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Rochester International Event Center

Rochester , MN

LOCATION

7333 Airport View Drive SW
Rochester, MN US 55901 (map)
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ABOUT US

Exceptional moments are made here.
As southeast Minnesota's s largest and most experienced caterer, you can count on Rochester International Event Center to provide you with... Read more
Exceptional moments are made here.
As southeast Minnesota's s largest and most experienced caterer, you can count on Rochester International Event Center to provide you with unmatched service, flawless attention to detail and equisite food ensuring the most memorable wedding day for you and your guests.

Our beautiful facility has plenty of free, front door parking and features a Grand Ballroom, which accommodates up 800 guests (13,000 sq feet), or can be divided in two, for separate events of up to 400 quests. We have a large, comfortable lobby area and a state of the art 6,000 square foot kitchen staffed by our full time culinary team.
Exquisite Food with Sophisticated
Presentation
Our food is guaranteed to be of the freshest and highest quality. Our award winning cullinary team creates exquisite food with a sophisticated presentation, sure to please the most discerning pallet. To ensure the freshest possible options, we nurture and cultivate our own seasonal garden on sight ensuring delicious, locally grown herbs and produce.

For your wedding reception, we offer butler passed appetizers, plated dinners, buffets, family style and a variety of creative and custom menu options. Your food will be expertly prepared and beautifully presented.

For nearly 30 years Powers Ventures has been proudly serving southeast Minnesota building a strong reputation on respect, honesty, trust and integrity. Canadian Honker Enterprises includes the Canadian Honker Restaurant, Canadian Honker Catering, Rochester Event Center and Canadian Honker Events at the Ramada. Powers Ventures is Southeast Minnesota's largest and most experienced caterer and is an invited member of "Top Gun" an industry exclusive group through CaterSource featuring some of the world's top catering and restaurant organizations.
Locally owned and involved in our community
We believe we have a social and moral obligation to help improve the quality of life for all those we serve. By giving back and supporting the needs in our community we'll not only help those around us but we will also have greater societal impact. At Powers Ventures we are committed to being a good member of society and helping those in need. To date our organization has given over a million dollars in cash donations to address issues of hunger, affordable housing, homelessness, youth development, community development, education initiatives, seniors citizens, military and veterans.

In addition, we have donated half a million pounds and counting of food to community causes like the Channel One Food Bank, Salvation Army and the Boys and Girls Club. The organization also helped found Rochester's Community Food Relief. There isn't a critical community cause or initiative that the organization hasn't raised his hand to be a part of. Read less

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
2005
When was your venue last renovated?
2013
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall
Describe the style of your venue
Classic / Traditional
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
400
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
2
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
Yes
Number of guest rooms
70
Number of suites
10
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
850
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
22
Event Rentals
Offered in-house
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Lighting and Sound
Offered in-house
Are lighting and sound included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Linens
Offered in-house
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Offered in-house
Is wedding cake included in the minimum rental fee?
No

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

When was your venue built?
2005
When was your venue last renovated?
2013
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall
Describe the style of your venue
Classic / Traditional
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Ceremony, Reception
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
2
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
Yes
Number of guest rooms
70
Number of suites
10
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
850
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
22
Event Rentals
Offered in-house
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Lighting and Sound
Offered in-house
Are lighting and sound included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Linens
Offered in-house
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Offered in-house
Is wedding cake included in the minimum rental fee?
No

REVIEWS

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Heidi
Wedding:
9/13/2013
5.0/5.0
The Rochester International Event Center was great! They were easy to work with and did everything for us. All we had to do was pick out what we wanted. The food was delicious and the decorating was fantastic. I would recommend them to anyone!
The Rochester International Event Center was great! They were easy to work with and did everything for us. All we had to Read more...
The Rochester International Event Center was great! They were easy to work with and did everything for us. All we had to do was pick out what we wanted. The food was delicious and the decorating was fantastic. I would recommend them to anyone! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
They were AMAZING to work with. Any time we had a question, that same week we were able to go there and have everything answered. They venue was decorated beautifully! Parking and hotel were right outside the front doors, which was something we really liked for our guests.
They were AMAZING to work with. Any time we had a question, that same week we were able to go there and have everything Read more...
They were AMAZING to work with. Any time we had a question, that same week we were able to go there and have everything answered. They venue was decorated beautifully! Parking and hotel were right outside the front doors, which was something we really liked for our guests. Read less
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Kelly
Wedding:
5/4/2013
5.0/5.0
Absolutely LOVED having my reception at the Event Center!!! They did an amazing job, decorations were perfect and the food was delicious!!! I recommend them to anyone looking for an event venue! They take care of everything for you and take a huge stress off your shoulders!
Absolutely LOVED having my reception at the Event Center!!! They did an amazing job, decorations were perfect and the food Read more...
Absolutely LOVED having my reception at the Event Center!!! They did an amazing job, decorations were perfect and the food was delicious!!! I recommend them to anyone looking for an event venue! They take care of everything for you and take a huge stress off your shoulders! Read less
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Jamie
Wedding:
2/16/2013
5.0/5.0
They did a great job for our reception. Could not be more happy!
They did a great job for our reception. Could not be more happy!
They did a great job for our reception. Could not be more happy! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
The Rochester Event Center was the one and only place we were planning on having our reception as we were 100% positive it would be the best place in town to hold it and we were not disappointed. In fact, most of all our guests complimented the staff, the food and the atmosphere. They were extremely helpful in planning and organizing everything and the wait staff was very friendly and willing to go above and beyond our expectations. It was amazing!
The Rochester Event Center was the one and only place we were planning on having our reception as we were 100% positive it Read more...
The Rochester Event Center was the one and only place we were planning on having our reception as we were 100% positive it would be the best place in town to hold it and we were not disappointed. In fact, most of all our guests complimented the staff, the food and the atmosphere. They were extremely helpful in planning and organizing everything and the wait staff was very friendly and willing to go above and beyond our expectations. It was amazing! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Lisa
Wedding:
2/14/2009
5.0/5.0
The event center was very flexible and easy to work with. The facility was clean. The food was fantastic. The staff for very friendly, professional, and did everything we had asked of them and more. If I had to do it all over again, I would for sure use the event center for the reception/catering.
The event center was very flexible and easy to work with. The facility was clean. The food was fantastic. The staff for Read more...
The event center was very flexible and easy to work with. The facility was clean. The food was fantastic. The staff for very friendly, professional, and did everything we had asked of them and more. If I had to do it all over again, I would for sure use the event center for the reception/catering. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.9/5.0
I was very pleased with my decision to have my wedding reception at the Rochester International Event Center. They were so easy to work with. The staff was professional. The food was amazing!
I was very pleased with my decision to have my wedding reception at the Rochester International Event Center. They were so Read more...
I was very pleased with my decision to have my wedding reception at the Rochester International Event Center. They were so easy to work with. The staff was professional. The food was amazing! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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AJ
Wedding:
10/7/2006
4.9/5.0
The Event Center was an awesome venue to hold our reception. We actually booked it, site unseen, when it was still just a drawing. The food was awesome, the ambiance of the room was perfect, and the staff was friendly and flexible. Our guests had so much fun at our reception! The Sleep Inn is across the street, so our guests could just walk to their hotel room.
The Event Center was an awesome venue to hold our reception. We actually booked it, site unseen, when it was still just a Read more...
The Event Center was an awesome venue to hold our reception. We actually booked it, site unseen, when it was still just a drawing. The food was awesome, the ambiance of the room was perfect, and the staff was friendly and flexible. Our guests had so much fun at our reception! The Sleep Inn is across the street, so our guests could just walk to their hotel room. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue
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juli-evie
Wedding:
6/6/2008
4.4/5.0
The room was beautiful, there was a good menu selection, and several people told me it was the best food they had ever had at a wedding. Since everything was included, the cost was comparable to renting everything individually, but SO much easier! My only complaint was that we were not able to get in to set up until late morning the day of the wedding.
The room was beautiful, there was a good menu selection, and several people told me it was the best food they had ever had Read more...
The room was beautiful, there was a good menu selection, and several people told me it was the best food they had ever had at a wedding. Since everything was included, the cost was comparable to renting everything individually, but SO much easier! My only complaint was that we were not able to get in to set up until late morning the day of the wedding. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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GreenWithEnvy
Wedding:
4/12/2008
4.2/5.0
In the end, everything was perfect. We did have a few glitches along the way. We worked with 3 different people which ended up being extremely inconvenient having to re-explain everything numerous times and then have to worry about whether or not everything was going to turn out correctly. I also did a lot of communicating by e-mail but the items that were discussed were never put in my file, so I had to find "proof" of pricing, etc. However, the end result was totally worth any hassle. We had tons of compliments on the food and facility. Very nice bathrooms. The wait staff was very friendly. It was great not having much for set up and having no clean up.
In the end, everything was perfect. We did have a few glitches along the way. We worked with 3 different people which Read more...
In the end, everything was perfect. We did have a few glitches along the way. We worked with 3 different people which ended up being extremely inconvenient having to re-explain everything numerous times and then have to worry about whether or not everything was going to turn out correctly. I also did a lot of communicating by e-mail but the items that were discussed were never put in my file, so I had to find "proof" of pricing, etc. However, the end result was totally worth any hassle. We had tons of compliments on the food and facility. Very nice bathrooms. The wait staff was very friendly. It was great not having much for set up and having no clean up. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Flowers, Rentals & Photobooths
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Briana
Wedding:
6/6/2008
4.1/5.0
The reception hall can hold up to 500 people and was very spacious even with a buffet table, head table, DJ and dance floor. Nothing had to be moved in order to use the entire dance floor. They provide table linens if you wish and have a very accomodating staff. The Event Center is very new to Rochester and is kept very clean.
The reception hall can hold up to 500 people and was very spacious even with a buffet table, head table, DJ and dance Read more...
The reception hall can hold up to 500 people and was very spacious even with a buffet table, head table, DJ and dance floor. Nothing had to be moved in order to use the entire dance floor. They provide table linens if you wish and have a very accomodating staff. The Event Center is very new to Rochester and is kept very clean. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue

DEALS

Discounts for remaining dates in 2014!
Print Deal
Redeem In-Store   $350 Value
Now offering discounts to customize your special day at lower cost depending on your needs. Pricing may vary

Offer Expires: 11/30/2014

Available to the first 350 couples
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