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Welcome to the Alverna Center

The Alverna Center, constructed in 1925, is an elegant conference center and guest house located on Wabasha Street. The building was completely renovated in 1993-94, bringing new life to the space. The lower levels feature a lovely and stately Great Room, solarium, small meeting rooms and a dining room. Although it has been remodeled, the building retains it’s original charm and ambience. Rent one room or multiple spaces to accommodate your event.

The Great Room

The Great Room is a spacious, versatile room that can fit groups of many sizes. Accented by caramel-colored wood and natural light, the room has an elegant feel.

Great Room South

The South Great room is a wonderful longue area great for small group discussion, break out sessions, or social hours.

Solarium

Bathed in natural light, the solarium is a great space for group discussion, meeting, or peaceful reflection.

Dining Room

The dining room is the perfect space for large gatherings. It’s suited for sharing a meal, gathering for games, or discussing a good book.

Chapel of Saint Mary of the Angels

The Chapel of Saint Mary of the Angels was built by the Sisters of Saint Francis. The Chapel is adorned with beauty,  from stained glass windows to gold plated arches.

Alverna at a Glance

The Alverna Center has a wide variety of spaces that would be perfect for your next event. Some the events you could hold are…

    • Meetings
    • Weddings
    • Conferences
    • Reunions
    • Movie Premieres
    • Receptions
    • Retreats

And so much more!

 

Available Spaces

The Great Room

The Great Room is a spacious, versatile room that can fit groups of many sizes. Accented by caramel-colored wood and natural light, the room has an elegant and open feel. At the head of the room is a technology dropdown screen with speakers available for multimedia presentations. Enjoy ample seating with tables and chairs, or clear the room to make space for other activities or large scale events.

The Great Room South

The Great Room South is a wonderful longue area great for small group discussion, break out sessions, or social hours. The natural light in this room makes it a perfect bridal suite.  

The Solarium

Bathed in natural light, the solarium is a great space for group discussion, meeting, or peaceful reflection. This room is a great buffet space for catered events. 

The Dining Room

The dining room is another great open space that can be used for additional dining space or large group activities. The dining room is the perfect space for sharing a meal, gathering for games, or discussing a good book.

Chapel of Saint Mary of the Angels

 This gorgeous chapel was built in 1925 by the Sisters of Saint Francis. The Chapel is adorned with beautiful stained glass windows, gold plated arches, and elegant high alter. This chapel is perfect for Catholic weddings and retreats.  

Accommodations

The Alverna Center offers 24 comfortable guest rooms on the upper two floors with a total of 46 beds. This includes 2 handicap accessible rooms. 

Each room has a private bathroom with tub/shower, air conditioning, and free Wi-Fi. There is also elevator access to both floors. 

Check us out!

If you have any questions or want a tour, fill out our contact form! 

Or contact Lynette Johnson, Director of Event Services, at (507)457-6921 or ljohnson@smumn.edu

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