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Top Picks for Meetings and Events in the Midwest

Top Picks for Meetings and Events in the Midwest


Having your event in the Midwest region of the United States is a wonderful idea. It’s so easy for your guests to travel there, and nothing beats Midwest hospitality – no matter where you go. But there are so many choices, how do planners decide? We’ve scoured the region – check out our choices for Top Picks for Meetings in the Midwest!

Beautiful Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri is a go-to venue for any kind of social or professional business event. Your event will be truly memorable for your guests as they marvel at spectacular 360 degree views of the playing field and the Kansas City skyline available in many of the 16 spaces at the stadium. Spaces also include added luxury amenities like fireside lounge seating, custom bars, uniquely themed rooms, in-room state of the art audio and visual systems, new contemporary decor and convenient escalators, elevators and street access to your space. Arrowhead Stadium can accommodate up to 1,200 guests.

We just love Galena, Illinois as an event location – limited only by your event planning imagination. You can find Galena Country Tourism in the corner of Northwest Illinois, lush with rolling hills, rich in history and loaded with incredible outdoor adventure, shopping, and dining. There are 50 spaces available that can accommodate up to 400 guests. Overnight accommodations are available for up to 650. Galena’s Main Street buildings are now home to more than 125 independently-owned businesses. Your guests can taste and tour their way through the county at alluring wineries, a distillery and craft breweries. There’s always something happening in Galena from cemetery walks to hot air balloon races to incredible parades and magical holiday festivities. 

Illinois State University couldn’t be more convenient for your event attendees. Located in the heart of Illinois, halfway between Chicago and St. Louis, it is easily accessible by 3 major interstates. It is also a 7 minute drive from Central Illinois Regional Airport. This central location makes the Illinois State University a desirable event space for conferences or meetings in the area for up to 7,500 in its 30+ spaces; 5,000 overnight. There are several amenities available for guests, delicious on-site catering, and state-of-the-art technology that include video, projection, conferencing, and amplified hearing for your conference or social event.

Monroe Convention Center in Bloomington, Indiana, just fifty miles from Indianapolis, is truly a unique venue. The building was originally built in 1923 as Graham Motor Sales and later became known as the Henry Ford Model T assembly plant and showroom. The building was transformed into the Monroe Convention Center in 1991 and in 2012 the center was remodeled and the interior was modernized. It can accommodate gatherings for up to 800 in their 10 flexible, unique spaces.

Illinois State

Normal, IL

University of St. Thomas,
Minneapolis & St. Paul

Minneapolis, MN

Arrowhead Stadium
Kansas City, MO

Galena Country Tourism
Galena, IL

Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI

Oakland University - Oakland Center
Rochester, MI

Monroe Convention Center
Bloomington, IN

Bell Museum
Minneapolis, MN

University of Indianapolis
Indianapolis, IN

University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, WI

Camp Whitcomb Mason
Hartland, WI

University of Toledo
Toledo, OH

Smuggler's Run
Catering & Banquet

Wyandotte, MI

Iowa State University
Ames, IA

Have you been searching for the perfect backdrop to your client's next conference, meeting, training, wedding, party, or special event? Unique Venues has been providing professional planners - like you - free venue finding services for 35 years. Our Venue advisors are passionate about matching our unique spaces with your RFP requirements. There is no fee to use our venue finding services or for submitting an RFP for one of the venues listed on and Call us toll free at 877-244-6110 or email today!