Conference Facilities & Services

Located among the hills above San Ramon Valley, San Damiano Retreat  provides a unique environment for conferences, meetings and retreats. Using our center can enrich, inspire and revitalize your group.

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.

Services and Amenities

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  • Professional staff service and hospitality
  • Full service dining room able to seat up to 130 people, serving buffet-style meals
  • Food and beverage service for socials and breaks upon request at additional cost
  • Chapel that seats up to 140 people with a piano
  • 6 spacious conference rooms
  • 78 bedrooms (twin/queen/double) with private baths and individual A/C or heating with linens provided
  • 55 wooded acres with trails, gardens, fountains and a labyrinth

Guest Information

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Lisa Briones, Manager of Hospitality

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 Briones, our Manager of Hospitality. We welcome you to schedule a site visit to get a taste of our Franciscan Hospitality with a tour of the facility.
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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 Pleasanton
  • 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[/expand]