Michigan Conference Venues

Everything You Could Ever Want All In One Place

When planning a conference, one of your most important decisions is selecting the right locations to make it a success. This decision can be the difference between attendees forgetting about your event and them bragging about it to all their friends and colleagues. Conferences at Boyne’s resorts in Northern Michigan are a one stop shop. At our conference venues, your guests can stay at first class hotels, experience both thrilling and rejuvenating recreational activities, and meet in our flexible event space. Boyne’s hotel conference services can also help you build spousal programs, team building activities, and networking events into your agenda. Some past favorites include skiing, golf, hiking, biking, horseback riding, zip lining, segway tours, kayaking, swimming, and spa treatments. And you never have to leave the property! At urban hotels, you would have to spend significant dollars to transport people to these activities. At Boyne, it is all under one roof!

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A True Resort Destination

Boyne’s conference venues in Northern Michigan transform ordinary events into an unforgettable experience. When your guests are not busy with conference events they can treat themselves to all the activities our resorts offer all while enjoying the natural surroundings. During event downtime, our recreation options provide activities to satisfy any appetite for fun and adventure. Our conference venues offer activities for everyone to enjoy, no matter the time of year, including:

  • Skiing and Snowboarding
  • Yoga
  • Spa Treatments
  • Swimming
  • Championship Golf Courses
  • Ziplining
  • Biking
  • Hiking
  • Fly Fishing
  • Snow Tubing
  • Kayaking
  • Snowshoeing
  • And So Much More

Team Building Activities

Each of our resorts in Northern Michigan provide a number of activities that can act as team building exercises for your guests. Here are just a few past favorites that the Boyne hotel conference services staff can help you plan throughout your event: 

  • Golf Tournaments
  • Ski Races
  • Obstacle Courses
  • Battle Archery
  • Triathlons
  • Orienteering
  • Geocaching

Spousal Programs

Boyne’s Michigan conference venues can also serve as romantic destinations for your guests to enjoy alongside their loved ones. While your attendees are busy expanding their minds at our hotel conference center, their significant other can be enjoying a luxurious resort experience. Our hotel conference services can help you plan a large array of spousal programs during your conference, some ideas include:  

  • Yoga in the Morning on the Top of the Mountain
  • Boat Tours of Little Traverse Bay
  • Distillery Tours
  • Painting with a Twist at a Local Winery
  • Yoga at a Lavender fFarm
  • Tours of Pond Hill Farms
  • Shopping in Charlevoix, Harbor Springs, Boyne City, and Petoskey
  • Ernest Hemingway Historical Tours
  • Spa Retreats

World Class Accommodations

As you choose your next conference location you are probably also worrying about what nearby hotels are available and how you are going to shuttle your guests to and from the conference venue, especially for multi-day events. Stop worrying about where your guests are going to stay during your next conference and treat them to a true resort experience with Boyne Resorts! Not only do our resorts offer a variety of accommodations for your guests to choose from, including hotel rooms, suites, cottages, condos, villas, and vacation homes, but they will also be treated to inspiring views all within walking distance of our hotel conference centers. 

Transform Meals into an Experience!

Don’t settle for food that puts your guests to sleep. Excite them with customized meal experiences that are sure to delight their taste buds and energize them for what’s to come. Boyne’s hotel conference centers provide event planners with a wide selection of meal experiences to choose from including breakfasts, lunches, and dinners as well as breaks, receptions, afterglows, and grab and gos. Our culinary teams will work with event planners on your vision, the theme of the event, and your budget. Our conference venues can also offer menus that are vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, nut fee, and farm to table. In addition, Boyne’s hotel conference centers can build wellness menus that offer fresh and healthy alternatives. 

Boyne Conference Venues in Northern Michigan 

The Highlands

With over 30,000 sq ft of flexible meeting space and 7 breakout rooms, The Highlands in Harbor Springs, Michigan provides ideal conference facilities for any size event. With our resort conference facilities offering everything from beautifully appointed banquet halls to small breakout rooms, you are sure to find the perfect space to suit your needs. Whether on a championship golf course, situated on top of a mountain, or along the pristine shores of Lake Michigan, The Highlands features conference venues that offer a combination of luxury and breathtaking beauty. 

Camelot Zoo and Blue and Green Room

At The Highlands, the main conference facilities are located in the Day Lodge at the base of the ski hills. The Camelot Zoo and the Blue Green room conference halls will take your next event to new heights. These conference venues feature nordic influences with windows throughout that offer beautiful views of the Mountain, as well as outdoor terraces perfect for coffee breaks, lunches, and receptions. The Blue Green conference space can accommodate 600 people theatre and 400 classroom style. The Camelot Zoo conference

Boyne Mountain

Located in Boyne Falls, Michigan, Boyne Mountain features over 37,000 sq ft of flexible conference space and 14 breakout rooms, with most facilities featuring views of the natural surroundings. This four season resort offers conference facilities, accommodations, and recreational options to meet every budget - and exceed even the highest expectations. 


The main conference space at Boyne Mountain is the Matterhorn. Located in the Civic Center building at the base of the ski hill, the Matterhorn conference facility is reminiscent of a traditional alpine lodge with nordic touches. This conference venue can be divided into 4 sections, which can accommodate 1,000 people theatre or 600 people classroom style. This conference space also features its own registration desk and pre-function area outside the meeting room. The hotel conference center’s location in the village area of Boyne Mountain provides easy access to food and beverage outlets and shopping. 

Inn at Bay Harbor

Named among Travel + Leisure magazine's "Best Hotels in the World" and honored as a "Top 75 Golf Resorts in North America" by Golf Digest, Inn at Bay Harbor is the ultimate destination for conferences and seminars. The Inn at Bay Harbor in Bay Harbor, Michigan offers over 8,000 GSP of conference space with 6 breakout rooms. From state-of-the-art electronics infrastructure to comfortably-appointed conference spaces to world-class catering capabilities, The Inn at Bay Harbor will help you to maximize every moment. And when business winds down, the real fun begins.  Our conference facilities off a roster of world-class activities that are sure to put the perfect finishing touch on another successful conference. 

Arlington Ballroom

Located on the lower level of the hotel, the main conference hall at the Inn at Bay Harbor is the Arlington Ballroom. Elegant in its finishings, newly redecorated, and with spacious pre-function space, the Arlington conference space will accommodate 330 people theatre, or 160 classroom style. 

Hotel Conference Services 

Boyne’s hotel conference centers will assign you an Event Manager who will help coordinate your room layout, food and beverage, audio visual, activities, spousal programs, and teambuilding. Our hotel conference services team can also provide a list of vendors for any special outside games, decor, linens and specialty rentals, transportation etc. Our culinary teams will work on menus for the receptions, coffee breaks, breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and grab-and-go options for outdoor events. Boyne’s conference venues also include access to our executive chefs who are available for custom menu planning. All resort amenities will be available to your guests including WiFi.

You're in Experienced Hands 

Our professional conference venue team has the expertise you need to pull off the event your guests will be bragging about for years to come. Here are just a few of the most popular types of events our hotel conference center has been used for:  

  • Symposiums
  • Seminars
  • Workshops
  • Industry Summits
  • Sales Conferences
  • Marketing Conferences
  • Medical Conferences
  • Technology Conferences
  • Annual Meetings
  • Retreats
  • Product and Business Launches
  • Training Sessions
  • Senior Leadership Meetings
  • Family Reunions

Ready to Take Your Conference to New Heights?

Surround yourself with the natural awe-inspiring beauty of mountains, forests, and lakeshores during your next conference. Boyne’s conference venues in Northern Michigan provide spacious event rooms, activities, and accommodations all under one roof - your guests will never want to leave. Our conference facilities provide a fresh and inviting ambiance that promotes wellness and creativity all within driving distance of Detroit, Lansing, Grand Rapids, Chicago, Cleveland, Ann Arbor, and Milwaukee. Request a proposal today and let’s get to work on planning a memorable conference.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Larger events with 100 attendees or more should consider booking their rooms and conference space 18 - 24 months out to ensure our resorts in Northern Michigan have the proper space available. Groups under 100 attendees should look to book their conference space at least 12 months in advance. Groups under 50 should look to book our conference facilities at least six months to a year in advance. It all depends on the size, the conference venue space needed, and the time of year. Planners are highly encouraged to look at midweek programs in the summer and winter as weekends have high occupancy in these peak times. 

  • Yes, your room rate discounts will depend on your food and beverage package, the time of year and time of week you book your conference space, and your activity spend. 

  • Yes, our conference venues in Northern Michigan offer food and beverage discounts depending on your event budget, the time of week and year, and the number of guestrooms booked. 

  • NO, our hotel conference centers offer complimentary WiFi and internet connections!

  • Audio Visual and Oncore AV is provided for our conference spaces located at The Highlands and The Inn at Bay Harbor.