Make your next meeting one for the history books! Meet in Abraham Lincoln’s Springfield. Meeting planners will find unique, customizable meeting and convention space throughout the three areas of Springfield, boasting nearly 4,000 overnight rooms and 325,000 square feet of flexible meeting space. The SCVB offers a wide variety of services to help take stress off of our valued meeting planners. Some of our services include: pre-meeting promotional materials (printed or digital) to increase attendance and awareness as well as our website link for your convention page, visitor information brochures and attendees bags, name badges and covers that we can print or can be printed by the planner, transportation assistance including a listing of transportation options, shuttles and charter bus company contacts, tourism ambassador information table to help attendees enjoy their downtime and find the perfect dining location for times when meals aren’t provided. Our trained Tourism Ambassadors greet guests and ensure they won’t miss a thing, making their convention experience memorable.
In addition to the outstanding and flexible meeting opportunities, Springfield continues to prove to be one of the best bleisure destinations to treat your attendees and their families to. Springfield is situated along the iconic Route 66. Experience one of America’s most beloved presidents, Abraham Lincoln. Relax at one of our local wineries or breweries while enjoying the ultimate cuisine. Discover vibrant arts and architecture, including the Illinois State Capitol and Frank Lloyd Wright’s Dana-Thomas House. Snap a photo along Route 66 as you stop to check out attractions including the Route 66 Twin Drive In, Cozy Dog Drive In and Motorheads Bar, Grille & Museum. Located conveniently at the intersection of Interstates 55 & 72, travel to the city is easy. Airlift and Amtrak available directly into Springfield for added options.
Our SCVB team is a powerhouse team with more than 70 years industry experience and a combined 200 years of living in our city! When the “brain trust” unites, there is literally nothing that we cannot solve for our customers and guests. The plethora of contacts, references and experiences sets us apart to be able to tackle any challenge sent our way. Spend a relaxing afternoon at one the amazing outdoor parks, nature centers or trails. If action is what you are looking for, Knight’s Action Park has you covered with both a waterpark and a dryland experience sure to keep the entire family entertained.
When it comes to planning your next meeting, choose Springfield and let us take the stress out of planning! You’ll be glad you did and your attendees with thank you too!
Terry Truman, Sales Manager