Meetings With a Mission: Colonial Williamsburg's Meetings Facilities Help Companies Give Back

Jan 07, 2010, 10:15 ET from The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., Jan. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Colonial Williamsburg, the non-profit Foundation in Williamsburg, Virginia, offers state-of-the-art conference facilities ideal for companies interested in making socially responsible decisions. Booking an event with Colonial Williamsburg is investing in a national treasure. All profits from 67,000 square feet of conference space, facilities, food and beverage, ticket sales, and shopping are considered contributions to the non-profit Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, providing a revenue stream that supports the Foundation's educational mission, "that the future may learn from the past." Investments fund Colonial Williamsburg's on-site and remote curriculums, from the Teacher Institute and Electronic Field Trip series, to Historic Area events and programs. Conference facilities are adjacent to Colonial Williamsburg's world-renowned, three-hundred acre Historic Area. More information can be found at

Group meetings are essential to business development. According to a recent study, 73 percent of executives indicated that group meetings have a significant positive impact on employee performance. In addition, 66 percent noted that group business travel improves employee morale.*

Williamsburg has been a respected meetings destination for more than 200 years, and today offers meeting attendees an enriching experience. At the newly renovated Williamsburg Lodge, 28 function spaces blend the charm of Williamsburg with ease and comfort for group businesses. The Williamsburg Inn melds the feel of a country estate with luxury service and hospitality. At the Williamsburg Woodlands Hotel & Suites, guests feel immersed in the natural environment around them.

The Spa of Colonial Williamsburg, 45 holes of golf at the Golden Horseshoe Golf Club, shopping at Colonial Williamsburg's stores, upscale and casual dining, art museums, and Historic Area programming are entertaining and educational. Proceeds from services and ticket sales support the Foundation. Williamsburg is located near several major metropolitan areas and three international airports.

*Oxford Economics USA. (Sept. 2009). The Return on Investment of U.S. Business Travel. Washington, D.C.

The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation is a not-for-profit educational institution and cultural destination dedicated to the preservation, restoration, interpretation and presentation of 18-century Williamsburg, VA. Colonial Williamsburg's conferences facilities are easily accessible across the east coast. Williamsburg is a three hour drive from Washington, D.C., and can also be reached by plane or train. Visit

    For more information contact:
    Missy Farren & Associates, Ltd. (212) 528-1691
    Samantha Lacher,

SOURCE The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation