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Top 5 Places to Meet in Central Arkansas

Located right off Interstate 40 where Arkansas Highway 64 and Arkansas Highway 9 intersect, Morrilton, Arkansas is one of the most accessible meeting places in central Arkansas. Meeting planners can choose from a variety of spaces that include everything from state of the art training facilities to awesome outdoor adventures. Read on to learn more about the top 5 places to meet in central Arkansas as we see it.


Morrilton Area Chamber of Commerce

The Morrilton Area Chamber of Commerce office is located in the heart of downtown Morrilton on Arkansas State Highway 64. This central Arkansas meeting space boasts a large community room that can accommodate up to 54 people, a classroom that seats up to 22 and is equipped with a sink and lab tables, and a small conference room for gatherings of eight or less.

The community room at the Morrilton Area Chamber of Commerce can accommodate up to 54 people.


When meeting at the Chamber of Commerce you can expect to find tables and chairs available as well as access to technology including free Wi-Fi and some audio visual equipment depending on the room you rent. There is also a small kitchen available if you’re having your event catered by and awesome Morrilton restaurant. For more information on room rental rates or to reserve a meeting space call (501) 354-2393.


Ozark Conference Center

Whether you’re planning a family reunion, outdoor wedding, or a church retreat, Ozark Conference Center has the facilities to meet your needs. Situated off Highway 9 in north Conway County just minutes from Interstate 40, this central Arkansas retreat just feels like it’s a million miles from everything.

Ozark Conference Center can accommodate up to 140 overnight guests.


Guests can choose from a variety of accommodations including outdoor camping sites and bunk style cabins. While this spot is best known by many in central Arkansas as Camp Solgohachia, a summer camp for kids, the staff is ready to help you plan your next event on their private mountain top. Contact Ozark Conference Center at (501) 354-3959 to start planning your meeting today!


Winthrop Rockefeller Institute

If your meeting requires overnight accommodations or if you are looking to hold a facilitated retreat for your business or organization then the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute might be the best place for your group to meet. Perched atop Petit Jean Mountain just minutes from Petit Jean State Park, this sprawling 17,000 square foot conference center can accommodate up to 100 overnight guests and has both large and small meeting rooms available.

The Show Barn meeting hall seats up to 250 people for larger meetings.


The team at Winthrop Rockefeller Institute includes professionally trained on-site meeting managers who can help facilitate your meeting and even provide team-building experiences to enhance your conference. The facility also has in-house catering services available from the full-service kitchen and you’ll find an abundance of outdoor activities to be enjoyed during meeting breaks. Start planning your conference with the team at Winthrop Rockefeller Institute today.


Petit Jean State Park

Petit Jean State Park is widely known for its awesome hiking trails, camping, and other outdoor adventures. What you may not know is that they have facilities that can accommodate meetings of up to 115 people (maximum occupancy may be impacted by Covid-19). Both Mather Lodge and the new Petit Jean State Park Visitor Center have options for meeting room rentals.

Photo of Mather Lodge at Petit Jean State Park by arkansasstateparks.com


If you have a small group that requires overnight accommodations or you would like your meeting catered then the Lodge is definitely the spot for you. Larger meetings can take advantage of the visitor center with it’s view of Lake Bailey. While the visitor center does not have on-site catering they do have a catering kitchen available for outside food vendors.


University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton

If you are expecting guests from all corners of the state then the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton with it’s easy access and visibility from Interstate 40 is the perfect meeting place! They specialize in workforce training and can even create custom training for your organization.

Tyson Hall in the Workforce Training Center at the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton


The Workforce Training Center has several options for meeting space and can accommodate meetings of up to 400 people. The campus also has the Fine Arts Auditorium that can hold up to 266 guests for presentations or performances.


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