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Religious Meetings

Greater Phoenix’s broad spectrum of hotel choices and value-packed summer rates make it a perfect choice for religious meetings and conferences.

Whether you’re planning a 20,000-attendee annual convention or an intimate church retreat, the Religious Meetings sales team at Visit Phoenix can steer your event toward success. And our award-winning Destination Services staff will help you arrange meeting essentials as catering, audio-video equipment and wholesome entertainment.

Why hold your meeting in Phoenix?

  • Summertime brings big savings to Greater Phoenix's resorts and hotels, where rates are a fraction of peak rates. But guests can expect the same top-notch service and amenities.

Easy to get to
  • Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport serves more than 100 domestic and international destinations. With 1,200 daily flights—about 500 of them nonstop—Sky Harbor is one of the most convenient airports in the United States, and it's located an easy 10-minute drive from downtown or a 20-minute ride on the Valley Metro Light Rail (which costs only $2 each way).

  • To ensure a safe downtown for both visitors and residents, Downtown Phoenix has a dedicated police force with two units—special events and street enforcement – called the Downtown Operations Unit (DOU). The DOU has expanded its bicycle fleet to increase its multi-modal presence and is building out a new headquarters at Civic Space Park, just a few short blocks from the Phoenix Convention Center. The Downtown Phoenix Partnership Ambassadors serve as “eyes and ears” for the DOU, and have a close working relationship with public safety officers and have radio connectivity day and night.

  • Between hotels in downtown and those located minutes away along the light rail line, 3,000-4,000 committable rooms are available.  

  • From affordable eateries, to grab-and-go convenience, to high-end restaurants, downtown meetings are supported by well more than 200 places to eat.

Diverse Venues
  • Southwestern experiences, desert gardens, sports venues and more: Greater Phoenix has an incredible spectrum of special event venues at your disposal, whether you've got a group of a few or a delegation of several thousand.

Family Fun
Community Service Options
  • Turn team building into a charitable opportunity and give back to your host city with these voluntourism opportunities. 



"I think one of the reasons we selected Phoenix for our convention is because my team just wanted me to stop talking about how wonderful my experience was!

From the time I touched down in Phoenix to the time I departed, I was taken care of, listened to, and felt like I was truly building a partnership — not a contract. The facilities are all spectacular and the hotels are convenient and beautiful, not to mention the walkability and diversity of the city. It’s the perfect fit for our event!"

Morgan Caldwell
Associate Manager, Conferences & Conventions at The Gideons International


"We visited Phoenix as a possible site for our General Assembly. As our meeting is held the end of June, we were concerned about the heat and weren’t too excited about Phoenix. We were stunned by what we found there! A state-of-the-art convention center, three hotels within two blocks providing over 2,200 rooms and a downtown invigorated by a light rail system, a downtown ASU campus and residential growth. But what sold us on the city was their Faith in Phoenix team.

They got us! They knew what was important to our group and they worked to meet our needs. They gave us a welcome, the likes of which we have never seen!"

Janiece J. Sneegas, Ph.D.
Director at General Assembly and Conference Services






Contact the Religious Sales Team


Donn Oswald staff photo

Donn Oswald Director of Citywide Sales Operations

CITYWIDE Territory: U.S. Nationwide | Association accounts: AZ | Corporate accounts: AK, HI, WA, OR,ID, MT, WY, ND, SD, NE, CA, NV, UT, CO, NM, TX, KS, MN, IA, MO, MI, OK, AR, LA, MS, AL, GA, SC, NC, FL, DE | Vertical: Religious, Fraternal, Hobby

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Kyle Osterberg Sales Manager

HOTEL/RESORT Territory: U.S. Nationwide Small Meetings 10-75 peak rooms | Vertical: Non-Convention Sport & Non-Convention Religious 10+ peak rooms