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The Northern Center

Located on Northern Michigan University’s campus, the new, state of the art Northern Center will offer 25,000 square feet of comfortable meeting and event spaces for small groups to those over 600. Now booking for June 2019.

Grand Ballroom

Currently undergoing a $22.3 million renovation, The Northern Center (the University Center) will serve as the premier conference center for the region.  

Phase one, which includes the renovation and addition of the Grand Ballroom and Pre-Function Space, will be complete in May 2019.  

Phase two, which includes the addition of a new quick service restaurant and student activity zone, along with additional meeting rooms and gathering spaces, will be complete in October 2019.

See the latest construction progress via our webcam.  

Simply Superior staff

Our talented and professional team delivers the very best in service and will guide you every step of the way.  Combined with award-winning catering and the latest in audio-visual technology, we’ll work to ensure your event is a success.

For Any Occasion

Whether it’s appetizers, plated dinners, or action stations, we’ll make it easy for you to select food to meet your budget and accommodate special dietary needs and requests. We know some of the most important moments in life happen around food and that’s why we’re passionate about every ingredient and every plate we prepare.

Contact us to book today!

Contact us to book today!

906-227-2623simplysuperior@nmu.eduRoom 1104 University Center Office Hours: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday

"The always friendly and professional staff at Simply Superior see to the details and 'cater' to our every need so that we can focus on the conference, the program and our guests. The quality and presentation of the food is consistently outstanding. Always a good experience!"

Karen Wolf, Office Manager / Program Associate, Great Lakes Center for Youth Development