Weddings, Parties & Celebrations

From weddings and holiday parties to Quinceaneras and Bar/Bat Mitzahs, Minnesota’s Rochester is a memorable location for your memorable event. Here are the top four advantages of hosting your special celebration at Rochester, MN's convention and event center (the Mayo Civic Center):

Versatile new venues 

Whatever the size of your guest list, Rochester’s convention and event center can host the event of your dreams. The convention and event center’s new ballroom is one of only a handful of event locations in Minnesota that can comfortably seat up to 2,000 guests, and the center’s new event suites feature state-of-the-art amenities that are ideal for more intimate gatherings.


OVG360 is the exclusive caterer of Mayo Civic Center and serves over 40 million guests per year at more than 245 venues across North America. Spectra has the expertise to deliver incredible guest experiences. Spectra's team has the background to manage events of any size or complexity such as banquets as large as 20,000 guests, a plated gala for 6,000, or multiple day events serving up to 25,000 people. Choose among diverse and mouth-watering cuisine of all styles and customs for your event. Your cuisine will be freshly prepared on-site.

A dedicated team to support your every step 

Experienced event coordinators, who manage large events every day, will work tirelessly to transform your vision and inspiration for your special event into a reality. The scale of events hosted at the center means that the team can seamlessly provide unmatched amenities and options for your celebration.

A downtown location your guests will love 

Rochester’s convention and event center is conveniently connected via climate-controlled skyways and underground walkways to hotels, parking garages, and downtown restaurants and shops. 

To learn more about Rochester’s convention and event center, please contact Grace Wieland at or call 800 634 8277.