Conference & Event Services

Our venues are ideal for a variety of events:

  • retreats and conferences
  • special events
  • trade shows
  • training sessions
  • meetings
  • weddings
  • anniversary receptions


We offer numerous venues to meet your needs. Available meeting and event rooms include:

  • 860-seat auditorium
  • 125-seat theatre
  • 125-seat amphitheater
  • 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
  • Just 15 minutes from South Bend International Airport and the 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.

On Campus Lodging

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

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!

Brenneman and Ramseyer

In Founder’s Village, apartment-style accommodations are great for comfortable and spacious.

Sailor Hall

Manges and Tuckey halls feature suite and “super-suite” style rooms. The Great Room features a shared full-sized kitchen.

Off-Campus Lodging

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.


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