Wilder Center Main Auditorium

Meeting Space Rental

Rent Wilder Center conference auditoriums and meeting rooms

Wilder Center offers small-to-large capacity auditoriums and meeting room rentals for your nonprofit, agency or corporate event and is conveniently located between downtown Saint Paul and Minneapolis. Wilder Center is accessible by I-94, Metro Transit Light Rail, and several bus routes. Free ramp parking, free Wi-Fi and audio-visual equipment make Wilder Center the perfect event venue. Check the new meeting capacities and guidelines for safe physical distancing while meeting at Wilder Center.

Event spaces are available for rent weekdays and weekends during the following hours: 

  • Monday-Friday: 6:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m.
  • Saturday: 6:30 a.m.-11:30 p.m.
  • Sunday: 6:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.

For questions and reservations, contact Dave Norell, Wilder Center Event Manager: 
651-280-2402 | meet@wilder.org

Check out the video below to learn more about the Wilder Center event venue, location and meeting spaces, or download more information.

About Wilder Center's Meeting Spaces

Meetings spaces are available for rent on the ground/first and second floor at Wilder Center. Room charges are billed hourly (with a four-hour minimum for the auditorium). We offer discounted rates for nonprofit/government agency rentals; rates are listed respectively.

Capacities & Guidelines for Safe Physical Distancing

Auditorium Theater & Classroom Style U-Shape Style Conference Style Modified Cluster Style*

Full

70

26

32

32

A

25

12

16

16

A & B

45

15

19

24

B, C & D

40

14

18

19

C & D

20

10

14

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B

20

10

14

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**Modified cluster style: 60” rounds and 4’x5’ clusters are not an option. Conference style clusters for small group work will be accommodated with 6 tables for 4 people. 

Safety Guidelines at Wilder Center: 

  • Access event spaces from parking ramp to courtyard entrance; do not use main entrance.
  • Masks are strongly encouraged; sanitation stations will be available.
  • Individually packaged lunches only; no buffet style food and beverage.
  • Attendees should use restrooms when needed; no full group breaks.
  • Microphones must not be passed.

Types of Meeting Spaces at Wilder Center

Wilder Center Amenities Included with Meeting Spaces

Wilder Center Main Auditorium
Wilder Center Main Reception Lobby
Wilder Center Main Reception Area
Rent a meeting room at the Wilder Center for your next event
Wilder Center Rondo Dining Room
Wilder Center's main auditorium is perfect for large capacity conferences.
Wilder Center Backyard Labyrinth
Have your next outdoor event in Wilder Center's backyard
  • Parking in our free off street, 5-floor parking ramp
  • Technical assistance with audio and visual setup from Wilder staff
  • Commercial kitchen for licensed caterers to use for staging and food preparation (includes water and ice dispensers)
  • Wi-Fi access
  • Restrooms near all event spaces
  • Accessible, elevator and stairs available

Please note:

  • Alcohol allowed (call for details)
  • Bring your own linens (table covers, chair covers, napkins and other linens not included)

Request a Space for Your Next Meeting, Conference or Event

Please complete the form below to request a meeting space at Wilder Center and click "submit" at the end.

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PRIVACY NOTICE: The information you give to us in this form will be used to determine service requests and may be shared with other staff in the Wilder Foundation whose jobs require access or with others outside of the Wilder Foundation as provided by law. Please note that you are not required to submit your information using this form. You may also contact us at the Wilder Center by calling 651-280-2402 or emailing meet@wilder.org.