Tour Groups & Conferences - Visit Meridian

Tour Groups & Conferences

Tour Groups & Conferences

Tour Groups

On Your Way to Everywhere
Sitting on I-20/59, Meridian is your “wow” stop-off on your way to everywhere. We’re compact, historic, architecturally striking, and really friendly. Only one problem: Your group might not want to leave.

When a Quick Stop-Off Becomes Something Special
Who knew that in one stop you could learn about ALL of Mississippi’s famous artists, tour an amazingly preserved steam works, and visit a gypsy queen’s tribute-festooned grave? That’s just a taste of what’s available.

Service with a Smile
Visit Meridian will gladly be your liaison for hotel research, contracting, tour bookings, group rates, meal functions, and step-on tour guides. Let us make it easy to plan a stay that will be one of your most memorable experiences.

Rest Easy
With over 2,000 rooms with your favorite flags, you’ll find a hotel for every group. And with so much demand from our interstate travelers, many hotels can be more flexible with contracts and attrition.



Where It’s All Included
Audiovisual included in your meeting room rental? Check. Transportation to and from the meeting space included in your hotel room rates? Check. A conference here is affordable and easy.

Outside the Meeting
Downtown has numerous restaurants within walking distance of the MSU Riley Center, making it easy for attendees to enjoy lunch at one of our local eateries. Dine-around for dinner is always a favorite. If you are looking for off-site venues to host an event, we have a pretty cool selection of unique venues for you to choose from, including a brand-new interactive arts & entertainment museum (The MAX), a turn-of-the-century steam engine factory (Soulé Steam Feed Works), or our local art gallery housed in a Carnegie Library. 

No Ordinary Conference Center 

Here you can:

  • Hold a general session in a turn-of-the-20th-century opera house.
  • Plan your conference around a performance by a nationally touring artist.
  • Breathe easy with all-included audiovisual and on-site IT. 

Plenty of Room(s)
The MSU Riley Center’s 30,000 square feet includes 15-plus spaces for 9 to 900... ideal for sessions, exhibits, meal functions, and breakouts. With over 2,000 hotel rooms and countless restaurants and off-site venues, the options are limitless. You can plan the ideal conference in Meridian.

CVB Services

  • Complete assistance with site inspection or preplanning visits
  • Negotiation and securing of hotel room proposals and contracts
  • Coordination of transportation, which often can be included in hotel rates
  • Coordination of off-site events
  • Free name badge holders and lanyards