Lake Michigan College Mendel Center | Southwestern Michigan Tourist Council

Lake Michigan College Mendel Center

The Lake Michigan College Mendel Center is the region’s premier location for things to do in southwest Michigan - from performing arts and concerts to world-renowned speakers and events. Located on the Lake Michigan College Benton Harbor Campus, the LMC Mendel Center hosts tens of thousands of annual visitors.

Patrons enjoy a wide range of world-class performances in the 1,559-seat Mendel Center Jenkins Theatre and in the 234-seat Hanson Theatre.  Trade shows, meetings, weddings, and events take place in Grand Upton Hall and surrounding meeting rooms.  For more information, please visit

Grand Upton Hall is one of the largest indoor spaces in southwestern Michigan. With 14,400 square feet of open floor space, it is designed to comfortably accommodate trade shows, festivals, and other large exhibitions.

From dinners for 1,000 guests and elegant wedding receptions in the Grand Upton Hall to business gatherings for a dozen people in one of our many meeting rooms, to concerts in Jenkins Theatre, the Lake Michigan College Mendel Center is your place for events in Southwest Michigan.

As you plan your next event, talk with us. Two performance stages and 12 meeting spaces with room for 10 to 1,600 people make this the most versatile performance, conference, and meeting center in the region. But it’s our service and commitment to the success of your event that creates the Mendel Center experience. We will help you select the right space and build a plan for food, beverages, room set-up, and services to make this your best event yet.

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