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For delegates and planners, Mankato presents some of the most affordable and easily accessible elements for successful meetings and conventions in Southern Minnesota. We excel at hosting meetings and conventions because of our diverse lodging, highly skilled event management teams, accessibility, affordability and our state-of-the-art facilities. Our extensive trails, outdoor adventures, sports and cultural encounters enhance the experience for delegates and planners.

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Verizon Center

  • 6500 Capacity
  • 13 Mtg. Rooms
  • City Center
Verizon Center

Verizon Center

One Civic Center Plaza
Mankato, Minnesota 56001
507.389.3000 · Fax: 507.389.3004

At a Glance
  • Capacity: 6500
  • Mtg. Rooms: 13
  • Location: City Center
  • Property Type: Convention Center
  • Gross Meeting Space (sf): 74727
  • Max. Theater Style Capacity: 2000
  • Max: Banquet Capacity: 1000
  • Catering: Full Service

The Verizon Center is the anchor of the Mankato City Center Campus. It is one of the Midwest’s Premier centers for conventions, meetings, banquets and entertainment. The facility is idea for groups of any size with an arena that has concert capacity for up to 6,500, banquet/exhibit hall, conference rooms, historic reception hall and brand new multi-use auditorium.

The versatile and comfortable facility is located in the heart of the City Center, southern Minnesota’s hub for sports, entertainment, history and culture. The Verizon Center offers every organization a functional environment that accommodates everything from large trade shows and conventions to smaller company meetings. With a number of meeting rooms to choose from, the Verizon Center has the perfect space for any event.

With over 50,000 square feet of flexible exhibit space, the Verizon Center’s staff has all the ingredients to create an outstanding experience for every organization. The meeting rooms are equipped with state-of-the-art audio/visual equipment. For intimate occasions, the historic Reception Hall offers classic beauty and elegance. To ensure the success of every event an event coordinator helps with every step of the planning process and an event facilitator is available to offer assistance during the event.

The Verizon Center has all the necessary ingredients to create a successful meeting from equipment rental to on-site event facilitators to full-service catering. With a number of meeting rooms to choose from, the Verizon Center has the perfect space for every meeting.

The Verizon Event Center, opened in fall 2016, is a flexible space with retractable first floor seating that accommodates a variety of events and is ideal for expos, trade shows, conventions, concerts and performances. This space can accommodate up to 2,000 people theater style, and up to 1,000 people with rounds. The Verizon Event Center also features two lobbies perfect for pre-function, registration or social hour space.

Cutting edge acoustics and a superb sound system make the Verizon Center Arena one of the finest in the country.With the flexibility to offer a variety of configurations, the multi-use arena hosts some of the hottest stars touring today and welcomes expos including the annual Southern Minnesota Home and Builders Show. The recently remodeled arena is home ice to Minnesota State University, Mankato Division I men’s hockey.

Intergovernmental Center

  • 170 Capacity
  • 3 Mtg. Rooms
  • City Center
Mankato Intergovernmental Center

Intergovernmental Center

10 Civic Center Plaza, Mankato
Mankato, MN 56001
507.387.8600

At a Glance
  • Capacity: 170
  • Mtg. Rooms: 3
  • Location: City Center
  • Property Type: Convention Center
  • Gross Meeting Space (sf): 2942
  • Max. Theater Style Capacity: 170
  • Max: Banquet Capacity: 90
  • Catering: Full Service

The Intergovernmental Center is located in City Center Mankato, across the street from the Verizon Center and houses a variety of Mankato City offices.

Hilton Garden Inn

  • 64 Capacity
  • 5 Mtg. Rooms
  • City Center
Hilton Garden Inn Mankato

Hilton Garden Inn

20 Civic Center Plaza
Mankato, MN 56001
507.344.1111 · Fax: 507.344.2129

At a Glance
  • Capacity: 64
  • Mtg. Rooms: 5
  • Location: City Center
  • Property Type: Hotel & Event Center
  • Gross Meeting Space (sf): 3144
  • Max. Theater Style Capacity: 64
  • Max: Banquet Capacity: 32
  • Catering: Full Service

The Hilton Garden Inn is located off Highway 169 on the corner of Hickory Street and Riverfront Drive. It is directly across from the Minnesota River in the heart of the City Center and Entertainment District. The building is conveniently connected via indoor skyway to the Verizon Center.

Refined in the ways of business, the staff at HGI understand that success and productivity are often driven by the ambiance of the meeting. An incredible view can enhance a vision and an impressionable meal can feed confidence. Meeting rooms are located on the third floor skyway and ninth level of the hotel. Additional meeting rooms are available next door at the Verizon Wireless Center.

HGI believes in the power of bringing people together to share, engage and connect. HGI has everything meeting planners need to be self-sufficient and productive, right where you need it. From email and fax capabilities to meeting assistance, the staff at HGI facilitates the communication process that is so vital to running a successful event. This is done with the utmost of privacy, discretion and incomparable service.

Olives restaurant is the hotel’s exclusive provider of all banquet services. From the first bite to the last, their impressionable culinary style will take your group on a unique dining experience.

Designed for the individual business traveler and the weekend leisure guest, HGI provides the finest quality of essential services and amenities. The hotel is value engineered from the ground up and dedicated to guest comfort and satisfaction.

All 118 guestrooms offer complimentary wired and wireless high-speed Internet; secure, remote printing to the business center; microwave and refrigerator; self adjusting Garden Sleep System™ beds; hair dryer; iron and ironing board. Use the fitness facility or exercise in the privacy of your own rooms with the exclusive Stay Fit Kit®, or simply relax and rejuvenate in the indoor pool and
whirlpool. Onsite conveniences include a 24-hour Pavilion Pantry®, valet, coin laundry and the onsite restaurant, Olives, that offers breakfast, lunch, dinner and evening room service. Additional complimentary amenities include: wired and wireless internet, weekday online USA Today®, covered parking and a 24- hour business center.

The Hilton Garden Inn boasts four remarkable Executive Suites with walkout balconies that feature dramatic views of the City Center and the Minnesota River Valley. Even though the hotel caters to business travel, families are always welcome. Children, 18 and under, stay free when the child occupies the same room as their parents or grandparents.

Mankato City Center Hotel

  • 500 Capacity
  • 5 Mtg. Rooms
  • City Center
Olives Interior

Mankato City Center Hotel

101 East Main Street
Mankato, MN 56001
507.345.1234 · Fax: 507.345.1248

At a Glance
  • Capacity: 500
  • Mtg. Rooms: 5
  • Location: City Center
  • Property Type: Hotel & Event Center
  • Gross Meeting Space (sf): 4416
  • Max. Theater Style Capacity: 500
  • Max: Banquet Capacity: 400
  • Catering: Full Service

The City Center Hotel is locally owned and operated. The hotel is connected via skyway to the City Center Campus, which includes the Verizon Center. The hotel has 150 rooms with a full service restaurant, lounge, indoor swimming pool, sauna, whirlpool and covered parking.

Banquet and meeting facilities are perfect for anything from a simple coffee and donuts breakfast meeting
to a conference or an elegant sit-down wedding or anniversary for up to 400 people. The experienced staff is trained to take the worry out of any function. Nothing is overlooked. Whatever the special occasion, the catering department will make every effort to offer the right combination of delicious food, courteously served at a reasonable price.

Wireless internet throughout hotel, LCD Projector, audio-visual equipment, large overhead electrical-powered screens, overhead projectors, slide projectors, wireless PA system, lecterns, microphones, whiteboard, easels and direct phone lines are available, plus an extensive selection of conference equipment.

Principle banquet and conference rooms are located on the main floor of the hotel and may be used separately or collectively. The executive suite is located on the fourth floor of the facility. The generous conference lobby is a perfect setting for pre-function coffee breaks, cocktail parties or registration. For banquets, guests will love the spacious, outdoor atmosphere of the uniquely sky-lit poolside atrium area. This facility has 4,400 square feet of banquet area and 5,500 square feet of pool area. The City Center Hotel’s banquet and meeting facilities are accessible to people with disabilities. Convenient covered parking is available in the ramp below the hotel or in the covered ramp next door. Quality products and services are just a few of the items that distinguish the City Center Hotel as a superior convention facility.

The 101 Main Restaurant has a full service menu of traditional American food and drink. Customers enjoy a private dining area that works well for breakfast, lunch or dinner meetings. The private dining areas seat up to 30 people for a groom’s dinner, wedding shower, anniversary, birthday or any other special occasion. The trained staff is happy to work with customers to specialize the area for any celebration.

Courtyard by Marriott & Event Center

  • 500 Capacity
  • 5 Mtg. Rooms
  • Hilltop
Courtyard by Marriott Mankato

Courtyard by Marriott & Event Center

901 Raintree Road
Mankato, MN 56001
507.995.5959

At a Glance
  • Capacity: 500
  • Mtg. Rooms: 5
  • Location: Hilltop
  • Property Type: Hotel & Event Center
  • Gross Meeting Space (sf): 7500
  • Max. Theater Style Capacity: 500
  • Max: Banquet Capacity: 375
  • Catering: Full Service

Courtyard by Marriott Hotel & Event Center features 93 guest rooms and 6,900 square feet of flexible meeting space to accommodate groups of 400+ people. Includes a private outdoor courtyard for seasonal functions of up to 350+ people, including lounge seating and a fire pit. The hotel is situated in the River Hills Mall Complex, with all rooms offering a flat screen TV with HDTV, indoor pool, whirlpool, on-site restaurant and bar, and FREE high speed wireless internet access. The hotel opened in October 2012 and was Minnesota’s first LEED/Green Hotel.

The event center at the Courtyard is ideally located, with space to accommodate meetings with 5 to 500 guests. Custom catering menus are provided by the executive chef for breakfast, lunch, dinner and more.

Courtyard offers free wireless internet throughout the property. It offers both green meeting space and technology expertise as well as in house catering and audio-visual.

Meeting rooms can accommodate 400+ guests in one room or can easily be broken down into four separate meeting rooms. The Courtyard also boasts an extra 3,200 square feet of break-out space on the Outside Courtyard. The brand new lobby features a Starbucks Coffee and the S-Bar to meet all your
attendees needs.

Other guest amenities include a flatscreen TV with HDTV, indoor pool, whirlpool, on-site restaurant and bar, free high speed wireless internet access.

Country Inns & Suites

  • 505 Capacity
  • 10 Mtg. Rooms
  • Hilltop
Country Inn & Suites Mankato

Country Inns & Suites

1900 Premier Drive
Mankato, MN 56001
507.388.3646 · Fax: 507.388.0780

At a Glance
  • Capacity: 505
  • Mtg. Rooms: 10
  • Location: Hilltop
  • Property Type: Hotel & Event Center
  • Gross Meeting Space (sf): 10000
  • Max. Theater Style Capacity: 505
  • Max: Banquet Capacity: 444
  • Catering: Full Service

Country Inn & Suites by Carlson features 101 spacious guest rooms plus extended stay that include in-room high-speed internet, coffee makers, hair-dryers, iron and ironing boards. An indoor pool and whirlpool are available to relax and unwind. Deluxe Continental Breakfast is complimentary to all of the guests and Axel’s Bonfire restaurant is conveniently attached to the hotel.

Country Inn & Suites is conveniently located near shopping, restaurants, Sakatah State Trail, the WOW! Zone Family Entertainment Center, the Paw Resort (for pets) and medical facilities. Located at the junction of Hwys 14 & 22, the hotel provides easy access to state and private colleges. Enjoy our exceptional guest service the minute you step through our automatic entrance doors and into this fine hotel.

Count on Country for a successful and unforgettable meeting or event. Country Inn & Suites experienced and knowledgeable staff will help with your every request. The hotel features 8,000 square feet of meeting and event space that can be split into 11 rooms. From weddings to business presentations, the space can accommodate your needs. Country Inn & Suites’ team will welcome you and your guests like family and as always, will make everyone feel right at home. Call today to plan your next meeting or event and see why we’ll have you saying “I love this Country”.

Services and equipment include: High speed internet access and audiovisual equipment including: multimedia projector, wireless PA system, lecterns, DVD, TV, slide and overhead projectors, screens, white boards and easels. All meeting/banquet rooms are wired to handle any equipment need.
Each room is equipped with data-ports, wireless internet, phone jacks, cable jacks and electrical outlets, which are all conveniently located to accommodate any room set-up.

Meeting rooms can accommodate up to 500 in one single room or can be easily converted to several breakout rooms. The lobby areas serve as an intimate pre-function area for wedding receptions as well as coffee or registration areas for meetings. Adjacent to the meeting/banquet room(s) is a full-service catering facility/ staff. The professional catering staff can accommodate the meal needs of any event.

Axel’s Bonfire of Mankato is attached to the Country Inn & Suites. Bonfire offers amazing wood fire cooking that delivers
flavors distinct to Bonfire. Excellent bar service, daily features and our new outdoor patio makes this Bonfire a place where everyone can come and enjoy a great night out.

AmericInn Hotel & Conference Center

  • 250 Capacity
  • 3 Mtg. Rooms
  • MSU
AmericInn Hotel & Conference Center Mankato

AmericInn Hotel & Conference Center

240 Stadium Road
Mankato, MN 56001
507.345.8011 · Fax: 507.345.8463

At a Glance
  • Capacity: 250
  • Mtg. Rooms: 3
  • Location: MSU
  • Property Type: Hotel & Event Center
  • Gross Meeting Space (sf): 3081
  • Max. Theater Style Capacity: 250
  • Max: Banquet Capacity: 192
  • Catering: Full Service

AmericInn is conveniently located within walking distance of Minnesota State University, Mankato and just 2.2 miles from the Verizon Wireless Center. Featuring 80 guest rooms including 16 suites, guests will also enjoy free high-speed wireless internet, fax/copy service, basic expanded cable with free HBO, free local calls, and free parking. Each room is complete with a flat screen TV, fridge, microwave and coffee maker.

AmericInn offers the most state of-the-art audio-visual technology: electronic drop down screens, wireless microphones, and more. AmericInn offers accessible parking, has a convenient location next to Minnesota State University, Mankato and is a block away from University Square Mall which includes 10 restaurants, a movie theater and a tanning salon. AmericInn has a dedicated staff of professionals always here to assist. The hotel is well equipped for weddings, showers, social gatherings or business meetings. AmericInn offers wireless internet access and catering service.

AmericInn’s Conference Center features flexible meeting rooms available 24-hours a day. The rooms are window-free and sound proof to provide a focus-centered environment. Other features include state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment and energy-efficient lighting, whiteboard and flip charts with markers. Built-in LCD projectors in each meeting room.

After a long day in meetings or on the road, a room at AmericInn is a welcome haven. Because of AmericInn’s soundguard construction, you never need to worry about the noisy neighbor next door keeping you up at night. Highspeed internet access is complimentary at AmericInn, so you can always keep in touch with work, family and friends without ever leaving the peace, quiet and comfort of your room. Whether you stay in a deluxe room or a spacious suite, the accommodations are designed with the business traveler in mind.