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Whether you're planning a summer conference for 4000 attendees, a 100 booth tradeshow, theatrical or sport camp, small meeting, or a professional association meeting. The Conference & Event Services Department would love the opportunity to work with you and establish a great customer service relationship.

CONTACT US!
To find out how Concordia University is the perfect fit for your event, contact Conference & Event Services at (651) 641-8201 or simply e-mail Jennifer Sila. Thank you for your interest in facilities at Concordia University, St. Paul.

Meeting planners from across the country have discovered the advantages of choosing Concordia University as their premier event location. Please take a moment and visit the below venues and you will discover why we like to say that we have the 'Right Space' in the 'Right Place'.

Gangelhoff Center Arena

Fast Facts

  • $5 million, fully air-conditioned, 45,000 square foot arena.
  • Built in 1993 and accommodates 3,500 attendees.
  • The entire arena measures 287'-2" in length and 153'-8" in width.
  • Four basketball courts (each measures 50 feet wide and 100 feet in length).
  • 200-meter runing track.
  • Strength and conditiong room, men's and women's locker rooms and two racquetball courts.
  • Concession stand, two lounge areas and Sandberg classroom.

Gangelhoff Center Front

This versatile facility has retractable bleachers with seating for 850 and is great for athletic events and conferences. The arena may also be sectioned off by lowering large net drapes from the ceiling dividing all four courts. Protective floor mats are also used to cover the basketball courts so staging, chairs and tables may be set-up. The back of the arena also features a drive-up loading dock which makes bringing in heavy equipment manageable and convenient.

Along with holding numerous athletic events, including the National Cheerleading Competition and Chris Carr Basketball Camps, the Gangelhoff Center has hosted conferences, trade shows, commencements, and gymnastic events.

Rental Fee 

Your rental fee includes the lobby, common area, arena floor, rectractable bleachers and an on-site Event Manager along with general electrical, heating and air-conditioned charges. We are also able to outsource a sound system, staging, AV, tables, chairs and pipe & drape. Set-up, tear down, security and custodial fees will be an additional charge.

We are confident that once see our arena you will discover why this facility is one of the Twin Cities best!

Contact Information

To inquire on availability or to arrange a campus tour, please contact Cassidy Krueger at (651)603-6163

Floor Plans

Gangelhoff Arena Floor
Gangelhoff for a large event

Buetow Memorial Music Center

Fast Facts

  • Large gallery used for guest registration or intermission refreshments.
  • Two classrooms and one conference room are perfect for break-out space.
  • The Band Room is primarily used for instrumental practice or can be transformed to accommodate 100 people classroom style.
  • The three tiered, 75 seat choral room with flip out desks is a great multi-purposed room.

The Buetow Music Center features a 480-seat auditorium complete with a forty-three rank Schlicker pipe organ and Steinway grand piano.The auditorium has a warm, dramatic feel with its dark purple plush seats and deep red walls. The seats form a semi-circle around the stage for optimum viewing and terrific sound.The entire first row may also be removed to extend the front and side stage four feet. 

The Buetow Auditorium is not only a wonderful venue for musical entertainment, but has also accommodated many meetings and lectures due to its flip-up lap desks, drop-down screen and video projection capabilities.

Rental Fee 

Your rental fee is determined based upon your event needs. All pricing includes an on-site Event Manager, AV, general electrical and heating/air-conditioned charges. Set-up and take down, custodial fees, skirted tables and chairs for registration or vendor displays will be an additional charge.

Contact Information

To inquire on availability or to arrange a campus tour, please contact Chad Horrmann at (651)603-6142

Floor Plans

E.M. Pearson Building

Fast Facts

  • Beautiful, mirrored lobby with large windows, perfect for concessions and registration.
  • Mirrored, sprung floor dance studio, which serves as an ideal space for rehearsals, dance classes and more.
  • Spacious Green Room is available for make-up touch-ups or simply relaxing prior to show time.
  • The Westlund Theatre Lab is perfect for smaller, more intimate performances. This black box theatre with moveable seating, works wonderfully for one-act plays, improv shows or small audience productions.

Theatre ExteriorThis performance space is ideal for theatrical productions which require high-tech professional equipment at a fraction of the cost of many local houses. The E.M. Pearson Theatre has hosted The Children's Theatre, Theatre De Le Jeune Lune, The Gutherie, Skylark Opera, St. Paul City Ballet, Vee Corporation, Troupe America and Teatro del Pueble. The stage may also be set for intimate dinners or business meetings. This house has multiple uses and we are confident it will be perfect for your event.

Theatre Interior 2

The Theater Arts Center is a $5.1 million state-of-the-art facility.

The E.M. Pearson Theatre, dedicated in 1994, features 340 house seats with a thrust/proscenium, hydraulic elevator/orchestra pit, computerized lighting control and a multi-track system.

Rental Fee 

Your rental fee is based upon your event needs and the duration of your show. All pricing includes an on-site Event Manager, general electric and heating/air-conditioned charges. Set-up and take down of your event, custodial fees, a technician, skirted tables and chairs will be an additional charge.

Contact Information

To inquire on availability or to arrange a campus tour, please contact Chad Horrmann at (651)603-6142

Tickets

Tickets for performances at Concordia may be ordered through Ovation Tickets, by phone at (866)811-4111, or directly at the box office, located inside the E.M. Pearson Lobby on the day of the performance.

Floor Plans

Dining Hall

The Dining Hall comfortably seats 200 guests and is equipped with a stage for speaking engagement or performances. This venue current is set with 6 ft round tables to create a more intimate setting for receptions and smaller group events.Your group may eat in the Dining Hall during regular meal times, on a cash basis, with students during the academic year. The availabliity for private rental during the academic year is limited to breaks,  some weekends, and after meal hours with greater availability throughout the summer.

Policies

Sodexo Campus Services is Concordia's exclusive on-site caterer.  At Concordia University, our experienced staff is ready to assist you in creating the right menu and atmosphere for your event.  To help us make sure your event is successful, we require that you provide us at least 72 hours notice for all catered events.  We will make every effort to provide service needed without the above notice, however, your choices may be limited.  

Cancellation 

In the event that you require a cancellation, 24 hours is required to avoid charges for the incurred expenses.  Otherwise you will be billed for 50% of the total cost. 

Contact Information

To inquire on availability or to arrange a campus tour, please contact Jennifer Sila at (651)641-8203. All event planners must contract seperately with Sodexo Catering Services for all food and beverage arrangements. Once you have made you rental agreement with Conference & Event Services please call  651-641-8275  to speak with a food service representative.

Floor Plans

Concordia Dining Hall

Classrooms

Concordia University, St. Paul has more than 30 classrooms that are available for meeting or break-out space. Our classrooms seat up to 100 people and are equipped with computer ports, a VCR with monitor and a white board. At your request, we can provide you with an overhead projector, podium or microphone.

You'll find Concordia's classrooms designed in various set-ups and we will help you find one that best meets your needs. We have rooms with tiered seating, moveable desks and tables, fixed seating and more.

Rental Fee 

Your rental fee includes the selected space, audio visual equipment, general electric and heating/air-conditioned charges. Set-up and take down of your event, custodial fees, a technician, skirted tables and chairs will be an additional charge.

Contact Information

To inquire on availability or to arrange a campus tour, please contact Cassidy Krueger at (651)603-6163

Floor Plans

Buenger Education Center

The newly remodeled, 4,000 square foot Buenger Education Center is a popular and functionalspace for a variety of events. It encompasses a ceiling mounted LCD projector, in-ceiling screen and sound system with capabilities to handle several microphones, and the ability to play DVD and VHS.This room may be configured to seat up to 225 people classroom style for lectures or for 175 people behind tables for seminars. We can also accommodate 30-200 people on round tables, making this a wonderful space for receptions and banquets.

The Buenger Education Center is also adjacent to our 225-seat Dining Hall, thus making both of these spaces desirable for wedding receptions, social hours, silent auctions, or dances.

Rental Fee 

Your rental fee is determined based upon your event needs. All pricing includes an on-site Event Manager, AV, general electrical and heating/air-conditioned charges. Set-up and take down, custodial fees, skirted tables and chairs for registration or vendor displays will be an additional charge.

Contact Information

To inquire on availability or to arrange a campus tour, please contact Jennifer Sila at (651)641-8201.

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Chapel

Accommodates 250 people comfortably and is very popular for weddings.

Guest Rooms

This page is currently under constructrion.  Please contact Jennifere Sila for housing information.

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