Anna Maria College In Worcester, MA - Event And Conference Venue | Unique Venue
Anna Maria College

Anna Maria College

Event Types Welcomed

  • Adult Social Events
  • Corporate Social Events
  • Expo/Competitions
  • Family Reunions
  • Professional Meeting / Training / Conference / Retreats
  • Youth Retreat/Camps


Anna Maria College is located on a scenic campus in Paxton, MA at the center of New England. The campus is minutes from Worcester, MA and an hour from the cities of Providence, Boston, and Hartford. AMC has state-of-the-art classrooms, an auditorium that seats 350, conference rooms, computer labs and multiple accommodation options that make the venue perfect for your conference, meeting, retreat, or social event in central Massachusetts.

While you stay, take advantage of our serene campus for outside meetings and activities. We offer miles of hiking trails, a pond, picnic tables, softball field, sand volleyball court, basketball courts, and a state-of-the-art turf field and several relaxing areas where you can nestle under shaded trees or bask in the sunshine. Take advantage of all that the Worcester, Massachusetts area has to offer with our beautiful meeting and event venues.

Anna Maria College realizes that those planning an event at the venue may need individualized attention and has on-sight event coordinators that can assist with program coordination and site management before, during and after an event. The venue also offers overnight accommodations such as traditional residential halls with communal amenities to suites with double and single bedrooms.

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Meeting & Event Spaces

  • Max Capacity: 750 guests
  • Largest Classroom Style: 80
  • Largest Theatre Style: 350
  • Largest Auditorium Seating: 425
Foundress Hall
Foundress Hall   This venue has conference rooms, classrooms a 350 seat auditorium
and a chapel.

Zecco Auditorium   The auditorium features technology in acoustics, sound and lighting. The center seats 350 people and contains backstage green/dressing room, cable television capabilities, a projection screen adjacent meeting rooms an upright piano and removable stage. This venue is ideal for presentations, conferences, dance recitals, and theatre productions.

Nolder Room    Located at the back of the Zecco auditorium this room can be opened and become part of the auditorium or enclosed as its own
conference room. Optional technology includes projection and conferencing technology. Seats 15 around the table or 35 additional seats added to the Auditorium capacity.

Helfenbein Room   Located at the back of the Zecco auditorium this room can be opened and become part of the auditorium seating an additonal 20 or enclosed as it’s on
conference room seating 8-12. This room has wireless internet access and conferencing capabilities. This room can be utilized as a small attractive comfortable meeting room.

Jacques Boardroom   This room can be set up boardroom style fitting 24 chairs around the table or auditorium style seating 75-100. This room also may serve as a room to hold a classic style reception. The room is equipped with a computer and projection screen and has conference call capabilities.

 Foundress Room   This room can be set up auditorium style to fit 50 or tables and chairs for 24. The room is equipped with a multimedia cart including a 55” LED screen, computer and video conferencing capabilities.

Madore Chapel  A beautiful chapel surrounded by stain glass windows seating  167.

Five classrooms Classrooms with state of the art technology with a variety of set ups (tables/chairs, seminar style as well as classic classroom set up. The classrooms include SMART Boards, instructor stations and wireless internet. Classrooms can be opened up to make larger spaces.

Lecture Hall   This room features three 55” LED screens, an instructors station and seats  60 with wireless internet.

Information Commons  This venue is an attractive spacious open concept meeting space with a fireplace featuring thirty computer terminals computers. This area is surrounded with small conference rooms, media and computer labs and a seminar room.

Seminar Room  This room features 24 chairs and 10 rolling tables with state of the art technology including two 55” LED screens, instructor stations and wireless internet.

Graphic Desing Lab   A Mac lab featuring fifteen 27” Mac computers with the latest complete Adobe Creative Cloud software.

MIDI LAB  This MIDI Lab has eleven computer stations.

Computer Training Lab  This lab features 25 computers,  Arc GIS, MS Office, printing and full internet capabilities. A 55” LED Screen with instructor station.

(2) Media Conference Rooms  These Media rooms feature 55” LED screens, computer and conference call capabilities as well as white boards. Seats 6-10.
Trinity Hall

Trinity Hall This venue features classrooms conference rooms
and a Computer Lab

East Conference Room This room features conference call capabilities and wireless internet. Seats 6

West Conference Room This room features conference call capabilities and wireless internet. Seats  10

East N Conference Room  This room features conference call capabilities and wireless internet. Seats  8

Computer Lab This lab features 21 computers with wireless internet and printing capabilities.

Six Classrooms featuring Smartboards and LED Screens with instuctor stations and wireless internet.  Seats 6-22

Saint Joseph's Hall
St. Joseph's Hall has  multiple classrooms and science, forensic labs with state of the of the art technology.

Five Classrooms which can be used as break out rooms includes state of the art technology with projection capabilities and instructor stations with a variety of set ups tables/chairs, as well as classic classroom set up. Classrooms seat 20-30.
Miriam Hall
Miriam Hall  houses the Payer Concert Hall with a full grand and an upright piano seating 80. Also in Miriam Hall there are seven music practice rooms with pianos, one with a drum set and an ear training room. Two classrooms, seating 10-18, one featuring an upright piano and smartboard technology and the second with two impressive baby grand pianos.
The Art Center
 The Art Center  adjoins Miriam Hall and contains an art gallery, two studios and a classroom seating 15-30 with an Epson Bright Link projector.

The Fuller Activities Center
The Fuller Activities Center features the  gymnasium in the activities center  which has wireless internet capabilities, and seats 550 in the bleachers 720 with tables and chairs or 1260 standing room only. The Fuller Fitness Center houses a fully equipped fitness facility for aerobics and weight training.  Our exercise equipment includes treadmills, exercycles, lifted elliptical and stair climbers, along with free weights and a multiple universal machines, as well as three squat/bench stations, a complete universal machine as well as several hoist machines. There is also an all-purpose room with a television and DVD player which can be used for exercise or dance classes. Located outside of the Fuller Activities Center is a sand volleyball court.

Food & Beverage Options

The Dining Hall
The main Dining Hall is located in the upper section of the Bishop Flanagan Campus Center and seats between 275-325 banquet sytle.  The dining hall is equipped with televisons, a sound system and wireless internet which can be used for slide shows, and presentations for lunch or dinner meetings and group programs and conferences as well as receptions and dances during the summer months.      
The Hub
The Hub is located in the lower level of the Bishop Flanagan Campus Center and provides a more relaxed casual dining experience.  There is a pub, game room, lounge featuring televisions, pool tables, ping pong and a fooseball machine.  This is a great location for free activity, social gatherings or to host an open mic night or a coffee house.   Seating is between 65-125.

Catering options

Catering at Sage Dining Services®


The culinary experts at SAGE Dining Services® will make your event a resounding success. SAGE is experienced in providing elegant, innovative catering options that feature fresh, locally sourced cuisine for everything from intimate weddings, to upscale galas, to trendsetting conferences. Our Team will create a vibrant, flavorful menu that accommodates for an array of dietary needs and preferences, and they will deliver it with a degree of precision and panache that will make your event unforgettable. Choose Anna Maria College and SAGE for events distinguished by flavor, finesse, and flawless presentation. For further information, please contact Ann Murphy at 508-849-3291 or

Reception Menu

Brie Tartlets
garnished with a Spicy Granny Smith Apple Slaw
Seared Beef Carpaccio Crostini
topped with a Baby Arugula Pesto
Mini Duck Tacos braised in a Cherry Mole Sauce
offered with a Minted Jicama Salad
Pulled Pork Sliders on Mini Vermont Cheddar Biscuits
Maple Scallops wrapped in Peppered Slab Bacon
Cochinita Pibil Empanadas

Stationary Hot
Aurrichio® Provolone Arrancini
Pan-Fried Polpette en Brochette
served in a Roasted Chipotle-Tomato Sauce
Grilled Greek Chicken Saté
offered with a Minted Grape Salad
Grilled Thai Beef Saté
garnished with a
Spicy Lemongrass and Basil Mango Salad
Andouille Sausage and Cheddar Mini Quiche

Stationary Cold
Pita and Assorted Hummus
Tomato Bruschetta and Truffled White Bean Bruschetta with Crostini
Grilled Vegetable Platter
Assorted Goat Cheese Spreads
Assorted House-Made Sushi
Spicy Crab, Tempura Shrimp, and Beef Bulgogi
with Pickled Ginger, Wasabi, and Sriracha Mayonnaise

Stationary Dessert Station
Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries
Mini Eclairs
Creme Puffs
Petits Fours

Plated Dinner Menu

Fall Harvest Salad
Fresh Greens
with Honey-Roasted Local Butternut Squash, Carrots, and Beets
garnished with a Candied Walnut Goat Cheese Truffle
and dressed with Cracked Pepper-Dijon Vinaigrette

Native Chicken Wellington Ballotine
stuffed with Local Forest Mushroom Duxelles, White Truffle Oil, and Flaky Puff Pastry
finished in Caramelized Shallot-Madeira Demi-Glace
Garlic-Braised Brussels Sprouts with Smoked Native Berkshire Pork Belly
Roasted Fingerling Potatoes with Rosemary and Chives

Bread Pudding Duo
House-Made Cinnamon Bun Bread Pudding with Vanilla Glaze
White Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding with Sun-Dried Cherries and Whiskey Hard Sauce


  • Total Number of Overnight Guests: 650
  • 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
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Television
  • Washer/Dryer
  • WiFi


St. Anne's Hall
A state-of-the-art, suite-style setting. The 63,000 square-foot Hall is comprised of three floors with two residential halls per wing.
Common areas are located in the central core and include lounges, laundry rooms, study rooms, with a computer lab on the second and third floor with 4 computers and printers in each lab. A kitchen, a workroom, lobbies, a central staircase, and an elevator. St. Anne Hall has 35 suites with 63 double rooms and 69 single rooms.
South Hall
Air conditioned residence hall with mostly double rooms with community bathrooms. There is a large main lounge, equipped with computers and a projector is available upon request. A kitchenette and plenty of room for group study or group activities. Accomodates 96.
Coughlin Hall
Contains both double and single rooms with air condition individually controlled by each room with community bathrooms. Accomodates 44
Alumni Hall
Contains both double and single rooms on two floors, with community bathrooms. There are two computers, lobby and kitchen available. Accomodates 32
Madonna Hall
A multilevel building with four wings; there are double rooms, triple rooms with a lofted bed, quad rooms, with community bathrooms and suites, which have two rooms with a full bath. There are two computer labs, one with 8 computers and printers and the other with 10 computers. There are lobbies and kitchens available throughout the Residence hall. Accomodates up to 300.

Featured Amenities

  • Accessible Facilities
  • Air Conditioning Air Conditioning
  • Fitness Center Fitness Center
  • In-House Catering
  • Laundry
  • Linens
  • Near Public Transit
  • Outdoor Space
  • Overnight Rooms
  • Paid Parking
  • Running Trails
  • Sports Facilities
  • Taxi
  • Theater Seating
  • WiFi

Venue Location + Transportation


50 Sunset Lane,
Paxton, Massachusetts 01612


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Nearby Airport

  • Worcester Regional - 8 minutes

Nearby International Airport

  • Logan International - 70 minutes

Nearby Cities

Worcester – 8|Boston – 50|Providence – 60

Things to Know


  • Must Use In-house Catering: Yes
  • Cultural Catering Available: Yes
  • Food and Beverage Onsite: Yes


Anna Maria College near Worcester, MA offers full media/Audio/visual capabilities in all classrooms, auditorium and meetings rooms, Wireless Wi-Fi, and three computer labs.

  • Guest Wi-Fi: Free
  • Onsite Tech Support: Yes
  • Wi-Fi in meeting space: Yes
  • Equipment Available On-Site:
    • Projector Screen
    • Microphones
    • Sound System
    • Custom Lighting

Venue Policies

  • Alcohol Consumption: Yes
  • Smoking Permitted: yes
  • ADA Accessible: Yes


Public Safety
All Public Safety Officers are employed by the Paxton Police Department and are committed to maintaining a safe enviroment.  All of our guests shall feel safe knowing that our campus is patrolled 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 


Anna Maria College’s facilities are equipped with the latest technology. Our classrooms and meeting rooms contain a variety of SMART Boards, LED screens, projectors, screens and instructor stations. Several rooms have conference calling capabilities and the entire campus has complimentary Wireless Internet. We have computer labs of various sizes available. Our Information Technology department will be happy to assist you with all of your technical and media needs.