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Overland Park, KS Event Planning

Key Highlights

Hotels 36
Total Sleeping Rooms 4,700
Committable Sleeping Rooms* 300
Committable Meeting Rooms* 21
Convention Center Space 98,500 Sq. Ft.
Largest Exhibit Space 60,000 Sq. Ft.
Largest Ballroom 25,000 Sq. Ft.
Average Hotel Room Rate USD $106
Average Daily Meal Cost USD $61
Average Weekly Car Rental USD $229
*Maximum for a single hotel

Overland Park, KS Meeting Planning Overview

Overland Park believes we're all better off when more time is spent together. They make the magic happen, so you can focus on one another. Overland Park has all the amenities of an urban city and the serene setting of a Midwest town. Easily accessible, the city is smack-dab in the middle of the map. But don't mistake that for flyover country. Overland Park is everything the coasts wish they were — a destination with adventure, innovation, culture, and flavor, together with friendly smiles, familiar faces, and unwavering community.

The bright and open Overland Park Convention Center boasts an impressive 98,500 square feet of meeting, exhibition, banquet, and registration space. Whether attending a trade show at its 60,000-square-foot exhibition hall or enjoying local barbecue in the 25,000-square-foot ballroom, guests of the center will enjoy high-speed internet access, state-of-the-art technology, an in-house food services team, and even a unique collection of art from over 50 regional artists. Planners can take advantage of Overland Park's sunny days by bringing attendees together in its football-field-size courtyard. Over 1,000 hotel rooms are within walking distance of the convention center, and a total of 4,700 hotel rooms are within a short drive.

To create memorable experiences together, let Visit Overland Parks' services team plan a unique opportunity to give back to the community in a 15-minute breakout session they call Meetings with a Purpose. Create an unforgettable active experience at Topgolf, iFLY indoor skydiving, or Pinstripes bocce and bowling. Test your skills with a team cooking competition at The Culinary Center of Kansas City. Enjoy the outdoors at Overland Park's 300-acre Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, open year-round. Or visit the breathtaking Museum at Prairiefire's one-of-a-kind space with NASA-developed dichroic glass exterior and dinosaur fossils inside, including a T. rex cast overlooking your attendees.

About Overland Park, KS / Additional Info

Overland Park is the second-largest city in Kansas and only a half-hour from the Kansas City International Airport. Midwestern hospitality and a nationally ranked quality of life provide a relaxed and welcoming environment, all just a short commute to KC.

On the north side of town sits Downtown Overland Park, a charming downtown district full of personality and history, with quirky shops and scrumptious treats. On the south end is Prairiefire, lined with unique boutiques and mouthwatering restaurants, along with the Museum at Prairiefire, which provides entertainment and venues. The heart of the city is a shopping mecca, featuring the region's largest mall, outdoor shopping centers, and more.

Modern Spaces

Overland Park's comfortable, open-concept convention center is home to local art, striking architecture, and sun-filled spaces, making time together here feel easier and lighter somehow. A covered walkway connects the convention center to the 412-room Sheraton Hotel, so there's always enough space — and your room is close by to grab something you left behind or make a quick call home. If an intimate gathering is more your speed, our unexpected spaces are the perfect blend of meet and stay.

  • 98,500 square feet of meeting space.
  • 60,000 square feet of exhibit space.
  • 12 rooms for breakout sessions.
  • 1,000 spaces of free parking.
SHERATON HOTEL (attached to convention center by covered walkway)
  • 412 hotel rooms.
  • 25,000 square feet of meeting space.
  • 14 rooms for breakout sessions.
  • 398 hotel rooms.
  • 14,100 square feet of meeting space.
  • 16 rooms for breakout sessions.
  • 356 hotel rooms.
  • 21,000 square feet of meeting space.
  • 10 rooms for breakout sessions.
  • 191 hotel rooms.
  • 10,500 square feet of meeting space.
  • Five rooms for breakout sessions.

Outdoor Places

Overland Park hosts a progressive corporate base, yet is still true to its parklike roots. The city boasts 72 parks and more than 1,800 acres of open space, bursting at the seams with trees and greenery. Pair this with Kansas' renowned sunsets, and you have a jaw-dropping backdrop for outdoor events, sports, and recreation.

Overland Park's Scheels Soccer Complex was named top soccer facility in the nation by Livability Magazine this year. There you will find:

  • 12 lighted, regulation-size synthetic turf fields.
  • 1,100 square feet of state-of-the-art meeting space for events, check-ins, and meetings.
  • Field cooling system to control the temperature of turf.
  • Evaporated cooling fans next to player benches.
  • Electronic video boards to post game results and information.
  • Office space for tournament and referee coordinators.
  • Tournament storage area.
  • Multiple concessions stands.
  • Men's and women's locker rooms.
  • Permanent first aid office.
  • Referee lounge.
  • Wi-Fi.
  • Free parking.
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