Event Services / Winona


Saint Mary’s University Winona Main Campus



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
  • Air-conditioned
  • Technology-ready
  • 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
  • Air-conditioned

Saint Mary’s Hall:

  • Twenty-one (21) classrooms and conference rooms that seat up to 40 guests
  • Air-conditioned lecture halls and classrooms
  • Technology-ready

Athletic Facilities:

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.

University 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:

  • Televisions
  • 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.

Alverna Center

The Alverna Conference Center, constructed in 1925, is a gracious conference center and guest house located on the beautiful Saint Teresa Campus of Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. Prior to the closing of the College of Saint Teresa in 1989, Alverna was home to the Sisters of Saint Francis, who sponsored the College. The building was completely renovated in 1993-94. 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.

The Alverna Center offers 26 comfortable guest rooms on the upper floors featuring: either 1 full size bed or 2 twin size bed, a private bathroom, air conditioning, phone, cable TV, and free WIFI. Guest rooms come with bedding and towels.

Street Address:
Alverna Conference Center
1175 W. Wabasha
Winona, MN 55987

Chapel of Saint Mary of the Angels

The Chapel of Saint Mary of the Angels was built by the Sisters of Saint Francis as the crown jewel of the Saint Teresa Campus. The Chapel is operated by Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota under the auspices of the Diocese of Winona-Rochester. Written guidelines are provided to help you prepare for your wedding day at the Chapel with appropriate respect for the sacred character of the place and with careful regard for the realities of sacramental marriage.

Couples interested in the Chapel of Saint Mary of the Angels may call the Director of Event Services & Camps at (507) 457-6921 up to sixteen months in advance of the wedding date.

Chapel of Saint Mary of the Angels
1175 W. Wabasha
Winona, MN 55987





Brother Leopold Hall




Pines Hall




Gilmore Hall




Hillside Hall




Skemp Hall




Saint Benilde Hall

Brother Leopold Hall

Brother Leopold Hall is the newest residence hall on the Winona main campus. Several room layouts are available within this building:

  • Single-occupancy suites
    • Two single-occupancy bedrooms conjoined by a full private bathroom
  • Double-occupancy suites
    • Two double-occupancy bedrooms conjoined by a full private bathroom
  • Apartments
    • Two double-occupancy bedrooms/One double-occupancy bedroom and two single-occupancy bedrooms/Four single-occupancy bedrooms
    • Full private bathroom, kitchen and living room
  • Triple Apartments
    • Three single-occupancy bedrooms
    • Full private bathroom, kitchen and living room

Lounges and study spaces with computers and printers are located on the first and third levels. Laundry rooms are located on the basement and second levels. An exercise room is located in the basement level. This building is air conditioned.

Pines Hall

Pines Hall is set up with double-occupancy rooms that include:

  • Two beds
  • Two closets
  • Two desks
  • Full bathroom

The main level features a large lounge space, a study room with computers and a printer, and a laundry room. The second floor features a lounge with a kitchen. This building is air conditioned.

Gilmore Creek Hall

Gilmore Creek Hall is set up as double-occupancy suites. Each suite includes two bedrooms for two occupants each conjoined by a private bathroom. Located near walking trails and The Woods 18 Hole Disc Golf Course.

  • Four beds
  • Four closets
  • One full bathroom

Gilmore Creek Hall features a lounge and kitchen on each of the two floors. This hall is air conditioned.

Hillside Hall

Hillside Hall is one of the largest residence halls on the Winona main campus. The rooms are double-occupancy spaces with full private bathrooms. Three classrooms are located within the building. The upper and lower two levels feature lounges with a kitchen. The basement level features a game room with ping pong tables. Two laundry rooms are located within the building. This building is air conditioned. Rooms include:

  • Two beds
  • Two closets
  • One full bathroom
Skemp Hall

Skemp Hall is located conveniently close to the Toner Student Center and is connected to Saint Mary’s Hall. Rooms are double-occupancy and include:

  • Two beds
  • Two desks
  • Walk-in closet
  • Sink

The hallway features a row of individual shower rooms and bathrooms. Each floor features a laundry room, lounge and study area with a computer and printer. The third floor lounge includes a kitchen. This building is not air conditioned.

Saint Benilde Hall

Conveniently located near the Recreation and Athletic Complex and Ice Arena, Saint Benilde Hall houses hockey and volleyball campers.

Rooms include:

  • Two beds
  • Two closets
  • Two desks
  • Sink

Saint Benilde Hall features traditional dorm-style bathrooms, a laundry room and a lounge on every floor. This hall is not air conditioned.

Food & Beverage


Saint Mary’s University takes pride in our food service provider, Chartwells, which features fresh, made-from-scratch meals. Buffet-style meals utilize a traditional all-you-can-eat service. Hot and continental breakfasts are available with fresh eggs, hot potatoes, pastries, juices, cereals, and of course, piping hot coffee. Lunch and dinner offer a variety of entrées with the traditional accompaniments, a full soup and salad bar, and dessert selections. A full complement of beverages is available at each meal. Special dietary needs can be arranged as needed. Conference groups may elect to have all buffet-style meals or mix and match with catered food. Catering for banquets, snacks, breaks, parties, receptions, and picnics is also provided. Our professional staff is capable of providing delicious, attractive selections, from elegant dinners to theme buffets.

All guests hosting a catered event on campus must go through the Office of Event Services.
I am a university faculty/staff member or student.



Fresh Scrambled Eggs Buffet
Selection of Chilled Fruit Juices
Seasonal Fresh Fruit Platter
Fresh Scrambled Eggs
Crisp Bacon or Smoked Ham or Sausage
Breakfast Potato
Coffee or Tea

Continental Buffet
Choice of Chilled Fruit Juices
Seasonal Fresh Fruit Plate
Fresh Breakfast Pastries
Coffee or Tea

French Toast Buffet
Selection of Chilled Fruit Juices Seasonal Fresh Fruit Platter
Cinnamon French Toast or
Pecan Pancakes
Crisp Bacon or Ham or Sausage
Breakfast Potato
Assorted Pastries
Coffee or Tea

Chicken Divan Brunch
Selection of Chilled Fruit Juices
Seasonal Fresh Fruit Platter
Breast of Chicken Divan
Waffles with Maple Syrup
Crisp Bacon or Ham or Sausage
Breakfast Potato
Assorted Pastries
Coffee or Tea

Bakery Selections

Morning Glory
Orange Almond
Granny Apple
Chocolate Chip
Raspberry Crunch

Cake (Iced or Plain)

Cinnamon Raisin

Quick Breads
Poppy seed
Orange Cranberry

Chocolate Chip
Peanut Butter
Oatmeal Raisin

Chilled Luncheons

Served Luncheons

The Sunrise Hawaiian Chicken Salad
Chunks of pineapple, grapes and nuts combined for a refreshingly Hawaiian taste. Served on a bed of greens.

Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad
Marinated and grilled chicken breast, served on a bed of crisp romaine lettuce, red peppers, garlic croutons and shaved parmesan cheese, all tossed in a creamy Caesar dressing.

Southwest Chicken Salad
Grilled chicken, fresh tomato cilantro salsa, cucumbers, cheddar cheese, olives, and toasted sesame seeds. Garnished with fried corn tortillas topped with lime cilantro dressing on crisp romaine greens.

Grilled Salmon Salad
Grilled salmon on a bed of wild greens drizzled with lime-ginger dressing and garnished with sliced mango.

Blackened Petite Sirloin Salad
Louisiana-Cajun seasoned Petite Sirloin, thinly sliced and served over a bed of wild greens. Topped with sweet red onion, chopped eggs and seasonal vegetables, balsamic dressing and parmesan croutons.

French Style Croissant Luncheon Special
French style croissants . . . Chicken or tuna or ham salad served on croissants. Prepared from fresh ingredients with a mayonnaise base. Served with lettuce and tomato.

Classic Club Sandwich
Smoked turkey, honey ham, crisp bacon, lettuce, tomato and Swiss cheese on a buttery croissant.

Little Italy Sandwich
Pesto grilled chicken breast topped with fresh mozzarella cheese, marinated tomatoes, and lettuce. Served on a garlic herb roll.

Buffet Luncheons

Deli Sandwich Buffet
Choice of smoked turkey, honey glazed ham, Genoa salami, or roast beef. Assortment of domestic cheese slices and freshly baked bread. Lettuce, tomato and red onion slices along with dill pickles, chef’s choice salad, potato chips, fresh fruit, freshly baked cookies or bars, coffee, tea or milk.

Tortilla Roll-Up Buffet
Turkey and ham served with lettuce, onions, tomatoes, and cream cheese with an assortment of flavored flour tortillas. Chef’s choice salad, potato chips, fresh fruit, choice of desert, coffee, tea or milk.

Build Your Own Salad Buffet
Fresh garden greens, grilled chicken, ham, turkey, hard boiled eggs, vegetable toppings, shredded cheese, croutons, petit pan rolls, assorted dressings, fresh fruit, choice of dessert, coffee, tea or milk.

Executive Salad Special
Fresh garden greens, grilled swordfish served with a fresh Kaiser Roll and specialty soups. Choice of dessert, coffee, tea or milk.

Hot Luncheons

Baked Potato Buffet
Baked potato, assorted vegetable toppings, sour cream, shredded cheddar cheese, fresh grilled bacon bits, homemade chili, steamed broccoli florets and con queso sauce. Includes fresh fruit, choice of dessert, coffee, tea or milk.

Pecan Chicken
Chicken breast breaded with fresh breadcrumbs and chopped pecans topped with a light honey glaze.

Creole Pork
Julienne pork loin with tomato, onion, peppers and mushrooms in a slightly spicy sauce.

Baked Meat Lasagna
Your choice of rich noodles in a red sauce with ground beef and a variety of Italian cheeses.

Baked Vegetable Lasagna
Fresh vegetables in a cream sauce with Parmesan cheese.

Penne Pasta with Grilled Fresh Vegetables
A hearty portion of penne pasta served with fresh grilled vegetables and chunky tomato sauce.

Boxed Luncheons

Honey Ham and Swiss Cheese
On white or wheat bread, with side of lettuce and tomato.

Classic Turkey Breast and Provolone Cheese
On white or wheat bread, with side of lettuce and tomato.

Thinly Sliced Roast Beef with Cheddar Cheese
On white or wheat bread, with side of lettuce and tomato.

Chef's Famous Chicken Salad
Chunks of roasted chicken breast, sun dried tomatoes, crunchy celery, and crisp leaf lettuce on a buttery croissant.

Fresh Catch Tuna Salad
Albacore tuna mixed with creamy mayonnaise, crunchy celery, lettuce and tomato on a buttery croissant.

The Sophomore's Favorite
Herb roasted chicken beast with roasted red peppers, herb Havarti cheese, lettuce  and tomato on an Italian Ciabatta roll.

The Eagle Veggie Wrap
Seasoned grilled vegetables, sliced mozzarella cheese and diced tomato with pesto vinaigrette rolled in a flour tortilla shell.


Country Western Picnic
Grilled BBQ Chicken
Grilled BBQ Spare Ribs
Corn on the Cob
Coleslaw or Potato Salad
Dinner Roll and Butter
Watermelon Slices
Choice of Dessert

Poolside Picnic
Char Grilled 5-ounce Strip Steak
Grilled BBQ Chicken
Tossed Salad, Choice of Dressing
Corn on the Cob
Coleslaw or Potato Salad
Dinner Roll and Butter
Baked Potato, Sour Cream and Butter
Choice of Dessert

Carnival Picnic
Grilled Hamburgers
Grilled Jumbo Hot Dogs
Coleslaw or Potato Salad
Potato Chips
Watermelon Slices
Lettuce, Tomato and Onions

Decorated Cakes

If you would like a special design or picture, please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate your request.

Half Sheet Cake (36 cuts)
Half Sheet Cake, Double Layer (36 cuts)
Full Sheet Cake (72 cuts)
Full Sheet Cake, Double Layer (72 cuts)
10” Round Cake (10 cuts)
10” Round Double Layer Cake (10 cuts)


Below is the selection of hot and cold appetizers. You may choose from the following packages.

  • 1 Hot Appetizer and 1 Cold Appetizer
  • 1 Hot Appetizer and 3 Cold Appetizers
  • 2 Hot Appetizers and 3 Cold Appetizers
  • 3 Hot Appetizers and 3 Cold Appetizers

Individually-priced appetizers can be provided upon request.

Hot Appetizers

  • Petite quiches
  • Stuffed mushrooms
    • Sausage
    • Crab
    • Vegetarian
  • Walleye Rosti with garlic mayo dip
  • Baked Brie with fruit (wheel rather than dozen: serves 25-30)
  • Cocktail meatballs
    • Sweet and Sour
    • Marinara
    • Swedish
    • BBQ
  • Buffalo wings with dip and celery
  • Chicken satay with peanut sauce
  • Sesame chicken strips with sesame dipping sauce
  • Asian chicken spring rolls with mango dipping sauce
  • Mini crab cakes with Remoulade sauce
  • Seared scallop on an apple crisp
  • Crab and cream cheese tarts
  • Coconut shrimp
  • Artichoke dip with assorted crackers

Cold Appetizers

  • Assorted canapés
  • Roasted vegetable
  • Stuffed artichoke hearts
  • Silver Dollar Sandwiches
    • Turkey
    • Ham
    • Roast Beef
    • Chicken Salad
  • Jumbo shrimp cocktail with horseradish dipping sauce
  • Seasonal fresh fruit tray
  • Domestic cheese and cracker display
  • Domestic meat and cheese display
  • Fresh vegetables with herb dip
  • Tenderloin Bruschetta
  • Italian Bruschetta


Stuffed Chicken Breast New Hampshire
A 6-ounce chicken breast stuffed with ham and fresh parsley, breaded with fresh breadcrumbs and walnuts served with garlic white wine sauce.

Breast of Chicken Zinfandel
Breast of chicken sautéed with red grapes and white Zinfandel.

Italian Chicken
Seasoned sautéed breaded chicken breast, topped with tomato basil sauce and finished with parmesan cheese.

Lemon-Lime Chicken
Pan sautéed chicken breast with lemon-lime butter caper sauce.

Chicken Portobello
Marinated chicken breast with sun dried tomatoes and portobello mushroom sauce.

Grilled Breast of Citrus Chicken
Marinated in tropical fruit juices and accompanied with a fresh cilantro pineapple salsa.

Tuscan Breast of Chicken
A 6-ounce chicken breast stuffed with fresh feta cheese, sautéed bell peppers and onions, served with a sun dried tomato crème sauce.

Breast of Artichoke Chicken
A 6-ounce chicken breast served with a white wine and artichoke crème sauce.


Roast Pork Loin with Rosemary Au Jus
Seasoned and slowly roasted, sliced and served.

Asian Spiced Pork Tenderloin
Spiced, rubbed and served with mango chutney.

Roast Pork Loin with Apple Chutney
A whole pork loin seasoned, slow roasted and served with slightly sweet and sour apple chutney.


Roast Sirloin of Beef with Marinara Sauce
Choice of New York strip roasted whole and sliced. Served with a rich mushroom and Madeira sauce.

Medallions of Beef Tenderloin
Whole tenderloin slow roasted and served with a rich brown sauce.


Sole with Fresh Salsa
Sole filets baked with fresh herbs served with tomato and cilantro salsa.

Herb Grilled Salmon Filet
Topped with mango chili salsa.

New Orleans Style Seafood Gumbo
A traditional Creole classic with fish, shrimp and spicy sausage.


Tri-Colored Bow Tie Pasta Tuscany
Served with sautéed vegetables, garlic and oil.

Eggplant Power
Topped with fresh mozzarella cheese and plum tomato sauce.

Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms
With spinach, ricotta cheese and topped with roasted pepper sauce.

Vegetable Pasta Alfredo
Tossed penne pasta and vegetables in Alfredo sauce.

Baked Vegetable Lasagna
Fresh vegetables in a cream sauce with Parmesan cheese.

Dinner Buffets

Boneless Chicken Breast
Roast Turkey with Dressing
Baked Lemon Cod
Roast Pork
Tenderloin Tips
Sliced Roast Beef
Honey Baked Ham

Two Entrées
Includes choice of two starches, two vegetables, two salads, dinner rolls and butter.

Three Entrées
Includes choice of two starches, two vegetables, three salads, dinner rolls and butter.

Dinner Accompaniment Selections

Garden Salad
Pasta Primavera
Broccoli, Bacon and Sunflower Seeds
Creamy Coleslaw
Potato Salad

Salad Dressings (Luncheon & Dinner)
Bleu Cheese
Italian Lite
Balsamic Vinaigrette (Chef Prepared)
Champagne Vinaigrette (Chef Prepared)
Raspberry Vinaigrette (Chef Prepared)

Sautéed Green Beans with Pimentos
Baby Carrots with Dill
Prince Edward Blend
Corn with Peppers
Green Beans

Side Dishes
Wild Rice Blend Rice Pilaf
Herb Roasted Redskin Potatoes
A gratin Potatoes
Buttered Fettuccini
Scalloped Potatoes
Parsley Buttered Potato
Whipped Potatoes

Desserts (Luncheon & Dinner)
Lemon Poppy seed Cheesecake
Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
Raspberry Cheesecake with Chocolate
Fresh Strawberry Biscuit Shortcake
Caramel Apple Cheesecake
Chocolate Mocha Cake
Black Forest Cake
Turtle Cheesecake
Key Lime Pie
Fresh Seasonal Berry Tarts
Bostom Cream Pie
Lemon Chiffon Pie

Beverages & Snacks

Iced Tea
Fruit Punch
Premium Punch
Orange Juice
Fruit Juice
Hot Chocolate
Hot Cider (in season)
Bottled Water
Bottled Soda

Beer and Wine available upon request.

Nacho Chips with assorted toppings
Potato Chips with dip
Snack Mix
Trail Mix

Bar Service

Host Bar
A tally of drinks consumed by guests is kept and the client contracting the event is billed.

Cash Bar
Guests pay cash for their drinks.

Premium Bar
Includes premium liquors, domestic and imported beer, house and domestic wine, assortment of soda, mixes and cocktail napkins.

Alcoholic beverages are allowed only in the room in which they  are being served. The client and/or organizers of the sponsoring group where alcoholic beverages are being served will be primarily responsible for the decorum of the event.

Meet the Staff

Andy Modjeski

Andy Modjeski

Director of Catering

Curt Coshenet

Curt Coshenet

Director of Dining Services

Randy Hanson

Randy Hanson

Executive Chef

Sarah Nicklay

Sarah Nicklay

Registered Dietician