Below are frequently asked questions. If your question is not answered below contact the Director of Programs & Events at 651-203-9452 or lbarton@leadmn.org.

What is the room rental fee?

$25/hour for up to four hours of use, additional set-up charges may be incurred (up to $25).

$150 flat rate for more than 4 hours of use.

What is included in the room rental fee?

The room rental fee covers the use of the room, internet access, podium, wireless and lapel microphones, two 80” flat screen TV’s, one 70” flat screen TV, computer connection, Zoom (remote conferencing service), glass boards, and flip charts. There may be additional rooms for your use, please note your interest on the Rental Inquiry form.

What is included in the set-up?

The set-up includes the use of the stadium seating, and all tables and chairs owned by LeadMN which include 70 chairs, eight 6ft rectangle tables, three high cocktail tables, two 4ft round tables and six 5ft round tables.

What are my catering options?

We allow you to bring in any caterer of your choice. Here are some suggestions for catering options within one mile from the LeadMN office:

  • Noodles and Company
  • Panera
  • Papa John's
  • Carbones
  • Subway
  • Jimmy Johns
  • Chipotle
  • Taco Libre
  • Granny's Donuts
  • Applebee's
  • 5-8 Grill & Tap
  • Lucky China

When can I schedule a site visit?

Depending on our event schedule and room availability, we are available to give tours or do site visits Monday-Friday between 8:30am – 4:30pm. Please call the Director of Programs and Events at 651-203-9452 to schedule your appointment.

How do I reserve the Mark M. Welter Center for Learning?

Complete the online rental inquiry form. We will need some basic information from you to create an event contract including: group name and mailing address, event contact’s name, phone number and email address and the approximate guest count and event date. Once you receive the contract, you have two weeks to return the signed contract along with a payment for space rental. We accept payment by check.

Please note

The space is not reserved until you receive a confirmation from LeadMN.

What will happen after I reserve the space?

The Director of Programs and Events will work closely with you throughout the course of your planning on logistics including timeline, parking and audio/visual needs, and room set-up.

Will you have staff on-site during the event?

Yes. A member from our team will be on-site for the duration of your event. They will confirm the room set-up, assist with audio/visual equipment, confirm parking arrangements and adjust lighting and room temperature as needed.

What are the parking options for guests?

Our on-site parking lot has 32 spaces for you to use. There is also free street parking on Livingston Avenue – located behind the LeadMN office building. In case of inclement weather or when the on-site lot is full, we can reserve complimentary parking at the Wentworth Center Management lot located at 33 Wentworth Ave E, West Saint Paul, MN 55118. This lot is just a short 2-minute walk to the LeadMN office. The Director of Programs and Events will work with you on parking information.

Is there a hotel nearby?

The closest hotels to our office are located in Inver Grove Heights, MN.

Microtel Inn & Suites
5681 Bishop Ave
Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076

Holiday Inn Express
5653 Bishop Ave
Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076

AmericInn
5861 Blaine Ave E
Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076

What is your cancellation policy?

In order to receive a full refund of your payment, please notify the Director of Programs and Events within 5 business days of the event.

Question not answered?

Contact the LeadMN Director of Programs & Events at 651-203-9452 or lbarton@leadmn.org.