Conference Facilities & Services

We provide a unique environment for conferences, meetings and retreats. Using our center can enrich, inspire and revitalize your group. Here is what we feature:

    • A peaceful, relaxing setting
    • Excellent staff service and hospitality
    • 6 spacious conference rooms
    • A full service dining room
    • High speed Internet and AV equipment in conference rooms
    • 78 bedrooms with private baths and individual A/C or heating
    • 50 wooded acres with trails, gardens, fountains and a labyrinth
    • View our Photo Gallery

Our Front Entrance

Our Front Entrance

Fountain & Gardens

Fountain & Gardens


 SERVICES AND AMENITIES

  • Professional staff to help plan your meetings
  • Buffet-style meals served in the dining room which seats up to 130 people
  • Food and beverage service for socials and breaks upon request at additional cost
  • Chapel that seats up to 140 people with a piano
  • Most bedrooms have twin beds with a few queens and double beds
  • Private bath in each bedroom with linens provided
  • Breakout rooms can be arranged

Fireside Lounge, our largest conference room

Fireside Lounge, our largest conference room

Dining Room

Dining Room


SCHEDULING COORDINATORS

Lisa

Lisa: 925-837-9141 ext.303
lisab@sandamiano.org

Mary

Mary: 925-837-9141 ext.304
maryp@sandamiano.org

If you are considering San Damiano as the location for your next event, fill out the Reservation Request Form as soon as you establish preferred dates. You may also call or email Lisa, lisab@sandamiano.org. 925-837-9141, ext. 303

GROUPS THAT USE OUR CONFERENCE FACILITIES AND SERVICES

Here is a partial list of the groups and organizations that have contracted with us to use our facility.

- Holy Names University
– Las Positas College
– St. Mary’s College
– School of Applied Theology
– JFK University
– Contra Costa County
– Alameda County Schools
– Lafayette School District
– Empowering Business Women
– Alum Rock School District
– St. Bonaventure Church
– St. Isidore Church
– Interfaith Council
– Catholic Community of Pleasonton
– St. Elizabeth High School
– Diocese of Oakland Clergy
– Arch Diocese of San Francisco Deacons
– Eritrean Evangelical Lutheran Church
– Lafayette Orinda Presbyterian
– First Chinese Baptists
– Berkeley United Methodists

LIKE US AND COMMENT ABOUT YOUR VISIT

Have the members of your group look up San Damiano on Yelp and make a comment about their experience here. Also, like us on Facebook and write a comment about their stay.

 
 
We are located in the hills above the San Ramon Valley.

We are located in the hills above the San Ramon Valley.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GUEST INFORMATION

San Damiano welcomes both new groups and old friends. Our mission is to provide a peaceful environment of natural beauty for retreats and workshops. Here are a few pdf documents that will help you with your planning:

Conference Guide

Directions and Map

Conference Rooms

Frequently Asked Questions

Trail Map

Courtyard at Twilight

Courtyard at Twilight

Lower Gardens

Lower Gardens


CONVENIENT LOCATION

Our proximity to the major Bay Area airports makes San Damiano an ideal location for hosting your next event. The Oakland International Airport is the closest but shuttle service is available from all the airports. We are easily accessible to the valley and cities to our east as well. You may also want to take some time for vacation and tourism while you are here in the San Francisco Bay Area. DIRECTIONS AND MAP

Our Location

Our Location

Soothing Views

Soothing Views

 

SCHEDULE A SITE VISIT

Come, get a taste of our Franciscan Hospitality with a tour of the facility. Call or email Lisa to set up a tour 925-837-9141 ext. 303, lisab@sandamiano.org.

 

 

Garden Visitors

Garden Visitors

Eritrean Lutherans

Eritrean Lutherans


VISITOR REFLECTIONS

“I want to tell Lisa, Fr. Bucher, and all of the staff what a joy it was to be at San Damiano last weekend. I was a participant in the Awakening Center’s Silent Retreat and it was my first visit to San Damiano. I’m sure you get many comments on the serenity and spiritual nourishment provided by the natural setting as well as your comfortable facilities.”

Paul Seaman
Awakening Center

“On behalf of the catechists who attended the SPRED Catechist Reflection Weekend, I express my heartfelt thanks. Surrounded by extraordinary mountain-valley landscapes and the peaceful Franciscan grounds, San Damiano is an ideal setting for the themes of creation and covenant our catechists reflected on during the weekend.”

Sr. Aurora Pérez, SHF
Director of SPRED

SPRED Catechist Retreat

SPRED Catechist Retreat

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