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Anna Maria College

50 Sunset Lane
Paxton, Massachusetts 01612 USA

Anna Maria College

50 Sunset Lane
Paxton, Massachusetts 01612

750Largest Group
29Meeting Rooms
650Overnight Guests
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Anna Maria College sits on a beautiful 192-acre campus in Paxton, Massachusetts, which is at the center of New England just minutes from Worcester, Massachusetts, and about an hour's drive from Boston, Providence or Hartford. We offer state-of-the-art classrooms, a 350-seat auditorium, multi-purpose turf athletic field, full dining and catering, media services and accommodations in a brand new suite-style residence hall. AMC provides the perfect place for a Worcester area retreat, conference, athletic or academic camp or event.

While you stay, take advantage of our beautiful serene country 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.

Your event coordinator will assist you with the many elements of your program coordination and site management before, during and after each hosted event.

Nearby Cities & Number of Miles:
Worcester - 8
Boston - 50
Providence - 60
Nearest Airport/ Number of Minutes:
Worcester Regional / 8
Public Transportation Options:
We are a year round venue for Worcester, Massachusetts conferences, meetings and theatre rentals. Overnight accommodations are available from late May to early August.
Room Type(s):
Residence Halls
Bath Type(s):
Communal & Suite Style
ADA Accessible:
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60 seat
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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.
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Food & Beverage:
Full service dining and catering provided with an understanding that each customer has unique requirements; therefore, AMC offers a wide range of catering/dining services that can be customized to suit your special needs.
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Ideally Suited For:
Adult Social Event
Corporate Social Events
Family Reunion
Professional Meeting/Training/Conference/Retreat
Youth Retreat/Camp

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Event Spaces

Meeting RoomDescriptionsSquare Footage
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.


Facility# of Rooms# of BedsRoom TypeBath TypeA/C
St. Anne's Hall
South Hall
Coughlin Hall
Alumni Hall
Madonna Hall


  • 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


  • 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.


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. 


Technology 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.