The Minnesota Humanities Event Center
The Minnesota Humanities Event Center is a full service Event Center centrally located in a historic building in Saint Paul. Our flexible event spaces are perfect for your next meeting, retreat, or special occasion. We offer discounted rates for our nonprofit and government customers and a variety of meeting packages to make your meeting planning easier!
The building is also home to the offices of the Minnesota Humanities Center (MHC), a statewide nonprofit building a more thoughtful, literate, and engaged society, and many of its educational and community events. Our building and offices are open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., however, Event Center hours vary based upon events, and we are open for reservations seven days a week.
To make your event planning easier, the Minnesota Humanities Event Center’s meeting packages are all inclusive — meaning no added taxes, gratuities, or charges for audio-visual! All packages include: use of one of our meeting rooms, high speed Wi-Fi and use of our audio-visual equipment. Our historic building is accessible and is located in a park setting. We also offer free parking.
Our chef is dedicated to preparing fresh, healthy and delicious meals. We use local vendors whenever we can and get weekly deliveries to ensure our produce and meat are as fresh as possible. We offer a wide variety of meals to choose from and can accommodate special dietary needs with advance notice.
Free Guest Parking
Free parking is available to Event Center guests on the east side of the building (enter off of Ivy Avenue).
Winter Parking Restrictions
The City of St. Paul has issued winter parking restrictions effective through April 1, 2019. No parking is allowed on either side of Ivy Avenue.
The Minnesota Humanities Event Center is centrally located in the Twin Cities, situated near the southern edge of Phalen Regional Park in Saint Paul. Bike and walking paths, beaches, a golf course, and other park amenities are within walking distance and easily accessible. Minutes from downtown Saint Paul, there are plenty of options for offsite dining and entertainment.
Fill in our referral cards and give them to friends, acquaintances, and coworkers who have not booked an event here before. When your referral books a meeting and mentions your card, you will get your choice of:
- $50 Visa gift card
- FREE hot breakfast upgrade
- FREE deluxe break service upgrade
- FREE breakout space