Facility Rental

We offer the perfect setting for your parish mission, team building, staff meeting, youth/Kairos retreat, team camp, personal get-away, or your unique event designed for a specific purpose. Our Ministry team is available to assist in creating the perfect spiritual component to your vision.  Guest Services staff will ensure that you have the tools to accomplish whatever you envision.  And, our professional kitchen staff will exceed your specific requests to make your stay with us truly memorable.

The
Retreat House

The Retreat House was purchased in 1988 by the Diocese of Lansing. This building features:

  • Two large conference rooms, which can each accommodate up to 70 people, depending on desired set up

  • Two smaller conference rooms for those groups not needing as much space

  • Breakout spaces for small group activities

  • A Chapel

  • ​A dining room

  • 49 private guest rooms - Some share a connecting bath, others use community restrooms down the hall

  • Wi-Fi throughout the building

Click here for the Retreat House Floor Plan

The 
Bethany House

Bethany House, on the grounds of St Francis Retreat Center, is the spiritual life center for the youth of the Diocese of Lansing. This building features:

  • ​One large conference room that can accommodate up to 120 people, depending on the set up desired

  • Four smaller conference rooms on the first floor, can accommodate 10-15 people

  • Breakout spaces for small group activities

  • A Chapel

  • ​A dining room

  • Comfortable gathering areas on the first and second floor

  • 52 double occupancy overnight rooms, each with a private bathroom

  • Wi-Fi throughout the building

Click here for the Bethany House Floor Plans

Dining Services

Meals are served buffet style in one of our two dining rooms. Each dining room has fountain soda machines, juice, and coffee/tea available all day. Our food services staff is normally able to accommodate common special special diets (dairy allergy, gluten free, vegetarian, etc.)

Breakfast: Along with the hot entrées breakfast typically includes a fruit and yogurt bar, oatmeal, cold cereal options.

Lunch: Along with the main entrée and sides, lunches typically includes a soup and salad bar, and light dessert.

Dinner includes a salad bar, along with the main entrée, side dish, vegetable, and dessert. 

Coffee, beverages, breakfast items, and snacks can also be provided to your meeting space. 

Grounds

Our 95 acres includes an open field which is about the size of a football field. Guests of sports camps, band camps, etc. are welcome to utilize this space for practice.

There are several trails of different lengths marked on the property as well. Guests of cross country/running teams are welcome to utilize those for training as well. 

To inquire about facility availability:

Email our events coordinator Bailey Ruedisale at bruedisale@stfrancis.ws with the following information:

  • Your name and contact information

  • Your organization name and retreat purpose

  • Dates/times you are inquiring about

  • Number of meeting spaces needed

  • Estimated number attending

  • Any other pertinent information about your event