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8 Unique Manitoba Event Venues Outside of Winnipeg

Looking for a unique event venue in Manitoba…outside of Winnipeg’s perimeter? Look no further! Winnipeg is a great city, but it’s not the only one that has something to offer event planners and their guests. There are many event venues located outside of Winnipeg’s perimeter that are perfect for hosting your next event. From exhibition centres to beachside resorts, Manitoba has something to suit every taste and style. In this blog post, we will explore 8 of these event venues and discuss the benefits and possibilities of holding your event outside of Winnipeg’s city limits.

1) Meridian Exhibition Centre – Winkler, Manitoba

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The Meridian Exhibition Centre is designed to host large events, celebrations, and corporate events. We were privileged to be an AV partner of choice for an event held here back in November, so we know this magnificent facility will impress your guests upon arrival. The Executive Meeting Rooms offer a professional atmosphere and the Bernhard Thiessen Hall & Fieldhouse provides flexibility with its multi-function turf floor. This space can transform into a hard surface, which is perfect for LED walls or projection displays. With a capacity of up to 1200 people, you can let your imagination run wild! Email: [email protected] | Phone: (204)-325-8333

2) Keystone Centre – Brandon, Manitoba

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With over 540,000 square feet of multi-use space situated in Brandon’s busiest commercial district and 90 acres devoted to the Keystone Centre alone, it’s no secret why this facility stands out as a premier service-oriented venue. Hosting an array of events from live entertainment and conferences to fairs and agricultural exhibitions. For quick deployment, imagine a stage and light set-up alongside LED trailers to maximize your audience’s viewing experience, day or night, rain or shine. Get colourful and dramatic with your displays and entertain up to 5,000 attendees at any given time. Email: [email protected] | Phone: (204) 726-3500

3) Lakeview Gimli Resort & Conference Centre – Gimli, Manitoba

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Whether you’re celebrating a company milestone, a business conference or a charity fundraiser, Lakeview Gimli Resort is the ideal destination! Located in a peaceful village along the west shore of beautiful Lake Winnipeg, this tranquil resort offers all you need to make every moment memorable. Imagine your Gala Dinner in the Ballroom and adding a nautical theme with custom Gobos and coloured lighting to compliment. Then claim a spot on the beach after dusk for a laser projection screening of a movie. Want to get really wild?! Host a keynote presentation on the beach with an LED screen on a barge! With over 4500 square feet of meeting space and 10 banquet rooms accommodating up to 250 people each, this full-service conference centre is set up for success – only 90 km away from the hustle and bustle of Winnipeg! Email: [email protected] | Phone: (204) 642-8565

4)  Wilderness Edge Retreat and Conference Centre – Pinawa, Manitoba

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Wilderness Edge Retreat and Conference Centre is the ideal setting for any business, government, charity or group gathering! Enjoy a range of exciting activities such as rafting, tubing and canoeing on 11 acres amidst lakefront views. Red Seal Chefs serve up delicious from-scratch meals in an atmosphere that can accommodate groups ranging from 20 – 400 people with 142 private rooms and suites available to choose from. Imagine an outdoor adventure festival with the best audio, video, staging, lighting and food to boot! Wilderness Edge also has large, medium, and small spaces perfect for corporate retreats, team building, breakout sessions, or networking events. Email: [email protected] | Phone: (204) 753-2535

5)  Elkhorn Resort Spa & Conference Centre – Clear Lake, Manitoba

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Transform your next business meeting with the Elkhorn Resort’s Conference Centre. Nestled among some of Manitoba’s most stunning scenery, this venue provides a stimulating and collaborative environment to get things done – boasting 6 unique meeting rooms over 4,000 square feet of space that can host anything from intimate conferences for 10 people up to large events accommodating 200 guests. This venue would be a perfect place for projection mapping where your guests are more likely to remember big, bright, and beautiful visuals, paralleling the atmosphere surrounding them. Result – a brilliant mix of technology and venue space that will enhance the excitement of your attendees. Email: [email protected] | Phone: (204) 848-8730

6) Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium – Brandon, Manitoba

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The Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium is a state-of-the-art facility equipped to host events ranging from corporate conferences and speaker presentations, to trade shows and private meetings. With its 850-person capacity, the WMCA ensures that any event will be experienced with maximum enjoyment in the highest quality setting. Picture your next conference as the keynote speaker captivates audiences in front of a series of state-of-the-art Totems, delivering a visually engaging set. Email: [email protected] | Phone: (204) 717-9621

7) International Peace Garden – Boissevaine, Manitoba

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Celebrate your special occasion or host your next corporate event in the idyllic and unique setting of the International Peace Garden. Enjoy a variety of rental spaces, including an auditorium, amphitheatre, formal gardens and historic lodges – perfect for awards ceremonies, conferences or corporate retreats. Envision your large-scale awards gala where the walls are lit up with memories of success and thank you messages to your donors. End the evening with dancing on the upper and lower terrace overlooking the colourfully illuminated garden, making this the perfect picturesque backdrop for any event and its attendees. This is a perfect spot for your Canadian and US attendees as it sits right on the border into North Dakota. It offers overnight accommodation in four separate dormitories which can cater up to 400 guests without compromising comfort. [email protected] | 204-534-2510 

8) Marine Museum of Manitoba – Selkirk, Manitoba

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Create an extraordinary and unforgettable experience for your next meeting or special event at the Marine Museum of Manitoba in Selkirk! Guests can revel in live entertainment on the dock, plus encounter people playing iconic historic figures from the S.S. Keenora. With 3 ships open for touring, there are endless opportunities for imaginative displays including a laser-projected presentation against one of the massive ships or a large-scale water celebration that dazzles over the Red River. Set up on the main deck for a donor appreciation gala, team building event or an organization AGM while getting a hands-on, heritage experience. Email: [email protected] | (204) 482-7761

If you’re interested in any of these venues, we’d be happy to share our experience or attend a site visit with you. Contact AVentPro today at 204-226-5565 or email [email protected].

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