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Conference Centers for Religious and Spiritual Groups seeking Lodging and Meeting Space


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318 West Main Street
Chester, Connecticut 06412-1026

(860) 322-5770

guesthouse
Guest Capacity
100
Largest Group
100
Largest Meeting Room
80
# of Meeting Rooms
4
Dining Rooms
4
If you would like to use Guest House for a retreat or conference, our staff will work with you to customize your event precisely to your needs.


Guest House is a delightful new retreat and conference center in the scenic Connecticut River Valley. We offer spacious guest rooms with private bathrooms, superb cuisine, and amenities that range from a grand piano in our lobby to wireless internet in every room. Guests can focus on their work without distractions, while enjoying a nurturing and comfortable environment.

Guest House is the center for East Coast Diamond Approach® groups. We also offer the use of our facilities to organizations and teachers who wish to present their own programs. If you would like to use Guest House for a retreat or conference, our staff will work with you to customize your event precisely to your needs.

Our facility is a beautifully renovated country inn on private wooded land, adjacent to a state forest with hiking trails and two neighboring lakes. Conveniently located midway between New York City and Boston, Guest House is easily reachable via major highways or by train.

Guest House is adjacent to the 16,000 acre Cockaponset State Forest, which has many miles of hiking trails. Cedar Lake, a 70-acre lake with a public beach, is less than half a mile away. Nearby attractions include the charming New England village of Chester, with interesting shops and restaurants. Guest House is about 10 miles from the northeastern Connecticut coastline of the Long Island Sound.
Retreat and Conference Food Service
  • Three healthy, expertly prepared meals a day
  • Fresh local ingredients whenever possible
  • Menus can always be designed to include a vegetarian/vegan option
  • Custom menus for groups who wish to serve entirely vegetarian or vegan meals
  • With advance notice, options for individuals with dietary restrictions
  • All-day beverage and fresh fruit service
  • Deluxe afternoon snack and beverage service, if desired, for an additional charge.
Programs - Learn more about our programs...
Travel - Guest House is located midway between New York City and Boston, ten miles north of the Long Island Sound coastline. We are easily accessible by car or train, and we provide free shuttle service from the train station in Old Saybrook. Nearby airports are in Hartford, Providence, and New Haven.
The aim of Guest House is to provide a nurturing, supportive environment that will allow individuals to focus on their work and use their collective energy to develop their human potential, strengthen their organizations, and bring their individual work into the world.
Mission: We create opportunities for transformational work and provide a nurturing environment for those seeking to develop human potential and enrich the world.


Guest House Facility Highlights
  • 42,000 square feet, with all accommodations and meeting rooms in the same building
  • Meeting rooms available for up to 80 people
  • Newly equipped kitchen that can serve over 200 people
  • 48 bedrooms accommodating up to 90 people
  • Private bath in every guest room
  • 17 acres of private wooded land
  • Adjacent to state forest with hiking trails and lake
  • Short drive to Hammonasset Beach (Madison) and Ocean Beach (New London)
  • Multi-level common areas with numerous skylights
  • Grand piano in lobby
  • Wireless internet and cell phone service available throughout the building
  • AV services can be arranged
  • Fully air-conditioned
  • Elevator service
  • Meditation room
  • Tennis Court
  • Near quaint New England towns with interesting shops and restaurants


The name of our retreat center was inspired by the poem The Guest House by Rumi, a 13th century mystic poet.

www.guesthousecenter.org

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Guest Capacity
132
Largest Group
125
Largest Meeting Room
125
# of Meeting Rooms
12
Dining
2
Exhibit Space - in Activity Center
10,225
Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center
Litchfield, CT
Nestled in the foothills of the Berkshires, Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center invites you to an experience of peace and tranquility. Since 1969, Wisdom House has been an interfaith center welcoming women and men who value seeking and learning in a contemplative environment. The center is a ministry of the Daughters of Wisdom of the United States Province.

As a country retreat and conference center, Wisdom House spans 70 acres of meadows, woods and brooks. Indoor and outdoor sanctuary areas and labyrinth encourage meditation, prayer and creative thinking.

Wisdom House has several buildings on its campus. The Farm House, with its fireplace, dates back to 1770. The barn, circa 1925, includes a meeting room. The Colonial Brick House, and outdoor swimming pool, labyrinth, 70 acres of meadows and forests, all comprise the campus of Wisdom House.

Care for the land and spirituality have always been two essential aspect of Wisdom House. Three artesian wells provide water for the center. Social responsibility and environmental consciousness guide the general operations of the center (water, heat, electricity, land, food). The 2007 installation of art windows and glass balcony barrier in the chapel attempt bring “nature” into the worship space.

Our outdoor sanctuaries include one of the first outdoor labyrinths in Connecticut, the Founders' Bell in our Peace Garden, shrine areas, a Peace Pole, and a medieval Mary Garden. The Marie Louise Trichet Gallery is a concrete expression of the connection between art and contemplation.

Wisdom House hosts over 300 groups and sponsors 250 programs/retreats each year. The center is available to organizations for their events when they are consistent with the mission of Wisdom House.
Wisdom House offers a variety of formal and informal meeting areas for individuals and groups up to 132 overnight, 200 daytime.
Wisdom House is at the intersection of Clark and East Litchfield Roads in Litchfield, CT. Guest parking is in the rear. Entry to the Main Building for groups is through the awning covered porch on the left.
Wisdom House is located on 70 acres of forests and meadows with peaceful country roads. The outdoor turf classical 7-circuit labyrinth is available for reflective walking. An outdoor swimming pool is open in July and August. Topsmead state park, with walking trails, is one mile from Wisdom House.
Professional, on-site chef provides tasty and nutritional meals.
Various meeting rooms - 12 spacious conference areas, including: auditorium, rooms with flexible seating, living room with fireplace, and more.
Wisdom House values its location in the historic town of Litchfield, incorporated in 1721. The town provides historic cultural resources to all who visit this area.
The campus of Wisdom House is comprised of the Farm House, the Colonial Brick House, the Marie Louise Carriage House and the Spruce Brook Barn. Groups may choose to stay or meet in these places. These buildings provide a variety of settings for study, writing or challenging interaction.

Wisdom House Retreat
and Conference Center

229 East Litchfield Road
Litchfield, CT 06759-3002

860-567-3163
Fax 860-567-3166

Programs and Retreats

Programs in spirituality, education and the arts as well as retreats and spiritual direction are offered yearly.
Attend one of our programs and retreats. Visit our calendar to review themes, dates and presenters.
Wisdom House is a Catholic organization serving as an interfaith retreat and conference center. The Daughters of Wisdom, owners of Wisdom House, try to set forth an inclusive approach to Catholic spirituality which is based in the scriptures: "Wisdom has build a house and invites all to come" (Proverbs 9,1).

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silverlake
Guest Capacity
174
Largest Group
180
Largest Meeting Room -
# of Meeting Rooms -
Dining -
Silver Lake Conference Center
Sharon, CT
www.silverlakect.org
Weekend Retreats at Silver Lake
Youth fellowship, women's group, men's retreats, confirmation class, school groups: Book now!

Silver Lake has 5 year-round buildings, available for Retreat groups September to May.
We can serve groups as small as 10 and as large as 180.
Each building has restrooms with showers and a meeting space.

Retreat Center
Our oldest retreat building, the Retreat Center, was completely renovated in 2012. In addition to new carpeting, paint, furniture, and bathrooms, structural improvements will make the building more energy efficient and sustainable.

  • The main room offers a large central meeting space as well as cozy conversation areas, each with glass doors leading to porches that overlook our serene woods. A fully equipped galley kitchen opens onto the main room.
  • The two bedroom wings each contain three bedrooms with three twin beds and one end room with four twin beds. Additionally, there are two accessible bedrooms and bathrooms in the main wing. Every room has a porch accessible through sliding glass doors. Three full bathrooms in each wing make staying in the new RC comfortable and convenient.

The Cedars
The largest of our five winterized retreat lodges, The Cedars accommodates a maximum of 54 people in dormitory-style bunk rooms.

  • The Cedars offers 6 bedrooms located on two floors; there are 5 restrooms configured with 9 sinks, 9 toilets, and 6 showers.
  • The Cedars contains a kitchenette appropriate for snack preparation including a full-size refrigerator, microwave oven, and coffee maker.
  • The main room of The Cedars is spacious and includes a very large stone fireplace with a wood-burning stove, tuned piano, and comfortable seating arrangements.

The Pines
The Pines is a two-story winterized lodge that accommodates a maximum of 36 people in dormitory-style bunk rooms.

  • The Pines offers 5 bedrooms and 4 restrooms configured with 5 sinks, 5 toilets, and 6 showers. Two of the restrooms are fully accessible for people using wheelchairs. Three bathrooms are private, single bathrooms.
  • The Pines includes a full kitchen appropriate for cooking. The kitchen includes a full-size refrigerator, microwave, and electric stove/oven. Pots, pans, dishes, and utensils are also available in the galley-style kitchen. The large main room is the perfect setting for meeting space and boasts a large stone fireplace with a wood-burning stove.

The Glen
The Glen is a three-story winterized lodge that accommodates a maximum of 38 people in dormitory-style bunk rooms.

  • The Glen offers 4 bedrooms and 4 restrooms configured with 8 sinks, 6 toilets, and 6 showers. The Glen is accessible for wheelchairs with an elevator/lift.
  • The lower level of The Glen includes a kitchen appropriate for cooking if groups prefer to prepare their own meals. The kitchen includes a microwave oven, full-size refrigerator, and electric stove/oven. Pots, pans, dishes, and utensils are also available in the galley style-kitchen.
  • The Glen boasts a large stone fireplace with a wood-burning stove.
  • The main meeting space is furnished with comfortable seating and large tables appropriate for doing special craft projects or dining. The lower level is furnished with tables for dining and a ping pong table for recreation.

The Lodge
The Lodge is the smallest of our winterized retreat facilities, accommodating a maximum of 18 people.

  • The bedrooms in The Lodge include bunkroom-style accommodations as well as some single beds.
  • There are a total of 4 bedrooms. The Lodge also offers two restrooms configured with 3 sinks, 2 toilets, and 2 showers.
  • The galley-style kitchen offers a microwave oven, full-size refrigerator, and electric stove/oven and lends itself to snack preparation. The main room of The Lodge is comfortably furnished and boasts a beautiful stone fireplace.

Silver Lake Conference Center is the home of the Outdoor Ministries of the Connecticut Conference of the United Church of Christ. Nestled in the picturesque foothills of the Berkshires of Litchfield County, Silver Lake has been welcoming church groups, youth groups, schools, non-profits and businesses, for almost fifty years during the Fall, Winter and Spring.
The standard Retreat Package includes accommodations for two nights and four meals; a "typical" retreat runs from Friday evening through Sunday. We also offer . Call Stephanie Pitman, Business Manager, at 860-364-5526 or email stephaniep@ctucc.org to discuss custom packages.
Activities: High and low ropes challenge courses (September to December and April to May)
Church and Organization Retreats
All kinds of groups looking for space in which to hold their own weekend or weekday retreat program are welcome at Silver Lake Conference Center.
Confirmation Retreats
Silver Lake Conference Center provides Confirmation Retreats annually. Silver Lake provides the resources and the leadership for each retreat and each group is required to bring adult advisors to facilitate the program.
"Welcome one another, therefore, as Christ has welcomed you, for the Glory of God." Romans 15:7



223 Low Road
Sharon, CT 06069

A ministry of the Connecticut Conference of the United
Church of Christ

Call Stephanie Pitman,
Business Manager,
at 860-364-5526
or email stephaniep@ctucc.org
to discuss retreat packages.

www.silverlakect.org


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mercycenter
Guest Capacity 250
Largest Group 225
Largest Meeting Room 225
# of Meeting Rooms
7
Dining
1
Exhibit Space - in Activity Center
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Mercy Center
Madison, CT
Waves lapping the shore . . . towering trees shading the path . . . deep quiet punctuated only by the rustle of leaves, a coastal breeze and the birds and animals who live nearby. It’s these 38 acres of natural beauty that enable Mercy Center to offer such a uniquely hospitable space for exploration of the human spirit in all its fullness.

Join us on your own or with a special someone, for a scheduled program or simply for time away. Or bring a group to which you belong for an offsite meeting that requires a different kind of space. Come for an evening, a day, a weekend or a longer retreat or sabbatical.

Conference Services

Set on nearly 40 acres and 1100 feet of private beach, Mercy Center offers nonprofit, government and business groups a unique setting where learning, planning, exploring and innovating can flourish.

Our conference rooms and packages offer:

  • Five air-conditioned conference rooms in our Main Building can accommodate groups of 2 to 225
  • An auditorium complete with stage – the perfect place for presentations
  • Seascape, a beautiful private building with conference facilities for groups up to 20 people and overnight accommodations for up to 12
Mercy Center at Madison, a sponsored work of the Sisters of Mercy, is a conference and retreat center for human development.
From dawn to dusk, Mercy Center’s Labyrinth Garden, surrounded by sea, sky and the bounty of the earth, offers a unique labyrinth experience.
Each year, Mercy Center enjoys the privilege of hosting meetings for over 350 churches, nonprofit and for-profit groups.
Mercy Center enjoys the talents of three professionally trained chefs committed both to delighting the taste buds of guests and to respecting the earth and those who work it.
If your group needs a higher level of privacy or quiet, SeaScape may provide just what you’re looking for.
Mercy Center’s magnificent, oceanfront property was originally home to Marie Oakes Hotchkiss, the daughter of a Long Wharf shipping merchant. On her death, Miss Hotchkiss left her beloved “Stonycroft” to Yale University for the purpose of establishing a fund to raise the salaries of university professors.
Sabbath for Ministers program provides ongoing opportunities for ordained and lay ministers to "be still" and listen to the wisdom of the spirit as it contiues to call each to health, wholeness and holiness.
Meals, snacks and beverages all freshly prepared by our three inhouse chefs. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served daily in the Mercy Center dining room and feature made-from-scratch pastries, soups, entrees and desserts as well as a full salad bar. Specific food allergies can be accommodated
The weekly, year-long School of Spirituality for those interested in an ongoing study of Christian thought and spirituality.
Spiritual direction for those interested in companionship on their individual journeys.

Mercy Center
PO Box 191
Madison, CT 06443


Programs

Along with the peace and beauty of the shoreline, Mercy Center is privileged to offer a variety of paths to inner growth, including:

Partial-day, full-day, weekend and weeklong programs for individuals on prayer, the arts and spirituality, eco-spirituality, relationships, and more. Many guests also take time to enjoy reflective moments in our Labyrinth Garden .

An abundance of offerings designed to nurture the integration of body, mind, spirit and heart in our Health and Healing Arts programs, including massage, Tai Chi, mindfulness meditation, Reiki and more.

Mercy Center remains a place apart - a place of rare natural beauty, a “sacred place” to many - a place to return to time and again to wake up to all the possibilities of the human spirit.

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Crowne Plaza Southbury
1284 Strongtown Road
Southbury, CT 06488

Guest Rooms - 197
Meeting Rooms - 13
Conference Space - 12,900
Largest Group - 500
Type - Hotel
Venue - Other
Welcome to the Crowne PlazaŽ hotel in Southbury, known as "The Place to Meet". Nestled in the beautiful Litchfield Hills region of Connecticut, our upscale accommodations offer the convenience and comfort you demand. We are located just off I-84, making us the perfect choice for all travelers. Boasting 13,000 sq ft of flexible event space, our hotel in Southbury is the perfect place for your meetings.
Contact Information

Telephone - 203-598-7600

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Trinity Conference Center
79 Lower River Road
West Cornwall, CT 06796

Guest Rooms - 40
Meeting Rooms - 6
Conference Space -
Largest Group - 0
Type - Religious Center
Venue - N/A
Our Mission - To provide nonprofit groups a safe and productive place to plan their service to their constituents and society. Located on a bend in the Housatonic River, just a half-mile from the covered bridge in the foothills of the Berkshire Mountains, on 500 forested acres, the Center is two hours from New York and three hours from Boston. There are 40 Sleeping Rooms with a capacity for 80.
Contact Information

Telephone - 860-672-1000

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Conference Center Directory

Center Name City
State
Telephone Email
Property
Type
Guest
Rooms
Meeting
Rooms
Setting
Crowne Plaza Southbury Southbury CT 203-598-7600 Email
Hotel 197  13  Other
Dolce Norwalk Norwalk CT 203-852-7329   Hotel 120  31   
Guest House Retreat and Conference Center Chester CT 860-322-5770   Spiritual Center 41  Coast - East
Guest House Retreat and Conference Center Chester CT 860-322-5770 Email
Spiritual Center 45  Coast - East
Hilton Mystic at the Aquarium Mystic CT 860-572-0731   Hotel 182  Coast - East
Holy Family Passionist Retreat Center West Hartford CT 860-521-0440 ext. 199 Email
Retreat 164  10  Woods
Incarnation Conference Center Ivoryton CT 860-767-0848 Email
Conference Center 150  11   
Mercy Center at Madison Madison CT 203-245-0401 ext 210 Email
Conference Center 55  Coast - East
Mystic Marriott Hotel & Spa Groton CT 860-446-2696   Hotel  
Sheraton Stamford Stamford CT 203-978-5619   Hotel 440  25   
Silver Lake Conference Center Sharon CT 860-364-5526 Email
Religious Center 150  Woods
Trinity Conference Center West Cornwall CT 860-672-1000 Email
Religious Center 40   
Wisdom House retreat and Conference Center Litchfield CT 860-567-3163 Email
Educational Center 70  12  Woods



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