When it comes to finding a destination for a meeting, planners have countless factors to consider. With world-renowned museums, award-winning wineries, ease of transportation, first-class accommodations, and an average of 265 days of sunshine per year, Lubbock offers meeting planners the ability to plan a successful meeting with a unique approach only the “Hub City” can provide. Take a look at the top five reasons to meet in Lubbock!
A variety of meeting venues
Large facilities like the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center and Willows Event Center offer spacious, flexible options to accommodate large parties. Why not meet where you sleep? A plethora of hotels in the city like the Overton Hotel & Conference Center, DoubleTree by Hilton, Cotton Court Hotel, and the Arbor Hotel & Conference Center have both intimate and banquet size meeting spaces as well.
Pro tip: Experience the taste of the High Plains by hosting your next corporate meeting at any of the local, award-winning wineries like Llano Estacado Winery.
the Overton Hotel & Conference Center
Cultural capital of West Texas
Lubbock stands out for its charming wild west culture. As the hub of Texas with a rich Western heritage, visitors can travel back in time at the National Ranching Heritage Center. At the American Windmill Museum and FiberMax Center for Discovery, meeting planners are met with a wide variety of indoor and outdoor options that pay homage to Lubbock’s rich history and culture.
the National Ranching Heritage Center
Access to Texas Tech University
Texas Tech University features several state-of-the-art facilities, making it ideal for meetings or conferences. Along with the event space, Texas Tech is home to world-renowned scientists, artists, and business leaders, offering meeting planners the opportunity to find speakers perfect for seminars and presentations.
A thriving nightlife
Any conference goer knows that the experiences outside of the conference room are just as important as inside. After a day filled with educational presentations and breakout activities, a glass of wine never sounded so good. Luckily, the “Hub City” offers a wide variety of options when it comes to nightlife. With more live music venues per capita than any other city in the state, finding live music to enjoy during dinner is easy. For downtown-central hot spots, visit the Depot District. There you will find award-winning wine at McPherson Cellars as well as international cuisine at La Diosa Cellars. Walk a few blocks east to the Buddy Holly Center for patio nights every Thursday and enjoy the warm Texas sun over a local libation.
True West Texas Hospitality
When it comes to hospitality, the Visit Lubbock team delivers in each detail. Whether you’re putting together a Texas-sized convention or a small, intimate board meeting, the sales team goes above and beyond for each event from the registration services to the planning details and more. Visit Lubbock has facilitated more than 5,000 conventions or events and hosted over 10,000 attendees. This isn’t our first rodeo!
For more information on how to begin planning your next event, visit visitlubbock.org/meet.