Franciscan Center

The Franciscan Center is a beautiful, full-service, state-of-the-art theater and conference center located on the Sylvania Franciscan Village campus in Sylvania, Ohio.

The center features a full-service theater that seats 850 patrons and is capable of hosting a fully staged and technically challenging performance or a simple lecture event. It also features smaller conference rooms seating anywhere from 15 to 200, a gymnasium, and a beautiful commons that’s often used for dinners, banquets, style shows, a multitude of special events and wedding receptions. As a rental facility, the Franciscan Center is available for wedding receptions, meetings, parties, trade shows, seminars and a variety of other types of events.

Faculty and staff receive a 10% discount on rental of the Franciscan Center facilities, and Alumni and non-profit organizations receive a 15% discount. In addition to facility rental, the center also provides services and amenities to help make your event a success. Located in scenic Sylvania, it enjoys an ambience and tranquility unlike any other.

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Hunger Banquet

November 19 @ 11:30 am

Lourdes University Department of Student Activities hosts a Hunger Banquet at 11:30am. Open to Lourdes community. For more information, contact Ashley Jackson at


November 21 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Sylvania Area Chamber of Commerce hosts a Thank-A-Thon from 9:00 to 11:00am. For more information, contact Michelle Sprott at

Fall Performance

November 22 @ 6:30 pm

Lourdes University Chorale hosts their Fall performance. Doors open at 6:30pm. Open to the public. For more information, contact Betsy Bellavia at 419-517-8417.

Lucas County Lupus Connection hosts a Lunch Symposium

November 23 @ 12:00 am

Lucas County Lupus Connection is part of the Michigan Lupus Foundation. For more information, call Ben Rathbun, Executive Director of the Michigan Lupus Foundation at 800-705-6677.

Big Game Giveaway

November 27 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am

Fox 36 hosts the Big Game Giveaway from 7:00 to 9:00am. Stop by for a chance to win tickets to the Ohio State vs. University of Michigan game and more. Free to the public. Call 419-248-1111 for details.

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