Meetings and Conferences

Located in Western Kentucky, Murray combines a small town atmosphere with a progressive university attitude. Murray State University, ranked by U.S. News as one of the nation’s top public universities, gives Murray an innovative edge with state-of-the-art technology and high-quality resources.

In addition to the university venues, there are also additional spaces that are ideal for those looking for a retreat-like setting in a rural environment. While being a rural community, Murray is still centrally-located and is less than a four hour drive from many large cities including Nashville, Louisville, St. Louis, and Memphis. Murray is also only a 30-minute drive from the Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area, giving both residents and visitors an opportunity to take part in boating, fishing, and other outdoor activities year-round.

Conventions and conferences of up to 350 people can be held here. A prime location and many flexible venues make Murray a great place for conventions and trade shows of all sizes.

Services provided by the Convention and Visitors Bureau

The following services may be available to your conference or meeting.

Proposals

A Murray Convention and Visitors Bureau representative can submit a formal presentation fitting your group’s needs. A proposal will include hotel and motel rates, a sample itinerary, meeting facility venues, transportation options and other information important for a successful event. Fill out a Request for Proposal here.

Site Visit

The planning process is always easier when viewing ones options first hand. The Murray CVB can show your planners the facilities and amenities Murray has to offer.

Welcome Letter

A CVB or city representative can write a personal letter to be placed in your event packets addressed to your event attendees formally welcoming them to Murray, Kentucky.

Lodging Assistance

For events in need of multiple hotel accommodations, the CVB can compile a list of rates from a variety of hotels within the Murray area.

Planning Assistance

The CVB is available to assist planners in their search for the perfect activities to fill the event schedule. This could include city tours, entertainment contacts or area attraction contacts. Also, to plan the smaller details the CVB can assist in finding photographers, caterers and local florists available for your event.

Official City Welcome

The CVB can schedule a city representative to give an official welcome address for the opening of your event.

Attendee Name Tags

Customized name tags with badge holders and lanyards can be made for your event at the cost of supplies.

Marketing and Public Relations

The CVB staff would be glad to provide any of the following services:

  • News Releases— The CVB staff can assist you in writing and distributing materials to appropriate media regarding your upcoming event.
  • Media Contacts – A list of all local media contacts is available for your use.
  • Online Event Calendar – Your event, if open to the public, will be placed on the Murray CVB event calendar online at no charge.
  • Murray Visitor Packets – Per your request, Murray visitor packets including brochures and maps can be sent to attendees prior to or at the convention.
  • Area Photos – The CVB can provide photos of the Murray area, taken by our personal photographers to be used in event publications and promotional items.

The Murray CVB also offers these additional services:

  • City Guide – A tour guide can be assigned for your use on any official tours set up with the Murray Calloway Transit Authority.
  • Murray Welcome Bags — These bags will include visitor information, a postcard and select Murray items. To receive these bags a request must be submitted at least one month prior to event date.
  • Information Booth – During event, an informational booth can be set up with a Murray CVB staff member available to answer any questions your members may have about the Murray area.
  • Hotel Gift Baskets – VIP and board members are eligible to receive special gift bags to be placed in their hotel room. These items will vary to fit your needs.



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