Our Lady of Bethesda Retreat Center

Beautiful Grounds, Convenient Location

Located in the serene woods of Bethesda, Our Lady of Bethesda is an ideal respite from the noise of the world, and all just minutes from the beltway. Whether you desire some personal time away from the world or an organized retreat, getting in touch with OLB is easy!


Rent Our Center

Our Lady of Bethesda Retreat Center is pleased to make its facility available to outside groups.Enjoy the peaceful setting complete with a large chapel, plenty of meeting space and beautiful grounds all within minutes of the beltway. And, we provide delicious and nutritious meals based on your needs. Consider an overnight event for up to 39 adults or a daytime event for up to 100 individuals. Use our event planning form

General Information

  • The Retreat Center has 39 Overnight Retreat Rooms.
  • All bedrooms have: single bed, sink, toilet, desk/chair and window.
  • One common shower room on each floor with private stalls.
  • Due to the configuration of the retreat rooms, we can only accommodate single gender overnight events.
  • We regret that we are unable to rent to groups with children or adolescents.
  • We rent to groups of 25 (minimum) or more. If your group has less than 25, we will still charge for 25 people.


Conference & Dining Rooms

  • One large conference room (holds approximately 40 people)
  • One small break-out room (upstairs; holds approximately 10-12 people comfortably)
  • Two small break-out rooms (downstairs next to large conference room; holds approximately 10-12 people comfortably)
  • Dining room/reception area (downstairs; holds 100 people seated at tables)
  • Chapel (must schedule/bring your own priest for Mass, Benediction, etc.)