Marywood Retreat & Conference Center

Saint Johns, FL View map Visit website
Rating 5.0 out of 5
   9 reviews
$6k - $10k For 100 Guests
Up to 200 guests


$6k - $10k For 100 Guests
Up to 200 guests

Marywood Retreat & Conference Center is a waterfront wedding venue located in Saint Johns, Florida. This private event venue is comprised of 100 acres of beautifully tranquil grounds boasting riverfront views, towering live oak trees and lush gardens. Marywood offers functional banquet spaces, overnight accommodations, and impeccable cuisine and service to make for an unforgettable wedding celebration. Whether you want an intimate gathering or a grand soiree, the professional staff will work with you to bring your vision to life and ensure that your event is a success!

Facilities and Capacity

Set on the lush, tranquil riverfront banks of the St. Johns River, Marywood Retreat & Conference Center offers a stunning backdrop for your once in a lifetime occasion. The venue provides both indoor and outdoor reception options to host a beautiful ceremony and reception, accommodating upwards of 200 guests.

Services Offered

Marywood Retreat & Conference Center offers many services to ensure a seamless and stress-free wedding experience. The venue is also available to host engagement parties, bridal showers, and rehearsal dinners. The wedding-related services the property provides includes:

  • Accommodations
  • Bridal suite
  • Cleanup
  • Event planning
  • In-house bar
  • In-house catering
  • Outside specialty vendors
  • Setup
  • Wireless internet
  • Barware
  • China
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens


Marywood Retreat & Conference Center provides the convenience of in-house catering, as well as supplying all needed barware, china, flatware, glassware and linens. The wedding catering services offered includes:

  • Buffet
  • Cocktail reception
  • Dessert
  • Family style
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Outside cake
  • Server(s)
  • Stations
  • Tastings

Other Services

In addition to catering, Marywood Retreat & Conference Center also offers in-house bar services for your special day. The wedding bar services they provide include:

  • Bartender(s)
  • Champagne toast
  • House beer
  • House liquor
  • House wine
  • Open bar
  • Premium liquor
  • Signature drink
  • Specialty beer
  • Specialty wine


Marywood Retreat & Conference Center is located in the St. Johns and Switzerland area of north Florida. This breathtaking retreat center and private event venue is nestled along the banks of the St. Johns River, just minutes from the greater Jacksonville and St. Augustine areas.

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What kind of settings are available?

Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Get Ready Rooms
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Set Up

What catering services do you offer?

Cocktail Reception
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake

What bar services do you provide?

Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What food and beverage items are available?


What transportation and access is available?

Wheelchair Access
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    Miryam C. Married on 11/07/2020
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    This was the best of our lives so far! :)

    Thank you a million times over for the best experience! The event coordinator, Ansley, is the absolute best & we had our dream outdoor wedding with zero stress! We love Marywood! :)
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    Pauline Married on 10/12/2019
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    Absolutely beautiful venue and amazing staff!!

    Everything about Marywood was absolutely perfect!!!! The venue itself is so beautiful after all the renovations. We spent Friday-Sunday there. The villas were brand new and so nice inside. We had the rehearsal dinner out on the dock with around 60 people there was plenty of room and the sunset was beautiful out on the water. Everyone loved the food for both the rehearsal dinner and reception. Last but not least Ansley!! She was absolutely amazing to work with and is the sweetest person you’ll ever meet! She dealt with all my emails and met with us multiple times and was so accommodating! We didn’t have to worry about anything on our wedding day because she was on top of everything and had everything handled. Everyone loved her!
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    Diane W. Married on 07/20/2019
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    We had our daughter’s reception at the beautiful Marywood Retreat Center. I can’t say enough about the entire staff and Ansley, Matt and the chef. From the moment we called Marywood to inquire about the venue to the day of the reception, Ansley (and Matt) were always very responsive, going above and beyond to meet any requests and handle last minute changes. Ansley was a blessing during the entire process always providing recommendations and suggestions to make this a truly perfect reception! The bridal suite was perfect for all of the bridal party to get ready and the breakfast and brunch provided by the chef was so delicious! We have received many compliments from our guests on how beautiful the riverfront property, the River Room and everything was, the tentativeness of the staff during cocktail hour through dinner until the grand exit. The food was so delicious and the chef was accommodating to special requests. We also had many guests stay in the lovely renovated overnight villas, and they had a very comfortable stay with great service provided by the staff at Marywood. I would highly recommend Marywood, Ansley, Matt, the chef, and the entire staff at Marywood for any wedding or other event. They are the best in the business for providing top notch service and a truly memorable event!


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