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Sanford Center

Bemidji, Minnesota View map
Up to 4,700 guests

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Up to 4,700 guests

The Sanford Center: George W. Neilson Conference Center featuring our Ballroom and Lakeview Rooms are the perfect fit for your wedding and reception. Boasting over 14,000 squarefeet, we can accommodate some of the largest weddings to a quaint sized affair. We feature state-of-the-art technology, unmatched cuisine, beverages, and entertainment services. The Lakeview rooms and our spacious foyer offer panoramic views of Lake Bemidji's south shore. The beauty of the north is on display from dawn until dusk; a romantic dream location to capture your special day.

Our Lakeview Room maximum capacity is 200 people. Package Pricing: Lakeview Room $2100.00 + tax

Our Ballroom maximum capacity is 500 people. Package Pricing: Ballroom $2300.00 + tax

Package Includes: 16-Hour Room Rental (8:00am-12:00am), Room Setup and Cleanup, Guest Tables and Chairs, Guest Book and Gift Tables, High Top Tables, Specialty Tables, (All tables include cloth linen and skirting), Raised Head Table (2’ Stage), Dance Floor, Event Uniformed Staff, and Event Insurance.

We do have the ability for doing ceremonies as well, whether, they may be outdoor on our patio or in a Ballroom or Lakeview Room.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$1,400

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$800

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$450

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$450

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$5

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

4700

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

25

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

4

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Banquet Hall

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Bar Services
Cake
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Liability Insurance
Lighting / Sound
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Liquor License
Open Bar
Outside Alcohol
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment
Chairs
Chair Covers
Dance Floor
Furniture
Lighting
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

May
June
July
August
September

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
April
October
November
December
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1111 Event Center Dr. NE Bemidji, Minnesota, 56601
218-441-4003

Monday-Friday 9:00 am-5:00 pm
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Sanford Center frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Sanford Center?

Sanford Center includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At Sanford Center, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

Sanford Center includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Server(s)

At Sanford Center, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Sanford Center includes:
  • House Beer
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine

What are the most important characteristics of Sanford Center in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Sanford Center for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Banquet Hall

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Sanford Center for wedding events?

Sanford Center offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor

What kind of wedding events does Sanford Center offer?

Sanford Center offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Sanford Center offer for wedding events?

Sanford Center offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Bar Services
  • Cake
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Liability Insurance
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Sanford Center have available for wedding events?

Sanford Center offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Audio Equipment
  • Chairs
  • Chair Covers
  • Dance Floor
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Tables

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