Hattiesburg offers more than 200,000 square feet of meeting space. The variety of meeting options, from large scale venues to smaller, more unique spaces, make it the perfect location to host any size event. Venues have adopted event safety protocols and are committed to the highest level of safety standards to ensure the health and well-being of attendees. Meeting planners can take advantage of the complimentary Red Carpet Services offered by VisitHATTIESBURG, such as accommodation bids, in-person or virtual site inspections, welcome bags, name badges, itinerary planning and more.
When your meeting is over, the day does not have to end! Hattiesburg boasts more than 200 locally owned restaurants, unique shopping and a variety of attractions, including the Hattiesburg Zoo and Southern Prohibition brewery. Let the VisitHATTIESBURG team assist as you plan for safely distanced after-hours events.
Hattiesburg has a variety of after hours activities that attendees are sure to love
Lake Terrace Convention Center
Plan your next meeting at Mississippi’s premier meeting facility, Lake Terrace Convention Center. The 68,550 square-foot venue offers space for meetings both large and small. Whether for a banquet or a conference, Lake Terrace is a full-service convention facility featuring an exhibit hall, seven meeting rooms, four open pre-function areas and a state-of-the-art conference room, all overlooking a two-acre lake and terrace.
Lake Terrace Convention Center
Looking for something a little different for your next conference? Look no further than Downtown Hattiesburg. Originally opened in 1929 as a movie house, the historic Saenger Theater is the perfect venue to hold your conference’s opening session. The venue features the historic architecture of the 1920’s with the amenities needed for a modern meeting.
Walk across the street to the Jackie Dole Sherrill Community Center for your breakout sessions. The center features an auditorium and stage, dining/meeting room, two conference rooms, and a full-service kitchen. It is within walking distance to many restaurants, entertainment spots, and shopping opportunities.
End your day with an event at one the historic buildings that have been converted to meeting space. The Hattiesburg Train Depot, The Bottling Company or The Venue at the Bakery Building, each offer historic charm with all the amenities needed to host a socially distanced reception.
Outdoor dining at The Venue
University of Southern Mississippi
The University of Southern Mississippi features a variety of meeting venues, both large and small. Sophisticated corporate meeting space, stunning ballrooms, a stadium-style, 324-seat auditorium and world-class catering ensure your event will be successful and memorable.
The Trent Lott National Center, provides the ideal atmosphere for any type of meeting. Located at the front of the University of Southern Mississippi’s campus, this modern venue will transform any event into a memorable experience. The two-story lobby features a spiral staircase and floor to ceiling windows, and is the ideal location for the meal or social portion of your next meeting.
Spiral staircase in the lobby of the Trent Lott National Center
The Thad Cochran Center, set in the heart of the University of Southern Mississippi, offers plenty of space for all meeting needs. Offering various ballrooms for corporate meetings, professional development, conferences, and elegant evening events.
One of Southern Miss’s most historic buildings, Bennett Auditorium, plays host to popular speakers, public and private concerts, graduations, awards receptions, philanthropic events and even more! The auditorium seats 997 people. The Mannoni Performing Arts Center is the perfect venue for any full, theatrical performance and seats 740. Booking arrangements for all Southern Miss venues can be made year-round.
This unique venue has recently undergone an extensive renovation. Located in a beautiful, peaceful setting, Southern Oaks is a suitable space for any event, from breakfast meetings to board meetings to formal evening events. The venue features two large meeting rooms, a grand foyer, an outside patio as well as rooms for brides and grooms.