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Younes Conference Center South – Kearney

Conference Services: 308.234.7300

416 Talmadge Street, Kearney, NE 68845

Welcome to Central Nebraska’s newest and largest dedicated meeting and conference facility, the Younes Conference Center in Kearney, Nebraska.  Located right off Interstate 80, with five adjacent upscale hotel facilities (two of which are connected directly to the facility) it is the perfect location for your next conference, trade show, convention, banquet or reception.

The facility is owned and operated by a long standing leader in Nebraska’s hospitality industry, Younes Hospitality – recognized as an innovative leader in hotels and meeting facilities.

Please call one of our planning professionals to schedule your event at 308-234-2212.

Younes Hospitality…it all begins with You!

“Staff is amazing. Location is nice with hotels everywhere within walking distance and two hotels connected to the Center. Rooms are nice for meetings.”

We had our wedding reception here. The food was great. The service was amazing. The honeymoon suite was fantastic (and complimentary!) We were running way ahead of schedule (an hour to be exact) and they went ahead and get the food ready and out early so we weren’t having to wait around. Everything was set up perfectly. They were easy to work with, had great ideas and an excellent staff.”

The new Younes Conference Center is our newest and largest facility. A beautiful, dedicated meeting facility – the largest between Omaha and Denver – with over 48,000 sq. ft. of meeting and conference space.

Perfect for regional conferences or large trade shows – as many as 21 breakout rooms and state of the art audio/visual and broadband internet service for up to 500 users at one time!

Meeting Space includes:

Two large ballrooms – 16,000 sq. ft and 13,000 sq. ft. 1,200 at round tables in one and 100 exhibit booths just across the hall.
Up to 21 breakout rooms for 40 – 340 persons each.
Large overhead door access to both ballrooms.
Complete on-site catering for meals, break service and cocktails.
Free internet service throughout the meeting facilities.
Complete in-house audio/visual department.
Built-in registration areas with storage and office space.
Convenient Mid-America location, located in the center of Nebraska just two blocks off Interstate 80.

Click here for Meeting Capacity Chart

From your grand entrance to the last song, our wedding planners will guide you through each and every detail, helping to ensure your reception is a magical night filled with special moments. Every member of the Younes Hospitality team will take care of the details so you can relax and enjoy your special day with family and friends, creating memories to start your lifetime together.

The ballroom you select will be set with everything from tables and linens to the dance floor and bar for your celebration. Our staff will set a beautiful cake table, gift table and guest book table. You choose the table cloth and napkin color and add your personal touches with centerpieces and backdrops to make your reception one of a kind. And after the final note of the last song has faded, our banquet staff will take care of the clean up. All you do is arrive and celebrate!

To schedule a tour of our ballrooms and check availability, call:

Holiday Inn at 308-234-2212. Younes Conference Center at 308-234-7300.

The Younes Conference Center has the unique ability to also offer first class upscale lodging options that are also owned and operated by Younes Hospitality. The Fairfield Inn & Suites and the Hampton Inn are both connected with enclosed concourses to the Conference Center and adjacent properties include also the Wingate Inn, just across the street, and the Holiday Inn Hotel & Convention Center, just across the parking lot. The Holiday Inn also offers over 23,000 sq. ft. of additional banquet and meeting space.

Hotel Facilities – over 640 guest rooms:

Additional surrounding hotels in Kearney total more than 1,600 hotel rooms. All located just off I-80 at the Kearney exit.

Call us and we’ll take care of everything – your conference needs, lodging needs and banquet needs.

Younes Hospitality… it all begins with you!


The Archway
Yanney Heritage Park
The Big Apple Fun Center
Museum of Nebraska Art
Cottonmill Park & Recreation Area

Angus Burgers & ShakesAngus Burgers and Shakes is Kearney’s newest burger specialty restaurant.  Travis & Sara Evans of Sozo Restaurant, serve as the executive chefs and managing partners of Angus Burgers & Shakes.  Providing exemplary service in conjunction with the highest quality products to create a unique and memorable hospitality experience is the goal of the Evans’.  In accordance with their desire to focus on local produce, Angus Burgers & Shakes will proudly serve beef from Nebraska Star Beef in Holdrege.  A full bar will feature cocktails and both Nebraska and regional beers.

The restaurant seats up to 90 in the dining room, 36 in the bar and 12 seats outside.  It is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. MondayThursday and from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. FridaySaturday.  The bar will be open late every night of the week.

Phone Number: (308) 455-6218


CoppermillCoppermill Steakhouse is Kearney’s newest steakhouse and lounge. Coppermill will serve premium, choice, prime and dry-aged steaks.  Additionally, they will feature fresh sea food flown in two-to-three times a week and a raw oyster bar.

The two owners, Adam and Tyler, are coming to Kearney to express their true passions: Fine food from local producers, combined with an array of local and imported beverages, presented by great people to produce awesome experiences for all guests and employees.

The steakhouse seats 180 people and features a small lounge and bar. The bar will serve high end whiskey, bourbon and scotch as well as mixed drinks and wines.

The restaurant is open seven days a week from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. On Sundays, the restaurant opens at 10 a.m. for brunch and closes around 2 p.m.

Phone Number: (308) 455-4580


Sozo LogoSozo American Cuisine believes every detail of your meal should be excellent. Our local owners and staff bring a unique, modern environment to this American restaurant. We honor the traditional by bringing revered dishes to the forefront and capture new favorites with our own recipes.

Each season, Sozo American Cuisine changes the menu. We are a chef’s kitchen and pride ourselves on creating new, distinct dishes to expand your palate. We celebrate local by using beef and produce from area producers.

Sozo American Cuisine is open daily. We invite you to try one of our signature recipes or stop in for our exclusive cocktails. We think you’ll find a new favorite.

Sozo American Cuisine. Local Produce, Local Beef, Local Excellence.

Phone Number: (308) 455-3444

The Buy Nebraska Store (A non-profit gift shop by the GROW Nebraska Foundation) moved to the Younes Campus Fall 2018. The gift shop features thousands of unique products from over 200 Nebraskans! From food, to home décor, to bath & body and apparel, we have what you are looking for! The Buy Nebraska Store is open Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., and Saturday from 9:00 a.m – 6:00 p.m. The store will be open on Sunday’s by appointment only. Hours are subject to change during holiday hours. We are open 24/7 online at buynebraska.com. The GROW Nebraska Foundation was founded in 1998 by our current CEO, Janell Anderson Ehrke. Today, GROW Nebraska® Foundation serves over 400 Nebraska businesses. The program provides training to over 850 businesses yearly. GROW Nebraska® also annually hosts the premier Midwest Marketing gathering conference, MarkeTech at the Younes Conference Center across the street.

Phone Number: 308-338-3520