Welcome to our Montgomery meeting planning guide – a city guide for meeting planning in Montgomery, Alabama. Located in central southeast Alabama, the city of Montgomery is rich in history, attractions, and accessibility. Montgomery sits along the southern bank of the Alabama River, just 175 miles from Atlanta, 95 miles from Birmingham, and 85 miles from Columbus. Thanks in part to its position as state capital, meeting and dining venues in Montgomery are busy and plentiful.
Getting to Montgomery is a breeze, as the city is located just six miles northeast of the Montgomery Regional Airport. Serving 13 central Alabama counties, the Montgomery Regional Airport serves more than 400,000 annual travelers, offering nonstop service to such destinations as Atlanta, Charlotte, Dallas-Fort Worth, and Memphis. The airport offers direct access to the city's public bus system, Montgomery Area Transit System (MATS), which runs along 16 fixed routes within city limits. Traditional cab service as well as modern ride sharing services such as Uber and Lyft are also available at the airport.
Montgomery is a vibrant, new south city, with a downtown heating up by the day with an exciting revitalization. The charming, walkable downtown convention district features unique historic attractions, an award-winning AA baseball stadium located on the riverfront, fine hotels and dining, and a lively entertainment district that continues to grow.
Located in downtown historic center, the Renaissance Montgomery Hotel and Spa at the Convention Center features more than 103,000 square feet of meeting space. The upscale hotel and convention center together feature 32 meeting rooms and a maximum of 16 breakout meeting rooms, as well as a 75,520-square-foot exhibit hall, 13,920-square-foot ballroom, and 1,800-seat Performing Arts Theatre. The 342-room hotel features such amenities as a 9,000-square-foot European spa, signature pool, and onsite dining and entertainment. This state-of-the-art property, is located directly across the street from Riverfront Park and the Alley entertainment district, home to a number of restaurants and entertainment venues.
Montgomery is home to a number of unique venues, attractions, restaurants, and cultural sites that can also accommodate group events. One of the city's most popular attractions, the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, houses a beautiful collection of 19th- and 20th-century American paintings and sculptures, Old Master prints, regional art, and decorative arts. The museum is set on beautiful lakeside property and welcomes private events in its expansive rotunda and auditorium. Alley Station, The Warehouse and 129 Coosa all offer a beautiful restored warehouse atmosphere for large and medium sized group events, and are just a few steps from the Convention Center.