The Rutgers University Inn and Conference Center gives you the quiet charm of a country retreat-and the amenities of a full service conference center. The Rutgers Inn & Conference Center had its beginnings in 1965, when Rutgers acquired the 21-acre Sydney B. Carpender estate on Clifton Avenue at the edge of the Douglass Campus. Formerly known as Lindenwood, the beautifully landscaped property included the stately Carpender House, a 20-room manor house built in 1911 in the Tudor revival style popular during that period.
In 1969, Rutgers constructed a modern addition, which originally included 36 guest rooms, a spacious lobby, lounge, dining room, large conference room, kitchen and elevator.
The Carpender House has a fireplace in almost every room, and now contains six conference rooms, two of which are located on the second floor (the former living room and dining room) along with a sun porch and large front hall. Bedrooms on the third floor have been converted into small conference rooms, ideal for breakout sessions, and administrative offices.
Spacious conference room with the capability to hold up to 8 people, equipped with whiteboard, flat screen TV, and internet connection. The room comes equipped with a printer.
Scarlet All Purpose Room
Private Meeting Room for 11
The Scarlet All Purpose Roomoffers a comfortable, intimate seating for 11. Room includes soft seating for 7 and a small table for 4. Perfect for intimate meetings or teambuilding. Flatscreen TV can be connected to your
This is an easy to get to location, minutes from NJ Turnpike. The meeting space itself is nice and clean with a big TV. The staff are very helpful and friendly. They allowed me to come earlier in the day to test out the equipment, as we were going to connect to a TV for a presentation. This was helpful to work out the kinks before my meeting as I didn't want to be bumbling then. My only issue was when I arrived for the appointed time and told the person at the front (not the same staff as earlier in the day), they didn't alert me the door was locked, or offer to provide a key. So I walked with my potential clients all the way to the back and then realized this. Thankfully there was a table outside the space for my clients to sit at while I went all the way back to the front to figure it out. It took a few minutes to sort, the key was not clearly marked, a call had to be made to someone to sort it, but thankfully everyone was understanding. Definitely a good thing I came earlier though to ensure the TV worked properly as that would have eaten more time. Overall a great spot, served my needs, and I plan to use it again. Now that I know better I will be more prepared for next time, but my recommendation to them would be to have a clearly marked key for both their rental spaces for anyone attending, and a procedure for the staff working the front desk. That and more clear directions in the messages sent when booking the space would be helpful. I look forward to my next meeting there, and thanks again to everyone there for a good first experience.
The space is very clean and the table has power and an HDMI cable connection to a large TV, which is great. There is also a small fridge and water/rest rooms just down the hall. The main negative with the space is that there are steps to get to it with no elevator.
Great meeting space and excellent pricing! We had our line officers meeting here and it was a huge success due to the excellent accommodations made by the staff. Complimentary Coffee and small beverages made it a wonderful experience. We will be returning for every meeting.
With much sadness, but with the safety and well-being of our guests, staff, community and country in mind, The Rutgers University Inn and Conference Center is closed for business until September 1. Dates and restrictions are subject to revision in response to changing events. Group events at Rutgers are prohibited during this time. // Thank you for your understanding. ** Please stay safe.
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