Event Planning FAQ

We know that there are many questions that may arise during planning. The staff at VISITHATTIESBURG is on hand to help make your planning as stress-free as possible.

Q: What size groups can Hattiesburg accommodate?
A: Hattiesburg welcomes groups of all sizes, from intimate to substantial. Hattiesburg’s diverse variety of meeting facilities can accommodate groups up to 1,700.

Q: Do you customize your services to individual groups?
A: All of the Red Carpet Services offered by  VISITHATTIESBURG has arranged a list of our customary Red Carpet Services, we know that no group has the same needs, and will work with meeting planners to choose the services that best fit their group.

Q: What is the cost of your services?
A: All of the Red Carpet Services offered by VISITHATTIESBURG are complimentary to eligible groups.

Q: How do I know if my group is eligible to use your services?
A: VISITHATTIESBURG provides services to groups who utilize a minimum of ten (10) hotel room nights or its equivalent.

Q: Is it ever too early or too late in the planning process to contact VISITHATTIESBURG?
A: While planners have a better opportunity to take advantage of a greater number of our Red Carpet Services should they contact us early in their planning stages, we are available to offer assistance at any time. However, most of our services do require an advance notice of at least 2 weeks.

Q: Does VISITHATTIESBURG work directly with hotels, venues and service providers in your area or will I have to contact them on my own?
A: VISITHATTIESBURG has a strong relationship with tourism partners in our area, and is pleased to serve as the initial liaison between our area's service providers and interested meeting planners.

Q: When is the best time of year to host my event in Hattiesburg?
A: While we'd promise that every day would be sunny if we could, we can say that Hattiesburg is always quite pleasant with our mild year-round climate, so come anytime you'd like!

Q: Is Hattiesburg a family-friendly group destination?
A: The staff at VISITHATTIESBURG strongly encourages visitors to bring families along when they make plans to visit Hattiesburg. We pride ourselves on being an "affordable, family-friendly weekend getaway"—thanks to our abundance of attractions, surprising affordability, safe and pleasant location, friendly locals and one-of-a-kind offerings.

Q: Is Hattiesburg easily accessible to out-of-town visitors?
A: Please download the Transportation PDF off of our website to discover more information on this topic. However, remember that Hattiesburg is known as the "Hub City," because of our central location not only in the state, but in the entire Tri-State area.