retreat center

4740 Hwy 36 N

Bellville, Texas 77418

Our mission is to offer church groups of all faiths an opportunity to come together to enjoy God’s creation for meetings and worship opportunities. Bring your group here to pray, share, worship, have fellowship, walk the trails or just enjoy the beautiful surroundings God has blessed us with. The Indoor Mewis Center and Outdoor Pavilion are great for family reunions and celebrations. 

Rental Options


Outdoor Covered Pavilion, BBQ area and Playground Package

Non-member rate $250/ Member rate: $150 per day

The Outdoor Pavilion includes a large BBQ pit with prep and serving area all under one room. Bathrooms are accessible to the outdoor space. Guests are free to use the playground and picnic areas as well. 


Mewis Center Package

Non-member rate $450/Member rate: $300 per day

The Mewis Center is an indoor, air conditioned gathering space for around 120 chairs around tables, a small kitchen, a small serving area, and bathrooms. Includes access to outdoor pavilion and playground space. 


Lakeside Chapel Package

Non-member rate $650/Member rate $500 per day

The Lakeside Chapel offers seating for 500 facing the altar and lake. This space is a beautiful option for outdoor weddings and worship celebrations. Rental options include the lakeside chapel and all other gathering spaces on the property for receptions meals or receptions. 


For Reservations, call St. John Lutheran Church at 979-865-2081. Check out the available dates and rental rates and usage policy below. $100 deposit is required to reserve your date and applied to your rental balance at key pickup. 



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The beautiful 90 acre retreat is located at 4740 Hwy 36 N – 3 1/2 miles from the courthouse in Bellville.