Rent MCN's Conference Room

The Facility

The Minnesota Council of Nonprofits (MCN) is located in the Midtown Commons complex, 2 blocks east of Highway 280 in the Midway area of St. Paul. The building is at the Raymond Avenue rail stop of Metro Transit’s Green Line and is on bus routes. Limited parking is available in the lot on the east side of the building. Please do not park in the spaces reserved for Carleton Place Lofts at any time.

MCN’s Nonprofit Learning Center includes 2 rooms that may be combined into one large space. The Lake Room (east side) is approximately 23 feet wide x 32 long. The River Room (west side) is approximately 37 wide x 27 long. The room capacity for nonprofit rentals is 35 attendees, regardless of whether one or both rooms is rented. Room set up is the renter’s responsibility.

Rental of the rooms includes the use of ceiling mounted projectors (one per room), microphones and internet connectivity. Other equipment usage may require payment of an additional fee. Because MCN staff must be on-site to support use of equipment, this request must include your planned AV usage.

MCN Training Space

While food is allowed, the conference room is self-service. A hospitality bar is located in the foyer and may be used by guests; please seek staff assistance with the coffee brewer. Please bring your own coffee grounds and tea bags. Set up, clean up, and resetting of the room are the responsibility of the renter. Please plan your time accordingly. Please notify MCN staff of any spills or damage that will require additional attention; cleaning or repair fees may apply in extreme situations.


MCN Room Rental Availability

MCN rents the Nonprofit Learning Center (Lake Room and River Room) to MCN member nonprofits for single events (not recurring events). Reservations may be confirmed no more than 3 months before the event is scheduled to take place. Events taking place outside of normal business hours must be confirmed no less than three weeks before the event is scheduled. Rentals are not available on federal holidays, certain religious holidays, or on any weekday that MCN’s office is closed (i.e., MCN’s conference dates).

To inquire about a particular date, please contact Amber Davis by email or 651-757-3088. At least 48 hours’ notice is required for cancellations. All rentals are subject to approval by MCN. Rates and terms are subject to change without notice.


MCN Nonprofit Member Room Rates

Normal Business Hours, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

  • FULL NONPROFIT LEARNING CENTER: $75 per hour
  • LAKE ROOM: $40 per hour (east side)
  • RIVER ROOM: $50 per hour (west side)


Outside of Normal Business Hours 

(this rate applies to the full event if ANY portion of the event takes place outside of MCN’s normal business hours)

  • FULL NONPROFIT LEARNING CENTER: $100 per hour (minimum of 4 hours)
  • LAKE ROOM: $65 per hour (minimum of 4 hours)
  • RIVER ROOM: $75 per hour (minimum of 4 hours)


Discounted Rates During Normal Business Hours

MCN is able to decrease our rental fee for MCN member nonprofits with budgets under $700,000. Please contact Amber Davis for details.