A Romantic French Villa

Set on 3000 Acres Perched by Lake Pepin in Historic Old Frontenac, Minnesota

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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 will reopen as a venue for weddings and other events, and in 2020 lodging rooms will be added.

Weddings & Celebrations

Celebrate your special occasion at the historic Villa Maria.
Open for weddings and other events in late 2019.

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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Staying at Villa Maria

Lodging will be available at Villa Maria starting in early 2020. Please click below to receive updates on precisely when the lodging will be available, along with other updates on happenings at the Villa.

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60 Rooms & Suites
Wireless Internet Access
Continental Breakfast

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