Hattiesburg is the perfect location for your next conference or event!
As Mississippi’s third most visited city, Hattiesburg offers all the amenities to make your experience a memorable one. With an array of meeting spaces and facilities to suit gatherings of all sizes, the Hub City offers an impressive set of group activities too.
Lake Terrace Convention Center
Plan your next meeting at Mississippi’s premier meeting facility, Lake Terrace Convention Center. This 68,550 square-foot venue offers space for meetings both large and small. Whether for a banquet or a conference, Lake Terrace is a full-service convention facility featuring an exhibit hall, seven meeting rooms, four open pre-function areas and a state-of-the-art conference room, all overlooking a two-acre lake and terrace.
Looking for something a little different for your next conference? Look no further than Downtown Hattiesburg. Originally opened in 1929 as a movie house, the historic Saenger Theater is the perfect venue to hold your conference’s opening session. The venue seats approximately 1,000 people and features the historic architecture of the 1920’s with the amenities needed for a modern meeting.
Walk across the street to the Jackie Dole Sherrill Community Center for your breakout sessions. The center features an auditorium and stage, dining/meeting room, two conference rooms, and a full-service kitchen. It is within walking distance to many restaurants, entertainment spots, and shopping opportunities.
End your day with a reception at one of the historic buildings that have been converted to meeting space. The Hattiesburg Train Depot, The Bottling Company or The Venue at the Bakery Building, each offer historic charm with all the amenities needed to host a reception for several hundred attendees.
The University of Southern Mississippi
The University of Southern Mississippi features a variety of meeting venues, both large and small. Sophisticated corporate meeting space, stunning ballrooms, a stadium-style, 324-seat auditorium and world-class catering ensure your event will be successful and memorable.
The Trent Lott National Center, provides the ideal atmosphere for any type of meeting. Located on The University of Southern Mississippi’s campus, this modern venue will transform any event into a memorable experience. The two-story lobby features a spiral staircase and floor to ceiling windows, and is the ideal location for the meal or social portion of your next meeting.
The Thad Cochran Center, set in the heart of The University of Southern Mississippi, offers plenty of space for all meeting needs. This space offers various ballrooms for corporate meetings, professional development, conferences, and elegant evening events.
One of Southern Miss’s most elegant and historic buildings, Bennett Auditorium, plays host to popular speakers, large and private concerts, graduations, awards receptions, philanthropic events and even more! The auditorium seats 997 people. The Mannoni Performing Arts Center is the perfect venue for any full, theatrical performance and seats 740. Booking arrangements for all Southern Miss venues can be made year-round.
Southern Oaks House & Gardens
This unique venue has recently undergone an extensive renovation. Located in a beautiful, peaceful setting, Southern Oaks House & Gardens is a suitable space for any event, from breakfast meetings to board meetings to formal evening events. The venue features two large meeting rooms, a grand foyer, an outside patio as well as rooms for brides and grooms.
Red Carpet Services
In addition to the meeting facilities we’ve showcased here, many Hattiesburg hotels and restaurants offer meeting spaces. Our Meeting Planners Guide is a wonderful resource as you plan your next meeting in Hattiesburg. Don’t forget about the Red Carpet Services offered by the VisitHATTIESBURG team to make planning your next meeting seamless.
Whatever your conference or event needs, HBURG has a space for you!
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