10 Large Venues to Consider for Your Next Conference in Lubbock

Written By Katherine White

July 02, 2024

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When it comes to planning a conference, convention or tradeshow in Lubbock, planners can impress by entertaining in Jones AT&T Stadium, where the Red Raider football team plays, or by ending the day with a stunning West Texas sunset. Regardless of what impresses your attendees, each of Lubbock’s venues offers true West Texas hospitality. To give you an idea of a few large venues here in Hub City, we’ve drawn up a list of 10 spots that accommodate more than 250 attendees.

Looking for venues best-suited for smaller events? See the stories below:

Overton Hotel & Conference Center
Enjoy an elevated experience at the Overton Hotel & Conference Center, with 303 guest rooms and event space for up to 1,100 attendees. Treat your guests to fine dining and drinks in the Pecan Grill & Lounge, which regularly hosts live entertainment and has a spacious patio. Take advantage of the large ballroom, multiple break-out spaces and executive boardrooms. You’ll also love the location of the Overton, which sits within walking distance of shops, restaurants, nightlife as well as Texas Tech University.

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Eberley Brooks Events
Eberley Brooks Events provides a picture-perfect backdrop for large events in Lubbock. Its charming timber-frame barn seats up to 400 and opens to three-quarters of an acre with a pond and lush lawn. Shiplap walls, exposed-beam ceilings and chandeliers add a charming ambiance that will have your guests feeling right at home. There’s plenty of parking, and the tables, chairs and linens are included with your rental.

Lubbock Memorial Civic Center
The Lubbock Memorial Civic Center is one of the largest event venues in Lubbock, with the capacity for up to 4,914 in the Exhibit Hall, 1,403 in the Theatre and 1,400 in the Moe Turner Banquet Hall. In addition to its large areas, the Civic Center offers a variety of smaller break-out spaces to accommodate your needs. Located in downtown, attendees are within walking distance to restaurants and art galleries.

Frazier Alumni Pavilion
An open layout, large fireplace, exposed wooden beams and an abundance of natural light makes the beautifully constructed Frazier Alumni Pavilion on the Texas Tech campus a popular venue. It accommodates up to 500, with plenty of parking, Wi-Fi, audio-visual equipment and catering provided by Texas Tech Top Tier Catering.

Jones AT&T Stadium
The Jones AT&T Stadium is considered by some to be the heart of Texas Tech University. This giant stadium is a magnet for football fans, Texas Tech students—past, present and future—our rivals and our friends. When it’s not hosting Texas Tech football games, the Jones is open for rental for your larger-than-life events. You don’t have to be planning a festivity for 60,000 to host an event here, as there are several club areas and suite levels to choose from, ranging in capacity from 12 to 300.

McKenzie-Merket Alumni Center
The Ballroom at the McKenzie-Merket Alumni Center on the Texas Tech campus accommodates up to 700, alongside the Barnhart Courtyard and Alumni Lounge. Next to the Kent R. Hance Chapel, this is a popular venue for wedding receptions. Catering is provided by Texas Tech Top Tier Catering. Don’t miss the photo-op next to the giant replica of a Texas Tech class ring outside!

United Supermarkets Arena
This 15,000-seat multi-purpose facility hosts everything from concerts, Cirque du Soleil performances, Texas Tech University basketball and volleyball games, athletic competitions and more. Choose from several spaces within the arena, including the City Bank Conference Center (accommodates up to 400), Club Red (offers a full bar) and the arena concourse. Fun fact: you’ll find 44 Double T’s on the floor of the concourse level!

Science Spectrum & OMNI Theater
Your guests will explore wonders, encounter wildlife and discover how cool science can be when you host your event at the Science Spectrum & OMNI Theater. Add a little something extra to your event with the Science Stage, or reserve the OMNI Theater (holds up to 170) for your private presentation. You can also reserve the Exhibit Hall (accommodates up to 400), the Science Education Center (accommodates 90), the Reception Room (ideal for groups of 50 and smaller).

The Scottish Rite Learning Center of West Texas
Host an event in the Main Hall of The Scottish Rite Learning Center and take advantage of their onsite commercial kitchen and elevated stage. This Lubbock meeting facility accommodates up to 350 people and allows outside catering.

Horseshoe Knot Event Center
Throw a memorable West Texas party or wedding at the Horseshoe Knot Event Center, where up to 400 guests will enjoy the spacious barn surrounded by a gorgeous outdoor space featuring a gazebo, pergola, fire pits and a windmill. You’ll appreciate the open catering policy, inclusion of linens, tables, chairs, licensed security and TABC bartenders in your rental fee. Also, you get access to their decorating room for no additional charge.

The beautiful, multi-purpose facility includes three ballrooms, a modern meeting room and state-of-the-art audio and visual capabilities. This venue sits adjacent to Days Inn – Medical Center and Comfort Suites – University, meaning transportation for attendees could be easier than ever.

As they say, everything is bigger in Texas! See how the Visit Lubbock Team can assist you with planning your next conference in Hub City. Share your moments at these various venues with us on social using #VisitLubbock


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