A community of over 22,000, Columbus is easy and convenient to reach. It is located 90 minutes from Omaha and Lincoln, 75 minutes from Grand Island and 50 minutes from I-80. U.S. Highway 30 (Historic Lincoln Highway) and 81 intersect in the city. Columbus is affordable, accessible and ready to take your event to the next level!
During your attendees free time, they can enjoy shopping in our unique specialty shops, antique stores and mall, dining in our fine restaurants with a local flavor and relaxing and playing at our recreational facilities.
Gering is where successful meetings have a fresh new look! The Gering Civic Center is Western Nebraska’s premier multi-function conference and event facility offering 25,500 sq. ft. of newly remodeled-attractive space for meetings of all size. The Grand Ballroom has been expanded to accommodate general sessions up to 1,100 and banquets to 700; capabilities to divide into seven individual rooms with state-of-the-art audiovisual amenities. Adjacent to the Ballroom is a spacious lobby for registration, hospitality and vendor areas. On-site catering services and experienced meeting planning professionals are ready to serve associations who take advantage of Gering for affordable and memorable meetings. Extraordinary food and exemplary customer service are Gering’s earned reputation and trademarks!
Experience the finest multi-function meeting and convention facilities in Western Nebraska. We will make everything from initial planning to the final banquet a pleasant, rewarding experience. A true one-stop shopping experience, we are ready to assist with local programs, registration assistance, name badges, local information, room blocks, custom itineraries, activities, spouse tours and recreational opportunities. Scotts Bluff County Tourism customizes your experience to suit your needs.
Grand Island – Central Nebraska’s largest city located within a day’s drive of all major Midwest cities, where you can be guaranteed big town opportunities with small town hospitality. Offering 60 meeting sites – diverse, unique, large and small, you’ll find them all in Grand Island. Four hotel convention properties offering from 3,000 to 14,000 sq. ft. of meeting space and the 7,500-seat, 170,000 sq. ft. multi-purpose Heartland Events Center with 8,000 sq. ft. Bosselman Conference Center. Home to five nationally and regionally recognized attractions and 25 recreational facilities, including six golf courses there is plenty to do during free time in the “#1 Birding Spot in the World.” Grand Island is easily accessible from I-80 and US Highways 281, 30, 34 and NE Highway 2, as well as the Central NE Regional Airport with flights operating daily to Dallas/Fort Worth and twice weekly to Las Vegas and Phoenix-Mesa.
The Heartland Events Center - this venue provides all the necessary amenities for business meetings, trade shows, conventions, athletic/sporting events, concerts, and more! The Center’s multipurpose capabilities allow great flexibility for all types of events.
Sarpy County Nebraska is the home of Embassy Suites (ranked #1 in the world for the past two consecutive years) with the beautiful La Vista Conference Center and Courtyard by Marriott located at Exit 442 on I-80 - easy access, free parking, great service. What an awesome meeting site. Everything you’re looking for!
Kearney is known for affordable meetings with outstanding service from a variety of first-class facilities to budget-friendly properties. Kearney has over 300,000 sq. ft. of meeting/event space. All hotels are located within a half mile of restaurants, nightlife and walking trails. No matter your budget or style, Kearney has a room for you. As far as the sporting arena, if you can shoot it, kick it, throw it or hit it, Kearney has the venues for you. Kearney offers outstanding entertainment, recreational, historical and cultural attractions along with a variety of eating establishments and unique shopping opportunities.
Younes Hospitality is a long-standing leader in Nebraska’s hotel industry. The company owns and operates 12 hotels of various brands in Kearney, Hastings, Norfolk, Columbus, Fremont, and Grand Island, Nebraska.
Younes Hospitality offers new hotel properties with upscale accommodations and features that today’s hotel guest has come to expect, including oversized rooms with free high-speed wireless internet, refrigerators and microwaves, speakerphones with voice mail, coffee makers and hairdryers and electronic entry systems. Each property meets the highest of standards which are well above what their franchise agreements requires; including large screen HDTVs and HD Programming.
Lied Lodge & Conference Center offers a unique, inspiring setting for your next meeting, conference, or retreat. The soaring timber architecture, conservation practices, accredited conference standards, and a commitment to service excellence make this facility the natural choice for your next event.
Take Off Your Boots and Stay Awhile Nestled in the heart of the northeast Nebraska, Norfolk and the surrounding communities offer everything you would expect: first-class recreation, community festivals, award-winning attraction's, unique shopping and inviting accommodations.
We promise to arrange a unique and memorable experience, whether it be a day tour or an extended stay. All of our clients are given individual attention and arrangements are matched to specific needs and interests. We invite you to put our hospitality to the test and discover what Madison County, Nebraska, has to offer.
The tradition of western hospitality in North Platte began when Buffalo Bill built his Scout’s Rest Ranch here. Now your meetings can tap into the hospitality and professionalism exemplified by Buffalo Bill, which is still present in the staff of the North Platte CVB and the various meeting facilities throughout the city. A partnership with North Platte Community College is available to assist you with Continuing Education certification for your attendees.
Omaha is an innovative destination in the center of the country offering easy accessibility, affordability and fun, spiked with a heavy dose of Midwestern hospitality. Omaha’s Convention Center and Arena, CenturyLink Center Omaha, offers more than 250,000 square feet of flexible space and is just a short drive from the airport. With more than 13,000 rooms available, convention planners have a variety of accommodation choices.
Sidney/Cheyenne County is still the place to be! Our people are our greatest asset. We have events, attractions and activities for the whole family. We have a wide variety of meeting places, caterers, restaurants, and other amenities to meet your needs, as well as activities (some very unique) to make your meetings fun. Sidney has a small town quality that can be appreciated and enjoyed while providing big town amenities that make your meetings a success and your vacations a memorable experience.
Make your event, reception, or convention one to remember at the Nielsen Community Center. Located in West Point, built in 2008, the Nielsen Center is the finest events center in Northeast Nebraska. Our 13,000 sq. ft. ballroom is very flexible for any kind of event. Included is our state-of-the-art audio and video capabilities to meet your needs. A 10,000 sq. ft. covered entrance and striking foyer provide a protected drop-off point or a beautiful staging area for your inside event. We offer affordable pricing and there is never a charge for parking. We provide a Small Town Atmosphere with Big City Amenities.
York is ideally situated at the junction of I-80, Hwy-34 and Hwy-81, the Pan-American Highway. We are literally not only at the Crossroads of the Midwest, but at the Crossroads of the nation. It is located in an area steeped in history, and was indeed a traveler’s stop on the original pioneer trails over 140 years ago.
The Holthus Convention Center is the perfect venue to host your next event. With its convenient location on Highway 81, just north of the I-80 York interchange, this beautiful 40,000 square foot facility is versatile enough to meet all your needs. From weddings, meetings and banquets to trade shows and conferences, we can help you plan any event.
Located just off of the 1-80 and Highway 81 interchange
40,000 square feet of event space
Host events with up to 1500 guests (meeting style) or 800 (banquet style)
Grand Ballroom with built-in stage and dressing rooms
Eleven total ballrooms/meeting rooms to choose from