St. Ignatius Deemerton Retreat & Event Centre
Nestled in the country,
in the hamlet of Deemerton, Ontario. 

Information & Bookings

186 Sideroad 20 N
Mildmay, Ontario N0G 2J0

emails are responded to within 24 hours

Facilities include event hall, a sacred space, sleeping accommodations for 60, and self-catering kitchen.
We are a not-for-profit charity, with a goal of providing an affordable, independent, retreat centre and gathering place available especially to our rural and underserviced community.

Why book your retreat with us?

St. Ignatius is self-contained retreat centre set amidst the peaceful and tranquil rolling hills of Bruce county. Here you will find the calm and serenity necessary to relax, and enjoy your stay.

With us, you take full control of your retreat- we just supply the venue! 

Unlike other retreat centres, where you’re obliged to accept their meal plans, we offer a self-catering kitchen which can significantly reduce the cost of your retreat. Some groups especially enjoy this unique benefit to accommodate special cultural and dietary needs. Some retreats will assign a “kitchen crew” as part of the retreat experience.

For groups who would like a catered retreat, arrangements can be made with local caterers upon request.


“In today’s rush we all think too much- seek too much- want too much and forget about the joy of just being.”

-Eckhart Tolle


Mindfullness Retreats

St. Ignatius Deemerton offers an affordable venue for various retreats. Offering accommodations for up to 60 guests, multiple meeting & counselling spaces, a self-catering kitchen, a sacred space, and the quiet countryside. Whether it is a student retreat, a silent women/men’s retreat, or a couples retreat, all your retreat needs will be met.


Other Retreats &
Family Reunions

Have a different kind of retreat in mind? No problem. We’ve hosted family reunions and other overnight events. Are you a scrapbooker? Host your next retreat with us, as we feature a scrapbook-friendly gathering hall.

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Weddings & Special Events

A perfect place for your wedding or special event- in one venue!  The sacred space, hall, and accommodations all in one place. 

Or simply book the hall for your reception or other events.


“Thank you for allowing us to fill your beautiful space with our spirit. Every womxn present was grateful for this quiet retreat where we could connect with our inner peace. It was a welcome refuge in our busy lives.

– W.B.

“I’d like to thank you for letting us use the retreat centre. The meeting space was perfect for our needs!

Our topic for the retreat was: Finding Meaning in Through our Lived Experience. The cemetery, the weather, the fog on Sunday morning, the beautiful old trees around the church and along the road, they all spoke to us about the history of this special place and people who lived in Deemerton.

We all have learned more about ourselves.”

– K. S.

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