There are tons of awesome WordPress themes out there, but when it comes to an event website, the theme you use needs to have specific features. You want to effectively promote your event, display pertinent dates and times, and offer a registration and payment system to make filling the seats in your venue a breeze. Naturally then, your theme needs to accommodate these features. With that in mind, we’ve put together a collection of some of the best WordPress themes created specifically for event websites.
Eventum is a stunning and powerful WordPress theme for event, conference, meet-up and other relevant websites. It’s 100% responsive and comes with the widely popular drag-and-drop WordPress page builder plugin Visual Composer, that means you can launch your event site in the shortest possible time with Eventum.
The theme enables you to add and display the event speakers and schedules in beautiful and creative ways. Eventum has a built-in countdown timer to tell the visitor exactly how much time is remaining until the event date. We’ve included the premium slider plugin Slider Revolution in the theme package, so you can create an awesome impression with these amazing slides shows.
Eventum has four color variations, and customized color scheme is also supported. The theme is RTL (Right To Left) language supported and translation ready- so you can build a multilingual event site easily. With the integrated MailChimp email newsletter plugin, get and stay connected with your event stakeholders conveniently. It’s a complete WordPress event website maker.
Start planning your event with the OpenEvent WordPress theme. This responsive, events focused theme includes easy to use features to build a website. Use the front-end editor to quickly customize the look of your events site. Change colors, text, mobile display and more while looking at a live version of our site.
There are tons of event specific tools and features built right in. Highlight your upcoming speakers, add videos, include a countdown timer, etc. Create a detailed events schedule with days, locations, colored tracks and more. You can even link your site to your Facebook event page to show who’s interested or going, as well as link to your Eventbrite account to import event ticketing information (price, desc, date, time, venue). And of course, you can sell tickets right from your website. Integrations with popular ticketing plugins and software (WooCommerce, Gravity Forms, Eventbrite, Event Espresso, Xing Events or Ticket Tailor) make it easy!
3. Grand Conference
Build your events site in a click with the Grand Conference theme’s 1-click demo importer. In minutes you can have your site started – plus you can chose from 3 different demos with tons of pre-styled pages. The theme also includes features for building your events with locations (plus Google maps), venues, dates, times, and more.
The Grand Conference theme is also integrated with WooCommerce to make selling tickets to your events a breeze. Create a customizable call to action with different ticket or package options, add a styled registration form (powered by Contact Form 7) and process payments using WooCommerce’s numerous payment gateways (PayPal, bank, credit card, etc). You can also create custom coupon or discount codes to offer for pre-registration, groups or rewards members. Other notable theme features include a countdown timer, event sessions days and topics, flexible speakers grid, FAQs, front-end editing, live Customizer settings and more.
The Tyler theme from ShowThemes is ideal for those looking to effectively advertise and manage events on the net. It’s a visually appealing theme that perfectly suits the event world, and it offers all types of features that you’d want to promote an artistic and colorful event. With 15 color skins, you can just pick a design that works for your event and start adding your schedule. The theme includes great speaker profiles so you can add info about each presenter, and as you build your event schedule you can highlight specific sessions to be featured. Once you’ve finished, use the built-in social options to help market your event. Users can RSVP by Facebook or share your event via Twitter.
As soon as a visitor clicks onto your site, pertinent information about your specific event is displayed, including the location, date, and time of your event. Visitors to a site with the Tyler theme can also view it from a variety of devices, including mobile, thanks to Tyler’s highly responsive layout.
5. Event Manager
Event Manager is a complete events listing and management WordPress theme designed by the Event Manager Shop. This modern event theme is a great start to your event or conference website.
The theme includes a section for speaker profiles where you can introduce your main speakers, highlight their career and mention which sessions they will be hosting. This lets visitors know who’s going to be at your event, and gives them a sneak peak at what topics will be covered. Another great feature is the event schedule. Add a name, time, location, speaker and brief description of each event session. The schedule automatically displays the sessions according to date and time, with built-in markers for each day so registrants can see at a glance what’s going on each day of your conference or event.
Event Manager also includes support for Eventbrite. This gives you the option to sell tickets to your event right from your own site. Build your event and add ticket options in Eventbrite, then drop the registration widget into your Registration Page. This way visitors can learn all about your event then purchase tickets directly from you. The theme also has built-in social integration, so users can like and share your event with their friends and followers – which can mean more attendees for your event!
6. Eventr 2.0
The Eventr WordPress theme includes tons of options for event planners, venues and hosts alike. Based on the Visual Composer page builder, there’s nothing you can’t create. Just insert page elements that you can drag & drop into place. Then customize the content, fonts, colors, etc. Eventr even includes 10+ unique addons custom designed for the theme.
Add in a countdown, show off your speakers, include your sponsors, ad a newsletter subscription form and even sell tickets. You just need to add a plugin to process your payments. And the Speaker and Schedule custom post types make it quick and easy to add your team and timetables.
7. Themify Event
Event planners promoting vibrant music or other entertainment-related events should seriously consider the aptly-named Event theme. Its full width layout and striking one-page design will certainly help your site stand out and get noticed. There are seemingly endless configuration possibilities thanks to the Themify layout builder. The theme’s customization options make it easy to adjust components for every event being promoted. Posting photos and videos is also an easy task thanks to custom post types. This sophisticated and modern theme is perfect for any entertainment-focused event site.
The Fudge theme is a fabulous choice for those promoting events of the more sophisticated variety. It’s optimal for all sorts of event types, and makes use of bold visual features that are certain to attract plenty of attention. You can include an eye-catching image on the home page above the fold so that visitors can immediately get a sense of what your event is all about.
Visitors really don’t have to do much navigating at all to find out all the pertinent information about a particular event, as this data is clearly displayed on the home page. This includes things such as the location, date and time, as well as a persuasive call to action.The Fudge theme from ShowThemes is a great choice if you want to be able to customize your event and allow your visitors to easily sign up for a spot.
The Januas theme from ShowThemes is perfect for event planners who organize multiple events every year. Rather than creating a new site for each, the Januas theme makes it a lot simpler to incorporate them all into one, user-friendly website. This theme allows you to feature specific events on your home page, categorize your events accordingly, and display all your meetings, conferences, and workshops in one convenient website.
With all the events you’ve got going on, you might not want to bombard one screen with all the information about each one. The Januas theme takes the complexity out of all this information by developing a scheduling solution, which allows you to show a number of locations, concurrent meetings, and icons to easily and quickly connect visitors to specific speakers and performers.
With Nightlife you can create an events schedule to share what’s going on in your city with everyone else on the web. The Nightlife theme is a child theme for the popular Directory WordPress theme by Templatic. Which means that it needs the Templatic Directory WordPress theme to work. Nightlife uses all of Directory’s features – like advanced listings, user profiles, listings submissions, premium subscriptions, etc and then builds on it.
One feature you definitely won’t want to miss is the powerful Templatic Events Add-on. With this add-on you can create recurring events (daily, weekly, monthly or yearly), RSVP support, event reviews, the option to connect listings with events and the ability to connect your events with your Facebook profile.
Other theme features include parallax backgrounds, staff, memberships, lists & grids, a lovely homepage template, custom color options and more.
If you run employee trainings, schedule conferences or organize group events then you’ll love Vertoh. This easy to use event management WordPress theme is the perfect way to organize and share the details for your upcoming event. Simply use the built-in features included in the theme to quickly add speaker profiles, a daily events schedule, various sponsors and more.
Vertoh also enables you to sell tickets to your event right from your WordPress site. The theme is fully compatible with popular e-ticket platforms (including Eventbrite, Event Espresso, WooCommerce and more). This makes it easy for you to promote your event, and even easier for people to register. Plus, since Vertoh is fully responsive, guest can view event details or purchase additional tickets no matter where they are using their mobile devices.
Other great theme features include 15 pre-set color skins, awesome social media integration, 8 included language files, an all new countdown timer, and much more.
Organizations that put on many different types of events would fair well with the Eventure theme, thanks to all its features. Numerous events can be advertised on your site when it’s powered by this theme. Its focus on entertainment-type events is perfect for celebrating the theater, arts, concerts and more. Website owners can categorize their events according to their type, which gives visitors to the site the ability to quickly filter through the various options. The included calendar also allows readers to quickly identify when specific events are scheduled.
Eveny is a bold and modern events premium WordPress theme developed by Themes Kingdom. This theme is perfect for event locations, festivals, bands, motivational speakers, conferences, WordCamps and more.
This theme has a built-in homepage builder so you can create an impressive landing page for your future event guests. Choose what you want to include in the five different homepage sections – like your latest albums, your upcoming events, galleries, latest news and even your pages. This means you can add your latest and greatest info to your homepage in whatever order you’d like.
Eveny is also fully integrated with Tickera so you can sell tickets to your events right from your own website. This makes it easy for your followers to learn about your events on your blog or gallery, and then buy their ticket right away! What else can Eveny do? Lots! There are custom widgets, an admin panel, shortcode generator, post formats and more. It has many great features to make building your events website easy.
Mondree is a classy and modern events management premium WordPress theme that is perfect for showcasing your upcoming event or conference schedule. What makes this theme so fabulous? It was built by SHOWthemes – a company that only creates event themes, and they know their stuff!
This theme comes with everything you need to create an impressive and informative website for your upcoming event. You can create a full event schedule complete with tracks, speakers, locations and days. Plus with the easy and intuitive drag & drop event builder it’s easy to do it yourself!
The theme also comes with a host of other features you can use to impress attendees. Add a countdown, custom fonts, custom colors, videos and more. And with integration for tons of sales and ticketing options (like WooCommerce, Eventbrite, etc.) Mondree is a great choice to manage your event from concept to execution. The theme is also fully responsive so it looks great on any device, comes with quick setup sample data and awesome support.
15. Event Guide
Event Guide by AitThemes gives you the ability to create a Directory Listing Theme that is specifically focused on Events. Theme’s unique layout and functionality offers users the ability to search for upcoming events and display them clearly on a timeline with the power to filter by ticket provider and reoccurring dates and much more.
Event Guide is fully customizable, which means you can adjust your web page based on your needs – simply and quickly. You can extend the theme thanks to Events Pro Plugin. The plugin allows you to manage all types of events with efficiency. You can adjust icons and colors for each separate event as well as set up dates for repeating events. The plugin facilitates ticket sales for events as well using WooCommerce or any other provider you decide to cooperate with.
A great advantage for your visitors is the ability to register their own events. Those can then be exported in various formats to their calendars, managed by third parties of their choice. For example to Google Calendar.
So there you have it. These are some of the best event WordPress themes that will surely provide you with all the features you need and more to promote your events in an attractive and effective manner. Did I miss any? What event themes have you come across that offer both looks and functionality? Let me know in the comments below!