St Olaf College offers excellent small- and large-group meeting spaces within an hour’s drive of the Twin Cities and Rochester. Located in historic Northfield, Minn., on one of the most beautiful campuses in America, the college provides a setting free from everyday distractions — one that encourages creativity, productivity and reflection.
St. Olaf offers facilities and planning services for a wide array of guest events: corporate meetings, employee training, camps, conferences, banquets, weddings, company picnics and more.
The attractive and accessible facilities of Buntrock Commons, located at the heart of campus, include meeting rooms that comfortably accommodate groups of five to 400. The building, completed in 1999, provides a variety of settings, from boardroom to ballroom, that facilitate and inspire group interaction.
Viking Theater, a 144-seat multimedia venue in Buntrock Commons offers a dynamic environment that is ideal for presentations.
The Black and Gold Ballroom offers flexible seating for conferences, meetings, receptions and special occasions. The 5,232-square foot ballroom can be divided into three sections that rent separately or as one.
Other Campus Locations
Surrounding the campus green are other buildings that offer flexible spaces for multi-media presentations, exhibits, receptions, performances, ceremonies, lectures and seminars for small to large groups. Among the most popular are the Dittmann Center for the Arts, Christiansen Hall of Music, Boe Memorial Chapel and Speech-Theater Building.
Norway Valley, restored prairie wetlands, woodland trails and flower gardens provide lovely settings for outdoor events and recreation.
Serving You Well
Let our Conferences and Events professionals smooth the way for your successful event. Our coordinated services include registration, room reservations and setup, technical support, printing and catering.
Select from a variety of dining options including buffets, ethnic cuisine and formal banquets in one of the private rooms of the Kings’ Room Complex, or off-the-grill fare, salads, coffees, smoothies and tempting desserts from the Cage. Whether you want custom catering or a daily meal plan, you’ll dine well at St. Olaf. When The Princeton Review asked student gourmands across the country to critique the food at their schools’ cafeterias, St. Olaf College
was named in the top ten of finest collegiate dining.
In addition to its complete book selection, the St. Olaf Bookstore showcases Scandinavian and St. Olaf clothing and gifts and recordings of the St. Olaf Choir, Band, Orchestra and Christmas Festival. Convenience items for guests’ last-minute needs are also available.
Take a Closer Look
Take a look inside of Buntrock Commons. Better yet, make the easy drive to Northfield (directions) and experience the beauty and vitality of the St. Olaf campus for yourself. Our staff will show you the facilities and describe what we will do to make your customized event a memorable success.
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While You’re in the Neighborhood
Northfield is a visitor’s haven with coffee shops, ethnic restaurants, specialty stores, riverfront clubs, parks, art galleries, a historic river inn, theater productions, historical society and nearby paved bike trails. Visit the Northfield Convention and Visitors Bureau website.