Great Falls offers a range of meeting facilities that provide not only ample space but hospitality for those desiring an event experience beyond the typical boardroom. Both convention facility and lodging facility venues are available. As an alternative to meeting in one facility, Great Falls is also the perfect place to hold a “Walking Conference” – where walking and talking between sessions provides the ideal networking environment, giving the chance to energize, think on your feet, all while making connections. Meetings and workshops can be held at various locations within the city, and a customized itinerary to get your group motivated. For groups that are looking for the convenience of meeting all under one roof, an unconventional venue to inspire and excite, a walking conference to move the mind and body, or a mix of all three, Great Falls is your meeting basecamp.

Convention Facility Venues

 

Montana ExpoPark | 400 3rd Street NW

 

 

 

 

 

 

Located in the heart of Great Falls, Montana ExpoPark’s 133-acre facility holds 18 buildings, several large lawn areas, an arena, exhibition hall, grandstand, racetrack, extended barns with stalls, and ample parking. With over 150,000 square feet of space, Montana ExpoPark can more than meet the needs of large groups and events. The venue has hosted horse racing, trade shows, weddings, outdoor music festivals, concerts, dog shows, rallies, agriculture and livestock events, rodeos and conferences. The Pacific Steel & Recycling Four Seasons Arena has been used for rodeos, concerts, sporting tournaments and large trade shows.

In October 2017, in conjunction with Cascade County, Pepsi of Great Falls, and Confero Sports Foundation, a new basketball floor was installed. This new floor was used at the NCAA 2017 Men’s West Regionals Basketball Tournament in San Jose, California. There have been only four teams to have played on the floor including Gonzaga, Xavier, West Virginia, and Arizona.

This new floor will add a dynamic and professional level to all sporting events Great Falls hosts

Pacific Steel & Recycling Four Seasons Arena | 53,000 square feet Exhibition Hall | 15,000 square feet
Classroom | 2,100 Classroom | 600
Reception | 3,100 Reception | 900
Rounds (8) | 2,100 Rounds (8) | 600
Concert | 6,200 Theater | 1,500
Sporting Tournament | 5,434
Rodeo | 4,354 Trades & Industry Building | 16,000 square feet
Theatre | 5,300 Theater | 1,600
Classroom | 640
Heritage Building | 14,700 square feet Reception | 960
Theater | 1,400 Rounds (8) | 640
Classroom | 550
Reception | 800 Fine Arts Building | 2,600 square feet
Rounds (8) | 550 Theater | 200
Classroom | 100
Livestock Pavilion | 51,000 square feet Reception | 150
Completely Transformable Rounds (8) | 100
Bleacher Seating

Mansfield Convention Center | 2 Park Drive S

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prominently located in Great Falls’ downtown district, the Mansfield Center provides a venue that is not only architecturally pleasing but fully functional in its meeting capacity with the Convention Center, the elegant Missouri Room, four non-traditional rooms and the Mansfield Theater, all offering more than 48,000 square feet of meeting space. The Theatre has amazing acoustics and offers a unique and memorable site for a general session meeting. Conference attendees can take in the lively downtown nightlife after a full day of meetings, savoring small bites and brews while hashing over the events of the day. While the Mansfield Center has enough space to accommodate most of any group’s needs, it can also partner with the Hotel Arvon and the Children’s Museum of Montana for two extra breakout session spaces. Both are less than a block away from the Mansfield Center – a short, walking distance that allows for fresh air between sessions, giving attendees networking opportunities while walking and talking – the perfect place to hold a “walking conference.”

Convention Center | 15,300 square feet Missouri Room | 4,160 square feet
Theater | 1,300 Theater | 300
Classroom | 480 Classroom | 180
Reception | 2,200 Reception | 500
Rounds (8) | 640 Rounds (8) | 240
Rounds + Banquets | 800 Conference | 48
Gibson Room | 1,856 square feet Mansfield Stage | 1,500 square feet
Theater | 80 Theater | 80
Classroom | 60 Classroom | 72
Reception | 100 Reception | 215
Rounds (8) | 80 Rounds (8) | 96
Conference | 40 Conference | 36
Mansfield Theatre |  19,984 square feet Commission Chambers | 2,040 square feet
Plush theater seating | 1,782 Theater | 77
Rainbow Room | 432 square feet Atrium Room One | 300 square feet
Conference | 20 Conference | 20
Atrium Room Two | 300 square feet
Conference | 20

 

Great Falls International Airport | 2800 Terminal Dr

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For sweeping vistas of Great Falls, Great Falls International Airport’s event space is unrivaled. Known for providing beautiful scenery, this venue is regularly used for conventions, banquets, weddings, receptions, and meetings. The Top o’ the Falls Room has beautiful views of the tarmac, the buttes, and the city of Great Falls with the mountains in the distance. For larger events or meetings, you’ll find the spacious Panorama Room’s breathtaking views of the mountains and plains of Montana a perfect place to impress. On-site catering is provided by Air Host and provides high-quality cuisine for all types of events. Parking passes are given to guests who are using the facilities for an added benefit.

Panorama Room | 5,175 square feet Top o’ the Falls Room | 4,331 square feet
 Rounds (8) | 300 Rounds (8) | 176
Business Center | 1,206 square feet
Classroom | 30

 

University of Providence | 1301 20th Street S

Conveniently located near lodging properties along 10th Avenue S and the medical district in Great Falls, The University of Providence has two meeting facilities to fill the needs of events, large or small.

McLaughlin Center Absolon Lounge
Rounds (8) | 1,200 Rounds (8) | 250

 

Great Falls College – MSU | 2100 16th Avenue S

 

 

Part of the vision of Great Falls College MSU is to strengthen communities through excellence, innovation, and collaboration by providing community enrichment, which includes offering a vibrant community gathering space for cultural events, celebrations, meetings, and presentations. Great Falls College MSU is proud to host a wide variety of events on campus in their event room as well as classrooms. The Heritage Hall is a multi-functioning meeting space, accommodating larger groups and can handle a multitude of seating configurations. With a stage at the front of the room, high-quality AV equipment, including projector and 4 display monitors for easy visibility, the Heritage Hall is a premier choice for meetings. Most of the classrooms hold 35 people comfortably, with one seating 64. Also, Classroom B101, which seats 90 people in tiered formation, is an ideal setting for lectures, meetings and town halls.

Heritage Hall Classroom B101
Rounds (8) | 250  Theatre | 90

 

Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center | 4201 Giant Springs Rd

Re-live the Lewis and Clark Expedition’s journey and important experiences of the Plains and Northwest Indians. Built into a scenic bluff with spectacular views of the Missouri River, the Center’s exhibits and programs bring alive the indomitable spirit of exploration with a 25,000 square-foot building that includes an exhibit hall, theater, an outdoor amphitheater overlooking the Missouri River, an education room for hands-on curriculum-based activities, and a gift shop.

Lobby | 1,648 square feet Resource Center | 1,260 square feet
Rounds (8) | 200 Rounds (8) | 75
Foyer | 1,080 square feet Theater | 
Rounds (8) | 150 Plush theater seating | 158

 

Centene Stadium | 1015 25th Street N

Home to the Voyagers, Great Falls’ minor league baseball team, Centene Stadium also plays double-duty as an out-of-the-ordinary event and meeting site. The 3,200 seat structure plays host to 38 home games per season as well as dozens of other events, including American Legion games, concerts, MMA sporting events, parties, conferences, meetings and special occasion social functions, with in-house catering available. Venue space features two covered picnic areas, two luxury suites replete with private patios, a ground floor common area for exhibits, and the field itself – for team-building exercises such as yoga or a camaraderie building game of kickball.

MVP Deck Picnic Pavilion
Reception | 50 Reception | 150
Luxury Suite One Luxury Suite Two
Reception | 12 Reception | 50
Field | 95,000 square feet Concourse
Reception | 800 Reception |

 

Children’s Museum of Montana | 22 Railroad Square

The Children’s Museum of Montana exists to ignite a lifelong passion for learning through hands-on exploration of science, math, and culture. The Children’s Museum of Montana serves North Central Montana as an educational and community resource dedicated to the notion that children learn best by doing and is full of innovative, hands-on activities and interactive exhibits. Cosgrove’s Corner, the Children’s Museum’s event space, can be easily accessed from the Mansfield Center, only a quick walk away.

Cosgrove’s Corner | 1,250 square feet
Rounds (8) | 100

 

Ursuline Conference Centre | 2300 Central Ave

The Ursuline Academy opened in 1912 as a school and boarding academy, the Collegiate Gothic building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1991 and features the only working gargoyles in Montana. Today, the Centre is owned by the Ursuline Centre Historical Foundation and offers four comfortable meeting rooms.

Lounge One  Merci Lounge
Rounds (8) | 90 Rounds (8) | 60
Gold Room Seminar Room
Classroom | 30 Classroom | 30

 

The History Museum | 422 2nd Street S

Housed in the historic International Harvester Building, the History Museum preserves documents, records, and artifacts important to the heritage of central Montana. The museum archives are Cascade County’s official repository for records, and over 40,000 historic photographs and 100,000 pieces of historical memorabilia are housed there. On permanent display are exhibits on Cascade County and North Central Montana, and temporary exhibits explore topics ranging from Montana history to local art and culture. The Ozark Club Room is a popular local event space that boasts a 1925 Chickering grand piano, giving off a vintage ambiance seldom experienced.

Ozark Club | 
Rounds (8) | 150

 

C.M. Russell Museum | 400 13th Street N

Dedicated to famed cowboy artist’s work, this museum contains the most complete collection of Charles M. Russell art and memorabilia in the world in Great Falls. Voted Montana’s best museum worth traveling for, the museum has over 2,000 Russell works of art and artifacts in its permanent collection, as well as an impressive Browning firearms collection and artworks of OC Seltzer, Gary Schildt, and other Western artists. The Ah-Wah-Cous Gallery, inside the museum, is a spacious room that has western art and artifacts on display, making it a truly, unique space. Audio Visual equipment is available upon request, and it is conveniently located adjacent to a fully equipped catering kitchen and outside entrance for food service.

Ah-Wah-Cous Gallery | 2,640 square feet
Classroom | 145
Rounds (8) | 88
Reception | 200

 

Paris Gibson Square | 1400 1st Avenue N

One of Great Falls’ oldest and most beloved landmarks – affectionally known as “The Square.” The magnificent, historic sandstone structure was completed in 1896 and served as a public school until 1975. Re-opened in 1977 as a cultural center the building is home to a remarkable contemporary art museum with dynamic changing and permanent exhibitions. Enjoy the unique figure sculptures by a Montana original – Lee Steen, explore the changing exhibition galleries or stroll through our beautifully landscaped grounds and sculpture garden. The Square also offers meeting space for classroom-style setups, as well as a lovely setting for social get-togethers.

 

Lodging Facility Venues

 

Best Western Plus Heritage Inn | 1700 Fox Farm Rd, Great Falls | 233 Guest Rooms

As the largest full-service hotel in Central Montana housing 231 guest rooms including 9 suites, and 12 meeting rooms with over 17,000 sq. ft. of premier event space, the Best Western Plus Heritage Inn can accommodate small or large groups, all housed under one roof. The hotel is located just off I-15 and is within minutes of the CM Russell Museum, the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, Giant Springs State Park, First People’s Buffalo Jump, Malmstrom Air Force Base, Great Falls International Airport, and the Rivers Edge Trail along the Missouri River, to name a few. After a day of sightseeing, touring the area museums and conference going, attendees can relax in the pool or hot tub in the Atrium, or enjoy beverages and interact with their peers at the Max Sports Bar & Casino.

Convention Atrium | 9,900 square feet American Room | 1,155 square feet
Theater | 800+ Theater | 120
Reception | 800+ Classroom | 72
Rounds (8) | 320 Reception | 108
Rounds (8) | 64
Britain Room | 1,155 square feet Conference | 35
Theater | 120
Classroom | 72 Canadian Room | 1,320 square feet
Reception | 108 Theater | 130
Conference | 35 Classroom | 72
Reception | 108
Montana Room | 649 square feet Rounds (8) | 35
Theater | 40 Conference | 35
Classroom | 21
Reception | 36 Alberta Room | 648 square feet
Rounds (8) | 32 Theater | 40
Conference | 15 Classroom | 21
Reception | 36
Missouri Room | 647 square feet Rounds (8) | 32
Theater | 40 Conference | 15
Classroom | 21
Reception | 36 Room 220 | 456 square feet
Rounds (8) | 32 Theater | 25
Conference | 15 Classroom | 15
Reception | 30
Russell Room | 352 square feet Rounds (8) | 24
Theater | 25 Conference | 15
Classroom | 15
Reception | 30 Lewis Room | 486 square feet
Rounds (8) | 16 Theater | 40
Conference | 10 Classroom | 21
Reception | 36
Clark Room | 486 square feet Rounds (8) | 32
Theater | 40 Conference | 15
Classroom | 21
Reception 36
Rounds (8) | 32
Conference | 15

 

 

Holiday Inn | 400 10th Avenue S | 168 Guest Rooms

The Holiday Inn’s Ball Room is spacious and elegant, perfect for any occasion. Besides the Ball Room, there are seven rooms dedicated to meeting space, all with AV equipment available. A reception held poolside for 200 is another option that is offered, giving the Holiday Inn 7,500 square feet of space for events of any size and dimension. A well-established event team, certified Executive Chef on board at The Portage Grill and Ordway’s Lounge and Casino, and an easily accessible location on 10th Avenue – a major Great Falls thoroughfare, makes the Holiday Inn a natural choice for meetings and events of any kind.

 Ballroom | 4,365 square feet  Aronson Room | 1,755 square feet
 Theater | 400  Theater | 150
 Classroom | 224  Classroom | 80
 Reception | 400  Reception | 150
 Rounds (8) | 240  Rounds (8) | 120
 Conference | 40
 Mansfield Room | 1,440 square feet
 Theater | 110  Trailsend Room | 1,170 square feet
 Classroom | 48  Theater | 90
 Reception | 120  Classroom | 40
Rounds (8) | 80 Reception | 120
Conference | 32 Rounds (8) | 80
Conference | 24
Trigg Room | 884 square feet
Theater | 60 Russell Room | 760 square feet
Classroom | 40 Theater | 60
Reception | 60 Classroom | 36
Rounds (8) | 50 Reception | 60
Conference | 16 Rounds (8) | 50
Conference | 24
Missouri Room | 380 square feet
Theater | 30 Executive Room | 286 square feet
Classroom | 18 Theater | 20
Reception | 40
Rounds (8) | 30 Poolside
Conference | 18 Reception | 200
Rounds (8) | 200

 

Hilton Garden Inn | 2520 14th Street Southwest | 118 Guest Rooms

The Hilton Garden Inn’s event space accommodates a wide variety of seating configurations, and the meeting rooms can be combined for over 4,200 square feet of convention space. Each meeting room is equipped with complimentary WiFi access. Meeting planning assistance is offered by a warm, professional event team, with catering services provided by the hotel’s on-site, full-service restaurant and lounge, the Great American Grill. The Hilton Garden Inn’s convenient location is next door to Great Falls’ newest shopping center with a 10-house movie complex, several restaurants, and a grocery store with pharmacy. The hotel is also within walking distance of its sister property, the Hampton Inn, that houses over 3,000 square feet of conference space, giving 7,200 square feet of combined meeting space for consideration of larger groups and events.

Little Belt Room | 1,058 square feet Bear Paw Room | 1,058 square feet
Theater | 80 Theater | 80
Classroom | 45 Classroom | 45
Rounds (8) | 64 Rounds (8) | 64
Conference | 40 Conference | 40
Sweetgrass Room | 1,058 square feet Choteau Room | 320 square feet
Theater | 80 Theater | 25
Classroom | 45 Classroom | 18
Rounds (8) | 64 Rounds (8) | 24
Conference | 40 Conference | 18
Board Room | 336 square feet Presidential Suite | 1,200 square feet
Conference | 12 Theater | 35
Classroom | 20
Hospitality Suite | 1,200 square feet Rounds (8) | 24
Theater | 35 Conference | 20
Classroom | 20
Rounds (8) | 24 Lounge | 1,102 square feet
Conference | 20 Theater | 70
Classroom | 40
Rounds (8) | 80

 

 

Hampton Inn | 2301 14th Street SW | 97 Guest Rooms

The Hampton Inn is within walking distance to a major shopping center that includes a multiplex movie theater. In addition to a convenient location and spacious guest rooms, the Hampton Inn offers 3,000 square feet of flexible conference space, full-service catering and bar service, and a professional event staff ready to meet your needs. The Hampton Inn provides many options for small to medium business and social functions, as well as larger affairs when used in conjunction with its adjacent sister property, The Hilton Garden Inn.

Charbonneau Room | 1,650 square feet Sacajawea Room | 1,350 square feet
Theater | 110 Theater | 90
Classroom | 80 Classroom | 70
Reception | 70 Rounds (8) | 64
Rounds (8) | 72 Conference | 55
Conference | 65
Pompey Room | 312 square feet
Conference | 12

O’Haire Motor Inn | 17 7th Street S | 69 Guest Rooms

Positioned in the heart of downtown, the O’Haire Motor Inn has been a Great Falls icon for many years and is home to the legendary Sip ‘n Dip Lounge, where live mermaids are known to be found. Offering three meeting rooms for a variety of occasions, that can accommodate up to 70, 40 and 36 people, respectively; and catering can be provided by Clark & Lewie’s, the hotel’s full-service, on-site restaurant. The O’Haire Motor Inn’s convenient locale is a perfect property to include when considering a “Walking Conference” in historic, downtown Great Falls.

Big Sky Room Russell Room
Theater | 70 Theater | 40
Classroom | 56 Classroom | 26
Rounds (8) | 64 Rounds (8) | 24
Conference | 40 Conference | 28
Room 201
Theater | 36
Classroom | 16
Rounds (8) | 24
Conference | 20

Crystal Inn | 3701 31st Street SW | 86 Guest Rooms

The Crystal Inn is conveniently located near the airport.

Meeting Room | 1,100 square feet
Theater | 80
Classroom | 70
Reception | 60
Conference | 80

 

LaQuinta Inn & Suites | 600 River Drive S | 105 Guest Rooms

The Missouri Room in the LaQuinta Inn & Suites provides meeting space for up to 50 people, in 750 square feet. LaQuinta Inn & Suites has a central location in Great Falls, along the banks of the Missouri River.

Missouri Room | 750 square feet
Theater | 50
Classroom | 30
Reception | 45
Conference | 25

Econo Lodge | 220 Central Avenue | 104 Guest Rooms

The Econo Lodge hotel in Great Falls is centrally located in historic, downtown Great Falls, near the Mansfield Center for the Performing Arts and offers catering through its on-site restaurant and lounge, the Tap House Grill & Bar. Another downtown property to be considered when booking a “Walking Conference.”

Bonanza Room | 2,397 square feet
Theater | 252
Classroom | 165

Hotel Arvon | 118 First Avenue S | 33 Guest Rooms

The Historic Hotel Arvon, Darkhorse Hall and Wine Snug, and The Celtic Cowboy Pub and Restaurant are perfect venues for elements of any event. Blending the history of Montana with the modern features of today’s lifestyle, an event at the historic Hotel Arvon Block will create an experience that you will not find anywhere else in Montana The Darkhorse Hall and Darkhorse Wine Snug, located in the Historic Hotel Arvon, can host a successful event for up to 180 people. The Darkhorse Hall is the actual space where up to 56 head of draft horses were stabled for decades in the early 1900’s. Both rooms are very versatile and can be set up in different configurations to maximum space for seating, and offers up-to-date AV equipment. Offering full-service catering and bar through the Celtic Cowboy Pub and Restaurant, this is a full-service property that can more than meet your needs.

Darkhorse Hall | 900 square feet Darkhorse Wine Snug | 300 square feet
Theater | 150 Theater | 30