Raleigh Convention Center

  • Address: 500 S. Salisbury St., Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Phone: 919.996.8500

About

Since opening in Sept. 2008, the Raleigh Convention Center has been a remarkable resource for groups from 50 to 5,000. The dedicated staff is here to make sure each visitor’s needs—whether as an attendee, planner or exhibitor—are met.

The Raleigh Convention Center is a bustling hub for the culture, commerce and technologies that make the area one of the most admired and sought after places in the United States. The modern, 500,000-square-foot facility includes a soaring street-level lobby, an elegant ballroom and a massive exhibit hall as well as cutting-edge tech amenities and award-winning culinary delights.

You’ll be welcomed into a grand lobby of dazzling floor-to-ceiling windows. Open and airy, the 4,100-square-foot, street-level mezzanine overlooks the exhibit hall and provides easy access to all other areas of the center and the attached Raleigh Marriott City Center. Granite details, stunning artwork, casual seating and a gracious reception area create the ideal spot to mix and mingle before or after events.

The convention center is home to the iconic Cree Shimmer Wall, closely associated with the Red Hat Amphitheater (across the street!) and Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, plus just steps from downtown Raleigh restaurants and hot spots. In 2011, the center earned the honor of "Most Creative Place to Host a Meeting" from ConventionSouth magazine.

  • About

    Since opening in Sept. 2008, the Raleigh Convention Center has been a remarkable resource for groups from 50 to 5,000. The dedicated staff is here to make sure each visitor’s needs—whether as an attendee, planner or exhibitor—are met.

    The Raleigh Convention Center is a bustling hub for the culture, commerce and technologies that make the area one of the most admired and sought after places in the United States. The modern, 500,000-square-foot facility includes a soaring street-level lobby, an elegant ballroom and a massive exhibit hall as well as cutting-edge tech amenities and award-winning culinary delights.

    You’ll be welcomed into a grand lobby of dazzling floor-to-ceiling windows. Open and airy, the 4,100-square-foot, street-level mezzanine overlooks the exhibit hall and provides easy access to all other areas of the center and the attached Raleigh Marriott City Center. Granite details, stunning artwork, casual seating and a gracious reception area create the ideal spot to mix and mingle before or after events.

    The convention center is home to the iconic Cree Shimmer Wall, closely associated with the Red Hat Amphitheater (across the street!) and Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, plus just steps from downtown Raleigh restaurants and hot spots. In 2011, the center earned the honor of "Most Creative Place to Host a Meeting" from ConventionSouth magazine.

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    General Amenities
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  • Meeting Facility
    Facility Info
    Meeting Rooms
    • Number of Rooms 41
    • Total Sq. Ft. 500,000
    • Largest Room 146,843
    • Theatre Capacity 15,000
    • Banquet Capacity 12,000
    • Exhibits Space
    • Booths 790
    • Large Floor Plan View/Download File
    • Indoor
    • ABC Permits
    • Alcohol Allowed
    • Band Allowed
    • Chairs Provided
    • AV Equipment
    • Parking Onsite
    • Permanent Stage
    • Tables Provided
    • Wireless in Meeting Space
    • Rental Equipment Available
    • A/V Provider On Site
    • Banquet Facilities
    • Maximum Seating Capacity
    • Meeting Space sq ft 100K – 500K
    • Meeting / Exhibit Space Sq. Ft. 146843
    • Smallest Event Room Seating 30
    Ballroom A
    • Total Sq. Ft.: 10,105
    • Banquet Capacity: 550
    • Booth Capacity: 42
    • Classroom Capacity: 936
    • Theater Capacity: 1,123
    Ballroom A+B
    • Total Sq. Ft.: 22,545
    • Banquet Capacity: 1,300
    • Booth Capacity: 110
    • Classroom Capacity: 2,080
    • Theater Capacity: 2,511
    Ballroom A+B+C
    • Total Sq. Ft.: 32,617
    • Banquet Capacity: 2,000
    • Booth Capacity: 161
    • Classroom Capacity: 3,016
    • Theater Capacity: 3,630
    Ballroom B
    • Total Sq. Ft.: 12,440
    • Banquet Capacity: 700
    • Booth Capacity: 60
    • Classroom Capacity: 1,092
    • Theater Capacity: 1,388
    Ballroom B+C
    • Total Sq. Ft.: 22,512
    • Banquet Capacity: 1,300
    • Booth Capacity: 110
    • Classroom Capacity: 2,080
    • Theater Capacity: 2,507
    Ballroom C
    • Total Sq. Ft.: 10,072
    • Banquet Capacity: 550
    • Booth Capacity: 42
    • Classroom Capacity: 884
    • Theater Capacity: 1,119
    Exhibit Hall B+C
    • Total Sq. Ft.: 101,205
    • Banquet Capacity: 8,400
    • Booth Capacity: 542
    • Theater Capacity: 9,500
    Exhibit Hall A
    • Total Sq. Ft.: 45,638
    • Banquet Capacity: 3,580
    • Booth Capacity: 248
    • Theater Capacity: 4,576
    Exhibit Hall A+B
    • Total Sq. Ft.: 99,907
    • Banquet Capacity: 8,140
    • Booth Capacity: 544
    • Theater Capacity: 9,500
    Exhibit Hall A+B+C
    • Total Sq. Ft.: 146,843
    • Banquet Capacity: 12,000
    • Booth Capacity: 790
    • Theater Capacity: 15,000
    Exhibit Hall B
    • Total Sq. Ft.: 54,269
    • Banquet Capacity: 4,300
    • Booth Capacity: 296
    • Theater Capacity: 5,720
    Exhibit Hall C
    • Total Sq. Ft.: 46,936
    • Banquet Capacity: 3,840
    • Booth Capacity: 246
    • Theater Capacity: 4,680
    Lobby
    • Total Sq. Ft.: 11,500
    • Booth Capacity: 25
    Room 201
    • Total Sq. Ft.: 1,424
    • Banquet Capacity: 80
    • Classroom Capacity: 98
    • Theater Capacity: 158
    Room 202
    • Total Sq. Ft.: 776
    • Banquet Capacity: 30
    • Classroom Capacity: 53
    • Theater Capacity: 86
    Room 203
    • Total Sq. Ft.: 814
    • Banquet Capacity: 40
    • Classroom Capacity: 55
    • Theater Capacity: 90
    Room 204
    • Total Sq. Ft.: 795
    • Banquet Capacity: 40
    • Classroom Capacity: 54
    • Theater Capacity: 88
    Room 205
    • Total Sq. Ft.: 826
    • Banquet Capacity: 40
    • Classroom Capacity: 57
    • Theater Capacity: 94
    Room 206
    • Total Sq. Ft.: 1,381
    • Banquet Capacity: 80
    • Classroom Capacity: 95
    • Theater Capacity: 153
    Room 301A
    • Total Sq. Ft.: 1,758
    • Banquet Capacity: 100
    • Classroom Capacity: 120
    • Theater Capacity: 194
    Room 301A+B
    • Total Sq. Ft.: 3,495
    • Banquet Capacity: 250
    • Classroom Capacity: 239
    • Theater Capacity: 387
    Room 301B
    • Total Sq. Ft.: 1,737
    • Banquet Capacity: 100
    • Classroom Capacity: 119
    • Theater Capacity: 193
    Room 302A
    • Total Sq. Ft.: 1,847
    • Banquet Capacity: 100
    • Classroom Capacity: 126
    • Theater Capacity: 205
    Room 302A+B
    • Total Sq. Ft.: 3,618
    • Banquet Capacity: 225
    • Classroom Capacity: 232
    • Theater Capacity: 402
    Room 302A+B+C
    • Total Sq. Ft.: 5,367
    • Banquet Capacity: 400
    • Classroom Capacity: 368
    • Theater Capacity: 596
    Room 302B
    • Total Sq. Ft.: 1,771
    • Banquet Capacity: 100
    • Classroom Capacity: 121
    • Theater Capacity: 197
    Room 302B+C
    • Total Sq. Ft.: 3,520
    • Banquet Capacity: 225
    • Classroom Capacity: 232
    • Theater Capacity: 391
    Room 302C
    • Total Sq. Ft.: 1,749
    • Banquet Capacity: 100
    • Classroom Capacity: 120
    • Theater Capacity: 194
    Room 303
    • Total Sq. Ft.: 1,716
    • Banquet Capacity: 90
    • Classroom Capacity: 140
    • Theater Capacity: 190
    Room 304
    • Total Sq. Ft.: 2,257
    • Banquet Capacity: 140
    • Classroom Capacity: 155
    • Theater Capacity: 260
    Room 305A
    • Total Sq. Ft.: 1,847
    • Banquet Capacity: 100
    • Classroom Capacity: 120
    • Theater Capacity: 203
    Room 305A+B
    • Total Sq. Ft.: 3,682
    • Banquet Capacity: 225
    • Classroom Capacity: 232
    • Theater Capacity: 406
    Room 305B
    • Total Sq. Ft.: 1,835
    • Banquet Capacity: 100
    • Classroom Capacity: 120
    • Theater Capacity: 203
    Room 306A
    • Total Sq. Ft.: 1,846
    • Banquet Capacity: 100
    • Classroom Capacity: 128
    • Theater Capacity: 203
    Room 306A+B
    • Total Sq. Ft.: 3,692
    • Banquet Capacity: 225
    • Classroom Capacity: 256
    • Theater Capacity: 406
    Room 306A+B+C
    • Total Sq. Ft.: 5,538
    • Banquet Capacity: 400
    • Classroom Capacity: 384
    • Theater Capacity: 611
    Room 306B
    • Total Sq. Ft.: 1,846
    • Banquet Capacity: 100
    • Classroom Capacity: 128
    • Theater Capacity: 203
    Room 306B+C
    • Total Sq. Ft.: 3,692
    • Banquet Capacity: 225
    • Classroom Capacity: 256
    • Theater Capacity: 407
    Room 306C
    • Total Sq. Ft.: 1,846
    • Banquet Capacity: 100
    • Classroom Capacity: 128
    • Theater Capacity: 205
    Room 307
    • Total Sq. Ft.: 701
    • Banquet Capacity: 30
    • Classroom Capacity: 48
    • Theater Capacity: 77
    Room 402
    • Total Sq. Ft.: 3,829
    • Banquet Capacity: 180
    • Classroom Capacity: 232
    • Theater Capacity: 363
  • Events
    • Recurring weekly on Thursday, Friday, Saturday until July 21, 2018
    • Times: Thurs., Fri., 10am–6pm; Sat., 10am–5pm
    • Venue: Raleigh Convention Center
    • Admission: $8, pre-registration admission ($15, day-of registration); $19, class session; value packages available
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