A Brief History

Villa Maria, formerly Villa Maria Academy, was built in the 1890s as a school by the Ursuline Sisters of the Central Province, a group of Catholic nuns based in St. Louis. Marian Hall, the main building, was built in the 1940s along with several other structures that were converted into a retreat and conference center in 1969.

In 2019, Villa Maria reopened as a venue for weddings and other events, and in 2020 lodging rooms will be added.

Weddings & Celebrations

Multiple Event Venues

Capacity for 300 Guests

Villa Maria has a variety of event areas, both indoor and outdoor. Catering is handled on-site, and it is currently managed by the University Club of Saint Paul. The University Club has played host to weddings and other special events for over 30 years.

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Service Staff
Full Catering

Magnificent Surroundings

Staying at Villa Maria

Lodging will be available at Villa Maria in 2020. More specific information will be added here as it becomes available.

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