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Top Michigan Conference Centers

Where to Meet and Greet in Michigan

Michigan is full of amazing venues with great service for your next conference or meeting. There are venues spread across the state that can meet your conference needs.

From using a boardroom to a ballroom these conference venues will have you covered. All of these venues are unique to their area and have been awarded for their excellent service, dining options and accommodations.

Popular Michigan Conference Centers

  • Grand Traverse Resort and Spa; Acme: Set in a backdrop of 900 acres of woods, rolling hills, surrounded vineyards and Lake Michigan, the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa offers more than just a pretty view. The resort offers 86,500 square feet of versatile meeting space, numerous dining venues, golf course and tennis facility. Located just 10 minutes from Traverse City, guests can enjoy the downtown atmosphere, go on a wine tour or visit Sleeping Bear Dunes. The Grand Traverse Resort is noted as one of the top conference centers for meeting planners and is ideal for any size group.
  • Amway Grand Plaza Hotel; Grand Rapids: The Amway Grand Plaza Hotel is located right in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids. The hotel offers 42 individually decorated rooms, ballrooms and reception areas to choose from. These rooms are great for conference breakout sessions and classes. The hotel is also attached to the DeVos Convention Center which is perfect for trade shows and other events needing large amounts of space. All of the rooms are equipped with audio visual equipment and their Audio Visual department can assist you with accommodating your needs.
  • Cobo Center; Detroit: The Cobo Center is one of the largest convention centers in the nation. Built in 1960 by the City of Detroit, the Cobo Center offers 622,500 square feet of exhibition space, overhead rigging capacity, facility wide Wi-Fi, and international access. Cobo Center is close by Detroit Metropolitan Airport and is located downtown near great restaurants and shopping opportunities. Annually, the Cobo Center hosts many galas, conferences and events; one of the most popular being the North American International Auto Show. By January 2015, the Cobo Center will be receiving a $299 million expansion and upgrade.
  • Suburban Collection Showplace; Novi: The Suburban Collection Showplace features 214,000 square feet of exhibit floor, 25,000 square feet of pre-function space and 19 individual breakout rooms in the versatile Diamond Center. Offering a wide variety of audio visual capabilities and Wi-Fi throughout the building. Their in-house catering services can provide you with award-winning services for any occasion. The Hyatt Place was recently added as an expansion to the Diamond Center to accommodate for conferences and events.
  • The Inn at St. John’s; Plymouth: This AAA Four Diamond hotel is only 20 minutes from the Detroit Metropolitan Airport, only 15 minutes from downtown Ann Arbor and is surrounded by Novi, Livonia and Canton. The hotel offers accommodations for overnight stays, corporate conferences, gourmet dining, weddings, receptions, executive meetings, charity galas, special events, golf outings and more. The Inn at St. John’s offers 48,000 square feet of flexible meeting and ballroom space along with in-house catering and audio visual services.
  • The Royal Park Hotel, Rochester: This luxury, boutique hotel offers complimentary WI-FI, full service business center, fitness center, full service dining and AAA Four Diamond service. The Royal Park Hotel can provide a variety of break out and ballroom options for corporate conferences in a luxury hotel atmosphere. The menu options provided by the Royal Park are unbeatable and can accommodate anything from a breakfast buffet to gourmet plated dinner service. The Royal Park Hotel is conveniently in downtown Rochester and approximately 30 minutes from downtown Detroit.


Posted on October 21st, 2013 in Corporate Travel & Advice, Michigan Events & Destinations, Useful Tips.

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