Figuring out a meeting space that fits your group size and budget can be a real challenge. But you’re in luck, we did the work for you! The Twin Cities is chocked full of great free and low-cost meeting gems. We broke them down in our easy to use guide. So go get meeting!
Hennepin County Libraries
The Hennepin County Library system offers free meeting spaces, accommodating anywhere from 2 to 100+ at over 30 locations in Minneapolis and the suburbs including Eden Prairie, Brooklyn Park, Maple Grove, Plymouth and Washburn.
Fee: None, unless A/V hook-up is required.
Fore more details and to reserve space: http://www.hclib.org/pub/info/meetingrooms/
Best for Small Groups
Fee: Free space for local 501(c)3 nonprofits for groups of 12 or less. Two additional larger spaces and an auditorium space have fees priced out separately for nonprofits and for-profit organizations.
Location: 451 Lexington Parkway N., St. Paul
Contact: David Norell (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Additional details: http://www.wilder.org/convene.0.html
Best for Midsized Groups
Dunn Brothers Coffee
Location: 329 W. 15th St, Minneapolis
Draped room accommodates groups of 8-20. Bonus: For a $200 Fee ($100 of which can be used towards food and products), you can reserve their back room.
To reserve space call: (612) 872-4410
Best for Nonprofit Groups
Common Roots Cafe
Fee: Free for nonprofit organizations and community groups, and is available to other groups for a $75 room fee.
Location: 2558 Lyndale Ave. S, Minneapolis
Contact: (612) 871-2360
Additional details: http://www.commonrootscafe.com/common-room.html
Best for Closed Door Meetings
Byerly’s and Lund’s Community Rooms
Locations: Maple Grove, Ridgedale, St. Louis Park , Golden Valley, Edina, Lake Street, Plymouth and University & Central
Nonprofit organizations can schedule unlimited meetings each month. The Community Rooms are not available to those promoting retail sales, wholesale sales or the sale of in-home products.
To reserve space/more details: http://www.lundsandbyerlys.com/Stores/CommunityRoom.aspx
Best for Informal Meetings
Open style meeting space is available at their Hennepin, Eden Prairie and Oak Park Heights Markets. Insider tip: While there are no formal meeting spaces, tables in their community areas can be arranged.
To reserve space call each individual location: http://kowalskis.com/store-locations/kowalskis-locations/
Got some money to spend? Check out these other great meeting spaces that can be reserved for a fee:
- St. Paul Libraries
- OpenBook at the Loft Literary Center
- Humphrey Conference Center
- Bear Crossings at Como
- Urban Research and Outreach Center
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