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Meeting & Event Planners

Looking for a destination for your next meeting or conference? Look no further! The City of Batesville and Independence County has numerous meeting spaces to fit any need your organization may have. Let our staff assist you with the planning process every step of the way. Contact us today at 870-793-2378. 

Meeting Venues

Arkansas Sheriff's Youth Ranches - Rentals at the Ranch

100 Vincent Place, Batesville, AR

If you’re looking for a unique, affordable, and upscale yet rustic location for your wedding, look no further. Our facilities include a small chapel, a bridal suite, an event center, and coming in April 2020, lodging for up to 40. Schedule a free tour of our wedding facilities at the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranch near Batesville, Arkansas, and start planning the most important day of your life.  To learn more about Rentals at the Ranch, please visit:

Batesville Community Center & Aquatics Park

The Batesville Community Center & Aquatics Park is the ideal location for hosting meetings and conferences of any size. 

The facility contains:

  • 2 Board Rooms with installed Audio / Visual
    Equipment and seating in each room for
    approximately 14 people

  • 4 Audio / Visual Equipped meeting rooms with
    serving kitchens (total meeting room space
    approximately 5,500 square feet)

  • Climate Controlled Community Room with a view of
    outdoor aquatics park.

  • Veranda overlooking Row Lake and outdoor
    aquatics park.

  • Commercial Catering Kitchen

25,000 square foot multi-purpose building. A portable stage and drop down dividers can customize the space to any meeting, trade show or conference. 

See video tour here

Batesville Community Center & Aquatics Park Tour from Experience Independence on Vimeo.

Batesville Regional Airport

Conference Room, Seats 10-15, Call 870-251-1244 for more information

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Best Dam Steakhouse

Private Party Room available at 50 Riverbank Road, Batesville, AR. Rental is by the hour if food and beverage is not met.

Please contact (870) 793-7000.

Citizens Bank Annex Room

285 E. College Street

6- 6 ft. tables, 50 chairs, Industrial Coffee Maker, Sink, Soda Machines, Television with Suddenlink available, Wireless Internet, Projection Screen

Free, Call 870-698-6382 for more information

Eagle's Nest Lodge

75 Homes Road, Charlotte, AR

Eagle’s Nest Lodge at John 3:16 is the ideal place to host events or to simply get away from it all. Our main lodge sleeps 25 and is complete with banquet seating. If you require additional living space, our bunkhouse can be added to your rental, comfortably sleeping an additional 35 guests. Amenities include wifi, DirecTV, professional sound system, meeting space, multiple laundry rooms, commercial kitchen and ice maker, amphitheater, BBQ grills, swimming pool, basketball court, sand volleyball pit, horseshoes and a children’s playground. The lake behind the lodge offers a beautiful view, as well as the opportunity to reel in the catch of the day! For additional information and booking, contact Beverly at 870-262-7080 or visit

Experiment Station

Experiment Station, Call 870-793-7432 for more information

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First Community Bank-George Rider Room

Seats 65-70

Call 870-612-3400 for more information

65 chairs, 13 Banquet Size Tables, Projector, Podium

Hampton Inn & Suites

650 sq ft, 1 meeting rooms, hold up to 80 guests.  For reservation please contact 870-569-1560

Lyon College

The campus of Lyon College contains numerous meeting and event facilities that can be customized to any event. Whether you are searching for an intimate classroom setting or seating for over 500 guests, Lyon College can assist your organization. All rooms are or can be equipped with a projector, laptop, screens, sound, etc.

Please contact Kay Rush, Facilities Use Coordinator, for further information. Telephone: 870-307-7325, 870-307-7001 (fax)

Main Street Batesville

  • Barnett Building with a total capacity of 250. Round tables and chairs are available to seat 200. The facility has a fully equipped commercial kitchen, lighting, sound and projector.

$600 Private Parties

$400 Day Events

$400 Non-Profit Rate

  • Pocket Park is an outdoor venue with unlimited capacity. The park rents for$150 for private parties and is free for non-profit events.

Please contact Main Street Batesville for reservation information at (844) 462-4482.

Melba Theater 

The historic Melba Theater has an auditorium that seats 410. There are 6 handicapped seating areas. With a new digital projector, a large stage, and a screen, the theater is capable of hosting seminars, parties, conferences, and a variety of other events. The Melba is also equipped with a state-of-the-art sound system capable of concerts & other large events. Rental rates start at $250, depending on the length of time, type of organization, and day of the week. If a movie will be shown, groups are subject to copyright fees to the film distributor. 

Please contact Mandi Curtwright, co-owner, for more rental information at 870-307-5917 or email

Spring Mill 

Spring Mill is located approximately 6 miles west of Batesville.  Spring Mill has the perfect setting for family reunions, weddings, corporate retreats, and church gatherings.  The event center has seven bedrooms, four bathrooms, a small seating area, and a kitchen area.  The large seating area can hold up to 150 people and is equipped with WIFI, and two TV mounted on the wall.  For more information contact Michael Gillihan (870) 307-3756 or visit the Spring Mill Facebook Page.  


Our local community college has various meeting spaces available to accommodate your group’s event. From classroom space for small meetings or training sessions to their two lecture halls, banquet rooms, or their 725 seat auditorium, they can accommodate most any meeting.

Rooms are equipped with or can be equipped with, projection equipment, laptop, audio, etc.
Wireless Internet is available, upon request
Fees are charged but will vary depending on the space requested
Spaces available Monday through Saturday only; closed Sunday

Contact the UACCB Events Coordinator’s Office at 870-612-2062 or via email at for more information. You may also visit to review policies, fees, and other pertinent information regarding the use of UACCB’s facilities.

UACCB Tour Video from Experience Independence on Vimeo.

Vital Link

Conference Room, Seats 20-25, Call 870-793-3351 for more information

Projector, PC/ Screen, and Wireless Internet Available

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