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Eastern Europe Meeting & Event Planning City Guide

Planners should be interested when meeting and event planning in Eastern Europe (of which Prague and Budapest are the most popular cities) that many venues are not only affordable but are historically significant to the previous century – a fascinating era. Eastern Europe meeting and event planning locations comprise a diverse range, from Belle Epoque palaces and resort areas to public works of the late U.S.S.R. – Hungary’s Royal Palace of Godollo and its Material Event Center, for example.

Eastern Europe Meeting Destinations

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Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul, the "Capitol of Culture," blends history and modernity in a perfect hospitality focused blend. Planning meetings and events here is a party in itself; the hard part is choosing which of the spectacular venues to book.

Hotels744
Total Sleeping Rooms60,869
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
840
Convention Ctr Space28,469 Sq. Mtr.

Antalya, Turkey

Antalya, Turkey

Antalya is a Turkish Mediterranean city with Ottoman cobbled streets, also the country’s largest resort; meeting and event planning includes the Antalya Museum.

Hotels360
Total Sleeping Rooms33,018
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
-
Convention Ctr Space-

Baku, Azerbaijan

Baku, Azerbaijan

Meeting and event planning in Baku, is easier than one might think, as it is the largest city in the Caucasus region and filled with industry. Groups get insights into Azerbajian's fascinating culture.

Hotels47
Total Sleeping Rooms3,900
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
-
Convention Ctr Space-

Belgrade, Serbia

Belgrade, Serbia

Belgrade has a history dating to the 4th century BC; today, it is emerging as a tourism city. For this reason, Belgrade event venues are eager to prove themselves.

Hotels46
Total Sleeping Rooms9,000
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
-
Convention Ctr Space-

Beltsy, Moldova

Beltsy, Moldova

Beltsy is the third-largest city in Moldova; meeting and event planning includes Eugene Ionesco Theater, hinting at Romanian influence here.

Hotels2
Total Sleeping Rooms60
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
-
Convention Ctr Space-

Bled, Slovenia

Bled, Slovenia

Bled, a popular Slovenian tourist town, has a history dating to 1004 and sits by beautiful Bled Lake; meeting and event planning includes Grand Hotel Toplice.

Hotels15
Total Sleeping Rooms1,087
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
-
Convention Ctr Space-

Bratislava, Slovakia

Bratislava, Slovakia

Bratislava, on the Danube, became Slovakia’s capital after a piece of legislation called the Velvet Divorce; meeting and event planning includes Esterhazy Palace.

Hotels73
Total Sleeping Rooms5,094
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
-
Convention Ctr Space-

Bucharest, Romania

Bucharest, Romania

Meeting and event planning in Bucharest means having a choice of distinctive venue. The city was once known as Little Paris, for its elegance. Some beautiful Bucharest event venues still exist, despite decades of now-gone Communism.

Hotels91
Total Sleeping Rooms3,640
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
-
Convention Ctr Space157,700 Sq. Mtr.

Budapest, Hungary

Budapest, Hungary

Budapest is split between old Buda and new Pest (shopping) by the Danube River; here, meeting and event planning includes the Gellert spa, Barabas Villa and grand Kogart Mansion.

Hotels206
Total Sleeping Rooms19,492
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
468
Convention Ctr Space35,000 Sq. Mtr.

Budva, Montenegro

Budva, Montenegro

Budva, 2,500 years old and counting, is a tourism spot on Montenegro’s Adriatic Sea; meeting and event planning offerings include the Ethnographic Museum and the nearby isle of Sveti Stefan.

Hotels14
Total Sleeping Rooms2,075
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
-
Convention Ctr Space-

Chisinau, Moldova

Chisinau, Moldova

From humble monastery to Moldova's largest city, Chisinau has grown to be a popular location for meeting and event planning in Eastern Europe. Grandiose hotel venues compete with the lakeside IEC Moldexpo.

Hotels28
Total Sleeping Rooms1,102
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
-
Convention Ctr Space-

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik, Croatia

One of Europe’s jewels, Dubrovnik is a small walled city on the Adriatic Sea; here, stunning meeting and event planning includes Villa Sheherezade and Sponza and Rector’s palaces.

Hotels41
Total Sleeping Rooms5,431
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
-
Convention Ctr Space-

Gyor, Hungary

Gyor, Hungary

Though not the largest city in Hungary, meeting and event planning in Gyor takes a decidedly iconic twist. Modern business leaders take inspiration from the history of the city’s Baroque buildings and ancient history.

Hotels24
Total Sleeping Rooms752
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
-
Convention Ctr Space-

Izmir, Turkey

Izmir, Turkey

Meeting and event planners in Izmir should be able to make the most of their time, with a variety of venues and hotels to stage their meeting and incentive programs.

Hotels109
Total Sleeping Rooms-
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
-
Convention Ctr Space-

Kiev, Ukraine

Kiev, Ukraine

Bordering on the Dnieper River, Kiev melds history, culture and sophistication into a pretty package for anyone meeting and event planning. An international dining scene, two major airports and city-wide transportation are big draws.

Hotels60
Total Sleeping Rooms8,618
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
-
Convention Ctr Space17,550 Sq. Mtr.

Kolasin, Montenegro

Kolasin, Montenegro

Hitting the slopes in Kolasin, a premier winter-sports destination, is the biggest highlight when planning meetings and events in this small town. As if the mountains weren’t enough, the Moraca and Tara Rivers add even more ambiance.

Hotels3
Total Sleeping Rooms204
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
-
Convention Ctr Space-

Krakow, Poland

Krakow, Poland

Krakow, a city of church spires and an UNESCO Old Town, is Poland’s cultural heart; meeting and event planning includes stunning Juliusz Slowacki Theater and Krzysztofory Palace.

Hotels135
Total Sleeping Rooms7,810
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
-
Convention Ctr Space-

Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ljubljana, Slovenia’s capital, is chic, has a dragon for a symbol and an ornate castle; meeting and event planning includes Ljubljana Exhibition & Convention Center and National Museum.

Hotels24
Total Sleeping Rooms2,336
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
-
Convention Ctr Space-

Moscow, Russia

Moscow, Russia

Planning meetings and events in Moscow is an experience few forget: as the nerve center of Russia, Moscow has everything needed to impress: comfort, exoticism, fun.

Hotels197
Total Sleeping Rooms7,456
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
-
Convention Ctr Space-

Piestany, Slovakia

Piestany, Slovakia

Piestany is a spa town known for its athletes and ancient Venus of Moravany statue; meeting and event planning includes Danubius Health Spa Resort and Chateau Krakovany.

Hotels21
Total Sleeping Rooms1,494
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
-
Convention Ctr Space-

Podgorica, Montenegro

Podgorica, Montenegro

Podgorica, alive with new art and ideas, is still emerging from civil war; meeting and event planning includesvenues with views of the town of Kotor and isle of Sveti Stefan.

Hotels13
Total Sleeping Rooms550
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
-
Convention Ctr Space-

Portoroz, Slovenia

Portoroz, Slovenia

Planning meetings and events in Portoroz? There are a lot venues too choose, from the 17th-century Cloister of the Franciscan Monastery to the Salt Flower Pub to Convention Centre Portus.

Hotels50
Total Sleeping Rooms4,500
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
-
Convention Ctr Space-

Prague, Czech Republic

Prague, Czech Republic

As befitting a centuries-old city, Prague event and meeting planning options span immense variety, from the modern Prague Exhibition Grounds to the historic Lobkowicz Palace.

Hotels465
Total Sleeping Rooms30,643
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
791
Convention Ctr Space13,000 Sq. Mtr.

Pristina, Kosovo

Pristina, Kosovo

Pristina. Europe’s newest capital, contains the 6,000-year-old Goddess on the Throne statue in Kosovo Museum; meeting and event planning includes the National and Dodona theaters.

Hotels14
Total Sleeping Rooms560
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
-
Convention Ctr Space-

Sofia, Bulgaria

Sofia, Bulgaria

When meeting and event planning in Sofia, planners can take advantage of venues like the Soviet-era Boyana Residence, and sports facilities like Universiada Hall andSofia Armeets Arena.

Hotels100
Total Sleeping Rooms5,500
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
-
Convention Ctr Space-

Split, Croatia

Split, Croatia

Meeting and event planning in Split has gotten easier, since Croatia joined the European Union in July 2013, but groups can enjoy Split's timelessness by convening in Diocletian’s Palace.

Hotels65
Total Sleeping Rooms4,800
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
-
Convention Ctr Space-

St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg, Russia

When planning meeting and events in St. Petersburg, groups have the opportunity to see more than 8,000 monuments while they meet in this UNESCO city.

Hotels173
Total Sleeping Rooms19,931
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
-
Convention Ctr Space6,039 Sq. Mtr.

Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw meeting and event planning may start with the MT Polska Trade Fair & Congress Center, but groups will be delighted with the pockets of history they find in this modern yet ancient city.

Hotels96
Total Sleeping Rooms3,924
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
-
Convention Ctr Space-

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