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Convention Center in St. Louis

If you've decided the St. Louis area for your group's next major gathering you might think you are limited to a convention center in St. Louis. Actually, the St. Louis metropolitan area offers a variety of terrific options both within Missouri and across the river in Illinois, a region known as the Metro-East.

Choosing a St. Louis convention center has many positive aspects; however it can often be too big for smaller events. If your group prefers note to get lost in the shuffle of big city business, and they prefer to fell as their event is center stage; then, Gateway Center in Collinsville, Illinois is perfect for your group. Being a community of only 25,000 people our entire hospitality district will know when your group comes to our town. So, instead of your group getting lost at the St. Louis convention center, have them come to Gateway Center where they will be center stage. Finding Gateway Center is easy if you look a little further outside the St. Louis city limits. Gateway Convention Center, located in Collinsville, Illinois, is only eleven miles from the city proper. It's quick and easy to get to any St. Louis activity your attendees might want to enjoy and there are small town activities like antique shopping and bike trails available to your guests here that are unavailable in the downtown area.

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A Better St. Louis Convention Center

Parking at Gateway Convention Center is ample, and free. There is a laid back, friendly atmosphere that is missing in the hustle and bustle of more urban choices. The beautiful countryside surrounding this venue is vastly different from the urban landscape of downtown, making it a great choice when you're looking for something a little different.

Look past the city limits for your St. Louis, MO convention. Your participants can enjoy all the downtown area has to offer while enjoying beautiful Midwestern scenery and slower paced recreation like golfing, hiking, or exploring unique local eateries.

St. Louis, MO Convention Benefits Can Be Found in Small Towns

Some of the benefits of planning a St. Louis, MO convention can be found just outside the city limits in Collinsville, Illinois at Gateway Center. Our convention planning specialists can provide services like housing reservation assistance, rate and room block information, spousal tour programs, convention discounts and transportation coordination like you would find when planning events in big cities.

When choosing a convention center in St. Louis, be sure to expand your search to the Illinois side of the Mississippi River. There are many great places, like Gateway Center, in Collinsville, Illinois that help you coordinate all the details of your convention and make your event worth remembering.

Browse our site to learn more about our Gateway Conference Center.