Who We Host – Spiritual Gatherings
When it comes to spiritual gatherings, the University of Maine offers the ideal backdrop. Free of the hustle and bustle of an urban area and set among 660 beautiful, parklike acres, your spiritual gathering will provide participants the opportunity to connect, pray, meditate and commune in an introspective environment, free of the diversions of everyday life.
We welcome groups of all faiths, beliefs and backgrounds to our campus. We believe that each person and group should have the comfort of knowing that they are meeting at a place that welcomes them and respects the diversity of faith that is shared worldwide.
From large faith-based conferences for thousands, to small group retreats for individuals to reconnect with their inner-spirituality, the University of Maine has a variety of venues to choose from. Add to that the options for summer overnight accommodations suitable for individuals and families and on-campus dining and you have all the elements right here, in one place, for a successful event.
If you’re a faith-based or spiritually focused group looking for a local, regional, statewide or national conference site, the University of Maine is an excellent choice. Our largest single gathering space is the Harold Alfond Sports Arena, seating over 6,000 guests at full capacity. Other large venues include the Collins Center for the Arts mainstage, Hutchins Concert Hall seating 1,453 or Wells Conference Center which provides 10,000 sq. ft. of space all under one roof. Plentiful auditoriums, smaller classrooms and conference rooms are located throughout campus and are available for breakout spaces.
For many, attending a spiritual retreat is a great summer getaway to renew and reconnect with the things and beliefs that are important. Our beautiful 660-acre campus offers fantastic, small and elegant venues, high-functioning spaces for active retreats such as yoga, and private outdoor areas for meditation and activities. Our catering team can work with you for any special dietary or spiritual-based needs and requirements.