Top 21 Meeting Planner FAQ's for Meeting in Branson

Looking to plan your next event in a destination that feels like a vacation? Our team answers the top 21 most frequently asked questions we hear from planners about meeting in Branson, MO.

Who says your business trip to Branson has to be all business?

From three pristine lakes, to over 100 live shows and even thrilling group activities and attractions, Branson knows how to put the fun in meetings. But beyond the off-agenda activities, what makes Branson the best backdrop for your next meeting or convention? We've answered that question and more below to show you why your meeting needs Branson! 

1. What sets Branson, MO apart from other meeting destinations?

  • Backdropped by iconic Ozark beauty, Branson’s variety of convention facilities, amenity-rich accommodations, outdoor activities and team-building experiences, award-winning restaurants, and lively entertainment allows groups to experience everything the destination has to offer.
  • Check out the top 10 reasons to host your next event in Branson.

2. What's new in Branson for meetings and events?

  • Attendees will experience newly opened attractions and restaurants, renovated spaces, new hotel developments and more—all of which add to Branson’s destination appeal and vacation vibe for meetings.
  • Explore Branson’s list of new developments, recent openings and upgrades.

3. How accessible is Branson?

  • Branson is ideally located less than a day’s drive from one-third of the country.
  • The heart of the city is less than an hour away from two airports:
    • Springfield-Branson National Airport (SGF) is served by four major airlines to 15 nonstop destinations
    • Branson Airport (BKG) is served by Frontier Airlines and offers many connections from across the country
  • Explore the ease of accessibility for getting to and around Branson.

4. Do you offer hosted and funded FAMs?

  • We host meeting planner events and conferences in partnership with leading industry media companies throughout the year i.e. NorthStar, Connect, Express Conferences, RCMA, ConventionSouth, Group Travel Family and others. Please reach out to the Explore Branson sales team for an updated list of Branson in-market conferences and events. We also thrive on curated individual site visit programs.
  • See our Virtual FAM Tour to get a feel for Branson as a meeting destination from wherever you are.

5. Does Branson offer competitive hotel room rates?

  • We stay competitive with our room rates. Please reach out to the Explore Branson sales team to learn more.

6. Do you offer any booking incentives?

  • When you book your meeting through the Branson CVB, take advantage of our booking incentives and Design Your Own Incentives program. Reach out to the Explore Branson Sales team for more information.

7. What can I expect after I submit my RFP?

  • You can expect an immediate response and the highest level of service from the Explore Branson team.

8. How do I safely meet in Branson?

9. Why do groups love Branson?

  • Branson offers a variety of accommodations and price points, a central location and unexpected levels of service and facilities—plus, the Explore Branson team works closely with buyers ensuring the best experience for attendees.

10. What are some of the destination achievements Branson has been recognized for?

  • Gold Stella Award Winner for Best Midwest CVB/DMO 2022 (Northstar Meetings Group)
  • Best Of MidAmerica CVBs/DMOs Award Winner 2022 (Meetings Today)
  • 2022 Readers’ Choice Award Winner for the 7th year in a row (ConventionSouth)
  • No. 3 Top Trending Destination for 2022 (TripAdvisor)
  • See more of the awards and accolades Branson has earned from top industry markets, publications and more throughout the years.

11. What is the weather like in the different seasons?

  • Branson weather trends feature mild temperatures with a few extremes—and each season offers a unique destination experience ideal for planning year-round meetings and events.

12. What services can you offer for my meeting?

  • Our complimentary RFP service includes pulling together information about your meeting or event and sending this to the properties in our area capable of meeting your needs and having it sent directly to you.

13. What resources can you provide to help me promote my meeting and build attendance?

14. What's included in Branson's convention package?

  • Our destination’s convention package totals more than 300,000 square feet of usable space, two dozen meeting rooms and nearly 1,200 hotel rooms—all encompassed with walkability to waterfront luxury, dining and entertainment.
  • The Branson Convention Center is the epicenter for meetings of all sizes with 220,000 square feet of event space, state-of-the-art technology, V.I.P. amenities and more.

15. Are there hybrid event options available?

  • Acknowledging the beneficial components of hybrid options for meetings and events, Branson’s hospitality community adapted and embraced the change happening to an industry catapulted into a digitally-focused era.

16. What’s the largest hotel near the Branson Convention Center (BCC)?

17. Which Branson hotels have meeting space?

  • Adjacent to the convention center is the Hilton Promenade, which features 242 rooms and 1,800 square feet of space—all located within the lively Branson Landing entertainment hub with over 100 shops, restaurants and attractions.
  • Chateau on the Lake Resort, Spa & Convention Center can accommodate up to 3,000 property-wide within its 53,000 square feet of flexible event space and 19 conference rooms.
  • Big Cedar Lodge is a premier wilderness resort that provides a uniquely Branson experience for meetings and events with adaptable spaces that can accommodate up to 1,000 attendees, plus, a 50,000-square-foot activity center onsite at Bass Pro Shops Shooting Academy.

18. Where can I find some unique venues in Branson?

  • Explore Branson’s unique event venues and off-site offerings backdropped by a stunning Ozark mountain scape.

19. What are the top things to do, see and explore in Branson that I can add to my group's itinerary?

  • From outdoor excursions among the Ozarks and adventure parks to interactive museums, 100+ live shows and diverse entertainment, Branson’s attractions, activities and outings allow groups to experience it all.
  • Check out some of Branson's top tours and tastings that are sure to create exceptional experiences for attendees.
  • Play a round of golf on one of many world-class golf courses in the Branson area—all with unique layouts that offer a variety of playing experiences, suited for all skill levels.

20. What are some popular restaurants and dining experiences in Branson?

21. How can I integrate health and wellness into my meeting?


Have other questions? When it comes to destination knowledge and expertise, we know our city best and are here to answer any questions you have about planning a meeting or convention in Branson.

For more information, please reach out to the Explore Branson team. Ready to start planning the ultimate meeting experience? Submit your RFP.

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