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Ocean City, MD Event Planning

Key Highlights

Hotels 100
Total Sleeping Rooms 10,000
Committable Sleeping Rooms* 335
Convention Center Space 214,000 Sq. Ft.
Average Hotel Room Rate USD $112
Average Daily Meal Cost USD $71
Average Weekly Car Rental USD $519
*Maximum for a single hotel

Ocean City, MD Meeting Planning Overview

Ocean City, Maryland's beach destination, located on the Atlantic shores has always been known as a family resort. This 10-mile barrier island with all its natural beauty is also an excellent meeting and event venue!

With the spacious Roland E. Powell Convention Center located in the center of town you will find an ever- changing facility. Expanding again to accommodate its many groups, this bayside building boasts terrific views, relaxing event space for pre and post functions and comfortable meeting rooms. The large exhibit halls and lovely bayside ballroom provide large events the space and amenities for a successful gathering or productive meeting.

Ocean City is situated on the Atlantic seaboard and is easily accessible for those driving from Routes 50, 13 and 1, making the Washington, Baltimore and Philadelphia areas just a few hours away. For those traveling longer distance, the Salisbury- Ocean City airport (SBY) offers service by American Airlines with connections to major hubs of Charlotte and Philadelphia. Shuttle services are available from Baltimore's BWI or Washington's Reagan National.

Hotels with large meeting space in Ocean City include the 251-room Grand Hotel & Spa, which has 10,000 square feet of meeting space; the 250-room Clarion Resort Hotel, which has a 40,000-square-foot conference center; the 237-room Carousel Hotel & Condominiums, which contains 12,000 square feet of meeting space; the 216-room Holiday Inn Oceanfront Ocean City, which has 6,700 square feet of meeting space; the 335-room Princess Royale Resort with 30,000 square feet of meeting space accommodating up to 600 persons and the Dunes Manor Hotel & Court with 4,000 square feet of meeting and event space.

Many other hotels have smaller meeting spaces accommodating retreats, small meetings and social gatherings. See more about them on the City's official tourism and meeting site.

For your group's relaxation time, Ocean City offers not only the beach but outlet shopping and 15 local golf courses. Amusements in season include the iconic Trimper's Rides, Jolly Roger at the Pier and Amusement Park, and endless mini-golf, arcades, boardwalk games and food to delight anyone.

For those interested in a bit of enrichment while they visit, the town's own Life Saving Station Museum offers not only a glimpse of the early surfmen but offers the best view of the Inlet and Assateague Island to be had. Nearby Assateague Island National Seashore Park is home to the famous wild ponies who roam free. Items of women's history and culture can be viewed at the Museums of Worcester County and the Harriet Tubman Visitor Center also located on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.

Organized and private tours include the OC Foodie Tour, helicopter rides, Ocean City Ghost Tours and Assateague Island Tours. These make excellent spouse or breakout events.

Food is important to any meeting or gathering. The official caterer at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center, Centerplate, will work with you to create the perfect menu. When exploring the town, check our Show Your Badge program for special convention attendee offers. From fine dining to a famous crab feast you will find something to please.

To find out more about Ocean City's Convention Center and all that Ocean City has to offer your meeting or event, contact Regina Brittingham, Convention Sales. 410-289-2800.

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