Creating an exceptional event can be a huge challenge. We don’t just supply you with a venue; we help make your event a success from the start to the finish – whether it’s a meeting for 20 or a weekend consumer show for 10,000. Rest assured, our facility has successfully hosted a varity of complex events of all shapes and sizes.
Our multi-purpose convention center offers many amenities, such as convenient location, accessibility, flexible event space, experienced staff, free parking and proximity to hotels as well as attractions. With in-house catering, decor packages, and production services, our clients enjoy our one stop shop for everything that they need to produce successful events. Our beautiful facility, exceptional services, and friendly staff help planners elevate their next event. From meetings, conventions, banquets, reunions, receptions to gaming events, expos, and athletic events, we can host any size and type of event.
The difference is in the details. Our staff is on the cutting edge of trends and has years of experience, so we know what will work best for your event in our building. We will advise what room set-ups will keep your attendees comfortable and what decor will make an impact. Our expert production team has amazing lighting, stage design, and audio visual equipment that will engage and entertain your group. Spectra Food Services & Hospitality, our exclusive caterer, will provide delicious catering that will delight your guests. They can create menus that will elevate your event to the next level. They will recommend many delicious options and work with you to select what will work best for your event. Our menu includes options that are affordable, fresh, unique, original, and spectacular. Our excellent management team along with highly trained waitstaff will ensure that your event is executed flawlessly.
Gateway Center’s team provides excellent event experiences every day. Let us help you plan your next event that will impress your guests, increase vendors, and attract sponsors. Planning complex events does not have to be difficult. And it won't be if you select Gateway Center! Our staff will become part of your team and work towards your event's success. Contact us today to learn more about what we have to offer. Call us to schedule a site tour today at 618-345-8998 or 800-289-2388.
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