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Bethel University offers a wide range of rental facilities, summer housing options for groups, and catering and dining formats to meet your event needs. Our Conference and Event Services team provides reliable support services to help you manage all of the onsite logistics. Our goal is to meet your diverse needs promptly, professionally, and with our signature “royal care.”


Bethel University is the ideal place for a productive business meeting. Our campus offers comfortable meeting spaces of various sizes, each equipped with high-speed Internet access, an LCD projector, and a screen. Technical support services and delicious catering options are also available. Our meeting spaces can accommodate lecture-style and dinner-style presentation setups so you can use our facilities in a way that maximizes your agenda.

Camps and retreats

Whether you’re planning a sports camp, music camp, or youth retreat, our facilities are the perfect environment for your group. Adults and kids alike will enjoy the quiet lakeside setting of our campus as well as its close proximity to Minneapolis and St. Paul. Our meeting spaces, athletic facilities, performance venues, and summer housing will allow your guests to build relationships, develop skills, and simply relax and have fun.


Bethel University and the nearby cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul offer a refreshing and energetic environment for your next conference. Nestled in wooded hills on the shore of Lake Valentine, Bethel provides a quiet, serene environment, great summer housing, exceptional recreational and performance venues, and remarkable food service with a variety of service options.


Praised for its amazing acoustics, Benson Great Hall is the perfect venue for your next performance. The design of this auditorium engages both small and large audiences. Orchestras, choirs, rock bands, theatre groups, and gospel artists from across the country revel in our first-class technical services. Come and see why Benson Great Hall is considered one of the premier performance venues in the Midwest. Besides sound, lighting, and stage services, we provide traffic control, ticketing, ushering, and catering services.

Have the Great Hall already booked? Submit your setup needs here!

Getting the support you need

Friendly, helpful staff from many service areas across campus are available to assist you. Our goal is to meet your needs promptly, professionally, and with our signature “royal care.” We are prepared to help you coordinate your food, technical, room setup up, equipment rental, and traffic needs.

Bethel University’s Mission

Boldly informed and motivated by the Christian faith, Bethel University educates and energizes men and women for excellence in leadership, scholarship, and service. Because we are deeply committed to our mission as a religiously affiliated center for higher education, all rental guests must utilize the university’s facilities and conduct themselves in a manner consistent with Bethel’s mission and values.

How to get started

Start by submitting the event's Get Started form. Once you’ve submitted your request, a Bethel event specialist will contact you to discuss your event.