Event Center

Host your next event at the Smithers Rapra Event Center, tucked away among the towering trees and sweeping wetlands of Hiawatha National Forest. Just a 35-minute drive from Sault Ste. Marie or a five-hour drive from Detroit.

Located at the Smithers Winter Test Center, this unique venue is perfect for product demonstrations, driving events, and product launches, as well as special celebrations year-round. And with multiple rental configurations available, the space can accommodate anywhere from ten to 120 guests.

The Hiawatha Room

With room for up to 120 guests, the large Hiawatha Room is an excellent space for meetings, product presentations, or your special celebration. This 68-by-34-foot event space has a cozy fireplace, rustic paneling on the walls, and stunning images of the surrounding Hiawatha National Forest, captured by a local photographer.

See room layout options

Amenities:

  • Garage door for vehicle entrance and showcasing
  • Room divider for multiple configurations
  • Tables and chairs
  • Projection and TV monitors
  • Wireless internet
  • Complementary coffee and tea all day
  • Daily lunch service; catering available
  • Ample on-site parking

Rate

Full Hiawatha Room (68 feet by 34 feet): $1500 per day
Half of Hiawatha Room (43 feet by 34 feet): $750 per day

The Doug VanArnam (DVA) Room

Named for Doug VanArnam, the long-time General Manager of the Smithers Winter Test Center, our smaller conference room comfortably seats ten to twelve people. The room’s focal point is a stunning, unique executive table, handcrafted by a local carpenter.

Amenities:

  • TV monitor
  • Wireless internet
  • Complementary coffee and tea all day
  • Daily lunch service; catering available
  • Ample on-site parking

Rate

The VanArnam Room (11 feet by 12 feet): $300 per day

Catering

We proudly partner with local caterer Karl’s Cuisine, Winery & Brewery. This family-run, community-minded business strives to serve delicious meals using fresh, local foods – many of which are grown in their own gardens – whenever possible. Contact Karl directly at 906-253-1900 or visit www.karlscuisine.com.

Learn more & schedule your event

Alison Cheney, Event Center Administrator
906-240-9835 | acheney@smithers.com 

Sean Connolly, Smithers Winter Test Center General Manager
330-762-7441 | sconnolly@smithers.com 

Smithers Rapra Event Center
21105 W. M-28, Building 10
Brimley, MI 49715