Conferences, Events & Weddings

Experience the difference of booking your event at William Peace University.

Whether you’re looking to host your next board meeting or banquet, host a basketball camp, or say “I Do” – WPU has a space for you. We offer world class customer service with facilities that feature a southern, historic charm, mixed with modern updates and enhancements.

  • Affordable 
  • Convenient location to downtown Raleigh
  • Beautiful, well-landscaped grounds
  • Exclusive housing for your guests only (one group per residence hall; not shared with other groups)
  • Amply-sized, clean and comfortable bedrooms and restrooms
  • Quiet indoor and outdoor spaces for evening gathering
  • A compact campus which provides quick and easy access between accommodations, meeting spaces and dining
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Location, Convenience, Quality Service

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Full Service Catering

We offer full catering services, including food, snacks, drinks, and much more.

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Weddings

Get married in our historic chapel or host your reception on campus.

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Location/Directions

WPU is in downtown Raleigh, near hotels, restaurants, and nightlife.

The climate and attitude of the campus staff and employees are wonderful! They were helpful and well-informed and made our entire group feel comfortable and welcome. Kudos to everyone!

Miss North Carolina Pageant 

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Dining Options/Dining Services

Catering options, as well as meal plans, are just a few of the dining options we offer to guests.

Imagine your event or conference accompanied by delicious, affordable dining options and beverages.

Take your event to the next level and experience catering by WPU’s Chef and Professional Kitchen Staff, trained to prepare everything from a simple continental breakfast to an elaborate, served banquet event.

Venue Variety

  • Private, executive dining in the 45-seat President’s Dining Room
  • Outdoor dining on the campus green
  • Elegant meals in the historic Main Parlor
  • Large group meals in the 200-seat main dining room during summer months, student breaks and holidays

Food By Sodexo

Sodexo, William Peace University’s new dining services partner, is committed to providing exceptional student and customer dining experiences. From morning breakfast buffets and freshly brewed coffee to a casual feast and elegant hors d’oeuvres, our catering guide pages are filled with fresh and contemporary menus. However, these represent only a starting point.

Our commitment to you is to customize menus as needed for any occasion. Whether your event is a breakfast meeting, a faculty luncheon, or a retirement party, you will find that we offer fresh ingredients, creative preparations, elegant presentation, and thoughtful service. We would be pleased to help you design a menu for your next event.

Please contact Terri Ratliff at teresa.ratliff2@sodexo.com or by calling (919) 508-2344 for any catering inquiries.

Give Courageously to Peace

Thanks to the generosity of William Peace University supporters, current and future WPU students have access to the resources needed to learn through immersive experiences, build upon their courage and develop the confidence needed to turn passion into purpose.
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Give Now

Support future Pacer success. 

 

Become a Corporate Partner

Find out how your organization can collaborate with Peace.

Visitors

Whether you’re hoping to attend WPU or hosting an event, you’re welcome to visit WPU! 

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Conferences and Events

Host your conference, event, or wedding at WPU.

Location and Directions

Get directions, our address, a campus map, and hotel discount information.

Counselors

Learn about WPU and all it has to offer so you can guide your students to the best fit for their next step. 

Admissions Info

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Schedule a Visit

Learn about our processes and schedule a visit.

Alumni

Our success as an institution has always been rooted in the strength of our community. As an integral part of that community, we invite alumni to stay informed and connected. 

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Get Involved

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Donate

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General Info

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Parents

Families are an integral part of a student’s path to WPU. Find answers to your questions here. 

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Student Success: Why Choose WPU?

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Billing and Due Dates

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Current Students

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Current Students

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Current Parents and Families

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Future Students

Welcome to William Peace University! We offer programs for both traditional undergraduate students and online/hybrid classes through our School of Professional Studies. Find your path to WPU here.

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First Time in College

Your WPU education will help you build practical skills for your future.

Transfer Students

Transfer up to 90 credit hours from any institution. 

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Readmission

If you previously attended WPU and are ready to return, start here. 

Veteran/Military

Learn more about how to apply the GI bill.

International Students

Find out how to attend WPU.

About

WPU has a long history as one of the city’s oldest universities. Find out more about our institution in the heart of downtown Raleigh. 

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History

Through 160 years, William Peace University has evolved to meet the changing needs of the students we serve.

Leadership

William Peace University is a small, private institution located in downtown Raleigh, NC.

Work at WPU

Join our team and see why William Peace University was voted one of the Triangle’s Best Places to Work!

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Contact Us

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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Mission, Vision, and Values

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Student Life

Whether you want to know more about on-campus events or see our residence halls, get a sense of what life is like as a student at WPU.

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Clubs, Activities and Events

Discover what’s fun at WPU.

Housing & Dining

When people say that WPU “feels like home,” we think that’s the ultimate compliment.

Safety & Security

The Office of Public Safety is committed to providing a community-friendly approach to enhancing campus safety for students, faculty and staff.

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Athletics

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Student Support Services

Find out how the WPU team supports the whole you.

Health and Wellness

Learn about physical and mental health services available to students.

Academics

WPU offers a mix of more than 30 degree programs and additional minors. Our courses are four credit hours each, and every course features immersive learning experiences.

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Immersive Learning

Find out about WPU’s unique approach to learning.

Center for Student Success

Peer tutoring, a first-year success program, and an internship program are just part of why Pacers succeed. 

Admissions

Start here to find out how to apply, visit, and learn more about WPU.

Before you apply:

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They’ll be your guide through the process.

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Understand Costs

Find out about Financial aid and other options to pay for college.