Nestled in Madison, New Jersey, Drew University is a collegiate institution with multiple buildings that can be used for wedding venues. The campus boasts over 180 acres with trees and manicured grounds, all near New York City. With historic architecture surrounded by idyllic landscaping and forests, the college’s event spaces offer you a picturesque setting for your special day.
Facilities and Capacity
As a college campus, Drew University offers you many options for hosting weddings. The historic buildings of Mead Hall and S.W. Bowne Great Hall can transport you to another era. In Mead Hall, you'll find romantic columns and a foyer. Marble and wood accents throughout give a nod to the building’s history. Moving to the S.W. Bowne Great Hall and you are greeted by architecture that takes its inspiration from Oxford’s Christ Church Hall. The wood paneling and stone staircase make a powerful statement, leaving a lasting impression. In the Great Hall, you can exchange your vows or dine under the lofty ceilings in a space that reflects the grandeur of your love. For a smaller ceremony, the Craig Chapel continues this romantic feel with a piano and pipe organ.
Each wedding hosted on the campus is executed through the aid of the college’s event coordinators. Throughout the planning process to the day of your wedding, the team can help organize the details of your nuptial event. The college can also offer catering and food may be served in various styles, such as plated and buffet.
The university began as a seminary in 1867. It was founded with a large sum and the property being gifted by Daniel Drew who worked on Wall Street and in the steamboat industry. Throughout the years the institution expanded and now has both undergraduate and graduate-level programs.
Drew University is less than a half an hour from Manhattan, the Newark Liberty Airport, and the Madison train station. Guests can easily travel to the location. The surrounding area also boasts an array of hotels and accommodations for the convenience of your loved ones.
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Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Drew University frequently asked questions
What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Drew University?
- Clean Up
- Event Planning
- Set Up
At Drew University, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?
- Cake Cutting
At Drew University, what does the bar service starting price include?
What are the most important characteristics of Drew University in terms of venue type, style and location?
- Historic Building
What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Drew University for wedding events?
- Covered Outdoor
- Uncovered Outdoor
- Scenic Views
What kind of wedding events does Drew University offer?
- Bridal Shower
- Engagement Party
- Rehearsal Dinner
What services does Drew University offer for wedding events?
- Bar Services
- Catering Services
- Clean Up
- Event Planner
- Event Rentals
- Get Ready Rooms
- Set Up
What furniture and decorations does Drew University have available for wedding events?
- Audio Equipment
- Dance Floor