Conferences and Facility RentalWeddings and Receptions

Where your wedding dreams come true

We would love to help make the dreams you have for your wedding day come true at Concordia University, St. Paul. Our campus is centrally located campus in the midway district of St. Paul, Minnesota. Concordia provides a wonderful venues for your wedding and reception.

The Graebner Memorial Chapel offers  beautiful understated stain glass windows along with medium oak chairs and accent pieces to bring a cozy feel to the chapel. The oak chairs can be arranged to provide many flexible options for seating for weddings up to 200 attendees. The chapel is located alongside some of our most beautiful collegiate Gothic architecture providing a romantic backdrop for your wedding.

We can help you complete your wedding celebration as you and your guests enjoy delicious prepared food in one of our reception venues located a short walk from the Graebner Memorial Chapel.

Our responsive, experienced staff will help you every step of your way. Discover how Concordia University, St. Paul can be the place that can truly be a place to make your wedding dreams come true.

Reception Venues

Concordia University invites you to host your wedding reception in our Main Dining Hall and Buenger Education Center.

Winget Student Life Center

Concordia’s newly remodeled 3150 sq. foot air conditioned Dining Hall in the Winget Student Life Center is perfect for any reception or banquet.  Consider our intimate seating arrangement, for up to 225 people, with round tables and a head table that sits atop our stage.

Cost to rent the dining hall is $400.00 and includes:

  • Round Tables and Chairs
  • Head Table covered & skirted
  • Basic Sound system with podium and 1 microphone
  • Basic University Security
  • House Manager for the event

Buenger Education Center

You may also select the newly remodeled 4000 sq foot Buenger Education Center to host your wedding reception. The Buenger Education Center is a perfect spot for Social Hour and a Wedding Dance.  Cost of rental for the Buenger Education Center is $525.00 and includes all the items listed above, as well as cocktail tables.  We have a dance floor available for rent at 3’x3′ per section.


Our exclusive caterer for campus is Sodexo, and they would be happy to discuss any meal options with you, for the reception of your dreams.  Sodexo pricing will includes the meal, professional waitstaff, white table linens, dishes, silverware, glasses, and covered/skirted food & beverage tables.

Alcoholic Beverage Policy

Alcohol is permitted on campus as long as the proper form is completed, and approval is granted by the appropriate campus authorities. Our wedding coordinator will assist you with this process.  Our exclusive bartender, Moon Bay will assist with the serving of alcoholic beverages throughout your event. The wedding coordinator will be happy to put in contact with a representative from Moon Bay. Their pricing includes Host wine and/or beer bar and the bartender.

Concordia University Wedding Coordinator

Linda Lee
Conference & Events Coordinator
P: (651) 641-8279

Scheduling Opportunities

The Grabner Memorial Chapel is available for the following wedding times.
Friday Wedding:

  • 3:00pm – 7pm (Wedding at 6pm)
  • 4:00pm – 8pm (Wedding at 7pm)

Saturday Weddings:

  • 9:00am – 1:00pm (Wedding at 12:00pm)
  • 10:00am – 2:00pm (Wedding at 1:00pm)
  • 11:00am – 3:00pm (Wedding at 2:00pm)
  • 12:00pm – 4:00pm (Wedding at 3:00pm)


Because the chapel is a central facility for student life at Concordia, there are some days that we are unable to allow rental of the facility. Please contact our wedding coordinator to ensure your selected date fits within our availability.

During certain festival times of year (Lent, Advent, and All Saint’s Day), the chapel will be decorated.

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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