Meet in Minnesota’s Nature.
Looking for a great place to hold a meeting, conference, or banquet? Try our Grand Rapids Conference Facilities. Plan your next business function, wedding, family gathering, or organization dinner with a unique “Up North” feel. Visit Grand Rapids staff is here to assist you with referrals and recommendations.
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Convention, Meeting & Banquet Spaces
- Multiple hotel/resort/banquet spaces to accommodate your group
- 2,500 maximum seating capacity
- 800+ lodging rooms
- Lakeside & outdoor venues
- Intimate meeting spaces
Recreation & Attractions
- Championship golf courses
- Millions of acres of unspoiled forest land
- Thousands of pristine lakes for fishing & recreation
- Hundreds of trails for hiking & biking
- Unique shopping & attractions for the entire family
- Fine dining for every taste
Visit Grand Rapids Services
- VIP familiarization tours available
- Professional banquet planning and site selection
- Registration coordination and coordination with conference facilities
- Maps, vacation guides and area information
- Assistance in bid preparation and presentation
- Other support services available upon request
- Lodging and Food
- Shopping Deals
- Theater Deals
- Recreation Deals
IRA Civic Center
Events and Groups
Capacity: Banquet, 1,500; Theater, 2,800; Classroom, 2,000; Bleachers, 2,500.
Special Features: Main public address system and portable auxiliary, video player, flip charts, office equipment (copier and fax). Experienced with trade show configuration.
Food Service: Catering available from outside vendors.
Sawmill Inn Conference Center
Conference and Meeting Room
Capacity: Banquet 360; Theater 500; Classroom 250, total conference capacity for all meeting rooms 464 classroom.
Special Features/Equipment: Free high speed internet in all meeting rooms, PA systems, TV/VCR/DVD Player, flip charts, white board, projection screens, overhead projector, office equipment (copier, typewriters, fax available at the front desk). Computer services are available with prior arrangements.
Food Service: In-house catering, restaurant and lounge, coffee break service, full or continental breakfast, lunch and dinner. Groups up to 360 can be accommodated for meals.
Accommodations: 124 rooms including extra long double beds, kings, suites and many poolside rooms are available.
Amenities: Year round climate controlled recreational area with heated swimming pool, whirlpool, and sauna. All rooms have in-room coffee makers, cable TV, HBO; and, room service is available.
Sugar Lake Lodge & Conference Center
Conference and Event Center
Capacity: Banquet 275; Conference 275; Theater 350; Classroom 240; Rounds, 300
Meeting Facilities: All of our meeting rooms are conveniently located under one roof in the main lodge. This versatile environment helps you remain flexible to easily adapt to last minute changes. Your group can utilize 6 rooms ranging in size from 200 square feet to 4300 square feet, accommodating functions from 3 to 300. Free wireless internet is available throughout the property with computers available in the Lodge to use. Keeping a routine while away from home is often challenging. The Fitness Room, conveniently located in the Main Lodge, is well equipped. Sneak in a 20 minute workout before dessert!
Meeting Services: No matter what your unique requirements may be, our professional staff is dedicated to making your event a complete success. Don’t forget to ask about our Exclusively Yours program.
Special Features/Equipment: Computers, LCD, Video Conferencing, whiteboard, flip charts, overhead projectors, 16mm movie projectors, 35mm slide projectors, projection screens, television monitors, laser pointers, microphones, camcorders, public address systems, office equipment (copier, fax and modem).
Food Service: In-house catering for coffee breaks, breakfast, lunch and dinner. Special themes for parties and barbecues are available. Two restaurants are located on-premise: Otis’ and Jack’s Bar and Grill.
Accommodations: 164 units including Lakefront Suites, Lodge Room, Lakeside Cabins and Golf Course Townhouses.
Amenities: 18-hole championship golf course, full marina, beautiful sandy beach, heated pool, tennis, volleyball, bocce ball, horseshoes, bon fire pits, hiking and biking trails.
All Room Dimensions & Seating Capacities
|ALEX I||39 x 48||160||80||-||128|
|ALEX I & II||82 x 48||350||240||-||300|
|ALEX II||43 x 48||160||80||128|
|ALEX III||20 x 32||50||32||14||64|
|Otis||45 x 50||175||110||-||140|
|Maple||28 x 32||60||32||25||48|
|Birch||19 x 19||30||20||12||16|
|Asplin||19 x 20||30||16||12||18|
Timberlake Lodge Hotel, Event Center & Grand Splash
Events Center and Meetings
Meeting Facilities: Featuring over 10,000 square feet of flexible function space and pre-function space, the event center is an ideal destination for events of up to 625 guests.
Special Features/Equipment: TimberLake Event Center features leading-edge technological amenities that create the ideal environment for productive meetings and help keep business objectives moving forward.
- Wireless Internet In Function Space & Guest Rooms
- CAT5 Data Jacks for Lightening-Fast Internet Access
- Audiovisual Equipment & Support Including LCD Projectors, VHS & DVD Players, Cable Television & More
- Tele-Conferencing Capable
Food Service: On-site restaurant & lounge, full service banquet food service and event planning on site.
Accommodations: 84 upscale and unique rooms; All guest rooms non-smoking.
Amenities: Waterpark with oversized hot tub, 98 foot slide and kiddie slide; large, comfortable rooms and suites with flat screen televisions; extended stay suites with mini or full kitchen; fitness room; business services; and hot breakfast buffet served each morning.