Conference & Event Services
Our venues are ideal for a variety of events:
- retreats and conferences
- special events
- trade shows
- training sessions
- anniversary receptions
We offer numerous venues to meet your needs. Available meeting and event rooms include:
- 860-seat auditorium
- 180-seat theatre
- 125-seat amphitheatre
- 450-seat dining facility
- 50-seat executive meeting/dining room
- Executive meeting suite
- Multimedia classrooms/breakout rooms
- Recreational and health facilities
Here's what you'll get when you hold an event at Bethel:
- Experienced planning assistance
- Online registration system
- Full on-site catering
- Full technical support
- On- and off-campus housing options
- Area tourism assistance
- 24/7 security
- Promotional support
- Complimentary conference site office
- Just 15 minutes from South Bend International Airport and Chicago South Shore Line train
- Free parking
Bethel's catering services, contracted through Sodexo, Inc., prepares meals specific to your preference. Whether it is a catered banquet, outdoor barbeque, reception, luncheon or corporate meeting, Sodexo provides exceptional food and service.
Bethel's coffeehouse, Sufficient Grounds Café, is also available to guests for a more relaxed meeting location.
Bethel University's housing options include traditional, budget-friendly residence hall or suite-style accommodations for our conference and retreat guests.
The Dr. Norman V. and Janice Bridges Hall, for example, is a spacious, yet cozy, residence hall with the feel of a boutique hotel. Bridges Hall contains generously sized, four- to six-person guest suites, each with multiple bedrooms, a common area, kitchenette and spacious bathroom. Bridges Hall offers the perfect lodging for short stays or extended retreats.
Bridges Hall boasts three floors of spacious four-person apartments. There is a large lobby on first floor, as well as two comfortable lounges on the second and third floors that have large flat screen TVs. Each floor has a study room, washer and dryer and a kitchen. The lobby is a great place to relax by the fireplace!
Bethel University Conference Services is proud to partner with Marriott and Hampton Inn & Suites properties for off-campus housing. This partnership provides reduced rates for all conference guests. Please let us know if you would like us to make arrangements for your group.