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Owensboro Convention Center

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501 W. 2nd Street, Owensboro, KY 42301

Western Kentucky’s newest, premier meeting space – the Owensboro Convention Center – is a full-service meeting facility overlooking the scenic Ohio River in revitalized downtown Owensboro, KY. The multi-purpose center boasts 92,000 sq. ft of meeting space consisting of a 44,000+ sq. ft. exhibition hall, and 48,000+ sq. ft. of additional ballroom and meeting space. The Owensboro Convention Center is proudly managed by Global Spectrum, a worldwide leader in venue management.

The Owensboro Convention Center will provide complete in-house services that include food & beverage, audio visual, internet, electrical and trade show decorating services creating ease and convenience for any event. Their expert event sales team will help you in creating a memorable event.

Brescia University

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717 Frederica Street
Owensboro, KY 42301

Brescia University is a Catholic, liberal arts institution founded in the Ursuline tradition of personal and social transformation through education.
Directed to academic and moral excellence in a student-centered environment, Brescia offers undergraduate and graduate programs that serve students who seek success through rewarding careers and service to others.

Brescia has various configurations of rooms and spaces available to accommodate meetings or events.
Board Room 50 people
The Laurels 160 people
The Maples 55 people
The Pines 20 people

Kentucky Wesleyan College

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3000 Frederica Street, Owensboro, KY 42301

Kentucky Wesleyan College, in partnership with the United Methodist Church, fosters a liberal arts education that nourishes, stimulates and prepares future leaders intellectually, spiritually and physically to achieve success in life.

Meeting Spaces:
Several meeting/banquet spaces available to seat from 35-500 people.

Cox Conference Room – 25 people
Rogers Hall Multi-Purpose Room 1 section – 40 banquet seating, 80 lecture seating
Rogers Hall Multi-Purpose Room 2 sections – 80 banquet seating, 100 lecture seating
Rogers Hall Multi-Purpose Room 3 sections – 175 banquet seating, 300 lecture seating
Hocker Family Dining Hall – 225 people
Woodward Health & Recreation Center Jones Gymnasium – 500 chairback seating
No wedding receptions

Mount St. Joseph Conference & Retreat Center

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8001 Cummings Road
Maple Mount, KY 42356

Mount Saint Joseph Conference and Retreat Center is a nonprofit organization devoted to offering and hosting quality programs at affordable prices. Established in 1983 as a corporate ministry of the Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph, the Center lies on the grounds of the Ursuline Motherhouse.

Located 15 miles west of Owensboro, Kentucky, on Highway 56, the Center offers:

Air-conditioned bedrooms with twin or double beds
Home cooked meals
115 seat capacity dining room
Air conditioned conference rooms with seating up to 200 people
Private chapel
Bookstore and gift shop
Ample outdoor areas, ideal for reflection or recreational activities
Lake-front picnic areas

Musick Dance Studios

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411 E. 2nd Street
Owensboro, KY 42303

Musick Studios has a total of 6000 sq. feet available in three rooms with hardwood floors, mirrored walls, and top-of-the-line sound system. Ballroom has space for large receptions or parties.

Owensboro Museum of Fine Art

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901 Frederica Street
Owensboro, KY 42301

The Owensboro Museum of Fine Art presents traveling exhibitions from major museums, galleries and private collections and rotating exhibitions from the permanent collection. The facility includes two structures listed on the National Register of Historic Sites: the 1909 Carnegie Library and the John Hampden Smith House, a pre-Civil War era mansion which serves as a decorative arts wing. The permanent collection features American, European and Asian fine and decorative arts dating from the 15th century to the present; a stained glass gallery of late 19th and early 20th century German stained glass windows; a collection of contemporary studio art glass; a major collection of American Folk Art with emphasis on the works of 20th century Appalachian artists and craftsmen; and a collection of works by artists and craftsmen with Kentucky connections from the early 1800′s to the present.

The Museum Art Market offers works for sale by regional artists and craftsmen.

An interactive art studio and special galleries offer hands-on educational activities for children.

The Owensboro Museum of Fine Art has three wings containing 14 galleries. Additional amenities include guided museum tours, special presentations of various works of art, event photography, thematic music, and entertainment and catering assistance. For more information, contact Jason Hayden.

Accommodations include:

Carnegie Wing
Kentucky Spirit Gallery
Burlew Galleries
Gallery of Religious Art
20th Century Gallery
ARTLAND (Children’s Art Studio)

Owensboro Museum of Science & History

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122 E. 2nd Street, Owensboro, KY 42303

270-687-2732

This large museum encompasses many adventures, including Encounter, a unique hands-on, minds-on gallery, a true “edu-tainment” experience. You will also have the opportunity to learn about government in the Wendell H. Ford Government Education Center or Owensboro’s NASCAR connection with a cruise through the motorsports gallery, The Speedzeum.

The Coal Mine Gallery here visitors learn about the history and safety of coal mining in Western Kentucky, then get fitted for your “hard hat”, then begin the journey down the coal mine elevator!

Admission is $3 adults/children, $10 family, and special group rates are available.

Many of the museum’s galleries are available for meeting and banquet space, including the Mammoth Lobby, the Wendell Ford Center, the D.A.R. Room, the Derby Room, the River Room and the PlayZeum.

Owensboro Sportscenter

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1215 Hickman Avenue
Owensboro, KY 42301

The Owensboro Sportscenter, located at 1215 Hickman Avenue, is a multi-purpose 5,000 seat arena which went through a multi-million dollar renovation in 1997. The Sportscenter hosts concerts, sporting events, trade shows, conventions, meetings, and receptions. The Sportscenter is the home of the 8-time Division II national champion Kentucky Wesleyan Panthers basketball team. The actual floor size is 135 x 83. The height from floor to ceiling is 31 feet. The stage size (which is permanent) is 50 x 22, and can be expanded with portable staging. For specific technical information, please contact the Sportscenter.

Meeting Spaces:

The Owensboro Sportscenter is a multi-purpose 5,000 seat arena capable of hosting concerts, sporting events, trade shows, conventions, meetings, and receptions.

RiverPark Center

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101 Daviess Street
Owensboro, KY 42303

RiverPark Center, beautifully situated overlooking the Ohio River, is a bustling regional performing arts and civic center hosting nearly 200,000 visitors every year, including nearly 50,000 students from the Tri-State region. The hundreds of activities taking place at RiverPark include professional Broadway tour productions, Owensboro Symphony Orchestra concerts, free family movies on a gigantic outdoor screen, Friday After 5 music concerts all summer, Bluegrass & gospel concerts, hundreds of educational programs, and many other events.

Box Office hours Mon-Fri 10am-6pm, Sat 10am-2pm

Meeting Spaces:
Situated downtown on the Riverfront with a magnificent patio overlooking the Ohio River, this performing arts center includes a 1,500-seat multi-purpose auditorium and features 6 different areas that can be rented for receptions, dinners, luncheons, dances, meetings, seminars, etc. Additional amenities include full bar service and a list of 30 approved caterers from which to choose. For more information, contact RiverPark Center Box Office.

Accommodations include:

Lobby: Can seat up to 300 people at 5′ round tables
Jody Berry Cabaret Theatre: Can seat up to 200 people at 5′ round tables. Hard wood floors ideal for dancing
Holbrook Balcony Lobby: Can seat up to 70 people at 5′ round tables
Field Founder’s Room: Can seat up to 45 people at 5′ rounds tables or can be set up for a formal board meeting
Cannon Hall: Auditorium can accommodate seating for approximately 1500 people. Stage area can be used for dinners or workshops and can accommodate 200 people
Woodward’s: Multi-purpose room can accommodate 70 people. Raised stage area for speaker, small band, or DJ