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Henry’s Garage Event Center
in Billings, Montana

Located in a thick cottonwood grove just outside Billings, Henry’s Garage is a refreshing change from the typical conference center. The main room is a large open-beam structure that has walls adorned with nostalgic automotive memorabilia. The room includes a restored 1950s-era diner offering a classic ambiance for any conference, retreat or special event.

The 4,762 square-foot Garage area can accommodate as many as 300 for a seminar or meeting. The open floor plan provides the flexibility to meet any group’s requirements. Custom wood tables add to the garage-style ambiance. The venue features a large stage, a fully-equipped catering kitchen and modern sound system.

Two additional rooms, the 661 square-foot Lift Room and the 714 square-foot Lounge provide space for smaller meetings or breakout sessions. Outside, the three-acre grounds will accommodate up to 500 guests for a reception or special event. The stone and log pavilion features a 24-foot custom stone fireplace and a large barbecue grill.

Whether it is a mid-size conference, a corporate retreat, training class or special banquet, Henry’s Garage offers a unique venue to host your event. A variety of Billings area caterers can provide customized menus for refreshment breaks as well as providing lunch or dinner service.

Located just east of the center of Billings, the venue is easily accessible from I-90. Historic downtown Billings, with an abundance of lodging, dining, shopping and entertainment options, is only minutes away from the facility.


Sail Away on a Great Group Adventure


With salty sea breezes propelling the classic 1920’s windjammer schooner though the Salish Sea, a voyage on the Schooner Zodiac will be the highlight of your conference or retreat. Sailing out of Bellingham, Washington, the Zodiac offers groups a variety of trips from a short afternoon sail to an overnight cruise.

The roomy 127-foot varnished mahogany deck, gleaming with polished brass trim, comfortably accommodates 49 passengers on a day sail for an active morning or afternoon of team building and adventure. To begin the journey, everyone on board works together to hoist the 4,000 square-foot mainsail, and the ship is ready to sail. Your group members will break into teams for instruction and then work side-by-side with the Zodiac’s crew as they maneuver the sails. The participants will experience first-hand the communication and coordination that are essential to success.

After the sailing exercise, the group can adjourn below deck to the Main Salon for a seminar or presentation. An on-deck sunset reception can be the fitting climax to an exciting day at sea. Whether it is a short two-hour trip or an all-day adventure, the agenda will be customized to meet your needs.

Depending on the group’s desires, the Zodiac also offers tailor-made recreational charter trips. Spend a full day sailing through the San Juan Islands or take a short trip to a secluded inlet for a picnic lunch. You can add a sailing instruction session or simply enjoy the voyage. The Zodiac is also available for overnight cruises. With luxury accommodations for up to 26 passengers, the customizable itinerary can include shore visits, wildlife viewing, kayaking or winery and brewery tours.

A Schooner Zodiac adventure is only one of the reasons that Bellingham is worth considering for a conference, retreat or special event. Bellingham offers a variety of meeting facilities, an abundance of lodging and a wealth of shopping and entertainment in a scenic location less than two hours from Seattle.