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Meeting Planner | Visit Allen, TX CVB
Big City Convenience, Small Town Hospitality
Whether you’re looking for a small, intimate space; a large arena or something in-between we’ve got the perfect place for you to host your next meeting or convention. No matter the space or the place, you’ll find all the high-tech amenities that you’d expect to find in a larger city along with the personal attention you’d expect to find in a smaller town. Add in our world class shopping, award-winning patio dining, and entertainment options offering everything from golf, to cable wakeboarding, to bowling and batting cages, and you’ll wonder why you didn’t plan your meeting in Allen sooner.  


We’ve Grown To Better Serve You

Toni Hopkins joined our team as a Sales Manager in January. she brings to Allen more than 18 years of experience in the hospitality industry which includes representing both the Grapevine and Farmers Branch Convention and Visitors Bureaus on the national sales level. Contact Toni at either 214.509.4669 or to start planning your next meeting or convention.


Now that you’ve started planning your convention, do you need help finding resources like a local printer or sign shop? Maybe you’re here and need to have a flat tire fixed or to find the nearest pharmacy. Our list of essential services should help you feel right at home.

Allen Event Center
Seeking a large-scale meeting or tradeshow space? Allen Event Center includes seating for more than 8,000 people or space for 150 10-by-10-foot booths in the bowl. A tradeshow configuration can expand to accommodate a celebrity stage, show office and 65 additional booths in the lobby concourse. And, did we mention that covered parking is always free?

Host Hotels
Do you prefer a host hotel? The two largest conference hotels are the Courtyard by Marriott, with more than 15,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, and the Hilton Garden Inn, with more than 12,000 square feet of meeting space. But it doesn't stop there! Allen has over 830 guestrooms provided by the most respected brands in the hotel industry.

Small Groups
Looking for a small group option? From the Allen Public Library Civic Auditorium to Bethany Lakes Clubhouse, an option waits for you. Find it by using our online meeting space directory.

Services
Let’s meet soon! Contact the Allen Convention and Visitors Bureau. We can:
  • Assist with a bid presentation to your board of directors, site committee or general membership
  • Mail you a visitor guide – request one now
  • Set up site inspections so you and your planning committee can personally tour the hotels, restaurants, venues and attractions that are best suited to your needs. To schedule a site visit, call us at 214.509.4669 or 888.375.9655   
  • Provide a formal bid packet – just complete the online request for proposal form
  • Provide convention bags to keep meeting materials and goodies together
  • Place personalized welcome signage at your host hotel(s)
  • Provide a marketing shell/attendance builder to help promote your convention
  • Provide visitor guides and related brochures for meeting attendees before they arrive
  • Host a booth at this year's event to promote the location of your next convention
  • Provide publicity materials like logos, photos, our destination video, e-postcards or social media support
  • Provide a personalized welcome letter from either the Mayor of Allen or the Allen CVB Director
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