Franciscan Center

Lourdes University’s rental facilities are available for rent year round including expanded summer offerings. Located in the picturesque Toledo suburb of Sylvania, Ohio, Lourdes boasts over 19,000 square feet of flexible-use meeting and special event space as well as on-site housing including:


Franciscan Center

The Franciscan Center

Lourdes’ Franciscan Center offers a beautiful, full-service, state-of-the-art theater, commons (open atrium), and conference center located in the picturesque Toledo suburb of Sylvania, OH.

The Franciscan Center theater seats 850 patrons and is capable of hosting a fully staged and technically challenging performance or a simple lecture event. In-house technical assistance from the Center’s resident technical director is part of every theater rental for those organizations wishing to utilize its features such as sound, lighting, etc.

The commons is the grand arched atrium of the Franciscan Center, and provides an ideal setting for banquets, dinners, style shows, fund-raisers, and receptions.  It features a built-in bar, arched masonry pillared cloisters, decorative ceramic tile floor, and direct kitchen access for your approved caterer. The area will seat up to 350 persons at 72″ round tables for dinners and banquets, and up to 300 when used in conjunction with the theater or other conference events.

Additionally, there are three conference room spaces offered in the Franciscan Center. Conference rooms A & B can be used separately and will seat up to 100 patrons, or together seat 200 patrons. Organizations may also reserve the Center’s board room, which seats approximately 60 patrons.  Both the conference rooms and the board room are equipped with a projection screen, audio/visual equipment, and white write-on boards.


Ebeid Student Center and the Den

Lourdes also offers casual spaces for smaller, less formal gatherings. The Ebeid Student Center is located on the lower level of the university’s newest academic building, and features a pool table, a ping pong table, a wide-screen TV, small stage, and multi-functional seating. Located next to Lourdes University’s student housing, the Den is a 5,000 square foot open meeting space that features a large projection screen TV, dining/study tables, a Ping-Pong table, video game center, and multi-functional seating.


Smart Classrooms

Make technology work for your organization’s event by utilizing one of Lourdes University’s many smart classrooms, which are equipped with Wi-Fi and audio/visual equipment. Classrooms seat up to 40 patrons.



Connected to the Franciscan Center, Lourdes’ gym is a great space for athletic camps such as basketball, cheerleading, and volleyball and offers plenty of room for fitness classes, walking and jogging. Locker rooms and shower facilities are also available in the gym.


Lourdes Commons (Housing)

At Lourdes, we won’t make patrons squeeze into tiny dorm rooms! The university wants guests to feel as at home as possible and offers 1 and 2 bedroom apartment-style living spaces in six separate residence halls for up to 325 guests.

Event Planning Services

In addition to facility rental, Lourdes University will also offer services and amenities to help make planning a breeze such as event planning and technical assistance.


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