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.

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.

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.

Stuart’s Opera House

Stuart’s Opera House in Nelsonville is excited to offer a brand new, grand reception area with seating and table service for up to 250 people, including a new catering kitchen and full bar.


WellWorks is more than just a fitness facility — it’s a wellness center.

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.