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Minneapolis, MN Event Planning

Key Highlights

Hotels 51
Total Sleeping Rooms 11,283
Committable Sleeping Rooms* 821
Committable Meeting Rooms* 87
Convention Center Space 693,724 Sq. Ft.
Largest Exhibit Space 480,000 Sq. Ft.
Largest Ballroom 99,000 Sq. Ft.
Average Hotel Room Rate USD $149
Average Daily Meal Cost USD $64
Average Weekly Car Rental USD $155
*Maximum for a single hotel

Meeting Planning in Minneapolis, MN

Minneapolis Convention Center

Conveniently located on the southern edge of downtown Minneapolis, the Minneapolis Convention Center is close to freeways and only twenty minutes from the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. Minneapolis' famous, climate-controlled skyways connect the center to downtown hotels, restaurants and shops.

Providing state-of-the-art solutions for a wide range of conferences, trade shows and events, this award-winning convention center offers 480,000 square feet of trade show space, 87 column-free meeting rooms, a 28,000-square-foot ballroom and a 4,800-fixed-seat auditorium. The Minneapolis Convention Center also boasts superb production services and flexible technology options.

Industry award winning Kelber Catering is the exclusive caterer and concessionaire for the Minneapolis Convention Center. The local, family-run caterer has serviced the convention business in Minneapolis since 1927. From pastries to entrees, all foods are prepared on-site in a 16,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art facility. Whether planning a grand reception or an intimate affair, Kelber Catering has the facilities and experience to execute flawless events.

Less than 10 years after the convention center's initial inception, a major expansion began and was completed in 2002. The expansion included the addition of two 100,000 square foot exhibit halls, 39 meeting rooms, a 3,400-seat auditorium and a newly remodeled kitchen. Also, a fourth 75-foot-high structural steel dome was added to the roof of the grand exhibit hall, allowing extra space for tall exhibits and large hanging displays.

Minneapolis, MN Meeting Venue Spotlight

Millennium Hotel Minneapolis

Millennium Hotel Minneapolis offers convenient access to dining, entertainment, shopping and business destinations. The hotel is connected to the Minneapolis Convention Center by an enclosed skywalk and is situated near the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome. Experience one of 321 guest rooms and suites in addition to 22,000 square feet of meeting space. Six versatile meeting and event rooms range from the 5,280-sq.-ft. Loring Ballroom to the 92'x21' Satellite room.

Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot

The Depot Minneapolis, A Renaissance Hotel offers the kind of warm hospitality, inviting atmosphere and top-notch services sure to please business and leisure travelers alike with unexpected amenities and 65,000 sq. ft. of meeting space. Eleven versatile meeting and event rooms range from the 16,150-sq.-ft. Depot Pavilion to the 21'x15' Alexander Michell room to easily accommodate the diverse needs of any event.

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