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Something New Awaits in Janesville, Wisconsin

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Large or small, your meeting group will find Janesville’s convenient location, exceptional customer service and quality venues to be the ideal place to provide attendees with memorable experiences that inspire. 

Janesville’s location, directly off I-39/90, is easy to find and access, with lots of transportation options to make meeting planning a breeze. It is less than one hour from major travel hubs Milwaukee, Madison and Rockford, IL, and less than 2 hours from Chicago, with daily shuttle bus service to and from Chicago O’Hare available year-round.

Customer service can be the key to a good meeting planning experience. The staff at the Janesville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau understands this and is focused on making yours hassle-free. We will assist you every step of the way, from locating the perfect venue to customized welcome packets, and our assistance is always complimentary! Customer service is important to your planning experience, but the ideal space is imperative. Janesville’s selection of quality venues provides plenty of options, including an exciting new addition that is in the works.

The Janesville Conference Center at Holiday Inn Express offers up to 15,000 square feet of combined meeting, exhibit, event, and banquet space for up to 800 guests. Soundproof movable partitions provide the flexibility to create different-sized meeting and event rooms. All meeting space is located on the first floor and is completely accessible.

The Venue has 5,000 square feet of combined meeting, exhibit, event, and banquet space. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the striking French Second Empire-style building was renovated and restored to its original beauty and charm in 2015. The Venue’s Bower City Ballroom has beautifully restored arches, ceiling and trim that enhance the space and create a unique setting for up to 250 people. Two smaller spaces are available as well as outdoor balconies overlooking Town Square and the Rock River.

The Venue

Janesville’s Rotary Botanical Gardens offers indoor meeting space for up to 250 guests with state-of-the-art AV, and 20 acres of beautifully themed gardens a step away. Take a group tour or exercise your creativity with intimate breakouts in the English Cottage Garden, Japanese Garden, or Wellness Garden, which features a labyrinth.

Rotary Botanical Gardens

The Rock County Historical Society has several historical spaces that can accommodate board meetings and intimate private gatherings, or large corporate events and group tours. The campus holds the Lincoln-Tallman Museum, Helen Jeffris Wood Museum Center, Charles Tallman Archives, the Carriage House, and the newly renovated Wilson King Stone House, as well as expansive lawns.

Rock County Historical Society Carriage Barn

Excitement is in the air as planning for Janesville’s all-new Woodman’s Sports and Convention Center (Woodman’s Center) continues. Included in the plans are a 20,000-square-foot convention center, a dedicated ice rink, and another area that will be ice part of the year and used for other sports or conferences the rest of the time. Woodman’s Sports and Convention Center (Woodman’s Center) will be located just off I-39/90 and include free parking with easy access to nearby dining, entertainment, and hotels.

Visit for more information or give Lori Johnson, director of sales, a call today at (800) 487-2757.