Wish You Were Here


Man, do we miss hosting meetings—and we can’t wait until we’re all able to breathe the same air again. In the meantime, Raleigh and its venues are doing everything in our power to protect the health and safety of visitors. And we can’t wait to welcome you back for the meetings yet-to-come. Read more

Meeting Planners Notebook

Re-opening guide and more—ways the complex is keeping facilities safe. The Raleigh Convention Center is proud to have expanded its already-stringent cleaning procedures in the wake of COVID-19. Without exception, the team is dedicated to go above and beyond to ensure...

Raleigh Convention and Performing Arts Complex has announced it has achieved Global Biorisk Advisory Council® (GBAC) STAR™ accreditation, the gold standard for prepared facilities. Under the guidance...

Since we can't give in-person tours right now due to the COVID-19 crisis, we rounded up fly-through videos of the Raleigh Convention Center and connected headquarters hotel Raleigh Marriott City...

Meeting Districts

Meeting and event strategists can choose between five separate meeting districts across the Raleigh, N.C., area. Each has its own personality and combination of features and may be just the right fit for your next event!

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Airport District

Here’s one obvious advantage of the Airport District–you are close to RDU International Airport so your attendees can have a very short commute to your meeting hotel!

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Cary District

When your must-have list includes charming and renowned quality of life, you’ll want to plan your event surrounded by everything Cary, N.C., has to offer.

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Downtown District

Anchored by the LEED Silver-certified, 500,000-square-foot Raleigh Convention Center, the downtown Raleigh meeting district is full of energy and vibrant, Southern culture.

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Midtown District

The Midtown District includes two compact, walkable areas with meeting hotels, restaurants, shopping and things to do.

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Raleigh West

Raleigh West includes two full-service hotels with 10,000+ square feet meeting space, some of the most popular things to do in Raleigh, N.C., and delicious dining.

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The Raleigh Convention Center is home to stimulating design, inspiring culture and superior service. View More

Flip through our Meeting Planners Guide for a comprehensive look at Raleigh, N.C., as a meeting destination. View More