North Carolina Meeting & Event Planning City Guide

North Carolina meeting and event planning destinations offer a plethora of possibilities for planners, depending on what the attendees need. Choices aren’t limited to Charlotte or Raleigh/Durham: event attendees can take advantage of downtown Asheville’s The Venue, a facility with three spaces for a total of 13,000 square feet, while Greensboro’s The Empire Room offers a 12,000-square-foot ballroom. For larger events, planners can turn to North Carolina meeting and event planning such as the Greensboro Coliseum Complex, offering arena seating for up to 23,500 and a 150,000-square-foot Special Events Center.

North Carolina Meeting Destinations

Asheville, NC

Asheville, NC

Artistic Asheville features the U. of North Carolina campus the site of a Civil War battle; meeting and event planning there includes Magnetic Theatre.

Hotels71
Total Sleeping Rooms6,684
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
515
Convention Ctr Space-

Charlotte, NC

Charlotte, NC

Charlotte, the Queen City, is the nation’s second-largest banking center (after the Big Apple); its meeting and event planning itinerary should include the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

Hotels133
Total Sleeping Rooms19,421
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
700
Convention Ctr Space445,000 Sq. Ft.

Durham, NC

Durham, NC

The former base of Bull Durham Tobacco, Durham is now a major biotechnology, medicine and information technology center, and a popular setting for meeting and event planning in North Carolina.

Hotels54
Total Sleeping Rooms6,785
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
331
Convention Ctr Space-

Greensboro, NC

Greensboro, NC

Greensboro is a clean, environmentally aware city for planning meetings and events in North Carolina. Its attractive location on the Eastern seaboard is enhanced by a recent revamp of the city's historic downtown district.

Hotels62
Total Sleeping Rooms8,031
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
990
Convention Ctr Space150,000 Sq. Ft.

Raleigh, NC

Raleigh, NC

Home of the state capitol and one of the country’s biggest research parks, Raleigh meeting and event planning pairs hospitality with top-shelf venues like the Raleigh Convention Center.

Hotels145
Total Sleeping Rooms34,728
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
400
Convention Ctr Space219,318 Sq. Ft.

Wilmington, NC

Wilmington, NC

Meeting and event planning in Wilmington includes a number of facilities, first of which is the new Wilmington Convention Center. Other venues include Wilmington Railroad Museum and the USS North Carolina.

Hotels40
Total Sleeping Rooms1,648
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
295
Convention Ctr Space107,000 Sq. Ft.

Cabarrus County, NC

Cabarrus County, NC

When planning meetings and events in Cabarrus County, make sure your group loves NASCAR. If they do, then area attractions like Charlotte Motor Speedway, zMAX Dragway, and Concord Motorsports Park will make them happy, indeed.

Hotels28
Total Sleeping Rooms2,700
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
-
Convention Ctr Space-

Chapel Hill, NC

Chapel Hill, NC

Chapel Hill, home to the U. of North Carolina, is one corner of Research Triangle and a hotbed for music; meeting and event planning choices include the Coker Arboretum.

Hotels13
Total Sleeping Rooms1,484
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
185
Convention Ctr Space17,000 Sq. Ft.

Greenville, NC

Greenville, NC

To those planning meetings and event in Greenville, the chief advantages are its commercial, cultural and medical industries of the region, as well as being home to East Carolina University.

Hotels19
Total Sleeping Rooms1,604
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
-
Convention Ctr Space35,000 Sq. Ft.

Smithfield, NC

Smithfield, NC

When meeting and event planning in Smithfield, rally the group around the Ava Gardner Museum, Smithfield’s most famous resident. And don’t forget to have a little barbecue.

Hotels36
Total Sleeping Rooms2,000
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
-
Convention Ctr Space-

Winston-Salem, NC

Winston-Salem, NC

Meeting and event planning in Winston-Salem? Take advantage of vintage venues and cultural attractions, in addition to the excellent dedicated meeting space.

Hotels32
Total Sleeping Rooms3,803
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
-
Convention Ctr Space-

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