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Frequently Asked Questions

Our event spaces are easy to get to, handicapped accessible, and have plenty of parking.

We can’t wait to welcome you to our beautiful grounds for your event. Here are some questions that frequently arise while planning a wedding or other gathering.

Where are you located?

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods is just a short distance from downtown Terre Haute, Indiana—about an eight-minute drive from the Vigo County Courthouse. We are convenient to I-70 and just a few miles from the eastern Illinois border. The Indianapolis International Airport is less than 75 miles away. See full directions to the Woods.

What spaces are available to rent from the Sisters of Providence?

Whether your event is small or large we have several venue spaces. For large events O’Shaughnessy is perfect for weddings, conferences and other celebrations. The Lobby that adjoins O’Shaughnessy makes the perfect space for more intimate gatherings like a cocktail reception or even a wedding ceremony or vow renewal. The Foley Room is great for meetings, small parties and programs. Outdoor spaces like the Lodge can be used for picnics, al fresco weddings and reunions. See all of our rental spaces.

How much does it cost to rent O’Shaughnessy Hall?

Prices vary depending on when and how long you need the space. To see more details go to our pricing packages.

Who provides the food and what can I expect?

Whether you’re ordering lunch for a meeting, planning a reception for 200 or stressing out about a five-course dinner for a visiting VIP, our exclusive caterer, Aladdin, offers the complete range of services to ensure your event is a stellar success. Their chefs are culinary all-stars, and they love making custom menus, as well as classic comforts, that are not just healthy and delicious, they’re locally and humanely sourced. Their experienced staff can execute your vision with unparalleled service and taste.

Is alcohol permitted?

Yes, but alcoholic beverage service must be arranged with our exclusive caterer, Aladdin. It is against Indiana state law to bring any outside alcohol to the grounds.

What about dancing?

You and your guests can dance the night away on our large dance floor provided with the rental of O’Shaughnessy.

What type of equipment is available for media presentations?

We have a variety of audiovisual equipment for use at your event. This would include sound equipment, video projectors, and large screens. If you prefer to use a third party we will gladly work with your choice of vendors. There are also large screen televisions in the Lobby and the Foley Room.

Can we decorate the event space?

Is your event rustic? Perhaps you have a more formal theme? Although O’Shaughnessy is quite beautiful on its own you still may want to personalize it for your event. Our venue manager will be happy to show you or your wedding planner how you can make the space perfect for your celebration.

When can we have access to the facility for decorating?

For Saturday events in O’Shaughnessy Hall, setup can begin as early as 1pm on Friday and 9am on Saturday.

What about parking?

There is ample parking both on the south and west sides of the Providence Spirituality & Conference Center with several spaces designated as handicapped for the convenience of your guests.

Is the space accessible for guests with mobility limits?

All of our spaces are handicapped accessible so everyone can enjoy your event.

Is security available?

Yes. In fact, it is required at all events with groups over 100 serving alcohol. Additional fees may apply.

Top image photo credit: Dawson Photography

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