Graduate Minneapolis

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615 Washington Avenue S.E. Minneapolis, MN 55414


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06/26/2024 – 12/31/2025

15% Commission - August 2024 Groups/Room Blocks

08/01/2024 – 08/31/2024

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02/15/2024 – 12/31/2024

Need dates

  • 07/17/202407/22/2024
  • 07/27/202408/22/2024
  • 09/01/202409/17/2024


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Venue Highlights

3D Event Space

Cvent Photo-realistic 3D Event Spaces give planners the ability to realize their vision down to the finest detail.


Room features and guest services

  • Calls (local)
  • Calls (toll-free)
  • Internet access
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • View (garden)
  • View (urban)
  • Voicemail box


  • Onsite catering
  • Onsite gift shop
  • Onsite restaurant
  • Pet friendly
  • Space (outdoor)
  • Space (private)
  • Space (semi-private)
  • Wheelchair accessible

Business services

  • AV capabilities
  • Video conference

AV capabilities

  • AV equipment
  • High speed internet

Recreational activities

  • Health club

Venue accessibility

  • Bus
  • Taxi
  • Train


  • Dance floor
  • Loading dock
  • Portable heaters
  • Portable walls
  • Staging area

Getting Here

Getting here is simple! Graduate Minneapolis is located along the LRT Green Line so we are connected to both downtown districts as well as the MSP International Airport and the Mall of America.


  • Paid parking$28.00 / day
  • Bus parking

Distance from airport

  • 10 mi. from venue

Graduate Minneapolis Meeting Space

Total meeting space14,006 sq. ft.
Meeting rooms8
Largest room5,200 sq. ft.
Second largest room3,900 sq. ft.
Space (Private)20,000 sq. ft.
Space (Semi-private)16,000 sq. ft.
Space (Outdoor)4,000 sq. ft.
Exhibit Space4,000 sq. ft.

Floor plans

Guest Rooms

Total guest rooms304
Single (1 bed)100
Double (2 beds)192
Tax rate15.025%

Local Attractions

Bell Museum

5 mi. away
The Bell Museum, formerly known as the "James Ford Bell Museum of Natural History", is located at the University of Minnesota. The museum's new location on the St. Paul campus opens July 13-15, 2018. The world-renowned Minnesota wildlife dioramas, numerous animal specimens from all over the world, and a 120-seat digital planetarium theater will be highlighted features of the new facility. The museum's former location in Minneapolis is closed as the work to move to the University of Minnesota’s St. Paul campus began in January 2017. The museum is part of the University's College of Food, Agriculture and Natural Resource Sciences.
2088 Larpenteur Avenue W,
St. Paul, MN, US 55113

Varsity Theater

5 blocks away
The crown jewel of Minneapolis' thriving Dinkytown district, the Varsity Theater is one of the most exciting performance and private event venues in the Midwest. Within its art deco confines in the shadow of the University of Minnesota, and while presenting its share of live theatre, film screenings, and dance performances, The Varsity has garnered an internationally-renown reputation for being one of the premiere music venues in the country; hosting such diverse and defining artists as Mumford and Sons, Feist, Brandi Carlile, Saul Williams, Phoenix, Janelle Monaé, Shellac, Jay Farrar and Ben Gibbard, Sia, Thurston Moore, Regina Spektor, The Hood Internet, Bob Mould, The Civil Wars, Ghostface Killah, Jamie Lidell, Low, and the late Amy Winehouse to name just a few.
1308 SE 4th St
Minneapolis, MN

Paradise Charter Cruises

4 mi. away
Port of Bohemian Flats Park, Minneapolis MN Come Experience the History and Beauty of the Mississippi River and Downtown Minneapolis The option to host a Patio Reception before or after your cruise

Gopher Sports

2 blocks away
Football, Basketball, Hockey, Volleyball and many other sports are all within walking distance to Graduate Minneapolis.

Surly Brewing

2 mi. away
Surly Brewing Company’s Destination Brewery in Minneapolis is a space where folks can meet and connect over a beer. There’s a bunch to do and see: our Beer Hall & Restaurant has a rotating tap list of more than 20 Surly beers and an extensive menu of great food that pairs well with beer. Visitors also have the chance to hop on a tour, enjoy a beer outdoors in our Beer Garden or stop by The Company Store, which has more than 200 awesome Surly merch items for sale.
520 Malcolm Ave SE, Minneapolis
Minneapolis, MN 55414

Mall Of America

25 minutes away
Mall of America® is located in Bloomington, Minnesota—only 15 minutes from downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul and just a quick light rail ride away from our hotel. Mall of America features—520 stores, 50 restaurants and attractions galore, including Nickelodeon Universe®, the nation's largest indoor theme park, and the American Girl store. Plus, there's no sales tax on clothing or shoes!
60 E Broadway, Bloomington
Bloomington, MN, US 55425

Weisman Art Museum

3 blocks away
Housed in a striking stainless steel and brick building designed by architect Frank Gehry, the Weisman Art Museum offers an educational and friendly museum experience. A teaching museum for the University of Minnesota and the community, the Weisman provides a fresh, engaging arts experience through an array of programs and a changing schedule of exhibitions.
333 E River Pkwy
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Can Can Wonderland

5 minutes away
Can Can Wonderland is proud to be the first arts-based public benefit corporation in Minnesota. That means with every putt, boozy milkshake, polka dance, ping pong battle, and delicious mini donut devoured, Can Can Wonderland is able to give back and economically support the Minneapolis-St. Paul artist community we love. And for that, we thank you.
755 Prior Ave N
St. Paul, MN, US 55104


HOTEL OVERVIEW Located in the heart of campus and just a stone’s throw from downtown, Graduate Minneapolis is more than just a place to lay your head. While you’re with us, tee off in our Topgolf Swing Suite, grab a cocktail at The Beacon, our laid-back restaurant and bar, and get your heart rate up on one of the Peloton bikes in our first floor gym. GUESTROOMS & SUITES Graduate standard rooms are outfitted with comfy beds, a work station and lounge chair for more space to stretch out. Thoughtfully appointed with Nordic nods and dressed in the woodland scenes Minnesota is known for, these rooms are serene retreats that are distinctly Graduate. Graduate suites provide more space to relax and recharge. Suites include a living room, outfitted with a sleeper sofa and TV. A separate master bedroom housing comfy beds and a sitting area offers a private place to retreat and catch some Z’s. It’s your very own woodlands hideaway. MEETING & EVENT SPACES Make us home for your Minnesota meetings and memories with over 20,000 square feet of events space. • MERIDIAN BALLROOM (5,200 sq. ft.) - Our most spacious event venue, the Meridian Ballroom is perfect for your next over-the-top bash, reception, or meeting, accommodating up to 600 people. Located in the east wing of the mezzanine level, this grand and elegant ballroom boasts a spacious pre-function area to greet your guests as they arrive as well as access to a private outdoor terrace. • PINNACLE BALLROOM (3,900 sq. ft.) - Ideal for small to medium sized groups, our Pinnacle Ballroom can accommodate parties up to 320 people. Located in the west wing of the mezzanine level, this elegant ballroom offers a private pre-function space to greet guests, and access to an outdoor terrace so you can continue the fun outside. • PATHWAYS (1,050 sq. ft.) - Ideal for larger groups seeking an intimate setting, the Pathways Room is a perfect venue to host your next meeting or special event. Our largest breakout room, the Pathways Room accommodates up to 100 people and can be rented with a pre-function space, providing you with a private area to greet your guests. • FOCUS ROOM (532 sq. ft.) - Comfortably accommodating up to 16 people, the Focus Boardroom is the perfect space to host small meetings and business gatherings. The room includes a sleek wooden boardroom table as well as a built in buffet table and monitor to keep your meeting on point. • BREAKOUT ROOMS (525-750 sq. ft.) - Our breakout rooms are located at the heart of the mezzanine level. Ideal for small groups, these rooms range in size and can accommodate up to 60 people, making them the perfect venue for meetings, intimate luncheons, or a bridal room for your special day. TOP GOLF Make a sport out of socializing at the new Topgolf® Swing Suite® at Graduate Minneapolis. Cheer on the Gophers while playing a game of your own. Rent out a hitting bay (or the whole space!) for your next work or social gathering. It’s the perfect spot to host a party, hang with pals, or even practice your drive during the off-season. DINING The Beacon is our warm and inviting neighborhood gastropub. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, we serve up a menu of American classics and feature an extensive selection of craft cocktails and beers. Get your game on over a local brew at our pool table, cozy up with friends at a booth or high top, or gather ’round the communal table in our private dining room for more intimate conversation. FITNESS CENTER Lace up your sneaks to get that heart rate up or pump iron anytime you please in our 24-hour fitness center located on the first floor. PARKING Graduate Minneapolis is a self park only hotel with overnight and daily parking options. LOCATION Graduate Hotel is located on the Green Line of the Light Rail Train, which runs directly to the MSP Airport, Mall of America and the heart of downtown Minneapol

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