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Our Motherhouse is a place of beauty, creativity, and peace – a treasure we want to share with your organization. The Sisters welcome your organization’s consideration of their historic campus, outdoor areas, new Dominican Center and Arts & Wellness Atrium rooms.

Reserve our Space

Motherhouse Chapel

  • Auditorium (beneath Chapel, lobby, restrooms, stage, piano, projection)

Dining Room

  • Main Dining Room
  • South Dining Room
  • Dining Room Patio

Dominican Atrium

  • Arts Activity Rooms (two sinks, counters, exterior entrances)
  • Wellness Room (small patio, two exterior doors with shutters)

Rosary Building

  • Large Parlor (flexible living room seating)
  • Small Parlor (conference table)

Dominican Center

  • Welcoming Lobby (covered entrance, restrooms, food preparation area, refrigerator)
  • Exterior Courtyard
  • Main Assembly Room (movable partition, hearing loop technology, projector, screen, flexible seating/tables)
  • West Assembly (flat screen TV, flexible seating)  

Outdoor Areas

  • Chapel Courtyard
  • Chapel Lawn
  • West Lawn
  • Community Garden
  • Labyrinth
  • Motherhouse Meadow
  • Olive Tree Paths
  • East Orchard
  • God's Acre (Our Dominican Cemetery)

Due to staffing and kitchen constraints, food services are currently under review and more limited for our guests. Coffee/tea service is no longer available. If you are considering ordering continental breakfast and/or lunch, please call or email to confirm availability on your reservation date. If we can accommodate your group for food service, the menu is based on the chef's selection. Box lunches, catered meals, or special foods can be brought in by your group or delivered from outside vendors if our kitchen is unable to provide food service.

Internet access, projectors and screens, microphones, and other technology are available in certain rooms. Please share your event needs in advance. Onsite IT support staff is not provided.

For more information please contact:

Motherhouse Administrator, S. Mary Virginia Leach
(510) 933-6334, maryv@msjdominicans.org




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