Kavanaugh Suspends Operations

The 145-year-old Kavanaugh Conference and Retreat Center is suspending operations, effective immediately in response to short-term and long-term financial challenges.

Kavanaugh Conference & Retreat Center
Bring your group to Kavanaugh!
Mission Basecamp
An experience your youth will never forget!
Retreat into Nature
Kavanaugh offers an idyllic setting for your group's next spiritual retreat.
Wedding Bliss
Start your new life together at Kavanaugh. Book your wedding and reception today!
Meeting Facilities
We cater to businesses and groups that need a large meeting space. And speaking of catering...We do that too!

Kavanaugh Conference & Retreat Center

Kavanaugh was founded in 1875 by Bishop H. H. Kavanaugh who had a dream to carve out a piece of God’s creation and maintain it as a place for ministry, renewal and fellowship. Times have changed, but we are still carrying out Bishop Kavanaugh’s dream on 55 acres of creation affectionately referred to as “Holy Ground”.

Approximately 37 acres of our beautiful facility are designated forest land where you will find walking trails and benches along these trails for rest, reflection, prayer or simply taking in the sights and sounds of the woods.

On the ground you will find a place for a game of volleyball, horseshoes, softball, space for bonfires, hay rides, and more to make your stay here enjoyable and memorable.

Mission Base Camp

Kavanaugh is partnered with several local organizations who can use your group’s help to meet the physical and spiritual needs of our community.


With it’s serene setting off the beaten path in Oldham County, Kavanaugh is a great place to connect with God and energize your spirit.

Meetings & Conferences

Situated just 10 minutes outside eastern Louisville, Kavanaugh has four separate meeting spaces that can accomodate groups up to 500 people.

Weddings & Receptions

Looking for a scenic locale for your wedding or reception? The beautiful settings at Kavanaugh will make your special day even more memorable.

Team Building

Kavanaugh offers a Low Ropes Element Course for team building. This is great for groups from middle school age and up. The fee for this is $15.00 per person. Each session lasts approximately 2 hours and the recommended minimum number is 8 people. Kavanaugh has two staff members to lead this activity for a maximum of 20 people per session.

Make team building a part of your group retreat at Kavanaugh!

Where to find us

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We would be thrilled to host your group at Kavanaugh. Contact us today to make a reservation.
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