When it comes to finding a destination for a meeting, planners have countless factors to consider. The “Hub City” takes pride in being a destination with the perfect combination of big city flair and West Texas hospitality. With world-renowned museums, award-winning wineries, ease of transportation, first-class accommodations and an average of 265 days of sunshine per year, Lubbock offers meeting planners the ability to plan a successful meeting with a unique approach only the “Hub City” can provide. But you don’t have to take our word for it. Don’t believe us? Take a look at the top five reasons to meet in Lubbock!
Lubbock has a variety of meeting venues
Large facilities like the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center and Willows Event Center offer spacious, flexible options to accommodate large parties. Why not meet where you sleep? A plethora of hotels in the city like the Overton Hotel & Conference Center, DoubleTree by Hilton, Cotton Court Hotel and the Arbor Hotel & Conference Center have both intimate and banquet size meeting spaces as well.
Pro tip: Experience the exquisite taste of the High Plains by hosting your next corporate meeting at any of the local, award-winning wineries like Llano Estacado Winery or English Newsom Cellars at Caprock Winery.
It’s the cultural capital of West Texas
Lubbock stands out for its charming wild west culture. As the hub of Texas with a rich Western heritage, visitors can travel back in time at the National Ranching Heritage Center. At the American Windmill Museum and FiberMax Center for Discovery, meeting planners are met with a wide variety of indoor and outdoor options that pay homage to Lubbock’s rich history and culture.
Access to Texas Tech University
Texas Tech University features several state-of-the-art facilities, making it ideal for meetings or conferences. Along with the event space, Texas Tech is home to world-renowned scientists, artists and business leaders, offering meeting planners the opportunity to find speakers perfect for seminars and presentations.
Lubbock boasts a thriving nightlife
Any conference goer knows that the experiences outside of the conference room are just as important as inside. After a day filled with educational presentations and breakout activities, a glass of wine never sounded so good. Luckily, the “Hub City” offers a wide variety of options when it comes to nightlife. With more live music venues per capita than any other city in the state, finding live music to enjoy during dinner is easy. For downtown-central hot spots, visit the Depot District. There you will find award-winning wine at McPherson Cellars as well as elegant international cuisine at La Diosa Cellars. Walk a few blocks east to the Buddy Holly Center for patio nights every Thursday and enjoy the warm Texas sun over a local libation.
True West Texas Hospitality
When it comes to hospitality, the Visit Lubbock team delivers in each detail. Whether you’re putting together a Texas-sized convention or a small, intimate board meeting, the sales team goes above and beyond for each event from the registration services to the planning details and more. Visit Lubbock has facilitated more than 5,000 conventions or events, and hosted over 10,000 attendees. This isn’t our first rodeo!
For more information on how to begin planning your next event, visit visitlubbock.org/meet.
By: McKenna Dowdle
By: Lacie Freelen
By: Guest Blogger
By: Visit Lubbock Interns