Saint Mary’s University Winona Main Campus
With unique architecture and scenic views, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota has a variety of facilities and meeting spaces to accommodate any event. Our main campus rests on 500 acres of the most scenic areas in the country — it is the land Mark Twain wrote about. The quiet, beautiful setting is the perfect place to hold your event. A wide range of facilities and equipment offers venues for meetings, performances, banquets, academic and athletic camps, retreats, workshops and special events. Enjoy a complete conference experience in a uniquely beautiful setting with a staff willing to meet all of your needs.
Office of Event Services
Office of Event Services and Camps
Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
700 Terrace Heights #47
Winona, MN 55987
Monday – Friday, 9:00AM – 4:00PM
Evenings and weekends by appointment
The Performance Center houses the Joseph Page Theatre, Figliulo Recital Hall, and Ben Miller Lobby. Page Theatre is acoustically designed to give everyone the best seat in the house. Theatre seating capacity is 450 with handicapped accessibility. The Figliulo Recital Hall seats 116. The Ben Miller Lobby of the Performance Center is adorned by “The Mediatrix,” a 14-foot by 50-foot fresco, one of the largest in the midwest. Two smaller 16-foot by 13-foot frescos frame the entry.
The Salvi Lecture Hall seats 90 and is located on the third floor of Saint Mary’s Hall, the oldest building on the Winona campus. This lecture hall is equipped with audio/visual equipment.
The Toner Student Center Lounge is used for receptions and small dinners. Large windows offer a scenic view of the bluffs. The room can accommodate groups as large as 150. Easy access from available parking is a benefit.
The Common Room is a 45′ x 35′ air-conditioned room in Saint Mary’s Hall with unique architecture and a 15-foot deep stage. It can be set up reception-style for 150 people, or with seating for 60.
Conference and Seminar Rooms
The Toner Student Center:
- Three (3) meeting rooms
- Dining room for larger events
- Near dining options
The McEnery Center:
- Two (2) classroom-style rooms that seat up to 24 guests
- Four (4) conference rooms that seat up to 12 guests
- Computer lab
Saint Mary’s Hall:
- Twenty-one (21) classrooms and conference rooms that seat up to 40 guests
- Air-conditioned lecture halls and classrooms
Gostomski Fieldhouse encloses more than 200,000 square feet of multi-purpose space. It includes an indoor track and ice arena; 25-yard, 8-lane pool; fitness center; and dance studio. Inside the track, four multi-purpose courts can be used for basketball, volleyball, or tennis. Saint Mary’s University also boasts several miles of hiking/skiing trails and an 18-hole disc golf course, which winds its way through the wooded bluffs. Other outdoor facilities include a challenge ropes course, soccer, baseball and softball fields, and outdoor sand volleyball.
Conveniently located and pleasantly furnished, our on-campus housing accommodations range from double residence rooms with private baths to single residence rooms.
Visit our Housing Accommodations page to learn more about the variety of residence halls available for your event.
Food & Beverage
Chartwells is the exclusive caterer for Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota.
Visit our Food & Beverage page to learn more about their services.
Bookstore – Located on the lower level of the Toner Student Center, the Barnes & Noble bookstore sells a variety of books, office supplies, Saint Mary’s University clothing, cards, gifts, and snack items.
Check Cashing – Checks may be cashed at the Business Office in the lower level of Saint Mary’s Hall.
Copy Services – Coin-operated copy machines are available in the Fitzgerald Library. For large copy projects, copy service can be arranged through Event Services.
Event Services Staff – Professional, trained event services staff are available to attend to your conference needs. One-stop service at the Event Services office in the Toner Student Center makes it easy for you to get what you need, when you need it.
Federal Express – Federal Express packages can be sent from the Toner Student Center Campus Safety desk. All express mail is received at Campus Safety.
Library – The Fitzgerald Library is open Monday through Friday from 8 am – 4:30 pm and can be open additional hours by special arrangement. Call 507-457-1562 for more information or visit their website.
Technology Help Desk – Connect with the Winona Campus HelpDesk to learn more about the technology services available for your event or call 507-457-7800 for more information.
Media support offers you:
- LCD projectors
- Sound systems
- Five (5) technology classrooms
- Access to our Twin Cities campus
- Video conferencing with access to our Twin Cities campus
- Computer labs with both PC and Mac platforms
- Wireless networks
- Professional staff
Cultural and Recreational Opportunities
The Saint Mary’s University Winona Campus is host to a number of pieces of artwork for conference attendees to view while on campus.”The Mediatrix” frescos, “Stairway to the Stars” sculpture and “Gateway to Belief” sculpture are just three of many commissioned pieces of art that adorn the campus. Summer theatrical productions in the Saint Mary’s Performance Center and Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts provide conference attendees and Winona-area residents with a variety of entertainment. Saint Mary’s Winona Campus boasts a peaceful, park-like setting where guests can walk the many miles of hiking trails that wind through the bluffs. Have a quiet moment on our plaza or in the many green spaces, such as Gilmore Creek. Saint Mary’s offers:
- Challenge Ropes Course
- Fitzgerald Library
- Gostomski Fieldhouse
- Ice Arena
- Jul Gernes Pool
- Lillian Davis Hogan Gallery
- Outdoor track
- Indoor track
- Weight room
- Stationary bikes, stair step machines & treadmills
- Page Theatre
- Saint Mary’s Trails
- The Woods Disc Golf Course
- There are also numerous fairs in the area and theater productions throughout the summer months, such as the Great River Shakespeare Festival and the Minnesota Beethoven Festival.
Explore Historic Winona
Various opportunities in the arts, such as the Minnesota Beethoven Festival and the Great River Shakespeare Festival, weekly band concerts at Lake Park, artisan sales at the local Farmers’ Market, and numerous other functions and fairs contribute a variety of activities during your stay. While you are here, take a historical tour or a stained glass tour, go canoeing, eagle watching, antique shopping, hiking, or fishing. The Winona Aquatic Center and La Canne Park are great places for outdoor summer fun for the whole family. Go to Visit Winona for more details.