"What a wonderful experience for us to have for our Centennial Celebration. You helped to make our special event even more special. Fabulous staff that were very helpful, excellent food and great accommodations – who could ask for more?! Stephanie (Director of Events) helped with everything, making the events run smoothly and was so helpful. Thank you again for everything!"
- Linda Olson, Marketing Department, Avera McKennan Centennial Celebration
"We held an event at the Sioux Falls Convention Center in September 2011 and occupied over 95% of the Convention Center for four days. Our group numbered over 600 people. The staff’s backgrounds and experience enabled us to host our attendees with a first class convention! Every detail you could imagine was planned for. We had numerous meetings and food offerings. The room set-up was exactly as planned, and many had extra flairs that the Convention Center folks surprised us with. The Convention Center staff was flexible and professional. The food selections were delicious and plentiful; the rooms were prepared and changed on time, and all the audio/video aids were timed correctly with no issues. It was a pleasure to work with the Convention Center staff and their commitment to excellence."
- Shawn & Julie Cleary, Chairs 2011 Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem Annual Meeting
"What a wonderful facility, what a wonderful staff and what a wonderful chef/food! I heard nothing but excellent comments about the food, and many who said this was the best convention food they’d ever had!"
- Deborah K. Gates, South Dakota Bankers Association
“Your staff was more than gracious and willing to help us throughout our stay there, and this was very much appreciated. Please send my thanks and regards to everyone as they really helped alleviate any additional stress on our employees and customers.”
- Nishanth Kannan, Operations Manager, Midcontinent Communications
“The facility was spotless, the staff tremendous and, most importantly, the Sioux Falls Convention Center provided us a facility and direction that allowed us to honor our membership in world-class fashion, thus making our event a great success."
- Kevin Olson, Dakota Alliance Soccer Club
“Every phase of your operation was handled with courtesy and efficiency. The willingness to assist with any special needs was exemplary. Please extend to your staff that these thoughts were shared by the vast majority of the attendees, and they made us proud to be from Sioux Falls! Great job!”
- Jim Woster, South Dakota Corn Growers Association
“You work extra hard to give us what we need to have a successful event every time!”
- Helen Boer, Rosenbauer
"We were more than pleased with our meeting at the Convention Center. Staff was very knowledgeable and provided quality assistance to ensure everything went smoothly."
- Laurie Lehman, Winfield Solutions
“Stephanie Ovall (Director of Events) was AMAZING! She was present and concerned about all aspects of the gathering throughout the event. Troy Miller (Ovations Food Services) and Stephanie were attentive, polite, generous and VERY easy to work with. Comments were very favorable from the out-of-town guests as well. Thank you for a successful high school reunion!!”
- Terri Carlson, Aberdeen Central High School Class of ‘75
“The entire staff did a great job of setting up the room, decorating, serving the food and drinks, and the food was very good! We enjoyed our day and didn’t worry about things on the day!”
- Jan Hansen, Hansen-Dale Wedding Reception
“Chad Jutting (Ovations Food Services) did a fantastic job interacting with us throughout the entire process! We especially enjoyed the fact that he was around throughout the evening to make sure everything ran smoothly.”
- Janette Lems, Santee-Lems Wedding Reception
"The Sioux Falls Convention Center has always gone above and beyond with every experience I’ve had in this facility and with their staff. In April the state student council convention was moved from its 20 year home in Pierre to the Sioux Falls Convention Center. This convention has 1200 participants and needs over a dozen meeting rooms. The staff was very professional and there was no detail left to chance. The event managers predicted all of our needs before we knew we had those needs. The food was excellent, and to top it off they were able to feed 1200 high school students in less than 25 minutes. This is a first class facility with a first class staff right here in Sioux Falls!"
- James Weaver, Sioux Falls Public Schools