The Conference Center & Inn

230 Madren Center Drive, Clemson, SC
Capacity: 550 people

About The Conference Center & Inn

As one of the most gorgeous venues in South Carolina, the Conference Center and Inn’s beautiful gardens, lakeside setting and plush accommodations add the perfect touch to your Clemson wedding or special event! Host your perfect day at the Conference Center and Inn and enjoy: Breathtaking lakefront and mountain backdrop Beautifully landscaped gardens Spacious grand ballroom Intimate meeting rooms Open-air pavilion Customized menus Luxurious guest rooms Grand bridal suite Championship Walker Golf Course Our strong attention to detail makes us a favorite among brides. We have special event coordinators and are one of the top venues in South Carolina. We add to the special occasion with fabulous, customized menus catered by Clemson Catering that can include everything from stand-up hors d’oeuvre reception to lavish sit-down banquets. For catering information, see Catering for a Clemson wedding or special event. From a Clemson wedding, bridal tea, rehearsal dinner and delicious reception, our experienced staff knows just what it takes to make your occasion special. We look forward to being a part of your perfect day!

Event Spaces

Owen Pavilion
Breakout Room IV
Meeting Room I
Meeting Room II
Meeting Room III
Meeting Room IV
Meeting Rooms I & II
Meeting Rooms III & IV
Seminar Room I
Seminar Room II
Teleconference Room
Grand Ballroom
Training Room I
Training Room II
Training Room III
Ballroom A
Ballroom B
Ballroom C
Breakout Room I
Breakout Room II
Breakout Room III


Wonderful place for a wedding! - An Eventective User

We just recently hosted a wedding here and we couldn’t be more pleased with the venue, the food, the staff, the entire event! Everything was wonderful and we would highly recommend The Conference center and Inn to anyone planning a wedding or any event. The Aramark Catering manager Pam Morgan was excellent at assisting in planning the entire event from beginning to end. Our manager for the day, Will, took great care of us the day of the event even when difficulties arose that needed quick attention. The place is beautiful, the food was delicious and the staff was helpful through it all. I will definitely be planning future events at this wonderful location!

The Madren Center at Clemson University - An Eventective User from Summerville, SC

I had my wedding reception at the Madren Center on the campus of Clemson University in Clemson, SC. Our wedding was in December, so we had the reception in the main ballroom, but they also offer an outdoor pavilion by the lake that is beautiful in the spring, summer, and fall. Many people have both their ceremony and reception there. The catering was done in-house (required) and they also did an excellent job. Every employee was helpful, well dressed, and professional. There is also a hotel (the James F. Martin Inn) connected to the Madren Center, which is incredibly convenient for the wedding party and out of town guests. I would highly recommend this location!

Venue Types
  • Full Bar/Lounge
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • On-Site Catering Service
  • Outdoor Function Area
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Outside Catering Allowed
  • Waterfront
  • Waterview
  • Wireless Internet/Wi-Fi
  • Max Number of People for an Event: 550
  • Number of Event/Function Spaces: 12
  • Total Meeting Room Space (Square Feet): 67,000
  • Year Renovated: 2010