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St. Columban for Meetings and Gatherings

St. Columban is located in Bellevue, just 15 minutes from Omaha, Nebraska!

Great for graduation parties, anniversaries, birthdays, groups and business meetings.  
Open all year. All denominations are welcome.

The St. Columban campus, located in the heart of Bellevue, NE, is designed to accommodate gatherings of all sizes. The easily accessible meeting room, pavilion and grotto areas are perfect for your get-togethers.

Meeting Room

The Meeting Room is an open, airy room able to accommodate 100 guests for dining, meetings, birthday or graduation parties, family reunions, bridal events and so much more. AV equipment is also available for rent in this area.

A catering kitchen is located off the common area with a sink and plenty of countertop area. Also provided are beverage dispensers and several coffee makers for your use. The kitchen does not have a stove or oven, so please contact us for catering suggestions. The WI-FI and parking are free.

For those who prefer an outdoor venue our beautiful 20-foot by 40-foot pavilion is also available for your event. The pavilion contains fans and lights. There is room if you would like to put up additional tents.  Local artists created a mural of Our Lady of Guadalupe which adorns a nearby building.

Please feel free to walk around the beautiful campus during your visit.  The property has many tree-lined roadways, large open fields for group activities and a beautiful walking path down to a private Grotto where you can meditate on the Stations of the Cross and Stations of the Resurrection. Pause to reflect for a moment at the Memorial Garden displaying the names of martyred Columban Fathers. 

"This place is a hidden treasure! It was perfect for our group. It is tucked away in a little area of paradise, right in the heart of Bellevue. The grounds are beautiful. I will treasure the wedding photos, along with the memories that were made that day."

Contact Information

For more information and to check availability, please contact us using the address, phone and email below. Tours are available by appointment between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. (M-F).   

Rental Coordinator
Dyanne Wendling
Missionary Society of St. Columban
1902 N. Calhoun Street
St. Columbans, NE 68056
Tel: 402-291-1920

Thank you for taking the time to look through our website. We look forward to hearing from you!

Retreat Center Map


From I-80 (Omaha, NE): travel South on Kennedy Freeway, exit at Highway 370 and turn left onto Harlan Drive. Continue east to Galvin Road and turn right, at the next streetlight turn left onto Mission Avenue. Head east two blocks and turn left onto Calhoun Street. Continue to the top of the hill and you will enter the Columban property. The large, brick building as you drive up the hill is the priest residence, continue down the road and take the next left, this will take you right into the parking lot north of the Columban Retreat Center. The access drive in the back of the building is available to offload items, please do not park there.

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Rental Pricing

Meeting Room: $150 all day
Pavilion: $125 all day (8 a.m.-10 p.m.) or $75 for up to four hours
Grotto: $75 for up to four hours
AV Equipment: $25 per day (charged per day for entire stay)
Note: The Columban Fathers themselves are unable to offer guided retreats, groups using the facilities are required to provide their own facilitator. For overnight stays there is a minimum requirement of 10 people in order to rent the Columban Fathers Retreat Center.