Whether you're expecting 10 or 10,000 guests, your key to a successful event begins with the Columbus CVB. From start to finish, let us play host to your group or meeting. Our team can help develop the perfect package for your group. Find out more!

Meeting Planner Services

The Columbus Convention & Visitors Bureau (CCVB) is set up to meet your needs — Convention Sales, Tourism Division, Meetings and Events, Sports Marketing and Communications. Each department can assist in a variety of ways.

Convention Sales

Meeting planners looking to book Columbus can call or Request a free Meeting Planner’s Guide. Site inspections of facilities, venue date availability, and complimentary meeting services include registration, custom name badges, tour itineraries, brochures, maps, bags, and housing bureau. See complete list below.

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Meetings & Events

With a variety of unique meeting facilities within a short distance of each other, Columbus has the space(s) you are looking for to make your meeting or event one to remember. You can begin the process with one call or email to our Meetings & Events department to locate the ideal meeting space in Columbus along with hotel accommodations close to each venue.


Key to promoting your meeting, our staff can prepare and distribute press releases to over 200 media outlets throughout the Southeast. City-wide press conferences are also a specialty to help create media and local attention for your meeting. Contact us well in advance to be sure to have your event included in our calendar of events. This listing is sent to media, hotels, attractions, and key points-of-contact throughout the region to help generate event awareness.

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Convention Services

  • Site inspection arrangements
  • Itinerary Assistance
  • Off-site Banquet/Special Event Coordination
  • Slides, Photos
  • Press Kits
  • Local Media
  • AV Presentations on attractions
  • Spouse Programs Assistance
  • Assistance and Guidance - professional consultation on program planning and community resources available for your meeting
  • Directory to enable you to locate sources of goods and services for your convention
  • Housing Bureau - multiple hotel reservations processed by the Bureau
  • Registration Service - pre-registration, registration, and information booth are available
  • Program Support - brochures, brochure display, name tags, and maps for your delegates
  • Columbus ambassador
  • Tour Guides

Recreation Options

  • Golf at Bull Creek, Oxbow Meadows & Lakewood Golf Courses
  • Tour National Infantry Museum
  • Team Building at Coca-Cola Space Science Center
  • Port Columbus National Civil War Naval Museum
  • Daytrip to Callaway Gardens
  • Performances at the Springer Opera House-Georgia's State Theatre
  • Performances of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra
  • Performances at the RiverCenter for the Performing Arts
  • Personalized Tours - Broadway Barbecue, & Bach; Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow; To the Moon and Beyond; Walking the Pathways of Presidents; Operation Military Rendezvous
  • Heritage Tours
  • Historic Church Tours
  • Shopping
  • Antique Excursion
  • Art Galleries Discovery
  • Columbus Museum
  • RiverWalk activities along the Chattahoochee
  • Chattahoochee Indian Heritage Center
  • Columbus Cottonmouths - Hockey
  • Entertainment District
  • Cooper Creek Tennis

Annual Events

  • January FDR Birthday Celebration
  • February Black History Month Observance
  • March Toast of the Town
  • April Thunder in the Valley Air Show, Spring Uptown Concert Series, Let There Be Art, RiverBlast at the National Civil War Naval Museum
  • May Uptown RiverFest & Dragon Boat Festival, Spring Uptown Concert Series, Cotton Pickin’ Country Fair
  • June Miss Georgia Pageant
  • July Nation Infantry Museum's July 4th Celebration
  • August  Chattahoochee Challenge Olypmic Traithlon & Duathlon
  • September Fall Uptown Concert Series, Jim Blanchard Leadership Forum, Tri-City Latino Festival, Uptown Beer & Wine Festival
  • October Fall Uptown Concert Series, Arts on the River, Tuskegee-Morehouse Football, Spooktacular
  • November Steeplechase at Callaway Gardens, Fantasy in Lights at Callaway, Fountain City Football Classic, Christmas Made in the South
  • December Broadway Holiday, Annual Holiday Tour of Homes

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