The Best Small Convention Center in North America

Regardless of how big or small, hosting a great convention, conference, trade show, or even a wedding requires an equally great event space. However, often times neither event planners nor attendees pay as much attention to choosing a small convention center in North America simply because they fear it won’t have the amenities they need.

The event staff and marketing team at Overland Park Convention Center understand better than most that a small convention center can come with all the things you need to host a great event—in fact, being small has its own unique perks to our guests!

Below we’ll review the benefits of a small convention center and detail why OPCC was acknowledged as the best small convention center in North America.


Benefits of a small convention center

Bigger convention centers tend to have a less personalized approach simply because of sheer volume of people they work with in a year. This can easily lead to poor customer service, long wait times on responding to inquiries, and not generally not getting the help and attention you deserve. At OPCC, we’re dedicated to giving each client excellent customer service because when your event succeeds, we succeed.

On top of more personalized service, a small convention center can also be much more nimble in its decision-making. Need advice on whether to change out your centerpieces? Need to rethink the amount of space you need to accommodate last-minute attendees? OPCC can act much faster on these requests and get you the things you need to host an amazing event—down to the last detail.

Other benefits of working with a small convention center in North America include:

  • Organized structure
  • More one-on-one time with staff
  • Easier for attendees to maneuver through the facility
  • Creates long lasting relationships


How to find the best small convention center in North America

Finding the perfect small convention center is no easy feat, but if you know the right questions to ask, the process can run much more smoothly. Keep in mind the following questions to get started with finding the best small convention center for your needs.

“How big is my event?”

Event size is crucial to have in mind before choosing a small convention center. Some people may assume that their event is too large for a small convention center, but that’s not always the case.

OPCC has a wide variety of event space options, including ballrooms, exhibition halls, courtyard rooms, and even outdoor courtyards. Whether you need space for 100 or 4,000, we’re sure to have something for you.

“Does my convention need food?”

The best small convention center in North America will have a variety of food options to cater your event. You shouldn’t have to be stuck with finger sandwiches and water (unless that’s what you want!). A great menu can turn your convention into a wonderful palate experience.

Our award-winning chefs and Catering team at OPCC can build a customized menu for your event to ensure that it’s something everyone will remember.

“What kind of AV services do I need?”

Some events require just the basics like mics and music. Others need a full immersive experience. Before choosing a convention center, make sure you talk to the facility staff to see what audiovisual packages they offer. The last thing you want to do is choose an event space only to find out they don’t have the capability to bring your full vision to life.

OPCC prides ourselves on having a phenomenal audiovisual package that’ll have your convention looking and sounding great. Our audio visual manager has over 30 years of experience in not only all-things tech, but in problem solving and critical thinking, too. If you have an AV challenge, we’ve seen it and done it before, and can help you navigate your unique situation with ease. Oh, and we use the latest technology to bring out your unique creativity.


OPCC: The best small convention center in North America

If you’re truly looking for the best small convention center for your event, look no further than OPCC. We aren’t just the best because we say we are; we’re the best because other people think so too. In fact, we were recently named one of the nation’s top 20 “Centers of Excellence’” by EXHIBITOR Magazine and a “Best Convention Center in North America” by Business View Magazine. On top of this honor, we were also humbled to receive the official title of “best small convention center in North America!”

In summary, here are the perks you get when you choose OPCC:

  • Highly personalized service from start to finish
  • Beautiful, customizable event spaces
  • Amazing food prepared by world-renowned chefs
  • Nearby lodging and transportation
  • Tons of local activities and entertainment
  • Attached accommodations
  • Customized rates
  • & more


Get started today.

Overland Park Convention Center is anything but conventional. Contact us today to get to know our team, our space, and the incredible atmosphere of support and success we cultivate at the best convention center in Kansas City and all of North America.

You can easily start by contacting our sales team at 913.339.3000, or you can get a quote by using our event estimate tool or submitting an RFP.

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