Lake Michigan College Mendel Center

2755 E. Napier Ave., Benton Harbor, 49022 (directions)

269-927-8700

Located on the campus of Lake Michigan College, the Mendel Center offers a rare combination of an ideal location, relaxed surroundings and excellent accommodations. Whether you are planning your wedding reception, entertaining clients from out of town or providing training for your staff, the Mendel Center is personally committed to ensure your utmost satisfaction.

Banquets:
From relaxed and casual to elegant and formal, you'll agree, too, that the Mendel Center is the perfect location to hold your next event. All in a place that's centrally located and easy to get to.

  • Convenient location and parking
  • Close to major shopping areas
  • Within minutes to several major hotels
  • 10 multi-function Rooms
  • Executive board room
  • 1,559-seat Performing Arts Theatre
  • 250-seat Hanson Theatre
  • Over 20,000 square feet of meeting space
  • Full-service business center
  • Comprehensive Conference Support Services
  • On-premise full-service catering operation with liquor license
  • Expert wedding reception consultation and planning services
  • Reunions
  • Corporate meetings & conferences

Concert/Entertainment Venue:
Each season the Mendel Center Mainstage offers a star-packed season loaded with spectacular entertainment. The Mainstage has thrilled and entertained the residents of southwestern Michigan for 25 seasons.

The list of stars that have performed at the Mendel Center Mainstage includes Peter Frampton, Jim Belushi, Lewis Black, Paula Poundstone, Willie Nelson, Kenny Loggins, Weird Al Yankovic, Wild Kratts LIVE!, Jack Hanna, Little River Band, Mannheim Steamroller, and many more. Performances have also included international touring companies such as the Russian National Ballet and the Vienna Boys Choir.

The real star however is the Mendel Center Mainstage, with only 1,559 seats, the Mainstage provides intimacy between performer and patron. Patrons sit comfortably with plenty of leg room and unobstructed viewing. The stage, with an adjustable acoustic orchestra shell, can accommodate everything from a 100-piece orchestra to the biggest assemblage or a spotlight on a soloiist.

Each season presents a fabulous variety of entertainment opportunities. The Mainstage is the heart of entertainment in southwest Michigan.

Weddings:
Few days will be as momentous as your wedding. Whether you are planning an intimate affair or a huge gala, the Mendel Center is the perfect venue for your once-in-a-lifetime celebration. With our beautiful outdoor and indoor settings, we can help you make your wedding as elegant or as informal as you wish. Our wedding coordinator not only will listen to your wishes, but also, if asked, will offer ideas to make your day even better than you imagined.

At the Mendel Center, you will enjoy unparalleled service and deliciously catered food. No detail will go unattended. Our years of wedding experience will help ease your stress so you can enjoy your special day.

  • On-site catering
  • Off-site catering
  • Full bar
  • Wedding reception packages
  • Spacious dressing rooms
  • Custom decorating
  • Custom menus

Check the Mendel Center website for more information regarding menus and wedding packages at www.themendelcenter.com.

 

Located one mile east of I-94 on Napier Avenue (Exit 30)

Events

B - The Underwater Bubble Show

Saturday 30th of September 2017

Benton Harbor, MI

Saturday, September 30, 2017, 7 pm The Mendel Center at Lake Michigan College Tickets start at $26. Purchase at www.TheMendelCenter.com or 269-927-8700, option 1

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Way Down Wanderers

Friday 6th of October 2017

Benton Harbor, MI

Friday, October 6, 2017, 7 pm - The Mendel Center at Lake Michigan College. Tickets $15. Buy tickets at www.TheMendelCenter.com and 269-927-8700, option 1.

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Howie Mandel

Saturday 14th of October 2017

Benton Harbor, MI

Saturday, October 14, 2017, 8 pm The Mendel Center at Lake Michigan College Tickets start at $40. Purchase at www.TheMendelCenter.com or 269-927-8700, option 1

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The Beach Boys

Wednesday 25th of October 2017

Benton Harbor, MI

Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 7:30 pm - The Mendel Center at Lake Michigan College Tickets start at $57. Buy tickets at www.TheMendelCenter.com and 269-927-8700, option 1.

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Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis

Tuesday 28th of November 2017

7:30 PM - 9:15 PM

Benton Harbor, MI

Tuesday, November 28, 2017, 7:30 pm. The Mendel Center at Lake Michigan College. Tickets start at $52. Purchase tickets at www.TheMendelCenter.com and 269-927-8700, option 1.

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Bryan Lubeck Hosts Rejoice 2017 - A Tapestry of Holiday Music

Tuesday 19th of December 2017

Benton Harbor, MI

Tuesday, December 19, 2017, 7:30 pm - The Mendel Center at Lake Michigan College. Tickets start at $24. Purchase tickets at www.TheMendelCenter.com and 269-927-8700, option 1.

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Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood LIVE!

Friday 19th of January 2018

Benton Harbor, MI

Friday, January 19, 2018, 7 pm - The Mendel Center at Lake Michigan College. Tickets start at $25. Purchase tickets at www.TheMendelCenter.com and 269-927-8700, option 1.

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Art Garfunkel - In Close-Up

Friday 26th of January 2018

Benton Harbor, MI

Friday, January 26, 2018, 8 pm - The Mendel Center at Lake Michigan College. Tickets start at $38. Purchase tickets at www.TheMendelCenter.com and 269-927-8700, option 1.

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Vitaly: An Evening of Wonders

Friday 16th of February 2018

8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Benton Harbor, MI

Friday, February 16, 2018, 8 pm - The Mendel Center at Lake Michigan College. Tickets start at $20. Purchase tickets at www.TheMendelCenter.com and 269-927-8700, option 1.

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Riverdance

Thursday 22nd of February 2018

Benton Harbor, MI

Thursday, February 22, 2018, 7:30 pm - The Mendel Center at Lake Michigan College Tickets start at $45. Buy tickets at www.TheMendelCenter.com and 269-927-8700, option 1.

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A St. Patrick's Day Bash with Rockin' Road to Dublin

Saturday 17th of March 2018

Benton Harbor, MI

Saturday, March 17, 2018, 8 pm - The Mendel Center at Lake Michigan College Tickets start at $30. Order tickets at www.TheMendelCenter.com and 269-927-8700, option 1.

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Mutts Gone Nuts

Saturday 14th of April 2018

Benton Harbor, MI

Saturday, April 14, 2018, 11 am - The Mendel Center at Lake Michigan College. Tickets start at $14. Order tickets at www.TheMendelCenter.com and 269-927-8700, option 1.

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Mutts Gone Nuts

Saturday 14th of April 2018

Benton Harbor, MI

Saturday, April 14, 2018, 2 pm - The Mendel Center at Lake Michigan College. Tickets start at $14. Buy tickets at www.TheMendelCenter.com and 269-927-8700, option 1.

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1964 The Tribute

Saturday 21st of April 2018

Benton Harbor, MI

Saturday, April 21, 2018, 8 pm - The Mendel Center at Lake Michigan College. Tickets start at $27. Buy tickets at www.TheMendelCenter.com or 269-927-8700, option 1.

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Cabaret

Tuesday 1st of May 2018

Benton Harbor, MI

Tuesday, May 1, 2018, 7 pm - The Mendel Center at Lake Michigan College. Tickets start at $45. Buy tickets at www.TheMendelCenter.com and 269-927-8700, option 1.

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