Top 5 Reasons to Book

1) One Stop Shop

The Owensboro Convention Center is distinctive in the area because we offer all of your meeting needs under one roof. Why work with separate entities for catering and bar services, room rental, security, A/V, and room décor when planning your next meeting? Our sales and event operations team can simplify the process by handling it all.

2) Flexible Meeting Space

Our unique advantage over the standard meeting facility is a flexible venue with just under 102,000 sq. ft.  of available space and 45 different room combinations. This flexibility allows for customized meetings tailored for a vast array of shapes, sizes, and purposes. In addition to the traditional meeting rooms we offer, attendees can have huddles in our beautiful award-winning lobby with floor to ceiling windows or even make use of outdoor space on the terrace overlooking the Ohio River, the front lawn, or even the pier. Views and an atmosphere with more to offer than 4 walls can promote creativity and thinking outside of the box—perfect for brainstorming sessions.

3) Alternatives to Traditional Breaks

The food and beverage team can certainly accommodate the traditional break that includes chips, cookies and soda. More memorable breaks could offer popcorn in your company’s colors or in various flavors. Are your attendee’s health-conscious? Choose a break with fruit, nuts, yogurt, and infused water. If you are open to something with a twist, consider the latest trends we are seeing across the country such as a morning yoga session, an energy-boosting Zumba class, a shoe shine, or mini massage break.

4) Need for Speed

Corporate planners today must have access to a reliable internet connection for quickly accessing an email or an online presentation. It is also a key component for the efficiency and ease of your team to enjoy all the comforts of their office. During your time at the Owensboro Convention Center, guests will enjoy FREE WIFI access and for mission critical needs, we can create a private dedicated bandwidth for a nominal fee.

downtown_owens_image5) Unique Team Building Activities

Our downtown location is ideal for innovative team building activities. You can take the Riverwalk or hop on the trolley to the Bluegrass Museum, find your inner child at the state-of-the-art Smothers Park, catch a show at the Riverpark Center, or wander through the many exhibits at the Owensboro Science & History Museum. More hands-on activities could include a visit to Creative RU to paint memorable ceramics, or even bring the local music scene back to the convention center for song-writing sessions, dance, or banjo-playing lessons.