Conferences and Conventions

This post was written by jshepherd1102 | September 23, 2013

(800) 844-7453
marketing@tourpikecounty.com
831 Hambley Blvd. Pikeville, KY
Conferences & Conventions
(800) 844-7453
marketing@tourpikecounty.com
831 Hambley Blvd. Pikeville, KY

Tired of hosting your conferences and conventions in the same old cities every year? Maybe it is time to add something unique to your next workshop or training? Pike County Tourism CVB brings the character to every conference we host. Pikeville is a small city located in the southeastern most part of Kentucky, far enough removed to provide a peaceful atmosphere, yet close enough to major business centers like Lexington, Richmond, and Louisville to allow for easy travel. Below are just some of the venues, cultural and entertainment options Pike County offers.

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The Venue

Pike County, Kentucky features several venues that accommodate conferences and conventions of most any size. Let’s take a look at some of the available venues, and what they offer.

Landmark Inn

  • Offers comfortable lodging with 103 rooms, featuring your choice of either one king size bed or two double beds, Wi-Fi internet access, in-ground pool, remote control cable television and four channels of HBO.
  • Catering is available with beautiful banquet rooms and conference rooms with a seating capacity of up to 1000 people.
  • Hotel features a local favorite, the Top of the Inn Restaurant, with fine dining, live music and buffet.
  • Located within close proximity to the Eastern Kentucky Expo Center, the Hatfield-McCoy Feud sites of Pikeville City, and the Hatfield-McCoy River Tours.

Hilton Garden Inn of Pikeville

  •  7000 sq. ft. of banquet space is available, with rooms for breakout sessions.
  • Full catering services are available.
  • Also features a restaurant & bar, pool, fitness area and high speed internet.
  • A roof terrace area for dining with a scenic view.
  • 113 rooms with room service.

Hampton Inn of Pikeville

  •  Features 123 rooms with your choice of a plush, king-sized bed or two queens, with suites available.
  • Various meeting rooms are available, with the largest being 1056 Sq. Ft.
  • Amenities include a business center, fitness center, wired and wireless internet, breakfast and a swimming pool.
  • Located within close proximity to the Eastern Kentucky Expo Center, the Hatfield-McCoy Feud sites of Pikeville City, and the Hatfield-McCoy River Tours.

Brookshire Inn of Pikeville

  • Features 68 rooms with your choice of a king-sized bed or two full sized, premium Sealy beds, and handicap accessible rooms available.
  • Great location providing easy access to shopping, restaurants and entertainment.
  • Amenities include free continental breakfast from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m., guest laundry, vending areas, CableTV, free hi-speed internet service, fax and copy service.
  • Meeting room that seats 15-20 people.
  • Located within 8 minutes of the Eastern Kentucky Expo Center, the Hatfield-McCoy Feud sites of Pikeville City, and the Hatfield-McCoy River Tours.

Eastern Kentucky Exposition Center

  • 7,000 seat arena.
  • 26,000 sq. feet facility— 24,000 sq. foot arena floor, with 5,000 sq. feet of meeting room/ballroom space with sub-divisible walls.
  • Boardroom space for smaller meetings.
  • 3 Levels: event level, main concourse, upper level.
  • 5 concession stands around the main concourse level.
  • Full Service Food & Beverage Department.
  • Located within close proximity to the Hatfield-McCoy Feud sites of Pikeville City, and the Hatfield-McCoy River Tours.

The Garfield Community Center

  • This charming newly remodeled building is conveniently located next to the City of Pikeville Park.
  • Kitchen access is available for use.
  • The Community Center is available to the public for events, birthday parties, wedding receptions, meetings, banquets, showers, reunions, etc.,
  • Presentation equipment, such as a podium, power point projector, and projection screen is available for a small fee.
  • Located within close proximity to the Eastern Kentucky Expo Center, the Hatfield-McCoy Feud sites of Pikeville City, and the Hatfield-McCoy River Tours.
  • Seating capacity is approximately 80.

Breaks Interstate Park

  • Featuring beautiful locales, hiking, water trails, Splash! in the Park waterpark and the breaks canyon.
  • The Rhododendron Conference Center offers 5,595 square feet of meeting and banquet space.
  • The main conference area, a 4,477 square foot room can be used as one space, or can be divided into three smaller banquet rooms.
  • Catering service is available.
  • Selections range from finger foods and appetizers, to buffets, to plated dinners.
  • All meeting rooms are required to be rented for a minimum block of four hours.

 

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Conference Enhancing Locales

Hatfield-McCoy Feud Country, surrounded by scenic mountains and beautiful flowing streams, is a truly unique environment to host your conference or convention, and is sure to provide an unforgettable experience. With today’s economy, hosting a convention is ever more difficult and financially taxing. By making Pike County your conference locale, you are sure to not only save money,  but leave an everlasting impression on your attendees. With a wealth of outdoor adventure destinations such as Hatfield-McCoy River Trails, Pine Mountain Trail and Breaks Interstate Park, and nationally renown historic locales such as the Hatfield-McCoy Feud sites, your dollar travels further and your conference experience is greatly enhanced. Give Pike County, Kentucky a try, you’ll be pleasantly surprised! Below are just a select few entertainment options Pike County offers for your conference or convention.

Hatfield-McCoy River Trails
Located in the heart of Pike County, the Hatfield-McCoy River Trails is an outdoor treat for your attendees to enjoy. With pedal boats and kayaks available, as well as a highly trained staff of avid outdoor enthusiasts for the less than apt adventurer, the Hatfield-McCoy River Trails is a perfect compliment for your conference. Best of all, the Hatfield-McCoy River Trails are conveniently located within Pikeville City, with many of Pike County’s best hotels and conference centers located within very close proximity.

Learn more about the Hatfield-McCoy River Trails by clicking here.

Breaks Interstate Park
To witness what many locals call the Grand Canyon of the South is truly amazing, and with the Breaks Park being located just 40 minutes outside of Pikeville City, this truly stunning locale is always an option for your attendees to enjoy. Whether you stay at the Breaks, or within Pikeville City, the beauty and outdoor adventure that this destination provides is second to none.

Learn more about the Breaks Park by clicking here.

Pine Mountain Trail
Pine Mountain Trail is one of America’s most beautiful scenic hiking trials, and is certainly a treasure worth discovering in Pike County. A segment of the Great Eastern Trail, Pine Mountain features more than 65 miles of primitive backcountry, complete with two shelters. Why not feature a hike as a leisure component to your conference?

Learn more about the Pine Mountain Trail by clicking here.

Hatfield-McCoy Feud Sites
Most of the Hatfield-McCoy Feud sites are located in Pikeville/Pike County Kentucky, making our community a hotbed of legendary historic locales. Come and see the courthouse where the Hatfields were tried, the hanging site of Ellison “Cottontop” Mounts, or the home place of Randolph McCoy and his family. The Hatfield-McCoy Driving Tour and Guided Tour provides a truly memorable historic experience you will find nowhere else.

Learn more about the Hatfield-McCoy Feud Sites by clicking here.

Big Sandy Heritage Center
Give your conference a unique Appalachian feel by visiting the Big Sandy Heritage Center. With a multitude of artifacts gathered from our unique local heritage, your attendees will learn the true history of our community, how our ancestors lived, worked and fought during the Civil War. Also featured are Native American and African American artifacts, and some of the best story-telling you will ever experience.

Learn more about the Big Sandy Heritage Center by clicking here.

Artists Collaborative Theatre
Pike County is home to Kentucky’s most award-winning theatre, Artists Collaborative Theatre, located in Elkhorn City. Artists Collaborative Theatre features top quality productions throughout the year, with talent drawn from Eastern Kentucky’s pool of exceptionally skilled performers. Enjoy musicals, comedies, drama and more at Artists Collaborative Theatre, and instill a wealth of culture into your next conference or convention.

Learn more about Artists Collaborative Theatre by clicking here.

These are just a handful of great entertainment options that are available for your conference.

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A Taste of Appalachia – Catering
Pike County features a wealth of catering options that covers a wide variety of genres, from italian, to BBQ and fine dining. Let us assist you in finding the best catering option for your conference or convention, we like to eat, and the delicious options our community provides are staggering! Simply give us a call or drop us an email, and we’ll hook you up with out of this world catering and exceptional hospitality!

 

Plan Your Conference the Easy Way
Pike County still values the simplicity of small town life, but with a style that makes our community wonderfully unique. Why not make your conference or convention an enjoyable getaway? There is no need to spend your entire budget on a stuffy conference that lacks imagination, creativity and character. Give us a call or drop us an email today, and let us bring simplicity, hospitality and character to your conference.

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Where to Find Pike County Tourism CVB

Contact
831 Hambley Blvd.
Pikeville, KY 41501
Phone: (800) 844-7453
Email: director@tourpikecounty.com
Tourism Director: Tony Tackett


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