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Oct 20, 2015

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Featured Venue: The Legacy Event Center

Downtown Lubbock is home to one of the “Hub City’s” favorite, unique event venues: The Legacy Event Center. Without even stepping through the doors, the character of this once-church-turned-event space is breathtaking. Penny Mohling, event coordinator at The Legacy shared some insight on the history of the facility, types of events hosted and much more.

What is the history of The Legacy?
Built in 1924, The Legacy was originally the First Presbyterian Church. The church hosted hundreds of events that played a central role in the ministry, culture and vibrancy of Lubbock. In 2006, the YWCA bought the facility, and thus the Legacy Event Center was born. In 2008, the center underwent extensive restoration renovations with two goals: first, to preserve the architectural and social character that reflects the city’s heritage and pioneer spirit; and second, to provide a beautiful setting for special events and a comfortable space for business meetings and trainings.

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Today, The Legacy holds all type of events, including weddings, seminars, social events, lunch meetings and more.

The state-of-the-art boardroom seats up to 100 guests, while Talkington Hall can be transformed from a sanctuary or performance-type setting to an elegant banquet space for 250 guests. Other features include an atrium, balcony, audio/visual equipment, wireless Internet and more.

What makes The Legacy different from other event venues in Lubbock?
All profits from meetings and events hosted at The Legacy goes back into the Lubbock community by way of YWCA programs. Also, the venue can house both a wedding ceremony and reception in one location without turning around the space, something hard to come by in many facilities.

The Legacy is also home to an extensive art collection from the West Texas Watercolor Society. While meeting attendees are enjoying their time at the venue, they’ll be able to browse, and even purchase, unique works of art.

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Talk about The Legacy’s new restaurant:
The Pickle and the Pig recently opened up in the building, and is a full-service sandwich and soup shop. Run by North Catering, the restaurant not only delivers orders but caters events of any size. Sarah North, the restaurant’s owner, studied culinary arts in France and has been a prominent chef in Lubbock for many years. The great thing about The Pickle and the Pig? EVERYTHING is homemade, including the mouthwatering bread. The restaurant also features live music a few days during the week while visitors enjoy lunch.

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If you’re interested in booking an event at The Legacy Event Center, contact Visit Lubbock at 806.687.8854. To learn more about Lubbock’s meeting and event venues, available suppliers or submitting an RFP, check out