Are you looking for a destination to host a small to medium size convention, trade show, seminar, tours or conference? You’ll love the ease of travel, affordability and unique spaces offered in Muskegon County. After a long day of meetings, attendees will love our beaches, golf courses, museums and walkable downtown featuring craft breweries and restaurants, and phenomenal historic sites!
Muskegon County is a convenient three-hour drive from Chicago or Detroit, and from Milwaukee, we’re only a 2-½ hour boat ride away aboard the Lake Express High Speed Ferry. Lansing is only 1-1/2 hours from Muskegon via I-96, and we offer abundant, free parking and hassle-free driving that will make for a relaxing commute, putting your guests at ease.
A Variety of Meeting Venues
Our lakeshore community has a fantastic array of facilities at a fraction of the cost of comparable venues in larger cities, and this beautiful Lake Michigan beach town can easily accommodate your group of 30 or 3,000! Choose one of our many museums for your reception, small meeting or training session. Treat your delegates to a meeting among the masters in the marbled halls of the Muskegon Museum of Art, or wow them with a seminar aboard the USS LST 393 Veterans Museum! The L.C. Walker Arena can host your niche sports tournament or championship event. More one-of-a-kind meeting spaces include The Block, home to the West Michigan Symphony, the stately Century Club Ballroom and the opulent Frauenthal Theater, a restored movie palace perfect for performing arts groups and larger theater-style set-ups.
More traditional venues include The Watermark 920. Formerly the Shaw-Walker Furniture factory, it offers an urbane mix of the historic and the contemporary. Meeting rooms at the downtown Holiday Inn can accommodate up to 400 attendees; the Shoreline Inn on Muskegon Lake, 250 attendees. Other hotels in the area offer smaller meeting spaces for board meetings and training sessions. And speaking of lodging, Muskegon has over 2,000 guest rooms available!
Unique Meeting Spaces
- GVSU Annis Water Resources Institute
- GVSU Muskegon Area Renewable Energy Center
- Lakeshore Museum Center
- USS LST 393 Veterans Museum
- USS Silversides Submarine Museum
- Muskegon Museum of Art
- L.C. Walker Arena
- Century Club Ballroom
- Frauenthal Center for the Performing Arts
Contact for More Meeting Information
To request a Meeting Planners Guide or to learn more about our meeting, convention and event facilities and the free planning services we offer, contact Bernadette Benkert by email or by phone at 231-724-1123. Choose Muskegon County and find the right venue for your perfect gathering!