Overland Park, KS Meeting Planning Overview
Welcome to Cvent's Meeting and Event Planning Guide to Overland Park – a city guide for meeting professionals. For a meeting destination with all the amenities of an urban city and the serene setting of a Midwest town, look no further than Overland Park. Easily accessible, the city is one of the most convenient convention locations in the country, being within a three-hour flight from cities across both the West and East coasts. After touching down at the Kansas City International Airport, travelers have only a 30-minute drive before arriving in Overland Park.
Upon arrival, guests are met with over 30 hotels offering high-quality yet budget-friendly accommodations. Overland Park's Hyatt Place, Residence Inn and Marriott, which recently completed a $25-million transformation, all provide well-placed rooms and top-notch service to business travelers in town for a conference. The Overland Park Holiday Inn and Suites West recently completed a multi-million-dollar renovation to their 10,000 square feet of meeting space in addition to most of their room inventory. Especially notable is the newly renovated Sheraton Overland Park Hotel, which offers over 400 well-appointed rooms and more than 20,000 square feet of meeting space, capable of hosting more than 1,300 people. Plus, the hotel is conveniently attached via enclosed skywalk to the city's crown jewel for meetings, the Overland Park Convention Center.
The Overland Park Convention Center boasts an impressive 98,500 square feet of meeting, exhibition, banquet and registration space. Whether attending a tradeshow at its 60,000-square-foot exhibition hall or dining at a black-tie affair 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 also take advantage of Overland Park's sunny days by hosting an event in its football field-sized courtyard.
To get an even better taste of Overland Park's hospitality, planners can book events at the numerous unique venues dotted across the city. Plan an upscale banquet for up to 250 people at the Highlands Room at the St. Andrews Golf Course, where groups of 12 or more guests can also enjoy some quality bonding time on the green. Or, host a casual company luncheon of up to 50 guests at Overland Park Arboretum's pavilion picnic shelter.
About Overland Park, KS / Additional Info
Overland Park, Kansas
Overland Park is a robust city just 30 minutes from the Kansas City Airport. Midwestern hospitality along with a nationally-ranked quality of life provide a relaxed and welcoming environment, while just a short commute to Kansas City.
Plan your convention and breakout sessions all under one roof at the Overland Park Convention Center. The light and airy center provides 98,500 square feet of meeting space with additional space at the connected hotel. Looking for a unique venue? The breathtaking Museum at Prairiefire offers one-of-a-kind space including NASA-developed dichroic glass exterior and dinosaur fossils inside, including a T-Rex cast overlooking your attendees.
While having a progressive corporate base, Overland Park is still true to its park-like roots. The city is bursting at the seams with trees and greenery. Pair this with Kansas' renowned sunsets and you have a jaw-dropping backdrop for outdoor events.
Diverse and mouth-watering restaurants are ready for your meeting in Overland Park! Boasting local ethnic joints to patio dining to entertainment restaurants including Topgolf and Pinstripes where you're attendees can refuel, relax and have some fun!
Things To Do
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 mouth-watering restaurants along with the Museum at Prairiefire provide entertainment and venues. The heart of the city is a shopping mecca, featuring the region's largest mall, outdoor malls and more.