Looking for somewhere cozy yet comfortable, different but familiar for your next meeting location? Bring it to Beaumont.
With a unique blend of southern hospitality, Cajun culture, and Texas-size fun, Beaumont is everything you could want from a meeting location. On the border between Louisiana and the Lone Star State, Beaumont is the best of both worlds. You can be at the beach in 30 minutes, the casinos of Lake Charles in 45 or the big city in an hour.
Accessible, affordable, and full-service, Beaumont delivers all of the comfort and service of a larger destination without the hassles of big city traffic and long commutes. Convention centers and meeting venues, hotels, restaurants, and attractions are easily reachable within a short, 10-15-minute drive from anywhere in the city and are easily accessible from major markets like Houston (1.5-hours), New Orleans (4 hours), Austin (4 hours) and Dallas (5 hours). With flexible spaces that allow you to spread out and meet safely, it’s what you do after the meeting that counts.
Meet Unique – Break out of the board room and opt for one of our non-conventional spaces in all shapes and sizes. Want to rent out an entire museum or theater? What about a local brewery lawn, holding your meeting in a recreated 1900s Boomtown or historic home? Add local flavor with a Zydeco band, paint with a muralist, or create your own signature drink. Ditch the generic catering and opt for a crawfish boil, backyard barbecue, or Tex-Mex fiesta. Take a group photo at the world’s largest working fire hydrant, holding a gator, or on a glow-in-the-dark bike tour.
Meet Outdoors – Liven things up and get the energy flowing outdoors. Have a picnic on the Great Lawn, float down the Neches River on the Ivory Bill pontoon boat, or host a private yoga class at Cattail Marsh Wetlands Education Center. Go for a hike or attend an intro to birding lesson. Take a day trip to the beach. Explore the backwaters of the bayou on an airboat ride or go for a guided kayak ride. From the woods to the wetlands, breathe in the serenity of nature and the unique habitats of Southeast Texas to bring your meeting to life.
Meet Downtown – With the entire downtown core listed on the National Register of Historic Places and with multiple venues within easy walking distance of one another, Beaumont’s entire downtown could be your venue. Add movement and excitement by hosting a progressive meeting amongst the charming 1800s-1900s architecture. Hold a keynote at the historical Jefferson Theatre, have a break-out session at the neighboring Julie Rogers Theatre, enjoy cocktails and conversation at the Art Museum of Southeast Texas, and end the night with a street party at the Crockett Street Entertainment District, all within a three-block radius. With a backdrop of a dazzling Texas setting sun, it’s something your attendees won’t soon forget.
Learn more at www.beaumontcvb.com/meetings