Why Meet in Lexington?

We believe that Lexington is a pretty perfect place for a meeting. Our easy-to-get-to location, first-class facilities and unique attractions make Lexington an appealing option for conventions and meetings of all sizes and types, including yours. We offer 12 convention hotels within a 15 minute drive of the airport and downtown, and more than 9,000 hotel rooms.  Look at Lexington and see all that the Horse Capital of the World has to offer.


convention hotels within a 15 minute drive of the airport and downtown


affordable hotel rooms available


Incentive Update

2027 $7 Incentive

Book an event in Lexington, Kentucky, during January, May, July, August, November or December of 2027—plus February 2027 for non-convention center groups—and VisitLEX will contribute $7 per contracted room nights.

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Looking For A Unique Venue?

From historic homes to picturesque farms, we have venues sure to make your next event unforgettable.

Castle & Key Distillery

4445 McCracken Pike, Frankfort, KY, 40601
(502) 395-9070

Standing on the grounds of the Old Taylor Distillery built in 1887. Featuring a limestone castle,...

The Carrick House

312 North Limestone Street, Lexington, KY, 40508
(859) 252-0122

The cornerstone of the Constitution Historic District, Carrick House is a Greek Revival home...

Limestone Hall

215 West Main Street, Lexington, KY, 40507
(859) 523-7915

Located in the heart of downtown in Lexington's newly renovated historic courthouse. A stunning view...

The Kentucky Castle

230 Pisgah Pike, Versailles, KY, 40383
(859) 256-0322

This famous landmark was first built as a private residence. Tours of the castle and grounds are...

Safe & Affordable Lexington

Host your meeting in a city where your attendees and their wallets can relax.

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Closer Than You Think

Whether you’re driving or flying, we’re easy to get to.

Driving Distances Map

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77 miles
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82 miles
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172 miles
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176 miles
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189 miles
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189 miles
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214 miles
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331 miles
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337 miles
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345 miles
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372 miles
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401 miles
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422 miles
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469 miles
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512 miles
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515 miles
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Convention South Reader’s Choice Award Winner

- Convention South Media Group 2022

Member of the Meetings and Conventions Magazine Hall of Fame for Gold Service Awards

“Top 14 Walkable Cities in the U.S.”

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#5 Best Run City in America

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Top 100 Most Loved Destinations in the World

- Tourism Sentiment Index


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Tons To Discover

There’s so much to love about Lexington. Take a look—you might just find your new favorite thing.


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Destination Industries and Experts By Market Segment

We have something to offer groups and meetings of all types from religious to medical, equine, and more.