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An ideal location to host your event in the Twin Cities

Concordia University is conveniently located in the heart of the Twin Cities, 15 minutes from Minneapolis and centrally located in St. Paul. Our perfect location (one block from I-94) and a simple 15 drive from the Minneapolis – St. Paul International Airport makes our venue desirable for clients interested in holding either small or large events. Our facilities can easily accommodate groups from 10 to 4000 in a variety of seating  and  throughout our 45 acre urban campus.

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. Concordia University’s Conference & Event Services Department would love the opportunity to work with you and establish a great customer service relationship.

Our Facilities

Gangelhoff Center Arena

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, retractable 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 Jennifer at sila@csp.edu.

Buetow Memorial Music Center

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

E.M. Pearson Building

This 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 Guthrie, 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.

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.

Address

The E.M. Pearson Theatre Building is located at 312 North Hamline Avenue. Just south of I-94 and North of Marshall Avenue. Ample parking is available on the west side of Hamline Avenue just outside of Concordia’s Seafoam Stadium.

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.

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 availability 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 separately 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.

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 DVD 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 Jennifer Sila at (651)641-8203

Buenger Education Center

The newly remodeled, 4,000 square foot Buenger Education Center is a popular and functional space 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.

Chapel

The Graebner Memorial Chapel was built in 1911, with the transformation into a modern chapel completed in 1955. Beautiful stain glass windows along with medium oak chairs and accent pieces bring a cozy feel to the magnificent building.

The new 3500 sq ft addition of the Cross of Christ Fellowship Center adds even more beauty to the existing Chapel. With the addition of a fellowship center, Classroom, a kitchen and new bathrooms we have more room for your guests or wedding party to gather before or after the service. Part of the renovation also includes upgrades in sound, lighting, and air conditioning throughout the building.

The freestanding chairs can be arranged to accommodate traditional front facing seating with an aisle up the center, or it can be arranged in circular patterns with one or multiple isles. The chapel’s capacity is approximately 200.

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

For information, to schedule a tour, or book your wedding date, please contact Linda Lee

Guest Rooms
During the academic year, as well as during summer months, we may have air-conditioned, apartment style and dorm rooms available for rent in double or single occupancy. Please contact Linda Lee to inquire on pricing, amenities and availability.

Contact Facilities & Event Services

Jennifer Sila: (651) 641-8201

Event Housing

During the academic year, as well as during summer months, we may have air-conditioned, apartment style and dorm rooms available for rent in double or single occupancy rooms.

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Weddings and Receptions

The Graebner Memorial Chapel is an ideal location for your wedding. Beautiful stain glass windows along with medium oak chairs and accent pieces bring a cozy feel to the magnificent building.

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Why host your event at Concordia?

15 minutes Your drive from MSP International Airport to our campus
500/500 Free off-street and on-campus parking spaces
.5 miles Distance from Concordia to Grand Avenue's boutique shopping
15 minutes Distance to downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul
200 Capacity of our Chapel for your wedding day
4500 sq. ft. Gangelhoff Center Arena for Trade Shows and Sport Tournaments