The Charlotte Convention Center

501 South College Street Charlotte, NC
The Charlotte Convention Center opened in 1995 as the perfect venue for conventions, trade shows, banquets and theater-style conferences, attracting more than half a million visitors each year. From its gracefully arched entrances to the glass concourses beyond, the Center was designed to be elegant and inviting. Featuring 3 exhibit halls, a ballroom, pre-function area, terrace, 4 show offices, 6 VIP suites and 46 meeting rooms. Can accomodate 6000 in general assembly. Flanked by art and spacious alcoves, the grand concourse welcomes visitors and provides easy orientation and access to all points in the Convention Center. Soaring ceilings add volume to the 280,000 square feet of contiguous exhibit space, which accommodates general session setups and up to 1,250 exhibit booths. This space may be sectioned into four halls with separate loading entrances for simultaneous shows. Twenty covered loading docks and direct drive-in access to each hall makes setup easy and efficient. The Convention Center's ballroom spans 35,000 square feet with banquet seating for up to 1,800 guests. 850,000 square feet of state-of-the-art features and award-winning amenities. Pre-function areas extend the ballroom space by 15,000 square feet. More than 90,000 square feet of flexible meeting space (46 meeting rooms) feature centralized audio recording and separate controls for podiums and lights. In addition, the Business Center is equipped to support any business transaction needed to keep convention operations running smoothly. Audio visual equipment rental and services are available through the Convention Center's preferred in-house audio visual production contractor. Technical experts offer reliable and creative solutions with outstanding customer service and the best technology available. Full-service in-house catering.
Package Pricing
Event Spaces
101-106 VIP Suites
Ballroom Division A
Ballroom Division B
Ballroom Division C
Ballroom Division D
Ballroom Pre-Function
Ballroom Terrace
College Street Garden
East Meeting Room 211A
East Meeting Room 211B
East Meeting Room 212A
East Meeting Room 212B
East Meeting Room 213A
East Meeting Room 213D
East Meeting Room 214
East Meeting Room 215
East Meeting Room 216A
East Meeting Room 216B
East Meeting Room 217A
East Meeting Room 217D
East Meeting Room 218A
East Meeting Room 218B
East Meeting Room 219A
East Meeting Room 219B
East Meeting Rooms 211AB
East Meeting Rooms 212AB
East Meeting Rooms 213ABCD
East Meeting Rooms 216AB
East Meeting Rooms 217ABCD
East Meeting Rooms 218AB
East Meeting Rooms 218AB & 219AB
East Meeting Rooms 219AB
Exhibit Hall A
Exhibit Hall B
Exhibit Hall C
Exhibit Hall C1
Exhibit Hall C2
Exhibit Halls A & B
Exhibit Halls A, B & C
Exhibit Halls B & C
West Meeting Room 201A
West Meeting Room 201B
West Meeting Room 202A
West Meeting Room 202B
West Meeting Room 203A
West Meeting Room 203B
West Meeting Room 204
West Meeting Room 205
West Meeting Room 206A
West Meeting Room 206B
West Meeting Room 207A
West Meeting Room 207D
West Meeting Room 208A
West Meeting Room 208B
West Meeting Room 209A
West Meeting Room 209B
West Meeting Room 210A
West Meeting Room 210B
West Meeting Rooms 201AB
West Meeting Rooms 202AB
West Meeting Rooms 203AB
West Meeting Rooms 206AB
West Meeting Rooms 207ABCD
West Meeting Rooms 208AB
West Meeting Rooms 209AB
West Meeting Rooms 210AB

CEO, An Eventective User from Concord, NC

The convention center is an excellent place for all types of events. Meetings can tap over 90,000 square feet. Flexible meeting space is also offered. There is also a 35,000 square foot ballroom! The convention center also neighbors the NASCAR hall of fame for any interested tourists. The convention center offers excellent service and catering.

Great place for a conference, An Eventective User from 501 S College St, Charlotte, NC 28202

The space is great and decently priced to get into events. But harsh fluorescent lighting and 1980's carpeting aren't doing much to represent the Queen City, as well as the convention center is a little hard to navigate, but all in all its a wonderful place.

  • Air Conditioned
  • Business Center
  • Cafeteria/Snack Bar Available
  • Carpeting
  • Designated Bus Loading Area
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • High Speed Internet
  • Non-Smoking
  • On-Site Catering Service
  • Wireless Internet/Wi-Fi
  • Credit Cards Accepted: All major credit cards accepted
  • Facility Location Setting: Just 15 minutes from Charlotte/Douglas International Airport. Easy access to I-77, I-85 and the I-277 loop by car. 23,000+ hotel rooms city-wide; more than 4,100 within walking distance
  • Max Number of People for an Event: 8000
  • Nearest Airport: 6-10 miles
  • Nearest Overnight Accommodations: Less than 1 mile
  • Nearest Public Transportation: Less than 1 mile
  • Number of Event/Function Spaces: 62
  • Number of On-Site Restaurants: 3
  • Parking: Parking Garage Off-site
  • Special Features: 280,000 sq. ft. of contiguous space, divisible into four halls. Flexible hall configurations allow up to 1,250 10'x 10' booths. Full-service, in-house catering department offers fabulous regional and continental cuisine with spectacular service
  • Total Exhibit Space (Square Feet): 280,000
  • Total Meeting Room Space (Square Feet): 90,000
Charlotte, NC  
Capacity: 580
$3,800 per event
Convenient, unique and above all chic, the Extravaganza Depot is the optimal setting for your next soiree. From black-tie to tie-dye, this 6,000 square foot space is the perfect canvas for any event style, offering exposed beams, refinished concrete floor and breath taking views of Center City. Get a taste of urban elegance and let your next event be an experience not forgotten.
Charlotte, NC  
Capacity: 600
$50-$2,100 per event
The Carole Hoefener Center offers the perfect venue for your private events, business meetings, and sporting event. The 3400 square feet multipurpose room has a total seating capacity for 250 people with tables and chairs. 300 capacity max This large room can also be partitioned to accommodate smaller events such as showers and meetings. Customize your room layout for banquets, seminars, or conferences. We also provide small classrooms that can accommodate 25 people --perfect for business meetings or workshops. A recreation area is available for sporting events, large tournaments, or expos. Capacity is 600 so can easily be booked for large events. With banquet style seating it can accommodate 250. We are located in exciting Uptown Charlotte.
Concord City Club at Gibson Mill, located in Concord, NC, is housed in a 100 year-old beautifully restored classic red brick southern mill. The site was a historic plant which produced fine American Made bedding until the shifting global economy changed the way business was conducted. Manufacturing went overseas to China and India, and the plant was left empty. Four friends walked around a huge complex, nearly 700,000 square feet located on 58 acres of real estate about one year after it was closed. "If these silenced buildings could talk," they thought, "imagine the stories they could tell." They decided to pursue a purchase of the complex and bring activity back to its buildings. Then came the birth of the City Club at Gibson Mill, Venue of Distinction and Concords only Private Club! This industrial, vintage-style facility hosts uniquely memorable events including weddings, corporate events, tradeshows and celebrations of all types! One of the most unique attribute of Concord City Club is a design feature that allows automobiles to be brought into the space. Choose from the Auto Barn or bring your own classics! Concord City Club has 15,000 square feet of divisible event space with lighted paved parking for more than 500 vehicles. Our outdoor portico is multi-functional, useful as a covered entrance for your vehicles or as a covered space for outdoor entertainment. We also have the capability to re-create our venue to cater to areas for auction items, registrations, or additional booths in a trade show application. For years, City Club at Gibson Mill has been a top-choice referral venue for both leisure and business oriented events. Weddings, Fashion Shows, Birthday Parties, Concerts, Galas, Tradeshows and SO MANY more event types call us their "home" base location. We value our customers and make sure that their happiness is our priority. As a privately owned venue, we have the advantage and opportunity to make every experience a personal one. We are here to serve you and provide the ultimate satisfaction guaranteed package.
Landis, NC  
Capacity: 175
Rent our 2400 sq ft facility for your private party event or let us host it. Ideal for small events up to 175 theater style and 120 banquet style. Have your event any time of the day with our full length drapes to darken the space for your lighting preferences. Visit us on the 2nd Thursday of every month for our Open House or call for an appointment to take a tour.
Charlotte, NC  
Capacity: 100
The City Kitch is Charlotte's premier commercial kitchen rental space and culinary education center. The City Kitch venue offers a space intimate enough for 20 guests or large enough for 100 with a unique industrial chic design. Bring your own caterer or use one of our talented chefs. Rent our space for corporate events, private parties, promotional events, videos, food photography, advertising, tastings, wedding receptions, pop-up restaurants with local chefs and more. If you can imagine it, you can do it in The City Kitch Venue.
Rock Hill, SC  
Capacity: 750
$2,695-$3,695 per event
Hood Center is owned and operated by York Technical College and has served the needs of businesses, the community and the college since 1993. Today the Hood Center hosts hundreds of events and thousands of guests each year. Just minutes from Charlotte and a short drive from Columbia, the Hood Center offers a uniquely accessible and affordable option for meetings and events of all types. We offer our clients an unsurpassed combination of professional service, hospitality, flexibility, and value. Conferences held at the Hood Center benefit from 40,000 square feet of meeting space and 16 flexible conference rooms. Our goal is to provide an unsurpassed full-service experience. Our dedicated staff provides complete support from planning through event execution. On-site A/V equipment and support will ensure your event is flawless. We also offer extensive catering options, free wireless internet access and ample on-site parking. Complete special event packages include dance floor or stage risers when needed. Our spacious lobby, a pre-function area, is perfect for receptions, vendors, displays or event registration.
Charlotte, NC  
Capacity: 300
NOAH’S is an event venue for all of life’s events including weddings, corporate events and special occasions. With locations across the country, NOAH’S is the industry leader when it comes to providing unparalleled customer service and a versatile and beautiful venue for your event.
Huntersville, NC  
Capacity: 235
$39.99 per person
Perfect venue nestled in Huntersville, NC just outside of Charlotte. Offering interior event space and a large covered porch with open space for multiple configurations. Casual elegant venue for weddings, rehearsals, showers, meetings, non-profit, fundraisers, prom or graduation events.
Monroe, NC  
Capacity: 300
Rolling Hills Country Club is the ideal venue to host your banquet or reception. While being nestled in the serenity of Monroe County, our Clubhouse is designed to compliment the surrounding rolling hills and beautiful scenery! Our menus have been created to accommodate all of your catering needs. Please let us know if you have something specific in mind and we can personalize a menu to compliment your event. J.C. Plyler Ballroom will accommodate up to 250 people for a breakfast, lunch, or dinner party, with space for dancing.
Charlotte, NC  
Capacity: 150
$1,299 per event
Gorgeous Venue, Bring Your Own Food/Alcohol, $1299/Saturday. BanquetOne is an affordable yet elegant Venue for weddings and other events. Located in Charlotte near Huntersville, the rent includes refrigerator, ice-maker, dvd player, cd player, 2 60" HDTVs, Sound System, tables, chairs and tablecloths setup by us. No cleaning fee. No taxes or gratuities. You can choose any Caterer of your choice or bring your own food/drinks/alcohol. Ideal capacity is maximum 120 guests. Up to 150 guests is also possible. Very high speed free Wifi is included. Only for parties with guest count of 60 or under, ideal space for both Wedding and Reception for the same price. Parties with guest count of above 60 only enough space for reception.
Charlotte, NC  
Capacity: 600
StrikeCity is more than just bowling! Reserve lanes together out in the main area or book a private room with private lanes, pool tables, and private bar! When creating a private event at StrikeCity you are guaranteed the best of everything. All of StrikeCity’s menu items are served directly to your area and/or set up buffet style. Each event will have its own dedicated waitstaff to ensure your event runs smoothly. We have event space even if you're not looking to bowl! You can reserve bar/restaurant space that can hold up to 60 people or the Semi Private Lounge area that can hold up to 40 people. Want to enhance your fun? Ask us about renting our Wii system, ping pong table, or cornhole boards! You can be sure your experience at StrikeCity will be fun and memorable! We are perfect for team building events, bachelor/bachelorette parties, post-rehearsal dinner or wedding parties, kids birthday parties, fundraising events, corporate happy hours, and game watches! Got something big planned? Rent out our entire facility and the possibilities will be endless.
Jamestown, NC  
Capacity: 450
North Carolina's Legendary Event Venue Make it a day to remember at Castle McCulloch for your NC wedding or special event! Conveniently located in the heart of the Triad in North Carolina our event venues create a location of picturesque beauty for whatever event you may have. Originally built in 1832, the Castle offers luxurious facilities, warm ambiance, and exquisite surroundings. Although close to Greensboro, High Point and Winston Salem, we are only a short driving distance from Charlotte and Raleigh, all while being located in a beautiful secluded forest. Consider our venue for your next wedding location, venue for special function or even as a destination. Call for more information (336)887-5413 9am-5pm M-F.
Huntersville, NC  
Capacity: 350
Conveniently located in Huntersville and the north Charlotte area, NorthStone Country Club is the ideal location for your special event. Our wedding packages include all of your food and beverage needs, and our friendly staff will accommodate you and your guests throughout your event. Whether you're looking for a ceremony site, reception venue, or both, NorthStone Country Club will ensure that your day goes off just as you've always envisioned.
Pineville, NC  
Capacity: 300
$700 per person
$250-$3,400 per event
The Royal Orchid Event Centre is a luxurious multi-purpose event space that is nestled in the heart of the Haute Exclusive Fashion Mall. As a guest of The Royal Orchid you'll find parking plentiful, a covered entrance, and enter through an elegant 1,722 square foot marble tile foyer to the magnificent 4,874 square foot ballroom, equipped with beautiful chandeliers, water feature, built in dance floor, lighting beautiful french door architecture, and a spacious bar area. The Royal Orchid can accommodate most event types. We also have the Royal Orchid Conference Room for smaller events and meetings. Our Culture: Diversity and inclusion will be an integral part of our culture, which will be reflected in all our engagements and activities. Our Philosophy Only businesses and business owners with a history of sound ethical business practices will be included on our team. Our Core Values Our core values include excellence, integrity, honesty and commitment to both our consumers and community .
Rock Hill, SC  
Capacity: 200
The Venue Natural is Exclusive. Peaceful. Unique. Close to town but just off the beaten path enough to feel deliciously away. A beautiful place in the country, where you have the freedom to create your one-of-a-kind event. Our rates begin at $2000 and we'd like to keep guests limited to 200 people. However, we can discuss larger numbers. Please visit our website for more photos and information! Also, be sure to check out our FAQ via the link on the contact page as well as under 'about' in the main menu.
Charlotte, NC  
Capacity: 140
$150-$2,000 per event
OneFiveO Photography Studio Gallery is a 2000 sq ft mix-use facility which houses a beautiful art gallery space perfect for small entertainment / elegant events and an infinity cyclorama wall (found particularly in television and in film stills studios). Features of the Event Gallery & Photography Studio include: Beautiful Open Hardwood Floor Gallery Beautiful, Unique Fine Art Elegant Ambience Deep, High Open Ceiling Photography Studio in facility combined with rental space perfect for party/ event photos Excellent Venue for Wedding Portraits & Receptions, Bridal Showers Photography Studio perfect for Portfolios, Head Shots and Corporate Photo Sessions
Gastonia, NC  
Capacity: 420
The Loray Mill Event Hall is located in Loray Mill Village which is a 600,000 sq. ft. renovated mill and has original brick from 1902, high bay ceilings, and antique windows. It is 3,100 square feet and can accommodate the following: •Banquet/Seated Meal: 250 •Reception with highboys: 300 * If you would like to see pictures you can visit our Facebook page at For ceremony options we have an outside courtyard area that can be used ($700.00 additionally) or if you are open to a church ceremony, West Avenue Baptist is in walking distance of Loray Mill and allows non-members to have a ceremony at their location. We also currently have 80,000 square feet of retail space that can be guaranteed 6 months prior to your event date. Lastly, we do have a room off of the Event Hall that is set to be complete in May of 2016. If you wanted to reserve this room or commercial space then it would be $1,000.00 additionally. Each additional space would include an extra hour of time which is a $200.00 value. You can also check out pictures from one of our latest events at Our prices to rent the venue are based on number of people. Message for pricing. *This is for a 4 hour event, 2 hours before the event start time for vendors to set up, and 1 hour after to break down. (7 hours total) ** Basic Tables, Chairs & Linens included in price for guest count and basic tables and linens for buffet catering set up. You have the option of upgrading the above if would like to choose to add décor, a different chair or linen etc. and I will be happy to create a diagram and quote based on what you would like to add. You can also add additional hours for $200 per hour- up to 4 additional hours. Included in this price is also my services as venue manager on the day of your event. I will be there from set up to break down to ensure your event runs smoothly and help you with anything you and the vendors may need! We also have a fully furnished 2 bedroom loft style guest suite for you to utilize for the day of. There is also a second suite on site that can be rented for $100.00 additionally. You are also welcome to stay the night or the night before or day of your event for an additional fee (if suites are available). We do allow outside catering, as we do not have on site catering. If you choose someone who is not on the vendor list then they would need to show proof of license and insurance. Alcohol is permitted as long as it is poured by a licensed and insured bartender. I would love to set up a time for your to come tour our venue! I am available 9am-6pm M-F by appointment. I look forward to hearing back from you! Please send a message or call our Marketing & Event Coordinator- Katie Suddreth for more details. (704)-866-4873