The Charlotte Convention Center

501 South College Street Charlotte, NC
Max Capacity: 65801 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.

Location
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: 50
$18-$48 per person
$75-$1,500 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!
Concord, NC  
Capacity: 2500
$15-$80 per person
Fun is the first thing to consider when you're bringing people together. At Dave & Buster's, everyone will enjoy the new mix of fun, whether it's for business or to celebrate with friends and family. We have the right space and the food and drink options to make your event the most fun ever. The venue facilitates itself with different rooms like The Show Room, The Champions Room, our Viewpoint Billiards Rooms - if you're looking to go BIG, the whole place is available for rent too! You just might be the world's greatest party planner when you rent the whole place - up to 65,000 square feet of the new mix of fun! Guests can mix and mingle in the Grand Dining Room, hang out by the bar and have full reign of the Midway. It has audio visual capabilities and setup options galore. It provides completely customization with spaces for 20 to 2,000 guests and we're here to help every step of the way! - All-Inclusive Packages with Chef-Crafted Menus - Premium Bar Selection & Innovative Cocktails - One-of-a-Kind Entertainment Venue - Professional Event Planner & Team - Structured Team Building Activities - Rent Us Exclusively for Groups of Up to 2,000 - Hundreds of State-of-the-Art Arcade Games - Several Private Rooms & Meeting Spaces Per Location - Free Wi-Fi, Audio/Video Equipment, HDTVs & Set-up Assistance
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: 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: 600
$135-$1,500 per event
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, racing 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: 50
$40 per person
$500 per event
ROOTS is a cafe by day and a perfect spot for your small to medium sized event at night. We are located in the heart of Charlotte's historic Southend Neighborhood. Perfect for Engagement Parties, Birthdays, Rehearsal Dinners, Team Building, Baby Showers, Holiday and Office Parties.
Charlotte, NC  
Capacity: 60
$2,000 per event
Perfect venue for Corporate Parties and Events. Our studio was built in 1944 and just underwent a major renovation last Fall. Our space is anchored by a 16' wide stainless/barnwood serving bar, cocktail tables/linens and church pews for additional seating. We have a kitchen that has a sink, range and refrigerator. This is a perfect Venue for Corporate and Private Parties. We have a PA system available in case our clients are hosting live music or DJ activities.
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.
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.