Weddings &

Empire Event Center Private Parties

Conveniently attached to Best Western Rochester.
Read more and view a map of our rooms available for your private party, corporate gathering and events in our guide below. Event space includes a variety of equipment and features.



Our Royale Ballroom and Grand Ballroom are both available for wedding receptions. View our packages and rates below.

delectable cuisine CATERING

View our wide selection of catering menu options for any event. Serving a variety of breakfast, lunch and dinner selections. Our catering menu includes buffet options, day packages, breaks, beverages and more.


Reviews & Testimonials

Margaret Heise

“I work with the Empire Event Center through both the SE MN REALTORS where I work and also as the Hospitality Chair of the American Business Womens Association Rochester Charter Chapter. I find Danielle, their Sales Manager, very easy to work with and helpful with the various types of events that we have held. Some have been large trade show type events and others have been small meetings and even hybrid events with some members in person and others on a Zoom call. We find the food to be excellent and the variety to be wonderful. Empire Event Center has been very flexible with both organizations as we have dealt with the ups and downs of Covid-19 restrictions.”

Margaret Heise
Elizabeth Kurtti

“We had our wedding reception with the Empire Event Center and couldn’t have been happier! Danielle was the easiest person to work with and she was so easy to get in contact with. The Grand Ballroom was the perfect room for all our party guests and our guests couldn’t stop complimenting the food, it was amazing!! Everything about it was exactly what we wanted with no headaches or added stress. Evening getting married during the pandemic, it was as perfect as it could be!”

Elizabeth Kurtti
Mary Wilder

“Gift of Life Transplant House has had the pleasure of working with Empire Event Center and Danielle for many years and our expectations has always been exceeded! From the professional way in which Danielle ensures that our events will be flawless to the caring staff who anticipate our guests needs to the lovely decor, we have been delighted to hold many of our events at Empire Event Center and will continue to do so. We highly recommend this lovely location for your next event!”

Mary Wilder