Take Five: Top Reasons to Meet in the Stevens Point Area
Read why the Stevens Point Area is one of the best places for your next meeting or event in Wisconsin.
Great Value & Service
The Stevens Point Area offers a great price point, with abundant amenities, but it doesn’t stop there. Great customer service, including a variety of services offered for no charge by the Stevens Point Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, help make planning a meeting or convention here easy.
Growing Art Scene
Groups are increasingly interested in the arts and cultural scene in the region. Throughout the year, you can attend live theater and dance performances, take in the local music scene, explore galleries - like the artist-owned Q Gallery Artist Co-operative or the Scarabocchio Art Museum - and see local artists in action, at events like the annual Hidden Studios Art Tour by exploring their working studios. Visitors are impressed by the large amount of accessible public art including vibrant murals and the Stevens Point Sculpture Park (which merges art and outdoor recreation along a trail connecting to the Green Circle Trail).
Flavors worth exploring
Stop by the Central Waters Brewing Company and try some ‘Shine On’, made with Wisconsin-grown organic barley, and a portion of the proceeds support the nation’s largest renewable Energy Fair, held in the Stevens Point Area each June. Other breweries also offer great (and tasty) stops – O’so Brewing Company, the Stevens Point Brewery, and District 1 Brewing.
Get a better taste of the Stevens Point Area and explore the local foods. Check out the longest-running farmers market in the state on the square in Downtown Stevens Point, the power to connect with local growers through the Central Rivers Farmshed, or the year-round indoor farmers market, the Market on Strongs.
With a mixture of new and renovated facilities, the Stevens Point Area has great traditional meeting venues. For hotel and convention facilities, the Holiday Inn Hotel & Convention Center offers nearly 30,000 square feet of convention space. For newly built venues, take a look at The Annex in downtown Stevens Point or the Farm and Food Exploration Center and their smaller, private meeting rooms.
Non-Traditional Sites & Facilities
In addition to the great traditional venues, the region has a number of great alternative venues for groups. For small groups, the Schmeeckle Reserve tucked on the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point campus offers a small meeting space, with a view of the 280-acre nature reserve and easy access to 5 miles of trails to explore. For a moderate-sized group, the Central Wisconsin Environmental Station offers a rustic approach on over 200 acres with recently renovated buildings. Overlook the beautiful Sunset Lake from the lodge and have access to wifi.
For a large group, SentryWorld offers more than 60,000 square feet of flexible space, with a hotel space right on site. The facility is also home to the SentryWorld Golf Course, one of Wisconsin’s top golf courses.