Meetings & Conferences

Elegant Full Service & Flexible Manhattan Event Spaces

Inspire your colleagues with cutting-edge technology and beautifully designed meeting space at the Manhattan Conference Center.

Select from 12 stylish event rooms spread across 25,000 square feet in total. You can even combine select rooms to expand the meeting space to fit the perfect size for your expected audience. Host a large conference and utilize the latest audio-visual technology, including electronic reader-boards, to make your presentations come alive.

You can also plan a more intimate meeting, such as seminar or sales presentation, in one of our comfortable boardrooms. No matter which venue you choose, every room features wireless Internet access and a warm, welcoming ambience.

Allow our full-service catering staff to design the perfect menu for your guests, whether you require a large banquet or a simple brunch.

Other meeting services and amenities you’ll find at the Manhattan Conference Center include:

  • Built-in sound systems
  • Drop-down LCD projectors and screens
  • On-site catering
  • Electronic reader-boards to display company logo, conference agenda or event photos 
  • High-speed wireless Internet
  • 25,000 square feet of meeting space
  • On-site event planner

The Manhattan Conference Center offers the following venues:

Manhattan Grand Ballroom: 14,512 square feet
McDowell: 1,211 square feet
Tuttle: 1,251 square feet
Alcove: 1,233 square feet
Big Basin: 3,536 square feet
Kaw Nation: 3,558 square feet

Flint Hills: 1,216 square feet
Kings: 1,266 square feet
Konza Prairie: 1,241 square feet
Big Blue River: 716 square feet
Fort Riley: 718 square feet
Little Apple: 426 square feet

Download our capacity chart.

Catering

The Manhattan Conference Center offers a variety of on-site catering options. Check out our menu below to see plenty of options that will satisfy any guest.

For further information regarding pricing, please contact our Sales & Catering team and they will be glad to assist with your request.

View Our Catering Menu

Breakfast Selections

All breakfast selections are served with freshly brewed regular and decaffeinated coffee, chilled orange juice and a selection of herbal tea.

PLATED BREAKFAST

ALL- AMERICAN

Fluffy scrambled eggs, O’Brien potatoes, choice of bacon or sausage, selection of fresh baked pastries and muffins. Served with butter and fruit preserves

MIDWEST

Fluffy scrambled eggs, roasted red potatoes, breakfast steak, country biscuits and gravy

FRENCH TOAST

Thick sliced toast with choice of sausage or bacon, whipped cinnamon butter and warm maple syrup

BREAKFAST BUFFETS

A minimum of 20 people

CONTINENTAL

Seasonal sliced fruit platter, fresh baked pastries and muffins. Served with butter and fruit preserve

EXECUTIVE CONTINENTAL

Yogurt, fruit and granola parfaits, oatmeal with sides of brown sugar, dried fruit and nuts, seasonal sliced fruit and berries, fresh baked pastries, house made breakfast breads and muffins. Served with butter and fruit preserves

MANHATTAN

Fluffy scrambled • Denver scramble • Vegetable frittata
Choice of one potato dish:
Roasted red • Hash browns • O’Brien
Choice of one meat dish:
Bacon • Sausage patties • Sausage links • Ham Steak
Choice of two breakfast breads:
Danish • Bagels • Muffins • Breakfast Bread

BREAKFAST ENHANCEMENTS

Add to any Plated or Breakfast Buffets

SILVER DOLLAR PANCAKES

Served with butter and maple syrup

FRESH BAKED BISCUITS

Served with sausage gravy

CINNAMON ROLLS

Topped with house made cream cheese frosting

DONUTS

Selection of fresh made cake and yeast donuts

EGGS BENEDICT

Poached egg, Canadian bacon and hollandaise on English muffin

BREAKFAST SANDWICHES

Scrambled egg, cheese and bacon on English muffi

SOUTHWESTERN BURRITO

Eggs, grilled peppers & onions, cheddar cheese and sausage. Served with fresh pico de gallo

OMELET STATION

Made to order with choice of, bacon, ham, peppers, onions, tomatoes, spinach and a selection of cheeses

Take A Break

THEMED BREAKS

LITTLE APPLE

Red and green apple wedges with caramel dipping sauce, pretzel sticks with apple butter, warm cinnamon apple dumplings, apple cereal bars. Served with chilled or warm apple cider

HEALTHY FIT

Seasonal fresh fruit display, vegetable crudités with chili lime crème, fruit & nut trail mix, assorted granola bars

ICE CREAM SUNDAE

Up to two flavors of KSU Call Hall ice cream served with chocolate sauce, crushed nuts, candy, whipped cream
*50 person minimum

SWEET TOOTH

Fruit skewers with chocolate dipping sauce, yogurt and milk chocolate dipped pretzels, assortment of fresh baked cookies, selection of candy bars

KANSAS STATE FAIR

Mini corn dogs with mustard, funnel cake fries with powdered sugar, jumbo soft pretzels with cheese sauce, flavored popcorn bar

SOUTHWESTERN

Our house made tri-colored tortilla chips with fresh salsa and queso, Santa Fe eggrolls with spicy ranch and warm, honey drizzled sopapillas

A LA CARTE BREAK ITEMS

ASSORTED MUFFINS, CROISSANTS, DONUTS, CINNAMON ROLLS, DANISH, OR BREAKFAST BREADS

FRESHLY BAKED COOKIES, BROWNIES, BLONDIES OR LEMON BAR

FRUIT, GRANOLA & YOGURT PARFAITS

SEASONAL SLICED FRUIT DISPLAY

SEASONAL FRESH FRUIT KABOBS
Served with honey lavender yogurt

NOVELTY ICE CREAM AND FROZEN FRUIT BARS

SELECTION OF PACKAGED SALTY SNACKS
Includes Cracker Jacks, popcorn, gold fish, trail mix, pretzels and chips

A LA CARTE BEVERAGES

FRESHLY BREWED COFFEE, DECAFFEINATED COFFEE, HOT TEA SELECTION

ICED TEA, SWEET TEA, LEMONADE OR FRUIT PUNCH

INDIVIDUAL SOFT DRINKS, BOTTLED STILL OR SPARKLING WATER AND PINTS OF MILK

ENERGY DRINKS

ASSORTED CHILLED JUICES
Apple, orange, grapefruit, cranberry or V8

Lunch Soup & Salad

Entrée includes warm rolls and butter, iced tea, fresh brewed coffee and decaffeinated coffee.

LUNCHEON SALADS 

OUR SIGNATURE

Mixed greens and chopped lettuces, seasonal berries, crumbled feta cheese, candied sunflower seeds, champagne vinaigrette

CAESAR SALAD

Crisp romaine, shaved Parmesan, garlic croutons, classic Caesar dressing

SOUTHWEST SALAD

Mixed greens, cherry tomatoes, roasted corn, black beans, tortilla strips, and spicy ranch

WILDCAT CHEF SALAD

Mixed greens and chopped lettuces, smoked turkey, bacon, tomatoes, black olives, cheddar, diced eggs, ranch dressing

SALAD ENHANCEMENTS

Sliced Grilled Chicken
Oven Roasted Salmon
Grilled Shrimp

LUNCHEON SOUPS 

SOUP SELECTION

Creamy Tomato Basil
Broccoli Cheese
Classic Chicken Noodle
Hearty Steak and Vegetable
Seasonal Soup Du Jour

Gourmet Lunch Sandwiches

Sandwiches include choice of house made potato chips, coleslaw or mustard potato salad and are garnished with lettuce, tomato and pickle. Served with iced tea, fresh brewed coffee and decaffeinated coffee.

PLATED SANDWICHES

MANHATTAN STEAKBURGER

Half pound of our delicious freshly ground Midwest beef charcoal grilled served with cheese on a toasted Kaiser roll

ITALIAN SUB

Salami, Italian ham, turkey, provolone, marinated red onions, oregano vinaigrette, mayonnaise, on a hoagie roll

ROAST BEEF

Oven roasted Kansas beef, sharp cheddar, caramelized onions, horseradish cream, on a ciabatta roll

CHICKEN CLUB

Grilled breast, Swiss cheese, bacon, avocado aioli, on whole wheat bread

CHICKEN SALAD

Chef’s recipe of tender chicken breast, herb mayonnaise, onion, celery, sliced grapes, on a croissant

TUSCAN VEGGIE

Balsamic marinated Portobello mushroom, grilled peppers, zucchini, pesto goat cheese, spinach wrap

BOXED LUNCHES 

GOURMET BOX

One of our gourmet lunch selections above, choice of Waldorf salad, Asian slaw or tabouli, whole fruit, brownie or lemon bar, and choice of bottled water or soft drink

STANDARD BOX LUNCH

Choice of tuna salad, turkey and provolone or ham and Swiss sandwich served on a flakey croissant with whole fruit, bag of chips, cookie, and choice of bottled water or soft drink

Plated Lunches

Served with choice of mixed green or Caesar salad, seasonal side dish, rolls and butter Served with iced tea, fresh brewed coffee and decaffeinated coffee

HOUSE SPECIALTIES 

CHICKEN FRIED STEAK OR CHICKEN

Southern style served with peppered gravy

GRILLED CHICKEN BREAST

Boneless breast served blackened or with a sweet citrus glaze

PORK TENDERLOIN

Herb crusted, slow roasted and topped with cranberry chutney

TILAPIA

Parmesan herb crusted tilapia filet, citrus beurre blanc

SIRLOIN STEAK

Grilled 6 oz. steak, house made steak sauce

CHOP HOUSE TIPS

Tender beef tips with mushrooms and green peppers

Lunch Buffets

Includes iced tea, fresh brewed coffee and decaffeinated coffee 

SOUP, SALAD AND BAKED POTATO BAR

Choice of soup, mixed greens and seasonal vegetable salad with balsamic vinaigrette and buttermilk ranch dressings, make-your-own baked potato with toppings of crumbled bacon, shredded cheddar, butter, sour cream, Pico de gallo, chives, fresh baked rolls

MID-DAY FIESTA

Seasoned ground beef and chicken fajita meat with onions and peppers, warm flour tortillas, our house-made tortilla chips, rich queso dip, Spanish rice and refried beans. Accompaniments include sour cream, shredded cheddar, crisp lettuce, diced tomatoes, pico de gallo, and jalapeños

FAR EAST FEAST

Egg drop soup, crispy cabbage and sesame slaw, Mongolian beef, sweet and sour chicken, vegetable stir fry, steamed or fried rice, vegetable egg rolls with sweet chili dipping sauce, and fortune cookies

3RD STREET DELI

Marinated tomato and cucumber salad, Tuscan pasta salad, our house-made potato chips with sun-dried tomato ranch dip, deli-sliced roast beef, turkey breast and ham, selection of sliced cheeses, variety of breads and rolls, green leaf lettuce, tomatoes, onions, pickles, mayonnaise, and mustard

KANSAS CITY BARBECUE

Mixed greens and seasonal vegetable salad with choice of dressings, coleslaw, barbecue glazed chicken, slow-roasted pulled pork, smoky pit beans, cheddar ranch potatoes, and fresh baked rolls and butter

MIDWEST GRILL

Chopped salad with blue cheese, bacon, tomatoes and choice of dressings, Caesar pasta salad, grilled hamburgers and herb marinated chicken breasts, Swiss and American cheeses, green leaf lettuce, tomatoes, sliced onions, bread and butter pickles, ketchup, mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, Kaiser rolls and our house-made potato chips

TASTE OF HOME

Mixed greens and chopped lettuces with market fresh vegetable and choice of dressings, savory pot roast, crispy fried chicken, garlic mashed potatoes, creamy macaroni and cheese, local sautéed green beans, rolls and butter

Plated Dinners

Served with our signature or Caesar salad, seasonal vegetable, rolls and butter Includes iced tea, fresh brewed coffee and decaffeinated coffee.

HOUSE SPECIALTIES

STUFFED PORTOBELLO MUSHROOM

Seasoned and roasted jumbo portobello stuffed with Boursin cheese, roasted red peppers, sautéed spinach topped with goat cheese crumbles and panko breadcrumbs

GRILLED VEGETABLE NAPOLEON

Roasted Portobello, bell peppers and fresh mozzarella, layered and drizzled with a balsamic reduction over pumpkin rice

CHICKEN PICATTA

Sautéed breast of chicken with classic lemon, butter and caper sauce over wild rice pilaf

CHICKEN MARSALA

Herbed chicken in a sweet marsala and wild mushroom sauce, with creamy herb mashed potatoes

CHICKEN PARMESAN

Lightly breaded and pan seared chicken breast on a bed of penne marinara

ROASTED PORKLOIN

Rosemary marinated pork loin medallions, cranberry apricot chutney, with whipped sweet potatoes

PECAN ENCRUSTED COD

Prepared in a sweet butter sauce on a bed of three pepper orzo

TERIYAKI SALMON

Marinated and grilled, served with a ginger lime basmati rice

WHISKEY STEAK*

Two 4 oz. petite medallions in a rich bourbon cream sauce, with herb mashed potatoes

CHOICE TOP SIRLOIN*

10 oz. grilled steak with a pinot noir reduction and herb mashed potatoes

KC STRIP STEAK*

10 oz. tender grilled steak in a rich gorgonzola butter, served with cheddar mashed potatoes

FILET MIGNON*

8 oz. filet topped with rosemary au jus and served with dauphinoise potato

*All Steaks prepared to Medium

Combination Dinners

Served with our signature or Caesar salad, seasonal vegetable, rolls and butter Includes iced tea, fresh brewed coffee and decaffeinated coffee

COMBINATION PLATES 

All steaks prepared to medium temperature

PORK MEDALLIONS AND CHICKEN

Roasted and sliced pork loin and grilled boneless chicken breast, white wine rosemary marinade, roasted red potatoes

TOP SIRLOIN AND CHICKEN

Roasted, sliced top sirloin and charcoal grilled chicken breast, marsala demi glace, garlic whipped potatoes

STEAK AND SALMON

Sirloin au poire with rosemary au jus, grilled salmon filet with garlic herb butter, creamy harvest rice

STRIP STEAK AND CHICKEN

Grilled Kansas City strip, herb marinated chicken breast, peppercorn cream sauce, cheddar mashed potatoes

SURF AND TURF

Grilled Kansas City strip, jumbo shrimp scampi, garlic and parsley butter, herb whipped potatoes

Dinner Buffets

Includes iced tea, fresh brewed coffee and decaffeinated coffee.

BUFFETS 

MIDWEST FIESTA

Southwest salad with crispy tortilla chips with creamy chili lime ranch, seasoned steak and chicken fajitas sautéed with onions and peppers, warm flour tortillas, our house-made tortilla chips, rich queso, Spanish rice and refried beans. Accompaniments include sour cream, shredded cheddar, lettuce, diced tomatoes, pico de gallo, and jalapeños

TASTE OF ITALY

Classic Caesar salad, marinated tomato and cucumber salad, Italian sausage and roasted pepper ziti, creamy chicken fettuccini alfredo, garlic olive oil sautéed green beans, shaved Parmesan cheese and garlic bread sticks with butter

KANSAS CITY BARBECUE

Mixed greens and seasonal vegetable salad with choice of ranch and raspberry vinaigrette dressings, seasonal cole­slaw, slow-roasted barbecue pulled pork, barbecue glazed chicken, smoked brisket, hickory baked beans, cheddar ranch potatoes, cornbread muffins and honey butter.

MANHATTAN DELIGHT

Spinach salad with candied pecans, strawberries, goat cheese, berry vinaigrette, roasted brussel sprout salad with bacon balsamic reduction, sliced top sirloin with cabernet demi glace, champagne chicken in a creamy mushroom sauce, smashed red skin potatoes, roasted vegetable medley, fresh baked rolls and butter

BUILD YOUR OWN

TWO ENTRÉE SELECTION – OR -

THREE ENTRÉE SELECTION

SALAD(Choose Two)

  • Signature salad of mixed greens and chopped lettuces, seasonal berries, feta cheese, candied sunflower seeds, champagne vinaigrette
  • Mixed greens, cherry tomatoes, shredded carrots, cucumber, and choice of dressing
  • Balsamic marinated tomato, onion and cucumber
  • Pesto pasta, orecchiette, fresh basil, chopped pine nuts, green onions, cherry tomatoes
  • Moroccan couscous, fresh mint, dried apricots
  • Lavender honey marinated fruit salad

VEGETABLE (Choose One)

  • Roasted vegetable medley
  • Sautéed green beans
  • Parmesan crusted broccoli florets
  • Brown sugar glazed carrots

STARCHES (Choose Two)

  • Rosemary red potato wedges
  • Herb butter new potatoes
  • Cheddar ranch mashed potatoes
  • Rigatoni with herbs and olive oil
  • Harvest wild rice

ENTRÉE (Choose Two or Three)

  • Champagne chicken
  • Citrus marinated grilled chicken breast
  • Chicken picatta
  • Roasted pork loin, cranberry apricot chutney
  • Roasted turkey breast, sage gravy
  • Cajun rubbed salmon
  • Sliced top sirloin steaks, rosemary au jus
  • Smoked brisket, Kansas City barbecue sauce

Add a carving station:

  • Rosemary Beef Tenderloin*
  • Slow Roasted Prime Rib*

Reception Stations

DISPLAYS

25 person minimum 

DOMESTIC AND IMPORTED CHEESES

of cheeses from around the world, artistically displayed and served with assorted crackers and flat­breads

FRESH CRUDITÉS

Selection of crisp vegetables with roasted red pepper aioli and buttermilk ranch dips

SLICED SEASONAL FRUIT

Assortment of the freshest fruit with choice of milk choco­late or honey-vanilla yogurt sauce

LAVISH FRUIT, CHEESE AND VEGETABLE DISPLAY

Imported and domestic cheeses, dried fruit and fresh ber­ries, crisp crudités. Artistically presented and served with appropriate dips and sauces

MEDITERRANEAN SPREADS AND BREADS

Roasted red pepper hummus, mixed olive tapenade, rich honey-fig cheese spread, balsamic grilled vegetable plat­ter, toasted pita and lavash

JUMBO CHILLED SHRIMP

(4 pieces each)

Spiced jumbo shrimp, Cajun aioli, horseradish cocktail sauce, lemons and limes

CARVING STATIONS

Stations come with silver dollar rolls and condiments

HONEY BOURBON GLAZED PIT HAM

(Serves 30) Served with Pineapple chutney

WHOLE ROASTED PRIME RIB OF BEEF

(Serves 30) Au jus and horseradish sauce

WHOLE ROASTED TURKEY BREAST>

(Serves 30) Whole cranberry chutney

INSIDE ROUND OF BEEF

(Serves 50) Au jus and horseradish sauce

Hors D’Oerurves

HOT ITEMS

Hors D’oeuvres based on 50 pieces per order

MINIATURE CRAB CAKES

Basil aioli

GRILLED BEEF OR CHICKEN SKEWER

Thai peanut or teriaki sauce

BACON WRAPPED CHICKEN SKEWER

Raspberry glaze

BAKED STUFFED MUSHROOMS

Choice of herb sausage or Parmesan spinach

VEGETABLE SPRING ROLLS

Crispy spring roll with sweet chili dipping sauce

CHICKEN STRIPS

Batter dipped and crisp fried. Served with honey mustard and barbecue dipping sauces

CHICKEN WINGS

Marinated with choice of mild buffalo, spicy buffalo, teriyaki or barbecue sauces. Served with ranch and blue cheese dressings

ARTICHOKE AND SPINACH DIP

House made Parmesan cheese sauce, tortilla chips

SMOKED CHICKEN QUESADILLAS

Cheddar and jack cheeses, green peppers, onions, salsa, and sour cream

COCKTAIL MEATBALLS

Italian seasoned meatballs with marinara or barbecue sauce

CHIPS AND QUESO

House-made tri-colored tortillas chips with mild pepper cheese sauce

COLD ITEMS

Hors D’oeuvres based on 50 servings per order

SHRIMP COCKTAIL

Chilled shrimp with cocktail sauce

TUNA TARTAR

Fresh ahi tuna, onion, cucumber in phyllo cup, wasabi aioli

SMOKED SALMON MOUSSE

In phyllo cup with dill sprig

POACHED PEAR AND CHEESE

Blended goat cheese spread with pear on crostini

TOMATO BRUSCHETTA

Fresh tomato, basil and garlic on crostini

CHIPS AND SALSA

Our tri-colored tortilla chips with house-made cilantro salsa

Children’s Menu

For children 12 and under. Includes choice of French fries or mashed potatoes and a fruit cup

PLATED OPTIONS

PETIT FILET

4 oz. filet medallions with house made steak sauce served with mashed potatoes and buttered corn

MACARONI AND CHEESE

Traditional pasta tossed in creamy cheese sauce

CHICKEN FINGERS

Served with honey mustard or barbecue sauce

PEPPERONI OR CHEESE PIZZA

Mini pizza

Desserts

CAKES

CHOCOLATE SHEET CAKE
Classic chocolate cake with fudge frosting

CARROT SHEET CAKE
Rich carrot cake with sweet cream cheese frosting

GERMAN CHOCOLATE SHEET CAKE
Milk chocolate cake topped with a coconut pecan frosting

MOIST CARROT & WALNUT LAYER CAKE

DECADENT DOUBLE CHOCOLATE LAYER CAKE

FLUFFY COCONUT LAYER CAKE

TART LEMON & BERRIES LAYER CAKE

CARAMEL SPICED APPLE LAYER CAKE

RICH & BUTTERY GERMAN CHOCOLATE LAYER CAKE
New York style cheesecake with a decadent mix of caramel pecans and chocolate

TIRAMISU

Layered Italian sponge cake with light mascarpone cream and cocoa topping

DESSERT STATIONS

MAKE-YOUR-OWN S’MORES

Graham crackers, marshmallow and Hershey’s chocolate, melted to order

NEW YORK CHEESECAKE

Creamy cheesecake with toppings to include, chocolate, caramel and fruit

MINI DESSERTS

Assorted bite-sized cheesecakes, petit fours and mousse

PIES & COBBLERS

APPLE, PEACH OR BLACKBERRY COBBLER

Rich fruit cobblers, topped with flaky crust and served with vanilla bean ice cream

APPLE PIE

Crisp apples baked in a cinnamon and sugar crust

COCONUT CREAM PIE

Sweet coconut topped with whipped cream and toasted coconut

CHERRY OR RED RASPBERRY PIE

Tart cherries or raspberries in a buttery crust

PECAN PIE

Classic molasses sweet pecan pie

FRENCH VANILLA SILK PIE

Decadent and sweet chocolate cream pie with light whipped topping

MORE SWEET TREATS

BROWNIES OR LEMON BARS

Rich brownies and tart lemon bars

ASSORTED FRESH BAKED COOKIES

Chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin, white chocolate macadamia or peanut butter

CHOCOLATE MOUSSE

Light but rich mousse topped with fresh berries

SOPAPILLAS

Warm honey drizzle

Beverage Services

We encourage all of our guests to drink responsibly. Our bartenders and staff are trained in “Alcohol Awareness”. Applicable sales tax and hotel service charge is added to hosted bar. Cash bar is inclusive of applicable sales tax. Cash bar gratuities are at the discretion of the guest.

LIQUORS

BAR MENU

Call Drinks
Premium Drinks
Domestic Beer
Non-Alcoholic Beer
Imports & Specialties

CALL BRANDS PREMIUM BRANDS

Smirnoff Vodka
Bombay Original Gin
Bacardi Rum
Jim Beam Bourbon
Grant’s Reserve Scotch
Sauza Gold Tequila

PREMIUM BRANDS

Ketel One Vodka
Bombay Sapphire Gin
Crown Royal
Chivas Regal
Hornitos Reposado Tequila
Jack Daniels Tennessee Whiskey

BEER

DOMESTIC

Budweiser
Bud Light
Michelob Ultra
O’Doul’s

IMPORT & MICROBREW

Stella Artois
Tallgrass Wheat
Corona

BY THE GLASS

WINE

Moscato, Merlot, Chardonnay, and Cabernet.

BY THE BOTTLE

SPARKLING

Andre’ Spumante
J Roget Spumante
Korbel Brut

WHITES

Sutter Home White Zinfandel
Barefoot Moscato
Trinity Oaks Chardonnay
Trinity Oaks Pinot Grigio
Chateau St. Michelle Riesling
Murphy-Goode Sauvignon Blanc

REDS

Trinity Oak Cabernet Sauvignon
Trinity Oaks Merlot
Meridian Pinot Noir
Colores de Sol Malbec
Menage a Trois Blended
Murphy-Goode Pinot Noir