Retreats
Private Group Retreats
Private Group Retreats

We offer a contemplative space for small religious or spirituality-based groups of up to 50 attendees to enjoy a special retreat day at our center. With our unique location in the Motherhouse of the Wheaton Franciscans, there are a few things to consider to make sure Tau Center is the right facility for your group retreat:

  • Tau Center is a contemplative space. Please keep in mind that you may have someone on silent retreat on the same day as your group retreat, so we ask all visitors to be mindful of the quiet ambiance we try to create that make your visit so nourishing.
  • All retreats must be reserved three (3) months in advance and room rental and additional amenity fees must be paid in full at the time of reservation. Click here to see our Terms & Conditions.
  • Retreats are available Monday-Friday from 9:00am-5:00pm. Saturday available upon inquiry. We do not offer overnight accommodations or Sunday retreats.
  • A final number of attendees must be confirmed two weeks prior to your retreat date so that Tau Center staff can coordinate room set-up requests, parking requirements, and other facility preparation.
  • In addition to group and individual quiet rooms, we also offer audio/visual equipment and technical assistance, as well as coffee and tea service, as amenities to be included in the rental contract for an additional fee.
  • We do not offer any food or catering staff, but do allow meals to be ordered and delivered to our facility for your group. You must, however, have someone in your group to receive, pay and set out the food during your retreat. All plates, napkins and utensils will be the responsibility of the renter.
  • Tau Center offers spiritual directors who can assist with planning your retreat or facilitating a portion of your day. Retreat planning and facilitation is an additional fee that will be included in the contract. 

If you are interested in hosting a retreat at Tau Center, please fill out the Group Retreat Request form to the right to begin or to answer any further questions.

What a wonderful first-time experience at the Centering Prayer gathering this evening. I feel so calm and centered. Everyone was so friendly and welcoming. Thank so you very much!!
– Tau Center Meetup Group participant
Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony.
— Thomas Merton

Private Group Retreats

Tau Center welcomes local nonprofits, women’s and men’s groups, businesses and other organizations to a Private Retreat where they can experience a day of reflection, team sharing or other customized program options

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Private Group Retreat

up to 12 attendees

We offer a contemplative space for small religious or spirituality-based groups of up to 12 attendees to enjoy a special retreat day at our center. 

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Private Group Retreat

up to 25 attendees

We offer a contemplative space for larger religious or spirituality-based groups of up to 25 attendees to enjoy a special retreat day at our center. 

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Private Group Retreat

26 attendees or More

We offer a contemplative space for larger religious or spirituality-based groups of 26 or more attendees to enjoy a special retreat day onsite or offsite. Onsite programs include Soul Collage, Vision Board, and Mandala. $25/person.  

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