The Charlotte Convention Center

501 South College Street, Charlotte, NC
Capacity: 5,000 people

About The Charlotte Convention Center

Conveniently located in Uptown Charlotte, just 7 miles from Charlotte Douglas International Airport, the Charlotte Convention Center opened in 1995 as the city’s premier meeting and convention space. The facility offers an award-winning full-service, in-house catering department, concierge service, a visitor information center, gift shop, and a preferred in-house A/V provider with complete inventory of equipment and professional technicians. The Charlotte Convention Center has become one of a growing number of large convention facilities across the United States and the first in North Carolina to “go green.” In addition to procedures implemented like the usage of biodegradable cups made from corn products, the facility has gone the extra mile and added substantial recycling programs, environmentally friendly cleaning products, and energy-saving initiatives. The Charlotte Convention Center features approximately 550,000 total square feet of space, including: - 280,000 square feet of exhibit space that can be separated into four halls. - 126,500 square feet of flexible meeting space, which includes 37 meetings rooms, the 35,000-square-foot Richardson Ballroom (can be separated into three rooms), and the 40,000-square-foot Crown Ballroom for a total of 41 breakout rooms. - Pre-function space totaling 90,800 square feet, which includes 20,400 square feet of meeting room pre-function space, an approximately 20,000-square-foot garden, a 17,800-square-foot terrace near the Richardson Ballroom, 15,000 square feet of pre-function space surrounding the Richardson Ballroom, 11,600 square feet of pre-function space surrounding the Crown Ballroom, and an approximately 6,000-square-foot overstreet bridge connecting the NASCAR Hall of Fame complex to the Charlotte Convention Center. - 43,000 square feet of concourse space that can be used for registration or other components of your program. - Six VIP show offices overlooking the exhibit halls that totals approximately 5,700 square feet. - Approximately 4,000 square feet of space in the Delish Food Court, which offers Einstein Bros. Bagels, Buon Cibo, Bojangles’ Famous Chicken ‘n Biscuits, and Starbucks.

Event Spaces

Ballroom Division A
Ballroom Division B
Ballroom Division C
Ballroom Division D
Ballroom Pre-Function
Ballroom Terrace
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.

Venue Types
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • On-Site Catering Service
  • Wireless Internet/Wi-Fi
  • Max Number of People for an Event: 5000
  • Number of Event/Function Spaces: 62
  • 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 Meeting Room Space (Square Feet): 90,000