Mercy by the Sea, a retreat and conference center situated on 33 acres on Long Island Sound, has been welcoming church and professional groups, civic organizations and businesses since 1972. Our tradition of hospitality, the natural beauty of the Sound and the grounds, our conference rooms and staff attention to your group’s needs all offer a unique setting and experience for your half-day or full-day meeting.
Two principle buildings—Main Building and Seascape—have overnight guest rooms as well as meetings rooms and are available for single- or multiple-day rentals.
The main building accommodates both small and large groups, while Seascape can be reserved separately or in conjunction with main building rooms, depending on your group’s size and needs. Both are accessible for guests with physical disabilities.
Morning coffee and tea service is set up for no additional charge. Prices for snacks and additional meals can be found on our dining page.
This building offers a variety of meeting rooms, from cozy spaces for small-group sharing to larger rooms for gatherings of 125 or more. All have easy access, technology hook-ups and, if required, proximity to other breakout rooms.
Consistent with our commitment to sustainability and environmental sensitivity, the Main Building has been constructed with earth-friendly efficient materials, and retro-fitted with systems that minimize waste without sacrificing performance.
Donated to Mercy by the Sea by Marlo Thomas and Phil Donahue in 1995, Seascape is a unique, modern home with many finely crafted details. It offers guest bedrooms for up to 15 guests and can hold up to 20 people for meetings. Whether you’re planning a silent retreat, workshop or brainstorming session, Seascape offers an intimate environment set apart for uninterrupted group process.
Guests take meals in the McAuley Dining Room, located in the Main Building.
Please note that Mercy by the Sea reserves the right to make meeting room assignments in order to maximize room usage. For information about fees related to holding your meeting or event here, go to our pricing page.