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Why Memphis is the Best Place to Throw an Event

Memphis stands out because it has the attractions of a city, but it’s made up of close-knit communities. It’s a growing metropolis with an expanding population, yet not an overcrowded destination, where it’s impossible to try every new restaurant or stop by each music venue.

Beyond being a hub for tasty food, great music, and fun nightlife, the Bluff City serves as the perfect spot for hosting professional events. A dynamic corporate landscape makes Memphis a desirable location for professional networking opportunities, corporate events, company workshops and more.

Here’s why Memphis is the perfect destination for your next event.


New developments, like the Central Station Hotel, are the result of recent investments in the core of downtown Memphis. Here you’ll find the perfect space for your next event. Host your conference at the Central Station Hotel’s Grand Hall, which fits as many as 400 people, wowing your gala or awards banquet guests with soaring ceilings, custom chandeliers and surround lighting. No matter what the theme or size, venues like Central Station Hotel can deliver a memorable experience for your next event.

The Renasant Convention Center is another example of how Memphis is reimagining event spaces. Every square inch of the convention center is being touched by a renovation project to bring hotel-quality finishes and amenities desired by meeting planners and their delegates. The convention reinvention vision is for meeting spaces that embrace the river and skyline views along with outdoor terraces, glass-enclosed concourses, pre-function space, and 46 breakout meeting rooms.

Other venues, like the Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, Hu. Hotel, Emerge Memphis and the historic Peabody Hotel will bring a uniquely Memphis experience to your event.


The Bluff City is home to some of the biggest names in business. From ServiceMaster and FedEx to Autozone and International Paper, there are plenty of reasons to plan your event in the city that’s been shaped by doers, dreamers, and makers.

Tie into the talent pool that Memphis has to offer and host your next recruiting event or trade show here. Business owners can easily connect with other professionals who can help move their company forward.


For any business owner searching for the right destination to launch a business, Memphis has infrastructure and cost-saving opportunities other cities don’t. This is the reason many entrepreneurs – including professionals in the event industry – have established their businesses in Memphis and stayed here.

Working with seasoned event professionals who understand the ins and outs of the city helps out-of-town businesses and organizations plan great events in the Mid-South. From providing event rentals and planning trade shows to setting up fundraising events and company parties, Memphis event experts can turn any occasion into a simple, stress-free and fun event. The event companies that have been in the business for decades know the spaces Memphis has to offer, and they know the right equipment rentals to include to make your event the best it can be.

This post originally appeared on the Greater Memphis Chamber’s Momentum Blog.

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