Now is the perfect time to find the best location for your summer convention. You don’t want to wait until the last minute, just to find that your dream spot is all booked out.
Let our team at Overland Park Convention Center take away the stress of planning a convention. As a premier summer convention venue in Kansas City, we have all that you need to host an event that will go down in the books!
Things to consider when picking a summer convention venue
Every good event planner understands that choosing a summer convention venue in Kansas City takes a lot of research. You want to make sure that the venue has everything you need to make your convention thrives.
What do you want the convention to look like?
It’s time to consider your theme and how you want everything to be set up. Keep in mind how many tables you need. Do you have to have one big room, or do you need multiple rooms for break-out sessions? Our team at OPCC will work with you to create any vibe and ambiance you need.
How many people will attend?
This information is crucial when booking a venue. Fortunately, OPCC has a wide variety of event space options, including ballrooms, exhibition halls, courtyard rooms, and even outdoor courtyards to give your summer convention some fresh air. Whether you need space for 100 or 4,000, we’re sure to have something for you.
Do you need audiovisual services?
OPCC has multiple AV packages that’ll have your convention looking and sounding great. With us, you’ll get the best of the best. Our audio visual manager has over 30 years of experience, and we use the latest technology to bring your creativity to life.
Do you want food and beverages?
We’re not just a summer convention venue in Kansas City; we’re an avid foodie’s haven. Our international award-winning chef and catering team can create the perfect dining experience and menu for your convention, no matter what you need. If you want to enjoy some native KC BBQ, we’ve partnered with Jack Stack BBQ, which can be catered if requested.
Other perks you’ll get with OPCC
Near lodging and transportation
You won’t have to worry about your guests having a hard time finding a place to stay or getting around. The Sheridan Hotel is attached to OPPC, so here over 1,000 guests rooms in walking distance from our convention center!
Plus, OPCC is extremely easy to access via The JO (Johnson County Transit) and RideKC (Kansas City Metro Bus). If you’d rather have something more private, there are a variety of ride-sharing services, including Lyft and Uber.
Tons of nearby activities
Guests will never get bored around OPCC. In between your convention activities, guests can explore everything that the Kansas City metro area has to offer. We personally recommend testing out a few swings at Top Golf or spending some time outdoors at the Kansas City Zoo. To help, here’s a guide of things to do that you can give your guests to help them get the full KC experience!
At OPCC we understand that all events are different, so we don’t price all of them the same. You are in control of your own budget, just as it should be. Let us know your needs and how much you want to spend, and we’ll design a custom plan that’ll give you the most bang for your buck.
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 summer convention venue in Kansas City.
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.