Conference Services

FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

1. Where is Bethel University located? 

Just 15 minutes from  the downtown areas of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Bethel University sits on 231 acres of wooded hills on the shore of Lake Valentine. Bethel's location offers easy access to many cultural, recreational, and educational opportunities in the Twin Cities. Check out the map and driving directions.

2. For what types of events can I rent facilities at Bethel University?

Bethel University's facilities are frequently rented for youth programs, conferences, exhibits, religious meetings, concerts, educational sessions, sports camps, celebrations, and business meetings. All rental client organizations and their events must align with the values and mission of Bethel University. Bethel University reserves the right to cancel any program, performance, event, or promotion that violates the standards of Bethel University or is otherwise scandalous, indecent, or antithetical to Bethel's values or mission as determined by Bethel University in its sole discretion.

3. When are Bethel University facilities available?

Benson Great Hall, meeting spaces, and dining services are available year-round. Campus housing is available from early June through the beginning of August.

4. How much does it cost to hold an event at Bethel University?

Our affordable rates make us one of the most popular destinations for conferences in the Midwest. We will be happy to provide you with a complete estimate that includes facility rental, service charges, and catering charges. Most conference programs with on-campus housing cost less than $50 per person per day for three meals, facility rental, and support services.

5. Who will manage my event and how many people will I need to work with?

Every rental event is assigned a Bethel University event manager. You will have one primary contact from your initial phone inquiry through final billing—one contact, one contract, and one bill.

6. How soon do I need to reserve space for my event?

We recommend that you make your space reservations at least 30 days in advance. It is difficult for us to entertain rental requests with less than a 14-day notice.