Western Kentucky University

Knicely Conference Center

Welcome to the Knicely Conference Center. We proudly offer everything you need for developing and hosting a successful event.

The Knicely Conference Center is a comprehensive, all-occasion facility and creates the perfect environment for all types of educational and social functions, including:

  • Corporate Events
  • Trainings, Meetings, and Workshops
  • Christmas Parties and Retirement Dinners
  • Weddings and Rehearsal Dinners
  • Reunions

You will receive personal, top quality service in the modern surroundings found
at the Knicely Conference Center.

  • We have wedding and reception space available for up to 600 guests "reception style" and 400 guests "sit–down style."
  • Our Staff can provide professional consultation to tailor the perfect event for your needs, however simple or extravagant.
  • We provide comprehensive catering services through WKU Restaurant and Catering Group/ARAMARK.
  • The Knicely Center is affiliated with fine local hotels to offer you excellent accommodations during your stay in Bowling Green.
  • We also provide complete video conferencing services.

ACCED-I certified

The Knicely Conference Center has been certified as a One-Stop Shop by the Association of Collegiate Conference and Events Directors – International (ACCED-I). A certified one-stop shop is the most efficient and customer-friendly way a planner can secure services. Read more...

Testimonial
"The Green River Regional Educational Cooperative (GRREC) has utilized the facilities of The Knicely Conference Center year round for many years as our "home away from home" so to speak. The staff takes pride in customizing an occasion or an event, whether for business or pleasure, to fit the needs of the client. They also have a service-minded support staff that always puts the client's needs first. We appreciate the flexibility and attention to detail at the Knicely Conference Center."

Teresa Tarter, Professional Development Coordinator
Green River Regional Educational Cooperative

Testimonial
"The Gordon Ford College of Business uses the Knicely Conference Center for a majority of our professional events for student, faculty and business executive meetings. Our event sizes range from formal events with over 175 guests to meetings with 15 individuals, and the professionalism of the staff is the same for any size event. The quality of service is excellent, the food is top notch, and the staff is exceptional. Would recommend the facility for any event!"

Paula Newby, Administrative Assistant
WKU, Gordon Ford College of Business

Testimonial
"As someone who uses numerous meeting facilities across the state each year, I can honestly say that none of them rank on the same level as the Knicely Conference Center. Being one of their very first users, I have literally held hundreds of meetings there. It’s not just because of the location and facilities of the Center but equally important to me is the outstanding support staff that leaves nothing undone to make every meeting a success. They are the very best I have encountered and I wouldn’t think of having a meeting in Bowling Green anywhere except at the Knicely Conference Center."

Ward Elliott, President/Owner
The Ward Elliot Institute of Real Estate

If you have had an event at the Knicely Center, we would appreciate you completing our online comment card.

The staff at the Knicely Conference Center is ready to meet your needs and we look forward to serving you.

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Best of Bowling Green

The Knicely Center won the category "Best Place to have a Business Meeting" for six years in a row, 2007-2012, in the Best Fest of Bowling Green contest, hosted by the Daily News.

 Last Modified 1/29/14