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University of Minnesota Conference and Event Services

University of Minnesota Conference and Event Services

Event Types Welcomed

  • Adult Social Events
  • Corporate Social Events
  • Expo/Competitions
  • Professional Meeting / Training / Conference / Retreats
  • Wedding Ceremonies
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Youth Retreat/Camps


The University of Minnesota offers the perfect event venue in the Minneapolis and St. Paul area. Home to 3 pristine campuses and 2 vibrant cities and situated along the banks of the Mississippi River, this venue has it all! Whether you are booking a business conference, training, expo, or retreat or you have a wedding or social event to plan, The University of Minnesota will exceed your expectations. Guests will not only enjoy the beauty of campus; they will also appreciate the natural beauty of the Minneapolis and St. Paul area, as the venue is close to many local nature attractions such as Minnehaha Falls, Lake of the Isles, and Chain of Lakes. University of Minnesota also has the convenience of being located just minutes from downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul and all that the area has to offer. Minnesota’s art and culture scene are very close by, as the venue is walking distance to Weisman Art Museum, local breweries and restaurants. For those that are traveling, University of Minnesota is less than 20 minutes from the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport.

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Meeting & Event Spaces

  • Max Capacity: 2000 guests
  • Largest Classroom Style: 1,000
  • Largest Theatre Style: 2,700
  • Largest Arena Seating: 50,000
  • Academic Year Largest Group: no
TCF Stadium
TCF Bank Stadium isn’t just a football venue. It's a monumental contribution to University of Minnesota heritage as well as a living, breathing icon for the whole community to enjoy. There are multiple meeting spaces contained within, including: DQ Club Room, Indoor Club, Presidents Dining Room, and Event Meeting Room seating anywhere from 25-1,000.
  • 300 Banquet Style
  • 50,000 Theatre Style
Mariucci Arena
Mariucci Arena seats 9,700, has the capacity for an ice sheet 100 ft. by 200 ft., has a club room for up to 350 people, meeting space for up to 100, locker rooms, and concessions and catering available.
Campus Club
The Campus Club offers elegant spaces for any type of event, whether it be corporate, social, private, wedding or university. We have 11 flexible event spaces, over 13,000 square feet, that can accommodate a variety of events ranging from 2 to 250. This unique venue has floor-to-ceiling windows with stunning panoramic views of downtown Minneapolis and the Mississippi River, and a terrace perfect for an outdoor wedding ceremony or reception. With an in-house Executive Chef, guests will enjoy locally sourced and organic food.
  • 13,000 Sq. Ft.
  • 200 Banquet Style
Great Hall, Coffman Memorial Union
Known for its art-deco decor and historic design, the Great Hall is the largest facility in Coffman Memorial Union. This extraordinary event space is equipped with its own prep kitchen, restrooms, ticket booth, tech booth and a spacious annex great for pre-event registration or reception area.
  • 9,194 Sq. Ft.
  • 775 Theatre Style
Theater, Coffman Memorial Union
With a vast stage, ticket booth, tech booth and Green Room, the Theater is truly one of Coffman's gems. This gorgeous space has the capabilities for films, theatrical performances, panel discussions, lectures and more. The Theater also includes an elegant lobby overlooking the Fountain Terrace that can be used for pre- or post-event gatherings.
  • 4,636 Sq. Ft.
  • 402 Theatre Style
Cowells Auditorium and Atrium, Hubert H. Humphrey Conference Center
Cowles Auditorium, carpeted with tiered theater-style seating, provides an intimate feeling while accommodating a large group. The wall at the back of the stage doubles as a projection screen. A large three-story, sky-lit space, the atrium is ideal for receptions, meetings, dinners, and luncheons.
  • 300 Banquet Style
  • 250 Theatre Style
MacMillian Auditorium, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
The MacMillan Auditorium features state-of-the-art multimedia technology and accommodates groups up to 375 theatre-style for meetings and 300 for banquets. The space can be divided into as many as four smaller meeting rooms-each with its own lighting and multimedia controls.
McQuinn Great Hall, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
The most dramatic space within the new Oswald Visitor Center is the McQuinn Great Hall, with its soaring 40-foot ceilings, massive Douglas fir timber trusses, and expansive windows that showcase six outdoor gardens and terraces. Perfect for an after-hours hors d oeuvres reception, the space accommodates up to 150.
Northrop Auditorium
Considered the Carnegie Hall of the Midwest, Northrop Auditorium is the largest space on campus. There is an adjustable orchestra pit which can accommodate up to 80 additional seating spaces.
  • 4765 Theatre Style
Northstar Ballroom, St Paul Student Center
The North Star Ballroom is a vast, versatile space with parquet flooring suitable for banquets, career fairs, and performances. In addition, the Ballroom features a stage, grand piano, special lighting capabilities and a mirror ball to add elegance to your event ambiance.
  • 5,103 Sq. Ft.
  • 410 Banquet Style
Theater, St. Paul Student Center
With ample seating and full audio/visual capabilities, the Theater is truly one of the Student Center's gems. The stage has been host to films, theatrical performances, dance recitals, panel discussions, lectures and much more.
  • 327 Theatre Style
Ted Mann Concert Hall
With a breathtaking view of the riverbank through 3-story, glass walled lobby which is for rent separately or combined with the main stage. European Shoebox designed theater with 2 tiers and raised mezzanine.
  • 1250 Theatre Style
University Recreation Center
Located on the University of Minnesotas East Bank Campus, the facility serves between 3,000 and 5,000 patrons on an average weekday during the academic year.
St. Paul Gymnasium
Located on the University of Minnesotas St. Paul Campus, the facility serves approximately 1,000 patrons on an average weekday during the academic year. In 2002, the St. Paul Gymnasium was named an Outstanding Facility by the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association.
Weisman Art Museum
Perched on the bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River and the Minneapolis skyline, Frank Gehry's imaginative design of stainless steel and brick has made the Weisman Art Museum a prominent architectural landmark. Inside, pale wood and cascading light come together in what The New York Times called "five of the most gorgeous galleries on earth." There are a number of spaces available for rent.
  • 350 Banquet Style
McNamara Alumni Center
Consistently rated 5 of 5 stars by event and meeting planners, the McNamara Alumni Center is a top Minneapolis venue for conferences, galas, holiday parties and wedding receptions. McNamara’s architecture is bold and beautiful, inspired by the Minnesota landscape of wood, water and copper. With ten unique meeting rooms, all on the first floor, McNamara offers event planners and attendees many conveniences, including tunnel connections to an adjacent 500-car parking ramp and the Graduate Hotel, quick highway access and award-winning D’Amico Catering onsite.
  • 12,000 Sq. Ft.
  • 500 Banquet Style
  • 500 Theatre Style

Food & Beverage Options

Residential Dining
Residential Dining provides buffet style dining with a variety of menu options.
  • Seating Capacity: Varies
Coffman Memorial Union Dining
Our primary food court houses Chick-fil-A, Cranberry Farms, Bana Sol, Greens to Go, Grille Works, Kettle Classics, Bene Pizzeria, Panda Express, Einstein Bros Bagels, M Deli, Jamba Juice and Starbucks Coffee.
East Bank Campus Dining
The East Bank Campus offers several dining locations: River Road Cafe, Java City at Moos, Nolte Restaurant, Outside In, Northrop Grill and Wise Owl Cafe.
West Bank Dining
The West Bank Campus offers several dining locations: 1300 South Cafe, Academic Blend Cafe, Bistro West, Bleecker Street, Essentials Market, Grille Works, Left Bank Cafe, Metropol, Starbucks, Sullivan Cafe, Zoca, CityKid Java Cafe.
St. Paul Dining
The St Paul dining offers Hay Loft Cafe, Java City @ St Paul, Subway, and Terrace Cafe.

Catering options

Sky Lakes Catering Co.
We want to ensure that we are providing you with the very best options for you to select from, so please let us know if there is something you do not see in our order guide. We will be happy to assist you at any time with placing your food and beverage orders and can walk you through the on-line process. Choose from the featured menus or contact us to customize your event.


  • Total Number of Overnight Guests: 5000
  • Number of Overnight Rooms: 5,000
  • Wi-Fi in Guest Rooms: Yes
  • Wi-Fi Guest Room Cost : Free
Overnight Room Attributes
  • 24-hour check-in
  • Air-conditioned rooms available
  • Iron
  • Linens Provided
  • Kitchen Available
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Towels
  • Washer/Dryer
  • WiFi


Bailey Hall
Bailey Hall is nestled in a quaint neighborhood on the outskirts of St. Paul, Minnesota. For more information about Yudof Hall, please visit
  • 481 Beds
Centennial Hall
Located in the Superblock, Centennial Hall is situated in the heart of Stadium Village. For more information about Centennial Hall, please visit
  • 690 Beds
Comstock Hall
Comstock Hall is located a few steps from Coffman Memorial Union and the Weisman Art Museum. For more information about Comstock Hall, please visit
  • 561 Beds
Frontier Hall
Located in the Superblock, Frontier Hall is situated in the heart of Stadium Village. For more information about Frontier Hall, please visit
  • 733 Beds
Mark G. Yudof Hall
Yudof is a beautiful apartment complex overlooking the Mississippi River. For more information about Yudof Hall, please visit
  • 452 Beds
Territorial Hall
Located in the Superblock, Territorial Hall is situated in the heart of Stadium Village. For more information about Territorial Hall, please visit
  • 692 Beds
Roy Wilkins Hall
Roy Wilkins is an apartment complex outside of Dinkytown with convenient access to transit ways. For more information about Wilkins Hall, please visit
  • 142 Beds
17th Avenue Residence Hall
17th Avenue Residence Hall is located near Dinkytown, home to delicious and historic restaurants. For more information about 17th Avenue Residence Hall, please visit
  • 600 Beds
Pioneer Hall
Located in the Superblock, Pioneer Hall is situated in the heart of Stadium Village. For more information about Pioneer Hall, please visit
  • 756 Beds
Radius Apartments
Radius is an apartment complex located north of Dinkytown near UMN Althetic Facilities. For more information about Radius Apartments, please visit
  • 772 Beds

Featured Amenities

  • Accessible Facilities
  • Air Conditioning Air Conditioning
  • Bus - Shuttle, Public Bus Access Bus
  • Fitness Center Fitness Center
  • Laundry
  • Linens
  • Near Public Transit
  • Overnight Rooms
  • Paid Parking
  • Running Trails
  • Sports Facilities
  • Taxi
  • Theater Seating
  • WiFi

Venue Location + Transportation


210 Delaware St S.E.,
Comstock Hall,
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455


  • BusBus
  • LyftLyft
  • MetroMetro
  • TaxiTaxi
  • TrainTrain
  • UberUber

Nearby Airport

  • Minneapolis/St. Paul International - 20 minutes

Nearby International Airport

  • Minneapolis/St. Paul International - 20 minutes


  • Onsite Parking: Yes

Nearby Cities

Minneapolis – 1-2 miles to downtown
St Paul – 3 miles to downtown
Saint Louis Park – 9 miles

Things to Know


  • External Catering Allowed: Yes
  • Can Bring in Own Food: yes
  • Cultural Catering Available: Yes
  • Food and Beverage Onsite: Yes


Conference & Event Services offers online registration forms for guests staying in on-campus accommodations.

We offer wired and/or wireless services in all University of Minnesota venues, as well as access to housing and campus computer labs. The University has completely FREE guest wireless on campus.

  • Guest Wi-Fi: Free
  • Wi-Fi in meeting space: Yes

Venue Policies

  • Smoking Permitted: no
  • Cannabis Industry-Friendly: No
  • Cannabis Consumption: No
  • ADA Accessible: Yes


Security Monitors
For added security, our Security monitors may be hired 24 hours a day as needed.
University of Minnesota Police Department
UMPD is a professional police force, dedicated to protecting the people and property of the University of Minnesota.
Conference Services and Program Planning
Specializes in providing registration resources and conference planning services for University of Minnesota sponsored programs.
Parking and Transportation Services
Parking and Transportation Services specializes in the transit needs of guests, from parking permits and bus passes, to car rental and bike paths.
Signs and Graphics
Let Facility Management's Signs and Graphics Unit fulfill all your sign and graphic needs!
Office of Classroom Management
The Office of Classroom Management is the central point of contact, and single point of responsibility and accountability for all general purpose classroom space.
Printing Services
Printing Services has the resources, personnel, and knowledge required to successfully solve any communications challenge. From on-demand, variable data printing to web design and economical offset printing, our team of communications professionals will work within your budget to tailor an effective plan for communicating your message.


Classroom Technical Services
Provides a variety of technical services for guests, including set-up and operations support for the duration of your event.
Video Services
LCD Projectors, Video Monitors (27" & 32"), Video Conversion.
Audio Services
Wired and Wireless Microphones, Speakers, Digital Audio Recorders, Audio Conversion