Minnesota Humanities Center 987 E Ivy Ave Saint Paul, MN 55106

Located near the shores of Lake Phalen just five minutes from downtown St. Paul, the Minnesota Humanities Center is a beautifully restored architectural landmark. The Center can accommodate overnight retreats, conferences, & special events. The Center employs a dedicated staff who will help to ensure your event is well-coordinated and stress-free.

Nicole McMahon
Event Center Director
Phone: (651) 772-4242
Fax: (651) 774-0045
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Minnesota Humanities Center Details


# of Sleeping Rooms 15


Total Function Space (sf) 1188
Largest Dedicated Function Space (sf) 1188
Largest Dedicated Function Room (sf) 1188
# of Function Rooms 5
Largest Banquet | Meeting Capacity 100
Largest Banquet Capacity 100
Largest Meeting Capacity 100
Largest Outdoor Capacity 50
Largest Pre-Function Space Capacity 100
Largest Private Dining Capacity 100
Largest Reception | Banquet Capacity 100
Largest Reception Capacity 200
Largest Theatre Capacity 125


Total Exhibit Space (sf) 1188
Largest Dedicated Exhibit Space (sf) 1188
# of Parking Spaces (within walking distance) 100
Largest Auditorium Capacity 125


Distance to Airport (miles) 11

Amenities and Services

Business Center, Convenient Bus Loading/Unloading, Free Hi Speed Wireless Internet, Function Space, Golf Within 5 Miles, Handicap Accessible, Restaurant Nearby

Body of Water

Body of Water - Mississippi River

Catering Policy

Catered Food and Beverage, Exclusive Catering Policy, Kitchen Facilities Available, Linens and Silver Provided, On Premise Food and Beverage, Tables and Chairs Provided, Vegan Available

Closest Airport

Closest Airport - Minneapolis | Saint Paul

Equipment Available

CD Player, Computer, Computer Projector, Copy Machine, DVD Player, Microphone, On Premise AV Staff, Overhead Projector, Phone, Podium, Projection Screen, Slide Projector, Sound System, Speaker Phone, Television, VCR

Lakeshore Region

Lakeshore Region - Metro

Parking Policy

Free Parking Available Onsite, Street Parking