The Baltimore Convention Center

1 West Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD
Capacity: 30,000 people

About The Baltimore Convention Center

The Baltimore Convention Center is the premier location in the mid-Atlantic region for organizations to host conventions, meetings, banquets, tradeshows, and other events. With 300,000 square feet of contiguous exhibition space, approximately 85,000 square feet of meeting space (50 meeting rooms) and a multifunctional 36,672-square-foot ballroom, the Center has the capacity and flexibility for hosting a variety of professional events. **For immediate responses, please call directly or fill out the form at this link:

Event Spaces

Exhibit Halls A-G
Meeting Rooms


The Baltimore Convention Center - An Eventective User from Baltmore, Maryland

The Baltimore Convention Center is the premier location for conventions, tradeshows and expositions in the Mid-Atlantic Region. Located in Downtown Baltimore, The Baltimore Convention Center is the premier convention center in Baltimore Washington Metropolitan area. This venue is a state of the art facility with the ability to host just about any occasion. This venue is well known for hosting some of the worlds largest trade shows, conventions, and expositions. From the world renowned Inner Harbor to historic Little Italy, our site offers attendees a grand variety of attractions and meeting planners an affordable prime destination.The Center is conveniently located close to public transportation for easy access by MARC Train or Baltimore's Lightrail to Washington, D.C. or the Baltimore International Airport (BWI). Baltimore's Penn Station is a short 7 minute drive while BWI Airport is only 20 minutes by car. Centerplate is the exclusive in-house caterer for the Baltimore Convention Center. The Culinary Team invites you to experience our passion for superior cuisine artfully blended with innovative presentation and style with menus that highlight Maryland flavors and a level of service clients have come to expect.Whether you are hosting a corporate meeting, tradeshow, or social function; Centerplate will personally work with you to make whatever event, large or small, a truly memorable experience.For exhibitors and attendees, Centerplate also offers food outlets, situated throughout the Center, with dishes inspired by the abundance of local produce, along with regional and global influences. Thanks to the state of the art voice and high speed data services, in addition to, the sophisticated network, the Baltimore Convention Center is a leader in hosting High Tech Conventions, Tradeshows and Meetings.Edlen Electrical Exhibition Services, the nation's leading independent temporary utility contractor, provides exclusive electrical, air, water and drain services at the Baltimore Convention Center. Edlen's team of industry trained electricians and event managers will make your trade show, convention or special event come alive.

Great venue, great location. - An Eventective User from Leesburg, Virginia

The Baltimore Convention Center is my favorite convention center. It consists of two connected buildings with every size and variety of room you could ever wish for. You can rent as much or as little as you need to suit your needs with room sizes being able to accommodate any size group from the very small to hundreds. Every summer they host the Otakon convention, which has attendees in the range of 30 thousand. For location it can't be beat. It has two hotels directly connected to it, a Sheraton and a Hilton, and many more hotels in very reasonable walking distance. It's connected to Baltimore's skywalks and a less then 10 minute walk to Baltimore's famous inner harbor and it's many food and entertainment options. It's also across the street from the baseball stadium for the Orioles. A Baltimore lightrail stop is conveniently directly beside the convention center, making it easily accessible to Penn Station for Amtrak and BWI airport.

Very flexible, friendly, easy to deal with - An Eventective User from Silver Spring, MD

It is a massive place, containing about 1,225,000 square feet of space available for rent. I was recently there for two different conferences, one work related, and the other for training. I can say with confidence that of all of the conference centers that I have been to, this is by far the best. Staff is friendly and easy to deal with, and not intrusive. Security was nice and not overbearing, and very approachable. It is connected by sky walkway to the Hilton Baltimore hotel, making it a very convenient place to stay while at a conference. The massive building has many areas for rent. The location of the center is very good. It is right on the inner harbor of Baltimore, which has a reputation of being very safe and family-friendly (in contrast to the other areas of Baltimore, which are very unsafe). Many attractions are nearby, such as the National Aquarium and Science Museum. Though it was not in the past year, I was involved with the planning board of a different conference that took place at this center. It was two years ago, and as far as I remember, the rates were very reasonable, and space was very flexible. Even if two conferences overlap, the building is so massive that it is easy to separate them. Various amenities are available, such as catering, etc. for reasonable prices, and the staff is very friendly. Overall, this is probably the best conference venue that I have been to, especially for larger conferences. Rating 9.5/10

Metting Venue - An Eventective User from Jersey City, New Jersey

It has a very large capacity. It also provide with good technology for presentations, etc. The Baltimore Convention Center can be booked at a very reasonable price.

Venue Types
  • Full Bar/Lounge
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • On-Site Catering Service
  • Outdoor Function Area
  • Wireless Internet/Wi-Fi
  • Max Number of People for an Event: 30000
  • Total Meeting Room Space (Square Feet): 85,000
  • Year Renovated: 1996