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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

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Exquisite beauty. Straightforward planning. Attentive service.

Our guests have told us time and again that a celebration at Mount Olivet Conference & Retreat Center is exceptional. Our 150-acre setting provides privacy for a truly personal experience. The extensive campus exemplifies the simple beauty of nature. Our delicious cuisine is freshly prepared by our trained Chef and presented by caring staff. And our use of locally sourced food emphasizes our deep commitment to our corner of the earth.

Event Venues

Chapel Sanctuary

Walk down the aisle as you look east to the lake. Join hands and exchange vows while being framed by nature’s splendor. Expansive windows and vaulted ceiling give our chapel an open and airy feel. The chapel features a built-in sound system, grand piano, and organ and can seat 150 guests.

Chartres Labyrinth

Set your stage.  Create intimacy for you and your guests in this rare garden setting.  Intentional native plantings and a hand-laid brick pathway create a unique ceremony in the round.  Our Chartres Labyrinth is the perfect landmark to symbolize the joining of two lives and your journey as a couple.

Outdoor Patio

Linger amidst our gorgeous corner gardens and enjoy the warmth from our 12’ stone fireplace.   Nestled among mature evergreen trees, this natural space sets the mood for your outdoor wedding or social hour. Outdoor seating capacity of 60.

Chapel, Meditation, Patio, Labyrinth Gardens

Stroll our tree-lined grounds and visually explore our cultivated native flower gardens.  Their color and texture add dramatic interest to our setting and offer a striking backdrop for wedding and family photos.

Trillium Dining Room

Dine in the tradition of simple Scandinavian elegance. Clean lines and a cozy feel with natural and wood elements describe our Trillium Dining Room. Wall length eastern and southern views merge the structure of the room with the natural environment.  This 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. Seated capacity is 120.

Showy Orchis

Dance until your heart is content.  The Showy Orchis offers a similar natural elegance with high ceilings and views to the east. Close to reception festivities, this dedicated space enables the music to play while guests in the adjacent dining room can talk comfortably.

Guest Rooms

Your guests will be well-taken care of in one of the 18 guest rooms in 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.

Venue Rental Details

Ceremony:  The venue rental fee includes our regular inventory of chairs, basic audio visual equipment, the sacristy, a table or podium for the guest book and 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, set up, clean up and meal service. Wedding couple may rent alternative supplies from an outside vendor.

Catering: Mount Olivet Retreat Center is proud to provide on-site catering for food for all events taking place on the property. Wedding couple may hire a licensed, outside bartender for wine, beer, and champagne from our list of approved vendors.

Deposit Policies:  50% of your total venue rental and reception fees must be received at the time the contract is signed. This confirms your reservation.

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 60 days in advance of your wedding date will result in forfeiture of the deposit. Cancellation within 30 days of the wedding date results in payment of the event as if it occurred.



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


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