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Mount Olivet Conference & Retreat Center
7984 257th Street West 
Farmington, MN 55024-9243

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Phone: 952-469-2175
Fax: 952-469-5564
Email: ssteinhoff@mtolivetretreat.org

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Mount Olivet Conference & Retreat Center provides an ideal setting and expert support for Christian weddings. As you enter into the sacrament of marriage, your ceremony deserves attentive preparation.  The Mount Olivet Pastors, Wedding Coordinator, and Center Staff offer special care to each and every wedding couple. Our Center offers a stunning backdrop for your special memories.

  • Three amazing wedding venues
  • Seasonal gardens for gorgeous wedding photos
  • Dining room with expansive views of the lake and woods, featuring chef-prepared midwest cuisine
  • 18 guest rooms with private gathering space

                                                     

We want to thank you so much from the bottom of our hearts for making our wedding a spectacular success! We've had so many appreciative comments from our guests, and as guests ourselves we had such a lovely time! The wedding day events were so well managed & so beautifully implemented that we were able to focus on our own special journey for that day - the vows & the celebration!

Mr. & Mrs. Duval

 

Ceremony Venues

Chapel Sanctuary

Our beautiful chapel overlooking the rolling prairie, woods and lake accommodates up to 180 family members and guests.  Expansive windows and the vaulted ceiling give the space an open and airy feel.  The chapel features a built-in sound system, grand piano and organ.  The sacristy serves as a staging area for the bride and attendants.

Outdoor Patio

Our beautiful, new patio offers a comfortable, casual backdrop for your outdoor wedding. Nestled amongst mature evergreen trees, the patio features a 12’ brick fireplace. Outdoor seating capacity is for 80 family members and guests.

Outdoor Chapel

Just a ten-minute walk through the woods, our outdoor chapel offers a natural cathedral of trees with only the forest for walls and wooden benches for seating.  Seating capacity is 75 guests.

Arrangement Considerations

  • A Mount Olivet Pastor must serve as the primary Officiant.  You may have a co-Officiant of your choice as well.
  • A Mount Olivet organist/pianist is required to be at all weddings and may assist other musicians or soloists.
  • Chapel and outdoor patio arrangements are made with the Mount Olivet Conference & Retreat Center directly.  Due to retreats in session, weddings are booked for Sundays, Mondays, or Tuesdays and select Fridays or Saturdays.  Friday and Saturday arrangements may require overnight accommodations and meal service.
  • Our 150 acres of natural beauty and our seasonal gardens offer stunning backdrops for family and wedding photos.

Reception Options

Our guests have told us time and again that dining at Mount Olivet Conference & Retreat Center is exceptional.  Delicious midwestern cuisine is freshly prepared by our staff. Locally sourced food is used whenever possible.  Call for menu selections.

Our Trillium dining room offers expansive views of the lake, woods, and rolling hills.  Ambience is heightened by the warmth of the fireplace and our vaulted ceiling.  Enhance this beautiful setting with your personal touch.  Table decorations and linens are arranged by you.

Treat your guests to an intimate social hour while you engage in wedding pictures.  Our outdoor patio or Showy Orchis meeting space provide comfort for guests to mingle as they indulge in punch and appetizers.

Dining capacity:         155 guests in the main dining room and adjacent meeting room                                     
                                    120 guests in the main dining room only

Capacity in the Showy Orchis is 40 guests
Capacity in the Outdoor Patio is 70 guests

Guest Rooms

Your guests will be well-taken care of in one of the 18 guest rooms at the Ruth Cornell House.  Each room offers two double beds, a private bath and complimentary wireless internet access.  A hot breakfast and use of our walking paths, pool, whirlpool, and sauna are included in your stay.  Please call for availability and pricing.

Venue Rental Details

Ceremony:  The venue rental fee includes chairs, audio visual equipment, the sacristy, a table or podium for the guest book/unity candle, and piano or organ.  Guest book, unity candle, and all decorations are the responsibility of the families.

Reception:  Included in your banquet fees are our regular inventory of tables, chairs, glassware, dishes, flatware, blue linen napkins, set up, clean up and meal service.

Catering:     Mount Olivet is proud to provide on-site catering for all events taking place on the property.  Please call for menu options and pricing.  Please note:  no alcohol is allowed onsite.

Deposit Policies:   50% of your total venue rental and reception fees must be received no later than 90 days prior to the event date. 

Final Billing:  The total contract amount must be paid in full 30 days prior to the reserved date.  Within 30 days of the event, add-on guests must be paid for at the time of confirmation. 

Cancellation:   Cancellation within 30 days of your wedding date will result in forfeiture of the total contract amount paid.

Guest Accommodations:  Our all inclusive room rate offers your family and guests comfortable accommodations and a hot breakfast meal.  A family member serves as the coordinator for overnight arrangements.

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