With its rolling hills, canopied roads of moss-draped oaks and Southern charm, Tallahassee defies the stereotypes most people hold about Florida. Whether it’s politicians uniting to implement the state’s policies or an association board retreat, group gatherings come together in Tallahassee. The Capitol City is complemented by high tech facilities, charming accommodations, unique Florida scenery and an array of after-hour diversions, ranging from outdoor adventures and shopping to museums READ MORE >>
With its rolling hills, canopied roads of moss-draped oaks and Southern charm, Tallahassee defies the stereotypes most people hold about Florida.
Whether it’s politicians uniting to implement the state’s policies or an association board retreat, group gatherings come together in Tallahassee. The Capitol City is complemented by high tech facilities, charming accommodations, unique Florida scenery and an array of after-hour diversions, ranging from outdoor adventures and shopping to museums and modern art. The city’s location – tucked quietly just off Florida’s northern I-10 corridor – makes getting to Tallahassee convenient, with easy access from cities throughout the Southeast.
While amenities abound – including 6,000 hotel rooms and more than 400,000 square feet of meeting space – it is the city’s inviting hospitality that brings groups back. Meetings in the Capitol City have a rich history, from 1539 when Hernando de Soto established his winter encampment and celebrated the first Christmas in North America to the legendary 1824 meeting that officially declared Tallahassee the state’s capital.
Because of its deep traditions in the state’s past, many facilities offer meetings with a historic flare. At Mission San Luis, contemporary conveniences blend with a carefully recreated 17th century Spanish Mission. Situated in the heart of midtown, Goodwood Museum and Gardens is an 1840’s antebellum estate on 19-acres of manicured grounds offering a picturesque setting for meetings of all sizes, both indoors and out. Elegantly rustic and stylishly simple, The Retreat at Bradley’s Pond is perfect for stunning sunsets and twilight receptions near the water’s edge for up to 250 people. History of another kind can be found at Tallahassee Antique Car Museum with its collection of hot rods, rare automobiles and Americana plus, this venue offers more than 20,000 square feet of meeting space.
For something with a modern vibe – Hotel Duval is just steps from downtown. It is the city’s only boutique hotel boasting fashionable yet functional meeting space. Accommodating groups up to 300, the stylish hotel offers eight distinct event rooms, including the rooftop ballroom with a panoramic view of the city. Aloft, a property conveniently located in the heart of downtown, is the perfect place to meet and play. The loft-inspired architecture creates an urban feel with all the amenities. Due-west is the downtown Four Points by Sheraton offering 7,100 square feet of meeting space and 10,000 square feet of exterior pre-function space including a garden patio, an expansive pool deck, gazebo and outdoor bar.
Opening in Fall 2013 and situated adjacent to Florida State University (FSU) campus, College Town at Madison Street a $17 million project, featuring dining and entertainment venues, perfect for functions and after hours entertainment. Another newer facility, the FSU Turnbull Conference Center, integrates the latest meeting technology – including the largest video walls in the Southeast, multicasting and LCD screens – with comprehensive conference services and more than 47,000 square feet of meeting space. It also features a 400-seat auditorium, catering kitchen, dining room and nine breakout rooms.
Whether visiting for business or planning a wedding, Tallahassee accommodations range from comfortable inns and restored bed and breakfasts with historic flare, to chic boutique hotels and familiar corporate flags. Enjoy eclectic dining and nightlife, adventurous outdoor excursions, a broad spectrum of visual and performing arts and a deep heritage that makes history books come to life. A fusion of cosmopolitan flair and southern charm defines the spirit of Florida’s Capital City.