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The Northern Center at Northern Michigan University

1401 Presque Isle
Marquette, Michigan 49855

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Located on Northern Michigan University’s campus, the new, state of the art Northern Center offers 25,000 square feet of comfortable meeting and event spaces for small groups to groups over 600.

Northern’s hometown of Marquette is a city of 20,000 residents located along the southern shore of Lake Superior. Michigan’s Upper Peninsula region is known for its safe, friendly and natural environment. Marquette enjoys four distinct seasons that are celebrated by a wide variety of festivals and activities throughout the year. The Marquette community and Northern Michigan University are intricately intertwined, which adds to the vitality of the area and to the opportunity provided to guests of your event.

NMU’s 360-acre campus features 52 facilities, including the Seaborg Science Complex, a state-of-the-art venue with more than two dozen laboratories, and recently renovated Thomas Fine Arts and Art and Design buildings. NMU's campus also houses a university theater, an award-winning library, a university center, two art galleries, and a three-structure sports and recreation complex of which one is the Superior Dome, the world's largest wooden dome.

Experience the difference Northern Michigan University can provide to your Marquette conference or event!

Nearby Cities & Number of Miles:
Chicago - 350
Minneapolis - 350
Detroit - 400
Nearest Airport/ Number of Minutes:
Sawyer International Airport / 30
Public Transportation Options:
Taxi
Bus
Lyft
Parking Onsite:
Yes
Parking:
Free
Parking Rate:
no charge
Availability:
Northern Michigan University’s Marquette campus includes a grand ballroom and multiple breakout rooms, as well as access to university classrooms, and lecture halls, available year-round.
ADA Accessible:
Yes
Number of Meeting & Event Rooms:
14
Largest Seated Reception:
1200
Rooftop Space Available:
No
Technology:
The Northern Center has built-in, state of the art audio-visual technology, including large screens, audio and more. An in-house A/V team is on-site to assist with all technology aspects. Wireless internet is available throughout The Northern Center and campus. Tele- and video-conferencing capabilities are available, as well as distance learning classrooms and computer labs.
Onsite Wireless Internet:
Free
Wi-Fi In Meeting Space:
Yes
Onsite A/V Staff:
Yes
Food & Beverage:
Whether it’s appetizers, plated dinners, or action stations, we’ll make it easy for you to select food to meet your budget and accommodate special dietary needs and requests. We know some of the most important moments in life happen around food and that’s why we’re passionate about every ingredient and every plate we prepare.
Must Use In-house Catering:
Yes
Cultural Catering Available:
Yes
Alcohol Permitted:
Yes
Can Bring Own Alcohol:
No
Cannabis Industry Friendly:
No
Cannabis consumption permitted (outside):
No
Complete Meeting Package:
Yes
Offers Non-profit Rates:
Yes
Ropes Course / Team Building:
Yes
Special Rates and Packages:
Please contact Elizabeth Peterson, Sales Manager for updating pricing and specials.
Phone:
(906) 227-2623
Event Space Available:
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Accommodations

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Catering

  • Northern Center Catering
    All catering at the Northern Center is handled by our in-house, award-winning catering team.  From hors d’oeuvres to plated meals and buffets, to our popular dessert displays, the creative talents of our culinary staff are sure to take your event to the next level. Together we are constantly working to increase our local footprint, and serve meals that not only satisfy the pickiest of pallets, but also accommodate guests with allergens and/or dietary restrictions.

Services

ServiceDescription
Customized online event registration We can create a customized website for your meeting or event, with real time reporting, management of multiple attendee types, pre- and post-event surveys, e-blasts, merchandise sales and registration phone support. 

Technology

TypeDescription
Integrated audio-visual technology With our 2019 renovation, our audio-visual technology is not only state of the art, but integrated into our facility.  Large presentation screens, which pull down from the ceiling, along the audio, video presentation capabilities and lighting options are available.  Our in-house A/V team is here to help you is here to execute a flawless meeting.  

Area Attractions

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Welcome to Marquette, Michigan! Ready for an adventure you won't find anywhere else in the Midwest? From the Northern Lights to culinary delights, Marquette County has you covered.  Learn more about Marquette at https://www.travelmarquettemichigan.com/.

Testimonials

  • "The always friendly and professional staff at Simply Superior see to the details and 'cater' to our every need so that we can focus on the conference, the program and our guests. The quality and presentation of the food is consistently outstanding. Always a good experience!"


    Karen Wolf, Office Manager / Program Associate, Great Lakes Center for Youth Development

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