Once-in-a-lifetime Midwest meeting and event destinations
Illinois: Navy Pier, Chicago
Explore 50 acres along Lake Michigan
Navy Pier is an iconic city landmark, open year round and showcasing diverse arts and culture. With two exhibit halls and 36 meeting rooms, including the historic Aon Grand Ballroom, your event will have unparalleled views of Chicago’s skyline.
Indiana: The Center for the Performing Arts, Carmel
One center houses multiple venue experiences
The Center for the Performing Arts includes the Palladium, a state-of-the-art 1,600-seat concert hall; the Tarkington, a 500-seat arched theater; and the Studio Theater, a versatile black box with a seating capacity of 200.
Photo Credit: Hamilton County Tourism
Photo Credit: Hamilton County Tourism
Iowa: National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium, Dubuque
Explore a comprehensive river campus
Let the unique exhibits, galleries, and outdoor spaces provide a backdrop for your meeting or event. Or, grab sleeping bags for an evening of exploration. Meet animal residents, watch a movie in the Journey Theater, and bunk next to an exhibit.
Kansas: The Historic Post Office, Ottawa
Collect among historic columns in Kansas
Soaring ceilings, a flood of natural light, beautiful chandeliers, and warm hardwood floors provide a backdrop whether your event is an intimate celebration or a lavish one for up to 300 guests. The 1930’s style bar and lounge is warm and welcoming, giving space for attendees to mingle. This 1913 neoclassical heirloom is located just 40 minutes south of Kansas City amid lamp posts and charming shops perfect for any group to enjoy.
Michigan: Castle Farms, Charlevoix
Experience Michigan’s largest outdoor model railroad
Your attendees will enjoy a sense of wonder as they experience the many gardens, find the dragon, and view the 2,500 ft. of model railroad track. Meet in the King’s Great Hall, the Knight’s Castle, or other onsite locations with groups large or small.
Nebraska: The Railyard, Lincoln
A sports fans favorite meet-up
Located across the street from the Pinnacle Bank Arena, The Railyard on Canopy Street is Lincoln’s premier entertainment district. The location offers multiple restaurants, live entertainment, a public market, and THE CUBE mega screen - a one-of-a-kind viewing experience whether for sports or a product launch.
North Dakota: The Fargo Theatre, Fargo
1926 vaudeville theatre with Wurltzer pipe organ
The beautifully restored Fargo Theatre serves as an art house theatre, featuring independent and foreign films, as well as a venue for concerts and live events. Two auditoriums, Theatre 1 which seats 850 and Theatre 2 which seats 74, are available for a variety of events.
Ohio: Jorgensen Farms - Oak Grove, New Albany
Gather in a historic greenhouse
Offer your guests a magical open-air experience in Central Ohio. The Lord and Burnham historical greenhouse is comfortable for up to 250 guests and is steps away from The Cottage and Main Hall, on property. Your guests will also enjoy the patio and courtyard, with fire pit, and views of Grace Pond.
South Dakota: Falls Park, Sioux Falls
Host your event overlooking multiple waterfalls
Get cozy in the historic, quartzite building which houses Falls Overlook Cafe. Your group will have views of Queen Bee Mill, multiple waterfalls, the Stockyards Ag Experience, and access to 123 acres of parkland to enjoy, just a short walking distance from downtown Sioux Falls.
Wisconsin: Monona Terrace, Madison
Meet in Frank Lloyd Wright’s “dream civic center”
Monona Terrace sits along Lake Monona where sustainability and high-tech design meet, in walking distance of shops, restaurants, and hotels. From formal board rooms to exhibition halls, Monona Terrace can accommodate up to 4,000 individuals and the 68,000-sq.-ft. rooftop terrace garden gives attendees space to enjoy the city skyline.