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Catering and Wedding Receptions

Beaux Arts Ballroom, nestled lake side at the heart of Bemidji State University's Hobson Memorial Union, is the perfect canvas for you to create a storybook celebration. With banquet seating for up to 450, the ballroom features a spacious dance floor and full sized stage. Outdoor courtyards are just steps away, ideal for photographs and for guests to step out to mingle. Floor to ceiling windows span the east side and overlook Lake Bemidji, providing an elegant atmosphere for the reception of your dreams. The ballroom's classic aesthetics complement any choice of decor from simple to elaborate.


We are proud to be associated with the professionals of Bemidji State University Catering Services, who are among the finest in Minnesota. With years of experience providing full service catering, their superior cuisine and impeccable service makes for an unforgettable dining experience. Choose from a full array of catering options from hors d'oeuvres service to luncheon buffets to formal sit down dinners, all of which can be completely customized to create a unique menu that will leave a lasting impression.


Once you have chosen a date for your celebration we welcome you to contact us to explore availability, and to tour our beautiful facilities. Our experienced event management team will work with you throughout the event planning process, to ensure your event is truly memorable.

When you choose Beaux Arts Ballroom to host your special occasion, you'll receive:

  • Personal guidance on every detail from room set up to coordination of all campus event services.
  • Ample time for decorating. The ballroom will be reserved for you from 5:00 p.m. the day prior to your event.
  • Access to the ballroom's state-of-the-art technology including an LCD Projector, wireless internet and an excellent house sound system for dinner music, toasts and announcements.
  • Professional service that is sure to exceed your expectations.

For more information or to reserve space visit our Event Planning page.