Flexible. Welcoming. Entertaining.
All the qualities that make for a great meeting planner make for a great place to host a convention or meeting. In Louisville, you’ll find a city that’s every bit as accommodating and resourceful as you are. It’s a place that offers convention guests the warmth and hospitality of the South, the convenience and ease of the Midwest, and the sophistication and cultural creativity of a major metropolitan location.
Every kind of space imaginable awaits you. Expansive meeting space including the 1.3 million square-foot Kentucky Exposition Center, the 300,000 square-foot Kentucky International Convention Center, and the crown jewel of them all, the new 22,000 seat, state-of-the-art downtown waterfront arena, the KFC Yum! Center.
Over 17,000 hotel rooms in every style from economy to luxury, historic to hip, with 2,300 rooms connected to the Kentucky International Convention Center and KFC Yum! Center via an enclosed pedestrian skywalk. All of this space lies in easy distance of the airport and major attractions, including the fascinating collections of Louisville’s Museum Row, its up-and-coming NuLu art scene, lively entertainment districts on Bardstown Road and Fourth Street Live!, wild and wonderful parklands, and the home of Kentucky’s signature spirit in Bourbon Country.
And in no city will you find the welcome you’ll receive in Louisville – from the Convention & Visitors Bureau on down to the friendly faces of the people of this vibrant, diverse, and ever-amusing place we call “Possibility City.”
Imagine the possibilities for your next convention or meeting, and submit your RFP or contact our destination expert with questions.
Louisville Fast Facts
Louisville CVB (KY)
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401 West Main St.
Suite 2300, Louisville, KY 40202
Type of Destination Experience:
College Town, Historic
GSF Exhibit Space (Kentucky Exposition Center): 1,300,000
Meeting Space, Square Feet (KEC): 300,000
Largest Ballroom, Square Feet (Kentucky International Convention Center): 30,000
Sleeping Rooms in largest hotel (Galt House Hotel and Suites): 1,300
Hotel adjacent to convention facility: Yes
Hotel rooms within one mile of convention center: 3,820
Louisville International Airport (SDF)
Miles to downtown 6
Cities with non-stop flights25
International cities with direct flights0
Geographic Areas Served:
Clarksville, Jeffersonville, Bardstown, Elizabethtown, Corydon, Shelbyville
Why Meet in Louisville
Louisville is home to three sports icons that you cannot experience anywhere else in the world – Muhammad Ali, Louisville Slugger and Churchill Downs.
Ninety-five percent of the world’s bourbon supply comes from Kentucky and 1/3 of the world’s supply comes from Louisville, which allows guests to have an authentic bourbon experience.
In 2013, Louisville was selected as the “Top U.S. Travel Destination” by Lonely Planet.