A cool local atmosphere. Flexible meeting accommodations. Cultured, but not overcrowded. See why so many people are captivated by Denton, TX and check out the top 10 reasons to host your next meeting here. 

1. Location & Accessibility Denton is more than just a hip college-town. Its location alone makes it an ideal spot to host your next meeting. Denton has grown up around the intersection of I-35 East and West, equidistant between Dallas and Fort Worth. It’s also just over a 20-minute drive from DFW International Airport. This means Denton is uniquely accessible while still avoiding the gridlock of neighboring cities. Hosting your meeting in Denton means less traffic, more accessibility, and a trendy atmosphere to boot.

2. New, High-Capacity Facilities Just because Denton has a small town vibe doesn’t mean it’s small. With 2,500 hotel rooms and more than 100,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, there’s no shortage of places to host your next event. In fact, the Embassy Suites by Hilton Denton Convention Center is a new, AAA Four Diamond and LEED Gold certified facility located right off I-35. It has excellent event amenities as well as top-notch culinary and AV services. The Convention District is surrounded by restaurants, bars, and shopping but also offers a complimentary shuttle to downtown Denton, affording convenient access to Denton’s vibrant nightlife.

3. Flexible Spaces Meetings aren’t all the same, and our city’s meeting facilities reflect that. Denton’s Convention Center and complete hotel portfolio vary in size, with rooms that can be configured in multiple ways. This allows our meeting and event venues the ability to host events from intimate board meetings all the way up to large gatherings or trade shows.

4. Quality Food and Dining Whether you’re eating at your event or searching around town for some chow, Denton has you covered. The local atmosphere is perhaps best seen through the city’s local restaurants and eateries. Of course, if you’d rather the food come to your event, Denton is known for its artisan food trucks, too. There are plenty of options for those with dietary restrictions as well, such as Spiral Diner which offers a wide selection of delicious down-home cooking on their all-vegan menu.

5. The Growing Community With two major universities, a historic downtown, a thriving local art scene, and much more, Denton is a city on the rise. Each year the community gets a bit bigger yet somehow retains its close-knit charisma. This mix makes for a strong, robust economy and an excellent site for an event sure to set your business apart.

6. Dynamic Downtown Those who know Denton know that its downtown is truly remarkable. Centered around the historic Denton Square, this thriving area is the perfect setting whether you’re exploring downtown on your own or going on a group team-building excursion. There are numerous award-winning breweries and bars, many offering tours or tastings. There are hip restaurant patios with outdoor dining where you can take in the live music. There’s even a community theatre. The best part? It’s all within walking distance. Denton’s historic downtown is a must-see attraction for anyone making a visit to the city.

7. Unique Venues Inside and Out Why go with boring when you could stand out? Besides having plenty of beautifully maintained parks and outdoor spaces (over 300 acres in total), Denton also offers unique venues to ensure that your meeting is one that attendees won’t forget. From eclectic venues to rustic ranches to stately mansions, there are plenty of event venues around Denton that break from the norm, as well as give a little bit of that Texas flair. A full list of these unique venues can be found here, and they’re sure to add some excitement to your next meeting.

8. The Rhythm of the City Music is in Denton’s soul. Designated a “Music-Friendly Community” by the state, Denton musical roots run deep. There are dozens of live music venues that feature a mix of musical genres. A venue like this for your event can electrify a crowd. After a showing from one of Denton’s many fine performers or bands, your attendees will be on their feet, tapping their toes, and talking about your meeting for years to come.

9. Safe City Denton is a very safe destination to set your next business meeting, especially when compared to big city alternatives. The local sense of community mixed with the college town atmosphere makes for a fun, friendly environment that encourages guests to explore the city and all its wonderful nooks and crannies.

10. The Local Touch Holding a meeting in Denton means you will have a community of support. Dentonites have a lot of pride in their city, and that shows whenever guests come to visit. The locals are friendly and the sales and service staff at Discover Denton go above and beyond when supporting event planners. After all, they want to exemplify why it’s such a great place to live, as well as an excellent destination to host your next meeting.

Learn more about planning a memorable meeting in Denton here