Why the Alabama Gulf Coast is Perfect for Any Size Meeting

Gulf Shores & Orange Beach

Have you assumed you had to go to a big city to find meeting space to accommodate 2,000 guests? Or have you thought no one would want to help you plan a retreat for just a few board members? We're debunking event-planner myths to let you know Gulf Shores and Orange Beach are open for business for both large and small events. Why are Alabama's beaches ideal for nearly any size meeting? Read on for the details.

Group of girls at Wharf Uncorked
The Wharf Uncorked

Small Cities, Big Amenities. 

Enjoy a small-town atmosphere filled with Southern hospitality, but with all the offerings a large metropolitan area provides. Alabama’s beaches are home to world-class dining with award-winning chefs. The high level of culinary craftsmanship keeps visitors and meeting planners coming back year after year.

Plan your meeting before or after one of the destination’s culinary festivals and invite your attendees to turn their tip into a workation. Each fall, festivals including The Wharf Uncorked Wine & Culinary Event, Oyster Cook-Off & Craft Beer Weekend at The Hangout, and the National Shrimp Festival offer good eats and great fun for attendees.

In addition to the food scene more typically found in larger destinations, you’ll find an array of activities and attractions. You’ll have plenty of options to choose from for team-building activities, including golf, charter fishing, volunteerism and more.

Condos Orange Beach
Find Your Stay

Lodging Options and Meeting Space.

Take your pick from nationally branded beachfront properties featuring event space, business centers, complimentary wifi and other meeting perks. Orange Beach is also home to a full-service convention hotel with several restaurants and ample meeting space for larger conferences. Also in town is an event center capable of accommodating up to 2,000 attendees. For guests who need more room to spread out than a hotel provides, there’s no shortage of beachfront condos – both luxury and budget friendly – as well as beach houses and cottages.

Location and Transportation.

Gulf Shores and Orange Beach are conveniently located within a day’s drive of many major southeastern cities, including Atlanta, Nashville, Birmingham, and even St. Louis, Missouri. If your attendees choose to fly, the Pensacola International Airport and the Mobile Regional Airport are both approximately an hour’s drive from Gulf Shores and Orange Beach.

For more information on planning your next event in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, contact our sales team.

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