Meet in Mt. Pleasant, where there’s just the right amenities, just for you! Mt. Pleasant makes a great gathering place with its location in the center of the state. Home to Soaring Eagle Casino and Central Michigan University, this college town stands out amongst the rest for its small town feel with big city amenities. Keep reading to learn more about meetings in the central Michigan area, and how the Mt. Pleasant Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (MPACVB) is here to help!

Top Five Reasons to Meet in Mt. Pleasant

  • Location: Mt. Pleasant’s is centrally located in the lower peninsula of Michigan, located off of US-127 and M-20, and is within a 2-hour drive from most Michigan cities.

  • Flexible Meeting Space: Offering top-notch meeting space, unique off-site options and a variety of hotels, the Mt. Pleasant area is fully customizable to your event’s needs.

  • Small Town Feel, Big City Amenities: Mt. Pleasant is home to one of the Midwest’s largest gaming floors at the Soaring Eagle Casino and Division 1 Athletic School, Central Michigan University.

  • Unplug and Unwind: What’s the hurry? We live life on cruise control, with plenty of hustle, but none of the hassle. Mt. Pleasant is home to over 1,000 acres of parkland, 18 nature preserves and a variety of spa services.

  • Midwest Hospitality: Meet in Mt. Pleasant and experience friendly faces, abundant places and comfortable paces.

What the MPACVB Offers

Looking to plan your next meeting in the Mt. Pleasant area? The MPACVB is dedicated to helping you organize a successful convention, conference, meeting or event, offering services that include providing RFPs for site selection, checking hotel availability and customizing group activities. Other service include:

  • Assisting with overflow and room blocks
  • Facilitating city tours
  • Arrangement of group activities
  • Group golf outings
  • Welcome bags
  • Customize group activities

The MPACVB can also provide you with complimentary area information like golf itineraries, area maps and dining guides. Dorothy Dean-Mott, Director of Sales for the MPACVB, is happy to help guide visitors in the right direction when planning a meeting in the central Michigan area. With over 20 years’ experience in the tourism industry, Dean-Mott helps develop group and sport business, and coordinates with tourism-related businesses on various outreach opportunities and special events. Contact Dorothy to help arrange your next meeting in the Mt. Pleasant area!

Conference Hotels

Mt. Pleasant is home to four hotels with full-service meeting facilities. With a wide variety of options including number of rooms, meeting space and square footage, we’re sure you’ll find the perfect hotel to meet your needs.

Located next to Central Michigan University, the Comfort Inn & Suites offers 10,000 square feet of flexible meeting space and seating for 550 in their main ballroom, as well as a variety of smaller rooms. From the small board meeting to the corporate or social event, this hotel is perfect for accommodating a variety of meetings and events!

In addition to the robust meeting space, the Comfort Inn & Suites features 138 spacious guest rooms with 36 suites. Added hotel amenities include a complimentary hot breakfast, indoor pool, fitness center, business center, outside patio and fire pit area, 24-hour market, and an attached Bennigan’s Tavern that offers lunch, dinner and room service.

The Courtyard by Marriot is located conveniently off US-127, adjacent to Kelly/Shorts Stadium. The hotel offers a total of 6,200 square feet of flexible meeting space with stat-of-the-art audio visual equipment installed in each meeting room.

The Courtyard has 148 spacious guest rooms and 10 suites, including the Executive Suite on the 6th floor that has a patio overlooking Kelly/Shorts Stadium! Hotel amenities include an on-site Bisto restaurant, a 24-hour market, patio area, fire pit, fitness center, indoor pool and business center.

Courtyard by Marriott small meeting room.

Holiday Inn & Suites is perfect for businesses and leisure guests alike. The hotel offers a total of 5,400 square feet of meeting space, and is conveniently located just off US-127 on the north end of Mt. Pleasant near the Soaring Eagle Casino!

It’s 24-hour business center provides guests with free high-speed internet Wi-Fi access and other business needs. Other amenities include an indoor pool, fitness center, and Toast to Toast, a fast-casual restaurant serving breakfast and dinner daily as well as premium coffee and espresso in the mornings and craft beer selections in the evenings.

Holiday Inn meeting space.

Not only is the Super 8 comfortably located between attractions like Central Michigan University and the Chippewa River, it is also the largest Super 8 in Michigan! The Super 8 features one meeting room for up to 45 people and includes a kitchenette area with a full-sized refrigerator and breakfast bar. The meeting room also features a large screen television with laptop/Wi-Fi capabilities. The Super 8 is happy to arrange great rates for groups – large or small!

Other amenities at the Super 8 include a business center, fitness center and complimentary coffee and breakfast items.

Super 8 meeting room.

Unique Meeting Space

Looking to host your meeting or event at a unique venue? The Mt. Pleasant area has got it covered! Choose from a variety of unique spaces like the Ziibiwing Cultural Center, which offers six meeting rooms and is perfect for educating visitors about the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe and their rich culture within the central Michigan area. Or try PohlCat Golf Course, which features 7,000 square feet of full-service banquet facilities, great for corporate meetings and even weddings! Other unique venues include the Broadway Theatre, Central Michigan University, Maple Creek Golf Club, Mid-Michigan College, Serendipity Farms and so much more!

Entertainment & Food

While the Mt. Pleasant area is sure to please all your meeting needs, it’s also never short of other activities to enjoy while off the clock. When it comes to entertainment, try your luck at one of the largest gaming floors in the Midwest at the Soaring Eagle Casino. Or wander the streets of downtown to explore locally owned shops like Art Reach of Mid Michigan, and dine at unique places like Midori Sushi & Martini Lounge. Other great dining locations to try out include Mountain Town Station for handcrafted beer paired with palatable plates, or Ponder Coffee Company for ethically-sourced coffee and one-of-a-kind waffles. Looking for more relaxing activities? Feel refreshed for your next meeting after experiencing the Epsom salt float pods followed by a fresh juice from Pure Vitality Juice Bar & Spa.

In the summer months, be sure to kayak, canoe, or simply float down the Chippewa River, the jewel of central Michigan. Or tee off at one of 11 golf courses, all located within a half hour of each other in the Mt. Pleasant area.

Additional Lodging

With 13 different lodging properties to choose from, the Mt. Pleasant area has something for everyone. To see a full list of lodging properties including Bed & Breakfast locations, click here.

Meet Mt. Pleasant

Make plans now to visit the Mt. Pleasant area, and visit our Meetings Page to learn more about coordinating your next meeting or event in central Michigan. You can also request a Meeting RFP here. Stay at a variety of lodging locations and discover more things to do in central Michigan when you meet Mt. Pleasant!