Plan a Special Event

Welcome to the Mayo Civic Center, located in the downtown Rochester. We are the largest event center in Southern Minnesota. Whether you are planning a party or reception for 6 or 600, we can make your event a special day. In addition to concerts, sporting events and conventions, every year the Mayo Civic Center also hosts a myriad of functions from reunions to wedding receptions, holiday parties to proms, graduations to corporate celebrations. 

Superior Service

The level of our service will inspire the success of your event. We would be delighted to take you on a tour of our beautiful event center.  Please call us at 507/328-2220 to speak with one of our professional event coordinators or to arrange a tour of the facility.  

What Our Clients Have to Say About Us:

From our initial inquiry until the conference date, Mayo Civic Center staff and personnel provided outstanding service and tended to every detail in a prompt, professional manner. Thank you to all for helping us make our conference a success!" ~ Minnesota Kindergarten Association

"We were very impressed with the quick clean up efforts follow a rock concert (the night before) and our early AM registration! Staff was very accommodating even with multiple events going on at the same time." ~ SE Minnesota EMS Conference

“We couldn’t have been happier with our experience! Technical Director was super again and all the others who helped seemed like we were their top priority! As the advisor, I received nothing but smiles and helping hands!! All requests were met with “I don’t think that would be a problem, I’ll take care of it!” Thanks so much everyone, we will be back!” ~ Lourdes High School

"Our wedding reception was perfect in every way. It was so easy - thanks!" ~ Private wedding

“Last minute requests instantly fulfilled, Thank you.” ~ Private party  

“Event Coordinator was excellent with all prelims and follow-up. Technical Director was available and visible the entire evening. Staff people were on the job and on key. Thanks for a very professional & complete evening.” ~ McNeilus Steel Holiday Party  

“The Board and guests were so pleased, we re-booked for next year!” ~ Gift of Life Wine Tasting and Auction