Conference Services

About Us

Thank you for considering Bethel University as your next conference or meeting venue. With numerous dining, facility, and on-campus housing options, we can provide you with an affordable proposal for your special event.

Why Bethel University?

Located on the shore of Lake Valentine just 15 minutes from both downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul, our quiet suburban campus is the ideal location for meetings, conferences, concerts, and summer programs. Guests love the peaceful, natural beauty of our campus and the close proximity to big-city opportunities like the Mall of America, the Walker Art Center, and professional sports venues. Our campus has convenient, ample, accessible parking for easy coming and going.

What types of events does Bethel University host?

Each year our campus hosts a variety of events, including sports camps and music camps, conferences, concerts, banquets, religious gatherings, workshops, business meetings, and more. All rental events must align with the values and mission of Bethel University: Boldly informed and motivated by the Christian faith, Bethel educates and energizes men and women for excellence in leadership, scholarship, and service.

What kinds of facilities do you offer?

Our campus includes a variety of spaces, many of which are connected by hallways and skyways for easy access in all weather conditions.

  • 30 classrooms with capacities ranging from 20 to 140
  • 5 conference rooms with capacities ranging from 10 to 20
  • A performance hall that seats 1,500
  • An athletic building with an indoor track and 4 sports courts
  • A basketball gym with seating for 1,000
  • More than 1,100 residence hall beds
  • Several multi-purpose outdoor spaces
  • Wi-fi access points in most academic buildings
  • A full-service dining center and catering staff


Good place, good event, good time to call!
Andrea Hendricks
Manager Benson Great Hall - Camps - Conferences
ach39259@bethel.edu
651-638-6475

Jan Jessup
Events Assistant
j-jessup@bethel.edu
651.638.6090