The Woodlands, Texas, is quickly becoming a recognized regional destination for events and meetings of different sizes and styles. Known for its peaceful natural surroundings including beautiful golf courses and hiking trails, a prominent arts and music scene and a multitude of exciting shopping, dining and entertainment options, meeting attendees praise The Woodlands as a welcome escape from big cities and their boxed-in convention halls, and somewhere they’d love to return with friends or family.
New and Modern Venues
For seamlessly executing larger-sized conferences and events, you can’t go wrong with The Woodlands Waterway Marriott and Convention Center or The Woodlands Resort and Conference Center. These two properties are designed to accommodate large groups and events, and both have professional event staff and catering to support your needs. The Waterway Marriott is the largest event property in The Woodlands, with almost 70,000 square feet of venue space. Enjoy the convenience of having attendees stay onsite at the hotel, plus shopping, dining and entertainment within walking distance. The Woodlands Resort and Conference Center offers nearly equal event space with over 60,000 square feet, plus upscale accommodations and onsite leisure amenities.
Arts and Entertainment
Give attendees a taste of The Woodlands’ unique music and arts culture with a networking event or reception at the Glade Cultural Center and Gallery or The Woodforest Bank Club. The Glade Cultural Center celebrated its grand opening in April 2018, and features flexible event rooms within a stunning museum and art gallery space. The Woodforest Bank Club is an exclusive private venue located in the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion complex, with 1,600 square feet of event space, full-service catering, a covered outdoor terrace and impressive collection of music memorabilia. Visitors to The Woodlands also love the freedom to be able to catch a show by one of their favorite artists during The Pavilion’s regular concert season from May to November.
Outdoors and Nature
The Woodlands was uniquely built to coexist as a metropolitan area surrounded by thousands of acres of beautifully preserved pine forests and two scenic bodies of water. Guests will love the retreat feel, and welcome the chance to walk and explore, and breathe in the fresh air. Especially during the summer months, suggesting a day on the water is a great way to give attendees an experience to write home about. Kayaks, stand-up paddleboards and swan pedal boats are available to rent from Riva Row Boat House, and single or tandem kayaks can also be rented from Lakes Edge Boat House. For exploring on foot, there’s no better place than the George Mitchell Nature Preserve, with miles of hike and bike trails that wind along the water and through the trees.
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