The Billy B. Thames Conference Center, also known as The Thames Conference Center, on the Wesson Campus is a modern, all-occasion facility that creates the perfect environment for all types of educational and social functions, including banquets, seminars, workshops, rehearsal dinners and wedding receptions. The facility is used by individuals for private functions and local business, industry, educational, and civic groups. The Thames Center staff works in cooperation with the Workforce Education Division of the college to provide specialized programs, education and training needs of business, industry and other organizations.
As an added convenience, the facility is nestled in a quiet setting adjacent to the college's Wolf Hollow Golf Course.
The Thames Center is named in honor of the college's former president, Dr. Billy B. Thames, who served from 1968-1997.
We encourage you to visit our facility and let us help you in preparing for your next meeting, training session, or special event. Download brochure here
The conference center contains a large banquet hall that can be subdivided into three rooms. This room can be set up into banquet, theatre, reception or classroom style. A computer lab, large conference room, two smaller conference room and motel rooms are also located in the conference center. We have a full-service kitchen located adjacent to the banquet hall, a patio that runs the length of the facility in back, and is adjacent to the golf course. Our facilities are suitable for banquets, receptions, training programs, specialized meetings, retreats, reunions, strategic planning sessions or your company's annual employee event.
Our staff will work with you to provide AV and equipment needs such as: Wireless Internet Access, High Speed Internet, Data Projectors, Laptop, Fixed and Wireless Microphones, Flipcharts, White Boards, TV/DVD/VCR Cart, Lectern/Podium, Riser or Platform, Registration Table, Flag and Piano. When making your reservation we try to determine all of your setup needs so that we can have your space ready when you arrive, allowing you to focus on your event.
Valley is the dining sevices contractor for the conference center. Their experience staff will work with you to provide flexible and creative menus for your event. All catering will be quoted on a per function basis. Prices will vary depending upon what type of function you plan and the number of guests to be served. For a copy of our Catering Guide or for more information, please call us or Diana Mezzenares, Food Service Director, at 601-643-8367.
The Thames Conference Center at Copiah-Lincoln Community College is located just off Interstate 55 at Exit 51. Copiah-Lincoln Community College is located north of Brookhaven in Wesson, MS. Wesson is located 45 miles south of Jackson and 140 miles north of New Orleans, LA.