The Charlotte Convention Center
501 South College Street, Charlotte, NC

The Charlotte Convention Center

501 South College Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
Neighborhood: Uptown > Second Ward
The Charlotte Convention Center, Charlotte
501 South College Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
Neighborhood: Uptown > Second Ward

Maximum Capacity: 72487 people
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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.
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The Charlotte Convention Center, Charlotte — CATERING & DINING Full-service, in-house catering department offers fabulous regional and continental cuisine with spectacular service Nationally-acclaimed, award-winning team. College Street Café seats 375 people offering food-court style dining College Street. Lounge may be used as an extension to the café. Banquet department is equipped to serve all of your culinary needs; full service available for 6,000+ guests at one time. Café and catered menus may be tailored to match any theme or budget. Numerous permanent and mobile concession stands and food carts are located throughout the Convention Center for your convenience. Contact Catering Sales: elizabeth.wehrheim@charlotteconventionctr.com Phone: 704.339.6042 Fax: 704.339.6051

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The Charlotte Convention Center, Charlotte — CATERING & DINING

Full-service, in-house catering department offers fabulous regional and continental cuisine with spectacular service 
Nationally-acclaimed, award-winning team. College Street Café seats 375 people offering food-court style dining 
College Street.  Lounge may be used as an extension
to the café. Banquet department is equipped to serve all of your culinary needs; full service available for 6,000+ guests at one time. Café and catered menus may be tailored to match any theme or budget. Numerous permanent and mobile concession stands and food carts are located throughout the Convention Center for your convenience.

Contact Catering Sales: 
elizabeth.wehrheim@charlotteconventionctr.com 
Phone: 704.339.6042 
Fax: 704.339.6051The Charlotte Convention Center, Charlotte — 43,000 sq. ft. of registration space, concierge service at College Street and Second Street entrances, meeting-level bathrooms are convertible to accommodate varying ratios of male and female attendees, Business Center available for computer access, copying, faxing and business supplies. ATM and mailing services, Visitors' Information Center Gift Shop, Electronic marquee at corner of College and Stonewall Street displays event information, Preferred in-house A/V provider with complete inventory of equipment and professional technicians. In-house public relations assistance and camera-ready materials available First Aid provided by Emergency Medical Technicians ADA Compliant, Comprehensive Crisis Communications Plan in place, Bus lay-by capacity at Second Street entrance Parking available at prevailing rates in adjacent lots Vintage trolley connecting North/South End entertainment districtsThe Charlotte Convention Center, Charlotte — EXHIBIT SPACE & REGISTRATION 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.The Charlotte Convention Center, Charlotte — 23,000+ hotel rooms city-wide; more than 4,100 within walking distance from the Charlotte Convention Center, Home to the NFL Carolina Panthers, the NBA Charlotte Bobcats, the WNBA Charlotte Sting, NASCAR Coca-Cola 600, ECHL Charlotte Checkers, AAA Charlotte Knights and AFL Carolina Cobras. The nation's 2nd largest financial center. Hundreds of entertainment and dining options in Center City Charlotte. The Mint Museum of Craft + Design, the Afro-American Cultural Center, the OMNIMAX Theatre, Discovery Place, McColl Center for Visual Arts, the Levine Museum of the New South, and the North Carolina Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, all in Center City Charlotte. Paramount's Carowinds Amusement Park, just 20 minutes from Center City Charlotte. Short drive to beautiful Carolina beaches and the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Moderate climate year-round and a right-to-work state.The Charlotte Convention Center, Charlotte — The Charlotte Convention Center is proud to partner with Smart City, America's leading provider of event technology services as the exclusive provider of these advanced technological services: High-Speed Internet Access (Shared Ethernet) T-1 and other Special Data Circuits Dial-up and ISDN Internet Circuits Temporary LAN/WAN/VPN construction Point-to-Point Data Networking Switched and Dedicated Voice Circuits Multi-line and Single-line Phone Rentals Voice Mail, Call Forwarding, Cellular Rentals and MoreThe Charlotte Convention Center, Charlotte — Enhanced technology services: Web casting (Internet Broadcasting), Web Hosting, Video Conferencing, Internet E-mail Stations/Cyber Cafés, Virtual Trade Shows, Computer Rentals, Online Registration Support ,E-mail and DNS Services, Lead Retrieval Services, Product Locators. Smart City's fiber network provides high-speed Internet access using fast Ethernet protocols to all exhibit spaces, public areas and meeting rooms. Trained network professionals are specialists in creating Local Area Networks (LANs), Wide Area Networks (WANs) and Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) - all using the latest technology. Network reliability is practically guaranteed by Smart City's 24/7 Network Operations Center monitoring. With Smart City, any area of the Charlotte Convention Center or host hotels can be networked.
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5/21/2012

"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.

9/28/2011

"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.
Event Spaces
101 VIP Suite
General Event Space Max Capacity: 80 people 797 sq ft 74 sq meter
State-of-the-art electronics in every room: voice and data transmission, closed-circuit TV, independent lighting and audio/video control, centralized audio recording.
Links: Website
Supported Layouts and Capacities
Theater
Capacity: 72 People
Banquet - 8 per
Capacity: 44 People
Reception
Capacity: 80 People
Features
  • Ceiling Height (in feet): 9
  • Ceiling Height (in meters): 2.7
  • Total Square Feet: 797
  • Total Square Meters: 74
102 VIP Suite
General Event Space Max Capacity: 80 people 797 sq ft 74 sq meter
103 VIP Suite
General Event Space Max Capacity: 80 people 908 sq ft 84.4 sq meter
104 VIP Suite
General Event Space Max Capacity: 80 people 908 sq ft 84.4 sq meter
105 VIP Suite
General Event Space Max Capacity: 117 people 1118 sq ft 103.9 sq meter
106 VIP Suite
General Event Space Max Capacity: 117 people 1124 sq ft 104.4 sq meter
Ballroom Division (D)
Ballroom Section 9800 sq ft 910.4 sq meter
Ballroom Division A
Ballroom Section Max Capacity: 800 people 7700 sq ft 715.4 sq meter
Ballroom Division B
Ballroom Section Max Capacity: 800 people 7700 sq ft 715.4 sq meter
Ballroom Division C
Ballroom Section Max Capacity: 1200 people 9800 sq ft 910.4 sq meter
Ballroom Divisions A & (D)
Ballroom Section Max Capacity: 2000 people 17500 sq ft 1625.8 sq meter
Ballroom Divisions A & B w/o zone
Ballroom Section Max Capacity: 1800 people 15400 sq ft 1430.7 sq meter
Ballroom Divisions A, B, C & (D) (Total Ballroom)
Ballroom Max Capacity: 4000 people 35000 sq ft 3251.6 sq meter
Ballroom Divisions B & C
Ballroom Section Max Capacity: 2000 people 17500 sq ft 1625.8 sq meter
Ballroom Divisions C & (D)
Ballroom Section Max Capacity: 2200 people 19600 sq ft 1820.9 sq meter
Ballroom Pre-Function
General Event Space Max Capacity: 1500 people 15000 sq ft 1393.5 sq meter
Ballroom Terrace
Outdoor Venue Max Capacity: 1100 people 17800 sq ft 1653.7 sq meter
College Street Garden
General Event Space Max Capacity: 1000 people 19600 sq ft 1820.9 sq meter
East Meeting Room 211A
General Event Space Max Capacity: 72 people 730 sq ft 67.8 sq meter
East Meeting Room 211B
General Event Space Max Capacity: 63 people 630 sq ft 58.5 sq meter
East Meeting Room 212A
General Event Space Max Capacity: 75 people 760 sq ft 70.6 sq meter
East Meeting Room 212B
General Event Space Max Capacity: 63 people 630 sq ft 58.5 sq meter
East Meeting Room 213A
General Event Space Max Capacity: 300 people 2820 sq ft 262 sq meter
East Meeting Room 213D
General Event Space Max Capacity: 300 people 2820 sq ft 262 sq meter
East Meeting Room 214
General Event Space Max Capacity: 76 people 760 sq ft 70.6 sq meter
East Meeting Room 215
General Event Space Max Capacity: 76 people 760 sq ft 70.6 sq meter
East Meeting Room 216A
General Event Space Max Capacity: 56 people 560 sq ft 52 sq meter
East Meeting Room 216B
General Event Space Max Capacity: 48 people 480 sq ft 44.6 sq meter
East Meeting Room 217A
General Event Space Max Capacity: 420 people 3480 sq ft 323.3 sq meter
East Meeting Room 217D
General Event Space Max Capacity: 420 people 3480 sq ft 323.3 sq meter
East Meeting Room 218A
General Event Space Max Capacity: 81 people 820 sq ft 76.2 sq meter
East Meeting Room 218B
General Event Space Max Capacity: 78 people 785 sq ft 72.9 sq meter
East Meeting Room 219A
General Event Space Max Capacity: 84 people 840 sq ft 78 sq meter
East Meeting Room 219B
General Event Space Max Capacity: 78 people 785 sq ft 72.9 sq meter
East Meeting Rooms 211A & 212A
General Event Space Max Capacity: 160 people 1490 sq ft 138.4 sq meter
East Meeting Rooms 211AB
General Event Space Max Capacity: 136 people 1360 sq ft 126.3 sq meter
East Meeting Rooms 211AB & 212AB
General Event Space Max Capacity: 300 people 2750 sq ft 255.5 sq meter
East Meeting Rooms 211B & 212B
General Event Space Max Capacity: 130 people 1260 sq ft 117.1 sq meter
East Meeting Rooms 212AB
General Event Space Max Capacity: 140 people 1390 sq ft 129.1 sq meter
East Meeting Rooms 213AB
General Event Space Max Capacity: 400 people 3950 sq ft 367 sq meter
East Meeting Rooms 213ABC
General Event Space Max Capacity: 560 people 5080 sq ft 471.9 sq meter
East Meeting Rooms 213ABCD
General Event Space Max Capacity: 850 people
East Meeting Rooms 213BC
General Event Space Max Capacity: 226 people 2260 sq ft 210 sq meter
East Meeting Rooms 213BCD
General Event Space Max Capacity: 560 people 5080 sq ft 471.9 sq meter
East Meeting Rooms 213CD
General Event Space Max Capacity: 400 people 3950 sq ft 367 sq meter
East Meeting Rooms 216AB
General Event Space Max Capacity: 104 people 1040 sq ft 96.6 sq meter
East Meeting Rooms 217AB
General Event Space Max Capacity: 530 people 4940 sq ft 458.9 sq meter
East Meeting Rooms 217ABC
General Event Space Max Capacity: 750 people 6410 sq ft 595.5 sq meter
East Meeting Rooms 217ABCD
General Event Space Max Capacity: 1160 people 9890 sq ft 918.8 sq meter
East Meeting Rooms 217BC
General Event Space
East Meeting Rooms 217BCD
General Event Space
East Meeting Rooms 217CD
General Event Space Max Capacity: 530 people 4940 sq ft 458.9 sq meter
East Meeting Rooms 218A & 219A
General Event Space Max Capacity: 170 people 1660 sq ft 154.2 sq meter
East Meeting Rooms 218AB
General Event Space Max Capacity: 160 people 1605 sq ft 149.1 sq meter
East Meeting Rooms 218AB & 219AB
General Event Space Max Capacity: 330 people 3230 sq ft 300.1 sq meter
East Meeting Rooms 218B & 219B
General Event Space Max Capacity: 160 people 1570 sq ft 145.9 sq meter
East Meeting Rooms 219AB
General Event Space Max Capacity: 162 people 1625 sq ft 151 sq meter
Exhibit Hall A
Exhibit Hall Max Capacity: 4000 people 100000 sq ft 9290.3 sq meter
Exhibit Hall B
Exhibit Hall Max Capacity: 4000 people 100000 sq ft 9290.3 sq meter
Exhibit Hall C
Exhibit Hall Max Capacity: 6000 people 80000 sq ft 7432.2 sq meter
Exhibit Hall C1
Exhibit Hall Max Capacity: 2500 people 40000 sq ft 3716.1 sq meter
Exhibit Hall C2
Exhibit Hall Max Capacity: 2500 people 40000 sq ft 3716.1 sq meter
Exhibit Halls A & B
Exhibit Hall Max Capacity: 8000 people 200000 sq ft 18580.6 sq meter
Exhibit Halls A, B & C
Exhibit Hall Max Capacity: 1368 people 280000 sq ft 26012.9 sq meter
Exhibit Halls B & C
Exhibit Hall Max Capacity: 6800 people 180000 sq ft 16722.5 sq meter
Registration(Second Street & College Street Concourses)
General Event Space 43000 sq ft 3994.8 sq meter
Visitors Services(Includes business center and visitors services)
General Event Space 1300 sq ft 120.8 sq meter
West Meeting Room 201A
General Event Space Max Capacity: 78 people 785 sq ft 72.9 sq meter
West Meeting Room 201B
General Event Space Max Capacity: 63 people 630 sq ft 58.5 sq meter
West Meeting Room 202A
General Event Space Max Capacity: 78 people 785 sq ft 72.9 sq meter
West Meeting Room 202B
General Event Space Max Capacity: 63 people 630 sq ft 58.5 sq meter
West Meeting Room 203A
General Event Space Max Capacity: 264 people 2640 sq ft 245.3 sq meter
West Meeting Room 203B
General Event Space Max Capacity: 264 people 2640 sq ft 245.3 sq meter
West Meeting Room 204
General Event Space Max Capacity: 76 people 760 sq ft 70.6 sq meter
West Meeting Room 205
General Event Space Max Capacity: 55 people 760 sq ft 70.6 sq meter
West Meeting Room 206A
General Event Space Max Capacity: 76 people 560 sq ft 52 sq meter
West Meeting Room 206B
General Event Space Max Capacity: 104 people 480 sq ft 44.6 sq meter
West Meeting Room 207A
General Event Space Max Capacity: 205 people 2050 sq ft 190.5 sq meter
West Meeting Room 207D
General Event Space Max Capacity: 205 people 2050 sq ft 190.5 sq meter
West Meeting Room 208A
General Event Space Max Capacity: 264 people 2640 sq ft 245.3 sq meter
West Meeting Room 208B
General Event Space Max Capacity: 264 people 2640 sq ft 245.3 sq meter
West Meeting Room 209A
General Event Space Max Capacity: 82 people 820 sq ft 76.2 sq meter
West Meeting Room 209B
General Event Space Max Capacity: 78 people 785 sq ft 72.9 sq meter
West Meeting Room 210A
General Event Space Max Capacity: 84 people 840 sq ft 78 sq meter
West Meeting Room 210B
General Event Space Max Capacity: 78 people 685 sq ft 63.6 sq meter
West Meeting Rooms 201A & 202A
General Event Space Max Capacity: 160 people 1570 sq ft 145.9 sq meter
West Meeting Rooms 201A, 201B, 202A & 202B
General Event Space Max Capacity: 300 people 2830 sq ft 262.9 sq meter
West Meeting Rooms 201AB
General Event Space Max Capacity: 141 people 1415 sq ft 131.5 sq meter
West Meeting Rooms 201B & 202B
General Event Space Max Capacity: 130 people 1260 sq ft 117.1 sq meter
West Meeting Rooms 202AB
General Event Space Max Capacity: 141 people 1415 sq ft 131.5 sq meter
West Meeting Rooms 203AB
General Event Space Max Capacity: 560 people 5280 sq ft 490.5 sq meter
West Meeting Rooms 206AB
General Event Space Max Capacity: 104 people 1036 sq ft 96.2 sq meter
West Meeting Rooms 207AB
General Event Space Max Capacity: 360 people 3040 sq ft 282.4 sq meter
West Meeting Rooms 207ABC
General Event Space Max Capacity: 500 people 4030 sq ft 374.4 sq meter
West Meeting Rooms 207ABCD
General Event Space Max Capacity: 780 people 6080 sq ft 564.9 sq meter
West Meeting Rooms 207BC
General Event Space Max Capacity: 198 people 1980 sq ft 183.9 sq meter
West Meeting Rooms 207BCD
General Event Space Max Capacity: 500 people 4030 sq ft 374.4 sq meter
West Meeting Rooms 207CD
General Event Space Max Capacity: 360 people 3040 sq ft 282.4 sq meter
West Meeting Rooms 208AB
General Event Space Max Capacity: 560 people 5280 sq ft 490.5 sq meter
West Meeting Rooms 209A & 210A
General Event Space Max Capacity: 170 people 1660 sq ft 154.2 sq meter
West Meeting Rooms 209A, 209B, 210A & 210B
General Event Space Max Capacity: 330 people 3230 sq ft 300.1 sq meter
West Meeting Rooms 209AB
General Event Space Max Capacity: 160 people 1605 sq ft 149.1 sq meter
West Meeting Rooms 209B & 210B
General Event Space Max Capacity: 160 people 1570 sq ft 145.9 sq meter
West Meeting Rooms 210AB
General Event Space Max Capacity: 162 people 1625 sq ft 151 sq meter
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