Facility Rental

Searching for the perfect place for your next meeting or event, the Steele County History Center offers versatile meeting and event space. Our professional and friendly staff will make your rental experience a pleasure as they customize each rental to your particular needs.


Offering more than 2,500 square feet of beautiful and unique settings for any meeting or event. Whether you use our Wenger Room with natural light, dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows, the Lange Theatre, our 1,100 sq. ft. patio, or locations in the Village of Yesteryear, the staff at the SCHS will make your event shine.


At the Steele County History Center, your meeting or event will enjoy:

  • a dedicated service team including an experienced Meetings and Special Events Manager

  • a Meetings Concierge for after hour events

  • high-tech support including high-speed wireless Internet access, audio-visual capabilities

  • full-service catering kitchen

  • exhibit hall


For room rental information, please contact 507-451-1420


Room Capacity

  • Wenger Room – seats up to 140 at round tables or 250 theater-style

  • Lange Theater – seats 34-40 theater style with accommodations for table seating

  • SACO Church – seats 65

  • Picnic shelter/playgrounds south of facilities – rental of shelter through Owatonna Park & Rec Department


Unique Dining Experience

Whether you are getting together for a special family occasion, important business dinner, or proposing on bended knee – private dining is something you must experience. The Dunnell House allows for a unique and intimate setting with a menu  that is customized to your exact needs. There is nothing like it.


Booking a Venue

To book one of our venues, please contact 507-451-1420

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Derek Delaney, Profinium

"I held an event at SCHS and it went great. Their technology capabilities allowed me to stream a live event from the Minneapolis Convention Center with no problems or interruptions. Their staff was extremely helpful. They assisted in setting up lunch and also provided tech support before the event started. I would definitely recommend SCHS as the venue for any special event!"