Ideally located in a secluded portion one of the fastest growing suburbs of Memphis, St. Columba offers a variety of retreat space for as few as 12 to as many as 300.
Day meetings and overnight retreats at St. Columba provide a superb opportunity for businesses of all kinds to reflect, plan and set new goals. Guests have access to all the essential equipment for group meetings such as Wi-Fi, A/V equipment, DVD/TVs and good ole fashioned easels and pads. And the best part, we are only minutes from Interstate 40 at Sycamore View.
Time to Downtown Memphis: 20 minutes
Time to Memphis Airport: 25 minutes
“Our team needed a break from smart phones, text interruptions and fluorescent lights. After our two day team meeting at St. Columba everyone was physically more relaxed, we were connected to each other instead of our laptops, and we produced some of our smartest ideas and concepts – and the deer only interrupted us twice.”
Church & Group Retreats
St. Columba hosts numerous retreats throughout the year, ranging from youth groups to men's Bible studies to women's quilting workshops. Our facilities include quiet areas with wooded views for group sessions, larger areas for workshops, and even A/V equipment for videos. And St. Columba offers a variety of unique and contemplative spiritual spaces, including a large outdoor worship area for group services.
Gatherings and Reunions
“I grew up an only child with a lot of friends who felt like family, last year we invited all of those friends and their expanded families to a cook-out in Gates Pavilion. We spent the day grilling, swimming, fishing, dancing, playing games, and laughing. It was a great way for my children to connect with all of their ‘cousins’ and we are now planning next year’s.”
St. Columba also provides catering services and has overnight accommodations for up to 75 people. Other activities include: lake, fishing, canoes, hiking trails, pavilions, mud hole, rope swing, outdoor chapels, stations of the cross, and more. Call us today so we can help plan your event.
St. Columba can host a variety of outdoor and nature-oriented Christian weddings. Connect to each other and your guests in our serene outdoor chapel, under the stars, by the lake, under the wooden cross at Van Der Horst, or in one of our cozy lodges. See more information here.
“We both have large extended families so we wanted an intimate space that could accommodate 100 guests for our rehearsal dinner. Scheibler Lodge was the perfect setting with a fire crackling in the fireplace and beautiful views of the sunset it was perfect.”
Personal and Couples Retreats
The secluded hermitages at St. Columba are often booked for personal retreats, mini-sabbaticals, and couples "re-connect" weekends. Consider taking some time to reflect... far away from the cell phone and laptop.
“For our anniversary, everyone told us we needed to “get away from it all.” So I booked a Hermitage for the weekend and spent the next few days hiking the trails, fishing in the lake, and re-connecting with the guy who was waiting at the end of the aisle for me 10 years ago and will be there with me 10 years from now.”