Meetings & Conventions Planning Services

Meetings & Conventions Planning Services

Bring your next event to our historic community along the Ohio River and enjoy 45 facilities and 3,900 sleeping rooms, perfect for your next meeting or convention. Evansville is centrally located and a short drive to Indianapolis, Louisville, Nashville and St. Louis. With all the amenities of a big city, Evansville offers a unique blend of Hoosier Hospitality and Southern charm. Contact the Visit Evansville sales team to experience Evansville and see that “E” truly is for everyone.

State-of-the-Art Venues

Everything for everyone happens here.

Ford Center

The multi-purpose 290,000 square foot arena is a popular stop for national touring entertainment and concerts and a premiere facility to host exhibitions, sporting events, and conferences. Seating 11,000 in the arena, the floor has over 20,000 square feet of usable space and can be modified for basketball, hockey, concerts, conventions, rodeos, expos, and various other events.

Old National Events Plaza

This is Evansville’s premier convention center and largest live entertainment theatre. Located within a rapidly emerging downtown district in Indiana’s third-largest city, the venue stretches one city block and offers 95,000 square feet of event space. Positioned near more than 800 hotel rooms and within blocks of restaurants and shopping, not to mention Bally’s new land-based casino, Old National Events Plaza offers the amenities of larger metro areas while maintaining its small-town touch.

Work, Play and Stay

This is the type of place where you can have it all.

Bally's Evansville

Bally’s Riverfront Pavilion has the most spectacular views in Evansville! Right on the Ohio River, this entertainment complex has two hotels, 24-hour casino, four restaurants, two bars, and of course the Executive Conference Center.

DoubleTree by Hilton

Connected via skybridge to the Old National Events Plaza, and the Ford Center, this 241-room full-service hotel features 12,000 sq. ft. of banquet and meeting space in The Grand Ballroom, and private parking. Start your day at Starbucks, conveniently located inside the hotel.

Make it Memorable


Wondering what to do when you arrive in Evansville? We have thriving shopping districts, a dish for every foodie and a blooming craft beer scene. It's easy to transition from happy hour to nightlife with one of our five local breweries, craft cocktail houses, or live gaming at Bally's Casino.


Craft beer connoisseurs will be right at home in Evansville. One of the newest microbreweries in town, Myriad, offers a truly unique drinking experience with a variety of craft beers, wines and spirits. You can venture out to Haynie's Corner Arts District for a pint at Haynie's Corner Brewing Company.


Foodies rejoice! Many of our popular eateries are steps from the Ford Center or Old National Events Plaza. Bru Burger Bar operates in the historic, bright blue, Art Deco Greyhound Bus terminal and is one of the most Instagram-able spots in Evansville. Check out for a complete list of downtown restaurants.

From historic buildings to ballparks, there are many more locations in Evansville for your next event. Browse our complete list of facilities to find the perfect place.