A Simpler Way to get Away

Conveniently located between Rochester, Minnesota, and Minneapolis/St. Paul, Villa Maria Retreat and Conference Center is the perfect venue for your corporate meeting, spiritual retreat, conference, lecture or family reunion. We offer a wide variety of gathering spaces, from intimate meeting rooms to large outdoor venues. Our 70 acres of wooded beauty, as well as our close proximity to the Mississippi River and Frontenac State Park, add a cleansing dose of nature to any meeting, conference, wedding or event.

Our campus includes overnight accommodations for up to 100 people year round (160 April - Nov.), and complete meal or snack service is available in our Marian Hall cafeteria. Many areas of the campus are Wi-Fi enabled, and audio/visual equipment is available upon request.

Villa Maria  Marian Hall

Marian Hall features numerous distinct meeting spaces. From two to more than 100 people, your group will find a room that perfectly meets your needs. Air conditioned, Wi-Fi enabled lounge areas are available for more informal get-togethers, and with 60 private sleeping quarters that can house up to 100 people, large groups can comfortably meet overnight without ever stepping outside.

Villa Maria  Ursuline Hall

Our unique octagon-shaped conference center can comfortably seat up to 125 guests. Adorned with windows on all sides, Ursuline encourages guests to enjoy our beautiful natural surroundings. Located just feet from Marian Hall, which offers overnight accommodations for up to 100, Ursuline is the perfect venue for hosting multi-day events, including weddings.

Villa Maria  Woodhaven Lodge

With a full kitchen, beautiful hardwood-constructed indoor space for up to 100, an elevated deck, and a meadow area complete with a volleyball court, this fireside meeting place is ideal for large groups who wish to refresh and renew amidst the great outdoors.

Villa Maria  Dining

With a large cafeteria and commercial kitchen in Marian Hall, we will work with you to develop a meal plan for your group – whether you just need snacks and beverages or three squares a day. 

Villa Maria  Chapel

The chapel in Marian Hall is a wonderful place for groups or individuals to engage in quiet reflection and renewal of spirit. Surrounded by intricate stained glass windows and highlighted by the famous Rose Window illuminating the altar, our chapel is also a beautiful setting for private services of any kind.

Villa Maria  Weddings

The Villa campus features a number of unique and beautiful spaces for wedding ceremonies. Our lovely Chapel (see above for more info) seats 60, with a piano and sound system available. Ursuline Hall can be arranged specifically for your wedding group and guests, with seating for up to 100. Piano and sound system is also available in Ursuline. The Villa grounds, with acre upon acre of woods, flower gardens and meadows, are beautiful any time of year and provide an outstanding backdrop for wedding photos.

For more information about Villa weddings, click here.

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