Overview

Group Events at wisdom house

Wisdom House hosts meetings, conferences, and retreats for a variety of nonprofit and for-profit organizations and groups that support and foster growth in spirituality, education, the arts, and ecology. We welcome over 500 groups annually, many returning year after year. We can accommodate groups from 10 to 150, including meals and overnight lodging. Our campus spans 70 acres of meadows, woods and brooks and our indoor and outdoor sanctuary areas encourage meditation, prayer and creative team building.

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DAY RENTAL PACKAGES

Our standard day rental is 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM and includes lunch. Customized packages are available for your breakfast or dinner meeting.
DAY RENTAL PACKAGES INCLUDE: ▶ Setup and use of primary meeting space
▶ Use of facility and grounds
▶ Coffee, tea, and artesian well water available in our 24-hour hospitality rooms
▶ Chef's welcome
▶ WiFi available throughout the facility
▶ Onsite conference coordinator
Additional breakout rooms and audio visual equipment are available for an additional cost.

OVERNIGHT PACKAGES

Our peaceful guest rooms offer the perfect antidote for a busy world. Guests may stay in either the main building or our historic farm house.
MAIN BUILDING:The main building can accommodate up to 150 guests. Guests can opt for a private room or may share with up to three people. We offer both private and shared bath options. Beyond the guest rooms, visitors can relax in cloisters, reading nooks, and sunporches. FARM HOUSE:The Farm House has 13 shared and single bedrooms, which can accommodate up to 18 people. This building has several meeting spaces that can be set up according to your specifications, a sunroom, and a cozy living room with working fireplace. A minimum of 16 people is required to reserve the Farm House. For groups larger than 16, additional bedrooms in the main building are available. OVERNIGHT PACKAGES INCLUDE: ▶ Guest rooms
▶ Three meals per day
▶ Setup and use of primary meeting space
▶ Use of facility and grounds
▶ Coffee, tea, and artesian well water available in our 24-hour hospitality rooms
▶ Chef's welcome
▶ WiFi available throughout the facility
▶ Onsite conference coordinator

FACILITY DETAILS

Wisdom House offers a variety of formal and informal meeting areas for individuals and groups. We can accommodate up to 140 overnight and 200 for day events.
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AUDITORIUM 75' x 35'
Seats 10-145
Adjoining lounge
42' x 16' with Kitchenette
BOUCHARD ROOM 25' x 21'
Seats 20-25
THE CHAPEL 75' x 35'
Seats 100-200
CONFERENCE ROOM 26' x 21'
Seats 30
DAILEY ROOM 20' x 18'
Seats 14-15
LITCHFIELD ROOM 20' x 18'
Seats 16-24
HERITAGE ROOM 21' x 20'
Seats 16-24
SUN PORCH 48' x 10'
Seats 15-20 SOPHIA ROOM 43' x 21'
Seats 40-60 SPRUCE BROOK BARN 25' x 25' Seats 40 TEA ROOM 19' x 29' Seats 12-16

DINING SERVICES

Wisdom is found at the table, both in the awareness of all who provide the meal for us and also in the conversation that is shared at the table.

Wisdom House provides a bountiful buffet of nutritional foods which are mindfully prepared. Our food is locally sourced whenever possible. Meals include salads, vegetables, and protein choices. In an effort toward inclusivity and sustainability, we do not serve shellfish, pork, or beef as entrées. Vegetarian, gluten-free and dairy-free options are available at each meal. Guests with food limitations or who require vegan or celiac meals cannot be accommodated but may bring their own special items that can be stored in the refrigerators and heated in the microwaves in one of our kitchenettes.

Guests also have access to our 24-hour hospitality rooms that offer fresh coffee, tea, and artesian well water. We encourage guests to bring their own water bottles to minimize our impact on the environment.

Chef Margaret Jacobs
Margaret Jacobs, Head Chef at Wisdom House, is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, NY. Before coming to Wisdom House, Chef Margaret worked at the United Nations Plaza Hotel, One Fifth Avenue Restaurant, and EF Barrett and Company. She was also the owner and operator of Hannah’s Bakery and Catering.

Chef Margaret's passion for the culinary arts inspires her to produce the fresh creative meals Wisdom House is known for.

“The food service is my favorite experience here. All delicious, fresh, and nutritious. I love the vegetarian options. I wasn’t expecting that, so I was pleasantly surprised. I ate very well this weekend. Thank you so much to the food service team!”

AMENITIES

▶ Breakfast, lunch, and dinner buffets
▶ Coffee, tea, and artesian well water available in our 24-hour hospitality rooms
▶ Chef's welcome
▶ Ten meeting spaces
▶ Outdoor labyrinth
▶ Seasonal outdoor pool
▶ Chapel
▶ Art gallery
▶ Additional breakout rooms with primary meeting space
▶ WiFi available throughout facility
▶ Audio visual equipment available
▶ Onsite conference coordinator
▶ Two kitchenettes with refrigerators and microwaves for guest use
▶ Bookstore

2019 EVENT PRICING

Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center offers standard day meeting and overnight rates. To get a rate for a program tailored to your specific needs, please contact our Conference Coordinator, Carol Gould, at (860) 567-3162 or submit an event inquiry form. DAY MEETINGS: $50 per person - includes lunch
OVERNIGHT - MAIN BUILDING: One night/three meals starting at $116.00 per person
Two nights/six meals starting at $207.00 per person
OVERNIGHT - FARM HOUSE: One night/three meals starting at $2,480.00 per group
Two nights/six meals starting at $4,320.00 per group

All overnight stays include three 3 meals per person/per day.
Payment options include cash, check, or credit card.

 
Wisdom House is the perfect venue for the Pipers Gathering – everyone staying and working at the same location, practice and lesson rooms, outstanding food, a dedicated and helpful staff. Thank you.
Bob & Karen Kennedy
This is my first stay at your welcoming facility. Many thanks to all of you – seen and unseen – for all the hard work you do to create and maintain this place of repose and reflections. Even with all the IWWG activity, I was held gently in the abiding quiet you steward. The grounds are lovely. The food delicious, and the rooms comfortable. Thank you for using your celestial connections for getting such a pleasant weather this week.
Zaya Run
On behalf of the Adult Spiritual Growth Committee at Simsbury United Methodist Church, I want to thank you for the lovely weekend we’ve had retreating from our normal routines at Wisdom House. The arrangements you made for us were so thoughtfully done, and all our sessions went smoothly. We enjoyed the labyrinth, quiet time in the chapel, and the fabulous food. I know you didn’t arrange the weather, but the sunshine spilling through the windows during our breakout sessions in the afternoon was really beautiful.
Johnnie Denton
Hospitality is a sign of God’s presence no matter from which tradition you come. The open hearted generosity of the people at Wisdom House quickly makes you at home.
Rabbi Rami M. Shapiro