City Center Campus
Located in the heart of Mankato’s City Center, the Verizon Center is a premier site for meetings and conventions of any size. The Verizon Center features up to 17 meeting rooms that include an elegant Banquet Hall, historic Reception Hall, and Grand Hall. The Verizon Center can provide the space your company needs, with over 75,000 square feet of flexible meeting and event space.
The City Center Campus has the ability to host various events like expos, large banquets, meetings, special events, receptions, conventions, conferences, and large company outings and includes:
- 75,000+ square feet of flexible meeting space
- 50,000 square feet of flexible exhibit space
- Up to 25 meeting rooms on campus
- A large Grand Hall that can seat up to 2,200 people theater style or 1,000 people banquet style
- Flexible space configurations available for all types of events
- Onsite production tools and technical abilities
- Two hotels and two parking ramps connected via skyway
- Ability to host events from as little as a five-person board meeting to a 2,200-person conference
Below is an interactive web map of the City Center Campus.
Interactive Web Map: A Tool for Meeting and Event Planners
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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.
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The Verizon Grand Hall 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 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
Verizon Banquet Hall
The Banquet Hall is a spacious room featuring high ceilings that can accommodate a variety of room arrangements like cocktail atmosphere, sit-down dining, and buffet dining, with various staging, head table, projection video, and dance floor options. The Banquet Hall can be split in half for more intimate weddings and receptions. The Banquet Hall is located adjacent to the Reception Hall which provides the perfect flow from your ceremony or social hour to your dinner or reception. Banquet Hall amenities include:
high-tech audio/visual equipment, 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
Hilton 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)
City Center Hotel
At a Glance:
- 150 sleeping rooms connected via skyway to Verizon Center
- Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel
- 4 Meeting Rooms (4,416 square feet)
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.
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.