Christian Retreat is a year-round conference and retreat center resting on the banks of the beautiful Manatee River on Florida’s West Coast. Christian groups and ministries utilize the facilities for overnight retreats and events. Our goal is to provide you and your group with a wholesome environment for a productive and memorable event. Your group will have the option to select from a variety of meeting rooms that accommodate 10 to 1,000 people and 95 spacious hotel style rooms bordering a tropical lagoon. Recreational activities abound and you will enjoy dining in our buffet style cafeteria. Our experienced event coordinator will consult with you on your requirements; from selecting a date to choosing refreshments. At Christian Retreat you will receive move effective service, more value and more meeting for your money. Please visit the links on this site to find out more information about our facility, accommodations and meeting rooms. You are also welcome to contact our event coordinator to arrange a personal tour. Visit our FAQ page to find out answers to frequently asked questions
Testimonials The Way Miami I pray you are doing well, I wanted to take a minute and let you know how wonderful our weekend was. First of all, Thank you! You and your staff were great. We had not been able to come since 2012 and were so glad to be back. What a blessing it is to come together as the body of Christ and just withdraw from the cares of this world. Please let everyone there know how blessed we were by them. Susan was wonderful accommodating all of our needs. It is never easy when you talk about trying to organize over 200 people but she was patient and willing to fit us in. Also, the lady in the front desk ( I failed to get her name) was great. Whenever a small need arose or one of our members had a question she was kind an efficient. I also did notice that some rooms have been remodeled and continue to pray for God’s blessing upon you as you grow and make the hotel even more comfortable. The security guard was kind and well informed and was also patient with us. I know we were not the only people staying in the hotel and with youth it is hard to remind them to be mindful of others. He was kind with his words as he worked with us and I appreciate that. One of the things we have always loved the most about going there for our retreats is the tabernacle. We just love having our services there. The equipment that you have and the sound is top notch. Luis was great and the other gentleman that was in there was also very helpful. Making the services run very smoothly. I also must mention your kitchen staff. Wow! This has got to be the best food we have ever had at a retreat. It was fresh and tasted great. The service was kind and helpful. We appreciate that so much! I received many comments from our congregation as to how much they enjoyed the meals and how wonderful the staff was. So, thank you, thank you, thank you!!! We can’t wait to be back! Thank you again for all your help.
We were so blessed to have had our retreat at Christian Retreat. The staff we worked with during our visit were very accommodating and nice. Fred the security guard was the funniest, joyful and accommodating security guard I’ve ever come in contact with. He was amazing and showed a great representation of who Christian Retreat represents. Pastor Paul did an amazing job with meeting our A/V needs. We learned a lot of what is needed to be communicated before we show up to a retreat. Susan was amazing in organizing and facilitating when we got there. She made us feel like we were the only group staying there and was very attentive to our needs and random requests. I admired her peace despite what I knew was going on with her father. A special thanks to you Kim for helping us and being available to see the retreat in advance and answering all the questions we had. As a way to show how much we enjoyed our time at Christian Retreat I’ve included a link. The link will direct you to a video that was created during our visit.