About the Villa Maria

The Villa Maria started life in the mid-1950's as an educational facility for diocesan seminarians.  These grounds still fulfill their original purpose of education and spiritual enrichment today.  Set in a quiet, residential neighborhood, the Villa Maria offers a beautiful view of Lake Springfield.  The gently rolling grounds with dozens of mature trees entice you to take a stroll and unwind.

A path leads from our grounds into Lincoln Memorial Gardens, which boasts a number of well groomed trails for longer walks.  Lincoln Greens Golf Course is also nearby.

The tranquil and reflective atmosphere is continued inside our buildings.  Many rooms offer a spectacular view of the grounds , while keeping you comfortable in our climate-controlled environment.

The Villa Maria would be a wonderful location for the following types of events:

  • Retreats (group and personal)
  • Parish picnics
  • Family celebrations
  • Seminars
  • Training sessions
  • Graduations
  • Rehearsal dinners
  • Showers (wedding & baby)
  • Anniversaries (marriage, job, etc.)
  • Reunion (class & Family)
  • Employee dinners (retirements, anniversaries, employee of the year, etc)
  • Father/son outings
  • Mother/daughter outings
  • Religious or Professionsl meetings