Preparation and Accommodations


 

What to bring with you

  • Sweater – temperatures fluctuate in the convention center
  • Comfortable shoes – things are fairly spread out
  • Confirmation of conference registration and lodging – for checking-in
  • Conference materials – available online April 23
  • Love Offering – checks will be gathered during worship on Wednesday morning
  • Snacks – if you wish to munch between meals
  • The United Methodist Hymnal and The Faith We Sing (only if you would like musical notation for hymns; words will be projected on large screens)

Housing

Conference participants are responsible for their own housing. Make your reservations early as some properties fill up quickly. Be sure to identify that you are with the Minnesota United Methodist Conference when making your reservations.

Area hotels

The following hotels have offered special rates for conference participants. Contact them directly, and identify that you are part of the United Methodist conference.

BEST WESTERN PLUS KELLY INN
Flat room rate $94+tax
Address: 100 4th Ave S, St Cloud, MN 56301
Phone: (320) 253-0606
WEBSITE
Directly connected to the River’s Edge Convention Center. Green Mill restaurant onsite.

COUNTRY INN & SUITES BY RADISSON (EAST LOCATION)
Flat room rate $115+tax
Address: 120 7th Avenue, St Cloud, MN 56304
Phone: (320) 252-8282
Located on Highway 10 (5 minute drive away from the River’s Edge Convention Center).
Complimentary continental breakfast.

COUNTRY INN & SUITES BY RADISSON (WEST LOCATION)
Flat room rate $115+tax
Address: 235 Park Ave S, St Cloud, MN 56301
Phone: (320) 259-8999
Located near Highway 15 (15 minute drive to the River’s Edge Convention Center)
Complimentary breakfast.

COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT
Room rate range depending on room type $139-$149+tax
Address: 404 W St Germain St, St Cloud, MN 56301
Phone: (320) 654-1661
WEBSITE
Connected directly to the River’s Edge Convention Center via skyway,
The Bistro onsite (serving Starbucks).

HAMPTON INN & SUITES
Room rates will be 10% off the average daily rate.
Address: 145 37th Ave N, St Cloud, MN 56303
Phone: (320) 252-4448
WEBSITE
Located off of Highway 15 (10 minute drive to the River’s Edge Convention Center)
Complimentary breakfast provided.

HILTON GARDEN INN
Room rates will be 10% off the average daily rate.
Address: 550 Division St, Waite Park, MN 56387
Phone: (320) 640-7990
WEBSITE
15 minute drive from River’s Edge Convention Center
Maverick’s Steak & Cocktails onsite.

HOLIDAY INN & SUITES (Newly renovated)
Flat room rate $109+tax
Address: 75 South 37th Avenue, St. Cloud, MN 56301
Phone: (320) 253-9000
WEBSITE
Located off of Highway 15.
Legends Bar & Grill located onsite.

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES
Flat room rate $105+tax
Address: 4322 Clearwater Rd, St Cloud, MN 56301
Phone: (320) 240-8000
WEBSITE
Located off Interstate 94.
Complimentary continental breakfast.

HOMEWOOD SUITES BY HILTON
Room rates will be 10% off the average daily rate.
Address: 115 37th Avenue North, St Cloud, MN 56303
Phone: (320) 252-5900
WEBSITE
Located off of Highway 15 (10 minute drive to the River’s Edge Convention Center)
Complimentary breakfast provided.

Camping

St. Cloud Campground and RV Park
2491 2nd Street SE, St. Cloud, MN 56304
320-251-4463 or 800-690-7045 (reservations)


The facility

The River’s Edge Convention Center in St. Cloud is a large facility. Annual conference session is the primary event while we are there, but the building is still accessible to the public. Practice safe habits with your personal property; do not leave valuables unattended.

Internet access is available throughout the building, and login information will be provided in your agenda name tag. We suggest downloading any materials you may need in advance of the conference as we cannot guarantee access speed during peak-use periods. There are electrical outlets around the perimeter of the room.

Audio amplification units are available for the main gathering room at the convention center. Devices are available at the information desk.

Parking is available in the River’s Edge Convention Center ramps located below and beside the building. The fee is $5 per entry, paid on arrival. On event days, cash, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover are accepted as payment. There is also parking in the Grand Central Ramp located across the street from the building, and there is metered parking along the street.


Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church

122 West Franklin Avenue, Suite 400 Minneapolis, MN 55404

info@minnesotaumc.org

(612) 870-0058