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.
“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.
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:
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:
Comfort Inn– 86 guest room, connected to the Younes Center
Angus 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 proudly serves beef from Nebraska Star Beef in Holdrege. A full bar features 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.Monday-Thursday and from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.Friday-Saturday. The bar is open late every night of the week.
Coppermill Steakhouse serves premium, choice, prime and dry-aged steaks. Additionally, they feature fresh sea food flown in two-to-three times a week and a raw oyster bar.
The two owners, Adam and Tyler, came 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 serves 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.
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.