The Charlotte Convention Center

501 South College Street, Charlotte, NC
Typically Responds within 24 hours
Max Capacity: 5,000 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.
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
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • On-Site Catering Service
  • Wireless Internet/Wi-Fi
Features
  • 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
Serving the Charlotte, NC Area
Capacity: 150  
$8-$40 /person
The Q serves up a melding of styles from eastern NC, western NC and SC created from cherished recipes. We also believe great Q means serving the freshest, most amazing meats smoked low and slow with homemade sauces on the side. This way you can sauce them in whatever style you want. Or not. That’s Queen City Q. And here… It’s All About the Q. Whether you have a small group of friends getting together, an after work happy hour or a large event for hundreds of people – we are the perfect place for your next event. Book our intimate, private dining room, our casual, lively top bar, or all or part of our main dining room or any combination of these spaces to accommodate your group. You can event reserve the entire place for your large or exclusive event!
Serving the Charlotte, NC Area
Capacity: 600
 
$135-$1,500 /event
Serving the Charlotte, NC Area
Capacity: 300
 
$600-$5,499 /event
Breathtaking outdoor backdrops and comfortable indoor spaces create a powerful setting for the most important events of your life. With a focus on elevating your experience without breaking budgets, Spinning Leaf will wow you with a beautiful and versatile facility coupled with the best hands-on service around. The 12 acre vineyard event rental venue is located in Shelby, North Carolina, conveniently located within an easy driving distance from Charlotte, Spartanburg, Hickory, Asheville, Greenville and Gastonia. Come for a visit soon and let this place capture your heart.
Serving the Charlotte, NC Area
Capacity: 70
 
$18-$48 /person
$75-$1,500 /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!
Serving the Charlotte, NC Area
Capacity: 250  
$29.95-$95.50 /person
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.
Serving the Charlotte, NC Area
Capacity: 200  
$3,000 /event
Victorian Crow’s Nest can plan the entire event or give you simply the in-house services – culinary, floral, and decorating. For Shirley Hilburn, wedding and special event planning comes easy. Her extraordinary attention to detail and organizational skills offer the ultimate in personalized service. Having had 25+ years experience in wedding consulting and special events planning along with her background in culinary service and floral artistry, Shirley understands every aspect of the event and ensures its highest quality. Whether you choose the beautifully landscaped grounds and authentic gardens, or the mansions interior, you can depend on our creative and professional staff. They will see that your celebration is filled with classic moments and endowed with all the qualities necessary to create unforgettable memories. We would be happy to host your event for a minimum of 75 guests
Serving the Charlotte, NC Area
Capacity: 150
 
$1,299 /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.
Serving the Charlotte, NC Area
Capacity: 160  
$31.95 /person
$495-$685 /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.
Serving the Charlotte, NC Area
 
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.
Serving the Charlotte, NC Area
Capacity: 2400
 
$500-$11,000 /event
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