Located near the shore of Lake Superior on the Chequamegon Bay, Northland College offers you a year round, full-service facility for small and large groups. You receive individual attention from beginning to end of your event, here on our campus.

  • Distinctive conference rooms and theater to hold 15 to 300 guests.
  • Full catering service from casual dining to gourmet meals.
  • On-campus accommodations and overnight housing available during summer.
  • Use of facilities, Outpost rentals, and campus grounds.
  • Audio/visual service including sound system, microphone, phone teleconference, LCD projection, laptop computers, and wireless internet.

We’d be happy to help answer questions and help guide you through your process of finding the right fit for your meeting or conference. Complete a rental inquiry and get started!

Meeting Spaces

sentry room
Sentry Room, Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute

Price: $75
The Sentry Room is a warm, inviting, and versatile space with seating up to 75 people lecture style. A full wall of windows flank the south with a view of Bay City Creek, and a brick floor adds to its unique charm.

  • Capacity 75
  • AV equipment and phone conferencing available
  • 6 round tables with 7 at each, conference square, U shape
alvord theatre
Alvord Theater, Ponzio Campus Center

Price: $150
The Alvord Theatre, which was completed in 1964 and renovated in 2003, has become a cozy space integrated into the character and purpose of the facility.

  • Capacity 300, seats 250 lecture style
  • AV equipment available
  • 8 round tables with 7 at each, 5 round tables in the lower area
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Baldwin Commons, Ponzio Campus Center

Price: $200
Adorned on three sides with windows, the Baldwin Commons is a large, bright space suitable for sit-down gatherings up to 300 people. Catering through Chartwells Food Service offers many exceptional culinary options.

  • Capacity 300
  • AV equipment available
  • Weddings minimum 2-day rental ($400)
Student Lounge, Ponzio Campus Center

Price: $75
Completed in 2003, the Student Lounge offers a rustic lodge atmosphere with a small stage.

  • Capacity 75
  • AV equipment available
Great Room, Ponzio Campus Center

Price: $50
The crossroads of the campus, this space lies between the Alvord Theatre, Baldwin Commons, and Mail Room. There are two corner lounges for informal meetings, as well as an open area available for tabling—there is much foot traffic through this area.

  • Capacity 35
Student Service Commons, Ponzio Campus Center

Price: $50
From meetings to yoga classes, the Student Services Commons Area is a versatile space.

  • Capacity 40 at tables
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Conference Rooms, Ponzio Campus Center

Price: $50
The large conference room seats 12 at a large round table. There is a large television available with internet and video conferencing ability.

  • Capacity: 12
  • Computer and phone conferencing available
CSE Classroom
Academic Classrooms

Price: $50
A variety of academic classroom are available for reservation. Tier Lecture style seating and desk seating available.

  • Capacity 25
  • SmartBoards and AV equipment available
Library Rooms

Price: $50
Located in the lower level of the Library, 3 private meeting rooms are available for small groups.

  • Capacity 20
  • AV equipment available
Parsonage Outdoor Amphitheater, Ponzio Campus Center

Price: $50
An outdoor area with grass, tier seating facing a stage outside the Ponzio Campus Center. The space offers a special location for weddings, plays, and performances.

The Mall

Price: $50
An open grass area located in the center of campus.

Fire Ring

Price: $25
A large fire ring with stone seating. Set on the north side of the Mall area.


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Northland’s food service provider, Chartwells, is dedicated to local, sustainable, and organic food practices. Meals are served in the Baldwin Commons where Chartwells’s highly-skilled staff provides delicious and healthy food including vegetarian, gluten-free, and vegan choices.

Some of the Chartwells sustainable initiatives include cage-free eggs, composting food scraps, reusable mugs, and sustainably harvested coffee and seafood.  We’re proud to say that thirty-eight percent of all food served is from local farms!

Download the Catering Guide

3 Meal Daily Rate

Ala Carte Rates
Breakfast $6.85
Lunch $8.55
Dinner $10.10

Minimum group of fifteen people required for catering events during summer.


Of the many residence halls on the Northland campus, the McLean Environmental Living and Learning Center, opened in 1998, serves as a unique residential space and was an early model for green building. Students played an active role in the building’s design and helped select environmentally-friendly materials including recycled carpet, furniture made from recycled milk jugs and recycled steel, bio-composite counter-tops, low-emissive windows, and natural-based linoleum floors to employ the best use of resources.

Room accommodations cost by unit, not per person.

Individual & Family Reunion Rentals
  • $55/night: Traditional single occupancy
  • $65/night: Traditional double occupancy
  • $75/night: Premium suite with in-room bath (2 beds)
  • $100/night: Double premium with in-room bath (4 beds)
  • $140/night: 2 BR Townhouse (4 beds)
  • $140/night: 4 BR Apartment (2 bedrooms with 1 bed each,  2 bedrooms with 2 beds each)
organizations & business conference RENTALS
  • $40/night: Traditional single occupancy
  • $50/night: Traditional double occupancy
  • $60/night: Premium suite with in-room bath (2 beds)
  • $85/night: Double premium with in-room bath (4 beds)
  • $125/night: 2 BR Townhouse (4 beds)
  • $125/night: 4 BR Apartment (2 bedrooms with 1 bed each,  2 bedrooms with 2 beds each)

The McLean Environmental Living and Learning Community (MELLC)

McLean Environmental Living and Learning Center
The McLean Environmental Living and Learning Community (MELLC) has been lauded nation-wide for its environmental design. Featuring sustainable architecture, a 120’ wind turbine, photovoltaic arrays, and a greenhouse, this co-educational residence hall is a campus favorite. It also overlooks the Mino Aki garden. The MELLC boasts a wide variety of room styles, including conventional double rooms, suites with a shared bath, and apartments. The residence hall provides ample social space with four kitchens, four lounges, and five study/meeting rooms.

  • Traditional single and double occupancy rental: access to community bathrooms, kitchen and lounge spaces.
  • Suites rental: access to in-room shared bathroom, community kitchen, and community lounge space.

Northland TownhousesTownhouse Apartments
The Townhouses provide two-bedroom, two-bath, fully-furnished apartments enhance an independent lifestyle and are conveniently located on campus. There are seven two-story apartments that each house four residents.

  • Townhouses: two bedrooms, private kitchen, and private lounge.
  • Apartments: four bedrooms, private kitchen, and private lounge.

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Additional Charges

Additional costs may include extended lighting, sound or room setup, cleaning outside of normal parameters, and additional staffing.

Additional Charges

  • Student Tech: $15.00 per hour, maximum 4 hours
  • Remove/Replacement of Flags in Baldwin Commons: $500
  • Power to Mall: $50
  • Table Linens: $5.00 each table
  • Large Mall Tent: request price quote
  • Coordination Services Fee