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Event Name:Hospitality Day at the Capitol & "A Tasteful Affair" Legislative Reception
Event Type(s):Event

Online registration for Hospitality Day at the Capitol and a "Tasteful Affair" Legislative Reception has closed.
To register, please Lacey Pierson at the ORA office at 405-942-8181. 

The Hospitality Day at the Capitol and a "Tasteful Affair" Legislative Reception is taking place April 20, 2022 at the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.

The hospitality industry is the driving force in Oklahoma’s economy, generating enormous tax revenues, providing jobs for hundreds of thousands of Oklahomans, and giving time and money back to their communities. At the same time, it’s vital that we maintain good relations with legislators so that our perspective on various bills and issues is given thoughtful consideration.

On April 20, 2022 members of the Oklahoma Restaurant Association, Oklahoma Hotel & Lodging Association, and Oklahoma Travel Industry Association will join forces for Hospitality Day at the Capitol, a members-only event where we will spend time speaking to legislators about issues facing our industry. 

Then members will mingle with more than 500 members and legislators while we do what we do best - show these leaders Oklahoma hospitality! - at a bigger and better-than-ever “A Tasteful Affair” Legislative Reception. 2022 marks the 33rd anniversary of "A Tasteful Affair" and will feature several of Oklahoma’s finest restaurants showcasing their culinary tastings at what is heralded as the state’s most successful and best attended legislative reception.

Legislative Reception Pricing

Free parking is available in the parking lot just east of the ballpark. No parking passes needed.

Enter the Reception
The only entrance to the reception is located at the southeast gate, also known as the Warren Spahn gate.
Event Date:4/20/2022
Event Time:2:30 PM - 7:00 PM Central
Location:Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark
2 S Mickey Mantle Drive
Oklahoma City, OK 73104

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Contact Person:Lacey Pierson
To be held at Oklahoma State Capitol, 2300 N. Lincoln Blvd., OKC, OK 73105
2:30 p.m. Member Issues Briefing - Room 112
Upon arrival, association staff will provide members with a copy of the Issue Briefing document which they may review prior to the actual briefing session.
3:00 p.m. Hospitality Day at the Capitol
Following the short briefing, members will distribute information to their respective state representatives and senators.

Parking at Capitol:
  • Park in the east parking lot and enter the Capitol through the east doors or
  • Park in the South lot and access the Capitol through the south entrance
To be held at the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, 2 S Mickey Mantle Drive, Oklahoma City, OK 73104
5:00 - 7:00pm “A Tasteful Affair” Legislative Reception ($65/ticket)
During the largest and best-attended legislative reception in the state, members have the opportunity to establish new relationships and strengthen existing ties while connecting on important issues. Join us and take advantage of the opportunity to gain access to some of Oklahoma's most influential policy makers while enjoying culinary tastings of Oklahoma’s best restaurants and Oklahoma craft beers! 

Free parking is available in the parking lot just east of the ballpark. No parking passes needed.

Due to the nature of the legislative reception, no one under the age of 21 will be allowed to attend.


Nearby Hotel Accommodations
Although there are no official hotel room blocks for this event, you may find overnight accommodations at the following member hotels in close proximity to the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.

Courtyard by Marriott Downtown/Bricktown
2 West Reno Ave
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
(405) 232-2290

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Oklahoma City Downtown/Bricktown
101 E. Main Street
Oklahoma City, OK, 73104
(866) 925-4216

Residence Inn by Marriott Oklahoma City Downtown/Bricktown
400 E Reno Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK, 73104
(866) 925-4216

SpringHill Suites by Marriott Oklahoma City Downtown/Bricktown
600 E Sheridan Ave
Oklahoma City, OK 73104
(405) 601-6206

The Colcord Hotel
15 N. Robinson
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
(405) 601-4300

Skirvin Hilton Hotel
1 Park Ave
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
(405) 272-3040

Omni Oklahoma City Hotel
100 Oklahoma City Blvd.
Oklahoma City, OK 73109
(405) 438-6500

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