We’re just big enough to have what it takes, but not too big to make it unwieldy, which seems to be the magical combination these days for meeting, group tour, and sports event planners. If you choose to convene on the coast, we have you covered. And by covered, we mean assistance with itineraries, help coordinating reservations and choosing facilities, welcome packets and goodie bags, an extra hand at registration, step-on guide services, the whole shebang. Some call it “above and beyond.” We call it “standard operating procedure.”

The Manitowoc Area Visitor & Convention Bureau is pleased to provide Tour Planners and Meeting Planners with the following complimentary services to assist you in your planning:

Group Tour Planning

Whether you’re headed to Door County, crossing Lake Michigan on the SS Badger, or circling the shores of Lake Michigan we invite you to “drop anchor” in Manitowoc! Explore our World War II Submarine, tour our Victorian mansion, browse our gift shops, and break bread “naturally.” We’re looking forward to your visit! Our bureau is pleased to provide these complimentary support services:

  • Itinerary Planning assistance
  • Reservations Coordination
  • Individual FAM tours
  • Meet and Greet service
  • Photos, slides, video
  • Step-On Guide service available
  • View our Group Rates for Manitowoc County Attractions

Support Services for Meetings & Conventions

Bring the Fleet… Meet and Retreat

Meet and Retreat in Manitowoc. Drop anchor in Wisconsin’s Maritime Capitol! It’s perfect for executive retreats, seminars, and conferences. Stroll the streets of a Great Lakes port, tour the USS COBIA, or scan the harbor through a periscope at the Wisconsin Maritime Museum, the largest on the Great Lakes. At Pinecrest Historical Village plan a group barbecue in the machine shed or attend a performance at our vaudeville theater. Tee off at world-class golf courses with wood lined fairways and rolling greens. Your group will enjoy a premiere and unique event available only in Wisconsin’s Maritime Capitol!

The Manitowoc Area Visitor & Convention Bureau is a full-service bureau with a staff eager to accommodate you. Please contact us at your earliest convenience so we can help you plan a creative and memorable meeting in Wisconsin’s Maritime Capitol.

  • Welcome packets & goodie bags
  • Activities tours & children’s programs
  • Entertainment suggestions
  • Housing & shuttle coordination
  • Store front Welcome banners
  • Lodging/street maps
  • Shopping coupons & door prizes
  • Manitowoc area display booth and collateral
  • Digital Artwork & photos: “Make It Manitowoc, Wisconsin’s Maritime Capitol”
  • Name badges
  • Registration assistance, Visitor Guides & literature
  • Date clearance & bid support
  • Information: Conference properties and other convention facilities

Helpful Facts & Figures About Manitowoc

Telephone area code 920
Population 33,736
Metro area population 52,000
Closest major metro Green Bay
Number of hotel rooms 1000
Largest room block 200
Largest meeting facility 23,700 sq. ft.
Largest exhibit facility 23,700 sq. ft.

Mileage From:

Chicago (O’Hare) 172 miles
Milwaukee (Mitchell) 79 miles
Minneapolis 310 miles

Airline Services

Central Wisconsin Regional Airport: Northwest, Airlink, Midwest Express, American Eagle; Manitowoc County Airport

Ground Transportation

Brandt Buses, North East Wisconsin Coaches, Lamers Bus LinesU-Save Auto Rental, Lulloff’s

Highway Access

Interstate 43, Hwys 151, 42 & 10