Home to just over 26,700 people, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, is located right in the middle of the state, making it a convenient destination for day meetings or conferences. In fact, the city is less than a three-hour drive from Green Bay, Madison and Wausau – and just under four hours from Minneapolis. Even longer trips are well worth it, since Stevens Point event venues comprise world-class meetings facilities, hosted by friendly, welcoming residents.
Groups flying into Stevens Point are most likely to arrive at Central Wisconsin Airport (CWA), which is a regional airport located approximately 18 miles away, near Wausau. It is currently served by three airlines: Delta, United and American. Delta Air Lines provides flights daily to Minneapolis/St. Paul and Detroit. Both United and American Airlines provide flights daily to Chicago O'Hare.
While there are no stand-alone convention venues in Stevens Point, the Holiday Inn Stevens Point Convention Center has 38,000 square feet of meeting space spread across 11 meeting rooms. It can accommodate groups as large as 1,500 people or tradeshows with up to 150 exhibit booths. The 90-room Elizabeth Inn features one of the most popular meeting facilities in central Wisconsin. Its largest space has room for up to 400 guests, while two smaller spaces can accommodate up to 40 or 60 guests, respectively. Other hotel venues in Stevens Point can accommodate smaller groups; these include the Holiday Inn Express, which has a meeting room for up to 35 people. The Hampton Inn also has an executive boardroom seating 12 guests, while La Quinta Inn has a 15-person event room.
Stevens Point restaurants and banquet halls are great options for private events. Family owned and operated for 30 years, Michele's Restaurant has three private dining rooms and offers a diverse menu. It also features off-site catering, which can range from a pig roast to a Caribbean buffet. Up to 100 people can enjoy fresh Mediterranean and American cuisine at Spiedini's Bar & Grill, while the Red Mill Supper Club serves steaks and seafood in a semi-private space for up to 35 guests.
Groups can break outside the boardroom at one of the many special event venues in Stevens Point. On 33,000 acres, the George Mead Wildlife Area is home to deer, ducks, geese and other small game. Located at the wildlife area is the Stanton W. Mead Education & Visitor Center, which is available for business meetings and educational seminars. Ranked seventh among Wisconsin golf courses by Golf Digest, SentryWorld has a par 72, Robert Trent Jones, Jr.-designed golf course, six indoor tennis courts and banquet space for up to 1,500 people. Or immerse meeting attendees in a truly rejuvenating experience at the Wellness Spa. This Stevens Point facility has a conference center for up to 60 guests, food and beverage services and even customizable spa packages for groups of all sizes.