Why The Woodlands is the Best Place to Meet in 2020

Josie Lewis

Written by Josie Lewis
On December 2, 2019 at 9:00 AM

  • Event
  • hotel
  • Market Street
  • New Year
  • The Woodlands Waterway

You can have a meeting, or you can have a Meeting. Capital M for Meaningful, Memorable, Monumental. These are the kind of gatherings we host in The Woodlands, an oasis on the water, surrounded by the woods. This destination was created with the visitor in mind from the very beginning. The developers set out to create a place where a traveler is treated with white-glove service like free valet parking at high-end waterfront restaurants, complimentary umbrellas, concierge services, and a hop-on, hop-off trolley that will take you to popular visitor areas like Town Green Park, Hughes Landing, and Market Street.

This is a destination for a relaxing stress-free event surrounded by world-class art, food, wine, and entertainment. Plus, you’ll enjoy the ease of transportation—no traffic jams here.

HOTELS & MEETING VENUES IN THE WOODLANDS

Take your pick of the 14 hotels in The Woodlands totaling more than 2,200 guest rooms, each with unique amenities like 24-hour room service, on-site restaurants, sparkling pools, and flexible meeting spaces. Many of the properties are within walking distance of numerous dining and nightlife options.

The Woodlands Resort & Conference Center boasts 402 deluxe rooms and suites, 60,000 square feet of meeting space, 36 holes of championship golf, spa, water park, lazy river, biking paths, kayak rentals, and award-winning restaurants.

The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center features more than 66,500 square feet of meeting space with plenty of breakout rooms, AV professionals, on-site spa, and prime location close to top attractions in The Woodlands.

The Westin at The Woodlands provides a stunning setting for events in its meeting space and the on-site Sorriso Modern Italian Kitchen and Como Social Club Poolside Terrace and Bar are popular places to see and be seen.

Meet at the Embassy Suites by Hilton The Woodlands at Hughes Landing and you can walk to Restaurant Row and Lake Woodlands.

Switch things up and take advantage of the many unique event venues throughout the Township, like the Glade Cultural Center & Gallery, and The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion facilities for rent.

GROUP DINING IN THE WOODLANDS

While in town, you’ll discover that convention cuisine can be delicious. Award-winning chefs are spread across the city, constantly perfecting their recipes as they await your arrival. Many group-friendly restaurants in The Woodlands have private dining options and group menus. Chef Shane Flynn and his team ensure your steak is cooked to perfection and your seafood is the freshest you’ve ever tasted at Truluck’s Seafood, Steak & Crab House on Lake Woodlands. Executive Chef Paul McCabe and his team at Robard’s Steakhouse creates personalized experiences for groups that will linger long after you’ve returned home. These are just a couple examples—we could go on and on.

THE CYNTHIA WOODS MITCHELL PAVILION

Not only does The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion host some of the biggest musical names touring across the country (like Jimmy Buffet, Gwen Stefani, and The Dave Matthews Band), but it’s also a fabulous private event venue. Your group will feel a level of excitement beneath sunsets, surrounded by live music here. Pollstar magazine has ranked The Pavilion a Top 10 Amphitheater in the World for the last several years in a row and it’s also the summer home of the Houston Symphony and the “home away from home” for the Houston Ballet.

TEAM-BUILDING ACTIVITIES IN THE WOODLANDS

Take advantage of all the team-building activities here and grow together as a group. Rent kayaks and stand-up paddleboards at Riva Row Boat House or Lakes Edge Boat House, enjoy a wine tasting at CRÚ Food & Wine Bar, play a friendly game of Topgolf, and cheer each other on at iFLY Indoor Skydiving. Check out the brand-new Texas TreeVentures aerial adventure course in The Woodlands. The three-level outdoor park features 70 challenging elements and team building activities that provide the ultimate bonding experience. There’s no better way to experience our giant trees here in The Woodlands than at Texas TreeVentures.

Get started planning your wedding, convention, reunion, or meeting in The Woodlands today! We’re here to help. Submit your request for proposal or contact Josie Lewis, director of sales, at (281) 210-3483 or Josie.Lewis@visitthewoodlands.com.

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