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Meeting and Event Facilities - Greater Minnesota

List information taken from the 2014 Black Book
Meeting space
Guest rooms/suites
Distance from airport
Arrowwood Lodge at Brainerd Lakes
6967 Lake Forest Road
Baxter, MN 56425
Karolyn McCarte (director of sales)
Sands Ballroom can seat up to 300, seven other meeting spaces; wireless Internet
102 rooms; wireless Internet
Lodge Grill and Bar, banquet service
8 miles (Brainerd)
Arrowwood Resort and Conference Center
2100 Arrowwood Lane NW
Alexandria, MN 56308
320-762-1124, 866-386-5263
Dana Christensen (Sales manager)
29,000 square feet can serve up to 1,000; wireless Internet
182/18 plus 16 townhomes and 8 cottages; Internet
Lake Cafe, Boardwalk Deck Bar & Grill, Rafters, Banana Cabana, banquet service
130 miles (MSP)
Audubon Center of the North Woods
54165 Audubon Road
Sandstone, MN 55072
Laurie Fenner (marketing coordinator)
Dining hall seats 205, large and small meeting spaces; wireless Internet
Options including cabins and dormitory serve up to 162
Banquet service
90 miles (MSP)
Best Western Plus Kelly Inn
100 4th Ave. S
St. Cloud, MN 56301
Lindsay Latterell (director of sales)
Seven meeting rooms from 400 to 4,850 square feet; wireless Internet
229/30; wireless Internet
Green Mill restaurant, catering by Sterling Catering and Events
5 miles (St. Cloud), 80 miles (MSP)
Best Western The Falls Inn & Suites and Bigwood Event Center
925 Western Ave.
Fergus Falls, MN 56537
218-739-2211, 800-293-2216
Tammy Banks (event coordinator)
12,000 square feet, including 7,176-square-foot ballroom and breakout rooms, accommodates up to 600; wireless Internet
72/24; wireless Internet
Z103 Bar & Grill, banquet service
48 miles (Fargo), 193 miles (MSP)
Black Bear Casino Resort
1785 Highway 210
Carlton, MN 55718
Andrea Kolenda (sales coordinator)
Flexible 17,650-square-foot event center; wireless Internet
250; high-speed Internet
Seven Fires Steakhouse, The Buffet at the Bear, Sage Deli, banquet service
26 miles (Duluth)
Breezy Point Resort
9252 Breezy Point Dr.
Breezy Point, MN 56472
218-562-7811, 800-432-3777
Bonnie Tweed (director of marketing)
26,000 square feet can serve up to 500; wireless Internet
More than 240, many have jacuzzis and kitchenettes
Fine dining and casual restaurants, banquet service
20 miles (Brainerd)
Caribou Highlands Lodge
371 Ski Hill Road
Lutsen, MN 55612
Katelyn Gaspers (groups sales coordinator)
1,700 square feet in two rooms serves up to 100; wireless Internet
27 lodge rooms, 43 condos, 36 townhomes, 16 log homes
Moguls Grille, banquet service
96 miles (Duluth)
Cedar Lake Farm
400 W 260th St.
New Prague, MN 56071
Jenna Turna
Twenty acres of picnic and recreational area and 1,000 feet of shoreline accommodates groups up to 2,500
Not provided
Catering by Lancer Catering
37 miles (MSP)
Chase on the Lake
502 Cleveland Blvd.
Walker, MN 56484
JoAnna Tacheny (director of sales)
2,800 square feet of meeting space; wireless Internet
69; 47 condos
502 Restaurant & Lounge, banquet service
58 miles (Brainerd)
Conference & Retreat Center at Camp Courage
8046 83rd St. NW
Maple Lake, MN 55358
Heidi Strand (site and hospitality manager)
14 rooms of meting space accomodate up to 400
Accomodations for up to 250 people
Food service available
73 miles (MSP)
Country Inn & Suites by Carlson Hotel and Conference Center
1900 Premier Dr.
Mankato, MN 56001
Linda Steinback (director of sales)
5,200 square feet can serve up to 375 in 11 function rooms; wireless Internet
101/42; wireless Internet
Axel's Bonfire, banquet service
4 miles (Mankato), 80 miles (MSP)
Cragun's Resort and Hotel on Gull Lake
11000 Cragun's Dr.
Brainerd, MN 56401
Kathryn Stotka (director of sales)
47,000 square feet for meetings, 62,000 square feet of exhibit space, can serve up to 1,100
263/21; kitchenettes
Legacy Grille, Hungry Gull, banquet service
8 miles (Brainerd)
Daniel C. Gainey Conference Center of the University of St. Thomas
2480 S County Road 45
Owatonna, MN 55060
Gina Yetzer (director of sales)
2,400 square feet can serve up to 70; wireless Internet
35; Internet access
Banquet service
60 miles (MSP)
DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton Rochester/Mayo Clinic Area
150 S Broadway
Rochester, MN 55904
Deborah Knox (director of sales)
More than 9,000 square feet of flexible space can serve up to 400
Pescara, Starbucks
79 miles (MSP), 8 miles (Rochester)
Duluth Entertainment Convention Center
350 Harbor Dr.
Duluth, MN 55802
Sue Ellen Moore (director of sales)
250,000 square feet includes 32 meeting rooms and can serve up to 3,000; 150,000 square feet of exhibit space; wireless Internet
Banquet service
7 miles (Duluth)
Edgewater Resort & Waterpark
2400 London Road
Duluth, MN 55812
Kayla Dietzmann
2,500 square feet accommodates up to 300; wireless Internet
234/172; wireless Internet
Tiki Tom's Oasis & Grill, Tiki Tina's Pizzeria, Savories Catering, banquet service
9 miles (Duluth)
Fortune Bay Resort Casino
1430 Bois Forte Road
Tower, MN 55790
Brian Anderson (public relations manager)
7,200 square feet of meeting space including ballroom that seats up to 420; redesigned executive boardroom; wireless Internet
173/37, extended day suites, some kitchenettes
The Tamarack restaurant, Wilderness Grill, deli, banquet service
30 miles (Ely), 55 miles (Hibbing), 90 miles (Duluth)
Giants Ridge
6325 Wynne Creek Dr.
Biwabik, MN 55708
Sara Ferkul (director of catering)
Greg Smith (director of food and beverage)
The Chalet, Silver Room, and Gold Room, totaling 5,000 square feet, can serve up to 300; wireless Internet
Two on-site lodging facilities; wireless Internet
Wacootah Grille, banquet service
59 miles (Duluth)
Grand Casino Hinckley
777 Lady Luck Dr.
Hinckley, MN 55037
Sandi Clark (convention sales manager)
22,550 square feet accommodates up to 1,200; wireless Internet
Five restaurants, banquet service
86 miles (MSP), 78 miles (Duluth)
Grand Casino Mille Lacs
777 Grand Ave., P.O. Box 343
Onamia, MN 56359
Beverly Mitchell (business account executive)
16,443 square feet, including two ballrooms and nine function rooms, can accommodate up to 1,600; wireless Internet
Four restaurants, buffet, banquet service
120 miles (MSP)
Grand Ely Lodge Resort & Conference Center
400 N Pioneer Road
Ely, MN 55731
218-365-6565, 800-365-5070
Katie Bennett (director of event planning)
4,915 square feet of banquet rooms accommodate up to 300; wireless Internet
61 lakeview rooms/4 suites
Evergreen Restaurant, Antlers Lounge, banquet service
106 miles (Duluth), 5 miles (Ely)
Grand Portage Lodge & Casino
7 Casino Rd.
Grand Portage, MN 55605
Brian Mariotte (Enterprise administrator)
5,500 square feet of flexible meeting space can serve up to 400 for dinner; wireless Internet
90/5; wireless Internet
Island View dining room, banquet service
150 miles (Duluth), 45 miles (Thunder Bay)
Grand Superior Lodge
2826 Hwy. 61
Two Harbors, MN 55616
Reba Meyer (group sales manager)
2,225 square feet, including ballroom, boardroom, and three meeting rooms, can serve up to 200 for dinner; wireless Internet
90--lodge rooms and suites, cabins, and lake homes
Splashing Rock restaurant, banquet service
190 miles (MSP), 37 miles (Duluth)
Grand View Lodge
23521 Nokomis Ave.
Nisswa, MN 56468
218-963-2234, 800-368-1885
Cindy Baysinger (director of sales and events)
30,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, indoor and outdoor venues, accommodates up to 1,000; wireless Internet
200 rooms; wireless Internet
Seven restaurants, banquet service
150 miles (MSP)
The Grands at Mulligans
601 N Pinecone Road
Sartell, MN 56377
Jason Becker (owner)
Two large rooms can serve up to 350; wireless Internet
Not provided
Banquet service
75 miles (MSP), 10 miles (St. Cloud)
Great Lakes Aquarium
353 Harbor Dr.
Duluth, MN 55802
Alexis Berke
Lobby with 24-foot, lit water wall seats up to 80, Harbor View Suite and a boardroom for groups smaller than 50, seating among exhibits for larger groups; full facility accommodates up to 500 or 300 seated
Not provided
Catering by Black Woods and Savories
7 miles (Duluth)
Greysolon Ballroom by Black Woods
231 E Superior St.
Duluth, MN 5802
Katie Marturano
3,780 square foot ballroom and several other spaces
Not provided
Banquet service
Not provided
Holiday Inn & Suites
75 S 37th Ave.
St. Cloud, MN 56301
320-253-9000, 800-465-4329
Dick Anderson (Owner)
10,000 square feet of meeting space, 11,000 square feet of exhibit space; wireless Internet
257/43; wireless Internet
Legends Bar and Grill, Legends Cafe, banquet service
8 miles (St. Cloud), 80 miles (MSP)
Holiday Inn & Suites Duluth
200 W 1st St.
Duluth, MN 55802
Shawn McLaughlin (director of sales)
12,000 square feet accommodates up to 600; wireless Internet
283/62; wireless Internet
Porter's restaurant, Greenery Sidewalk Cafe, Sneakers Sports Bar & Grill, banquet service
160 miles (MSP), 7 miles (Duluth)
Holiday Inn Austin
1701 4th St. NW
Austin, MN 55912
Grand ballroom and three other meeting rooms
Harvest Buffet, banquet service
Not provided
Holiday Inn Minneapolis NW & Wildwoods Water Park
9200 Quaday Ave. NE
Elk River, MN 55330
John Tracy (director of sales)
Seven meeting rooms, prefunction area, and refreshment area can serve 150; wireless Internet
125/58; wireless Internet
Mississippi Valley Grill and Bar, banquet service
44 miles (MSP)
Jackpot Junction Casino Hotel
39375 County Hwy. 24
Morton, MN 56270
Lisa Busse-Erickson (sales manager)
45,000 square feet with 27 breakout spaces serves up to 1,400 for banquets, 2,700 theater-style, or 880 classroom-style; wireless Internet
378/27; Internet access
Dacotah Restaurant, Seasons Buffet, Full Deck Grill, four lounges, banquet service
106 miles (MSP)
The Kahler Grand Hotel
20 SW 2nd Ave.
Rochester, MN 55902
Linda Dragt (director of sales)
35,000 square feet, 14 meeting rooms; wireless Internet
668/17; wireless Internet
Grand Grill, Lord Essex Tavern, Martini's Lounge, banquet service
75 miles (MSP), 10 miles (Rochester)
The Lodge at Giants Ridge
6373 Wynne Creek Dr.
Biwabik, MN 55708
Chris Ayers (General manager)
7,000 square feet can serve up to 350; wireless Internet
68 condominium suites; wireless Internet
Timbers Dining, Sticks Sports Lounge, banquet service
59 miles (Duluth)
Lutsen Resort on Lake Superior
5700 W Highway 61
Lutsen, MN 55612
Beth Hazelton (director of group sales)
Banquet room with three balcony areas can accommodate up to 125; smaller meeting room for up to 30; wireless Internet
Lakeside Dining Room, Poplar River Pub, banquet service
100 miles (Duluth)
Madden's on Gull Lake
11266 Pine Beach Peninsula
Brainerd, MN 56401
Becky Bohnenstingl (sales manager)
Renae Peterson (sales manager) sales managers
42,000 square feet in 32 rooms; wireless Internet
Four dining rooms, coffee shop; banquet service
14 miles (Brainerd);
Mayo Civic & Convention Center
30 Civic Center Dr. SE
Rochester, MN 55904
507-328-2220, 800-422-2199
Matt Esau (director of sales)
100,000 square feet, including exhibit hall, auditorium, theater, and 15 meeting rooms; wireless Internet
Not provided
11 approved caterers
78 miles (MSP), 8 miles (Rochester)
Northern Lights Casino, Hotel and Event Center
6800 Y Frontage Road NW
Walker, MN 56484
James Brown (event center manager)
Flexible 9,000-square-foot event center serves up to 600 for dinner or up to 850 for concerts; wireless Internet
Dancing Fire restaurant, North Star buffet, banquet service
50 miles (Bemidji)
Palace Casino & Hotel
6280 Upper Cass Frontage Road NW
Cass Lake, MN 56633
Bradley Ellis (catering )
Accommodates up to 300 people
Red Cedar Grill, Red Cedar Cafe, banquet service
20 miles (Bemidji), 127 miles (Duluth)
Prairie's Edge Casino Resort
5616 Prairie's Edge Lane
Granite Falls, MN 56241
Eric Preuss (marketing director)
15,000 square feet of multi-use space accommodates up to 1,100; wireless Internet
160/12; wireless Internet
Firefly Lounge and Grill, Meadows buffet, Wotapi Deli, banquet service
124 miles (MSP)
Radisson Hotel Duluth-Harborview
505 W Superior St.
Duluth, MN 55802
Jeff Briner (general manager)
9,000 square feet accommodates up to 400; wireless Internet
268/7; wireless Internet
JJ Astor's revolving rooftop restaurant, banquet service, Bowery Bros. restaurant and lounge
160 miles (MSP), 7 miles (Duluth)
Ramada Hotel & Conference Center
1517 16th St. SW
Rochester, MN 55902
Amy Olson (catering manager )
8,000 square feet accommodates up to 350; wireless Internet
149; wireless Internet
Teresa's restaurant, banquet service
79 miles (MSP), 8 miles (Rochester)
Redwood Area Community Center
901 Cook St.
Redwood Falls, MN 56283
Jackie Edwards (center manager)
6,000 square feet of flexible space serves up to 400
Open catering
117 miles (MSP)
Rochester International Event Center
7333 Airport View Dr. SW
Rochester, MN 55902
Peter Mathiason (events and sales manager)
13,000 square feet of banquet facilities to accommodate up to 840; wireless Internet
Not provided
Banquet service
1 mile (Rochester), 85 miles (MSP)
Rochester Marriott
101 SW 1st Ave.
Rochester, MN 55902
John Peart
10,000 square feet
DEN. Drink Eat Network, banquet service
75 miles (MSP), 10 miles (Rochester)
Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge
25039 Tame Fish Lake Road
Deerwood, MN 56444
Sue Maroney-Smith (director of sales)
10,000 square feet can serve up to 325; wireless Internet
180; wireless Internet
Ruby's Lodge Dining Room, Zig's restaurant, Bear Pine Bar, banquet service
20 miles (Brainerd)
St. Cloud River's Edge Convention Center
10 4th Ave. S
St. Cloud, MN 56301
Bill Dunsmoor (convention center manager)
150,000 square feet of flexible space, including 17 breakout rooms and 76,500 square feet of exhibit space; wireless Internet
Not provided
14 catering choices
5 miles (St. Cloud), 80 miles (MSP)
St. James Hotel
406 Main St.
Red Wing, MN 55066
Nicole Miller (director of sales and catering)
20,000 square feet can serve up to 400; wireless Internet
62/9; wireless Internet
The Port, The Veranda restaurant, Jimmy's Pub, banquet service
50 miles (MSP)
St. Olaf College
1520 St. Olaf Ave.
Northfield, MN 55057
Michelle Egeness (guest conferences director)
5,424-square-foot ballroom holds 450 seated, smaller meeting rooms, theaters, and an auditorium that holds up to 3,000; wireless Internet
Sandwich and coffee shop, Stav Hall cafeteria, catering by Bon Appetit
40 miles (MSP)
Sawmill Inn of Grand Rapids
2301 S Hwy. 169
Grand Rapids, MN 55744
800-235-6455, 218-326-8501
Edie McTamaney (director of sales and catering)
Seven rooms can serve up to 400
124; wireless Internet
Cedars restaurant and lounge, banquet service
1 mile (Grand Rapids), 78 miles (Duluth)
Shooting Star Casino, Hotel & Event Center
777 Casino Road
Mahnomen, MN 56557
Bill Marsh (Marketing director)
30,000 square feet includes an event center that seats up to 1,800, a ballroom that seats up to 400, and eight breakout rooms; high-speed Internet
392; Internet access
2 ONE 8 fine dining, Whispering Winds, Traditions Buffet, Delights Deli, banquet service
250 miles (MSP), 70 miles (Fargo)
Spirit Mountain Recreation Area
9500 Spirit Mountain Pl.
Duluth, MN 55810
218-628-2891, 800-624-6377
Briana Johnson
13,500 square feet serves up to 500, with views of Lake Superior; wireless Internet
14 villas
The Riverside Bar and Grill, banquet service
12 miles (Duluth)
Sugar Lake Lodge
7584 Otis Lane
Cohasset, MN 55721
Chad Simons (director of sales)
10,000 square feet, including large room that can hold up to 300, and six breakout rooms that hold up to 95; wireless Internet
164, including lodge rooms, cabins, and townhomes
Otis's Grille, lodge dining room, banquet service
90 miles (Duluth), 12 miles (Grand Rapids)
Superior Shores Resort and Conference Center
1521 Superior Shores
Two Harbors, MN 55616
Jenna Pederson (Operations manager)
3,800 square feet--one to five meeting rooms--can serve up to 250 for banquets or up to 220 for meetings; wireless Internet
98/83; wireless Internet
Kamloops restaurant, banquet service
30 miles (Duluth)
Thumper Pond
300 Thumper Lodge Road
Ottertail, MN 56571
Jackie Stevens (Director of sales)
12,000 square feet accommodates up to 300; wireless Internet
78 suites; wireless Internet
Restaurant and lounge; banquet service
85 miles (Fargo)
Treasure Island Resort & Casino
5734 Sturgeon Lake Road
Welch, MN 55089
Gary Sturm (sales manager)
3,000-seat event center, 50,000-square-foot meeting space, 19 meeting rooms; wireless Internet
480; wireless Internet
Seven restaurants, lounge, banquet service
40 miles (MSP)
Verizon Wireless Center
1 Civic Center Plaza
Mankato, MN 56001
Tricia Stenberg (Convention Sales & Marketing Specialist)
Eric Jones (Marketing Manager)
45,000 square feet of flexible meeting space can serve up to 5,000.
Two hotels attached via skyway
Two restaurants attached via skyway
75 miles
Whitefish Lodge & Suites
14150 Swann Dr.
Crosslake, MN 56442
Crystal Glaser (director of sales and marketing)
7,300 square feet in five meeting rooms serves groups of up to 350; wireless Internet
18/36; wireless Internet
Whitefish Catering
26 miles (Brainerd), 171 miles (MSP)
Wild Mountain & Taylors Falls Recreation Area
37200 Wild Mountain Road
Taylors Falls, MN 55084
Amy Frischmon (vice president)
Julie Samuelson (office manager)
Boat tour- one boat holds 250, the other 149; Eagle's Nest serves up to 350; Bear's Den up to 200; wireless Internet
Not provided
Banquet service
50 miles (MSP)