Premiere Destination of Northern Minnesota

Our convention center has multiple floor plan options to fit your needs and parking for 1,200. All meeting rooms are designed to handle today’s high-tech requirements including wireless high-speed Internet access. With a culinary team to fulfill your food & beverage requirements and our event managers here to assist you in planning your event, we strive to provide the perfect environment for your occasion.

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Banquets & Weddings

We understand how important your wedding is to you. We’re here to help make it the kind of day you’ve always dreamed it would be. Whether you are planning for dozens or hundreds, our stylish banquet halls can be adapted to almost any occasion.

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Live Events & Sporting Events

The main rink at The Sanford Center is flexible in seating capacity and can host events that require seating up to 5,000. The Sanford Center arena is the host to the Bemidji State University Beaver's Men and Women's hockey teams.

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Private & Corporate Events

Looking for a space to host your next conference or meeting? The Sanford Center's George W. Neilson Convention Center is the perfect place to host any Convention, Trade Show, Business Meeting, Club Meeting, Sport / Academic Banquet, Award Ceremony, or Reception.


Choose an option from our Catering Menu or have us custom design a menu for your particular needs.

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We look forward to learning about your event.

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