Nov 3, 2023
Saint Paul RiverCentre: The Premier Choice for Your Next Event
Over the past 25 years, Saint Paul RiverCentre has served as a place to come together for events of all shapes and sizes. Perhaps now more than ever before the power of togetherness has become more and more valuable. We see connection, learning and networking happening with every convention, corporate event, and meeting. We see philanthropy and community building at every banquet, fund raising event and holiday party. We see opportunities and achievement at career trainings, exams and graduation ceremonies. And we see enjoyment and fulfillment at consumer shows, sporting events and concerts. As you look for a place to hold your next moment of togetherness, here are the top reasons to consider Saint Paul RiverCentre.
Exceptional Service - We abide by the “Service First” mantra every day. Going the extra mile isn’t just some cliché – our staff works tirelessly to provide the details your event needs to be extraordinary. Jillian, a client partner, shared, “Everyone was so wonderful. I plan events at locations all over the metro and I have never worked at a place where literally every member of the staff I encountered was willing to help.”
Marketing Support - Our marketing and communications staff work hard to promote your event with options that are the best fit to help you reach your goals. Quinn, a client partner, shared, “The social media and communications team was heads above every other venue that we have worked with. We look forward to working with RiverCentre again.” This is an example of the personal effort our team makes when you hold your event with us at RiverCentre.
Sustainability - We were the first venue in the world to possess LEED, Green Globes, and Event Industry Council certifications, making us a sustainable venue by any standard. Saint Paul has also been previously voted as the most sustainable city in America, and we take pride in our sustainable efforts at Saint Paul RiverCentre. Focusing on six main topics: waste, energy, water, environmental procurement, air quality, and staff & community engagement, we continually look for ways to reduce the environmental impact of our operations. All events on our campus are 100% powered by Windsource renewable electricity. We further support the development of renewable energy through the local Community Solar Garden program, which generates over 5 million kilowatt-hours of solar power per year. Our Green Team also collects thousands of pounds of compost at our food events.
Commitment to Community - We take pride in hosting a variety of events each year that bring a wide range of people from our community to Saint Paul RiverCentre. From the Fresh Traditions Fashion Show to Naturalization Ceremonies and monthly Minnesota Roller Derby bouts, we are honored to create a welcoming space for all.
Exceptional Culinary Expertise - Our dedication to doing things right carries through to offering sustainable catering at your event. We can create menus using food that is sourced locally and grown and raised naturally without antibiotics or hormones. Our exclusive, award-winning culinary partner Morrissey Hospitality will utilize these fresh and delicious ingredients to create farm to table offerings. Sustainable menus are based upon seasonal availability of products. Inspired by connection, family-owned Morrissey Hospitality, founded in Saint Paul in 1995, is known for building genuine, authentic relationships with their guests, employees and partners. With over 25 years of creating independent, long-standing restaurant, hotel and event venues throughout the country, Morrissey has an impressive track record of providing memorable moments, exceptional experiences and operational excellence.
Event Flexibility - RiverCentre offers more than 100,000 square feet of flexible space whether you are looking for a place to hold your company meetings, a charitable fundraiser, or a large exposition. From two exhibition halls and a three-story rotunda to eight spacious ballrooms to 15 distinctive meeting rooms and a 5,000-seat auditorium, we have what you need to pull off that next special event. Event planners and attendees will find ease of access with a large parking ramp offering direct skyway access, and an underground loading dock. Don’t forget picturesque views of the Mississippi River! Rose, a client partner, shared, “We loved the location and ease of parking.”
Picturesque Location - Situated on high bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River, Saint Paul has been voted the best convention city in America. When you are here, visit the historic Landmark Center, Union Depot, Science Museum of Minnesota, Rice Park and many other attractions that keep our city vibrant and active. Need a place to stay a few nights? There are 2,300 hotel rooms within one mile of Saint Paul RiverCentre giving you plenty of options to enjoy your time in our city. And only eight miles from downtown Saint Paul, the Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport has been voted the best airport in North America. Jenny from NCG Co+nvergence said, “I liked seeing the partnerships with partners such as hotels and Visit Saint Paul. You can see that they all work together to help provide resources and support in all areas.”
We are confident that Saint Paul RiverCentre is the premier choice for everything you need for your next event.