Conference Facilities at Malvern Retreat House
Our Conference Facilities are available for private retreats and events during the day, midweek, evening and weekends throughout the year; if you have a date in mind, we will be happy to check for availability. Groups return year after year to enjoy the atmosphere of prayerful reflection throughout our buildings and grounds, whether in our magnificent Chapels, Oratories, and Sacred Shrines, or our majestic woodland walking paths, Outdoor Grotto and Stations of the Cross. We also feature a well-stocked Catholic gift shop on the premises. We look forward to helping you plan a refreshing spiritual get-away for your group.
We offer two main choices for your retreat: the McShain-Horstmann Family Life Center, or our Main Retreat House and McShain Conference Center.
McShain-Horstmann Family Life Center
A gateway to serenity
A beautiful, bright foyer greets you upon arriving to the McShain-Horstmann Family Life Center at Malvern Retreat House.
The Family Life Center is a one-story facility with 50 air-conditioned rooms with private baths for individuals, couples and family members. Each room has a double bed and a single bed and a private bath. Four rooms are fitted for wheelchair accommodation, and contain one double bed.
The Family Life Center includes a magnificent Chapel / Conference Room, two smaller Conference Rooms, a private dining room, snack room and a reading room. Multi-media equipment for presentations is available at no extra charge; wi-fi is available in designated areas of buildings.
The Stations of the Cross path is situated to the side of the building wrapping around wooded pathways, large trees and vines. The Stations are dedicated to individual families, all represented by a name plate on the Station.
This facility is ideally suited for small or medium-sized retreats for men, women, married couples and families. Many Catholic high schools and young adult groups come here on retreat. In addition, Malvern Retreat House welcomes non-profit groups looking for a place of respite.
The Family Life Center is a premier facility with its amenities. A private chef, wait staff and hospitality coordinator service the needs of each group, regardless of the size. To take a tour of our facilities or to receive more information call (610) 644-0400 or email us.
Main Retreat House and McShain Conference Center
Our Main Retreat House consists of several residential buildings which offer private sleeping accommodations for over 300 people. Each room is dedicated to a saint with a stained glass window on the door. A single bed with sheets and one set of towels, sink and desk adorn each room in the Main Retreat House. Bathrooms are dormitory style in the hallways, which include individual shower stalls. Private oratories, small adoration chapels adorn most of the hallways for private adoration.
The McShain Conference Center offers meeting space for up to 350 individuals. All common areas are air-conditioned (chapels, dining rooms, and meeting areas). The facilities include multiple breakout spaces for large and small groups. The room includes sound equipment and staging; note that our multi-media equipment is available for presentations at no extra charge; wi-fi is available in designated areas of buildings.
Memorial Dining Hall can seat up to 350 people. Generally, retreatants at Malvern are served family-style by our wait staff or, if desired, we may offer a customized buffet. Our delicious home-cooked meals are a time-honored tradition. We are happy to accommodate individuals with special dietary needs or preferences.
Two beautiful chapels can accommodate 150-180 people for private liturgies, prayer or talks. Malvern Retreat House provides everything needed for the celebration of Mass and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.
Book Your Group’s Retreat or Event at Malvern Retreat House
We invite you to visit us, or call Ms. Gerri O’Reilly, Assistant Director of Hospitality, at (484) 321-2517 or email her by clicking here to discuss your group’s particular needs, whether for a weekend, mid-week, day or evening retreat or conference.
Regardless of the size of your group, we will work with you to plan a retreat that fits your needs and budget. Ecumenical and private retreats are also welcome.
Thank you, and we look forward to seeing you at Malvern Retreat House!