An ancient Adriatic town with modern flavor, Budva, Montenegro welcomes some 350,000 visitors annually. The capital and fifth-largest city of Montenegro, Budva is famous for its dramatic cliffs, pristine beaches, exciting casinos and a rich, 2,500-year history. Budva event venues reflect the prosperity of this seaside destination.
Three major airports serve Budva. Tivat Airport is 10 miles away and taxi fare into Budva averages $50-$80. Podgorica Airport, 21 miles away, offers nine flights to destinations that include London and Budapest. Bus tickets from Podgorica to Budva run $9, while a taxi costs $72-$140, so negotiate beforehand rather than accepting the meter. The largest regional airport is Dubrovnik Airport in Croatia, 35 miles to the north, with average taxi fare to Budva running $130. Budva has an extensive bus system, making transportation within the city hassle-free.
Overlooking the water in central Budva, Adriatic Fair boasts 66,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space with pavilions and bazaars, making it the largest of event venues in Budva. With a diverse array of options including booth rental, planning assistance and catering, this venue easily accommodates large-scale congresses and informal events.
A large, two-story conference room for 320 and a smaller meeting room for 25 are available at the 227-room Hotel Tara. The hillside, 274-room Avala Resort and Villas, has 11 meeting spaces with a capacity of 236 and state-of-the-art, audio-visual equipment, catering services, and beach access (for later). A casino and four Budva meeting venues, the largest of which can seat 95, are available at the 236-room Queen of Montenegro Hotel.
Connected to the Hotel Mediteran, the Mediteran Congress Center offers 10 meeting rooms totaling 7,000 square feet for 1,300 guests. The sophisticated meeting facilities at Hotel Splendid Conference & Spa Resort in nearby Becici include Splendid Casino Royale, multifunctional Hall of Dynasties with simultaneous translation booths and 7,104 square feet, smaller meeting rooms, and a lounge and terrace that overlook the Adriatic. Historic Fortress Citadela Budva, built in 840, is one of the unique special event venues in Budva and is terrific for outdoor galas.
Old Town Budva's City Cafe's two terraces are ideal for cocktails and business receptions for 1,000. With authentic Mediterranean cuisine and urban flair, Perla Restaurant is perfect for groups of up to 200. One of the more informal event venues in Budva that overlooks Kupacica beach, Nik Gold Restaurant offers international cuisine and private dining space for 150.