Planning an event in Raleigh, N.C., comes easy when you’re working with destination experts at Visit Raleigh. Understanding the intricate needs of event planners, Visit Raleigh serves as a trusted ally, offering a myriad of free resources and expertise to make your vision a reality.

"I believe the role of the CVB is one of the world's best-kept secrets. Our team is at the hub of all things Raleigh, N.C. We know the venues, hotels and other valuable resources, and our services are at no cost to the planner. Choosing Visit Raleigh as a resource in sourcing and servicing events saves those who plan meetings of all sizes the most important value of all: their time," says Visit Raleigh director of sales Malinda Harrell, CMP Fellow, CASE.

Here’s how Visit Raleigh can help ensure a seamless and memorable experience for both hosts and attendees:

Industry insight and expertise

  • We offer in-depth knowledge of Raleigh's key industry clusters, assisting planners in aligning events with the city's strengths.
  • We provide strategic guidance, equipping planners with destination knowledge and resources.
  • Our extensive network ensures access to top-notch amenities, meeting facilities and services tailored to meet every need.

Streamlined planning resources

  • Our processes and use of our comprehensive database simplifies venue selection, accommodation booking and vendor sourcing.
  • We secure proposals from the meeting facilities that meet the criteria for your meeting or event.
  • We assist in the bidding process, including preparing the bid, securing letters of invitation from key officials and presenting the information to your decision-making body.
  • We arrange and direct site inspections of meeting facilities and attractions.

Enhanced event support services

  • We provide helpful literature including our Official Visitors Guide, calendar of events and maps for your meeting, and also provide customized calendars, signs and banners for your event. 
  • We assist with locating quality services and products for your event.
  • We help secure online housing (if you are using two or more hotels) and provide ideas for dine-around options, off-site receptions, special events and guest programs.
  • Our Tourism Ambassadors volunteer corps can staff information booths on-site at your event, and also provide welcome services to include welcome letters and personalized welcomes.
  • We provide registration assistance at minimal cost.

Tools for attendance building

  • Our Digital Marketing Tool Kit and photo library of area images provide content and assets to help build attendance for your meeting in Raleigh, N.C.
  • We can supply a local media list/tips on best outlets to reach out to, news media planning and additional research.
  • We provide resources for publicizing your organization's meeting, convention or trade show.
  • We can build a custom welcome webpage for your group on, providing basic destination information and ideas for attendees for things to do, dining and more.

Have questions or want to know more about Raleigh, N.C.? Contact our sales team today!