Plan your dream wedding at Providence Spirituality & Conference Center. Saint Mary-of-the-Woods is the ideal place to hold a wedding ceremony and/or reception. The Woods ties nature and elegance together with its breathtaking outdoor landscape and particularly ornate buildings.  Our facilities range anywhere from rustic-cabin to elegant and luxurious. Your wedding day is sure to be special and most memorable at the Providence Center in Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana.



Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto

The Ceremony

 Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto (see photos)

There is just something about the charm of an outdoor wedding ceremony that makes it such a memorable experience. Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto is located on northwest campus. It is  a beautiful setting that doesn’t take much to decorate, but is also flexible in allowing additional decorations. It is conveniently located near The Lodge, which can be used for a dressing room or other accommodations you might wish for on your wedding day.

O'Shaughnessy can be set up for both a ceremony and reception

O’Shaughnessy can be set up for both a ceremony and reception


 O’Shaughnessy Dining Room

Why not keep it all in one location? This spacious room is absolutely stunning and will make for a perfect wedding ceremony and reception. O’Shaughnessy Dining Room is a lovely space that will set just the perfect mood for your wedding.





O'Shaughnessy Dining Room

O’Shaughnessy Dining Room

The Reception

The reception is perhaps the most tedious part of planning a wedding. Here at Providence Center, we make it as easy for you as possible! Not only are our reception venues beautiful, but they are in a very convenient location and also offer catering services.  Let us help take the weight off your shoulders. Look into our venue options:

O’Shaughnessy Dining Room (see photos)

Upon opening the entrance doors, your guests will be blown away by the breathtaking beauty of the O’Shaughnessy Dining Room. It is perhaps one of the most outstanding reception venues in the Wabash Valley. It was built in 1920 and holds a unique character that can’t be found in just any venue. The room can hold up to 450 guests.

It is also an option to host your ceremony and reception together in O’Shaughnessy Dining Room. The room can be easily arranged for both events, to your convenience.

Lodge with trees

The Lodge

The Lodge (see photos)

Looking to take a more rustic approach to your wedding? We’ve got it. The Lodge is  a small cabin conveniently located near the Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto and behind the Providence Center building. The Lodge can be used for many different wedding events such as bridal showers, dressing areas, rehearsal dinners etc. The lodge accommodates about 25-30 people. Tents can be set up on the grounds near the lodge. This would also make for a great outdoor location for a wedding reception or celebration.

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A meal set-up in O’Shaughnessy Dining Room

The Food

Sodexo Catering Service

One of the most stressful tasks about planning a wedding is trying to figure out a way to feed your guests. No worries at the Providence Center! Sodexo Catering Services is available onsite with a variety of well-appointed and delectable menus. Dinner can be served or presented in buffet style. You can view their menu on the Sodexo Catering Service page.




Saint Mary-of-the-Woods is the ideal setting for weddings and celebrations

The Scenery

The beautiful Woods is filled with trees, romantic bridges and ornate buildings. There is something quite charming about the French heritage that will become apparent upon entering the main gates. The scenery is just the perfect setting for romantic wedding photos.





The Parking

Conveniently located directly Northwest of the Providence Center, the parking lot is free of charge to you and your guests. The parking lot and property is handicap accessible.

Check the availability calendar here


If you would like additional information on the rental of these facilities, contact Tiffany Watson at or call 812-535-2946.