Need to manage and publicize your events?
Look no further. I’ve scoured the web and pulled together this list of the ten best WordPress themes for events.
Whether you need to plan an upcoming event, schedule a conference, or even allow people to purchase tickets and register for events – these themes can help.
WordPress themes for events & conferences
The themes below are all modern, beautiful, and responsive. That makes they’ll look great on phones, laptops – all devices.
While most of these themes can be customized to fit any event site, some cater to specific niches such as business conferences, concerts, or meetups. Make sure to look over the whole list, so you can find the best events theme for your website.
1. Grand Conference by ThemeGoods (Themeforest)
Grand Conference is a gorgeous theme perfectly suited for selling tickets to an event. It’s not only beautiful, but well designed for getting visitors excited to attend.
Grand Conference comes with all the templates and layouts you need to promote a conference. Show visitors where and when the event is taking place plus a complete conference schedule including the speakers and times for each talk. You can promote the speakers on the homepage too and publish a bio page for each one of them. Best of all, Grand Conference integrates with WooCommerce, so you can sell tickets from your site.
This theme for events is highly customizable and includes a great number of features. There’s a count down timer to encourage signups, a pricing table, and a page builder right in the live customizer. It’s incredibly flexible without being overly complicated.
2. The Keynote by GoodLayers (Themeforest)
The Keynote is a clean and straightforward theme for events. It caters to conferences in particular.
You’ll notice the homepage has all the necessary sections you’ll need: registration, count down timer, speakers, program schedule, and location. There’s even a sponsors section and you can sell tickets from your site. All of these sections are optional and can be added, removed, and reordered using The Keynote’s built-in page builder.
The Keynote uses PayPal for eCommerce ticket sales and comes bundled with the Master Slider plugin for creating fullscreen, responsive image sliders. There’s also an “accomodations” template now where you can recommend hotels for attendees. Make sure to check out the new demo GoodLayers launched with the new version 2.0 of theme too.
3. Eventum by Themeum (Themeforest)
Eventum stands out as an exceptionally stylish theme. It’s great for conferences and any other kind of event.
The Eventum theme has a colorful and slick design that feels both modern and classic. You’re sure to impress visitors with this one. If you don’t love the layout of the demo site, there 5 homepage layouts in total you can try out. Not to mention, you can easily create and edit custom templates due to the integration with Visual Composer which comes bundled with the theme.
Eventum comes with all the necessary components needed for an event site. There are speaker pages, pricing charts, schedules, and more. Themeum integrates with Google Maps for displaying location map embeds and WooCommerce for selling tickets (and event swag).
4. KeyNote by ThemeFuse
Keynote is an excellent theme for events and conferences.
Not only is it a stunning theme, but it also has an incredible amount of features. With event management and publishing tools, you can easily lead fans and followers to your events. Visitors can even purchase tickets directly from your site with Keynote’s WooCommerce integration.
- Customizable image sliders
- Schedule events with drag-and-drop editor
- Display events in calendar or events list
- Page builder for custom layouts
- Sell tickets with WooCommerce
5. Beat Heaven by ThemeFuse
Beat Heaven is geared towards sites in the music industry. If you’re hosting or promoting concerts, tours, or other music-related events, this is an excellent choice of theme.
Beat Heaven is fully responsive and looks great on all devices. The customization options are extensive especially for modifying the layout and small details of each page.
- Three sliders for upcoming events
- Built-in audio player
- Event pages with locations, dates, and tickets
- Artists page template
- Customize every element of your site
6. E-Event by Tesla Themes
E-Event is a cool theme for anyone looking to build hype around a major event. This theme can be used for large annual events, or for event planners who need to manage and promote a lot of events.
E-Event is responsive, and its aesthetic is a great match for any business-related events and conferences. With multiple layouts for event schedules and pricing and a filterable events listing page, you have plenty of control over how you display events on your site.
- Large counter for upcoming main event
- Two schedule layouts
- Multiple pricing table layouts
- Filterable events listing page
- Sell tickets on your site
7. IgnitionConf by CSSIgniter
IgnitionConf is a simple one-page events theme. It’s perfect for setting up a quick site to provide details about an event including the event schedule, speakers, and sponsors.
Although IgnitionConf can’t facilitate ticket sales the way other themes listed do, it integrates with Eventbrite. It may be easier for an event organizer to sell tickets that way and leave the site for event info only.
- Eventbrite integration
- Customizable colors
- Pick which sections to display
- Social media profile buttons
- Homepage slider
8. Event by Themify.me
The Event theme excels at showing off your upcoming and past events. In particular, it includes many layouts that showcase images and videos from events.
You may be wondering how to add the various sections like “Upcoming events” to your site. It’s easily done with Themify Builder which comes with the Event theme.
- Themify page builder
- Video custom post type
- Gallery post type
- Event post type
- WooCommerce support
9. Meeting by Tesla Themes
Meeting is a one-page event theme. Unlike other themes made for hosting and promoting many events, this is a good theme for listing just one event.
Meeting’s slick look is best suited to conferences, workshops, and professional meetups. It includes content sections for all the info you need to promote your event, and comes with the Visual Composer plugin for building custom layouts.
- Event countdown
- Large video embed section
- Tickera integration for event booking
- Integration with Visual Composer
- Clean and responsive
10. Event by Elegant Themes
Not to be confused with the Event theme by Themify.me, this theme by Elegant Themes is fit for a simple events website with a design leaning towards music and performance events.
Event isn’t all full-featured as some other themes in this post, but it will serve well for listing your events and keeping your audience “in the know.” The homepage calendar emphasizes upcoming events and is quickly followed by additional events and posts from the blog
- Homepage event calendar
- Gallery page templates
- Contact page template
- Shortcodes for special in-page content
- Five color palettes
Which event theme is right for you?
I hope I’ve helped narrow down your selection with this list of the ten best WordPress themes for events. Even now, you’re probably still torn between a few.
When selecting a theme, take a good look at the features and make sure it has what you’ll need. If it’s missing a feature, search for any plugins that could fill in the gaps. Lastly, if it doesn’t look exactly how you want, examine the customization options to see what kind of flexibility you’ll have for changing the style.
Have any questions about these themes or setting up a WordPress site? Leave a comment below.