Surrey for personal events), based on availability.

For such private affairs, please contact Bonnie in Dining Services at 518-580-8323 or email to arrange a tour and coordinate contract details, insurance requirements and facility rental fees.

Please note: Wedding ceremonies and/or wedding receptions are not available for booking at the Surrey Inn or on its grounds, as the college is not able to provide the resources or service warranted for those momentous occasions.