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Louisville, KY Event Planning

Key Highlights

Hotels 127
Total Sleeping Rooms 20,236
Committable Sleeping Rooms* 1,310
Committable Meeting Rooms* 53
Convention Center Space 304,291 Sq. Ft.
Largest Exhibit Space 1,600,000 Sq. Ft.
Largest Ballroom 78,700 Sq. Ft.
Average Hotel Room Rate USD $118
Average Daily Meal Cost USD $59
Average Weekly Car Rental USD $191
*Maximum for a single hotel

Louisville, KY Things to Do and Attractions

Belle of Louisville

The Belle of Louisville has been plying the waters of the eastern United States for almost 100 years, making it the longest-running Mississippi-style sternwheeler steamboat in the world. Built in 1914, the Belle is now a National Historic Landmark

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Urban Bourbon Experience

Welcome to a region that produces more than 95% of our country's bourbon. Welcome to a city with more than 2,500 restaurants. Welcome to a city with numerous James Beard-nominated chefs and restaurants. Welcome to the Urban Bourbon Trail. Welcome to

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Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby Museum

On the first Saturday in May for over 140 years, well-dressed spectators have gathered underneath the famed twin spires crowning Churchill Downs' grandstand for one of the world's greatest contests, the Kentucky Derby. This race of the finest

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Muhammad Ali Center

The Muhammad Ali Center is a multicultural attraction with an award-winning museum dedicated to the life of the legendary boxer. It captures the inspiration derived from the story of Ali's incredible life and the six core principles that fueled his

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Waterfront Park and the Big Four Bridge

Since 1986, the Waterfront Development Corporation has been striving to unite Louisville's underutilized waterfront areas with the surrounding city. The result: Waterfront Park, 85 acres of green in a bustling urban waterfront neighborhood (and lots

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Frazier History Museum

With 100,000 square feet of cutting-edge interpretive offerings on three floors, the Frazier History Museum puts guests face-to-face with the drama of American and European history. Events of the past come to life through live costumed portrayals in

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Kentucky Kingdom and Hurricane Bay

Louisville's very own amusement park sits on 63 acres adjacent to the Kentucky Exposition Center and the airport. The renovated park reopened in 2014 and features numerous world-class roller coasters and themed rides. Hurricane Bay includes two wave

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Louisville Zoo

Opened in 1969 and now home to 1,300 animals, the Louisville Zoo has made notable accomplishments in the areas of animal husbandry, scientific research, and conservation of endangered species. The zoo encompasses self-described naturalistic and mixed

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Old Louisville

The third-largest historical district in the country, Old Louisville is made up of three areas, each containing an architectural cornucopia of styles, including Victorian Gothic, Queen Anne and beaux-arts. Some of the houses in the Old Louisville

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NuLu District

NuLu is best known for its art galleries, specialty stores, antique shops, and growing number of local, upscale restaurants. The culinary scene is booming, and if you want to eat like a local, this is the place to be.

The term "NuLu" is a

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Bluegrass Brewing Co.

Home to award-winning microbrews, Bluegrass Brewing Co. serves classic pub food in a casual atmosphere that's enlivened by the sounds of bluegrass performances. A menu stacked with salads, sandwiches, and pizzas also includes specialties such as the

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Named the most influential and celebrated Louisville restaurant of the past decade by the Louisville Dining Guide, Lilly's is a charming bistro dedicated to celebrating regional produce. Showcasing the bounty of local farms and chef Kathy Cary's own

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Jack Fry's

This history-laden eatery, established in 1933, serves high-end Southern fare and cocktails in an old-world setting. The space recently completed a renovation and expansion while preserving the original character and décor. In addition to modern

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Located in the NuLu district of downtown Louisville, this adventurous New American spot and cellar lounge is housed in a vintage building. It features not only locally farmed ingredients but also local artists and musicians. Chef Annie Pettry is a

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Whiskey Dry

The newest venture from Louisville's most famous chef, Edward Lee, is an innovative whiskey and burger bar. It offers a diner-style menu in a cool atmosphere, as well as a global whiskey list with options from Japan, Scotland, and more. Group dining

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Named after a thick, rich fish stew, Couvillion is located in Louisville's up-and-coming Germantown neighborhood. The Southern/Cajun restaurant's signature dish is meticulously made with catfish, tomato sauce, bell peppers, celery, onions, garlic,

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