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Mobile, AL Event Planning

Key Highlights

Hotels 81
Total Sleeping Rooms 7,400
Committable Sleeping Rooms* 370
Committable Meeting Rooms* 23
Largest Exhibit Space 152,000 Sq. Ft.
Largest Ballroom 100,000 Sq. Ft.
Average Hotel Room Rate USD $94
Average Daily Meal Cost USD $51
Average Weekly Car Rental USD $234
*Maximum for a single hotel

Meeting Planning in Mobile, AL

Mobile Civic Center an SMG Managed Facility

Convenience and versatility are key at the 400,000-square-foot Mobile Civic Center, where you can choose from an arena, theater, expo hall, and meeting rooms all under one roof. Best of all, it's in downtown Mobile and minutes from hotels, restaurants, and area attractions. Every conceivable type of event, from conventions to sporting events and rock concerts can be accommodated here. The arena has 10,112 upholstered seats, 80,000 square feet of exhibit space, eight permanent concession areas, and 15 easily accessible meeting rooms. The theater has seating for 1,940, nine dressing rooms, and a 90 ft x 60 ft proscenium stage. The 28,000-square-foot multi-use expo hall is the ultimate in flexibility, suitable for conventions, exhibits, dances, and sporting events.

Mobile Convention Center an SMG Managed Facility

Bright, airy, and beautifully designed, the award-winning Mobile Convention Center is ideally suited to its picturesque waterfront location in downtown Mobile. The striking exterior incorporates outdoor terraces on three sides of the center, while the expansive windows – more than 45,000 square feet of exterior glass – afford magnificent views of the historic Mobile River from three levels. Covered walkways and crosswalks to nearby hotels give attendees the ultimate in convenience, with downtown dining, nightlife, shopping, and sightseeing just minutes away. A 100,000-square-foot exhibit hall, 15,000-square-foot Grand Ballroom, and 16 meeting rooms can accommodate meetings, conventions, social functions, and consumer and tradeshows of all sizes. A convention services staff of professionals with a track record of success can assist groups with everything they need to customize events, like planning, attendance builders, housing, publicity, registration, spouse/youth activities, and more.

Mobile, AL Meeting Venue Spotlight

University of South Alabama Mitchell Center

Meeting planners can expect a variety of accommodations at the Mitchell Center, starting with the 4,230-square-foot Globe Grand Lobby – home of the iconic, fully restored 12-foot Waterman Globe of the world as it was in the 1940s – with windows reaching up to 60 feet that flood the area with natural light. The 3,608-square-foot John Counts room is ideal for gatherings before, during, or after an event. Its location near the catering kitchen allows for easy setup and service for banquets, dinners, and meetings. Exhibit space on the arena floor is 18,080 square feet. Three classrooms on the event level can be used for sign-in, pre- and post-event activities, media, or speakers. There are 2,000 parking spots within a five-minute walk and an additional 2,000 within a ten-minute walk.

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