Owensboro Convention Center

Owensboro, KY - Convention Center

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Western Kentucky's premier award-winning venue, the Owensboro Convention Center, is a multi-purpose facility overlooking the scenic Ohio River in revitalized downtown Owensboro, KY. Hosting events that range from meetings, banquets, and conventions to concerts, sporting events, and family shows, the Owensboro Convention Center provides a key component in economic impact and tourism for the City of Owensboro and Daviess County.

Venue Snapshot

Spectra Divisions

Food Services & Hospitality
Venue Management


501 West 2nd St.,
Owensboro, KY 42301

Services Provided

  • Pre-Opening
  • Complete Venue Management Services
  • Spectra Food Services & Hospitality
  • Event Booking
  • Marketing

Venue Facts

  • 44,096 square foot exhibit hall
  • 8,925 square foot exterior pier
  • 2 upstairs ballrooms - each 13,000+ square feet (each can also be broken down into 5 smaller/individual ballrooms)
  • 3,561 square foot river view room
  • 16,453 square foot lobby space
  • 5,292 square foot total concourse pre-function space
  • 1 loading bay with drive-on access
  • Decorating Services
  • Audio/Video services

Notable Events & Accomplishments

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- Hosted 280 events (19 more events than the previous year)
- 116,917 Guests in Attendance (beating budgeted attendance by 10,000)

"I have heard nothing but compliments about the meeting. Our CEO even made a point to come and tell me how well he thought it was set up and handled. Thank all of you and your staff. Not only does this help me and the employees in Owensboro look good, but it makes our city look good as well!" - Lee Ann Coleman, Associate Risk Analyst, Boardwalk Pipeline Partners

Notable Venue Information

- OwensboroTickets.com (Paciolan) In-House Ticketing. Purchases made from 41 states and 4 countries. Total gross sales of over $1.9 million.
- 5 Time Recipient of the Facilities & Destinations Prime Site Award.
- Celebrated 5 Year Anniversary in 2019.
- Created two signature events - Kraftucky Arts & Crafts Expo and the Your Perfect Day Wedding Show - that have been produced annually since the building opened in 2014.