Our Services

We know planning events for a large group can present its challenges. Our goal is to make your job easier and more enjoyable! For years, meeting planners have taken advantage of all we offer to assist groups with planning, promoting, and managing meetings. Our team is known for providing outstanding service and are eager to assist you. 

Meet Your Planners

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Ari has over a decade of experience in the Hospitality and Tourism Industry. After graduating from the University of Mississippi with a degree in Hospitality and Business, she accepted a front desk position at the JW Marriott in Downtown New Orleans. She eventually moved to catering sales, where she truly fell in love with the industry. Upon moving back home to the Mississippi Coast in 2016, she accepted a Destination Services role here at Coastal Mississippi. She's been managing Convention Sales ever since and can’t imagine working in any other industry!

Ari Covacevich, PDM

Convention Sales & Development Manager

Phone: 228-280-3139



Jessica Martin, PDM

Destination Services Manager

Phone: 228-280-3135


Planner Toolkit

The Official Meeting & Event Planning Guide for Coastal Mississippi


Thinking about planning your next meeting or event in Coastal Mississippi?

Our Official Meeting Planners Guide is a great way to discover all that Coastal Mississippi has to offer and more! 

What We Offer

  • Lead Generation Service
    We're Coastal Mississippi's destination experts! Let our team help make planning your meeting easier. Once your RFP is received and reviewed, we will distribute your meeting requirements to facilities able to accommodate your event.

  • Site Visit
    Staff can assist in arranging a site visit to our destination to explore what your attendees will have the pleasure of experiencing during your meeting or conference.

  • Custom Name Badges
    We craft custom, computer-generated name badges for your attendees.

  • Off-Site Venue and Vendors
    As the DMO for Coastal Mississippi, we can recommend off-site venues and vendors that fit your needs and wow your attendees.

  • Promotional Items
    Coastal Mississippi visitor guides and maps can be provided, as well as additional promotional items.

  • Media Assistance
    To promote your event, our Communications department can provide you with destination images and logos, as well as story ideas and local media contacts.