Lubbock, Texas is a unique city that provides the ideal host destination for your next meeting or convention. Its big-city resources without the hassle of a larger metro coins the city as a “big, small town.” Because of this, the access to local small businesses and community support gives your event a “Hub City” flare, providing attendees with a unique, local experience. Check out the list below to learn why Lubbock’s venues, activities, accessibility, and pace of life are key to a successful event.
Upon booking registration, making plans to travel to the 806 are a breeze as attendees are able to fly via American Airlines, Southwest and United Airlines to the Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport. For regional conferences, Lubbock’s central location among the five-state area allows for drivers to ascend onto the caprock on one of the five major highways surrounding the city.
The Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport
Once here, Loop 289 and Marsha Sharp Freeway will help travelers navigate Lubbock with ease. The unique infrastructure enables drivers to reach their destination in 16 minutes or less, even at rush hour. This short travel period gives you more time to explore all the city has to offer.
While attendees might flock to flag hotels, consider a boutique hotel as overflow to showcase Lubbock’s culture. The DoubleTree by Hilton offers a local flair through design and cuisine; meanwhile, just a few streets over, the Cotton Court Hotel pays tribute to the area’s cotton history.
Consider a boutique hotel as overflow to showcase Lubbock’s culture.
Cuisine is a tasty way to connect attendees to your host city, and locally sourced ingredients featured at The West Table Kitchen & Bar or at any of Lubbock’s local food trucks do just that. Whether it’s a dinner recommendation, caterer from a local restaurant or happy hour after the day’s meeting, the options are as extensive as they are delicious. For happy hour, include a signature cocktail; you might learn an intriguing story like the creation of Lubbock’s classic Chilton.
One of the most important parts of planning a meeting is choosing the correct venue. Whether you are looking to meet on-site at the hot hotel or offsite at one of Lubbock’s many unique venues, there is sure to be something to fit your vibe.
English Newsom Cellars offers prime meeting locations on both the winery grounds and the barrel room. At the winery, attendees are immersed in the rich history and elegance of Texas High Plains wine while soaking in the words of the keynote speaker. With a variety of meeting spaces including a large banquet hall, corporate meeting rooms, amphitheater and garden, The Willows provides a beautiful backdrop for any occasion.
Attendees enjoying Lubbock’s English Newsom Cellars
With specialty, locally made items, CVBs are a great resource to highlight the host destination. Lubbock exhibits a unique character, giving insight into the nature of the community. Our slower pace of life coupled by the West Texas hospitality are the perfect marriage for giving a large-scale event a more intimate feel.