Meeting Services

Plug into one of our full service, IACC-accredited conference centers with the latest in audio-visual technology and meeting space for 1000, or think outside the room and take your group to one of our exciting off-site venues like the Forest Ecology Preserve or the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art.

To ease the stresses of planning your next event, rely on the broad array of services available from Auburn-Opelika Tourism. Whether you're a dedicated staff planner or an overworked association member, we'll provide the tools you need to ensure a successful event from beginning to end. Contact us for assistance in selecting the best location and securing your guest accommodations, soliciting venue and outside vendor proposals, putting together service requests, and help developing proposals.

Auburn-Opelika Tourism is here to respond to any need or service request you can devise – just ask us!

  • Brochures, Maps, and Resource Materials

    Our wide array of resource publications will help you make the most of your visit. In addition to our comprehensive Official Visitors Guide, we offer individual brochures featuring the Top 20 Must-Eats in Auburn-Opelika, area golf information, and detailed city, county, and campus street maps. We also offer a wide array of materials featuring area events, attractions, and businesses. Reservation Assistance Busy? Don’t waste your valuable time calling all over town looking for your hotel room - especially if it’s football season! Seasonal activities and events fill up our rooms fast. Auburn-Opelika Tourism will help you find the perfect room for your preferences and budget. We maintain updated lists of availability for those crazy times like football and AU graduation, and we’ll save you time and heartache by telling you what’s available. We also feature the only comprehensive source of online area availability and booking functionality at!

  • Event & Conference Planning

    We can assist you throughout the planning and fruition of your event, including soliciting venue proposals and helping you choose an appropriate location and guest accommodations. Our team is here to help make your event a success. Our Sales Manager will help you coordinate site visits, develop itineraries, and secure outside vendors such as caterers, bands, DJs, and rental services.

  • Off-Site Venues

    Auburn-Opelika Tourism is happy to recommend off-site venues for your group’s dining or activities. Whether you’re looking for an elegant wedding reception set under the glass and stone rotunda of our beautiful art museum or a lakeside picnic where your corporate group can participate in a team-building exercise of flag football, we will work with you to secure the most appropriate and accommodating locations for your events.

  • Proposals, Presentations, & Bid Assistance

    Are you soliciting a conference or group event for the Auburn-Opelika area? Our professional staff will help you develop proposals or presentations and travel with you if necessary to assist in responding to any inquiries your audience may have about the area and its offerings. We can help you create and provide materials showcasing the Auburn-Opelika community.

  • Official Welcome

    Make your attendees welcome with a personal address by Auburn-Opelika mayors or local dignitaries. We can also secure welcome letters for your event program or advance mailings.

  • Pre-Registration & On-Site Registration

    Auburn-Opelika Tourism can show you how to make your planning easier with a simple and effective web-based registration. Stay organized with online advance registration for your event. Attendees can view itineraries, sign up for individual sessions, breakouts, or meals, and even make an advance payment. We will also be glad to provide representatives to assist with your on-site registration during the event.

  • Speakers

    Backed by the extensive resources of Auburn University, Auburn-Opelika Tourism can help secure knowledgeable speakers for your meetings or events.

  • Name Tags, Convention Bags, & Visitor Information

    Let us provide complimentary lanyard-style name tags for your attendees, designed according to your specifications. We can include your organization or event logo and other information as requested. We are also pleased to offer convention bags large and durable enough to hold all your promotional materials, pre-stuffed with Visitor Guides, maps, and other information at your request.

  • Show Your Badge Program

    Our Show Your Badge Program makes it easy for conference and event attendees to take advantage of exclusive discounts and special offers in Auburn-Opelika. From top-rated restaurants to team building experiences, the Show Your Badge program is your ticket to making the most of your visit. If your business would like to participate, fill out this short form to submit your exclusive offer.

  • Transportation

    Our team can connect you to dependable and affordable transportation providers for groups from 10 to 200.

  • Design Services & Media Exposure

    Tourism professionals can assist you by developing ads, brochures, mailings, and other printed materials for your event. Many groups do not have the resources available for professional promotional or advertising materials. We can also help promote your organization and event through local media outlets.

  • Group, Leisure, & Spouse Activities

    From full-day agendas to half-day spouse programs, our team can recommend and arrange an array of exciting activities. Groups can enjoy touring local museums, participating in a golf outing or tournament, local city and Auburn University tours, wine tasting or cooking classes, shopping tours, spa days, and more. A complete list of group activities is available at your request.

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Cindy L. Pugh

For More Information About Meeting Services, Contact:

Cindy L. Pugh
P: 334.704.0114
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After 20 years in the travel industry Cindy joined the Auburn Opelika Tourism Bureau in December 2005. Her many years as a Corporate Travel Agent with Fair Winds Travel has provided her a wealth of experience in attending to the travel needs of groups and businesses. Cindy markets the Auburn-Opelika area to groups, conferences and sporting events around the nation. Cindy served on the Board of Directors for Opelika Mainstreet, is a member of The Piedmont Bird Trail Committee, and does volunteer work for the March of Dimes. Contact Cindy for all your meeting and group tour needs.