Destination: Utah Valley Meeting & Event Planning City Guide
220 West Center Street, Provo, Utah, 84601
83,578 sq ft
New! The Utah Valley Convention Center is now open . Check out our great facility and reserve space now . Bring everyone together at some of the best meetings and events in Utah Valley . Enjoy a variety of convenient meeting space and attractions, all close enough to be the hub of your meeting and event itinerary. Plan your event at any one of our venues including the Utah Valley Convention Center , Robert Redford’s Sundance Resort , Provo Marriott Hotel and Conference Center , Thanksgiving Point and more.
By Dan Johnson
April 23, 2013
For a somewhat sparsely populated state that doesn't have a city with more than 190,000 residents, Utah has been getting quite a bit of attentation from meeting groups. Attendees are attracted to the state rich historical heritage, including its native american roots and abundance of mormon culture, as well as newer additions, including the sudance Film Festival in park city, which quickly became internationally famous when it began in 1978.
By Jennie Nunn
September 25, 2012
It might be best known for some of the finest powder-covered slopes in the country and the 2002 Winter Olympic Games, but don’t be fooled— Greater Salt Lake City isn’t just another big ski and snowboard destination. In fact, the region offers some of the country’s best art and history museums, historic railroads, down-to-earth locals, renowned restaurants and jaw-dropping terrain fit for enthusiasts of everything from mountain biking and hiking to nature photography and wildlife viewing.
By Michael Hart
May 31, 2012
Utah is a land of wide-open natural wonders and intimate communities, both urban and rural. When choosing a destination in Utah, assess everything that can be offered to attendees when it comes to leisure time before, during or after a meeting. The variety of options is as broad as the dramatic canyons suggest.
By Kathy Chin Leong
August 31, 2010
Slogging through the snow, frozen snowshoers finally arrive to their destination, a Mongolian yurt hidden among powdery mounds. It’s not exactly a reenactment of the historic Donner Party, for these trekkers immediately cast off their bulky layers, uncork their wine and descend unrelentingly on a five-course meal. This is Solitude Resort near Salt Lake City, a hip spot for skiing and a gourmet dinner, which includes a one-mile snowshoe hike into the woods to an authentic, round tent framed with wood beams and stretched canvas.
By Nikki Gloudeman
August 02, 2010
When a destination strikes a nerve, the first thing people want to do is talk about it. So it’s a good sign that, over the years, a whole lot of people have quipped about Northern California.
By Talia Salem
July 01, 2010
Set near the Wasatch Mountains and bordering Salt Lake County is the little-known, pristine destination of Utah Valley.
Learn about Utah Valley for Event Venues, Services & Meeting Destinations
Number of Meetings Hotels:
Total Hotel Rooms: 2.946
Number of Special Events Venues:
Local Convention Centers: Utah Valley Convention Center
Local Airports: Salt Lake City International Airport
Local CVB: Utah Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau
Just 35 miles south of Salt Lake City International Airport, Utah Valley is home to Provo, the largest city in the valley.
Utah Valley is jam-packed with events and festivals, starting with the famed Sundance Film Festival, where its namesake property—the Sundance Resort—is found perched on the side of Mt. Timpanogos. Nearby is the 55-acre, mixed-use development at Thanksgiving Point , loaded with a variety of shops, restaurants and movie theaters, as well as the Museum of Ancient Life—the world’s largest dinosaur museum.
Here, Mount Timpanogos, the highest peak in the area at 11,749 feet, reigns over a verdant valley with glacial peaks, creating a striking backdrop year-round. The milieu itself is synonymous with Utah County, the state’s second most populous. Provo, the county seat, and Orem, fronting the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, anchor the valley, and these cities are where most of the meeting action takes place. The area has a relaxed, youthful feel because of the two local universities (Provo’s Brigham Young University and Orem’s Utah Valley University).
Natural allure goes hand-in-hand with outdoor activities, and Utah Valley has all things outdoor covered.