Located on the Missouri River, St. Joseph is the third largest city in Northwest Missouri. Groups will be charmed by St. Joseph event venues' historic feel and modern amenities, which lend themselves to an extensive and captivating array of meeting and event facilities for groups of all sizes.
The city is conveniently a one- to two-hour drive from Kansas City and Omaha, making it an easy place for a quick day-long meeting. The closest airport is Kansas City International (MCI), which is about 45 minutes away.
Chief among convention venues, St. Joseph Civic Arena has assembly space for groups as large as 4,200 people; it can also host exhibits and trade shows with 19,000 square feet of unobstructed floor space. Its flexible meeting space is perfect for seminars and receptions for 25 to 300 people, while its state-of-the-art acoustics and lighting make it a great venue for presentations and award ceremonies for over 2,000 guests.
Groups can also find a host of conference and event facilities for a very affordable cost at Missouri Western State University. Capable of accommodating groups ranging in size from 10 to over 3,000 guests, university venues include the Griffin Indoor Sports Complex, Kemper Recital Hall, Spratt Hall and Blum Union. The Fulkerson Center has space for up to 500 people or can be divided into three smaller rooms for presentations, seminars and breakout space. The President's Dining Room is a unique, stately venue for small groups, while outdoor spaces, including lakeside common areas and pavilions, are great for larger groups in need of fresh air.
Hotel venues in St. Joseph include the St. Joseph Ramada Conference Center, which is the largest meeting hotel in Northwest Missouri and offers over 6,900 square feet of banquet space, including a grand ballroom that can accommodate up to 800 guests. The Ramada is also perfect for meeting guests bringing spouses or kids, thanks to its one-of-a-kind Monkey Cove Water Park. The Holiday Inn St. Joseph Riverfront is an ideal option for events. With a convenient location in the historic downtown and 169 rooms, the hotel has just over 7,000 square feet of event space spread across eight meeting rooms.
St. Joseph event venues include the Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art, which is a popular spot for corporate events thanks to its elegant, spacious galleries. Bringing Broadway musicals, plays and other performances to St. Joseph, the Robidoux Resident Theater's main hall and art gallery are available for special events. The Wyeth-Tootle Mansion, Terrible's St. Jo Frontier Casino and Remington Nature Center are also options for private event venues in St. Joseph.
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