Catering Policies

Scheduling events at Luther Seminary is a two step process:

  • Facility Reservations and
  • Catering

Facility Reservations

All event facilities require a confirmed reservation.  Call 651-641-3432 to make arrangements.

NOTE: The Olson Campus Center Dining Room facility fee is waived with a final guest guarantee of 200 or more and a catering estimate in excess of $26.00 per person.


Luther Seminary Dining Services is the exclusive provider and coordinator of all catering services for the Olson Campus Center and Northwestern Hall. We invite you to contact us at: 651-641-3255 or

Luther Seminary is an alcohol-free campus.

Sample menus are available at or can be mailed to you upon request. Customized menus are also available.

Sixty days prior to your event, a non-refundable deposit of 50% of the estimated function cost is calculated and presented to you (maximum of $500.00). At this time, this amount is due along with a signed contract. MasterCard, Visa, personal checks and cash are accepted as forms of payment.

Meals for your event are carefully planned and prepared based on the schedule specified in your contract. Any event/time changes to this schedule must be approved no less than seven days prior to the event. Food items held for extended periods diminish in flavor and appearance. Therefore, meal service delays in excess of thirty minutes or additional staffing required will incur an additional 15% service fee.

Final guarantee (the confirmed number of guests) is required no less than seven days prior to event date. Payment in full must be submitted within the following two business days (including 15% gratuity and 6.5 % state taxes).

Luther Seminary will plan to serve up to 5% more than the confirmed number. If the actual number of guests served exceeds the confirmed number, a final invoice will reflect these additional charges.

NOTE: Local health and safety regulations prohibit removing leftover food from our facilities.

All table/event decorations and the decorating schedule must be approved no less than seven days prior to the event. Tabletop confetti is not permitted. You are responsible for removing all decorations immediately following your event.