When it comes to large conferences and business meetings in a downtown setting, the 125,000-square-foot Lansing Center along the Grand River downtown is the clear option, but for smaller events there are many unique venues throughout the Capitol Region where you can create a memorable experience.

1 - Michigan Princess Riverboat
For example, instead of meeting in a room along the river, imagine meeting on the river. The Michigan Princess riverboat transports guests back to the Victorian era while offering modern comforts and stunning views during chartered cruises on the water. There’s room for up to 450 people for weddings, class reunions, corporate outings and other special events.
Turner Dodge

2 - Turner Dodge House
Time stands still inside the Turner Dodge House, the historic 19th-century home of two pioneering Lansing families. Built in 1858 in a classic revival style, the 8,600-square-foot house in Old Town features scores of artifacts and has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places for more than 40 years.

3 - R.E. OldsTransportation Museum
*Pretend you’re an early 20th-century auto tycoon by holding your business meeting in the boardroom at the R.E. Olds Transportation Museum. The unique space sits inside the historic Bates & Edmunds Engine Co. building that dates to 1912. For a larger event or party, you can rent the entire museum.

4 - ThinkSpace
An innovative meeting space with a bit of whimsy, the new ThinkSpace fuels a lot more energy than a typical conference room. Playful spaces like The Un-Bored Room, The Campfire and The Watering Hole keep interactions lively, and you can customize the space to meet the unique needs of your event.
Broad Museum

5 - Eli & Edythe Broad Art Museum
As unique as the works on display, the meeting spaces at the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University each have their own size and personality. Plus, the exhibit galleries are great for brain breaks and creative inspiration. You can enjoy the museum’s artistry and architecture at banquets, lectures, conferences or strolling receptions for up to 250 people.
Lansing Brewing Company

6 - Lansing Brewing Company
Lansing Brewing Company is always a good place to meet for a drink. It’s also a great place to gather for a corporate outing or private party and enjoy a unique craft beer and gastro pub experience. There’s one smaller room for up to 44 people, and a larger 7,000-square-foot Stockhouse with room for 240 people.

7 - The View
Right next door to Lansing Brewing Company is Cooley Law School Stadium, home of the Lansing Lugnuts minor league baseball team. It’s also home of The View, a 2,000-square-foot event venue overlooking centerfield. There’s room for 150 people indoors, with outdoor patio seating above the field also available.

Having trouble deciding which venue is best? The staff at the Greater Lansing Convention & Visitors Bureau can help customize your event for any of the area’s distinctive venues, and even solicit venue proposals on your behalf.

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