Best Event Venue in the Midwest

Looking for the best event venue in the Midwest for you next regional event? The Overland Park Convention Center’s versatile space can transform the mundane to the extraordinary.


Best Event Venue in the Midwest

Discover award-winning service at the Overland Park Convention Center, the best event venue in the Midwest.

The event of your dreams awaits.

Planning and executing an event takes a village. From event planners and exhibitioners to event venue staff and creative teams, there’s a lot that goes on behind the scenes. How can you make sure that everything comes together perfectly for a seamless, enjoyable experience? The first step is finding the best event venue in the Midwest.

Whether you’re looking for a venue for your trade show, convention, wedding, gala, soiree, market, banquet, or fundraiser, OPCC can help. Our award-winning service, beautiful space, and sustainability initiatives have made us one of the best event venues in the midwest.

Every year, we host thousands of guests. How? It starts with our people.

Meet OPCC.

Our staff is the main driver of our success in the Midwest event venue market. Our team is dedicated to going above and beyond to provide the most hospitable and welcoming experience to every single guest we host. And it doesn’t stop there! We hire only the brightest, most motivated professionals to our creative team. This is how we’re able to take your ideas and transform them into a tasteful and immersive reality.

Why Kansas City?

Our event planners love Kansas City; helping new visitors experience KC for the first time, or in a new way, is one of our greatest passions. And as we gain additional recognition for being one of the best event venues in the Midwest, this helps us attract additional visitors to the metro area every year.

With the amount of events we host every year, OPCC is able to save the residents of Overland Park an average of over $1200 per year through our economic impacts to the city!

About our Awards

Bragging isn’t our style, but we do love recognizing our staff for all of their hard work. And while not everyone can lay claim to the title of “best event venue in the Midwest,” these awards get us one step closer to achieving that dream.

It’s why we’re proud to announce that Overland Park Convention Center has recently received multiple awards for our service and excellence.


The 2020 Center of Excellence recognition from Exhibitor Magazine means we can officially call ourselves one of North America’s Top Convention Centers! This award was graded on five main criteria:

  • Facility & Functionality
  • Location & Accommodations
  • Service & Execution
  • Upgrades & Expansions
  • Awards & Industry Participation


From the Exhibitor Magazine website: The evaluation process also includes a survey of past clients and a review of entrants’ selling points, event spaces, and innovations, conducted by a panel of corporate exhibit managers.

Receiving an award from an industry authority like Exhibitor Magazine is not just about a plaque. It speaks to the core of what we do, how we work, and what we believe: putting you first.


best event venue in the midwest



Being named one of Best Convention Centers of North America from Business View Magazine was another high honor of OPCC in 2019.

Specifically, this award acknowledged:

  • The flexibility and capacity of our space (350+ events every year)
  • Our staff’s dedication to the venue’s long-term improvement
  • A thorough, client-focused set of safety & security initiatives
  • Sustainability efforts we undertake behind the scenes, rather than for flashy photo-ops
  • Our “robust technical backbone” to ensure smooth internet service without interruption
  • And more




We are humbled by these recognitions and are happy to say that we have also been the recipient of additional awards in years past, too. This includes:

Prime Site Award, Facilities & Destinations Magazine
2002 – 2018, Best Meeting & Facility, INGRAM’s Magazine
2015 – 2018 Certificate of Excellence, TripAdvisor
Event & Venue of the Year, MPI Kansas City

In addition to the above awards and recognitions, OPCC is a longstanding member of the following organizations:

International Association of Exhibition and Events (IAEE)
International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM)
Meeting Professionals International (MPI)
Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA)
Exhibition Services & Contractors Association (ESCA)
American Society of Association Executives (ASAE)
Kansas Society of Association Executives (KSAE)
Meeting Planners International Kansas City (MPIKC)
Exhibition Services and Contractors Association Worker Identification System (ESCA)


While this may seem like just another “checkbox on our resume,” these memberships are actually critically important for us to keep up with the ever-changing hospitality industry. They allow us to meet, brainstorm, and constantly work better and smarter to provide the experience you’d expect from the best event venue in the Midwest.

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