Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Event Types Welcomed

Adult Social Events
Corporate Social Events
Family Reunions
Leisure Travel
Professional Meeting / Training / Conference / Retreats
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Youth Parties
Youth Retreat/Camps


Located on the shore of Seneca Lake in the beautiful Finger Lakes wine region, our campus offers the ideal setting for an outstanding conference, wedding, or event. The combination of our unique housing accommodations, diverse event spaces, and top-notch dining services provide our guests with a setting designed to suit every need.  Equipped with the most recent technological amenities, our classrooms, auditoriums, boardrooms, athletic facilities, and banquet rooms are guaranteed to fit your event or conference needs.  Nearby attractions include New York State Parks, fishing, boating, hiking/ biking trails, public golf courses and the Finger Lakes wine trails.

Food & Beverage Options

Saga Dining Hall

Our all - you - care - to eat dining hall is open year - round and has a great variety of options, freshly prepared in our kitchen. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options are always available.

Catering Options

Catering Services

From morning breakfast baskets and freshly brewed coffee to casual meals and elegant hors d'oeuvres, our catering team can create creative, fresh, and contemporary menus. We'll work with you to create those that work best for your event and guests. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options are always available. Whatever your event - breakfast meeting, conference, retirement party, wedding or a special celebration of any sort, you will find that we offer fresh ingredients, creative preparations, elegant presentation, and thoughtful service.


  • Total Number of Overnight Guests: 1500
  • Number of Overnight Rooms: 1500
  • Wi-Fi in Guest Rooms: Yes
  • Wi-Fi Guest Room Cost : Free
Overnight Room Attributes
  • 24-hour check-in
  • Air-conditioned rooms available
  • Linens Provided
  • Kitchen Available
  • Refrigerator
  • Towels
  • Washer/Dryer
  • WiFi

Featured Amenities

A/V Equipment
Accessible Facilities
Air Conditioning
Car Charging Station
Complimentary Parking
Fitness Center
Flexible Floor Plan
In-House Catering
Kitchen Access
Near Water
Outdoor Space
Overnight Rooms
Pet Friendly
Rooftop Space
Scenic Views
Sports Facilities
Theater Seating

Venue Location + Transportation


300 Pulteney Street,

Geneva Geneva, 14456



Nearby Airport

Rochester/Syracuse - 45 minutes

Nearby International Airport

Rochester/Syracuse - 45 minutes


Parking on Site: Yes

Car charging stations: Yes

Nearby Cities

Rochester – 45 minutes
Syracuse – 55 minutes
Ithaca – 60 minutes
Watkins Glen – 40 minutes

Things to Know


In-house catering available

Must Use In-House Catering: Yes

External Catering Allowed: No

Do You Offer Tables, Chairs, And Linens?: Yes

Venue Policies

Alcohol Consumption: Yes

Smoking Permitted: No

Eco Friendly: Yes

ADA Accessible: Yes

Family Friendly: Yes

Pet Friendly: Yes


Conference amenities available, including internet access/wireless and audio visual presentation technology. Many smart classrooms available.

Guest Wi-Fi: Free

Onsite Tech Support: Yes

Wi-Fi In Meeting Space: Yes

Equipment Available On-Site:
  • LCD Projectors
  • Projector Screen
  • Laptops
  • Microphones
  • Sound System


This was the fourth year that the Harrisburg Bicycle Club has stayed at HWS for its Finger Lakes trip. Geneva is perfect for us because of the availability of nice scenic biking roads, good restaurants, Wegmans, and proximity to many attractions including an excellent bike shop and wineries. The townhouses at HWS work well for our group because they are comfortable, offer single rooms and allow us the opportunity to mingle in both the indoor and outdoor living spaces. The location around the pond is very scenic and relaxing. We also appreciate the convenience of having two bathrooms in each unit as well as a full kitchen. We are granted use of the Barn for our breakfasts and evening social activities and that is very important to us, since we love to share our Finger Lakes experiences with each other and make connections with riding partners. The staff at HWS, including the Conferences & Event staff, the student housekeepers and security officers, has always been very helpful and have worked quickly to resolve any problems we have had.

Marilyn Chaste, Harrisburg Bicycles club

We could not have asked for a better group of people to work with. Tammy and Erica were always ready to handle whatever we requested of them. The summer interns were very helpful to the Envirothon committee in setting up the testing sites and anything we needed. The food was great and the feedback from the team members and advisors was great. Overall, everyone enjoyed their stay at HWS and we would hold another event there again.

Blanche Hurlbutt, Envirothon