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, their 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. They provide both indoor and outdoor venue options to host a beautiful ceremony and reception, accommodating up to 200 guests.
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, rehearsal dinners and elopements. The wedding-related services they provide include:
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 they offer include:
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:
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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Diane Wisniewski · Married on 07/20/2019
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!Sent on 08/22/2019
Kelsey Davis · Married on 05/03/2019
Amazing reception venue!!!
My husband and I loved every minute of our wedding at Marywood. Ansley and Matt were so easy to work with and met our every need! This venue has at all, a church, reception hall, hotel rooms all on the same property! Our guests loved the convince and the view of the river is beautiful. The food was also amazing. We couldn’t have asked for a better venue and staff. Ansley and Matt made our wedding everything we hoped it would be and more!!!!Sent on 05/12/2019
Bethana Bemben · Married on 11/10/2018
Best Venue Ever
Maywood venue and the staff was amazing! Ansley is the sweetest person ever! During a very stressful time, she worked diligently with me to make every detail of my wedding perfect. The venue is newly remodeled and is absolutely beautiful. I could not have dreamed of a better venue for my wedding. The food was amazing, setting was amazing, Ansley was amazing, and all of the other Marywood staff was amazing!!Sent on 12/26/2018