Destination Memphis Home of the blues and the birthplace of rock 'n' roll

For a memorable meeting, hold it in a place your guest will never forget.

At A Glance:

Named one of the "Top 10 Hottest Meeting Destinations of the New Millennium," Memphis beckons meeting planners with its outstanding collection of modern meeting facilities and iconic assortment of its unique Memphis event venues.

Downtown Memphis

Hotels: 35

Rooms: 4,160

Exhibit Space: 300,000 sq. ft. including 2 exhibit halls with the largest being column free at 125,000 sq. ft.

Largest Ballroom: 28,000 sq. ft.

Theaters: Cannon Center for the Performing Arts (Seats 2,100), Orpheum (Seats 2,270)

Throughout Memphis

Total Hotels: 233

Total Sleeping Rooms: 24,637

Largest Exhibit Space: 190,000 sq. ft.

Largest Ballroom: 28,000 sq. ft.

Average Hotel Room Rate: USD $129

Miles From The Airport To Downtown: 12

Average Weekly Car Rental: USD $300

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Why Choose Memphis?

Unexpected Venues

A restaurant atop a pyramid? An old-fashioned paddlewheeler on the Mississippi River? A guest house at Graceland? When it comes to memorable, only-in-Memphis venues, we’ve got you covered.

Visit our one-of-a-kind attractions like the Civil Rights Museum, the world-renowned Memphis Zoo or maybe enjoy some dancing while admiring the city from the Peabody rooftop.

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Destination Support

The expert staff at the Memphis Convention & Visitors Bureau can provide valuable destination insight, creative marketing ideas and helpful planning strategies for a seamless event.

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Memphis provides a great experience for an exceptional value, offering a much lower cost-per-attendee rate than other large cities. Here, your dollar will go further, and your impact will be larger.

Memphis has been ranked the #3 domestic destination by Money Magazine because of the memorable and affordable travel experience we offer our visitors.

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Found on the banks of the Mississippi River and an access point for all 5 major railroad companies, Memphis is home to Fortune 500 companies such as FedEx, AutoZone and International Paper.

Every large retailer and manufacturer has a distribution center in Memphis because of its ease of access. Plus, the Memphis International Airport has over 100 flights into the city each day.

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