Meetings & Events

Whether you are having an intimate gathering of 20 or a conference of up to 200 we have the facilities to perfectly accommodate you.

Steeped in the history of Marion and Smyth County, Virginia, and the epitome of understated elegance, the General Francis Marion Hotel is the perfect place for your special event. Be it your wedding reception, rehearsal dinner, anniversary celebration, company meeting, press conference, banquet or gala…our total commitment is to quality and service.

Event Space Capacities


Accessible from the second-level lobby via a double stairway, The Mezzanine connects the Lincoln Ballroom, the Card Room, the Major Bowen Boardroom room and the Balcony. It can serve as an orchestral stage, the setting for buffet tables at receptions, or as an informal gathering area.  

Card Room

Just off the Hotel mezzanine is the charming and intimate Card Room with its China red walls and grey, black and red floor tiles, some in a motif of playing cards and others portraying a stately art deco rooster peering into an effervescent cocktail. The hotel’s Black Rooster lounge is named for this whimsical bird! The Card Room can be booked for bridge socials, or as an overflow room for dinners and receptions.


meetingroom_logo.jpgBowen Boardroom

A comfortable space and impeccable service are key to the success of a meeting. Named for a former proprietor of the hotel, the Bowen Boardroom is equipped with a large plasma video monitor a Polycom Soundstation conference phone and of course – high speed internet service.

ballroom1.jpgThe Lincoln Ballroom

With its original deep walnut wood paneling, gracefully arched windows, and sumptuous décor, the Lincoln Ballroom is the perfect setting for banquets, dinner parties and receptions. The Ballroom was named for Charles Clarke Lincoln, Sr., one of the Hotel’s builders and original owners.  


The Conference Center


Fronting Main Street, just across the hallway from our ballroom, is this renovated space. Featuring a separate entrance, deck and private rest rooms, this is an ideal setting for large gatherings.   


Call 276-783-4800 to get started today.  With our beautiful facilities and professional staff your event is sure to be memorable.