Meetings and Conventions

Meetings, conferences and company retreats are essentials for all businesses. Whether you are planning a meeting, hosting an annual conference, or organizing a retreat for your board of directors, Athens County has exactly what you’re looking for… plus more!

Premier facilities and professionalism are not the only qualities Athens offers up for these occasions. Scenic views, stunning natural resources, exquisite food, a vibrant nightlife and fabulous shopping are all a part of Athens County’s unique charm.

The Athens County Convention and Visitors Bureau offers free meeting planning services, site tours, official bid packages and packaged itineraries.

If you are interested in Athens County hosting your next exciting event, then make your bid process hassle free! All you need to do is fill out our Online Request for Proposal by clicking here. If you’ve already taken the time to build your own proposal, please feel free to send it to us! Just call 1-800-878-9767 for details.

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott

Travel with confidence by checking into Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott® Athens Ohio, a hotel with outstanding service to make all of your travels comfortable. THey are ready to welcome you with amenities like free Wi-Fi and fitness facilities that include a pool and exercise room.

Event Locations

If you’re ever in need of a location for groups, meetings, conferences or any other large scale events, look no further than Athens County and Ohio University. We have a large variety of locations perfect for any event you may host.

Stuart’s Opera House & Gallery 1879

We envision Stuart’s Opera House as the cultural anchor and a center of expression on Nelsonville’s bustling and dynamic Public Square. It is a historic venue sought out by people of all ages, from all walks of life, and from near and far. Its well-earned reputation as an intimate, casual setting for continuous offerings of both familiar and innovative artistic performances and community events brings people back time and again.

Heavenly Confections

Custom hand-crafted, artisanal cakes baked completely from scratch for a delectable experience that can not be found anywhere else around this area.


Have your meeting or convention catered by Athens County’s finest restaurants

Event Photography

Regardless of what event you’re hosting, feel assured that we provide only the best photographers around Athens, take a look at some of our local professionals.