Why Oxford, Mississippi is a Destination for Meetings - Oxford Conference Center
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Why Oxford, Mississippi is a Destination for Meetings

Front entrance of the Oxford Conference Center

The Oxford Conference Center, located in Oxford Mississippi, is one of the premier meeting venues in the South. The venue boasts over 25,000 square feet of rentable space, a 282-seat auditorium offering state-of-the-art HD audiovisual equipment, full catering kitchen, 11,000 square feet of column-free space, outdoor terrace, and an executive conference room.

Hosting your meeting at the Oxford Conference Center gives attendees the chance to experience the historical significance and southern charm of Oxford, Mississippi, a small town that is full of secrets to be discovered. Your guests will come here for business but leave with an appreciation for all the cultural heritage that Oxford has to offer.

Rowan Oak, William Faulkner Oxford
Rowan Oak

Oxford is a literary destination. In the literary world, it’s perhaps best known as the former home of novelist William Faulkner who wrote such acclaimed works as As I Lay Dying and The Sound and the Fury. Fans of Faulkner might make a pilgrimage to his former estate Rowan Oak, a Greek Revival home that rests on 29 wooded acres just south of the historic Oxford Square.

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Shopping at Neilson’s Department Store

To the north of Rowan Oak is the historic Oxford Square, the cultural and economic center of town. The Square is home to the oldest continuously running department store in the South, Neilson’s Department Store. Square Books is a nationally renowned independent bookstore, where visitors can find a rich selection of books about the American South and literary fiction by Southern writers. Still on the square, City Grocery serves up fine Southern cuisine featuring dishes like Dueling Wild Boar with Carolina gold rice grits from the imagination of James Beard award-winning chef John Currence.

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Double Decker Bus tour on The Square

As visitors leave the square, Oxford beckons them to explore still more beautiful sights and sounds. The historic Double Decker Bus Tour takes guests to points of interest on the University of Mississippi’s campus and all around the city, including William Faulkner’s historic sites with local historians narrating the tour. Perhaps visitors will also be interested in playing a round of golf at the Ole Miss Golf Course or the Country Club of Oxford surrounded by majestic trees and gentle rolling hills. The Wonderbird Spirits Gin Distillery is only a ten-minute drive and makes for a fun day excursion or dinner venue.  Touted by Southern Living as the “Mississippi-Made Gin You Need to Know About,” this international award-winning liquor is created from techniques borrowed from Japanese sake using rice grown in the Mississippi Delta.

Wonderbird Gin Oxford Conference Center
Dinner at Wonderbird Distillery

Oxford was named after the British university town of Oxford with the hopes that it would become like its namesake. The city is a hidden gem full of character and full of stories, a destination for writers, artists, musicians, and the hopeless romantics searching for a sense of place.

 Oxford Conference Center Sanitizing Meeting Safety
Sanitation protocols at Oxford Conference Center

The Oxford Conference Center promises meeting attendees a unique cultural experience in addition to professionalism, safety, and convenience. Over 285 hotels rooms are only a few minutes away by foot at the Hampton by Hilton, TownePlace Suites Marriott, and Tru by Hilton. The Conference Center has also paid great attention to COVID guidelines and has been recognized by ISSA GBAC as a STAR facility for high levels of cleaning and sanitizing. The Oxford Conference Center is ready to make your next meeting an unforgettable event. Are you ready to help your guests make memories that will last?

If you have any questions about the facility, or would like to book the conference center for an upcoming event, please visit https://www.oxfordconferencecenter.com/contact/.