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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 Key Stats for Meeting Planners

Time Zone: Eastern Time (ET)
Convention Center(s):
Hotel at Convention Center? Yes
Sleeping Rooms 1 Mile from Convention Center: 6,000
Airport(s): Destination Type(s):
  • Historic Destination
  • Cultural Destination
  • Gaming Destination
  • Special Event Venues
  • 69
  • Population
  • 755,000
  • Restaurants
  • 130
  • Country Code
  • 1
  • Sales Tax
  • 6.00%
  • Currency
  • U.S. Dollar
  • Standard Tipping Practice
  • 10-20%
  • Electricity
  • 120V / 60Hz
  • Official Languages
  • English
Credit Cards and Travelers Cheques widely accepted? Yes

All average costs based on U.S. Government Per Diem rates as published by the U.S. General Services Administration.

Louisville, KY Area Destinations

Population Meeting Hotels Hotel Rooms Special Event Venues
Bowling Green, KY 60,600 24 2,130 6
Lexington, KY 300,000 89 7,900 30

Cities Near Louisville, KY

Distance Estimated Driving Time Estimated Min. Flying Time Estimated Flight Cost
Lexington, KY 74 mi 1 hr 17 min 2 hr 10 min USD $539+
Cincinnati, OH 99 mi 1 hr 35 min 3 hr 48 min USD $549+
Indianapolis, IN 114 mi 1 hr 48 min 3 hr 11 min USD $352+
Nashville, TN 176 mi 2 hr 44 min 3 hr 36 min USD $539+
Columbus, OH 206 mi 3 hr 16 min 3 hr 19 min USD $343+
St. Louis, MO 260 mi 4 hr 5 min 2 hr 55 min USD $280+
Cleveland, OH 348 mi 5+ hrs 1 hr 13 min USD $290+
Charlotte, NC 474 mi 5+ hrs 1 hr 20 min USD $210+

Louisville, KY Climate Information

JanFeb MarApr MayJun JulAug SepOct NovDec
Avg. High (°F) 41 46 56 68 77 85 88 87 80 69 56 45
Avg. Low (°F) 25 28 36 46 55 64 68 66 59 47 37 29
Rec. High (°F) 77 77 86 91 95 102 105 101 104 92 84 76
Rec. Low (°F) -22 -9 -1 22 31 42 50 46 33 23 -1 -15
Rainfall (in) 3.4 3.4 4.5 4.0 4.5 3.6 4.2 3.3 3.0 2.6 3.7 3.5

Louisville has four distinct seasons, with spring remaining the best time to visit, as it captures the radiant Southern sun without the true heat of summer. Summers are generally hot, with temperatures averaging 88°F, while winters are relatively mild, with temperatures averaging 37°F.

The city sees an annual average of 16.4 inches of snow and 44.53 inches of rain. Louisville's humid subtropical climate is subject to various weather extremes, including tornadoes, severe thunderstorms, and ice storms.

 
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