Destination: Montgomery Meeting & Event Planning City Guide
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.
Learn about Montgomery for Event Venues, Services & Meeting Destinations
Number of Meetings Hotels: 76
Total Hotel Rooms: 7,000
Number of Special Events Venues: 25
Local Convention Centers: Renaissance Montgomery Hotel and Spa at the Convention Center
Local Airports: Montgomery Regional Airport (MGM)
Local CVB: Visit Montgomery,Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce
Just north of the Golf Coast is Montgomery, Alabama’s second largest city, and home of many pivotal events in the Civil Rights Movement. Montgomery was the site of the Montgomery Bus Boycott spurred by Rosa Parks’ refusal to give up her seat on a public bus, and the Selma to Montgomery Marches, a series of three marches that punctuated the climax of the Civil Rights struggle.
Not to be overshadowed by its harrowing history, in its modern incarnation the downtown Montgomery has a welcoming artsy feel. The Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts is a perfect example of a different kind of history, visitors can peruse the extensive permanent collection of American Art, sculpture, porcelain and glass works.
For the music buff, the Hank Williams Museum houses a huge collection of the musician’s memorabilia. Regarded as the most important country music artist of all time, the museum draws fans from all over the United States to gawk at the guitar strings once strummed by this legendary artist.