Business Events

Our historic building has served as the venue of choice for many of the most important visitors in Billings’ history, including presidents, governors, Hollywood celebrities, and even visiting royalty.

Today, the Depot is the premier location in Billings for many corporate events, including strategic planning meetings, training sessions, trade shows, annual meetings, holiday parties, receptions and board meetings.

We’re excited to announce a new partnership with Project Lunch and DiA Events to make business events at the Depot even better! This new turnkey approach to meetings gives businesses the benefits of the Depot, plus a COVID safe environment, fresh, fun event food and the latest in technology for any meeting style.

Because of COVID, businesses are reevaluating how to bring teams together safely and in an engaging way. With this new partnership, a business can plan a meeting at the Depot in three simple steps, leaving more time for content development and activity planning:

  1. select your date and floorpan
  2. select your food from Project Lunch
  3. work with DiA to design your technology for the event.

We do the rest, including making sure that every process and setup conforms to the latest CDC and local health guidelines for COVID.

COVID gave us time to really assess our business events and consider "What are the pain points for organizers and how can we bring more delight to meeting attendees?" We also took into consideration the role technology will play in meetings and bringing people together virtually. With this new partnership, we’ve eliminated limitations around technology and added a unique food service, to make planning a meeting at the Depot a simple, plug-and-play process.

Project Lunch was founded on the idea that food should not be an afterthought at events. Every meal is individually created and packaged in beautiful, eco-friendly containers. Project Lunch works with our community of local growers and producers to make meals that respect their knowledge, love, and time. “Every bite tells a story just like every stone at the Billings Depot”, says Sarah Moyer, owner/operator, Project Lunch. “The goal is for meeting guests to be satisfied and rejuvenated so they can finish their work day in a happier state of mind.” 

Business at the Depot Package

  • $650 for a full day space rental Monday - Thursday
  • Food and technology priced separately depending on items selected

Fully Customizable Events

Because of our high ceilings, flexible seating and Downtown amenities, we can accommodate any meeting style from small to large and from traditional to creative and engaging. Imagine being able to move tables around in the middle of your meeting to change from presentation to breakout session or food trucks rolling up for lunch instead of boxed lunches. How about a brewery tour before dinner or a visit to our historic walking tour on a break.

Our unique venue and convenient location Downtown will make your event easy, fun and memorable.

We have indoor and outdoor spaces which can accommodate meetings and events from 10 to 700 guests and our onsite meeting coordinator is here to assist you every step of the way.

Your event rental includes:

  • Tables and chairs
  • Professional sound system with microphones
  • Podium
  • Room setup and breakdown
  • Wire grid on ceiling in Baggage Room for décor, lighting and power
  • Loading zone can accommodate small to large transportation
  • Use of the catering kitchen and conference room
  • Private event host to assist with day of logistics

At the Depot you can also use the caterer of your choice, allowing many companies to save money in food costs when compared to venues that require you to use the in-house food service. This includes use our catering kitchen.

For more information, or to schedule a private tour and consultation, please email us, at events@billingsdepot.org. We look forward to working with you to create the perfect event!

Additional Features

  • Free Wi-fi throughout
  • Handicap accessible
  • Full catering kitchen
  • Historic walking tour
  • Food truck access
  • Walkable downtown amenities
  • Two parking lots available after 5pm
  • Walking distance to dining, hotels, breweries and entertainment
  • Flexible seating
  • Decorate the day before (upon availability)
  • Onsite event coordinator
  • High-speed internet access
  • Large windows for natural light
  • Room designs with breakout and lounge seating
  • Customizable lighting to match your brand standards
  • Camera system with live streaming capabilities
  • Off street parking
  • Full rental catalog to assist in planning & decor

Depot Business Partners