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Greensboro, NC Event Planning

Key Highlights

Hotels 64
Total Sleeping Rooms 8,114
Committable Sleeping Rooms* 985
Committable Meeting Rooms* 79
Convention Center Space 150,000 Sq. Ft.
Largest Exhibit Space 250,000 Sq. Ft.
Largest Ballroom 40,000 Sq. Ft.
Average Hotel Room Rate USD $98
Average Daily Meal Cost USD $54
Average Weekly Car Rental USD $158
*Maximum for a single hotel

Greensboro, NC Meeting Planning Overview

A city known for its cleanliness and old fashioned hospitality, Greensboro is an ideal destination for meetings all of sizes. Located in the center of North Carolina and the Eastern seaboard, Greensboro is easily reached by air thanks to nearby Piedmont Triad International Airport. Once in the city, guests hop aboard the expansive public bus system to quickly reach popular downtown destinations and Greensboro event venues, including the largest hotel in North Carolina and the Greensboro Coliseum Complex, one of the largest entertainment facilities in the Southeast.

At the forefront of Greensboro's event facilities is the Joseph S. Koury Convention Center. Located within the 1,016-room Sheraton Greensboro at the Four Seasons, the convention center offers 250,000 square feet of versatile meeting space. Guests can attend seminars and breakout sessions in one of 79 meeting rooms, while the center's three ballrooms are well-suited to receptions, galas and black-tie affairs.

Beyond its award-winning convention center, Greensboro is home to a host of unique event spaces. From theaters to historical mansions, innovative museums to award-winning restaurants, Greensboro's meeting sites and facilities allow meeting guests to get down to business without missing out on all that the city has to offer. The Blandwood Mansion, considered the oldest standing example of Italianate architecture in the country, welcomes up to 315 guests in its striking Carriage House. The Natural Science Center accommodates private functions in spaces that range from an outdoor zoo to a state-of-the-art theater. Or, infuse events with savory flavors at popular restaurants Solaris or Undercurrent, both of which can be rented for group dining.

Aside from its wealth of event locations, Greensboro's immense popularity as a meeting destination has been bolstered by recent downtown revitalization efforts. New entertainment and residential developments have enlivened Greensboro's downtown district, now home to more than 50 restaurants and nightclubs, three theaters and several museums and attractions. Not only is Greensboro's cityscape becoming trendier scene for guests, it's also an environmentally friendly one. In fact, the Department of Energy awarded Greensboro with entry into the Clean Cities Hall of Fame in 2004.

Greensboro's thriving economy is based on such industries as manufacturing, textiles and insurance, as it serves as headquarters for such corporations as Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc., VF Corporation, the International Textile Group and Lincoln Financial Group. Greensboro is also home to many prominent colleges and universities, including University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro College, Elon University School of Law, and Bennett College for Women.

About Greensboro, NC / Additional Info

A cultural, arts and entertainment hub in the Piedmont region of North Carolina, Greensboro has grown to be a thriving, cosmopolitan locale. Purchased as a 42-acre tract of land in 1808, Greensboro started to experience real growth in the 1840s after its inclusion on a new railroad line. Its role as the "Gate City" continues today, as Greensboro serves as a major regional freight hub and a stop for two Amtrak passenger routes.

Despite its rapid growth in both size and population in the 20th century, Greensboro has not lost its charming personality and serene landscape. Situated among gently rolling hills and midway between the Blue Ridge and Great Smoky Mountains in the west and Atlantic beaches in the east, Greensboro's natural beauty is unparalleled. Make the most of its breathtaking outdoors by walking the elevated boardwalk of the Bog Garden, home to the animals and plants native to the wetland ecosystem. Or, explore the 17-acre Greensboro Arboretum, home to display gardens and 12 permanent plant collections.

Nature lovers as well as history buffs can find something to love about attractions such as the Guilford Courthouse National Military Park. Here, 2.5 miles of trails take visitors past monuments and memorials honoring this Revolutionary War battle. History also comes alive at the Greensboro Historical Museum, home to thousands of local decorative arts and artifacts, including the world's largest collection of Confederate firearms. Offering a more modern perspective, the International Civil Rights Center and Museum chronicles civil rights history, focusing on current civil rights issues and freedom movements around the world.

Guests to Greensboro can also enjoy some of its culture at points of interest such as the Weatherspoon Art Museum, home to a nationally-recognized collection of more than 5,600 modern and contemporary works. The city's North Carolina A&T State University Galleries are considered one of the best collections of African culture in the country. Or, simply take a stroll along the streets of Old Greensborough, a revitalized turn-of-the-century district full of antique shops, galleries and cafes.

Touring all of Greensboro's attractions is sure to leave any visitor hungry, and luckily, the city does not disappoint with its dining scene. Indulge in bold global flavors at Table 16, or travel to Italy at the 19th century Tuscan plaza-like Green Valley Grill. Keeping in line with the city's commitment to eco-friendly living, Greensboro's Print Works Bistro serves delicious European fare from its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)-certified restaurant. Clearly ahead of the curve, Greensboro proves it's possible to blend Old World style with contemporary flair.

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