Planning an Event at Marywood University

Whether you are planning a multi-day conference or a one-day event, you simply won't find a more inviting venue than Marywood University. 

Situated on a hilltop, Marywood's scenic 115-acre campus is part of an attractive and historic residential area of the city of Scranton in Northeastern Pennsylvania. With a population of over 70,000, Scranton is conveniently located 2 1/2 hours by car from New York City and Philadelphia and 20 minutes from the Wilkes Barre/Scranton International Airport.

Meeting facilities, business, dining, and catering services are offered year round. Campus housing accommodations are available from mid-May to early-August. Whether your next event is educational, professional, social, or spiritual, Marywood is the perfect setting.

An Ideal Setting

Whether you are planning a large-scale function that hundreds of people will attend or a select training session for just a few individuals, you will find that Marywood University provides an ideal setting for your next event.

Marywood offers:

  • Suite-style Dormitories
  • Conference Facilities to Meet the Needs of Groups up to 1,000
  • Outstanding Quality Food Service
  • On-site, Professional Conference Staff
  • Parking

Marywood University's Dining Services can meet all of your dining needs through a wide selection of breaks, buffets, and served meals.

You can choose to employ our catering services to "eat in" or make use of Marywood's food-court style Main Dining Room. In either case, guests will enjoy a variety of high-quality food and excellent service provided by our dining staff.

Choose from a variety of room sizes, configurations, and set-ups based on your needs. Marywood has facilities for groups ranging from 5 to 1,100. All rooms are conveniently located on our pristine campus and offer the latest modern amenities for you and your participants. Indoor and outdoor athletics facilities also are available.

Below are some of our most popular spaces.

Sette La Verghetta Theatre

The Sette La Verghetta Theatre comfortably seats an audience of up to 1,100. This beautiful theatre can accomodate all of your technical and production needs. The performance space contains a proscenium stage, orchestra pit, dressing rooms, box offices, control room, backstage area, and the ability to fly scenery. Other features include sound and lighting boards, a 9-foot Steinway grand piano, a 7-foot Steinway grand piano (on stage), a Mason & Hamlin grand piano (orchestra pit), and large Allen electronic organ.

Swartz Center: Conferences & Events

The Swartz Center for Spiritual Life, which houses our Conference and Event Services division, can accomodate various functions, with meeting rooms that seat 5 to 100 people. The large meeting rooms have breakout room availability and are equipped with the latest technology and dining options. The Swartz Center's spacious lobby can be used for receptions and public exhibits. Additionally, it is home to the beautiful Marian Chapel, an ideal indoor setting for smaller-scale recitals/concerts and spiritual events. The Chapel features two-story stained glass doors that can be opened for special outdoor liturgical celebrations.

Nazareth Hall Latour Room

The Latour Room is a large, open multipurpose room with modern media capabilities. The space can accomodate up to 500 people and can be custom set to meet your needs.

Center for Athletics and Wellness

The Center for Athletics and Wellness includes a 5,000 square-foot fitness center; a rock-climbing wall; the 1,500-seat Insalaco Arena with an elevated running track; two classrooms for Health and Physical Education; a Dance/Aerobic Studio; a Hall of Fame/Conference Room; and training rooms and labs, as well as eight locker rooms. The Aquatics Center features an 8-Lane, NCAA Regulation Pool; a 3-Meter Diving Board; two 1-Meter Diving Boards; competition gutters; raised platform and bleacher seating; 200 spectator seats; a safety center office, and team locker rooms. Outdoor athletic facilities include two multipurpose athletic fields, tennis courts, a running course, a sand volleyball court, basketball courts, a horseshoe pit, and a soccer field.

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Marywood University has a variety of attractive residence facilities available for conference guests, each with their own unique style. All facilities have air-conditioning, wireless internet, TV lounges, laundry, and vending facilities.

  • Madonna Hall | Accommodates 230 Guests
    Suite Style with Semi-private Baths
  • Loughran Hall | Accommodates 321 Guests
    Suite Style with Semi-private Baths
  • Regina Hall | Accommodates 165 Guests
    Most Rooms Are Suite Style with Semi-private Baths
  • Woodland Residences | 4-, 5- and 10-person apartments
    Fully Furnished, Full Kitchen

Conferencing & Events Staff

Cassidy Bradley
Daniel Casper
John J. Coval
Abigail Hoban