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.