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San Jose, CA Event Planning

Key Highlights

Hotels 58
Total Sleeping Rooms 14,166
Committable Sleeping Rooms* 6,200
Committable Meeting Rooms* 43
Convention Center Space 550,000 Sq. Ft.
Largest Exhibit Space 165,000 Sq. Ft.
Largest Ballroom 143,000 Sq. Ft.
Average Hotel Room Rate USD $218
Average Daily Meal Cost USD $64
Average Weekly Car Rental USD $174
*Maximum for a single hotel

Meeting Planning in San Jose, CA

Located downtown, the San Jose McEnery Convention Center offers superior technology and modern architecture. The convention center is a world-class meeting space and home of the San Jose Visitor Information and Business Center, making it a valuable first stop for visitors.

The convention center has undergone a tremendous renovation, adding more meeting space and technological advancements such as the free Wickedly Fast Wi-Fi, the nation's best free Wi-Fi experience. Our Wi-Fi service extends from the airport, throughout downtown, and within the convention center.

The San Jose McEnery Convention Center is surrounded by performing arts facilities, museums, and cultural attractions, offers 250+ eateries within walking distance, and is directly connected to 850 hotel rooms between the Hilton and Marriot. Hotel rooms are readily available with 2,200 committable rooms within walking distance from the convention center and a total of 8,000 rooms citywide. Planners can also benefit from the luxury of Team San Jose's innovative and pioneering one stop-service, a testament to 100 percent of meeting planners and tradeshow executives wanting to return. The Convention Center staff does it all, including an exceptional in-house food and beverage team.

Meeting planners can choose from one of seven Team San Jose managed venues and cultural facilities including the San Jose McEnery Convention Center and four historic theaters. Combined these venues offer 550,000 sq. ft. of meeting space.

The convention center offers 43 meeting rooms, an exhibit hall covering 143, 000 sq. ft., and an expansive grand ballroom with 35,194 sq. ft. for an overall 367,526 sq. ft. of meeting space. The center also features parking lot space for 500 vehicles.

The San Jose McEnery Convention Center sits in the center of downtown and boasts hundreds of events each year. Attendees come from the huge draw of Fanime, the Silicon Valley International Auto Show, many annual tech conferences, and smaller specialty events, meetings, and tradeshows. The Convention Center is a technologically-advanced meeting facility, offering superior global communication services, networking services, video streaming, and webcasting. The center is designed for optimal convenience and versatility with design elements including sleek lines, gleaming floors, and floor-to-ceiling windows that afford an unparalleled view of downtown San Jose.

San Jose McEnery Convention Center

Located in the heart of downtown, the San Jose McEnery Convention Center offers superior technology, breathtaking architecture and an extremely convenient location. Opened in 1989, the center is not only a world-class meeting space, but also the home of the San Jose Visitor Information and Business Center, making it an extremely popular visitor stop. The San Jose McEnery Convention Center is surrounded by performing arts facilities, museums and cultural attractions, offers almost 100 eateries within walking distance, and is connected to the luxurious, 353-room Hilton San Jose Hotel and Towers.

With 425,000 total square feet of exhibit space, the convention center features 143,000 square feet of column-free exhibit space, 100,000 square feet of pre-function space and a beautiful and versatile 22,000-square-foot ballroom. The center's 31 meeting rooms range in size to accommodate 50 to 2,400 guests.

The San Jose McEnery Convention Center is one of the most technologically-advanced meeting facilities in the world, offering superior global communication services, networking services, video streaming and webcasting. Centerplate, the center's exclusive caterer, specializes in San Jose regional cuisine. The center also features parking lot space for 500 vehicles.

Framed by a vibrant 125-foot-tall abstract tile mural, the modern, light-filled convention center is designed for optimal convenience and versatility. Design elements include sleek lines, gleaming floors and floor-to-ceiling windows that afford an unparalleled view of downtown San Jose. A meetings hotspot, the San Jose McEnery Convention Center has hosted such groups as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and the California Association for Bilingual Education.

 
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