Destination: Mississippi Meeting & Event Planning City Guide
PO Box 8298, Biloxi, Mississippi, 39535
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The Mississippi Gulf Coast offers various individual property meeting and exhibit space ranging from 500 square feet to 70,000 square feet. The Mississippi Coast Convention Center offers up to 400,000 square feet of meeting and exhibit space along with outdoor areas. There are approximately 12,700 sleeping rooms along the Mississippi Gulf Coast with more coming soon. Attendees are able to enjoy golfing, dining, gaming, and beach combing in their spare time.
By Mona L. Hayden
December 31, 2012
Imagine a trail that immerses guests in the rich history of blues music. Or meeting in a grand antebellum home where modern conveniences merge with antiques and furnishings from centuries past. In Mississippi and Alabama, such finds are commonplace. Here, the old is celebrated as the new is welcomed.
By Irene Middleman Thomas
September 24, 2012
The Deep South has an allure for most of us who are not from the region: It conjures up images of hospitable folks, draped magnolias and honeysuckles over verdant lawns, and finger-licking barbecue and icy-cold sweet tea. Such romantic images are real, and for those planning meetings in the area, you’ll be delighted by the Southern warmth and attention to events that you’ll find. For off-sites, there’s an incredible abundance of top-flight golf courses in the lush green states of Alabama and Mississippi. Not into golf? You’ll also find plenty of Civil War historical sites, excellent fishing and, yep, endless barbecue spots to discover.
By Maxine Cass
September 23, 2011
Mississippi—The Magnolia State, a state with soul, the heartland of the blues and the birthplace of American music—shares a name with the river on its western side and welcomes meeting groups with warm southern-style hospitality. “When meetinwg planners look at Mississippi, they see something totally different from first-tier cities,” says Chris Chapman, CMP, sales and promotions bureau manager for the Mississippi Development Authority/Division of Tourism. “They see personal service and value.”
By Stephanie Green
November 30, 2010
From making history (Civil War to Civil Rights) to history in the making (Katrina and the Gulf oil spill), few other places capture the resilience of people and places like the Gulf States. As flavorful as their lauded cuisine, this trio of southern states adds spiciness to southern hospitality that stretches from Louisiana, boils over to Alabama and is mixed in Mississippi.
Learn about Mississippi for Event Venues, Services & Meeting Destinations
Named for the Mississippi River that forms its western boundary and empties into the Gulf of Mexico, Mississippi is also known as the Magnolia State for its beautiful flowering trees. It’s additionally famous for its coastal attractions and gaming centers. Heavily forested outside of the Mississippi Delta area, much of the state has been cleared for cotton production. Cotton is still a main export for the state, but in addition, Mississippi is responsible for the majority of farmed catfish aquaculture. The tasty fishes are often cooked with a Southern Cajun flair, creating a flavor that is distinctly Mississippi.