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Henderson, NV Event Planning

Key Highlights

Hotels 22
Total Sleeping Rooms 4,070
Committable Sleeping Rooms* 495
Committable Meeting Rooms* 37
Convention Center Space 13,000 Sq. Ft.
Largest Exhibit Space 2,323 Sq. Ft.
Largest Ballroom 10,000 Sq. Ft.
Average Hotel Room Rate USD $102
Average Daily Meal Cost USD $64
Average Weekly Car Rental USD $152
*Maximum for a single hotel

Henderson, NV Meeting Planning Overview

Located just minutes from the glitz and glamour of the Las Vegas Strip, the serene, picturesque Henderson is nothing short of a Nevada oasis and ultimate destination for business and vacation travel. Surrounded by gently sloping mountains and boasting level desert land, as well as access to the Colorado River and beautiful Lake Mead, Henderson encompasses 104 square miles along the southern rim of the Las Vegas Valley. Henderson is home to an excellent park system, a wealth of unique venues and historical sites, and as a dynamic community atmosphere, all conveniently located just seven miles southeast of Las Vegas.

Henderson’s proximity to Las Vegas means this business-friendly locale is easy to reach. The city is serviced by McCarran International Airport, which holds the honor of being one of the top ten busiest airports in the world. Also serving the area is Henderson Executive Airport. Fresh off a $30 million renovation, this corporate aviation facility serves as a convenient and economical alternative to McCarran International Airport. Once in the area, visitors to Henderson can access the Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) of Southern Nevada bus system, which features several Henderson routes and connecting service to Las Vegas.

When it is time to get down to business, Henderson offers a range of large, flexible event centers to accommodate meetings of various sizes. From comfortable space for small gatherings and celebrations to flexible accommodations for large conferences and events, Henderson features first-class amenities and more than 250,000 square feet of flexible meeting space citywide. For one, the 13,000-square-foot Henderson Convention Center, located in the heart of the city’s Water Street District, offers a 10,000-square-foot column-free exhibit space, as well as 10 meeting rooms and 500 square feet of pre-function space, all accommodating up to 1,000 guests.

Events and meetings hosted at the beautiful Henderson Pavilion take advantage of the largest outdoor theatre in Nevada and state-of-the-art canopy-covered unique venue surrounded by greenery and desert landscaping. The pavilion offers fixed seating for 2,444 people and a 4,143-guest lawn area, for a total capacity of 6,587. Groups of up to 2,500 can take in panoramic views of the valley from the theatre and connected courtyard and promenade that together offer more than 18,000 square feet of programmable space. As a third option and the newest unique venue at the beautiful M Resort, the 25,000-square-foot M Pavilion features open, expansive, pillar-less space for up to 2,300 people. Joining the resort’s 92,000 square feet of meeting space, the M Pavilion features seamless ground level entry from the resort’s ballrooms, perfect for expositions, catered gathering, concerts and large-scale events.

In addition to the Henderson Convention Center, Henderson Pavilion and M Pavilion, Henderson offers a number of unique sites, restaurants, and museums for smaller group functions and outings. Groups can take tours of the engineering wonder the Hoover Dam, located just 13 miles outside of Henderson. The Hoover Dam offers group tours at a 500-foot-drop descent throughout its inspection tunnels, generator areas, and seepage galleries, as well as on its observation deck, featuring breathless views of the Colorado River and Lake Mead, the country’s largest man-made reservoir. Groups can hold events and enjoy tastings at the always-fun Artisan Booze District, an alliance of family-owned beverage manufacturers housed in one industrial complex. Henderson’s Lion Habitat Ranch welcomes groups to its behind-the-scenes tour and features courtyard party rentals and group gathering space surrounded by resident lions.

About Henderson, NV / Additional Info

A fantastic destination for business travel, family fun and recreation, Henderson is known for its picturesque scenery and outstanding quality of life; all located within minutes of the Las Vegas Strip, beautiful Lake Mead and the iconic Hoover Dam. This oasis in the Mojave Desert is a premier residential community and meeting space that offers visitors and residents alike a fantastic selection of attractions, open spaces, recreational facilities, restaurants and shopping.

Behind Las Vegas, Henderson is Nevada’s second largest city. Incorporated in 1953, Henderson has strong footings in the manufacturing, technology, tourism and telecommunications industries, as well as retail, being home to the headquarters for online retail giant Home to Touro University Nevada, Nevada State College and the University of Nevada, as well as a branch campus for both National University and the College of Southern Nevada, Henderson is also a center of higher learning. Henderson’s history is celebrated in the many murals that grace the city’s historic Water Street District, an area of walkable blocks lined with unique shops, restaurants, and casinos.

Many of Henderson’s attractions pay homage to its scenery and wealth of outdoor recreation activities. Henderson is home to three trailheads for the 34-mile River Mountains Loop Trail, a paved bike trail that surrounds the River Mountains and connects the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Hoover Dam, Boulder City, Henderson and the rest of the Las Vegas Valley. The nearby Lake Mead National Recreation Area welcomes visitors to enjoy a variety of water recreation activities, picnicking and paved paths. Groups can tour such regional highlights as Mount Charleston, Eldorado Canyon and the Valley of Fire State Park courtesy of Above All Las Vegas ATV Tours, or opt for a pink Jeep Wrangler and helicopter tour of the Las Vegas Strip. Lake Mead Cruises welcomes groups aboard the famed Desert Princess to navigate the blue waters of Lake Mead and Hoover Dam. Groups with a sweet tooth head to Henderson’s Ethel M. Chocolate Factory and Cactus Botanical Garden every year, and are welcome to take the self-guided factory tour and sample gourmet treats, as well as explore the beautiful cactus garden, housing more than 300 species of ornaments, cacti and succulents.

Henderson’s award-winning restaurants, many of which offer private event space, give groups another reason to meet in in this city. Housed in Henderson’s luxury Green Valley Ranch Resort, the AAA Four Diamond Award-winning Hank’s Fine Steaks and Martinis is known for its fresh seafood and steaks, as well as its sleek, mid-century décor. Drawing upon global influences, Todd’s Unique Dining features a daily-changing menu highlighting fresh seafood and fusion fare, while King’s Fish House serves fresh shucked oysters, hand cut sushi, steaks and much more in an upscale casual environment. Known for its classic Italian fare, oyster bar and 24/7 lounge and gaming, Ventano Italian Grill & Seafood offers a romantic, fun atmosphere from its lounge to vine-covered patio, while Gaetano’s Ristorante serves award-winning gourmet Northern Italian cuisine prepared in a homestyle way.

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