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Mankato Is Your Place to Meet

As a planner, you are seeking the ideal host location for your meeting, convention or event. Mankato, Minnesota, has everything you need for success. Just 75 minutes southwest of Minneapolis, Mankato presents unique and flexible meeting venues, with capacity to host events of 5 to 6.500 people.

With highly skilled event management teams, state-of-the-art facilities, diverse lodging, accessibility and affordability, Mankato excels as a host location. Extensive trails, outdoor adventures, and sports and cultural encounters create a one-of-a-kind and memorable experience for your attendees.

Let the experienced staff of Visit Mankato help you find the perfect spot for your next meeting, convention or event.

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Verizon Wireless CenterVerizon Center

The Verizon Grand Hall, opened in fall of 2016, is a flexible space with retractable first floor seating that accommodates a variety of events and is ideal for expos, trade shows, conventions, concerts, and performances. This space can accommodate up to 2,000 people theater style, and up 1,000 people with rounds. The Grand Hall also features 2 lobbies perfect for pre-function, registration, or social hour space.

Events hosted in our Grand Hall include The Mankato Craft Beer Expo, Dancing with the Mankato Stars, The Minnesota State Softball Banquet, and the Home and Builder’s show. The Grand Hall has also been host to musicians such as Brandi Carlile, Vince Gill, The Beach Boys, and Josh Turner.

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Verizon Event Center 2Verizon Grand Hall (opened September 2016)

Our brand new Grand Hall is ideal for expos, trade shows, conventions, concerts, and performances. This space can accommodate up to 2,200 people theater style, and 1,000 people with rounds. The Grand Hall amenities include:

2 built-in LCD projectors and screens with HDMI and VGA connectibility, built-in wireless and lapel microphones, media player, custom dimmable lights, and flexible staging options.

Verizon Grand Hall: 21,100 Square Feet

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Verizon Banquet Hall

Our elegant Banquet Hall, featuring high ceilings and high-tech audio/visual equipment, can accommodate groups of up to 850. This room has the ability to be split in half. Banquet Hall amenities include:

4 built-in LCD projectors & screens with VGA connectibility, built-in wireless and lapel microphones, media player, custom dimmable lights, and custom digital signage outside entrances to room.

BH Full: 11,201 Square Feet

BH East: 5,573 Square Feet

BH West: 5,573 Square Feet

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Hilton Garden InnHilton Garden Inn

At a Glance:
  • 118 sleeping rooms and suites connected via skyway to the Verizon Center
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi and a 24-hour Business Center
  • Olives Restaurant offering breakfast, lunch, dinner and room service; 24-hour convenience mart
  • 5 Meeting Rooms including an Executive Board Room (3,144 square feet)

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City Center Hotel MankatoCity Center Hotel

At a Glance:
  • 150 sleeping rooms connected via skyway to Verizon Center
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel
  • 101 Main Restaurant, a locally-owned restaurant; Blazer Lounge offers a full bar with 30 varieties of beer and a fine selection of wines
  • 4 Meeting Rooms (4,416 square feet)

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CityArt Walking Sculpture Tour

See and enjoy art out in the open at the CityArt Walking Sculpture Tour. You will find 27 sculptures from artists around the world in mediums ranging from re-purposed street signs to steel and glass throughout City Center Mankato.

Vote for your favorite and help choose The People’s Choice Award. The winning sculpture will be purchased by the City Center Partnership and will join the permanent collection of City Center Public Art.

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Mankato Front St. RestaurantsEntertainment District

The City Center Entertainment District offers a vast array of exceptional local restaurants along with a vibrant nightlife. Within a short walking distance from hotels and Verizon Center, it offers visitors many options to make the most of there time visiting Mankato’s City Center Campus.

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