Cathedral High School
We have been working with the Gorecki Center for years with Cathedral's annual Heritage Dinner, and the service we receive is spectacular. Jessica and her team go above and beyond to make us feel like their space is our space. Our event includes a plated dinner and dessert, which their catering team cooks to perfection. We also utilize a stage, video and audio system provided by the Gorecki Center, and their knowledgeable staff are always ready to support us and make sure everything runs smoothly. The Gorecki Center is beautiful, and the team is friendly, professional and accommodating. We highly recommend their venue and services to anyone planning an event!
Central MN ERDC
We have been having our Business Conferences at the Gorecki Center since 2012. We love the hospitality of all of the staff. They are all so friendly and helpful and would go out of their way to make sure everything is perfect and it always has been.
The planning of our conferences has been a breeze due to their help. I was new at planning our conferences and the Gorecki Center and Jessica were a big help to me.
The facilities are wonderful and very easy to navigate. The Gorecki Center is always spotless, from the breakout rooms and cafeteria to the restrooms and so on. Plenty of spacious restrooms. They keep the breakout rooms cleaned when we have our short breaks. The lobby on the main floor and the second floor are spacious and beautiful with lots of windows to bring in the sunshine.
The campus is beautiful! Parking right across the street. They have nice maps to lay out their campus so attendees know where to go.
We’ve never had a problem with the internet at the Gorecki Center – great speed. They were always available if we needed something or just a question answered.
Our attendees love the Gorecki Center too. The temperature was always great and the lighting in the rooms and all of the equipment were perfect. Our keynote speakers also spoke highly of the Gorecki Center.
The food, oh my gosh, they have the best food – from breakfast to lunch and our afternoon snacks. Everything was fresh, hot when needed, and cold when needed. The beverages were always cold and available, and the coffee was hot and delicious. All of our attendees and speakers commented on how good the food is and served beautifully.
Thank you, Gorecki Center, for making our conferences a success!
I had the pleasure of working with Jessica and the team at Gorecki Center for an event last October. Jessica was wonderful to work with, very responsive and willing to help with all our requests.
Once on site, the team at Gorecki Center had our room set up perfectly and walked us through the technology that we would be using.
We received great feedback regarding the food throughout our program and the staff was very attentive to the dietary needs of our attendees. The catering staff was always helpful and made sure we had everything that was needed! I would highly recommend this venue for any professional event.
Sustainable Farming Association
The Sustainable Farming Association has been holding events and meetings at the Gorecki Center for many years, ranging from board meetings with 20 people to conferences with over 200 attendees. We love the staff. They have always met all our needs and have also helped with creative suggestions and solutions. The facilities are exactly what we are looking for, the food service is exceptional and we appreciate the central location.
Pacesetter has rented facilities from Saint Ben's for 20 years and couldn't be happier in EVERY regard: advance and follow-up communication, response to questions and requests, professional management, quality of all facilities, excellent food service and dormitories for overnight events, friendly and efficient staff at events, security presence and response time, and fairness of fees. Probably most important of all, Saint Ben’s provides renters with a feeling of being welcome and appreciated as a "partner" in providing exceptional services and a wonderful atmosphere for athletes and their families. It is no wonder the college is so widely respected and admired!
Boys and Girls Club of Central MN
Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Minnesota has hosted employee appreciation events at the College of Saint Benedict for many years, and we couldn’t be more thrilled with our experience. We keep coming back because the staff are so easy to work with and eager to provide us with an optimal experience. The technology is plug and play – which we love! And the food is always exceptional. Five stars from Boys & Girls Club!
The amazing staff was such a delight to work with for our banquet! We had LAST-MINUTE requests for special dietary needs that they cheerfully accommodated, always with a smile!
St. John’s Prep
The assistance we receive at the Gorecki Center when we are setting up a massive silent auction is exceptional. Their team of professional event staff and student staff members are all knowledgeable and creative.
During the event we host a walking buffet with heavy appetizers. The Gorecki staff handles our large crowd with ease and keeps our guests moving through the dining experience. Guests enjoy quality food served hot throughout the two-hour meal. We look forward to the Gorecki’s food each year!
I would certainly say the pricing at the Gorecki Center is very reasonable. We’re on a careful budget for our fundraising event and their team works with us to make the most of our dollars. We really feel like they work to keep our costs down while still helping create a magical meal.
The event space is very versatile. We can fit a silent auction with 150 items, a large live auction display, 250 guests and 25 student volunteers comfortably in the space. And the rooms are adjustable so that you don’t have to use a gigantic room for a gathering of just a couple dozen guests.
The location of the Gorecki Center is perfect for our school. We have guests who drive from all over the state to attend our fundraiser. They can conveniently find the Gorecki Center – it’s just a couple of blocks from I-94. Parking is also a breeze at the Gorecki Center. Our guests have no trouble finding parking spots in their spacious lot across the street.
College of Saint Benedict
Events and Catering
37 South College Avenue
St. Joseph, MN 56374
Associate Director of Events and Catering