The Charlotte Convention Center

501 South College Street Charlotte, NC
Max Capacity: 87728 people
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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Package Pricing
Event Spaces
101-106 VIP Suites
Ballroom
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
Recommendations

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.

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Amenities
  • 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
Features
  • 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: 600
$325-$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.
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.
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.
Huntersville, NC  
Capacity: 228
$32-$38 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.
Rock Hill, SC  
Capacity: 750
$2,695-$3,695 per event
Just minutes from Charlotte and a short drive from Columbia, the Hood Center offers a uniquely accessible and affordable option for banquets, meetings, and weddings. We offer our guests an unsurpassed combination of professional service, hospitality, flexibility, and value for events of all types. Weddings held at the Hood Center benefit from 8,500 square feet of ballroom 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: 160
$31.95 per person
$495-$685 per event
Olde Sycamore is an affordable venue for an office party, rehearsal dinner, wedding reception, or for a get together with family and friends. It is a one of a kind venue. Whether you are planning a formal dinner for 120 guests or hor d'oeuvres for 160, our clubhouse and outdoor patio offers a variety of options. The panoramic view provides the perfect backdrop for stunning wedding photos and our professional staff offers the impeccable service. Olde Sycamore Golf Plantation provides an immaculate setting for your special events. Let us host your wedding reception, corporate function or special event with the comfortable, classy accommodations that our banquet room provides. Many dates are still available. We've recently renovated our clubhouse to provide you with a first-class experience for you and your guests. The Executive Chef will work with you to prepare a menu that will delight your guests’ most sophisticated palates.
Charlotte, NC  
Capacity: 600
Kandy Bar is an upscale but trendy venue. Kandy Bar is the perfect place to have your Corporate party or Special Event. Personal service, exquisite décor, world-class audio/video and lighting will all assure a memorable event. You can have a small office party or we can accommodate parties of 100 to 600 people. Catering is available for all occasions- Birthdays, Sweet 16, Bachelorette Parties, Weddings, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, Showers, Charities, Business Events, Holiday Parties and More! Choose from a vast selection of perfectly paired food and drink selections, or design your own package for your event.
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.
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.
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 Union 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: 600
EAT | BOWL | PLAY In addition to world class bowling, StrikeCity offers several bar options and a full service restaurant featuring impressive menu selections prepared by Libretto’s Pizzeria & Italian Kitchen. We have options for casual to even the most lavish events! WHY HOST YOUR EVENT AT STRIKECITY? Events at StrikeCity are unique and memorable. Our fun, engaging atmosphere and convenient uptown location set us apart from the ordinary! PRIVATE EVENT AMENITIES & OPTIONS -Choice of private and semi-private spaces, which can include private bowling lanes, private bars, billiards, and more -65+ big screen HD televisions and the largest sports ticker in town -Personalize your event with music of your choice, cornhole boards, Wii system, ping pong table, on-site photo booth, or fun bowling “mini games” -Full audio/visual capabilities for presentations, speeches, picture slideshows, or displaying your company logo -Gaming area that includes air hockey, skee-ball, golden tee, Pac-Man, and much more! 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.
Charlotte, NC  
Capacity: 300
$350-$8,400 per event
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.
Charlotte, NC  
Capacity: 50
$18-$48 per person
$75-$2,000 per event
Vine American Kitchen is a premier casual restaurant and wine bar that invites you to discover the sensational flavors of our fresh, local, pick of the season American cuisine menu. Whether you are planning a social event or a corporate gathering, our unique and flavorful approach to dining is sure to delight your guests. You may select from one of our preset menus, or our chef can customize a menu to fit your needs. Together, we will create an event to remember!
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.
Fort Mill, SC  
Capacity: 600
Our 2,100 acre greenway has venues for all occasions from weddings to small company picnics. THE DAIRY BARN: The two story venue located just minutes from Charlotte, NC is perfect for events of all sizes and designs. We've recently upgraded the Dairy Barn outdoor event space by enlarging the back patio and completely re-landscaping the front of the barn making it possible to host both indoor and outdoor events of all sizes. The Dairy Barn also offers two spaces for both parties to relax and get ready for their special occasion. This venue is perfect for weddings, corporate events, birthday parties and all special occasions! THE FIELD TRIAL BARN: This rustic red barn located on our gorgeous greenway is perfect for a breezy spring or crisp fall event. Enjoy an outdoor patio and fire pit and our indoor area with sliding doors and windows. This is the perfect place to let nature surround you as you celebrate your special occasion. RUSH PAVILION: This open-air shelter surrounded by our greenway features a beautiful hardwood ceiling with a stone fireplace overlooking Lake Haigler. The Rush Pavilion is ideal for team-building activities, company picnics, birthday parties and intimate wedding ceremonies and receptions.
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 http://www.facebook.com/LorayMillEventHall 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 http://encaptured.smugmug.com/Events/Non-Profit/Gaston-Hospice-/2015-Night-of-a-Thousand-Stars/i-ZH64PhH 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