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Hosting a meeting or event at one of our many unique venues can provide a memorable, unforgettable experience. Social gatherings or a flexible meeting atmosphere calls for a one-of-a-kind event space. Each one of these unique venues offers a different experience.

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Blue Earth County Historical Society

  • 65 Capacity
  • 3 Mtg. Rooms
  • City Center
BECHS Minnesota River room

Blue Earth County Historical Society

424 Warren St
Mankato, MN 56001
507.345.5566

At a Glance
  • Capacity: 65
  • Mtg. Rooms: 3
  • Location: City Center
  • Property Type: Museum
  • Gross Meeting Space (sf): 1600
  • Max. Theater Style Capacity: 65
  • Max: Banquet Capacity: 36
  • Catering: Off-site Catering

The Blue Earth County Historical Society has two locations that can be rented for your next event: the History Center Meeting Rooms and the Hubbard House Park.

The History Center Meeting Rooms, located at 424 Warren Street in Mankato has various rooms available for you to rent for your next meeting, party or presentation. The Hubbard House Park, located at 606 South Broad Street in Mankato is available to rent for weddings and other special events. The Blue Earth County Historical Society does not provide table or chairs, and the rental is just for the Hubbard House park, not the Hubbard House or Carriage House. The applicant is responsible for contacting the City of Mankato if they wish to have alcohol at the event.

For more informantion call 507-345-5566.

Blue Earth County Library

  • 100 Capacity
  • 2 Mtg. Rooms
  • City Center

Blue Earth County Library

100 E Main St
Mankato, MN 56001
507.304.4001

At a Glance
  • Capacity: 100
  • Mtg. Rooms: 2
  • Location: City Center
  • Property Type: Library
  • Max. Theater Style Capacity: 100
  • Max: Banquet Capacity: 20
  • Catering: Off-site Catering

The Library System serves its users through a variety of educational materials, programs, activities, and events for adults and youth. These are designed to encourage the use of the Library’s resources to develop and nurture a life-long habit of reading.

Chankaska Creek Ranch & Winery

  • 100 Capacity
  • 5 Mtg. Rooms
  • Greater Mankato

Chankaska Creek Ranch & Winery

1179 E. Pearl Street
Kasota, MN 56050
507.931.0089

At a Glance
  • Capacity: 100
  • Mtg. Rooms: 5
  • Location: Greater Mankato
  • Property Type: Event Center
  • Max. Theater Style Capacity: 40
  • Max: Banquet Capacity: 64
  • Catering: Two preferred caterers: Absolute Custom Catering and Najwa's Catering or Chankaska's kitchen, depending on size of the group

The perfect business, the perfect experience starts right here at Chankaska Creek Ranch & Winery. We offer a variety of options for your meetings, social gatherings or team building experience.

Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota

  • 550 Capacity
  • 2 Mtg. Rooms
  • City Center
Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota in Mankato

Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota

224 Lamm St
Mankato, MN 56001
507.386.0279

At a Glance
  • Capacity: 550
  • Mtg. Rooms: 2
  • Location: City Center
  • Property Type: Museum
  • Gross Meeting Space (sf): 12000
  • Max. Theater Style Capacity: 150
  • Max: Banquet Capacity: 200
  • Catering: Off-site Catering

Newly opened at its fantastic and permanent location in Mankato, the Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota features exhibits, activities, and spaces to engage all ages. From the Betsy Tacy-inspired Play Porch to the mind-inspiring attractions of the two-level makers space, and with a towering Mankato Clinic Tree of Forts Climber so tall that it burst through the roof, there’s plenty to do and see — all within a safe, inviting, and comfortable space.

Emmy Frentz Arts Guild

  • 80 Capacity
  • 2 Mtg. Rooms
  • City Center
Emmy Frent

Emmy Frentz Arts Guild

523 S 2nd St
Mankato, MN 56001
507.387.1008

At a Glance
  • Capacity: 80
  • Mtg. Rooms: 2
  • Location: City Center
  • Property Type: Art Center
  • Gross Meeting Space (sf): 900
  • Max. Theater Style Capacity: 80
  • Max: Banquet Capacity: 40
  • Catering: Bring your own/liabilty form required

The Emy Frentz Arts Guild serves as a gallery for the development of an artistically informed public, and space for emerging artists to exhibit their work. Meeting rooms include a gallery space and a conference room.

Friesen’s Family Bakery

  • 30 Capacity
  • 3 Mtg. Rooms
  • City Center
Friesen’s Family Bakery

Friesen’s Family Bakery

515 N Riverfront Dr
Mankato, MN 56001
507.345.4114

At a Glance
  • Capacity: 30
  • Mtg. Rooms: 3
  • Location: City Center
  • Property Type: Bakery
  • Max. Theater Style Capacity: 30
  • Max: Banquet Capacity: 15
  • Catering: Onsite

Friesen’s Family Bakery recently wrapped up an expansion, giving them 5,000 square feet, including The Creamery Room, a community room available to rent for birthday parties, memorials, church groups and business meetings for groups from four to 50 people.

Mankato Brewery

  • 600 Capacity
  • 2 Mtg. Rooms
  • North Mankato
Mankato Brewery - photo credit Patrick Erdner

Mankato Brewery

1119 Center St
North Mankato, MN 56003
507.386.2337

At a Glance
  • Capacity: 600
  • Mtg. Rooms: 2
  • Location: North Mankato
  • Property Type: Event Center
  • Gross Meeting Space (sf): 3500+
  • Max. Theater Style Capacity: 400
  • Max: Banquet Capacity: 350 seated
  • Catering: Preferred vendors

Mankato Entertainment Center

  • 1686 Capacity
  • 3 Mtg. Rooms
  • City Center
Kato Ballroom

Mankato Entertainment Center

200 Chestnut St
Mankato, MN 56001
507.625.7553

At a Glance
  • Capacity: 1686
  • Mtg. Rooms: 3
  • Location: City Center
  • Property Type: Event Center
  • Gross Meeting Space (sf): 20000
  • Max. Theater Style Capacity: 1600
  • Max: Banquet Capacity: 1200
  • Catering: Full Service

The Kato Ballroom is set only 10 blocks from the heart of downtown Mankato.  It is conveniently located for parking both on the street and in our adjacent lot. Whether you have 12 people or 1200, The Kato Ballroom can host your business meeting or conference with professional excellence.

Mankato Event Center

  • 254 Capacity
  • 1 Mtg. Rooms
  • City Center
Mankato Event Center

Mankato Event Center

12 Civic Center Plaza #10
Mankato, MN 56001
507.388.6845

At a Glance
  • Capacity: 254
  • Mtg. Rooms: 1
  • Location: City Center
  • Property Type: Event Center
  • Max. Theater Style Capacity: 254
  • Max: Banquet Capacity: 240
  • Catering: Off-site Catering

Located in the Mankato Place in the City Center Campus. Mankato Event Center seating is versatile to accommodate groups ranging in size and event type.

Mankato Golf Club

  • 225 Capacity
  • 3 Mtg. Rooms
  • Hilltop
Mankato Golf Club

Mankato Golf Club

100 Augusta Dr
Mankato, MN 56001
507.387.5676

At a Glance
  • Capacity: 225
  • Mtg. Rooms: 3
  • Location: Hilltop
  • Property Type: Golf Course
  • Max. Theater Style Capacity: 300
  • Max: Banquet Capacity: 240
  • Catering: Full Service

The Mankato Golf Club provides guests with exclusive amenities to compliment our beautiful and classic golf course. Every time you play with friends, family members, or business associates – you’ll enjoy a memorable round while being treated to private club style service and amenities. The Mankato Golf Club is the ideal location to host your next tournament, group event, or corporate outing. With 6 sets of tees (4 regulation and 2 PGA Family tees), the immaculately manicured course features a classic layout that is both friendly to people of all ages and abilities while providing a true test for the seasoned golfer.

Minnesota State University, Mankato-Centennial Student Union

  • 796 Capacity
  • 45 Mtg. Rooms
  • MSU
Minnesota State University, Mankato-Centennial Student Union

Minnesota State University, Mankato-Centennial Student Union

620, W South Rd
Mankato, MN 56001
507.389.2223

At a Glance
  • Capacity: 796
  • Mtg. Rooms: 45
  • Location: MSU
  • Property Type: University
  • Max. Theater Style Capacity: 796
  • Max: Banquet Capacity: 480
  • Catering: Full Service

University Scheduling and Conference Services is your first-stop, full-services resource for supporting events at Minnesota State Mankato. Our experienced staff and online master calendar will make scheduling, promoting and coordinating every aspect of your event easier.

Old Main Village

  • 225 Capacity
  • Mtg. Rooms
  • City Center
Old Main Village

Old Main Village

301 S 5th St
Mankato, MN 56001
507.388.4200

At a Glance
  • Capacity: 225
  • Location: City Center
  • Property Type: Assisted Living
  • Gross Meeting Space (sf): 225
  • Max. Theater Style Capacity: 225
  • Max: Banquet Capacity: 125
  • Catering: Full Service

The historic presence of Old Main Village truly sets the community apart from others in the area. This familiar landmark is enhanced by distinctive attributes that make Old Main Village an extraordinary senior independent living community.

Profinium

  • 115 Capacity
  • 1 Mtg. Rooms
  • City Center
profinium meeting space 1

Profinium

100 Warren Street
Mankato, MN 56001

At a Glance
  • Capacity: 115
  • Mtg. Rooms: 1
  • Location: City Center
  • Property Type: Business Center
  • Gross Meeting Space (sf): 4308
  • Max. Theater Style Capacity: 20
  • Max: Banquet Capacity: 115
  • Catering: Off-site Catering

Block 518 is an exciting mixed-use development, centrally located in the ever-evolving downtown City Center. Positioned in the heart of downtown Mankato, Block 518 is conveniently located and easily accessible off Riverfront Drive and the newly renovated and pedestrian friendly South Front Street.

Rasmussen College

  • 48 Capacity
  • 4 Mtg. Rooms
  • Hilltop
Rasmussen College Campus Mankato

Rasmussen College

130 St Andrews Dr
Mankato, MN 56001
507.625.6556

At a Glance
  • Capacity: 48
  • Mtg. Rooms: 4
  • Location: Hilltop
  • Property Type: University
  • Max. Theater Style Capacity: 48
  • Max: Banquet Capacity: 24
  • Catering: Off-Site Catering

At our Mankato campus, we stay connected to our network of employers in Minnesota and offer comprehensive career support to help you prepare for a successful profession in your community. That’s why our Mankato graduates are achieving career success at local employers in their communities.

Snell Motors

  • 50 Capacity
  • 2 Mtg. Rooms
  • Hilltop
Snell Motors

Snell Motors

1900 Madison Ave
Mankato, MN 56001
507.345.4626

At a Glance
  • Capacity: 50
  • Mtg. Rooms: 2
  • Location: Hilltop
  • Property Type: Car Dealership
  • Max. Theater Style Capacity: 50
  • Max: Banquet Capacity: 300
  • Catering: Off-Site Catering

The community room at Snell Motors was created for non-profit and civic organizations to utilize at no cost.

South Central College

  • 344 Capacity
  • 1 Mtg. Rooms
  • North Mankato
South Central College

South Central College

1920 Lee Boulevard
North Mankato, MN 56003
507.389.7200

At a Glance
  • Capacity: 344
  • Mtg. Rooms: 1
  • Location: North Mankato
  • Property Type: Technical College
  • Gross Meeting Space (sf): 8000
  • Max. Theater Style Capacity: 344
  • Max: Banquet Capacity: 120
  • Catering: On-site Catering

South Central College is a two-year comprehensive community and technical college located in southern Minnesota (campuses in Faribault and North Mankato).

VINE Adult Community Center

  • 175 Capacity
  • 7 Mtg. Rooms
  • City Center
VINE Adult Community Center

VINE Adult Community Center

421 East Hickory Street
Mankato, MN 56001
507.386.5587

At a Glance
  • Capacity: 175
  • Mtg. Rooms: 7
  • Location: City Center
  • Property Type: Community Center

The VINE Adult Community Center (VACC) is the perfect venue for your upcoming business meeting, family reunion, or gathering. The VACC has a variety of spaces available, some with kitchenettes and built in audio visual and sound systems. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the building. Various functions can be served and a wide range of guests can be accommodated.

WOW! Zone Family Entertainment Center

  • Capacity
  • Mtg. Rooms
  • Hilltop
Wow! Zone Family Entertainment Center in Mankato

WOW! Zone Family Entertainment Center

2030 Adams St
Mankato, MN 56001
507.625.2695

At a Glance
  • Location: Hilltop
  • Property Type: Event Center
Whether you crave appetizers, a quick bite or a full dinner, you’ll find a range of delicious options at the WOW! ZONE. Our East End Restaurant’s menu features fantastic steak, seafood, pizza, pasta and salads. Wowzers Sports Bar serves everything from juicy hamburgers to tasty onion rings. For the ultimate quick snacks and yummy ice cream, stop by the Concourse Snack Bar. Enjoy casual or league bowling on WOW! ZONE 16 state-of-the-art bowling lanes. Our Brunswick ProLanes glow in the dark and feature automatic bumpers and 42′ LCD scoring monitors. Our 8 lane Presidential Suites provide an upscale bowling experience with 120′ projection TV’s, party rooms and a private bar. The kids (and you) can enjoy bowling, laser tag, video games and more.