DS Event Center provides flexible, environmentally-friendly facilities for corporate meetings and events, conferences, conventions, receptions and other special events of all sizes – from small gatherings to large corporate events. Our location is in close proximity to a wide variety of accommodations in St. Paul and Minneapolis.

Facility & Amenities


Location Located 5 minutes from both downtown Minneapolis and downtown St. Paul.
1 block north of I-94, from both Snelling Ave. & Hamline Ave. exits.
20 minutes from Hudson, Wisconsin.
7 miles, or 15 minutes from MSP International Airport – Get Directions
Complimentary parking for 500+ cars.
Interior Large, spacious foyer, carpeted.
Flooring: All ballrooms have brand new hardwood floors. Marble tile in restrooms.
Two, large, multi-stall restrooms.
Meeting Rooms 7,000 sq. ft. of meeting space.
Grand Ballroom, with 5,400 sq. ft. of hardwood flooring.
Hannasch Ballroom, with 900 sq. ft. of hardwood flooring.
McHenry Ballroom, with 600 sq. ft. of hardwood flooring.
Private offices for event staff.
Sound-reduction walls.
Complimentary wireless connectivity.
State-of-the-art sound system.
Catering Bring your caterer, or use ours.
Adjacent bar and kitchen areas.
Easy Set-up / Tear Down Ground-level shipping/receiving/service entrance.
All meeting rooms easily accessible.
Accommodations Special rates available at local hotels
Security On-site Security Hours:
Monday – Wednesday: 12:00pm – 10:00pm
Thursday: 12:00pm – 1:00am
Friday – Saturday: 12:00pm – 3:00am
Sunday: 12:00pm -12:00am
Additional, event-specific security available.
Other Smoke-free building.
Facility meets, or exceeds, all ADA standards.