The Connors Center’s rich history dates back to 1902, when Arthur Davis and his wife, Mary, purchased the property and built the Davis family home and estate. The estate featured formal gardens and fieldstone paths designed by Olmsted and Vaux, famed designers of New York City’s Central Park. The Dominican Order purchased the estate in 1949, renaming it St. Stephen’s Priory, and subsequently built a 70-room addition.
In 2004, Boston College acquired St. Stephen's Priory, and in 2005 John (Jack) Connors '63 and his wife, Eileen '66, MSW '95 donated $10 million to establish the Connors Family Retreat and Conference Center. Today, the Connors Center hosts retreats, events, and meetings for Boston College and the broader community.
Miles of Walking Trails
Square Feet of Event and Meeting Space
Miles from Downtown Boston
Windows in the Main Building
Explore 12 spaces that make the Connors Family Retreat and Conference Center in Dover, Mass., the ideal location for weddings, meetings, conferences, retreats, and social functions.