Frequently Asked Questions

How much is parking?

Parking in the High Street Lot is $1 for the first 30 minutes and $1 for each additional 30 minutes, not to exceed $8 per day. Validation for up to 3 hours free parking is available from all merchants in the Shops at Lexington Center. Parking in the Manchester Street Lot is free, however parking in either lot on Rupp Arena event days ranges from $10-$15.

May I bring in my own food/caterer?

The sale, service, and distribution of food and/or beverage products is restricted to The Hyatt Regency Lexington, the exclusive caterer of the Lexington Convention Center, and the Lexington Center concessions department.

Tradeshow vendors may request authorization to sample food items specific to their business by submitting the Food Sampling Authorization Form to LCC prior to the start of the event. Vendors requesting permission to sell food items must submit the Food Sale and Distribution Authorization form for LCC to review prior to the event. Those vendors granted approval are subject to a $50/day food vendor fee.

Is your facility a union facility?

LCC is not a union facility; however IASTE Local 346 is available to assist your event needs. All AV rigging and ceiling attachments must be performed by the local union or an LCC representative.

Does your facility have any exclusive services?

Lexington Center Corporation has the exclusive right to provide the following services: telecommunications/data/fiber/internet, electricity, security in loading dock areas and the facility perimeter, in-house sound systems, rigging plots and all food & beverage.

Where can I find the room capacity for each space?

Room capacities can be found in the Floorplans section of our website, click here to be directed there.

Does the Convention Center host weddings/receptions?

Lexington Center hosts numerous weddings and receptions every year. Contact the Convention Sales Department or click here for wedding information.

May I bring helium balloons into the facility?

The use or distribution of helium balloons is prohibited without prior approval. Approval requires a signed waiver of responsibility for costs associated with removal of balloons.

May I hang signs in the facility for my event?

The hanging of signs and banners from ceilings must be approved and performed by Lexington Center personnel. Attachment of signs, display materials, decorations, etc. to wall surface, windows, lecterns or drapery is prohibited.

What is your policy on animals?

Pets are prohibited with the exception of those authorized by LCC due to the nature of event or guide, signal and service animals.

Do all spaces have microphones?

All meeting rooms and exhibit halls, with the exception of the Berea Room, have an equal distribution sound system with the ability to patch audio equipment.

Does the convention center provide directional signage to each meeting space?

Lexington Center utilizes multiple plasma screen televisions throughout the facility to help attendees locate individual meeting spaces. There are also multiple facility directories to assist in locating rooms. Meeting rooms also have 8”x11 ½” sign holders at the entrance to each space.

Is Wi-Fi available throughout the facility?

All meeting spaces in the facility have the ability to connect to Wi-Fi. Contact the Convention Sales Department for current pricing. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available in the Food Court, conveniently located on the first level of the Shops at Lexington Center.

May I bring in food/beverage/liquor to sample or sell?

The sale, service or distribution of food or beverage products is an activity restricted to those licensed by the Lexington Center Corporation. All alcohol sales and distribution must be conducted by Lexington Center or its exclusive caterer the Hyatt Regency.

May I auction alcohol… gift baskets, etc.?

As stipulated by KRS Statute 243.036, the auction of any alcoholic beverage requires a temporary permit issued by the Kentucky Alcohol Beverage Control Board. This process takes 30-45 days to complete. For further details, contact the ABC Board at 859-258-3796.

Will the convention center accept packages for my event before I arrive?

The Lexington Center will often accept packages in advance of your event. This will need to be pre-arranged with your individual Event Manager.

Are there ATM’s available in the convention center?

Yes. ATM’s are located in the food court and Rupp Arena lobby. There is also an ATM located in the Hyatt Regency lobby, located adjacent to the Lexington Center.

Does the convention center require that I carry insurance for my event?

Yes. The Lexington Center requires each client to carry Commercial General Liability Policy with coverage against claims for bodily injury or death and property damage to the limit of not less than $1,000,000.00.

Does the convention center have easels available?

Yes. Easels are available for rent through Lexpo Exposition Services’ inventory. Click here for additional information.

What type of security does the center provide?

Lexington Center has security staff on-site 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. LCC can also provide additional security officers available at a hourly rate.

Do your meeting spaces have built in screens for audio visual presentations?

No. Screens need to be provided by your organizations audio/visual provider.

Does your facility have wheelchairs available for use?

Lexington Center does not supply or rent wheelchairs for use while attending an event. If you or someone you are traveling with has mobility challenges, a wheelchair or a mobility aid should be acquired before arrival.