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Virginia Meeting & Event Planning City Guide

Virginia meeting and event planning destinations are among the most historic in America, from DC neighborhoods to Norfolk and Hampton Roads. Consider Richmond, which has the Valentine Richmond History Center and The Museum of the Confederacy. Virginia meeting and event planning destinations also offer diversity, when selecting the right Virginia event venue, planners can choose from the popular Virginia Beach area to the majestic Shenandoah Valley resorts.

Virginia Meeting Destinations

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Charlottesville, VA

Charlottesville, VA

Meeting and event planning in Charlottesville combines the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains, award-winning wineries and arts and culture – all within two hours from Washington, DC.

Hotels26
Total Sleeping Rooms2,867
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
235
Convention Ctr Space22,000 Sq. Ft.

Harrisonburg, VA

Harrisonburg, VA

Meeting and event planning in Harrisonburg gives groups an instant historical immersion: the city is on the National Register of Historic Places, as well as a designated Virginia Main Street Community.

Hotels20
Total Sleeping Rooms865
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
-
Convention Ctr Space-

Norfolk, VA

Norfolk, VA

For meeting and event planning, popular Norfolk offers a seaside setting, venues like the Waterside Convention Center and unique spots like the Tiffany Gallery.

Hotels31
Total Sleeping Rooms3,500
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
468
Convention Ctr Space-

Richmond, VA

Richmond, VA

The strong history of Virginia’s capital city hasn’t held it back from forward progress, and those planning meetings and events in Richmond benefit from improvements like the downtown revitalization.

Hotels245
Total Sleeping Rooms18,000
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
410
Convention Ctr Space700,000 Sq. Ft.

Roanoke, VA

Roanoke, VA

When planning meetings and events in Roanoke, try to incorporate views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, which are spectacular here. Venues that incorporate regional culture include urban facilities and nearby resorts.

Hotels29
Total Sleeping Rooms3,278
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
300
Convention Ctr Space110,000 Sq. Ft.

Virginia Beach, VA

Virginia Beach, VA

Virginia Beach’s strong tourism infrastructure translates to easy meeting and event planning. Venues range from contemporary art centers to an aquarium.

Hotels80
Total Sleeping Rooms11,953
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
400
Convention Ctr Space150,012 Sq. Ft.

Alexandria, VA

Alexandria, VA

Meeting and event planning in Alexandria, opposite Washington, DC, includes iconic venues like the Torpedo Factory Arts Center, after which attendees can relax in grand Old Town.

Hotels27
Total Sleeping Rooms4,667
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
496
Convention Ctr Space-

Arlington, VA

Arlington, VA

Originally part of D.C. and home to Reagan National Airport and the Pentagon, meeting and event planning in Arlington offers downtown convenience with 44 hotels and 11 Metrorail stations.

Hotels45
Total Sleeping Rooms11,030
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
697
Convention Ctr Space-

Chesapeake, VA

Chesapeake, VA

Chesapeake is nearby the historic Great Dismal Swamp, where Washington tried to make his fortune. Meeting and event planning offerings include the Chesapeake Planetarium.

Hotels36
Total Sleeping Rooms3,319
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
226
Convention Ctr Space25,000 Sq. Ft.

Dulles Technology Corridor, VA

Dulles Technology Corridor, VA

Planning meetings and events in Dulles Technology Corridor, the industrial powerhouse in Virginia, has the advantage of easy access to all points on the Eastern Seaboard and being practically next door to the real powerhouse: Washington, DC.

Hotels150
Total Sleeping Rooms23,000
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
-
Convention Ctr Space-

Fairfax County, VA

Fairfax County, VA

Cross the Potomac River from DC and you'll land in Fairfax County. This area of Northern Virginia is a popular spot for meeting and event planning with its Fortune 500 corporations.

Hotels105
Total Sleeping Rooms18,000
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
518
Convention Ctr Space-

Fredericksburg, VA

Fredericksburg, VA

Meeting and event planning in Fredericksburg is made easy by its wealth of historic and fine-dining venues, as well as proximity to two DC airports

Hotels36
Total Sleeping Rooms3,310
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
-
Convention Ctr Space-

Glen Allen, VA

Glen Allen, VA

Anyone planning meetings and events in Richmond should consider venues in Glen Allen, an upscale district 15 miles away – particularly its Dominion Club with rotunda, amphitheater, golf course and lakeside lawn.

Hotels21
Total Sleeping Rooms2,238
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
-
Convention Ctr Space2,787 Sq. Ft.

Hampton, VA

Hampton, VA

Meeting and event planning in Hampton, a charming town with a laid-back waterfront, can be pure relaxation paired with history. The area is known for having a longstanding naval tradition, as well as being family-friendly.

Hotels21
Total Sleeping Rooms2,470
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
295
Convention Ctr Space344,000 Sq. Ft.

Loudoun County, VA

Loudoun County, VA

Meeting and event planning in Loudoun County means easy access to the nation’s capital and a wealth of Fortune 500 companies, amid rural beauty.

Hotels59
Total Sleeping Rooms5,566
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
-
Convention Ctr Space-

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