Northern Center at Dusk

Upper Michigan's Premiere Event Venue

Today's Northern Center features a variety of versatile event spaces to accommodate you and your guests. With a 12,000 square foot Grand Ballroom that can seat up to 1,000, breathtaking pre-function areas, an impressive executive conference room, and several other smaller conference rooms and breakout spaces, the options at the Northern Center suit a variety of event types and needs.


Close up of a catering menu

A grade above the rest

The Northern Center truly shines amongst other event venues in the region when you consider the menu of amenities and services available within the facility. We offer our clients state-of-the-art integrated audio-visual technology, on-site staff to keep your event running smoothly, and award-winning chef and catering services. 


Fourth Of July fireworks

In the heart of Marquette, Michigan

The Northern Center is only a short drive or walk from numerous dining, lodging and entertainment options within the City of Marquette. Your guests will enjoy the convenience and ease-of-access our facility offers for those coming to celebrate with you on your big day.


Wedding set up at the Northern Center

Grand Ballrooms

Comprised of four spacious ballrooms that can be used individually or in combination, the Grand Ballroom features 18-foot ceilings, elegant furnishings and integrated technology. Each ballroom can host up to 300 guests theater style, while the Grand Ballroom hosts up to 1,000.


Peninsula II

Peninsula Rooms

With spaces designed for 10 to 200 guests, the five Peninsula Rooms are ideal for conference breakouts, corporate meetings, trainings, intimate luncheons and mid-size banquets.


Northern Center Executive Conference Room

Executive Conference Room

The Scott L. Holman Executive Conference Room offers a high-end business space for private meetings. It features interactive technology, comfortable seating for up to 20, a kitchenette and food and beverage service area. The Executive Conference Room is available for both campus and community use.


Founders Room

Founders Room

Overlooking the north lawn and Carillon Towers, the Founders Room invites an intimate yet versatile atmosphere appropriate for everything from cocktail receptions and wedding ceremonies, to luncheons and presentations.

Northern Center Floor Plan


The Wildcat Den

Inside the Northern Center

In addition to engaging event spaces, the Northern Center houses the new Wildcat Den restaurant with a gaming area and coffee bar, a completely renovated Barnes & Noble bookstore, dynamic alumni and student organization offices, and the inviting Don H. Bottom atrium.

Campus's newest restaurant, the Wildcat Den features pub-style food, including locally sourced burgers, salads, wings, wood stone pizza and baked macaroni and cheese.  Ideal for networking your next big idea over lunch or grabbing a quick coffee between meetings, come for the food and stay after your event for the pool, darts, Foosball, shuffle-puck and more.