ABOUT MONROE CONVENTION CENTER

Welcome to Monroe Convention Center, a modern event venue rich in history that is located in the heart of Downtown Bloomington, Indiana. The Center boasts a beautifully designed contemporary interior and showcases an exceptional permanent art collection by local artists. Offering a variety of flexible event space within 24,000 square feet, Monroe Convention Center can accommodate conventions, conferences, trade shows, meetings, weddings, as well as special events. Professional staff will work alongside you to plan your entire event, from coordinating details with in-house catering and audiovisual services to other rental providers. 

 

IN-HOUSE CATERING

In-house catering services are available for all types of events, transforming any event into amazing. Choose from delectable a la carte services to fully plated meals for your guests' impeccable culinary experience. From menus to decor, professional staff will assist you in creating an experience that matches your vision and unique taste.

 

NEARBY ATTRACTIONS & HOTELS

The Center is an easy stroll to other nearby hotels and Downtown Bloomington—and connected to the Courtyard Marriott hotel. Explore unique shops and boutiques, casual and fine dining, swanky galleries, live music, exciting performances and shows, vibrant nightlife, cultural events, extensive trails and parks, and so much more.

 

CENTRALLY LOCATED

Centrally located in the Midwest, Bloomington is about an hour south of Indianapolis and within a reasonable driving distance from major cities.

AMENITIES

Second level loading ramp

Freight elevator

Custom designed diagrams

Marquee, outdoor signage

Free parking

Video-conferencing

Equipment rental services

On-site caterer

On-site audio visual services

Handicap accessible

Elevator

Escalator

Free wireless internet

A GOLDEN HISTORY

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The Convention Center building was originally built in 1923 as Graham Motor Sales, which later became known as the Henry Ford Model T assembly plant and showroom.

It became a place people gathered to see the latest automobiles as they rolled off the assembly line. This area of downtown became known as the Ford Corner and was the place to be on Saturday mornings.

Continuing the building's tradition of community popularity, the community came together to transform it into the Bloomington/Monroe County Convention Center in 1991. The meeting and event space immediately drew thousands of people for statewide association events, regional public events, corporate recognition and family social events.

In 2012 the Bloomington/Monroe County Convention Center underwent a remodel and modernized the interior look of the building.