Minnesota Humanities Center

Minnesota Humanities
Event Center

Historic Meeting & Retreat Center

The Minnesota Humanities Event Center is a full service meeting and retreat center centrally located in a historic building in St. Paul. Our flexible event spaces are perfect for your next meeting, retreat, or special occasion. We offer discounted rates for our nonprofit and government customers and a variety of meeting packages to make your meeting planning easier!

Situated near the southern edge of Phalen Regional Park, bike and walking paths, beaches, a golf course, and other park amenities are within walking distance and easily accessible. Minutes from downtown St. Paul, there are plenty of options for offsite dining and entertainment.

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Nicole McMahon

987 Ivy Avenue East
St. Paul, MN 55106

Everything ran smoothly and staff were available to assist at any time. Great experience!


MHC is committed to providing a safe, clean, and healthy environment for our employees and customers. Our Commitment to Guest Safety outlines how we are doing this.

We believe keeping everyone safe is a shared responsibility. Review and share our Client Commitment with your attendees prior to your event to ensure public health and safety.

Nicole was so helpful with planning our first in-person meeting again. Our group loved having the windows and doors open, access to the patio, sanitizer stations – great job, will definitely keep recommending the venue and hope to be back soon.

The building is also home to the offices of the Minnesota Humanities Center (MHC), a statewide nonprofit that envisions a just society that is connected, curious, and compassionate. Our building hosts many educational and community events that complement our programmatic work as it reinforces the MHC as a place where people gather, strengthen connections, and participate in meaningful dialogues.