Detroit Lakes, Minnesota Meetings & Conventions

Give your meetings and conventions added value. Book them in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota. The lakes and woods will relax you. Our accommodations will pamper you.

Our hotels have plenty of room for sleeping and meeting.

Plus there are Detroit Lakes city and area facilities that welcome your large gatherings.

We can set you up with space at M State-Detroit Lakes. Looking for a lake side setting within Detroit Lakes? A number of city hotels accommodate groups from 20 to 350. Or for unique accommodations, book some time at our newly, refurbished Historic Holmes Theatre. This former school auditorium seats more than 800 people. (Arrive early and you can get a good workout next door at the Detroit Lakes Community Center complete with courts, weight room and a pool with an enticing waterslide.)

Prefer a more rustic setting? No problem. We’ll introduce you to area resorts and conference centers to meet your needs. After all, when your meeting is over for the day, you and your friends would surely enjoy some fresh outdoors to play in!

Detroit Lakes will make your meeting or convention a memorable one, at the lakes.

Quality Inn and Suites

615 Highway 10 East
Detroit Lakes, MN 56501

218-847-4483
218-847-1770 (FAX)

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Choose Quality for your next meeting! Select from two different meeting rooms that can accommodate up to 75 people. All equipment is included with the rental, including video projectors and 65″ display screens. We can handle any request and have several options for tables and set up. Food and beverage assistance upon request. From baby showers, receptions and corporate meetings we have something to offer for everyone!

Minnesota Room

670ft2 | 7’10” tall ceilings

  • Theatre Seating: 30
  • Classroom Seating: 27
Generations Room

1380ft2 | 7’10” tall ceilings

  • Theatre Seating: 75
  • Classroom Seating: 60

Detroit Lakes Pavilion

1361 Washington Avenue
Detroit Lakes, MN 56501

218-847-5658

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The historic pavilion, on the shore of Little Detroit Lake, is a popular location for wedding receptions, dances, reunions, anniversaries and meetings. The building has a capacity of seating up to 450 people. A 27’ x 15’ stage area adjoins the 80’ x 48’ wooden dance floor. A maximum of 450 chairs and 50 banquet tables will provide seating for occupants. On-site restrooms and kitchenette area. Located adjacent to the City Beach and shady City Park.

Historic Holmes Theatre/Ballroom

806 Summit Avenue
Detroit Lakes, MN 56501

218-844-4221

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The Detroit Lakes Community and Cultural Center can accommodate many different sized groups with our variety of event spaces, including the 807 seat Holmes Theatre, the 350 capacity Holmes Ballroom, conference room, and several additional spaces. Our event coordinator, set-up crew, and technical staff take the stress out of hosting your event. The DLCCC is located in the heart of Detroit Lakes, just off of Highway 10. Recreation and entertainment options are just footsteps away!

Historic Holmes Theatre

ft2 | 35' tall ceilings

  • Theatre Seating: 837
Holmes Ballroom

3725ft2 | 35' tall ceilings

  • Theatre Seating: 417
  • Classroom Seating: 200
  • Banquet Seating: 400
  • Reception Seating: 417
Senior Center

1500ft2 | 10' tall ceilings

  • Theatre Seating: 150
  • Classroom Seating: 58
  • Banquet Seating: 120
  • Reception Seating: 150
Conference Room

480ft2 | 10' tall ceilings

  • Theatre Seating: 40
  • Classroom Seating: 24
  • Banquet Seating: 40
  • Reception Seating: 40

Country Inn & Suites

1330 Highway 10 East
Detroit Lakes, MN 56501

218-847-2000

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Tucked in the woods on the eastern limits of Detroit Lakes, Country Inn & Suites offers a cozy meeting room at a comfortable price. Perfect for your group meeting, reunion and private parties, and training/workshop sessions. With 765 square feet, we will arrange tables and chairs according to your specifications to accommodate 49 people. Ideal for presentations with wireless Internet, screen and LCD projector available. Easy access off Highway 10.

AmericInn Lodge & Suites

777 Highway 10 East
Detroit Lakes, MN 56501

218-847-8795

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The AmericInn by Wyndham offers a poolside hospitality room that accommodates a variety of meetings or parties. The room has a 32″ LCD TV and DVD player. With 420 square feet and a 7.5 foot ceiling, the room comfortably fits a group of 25. The room has a private bathroom and patio doors that open to the pool area. Staff is available to assist with set up and arranging of food and beverage service.

American Legion Club

American Legion Post 15, 810 West Lake Drive
Detroit Lakes, MN 56501

218-847-8533

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If you’re looking for an economical location for your next meeting, contact the American Legion Club. Located across from the Detroit Lakes City Beach with a fishing pier on West Lake Drive, the American Legion Club accommodates approximately 175 in the hall area and another 50 in the lounge. Tables and chairs included. Microphone, screen and catering services available. Open year round.

Sports Arena – City of Detroit Lakes

1300 Rossman Avenue
Detroit Lakes, MN 56501

218-847-4637

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The Kent Freeman Sports Arena is available for a portion of the spring and summer months when the facility is not in use for hockey. Two large cement floor spaces provide ample room for shows, festivals or conventions. One is 85′ x 195′ and another is 85′ x 200′. Seating capacity is 1500, with a sound system and overhead doors. Contact the City of Detroit Lakes for more information.

Minnesota State Community & Technical College-Detroit Lakes

900 Highway 34 East
Detroit Lakes, MN 56501

218-299-6544

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For small groups and upwards to 150 people, Minnesota State Community & Technical College-Detroit Lakes campus provides an excellent choice for business training/workshops and meetings. Choose from one of three meeting rooms with LCD projector and screen, wireless Internet, flip charts and catering services. Open year round with easy access off 900 Highway 34 East.

C101

3865ft2 | 22' tall ceilings

  • Classroom Seating: 150
C102

384ft2 | 8' tall ceilings

  • Classroom Seating: 16
C103

1012ft2 | 8' tall ceilings

  • Classroom Seating: 42

Best Western Premier – The Lodge On Lake Detroit

1200 East Shore Drive
Detroit Lakes, MN 56501

218-847-8439

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The Lodge on Lake Detroit is a Lakefront Lifestyle Hotel & Spa on Big Detroit Lake. To help you plan and cater a professional conference, retreat, meeting or event, contact Kelsey, our Sales & Groups Coordinator. 1200 Place offers 1379 square feet of flexible meeting space, equipped with LCD screen/projector and accommodates up to 72 classroom, 85 theatre, 72 reception seating and 100 reception standing. Additional breakout areas may also be utilized. Add on to your retreat by rejuvenating yourself at The Spa Within onsite with a massage, facial or nail therapy then relax in our lakefront guestrooms.

1200 Place

1379ft2 | 10' 4" tall ceilings

  • Theatre Seating: 85
  • Classroom Seating: 72
  • Banquet Seating: 72
  • Reception Seating: 72
Reflections Room

572ft2 | 8' tall ceilings

  • Reception Seating: 32
Retreat Suite

488ft2 | 8' tall ceilings

  • Reception Seating: 10
Pokegama Beach Board Room

488ft2 | 8' tall ceilings

  • Classroom Seating: 12
  • Reception Seating: 12

Holiday Inn on the Lake

1155 Highway 10 East
Detroit Lakes, MN 56501

218-847-2121

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For groups up to 350, the Holiday in on the Lake provides a lakeside atmosphere for your function. Whether you’re looking to hold daytime meetings, evening lakeside barbeques, poolside banquets, elegant wedding receptions or lakeside wedding ceremonies, we have the space to accommodate your group. Let our experienced staff help you plan your event. We are the ONLY full service hotel in Detroit Lakes.

Pelican

585ft2 | 10' tall ceilings

  • Theatre Seating: 50
  • Classroom Seating: 27
  • Banquet Seating: 36
  • Reception Seating: 24
Detroit

585ft2 | 10' tall ceilings

  • Theatre Seating: 50
  • Classroom Seating: 27
  • Banquet Seating: 36
  • Reception Seating: 24
Pelican/Detroit

1170ft2 | 10' tall ceilings

  • Theatre Seating: 100
  • Classroom Seating: 45
  • Banquet Seating: 80
  • Reception Seating: 64
Cormorant

1260ft2 | 10' tall ceilings

  • Theatre Seating: 100
  • Classroom Seating: 45
  • Banquet Seating: 80
  • Reception Seating: 64
Lakes Complex

3510ft2 | 10' tall ceilings

  • Theatre Seating: 350
  • Classroom Seating: 180
  • Banquet Seating: 350
  • Reception Seating: 224
Executive Conference

336ft2 | 10' tall ceilings

  • Reception Seating: 16
TAMARAC

1260ft2 | 10' tall ceilings

  • Theatre Seating: 100
  • Classroom Seating: 54
  • Banquet Seating: 80
  • Reception Seating: 64

Frazee Event Center

114 North Lake Street
Frazee, MN 56544

218-334-7940

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Just ten miles east of Detroit Lakes, the Frazee Event Center offers an ideal spot to hold your event, meeting, reception or party. Seating is available for 400 people with round banquet tables or 8-foot rectangular tables. Full stage with sound system and 30′ x 38′ dance floor. Handicap accessible restrooms, overhead door. Includes staffed bar upon request and complete kitchen.

Maplelag Resort

30501 Maplelag Road
Callaway, MN 56521

218-375-4466

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We can accommodate groups from 8-250 in a cozy northwoods setting. Meals provided, made from fresh and local ingredients, all you can eat. Lodging available for up to 200 people. Any AV equipment is included in the per person price. A truly unique conference environment with no distractions and award winning hospitality. Voted # 1 XC Ski Resort in North America. Lodging accommodations range from individual private rooms to larger cabins that sleep up to 25 people.

Main Room

2500ft2 | 8' tall ceilings

  • Theatre Seating: 250
  • Classroom Seating: 95
  • Reception Seating: 260
Middle Room

1200ft2 | 10' tall ceilings

  • Theatre Seating: 85
  • Classroom Seating: 45
  • Reception Seating: 95
Lower Meeting Rooms

350ft2 | 8' tall ceilings

  • Theatre Seating: 45
  • Classroom Seating: 25
Breakout Rooms

100ft2 | 8' tall ceilings

  • Theatre Seating: 15
  • Classroom Seating: 12

Fair Hills

24270 County Highway 20, PO Box 6
Detroit Lakes, MN 56502

218-847-7638

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Whether your event is 2 or 280, let us take care of all the details at Fair Hills Resort, an all-inclusive resort located just outside of Detroit Lakes. Fair Hills Resort is perfect for meetings, family reunions, employee appreciations, golf outings, special events and more! Fair Hills Resort is the perfect location for your next event; you will eat well, have fun, and experience some of your most productive meetings while on the shores of beautiful Pelican Lake.

Pavilion

2210ft2 | 16' tall ceilings

  • Theatre Seating: 250
  • Classroom Seating: 75
  • Banquet Seating: 100
  • Reception Seating: 100
Blue Room

2210ft2 | 8' tall ceilings

  • Theatre Seating: 80
  • Classroom Seating: 40
  • Banquet Seating: 60
  • Reception Seating: 60
Pine Room

810ft2 | 8' tall ceilings

  • Theatre Seating: 50
  • Classroom Seating: 30
  • Banquet Seating: 40
  • Reception Seating: 40
Library

884ft2 | 16' tall ceilings

  • Theatre Seating: 40
  • Classroom Seating: 25
  • Banquet Seating: 40
  • Reception Seating: 40
Dining Room

5000ft2 | 10.5' tall ceilings

  • Classroom Seating: 150
  • Banquet Seating: 280
  • Reception Seating: 280