Snohomish County, WA Meeting Planning Overview
Conveniently located minutes north of Seattle, Snohomish County is hugged by the Puget Sound and the Cascade Mountains, making this meeting-friendly destination one with lots of recreation, adventure, and beautiful scenery. When it's time for business, Snohomish County features major conference centers and arenas, as well as indoor and outdoor unique venues, conference hotels, and much more – but in between meetings, Snohomish County delights with its host of attractions, shopping, dining, and more.
Visitors to Snohomish County can fly into Seattle-Tacoma International Airport or Paine Field Airport. The county features a handful of Amtrak stations, making rail travel fast and convenient. Once in Snohomish County, meeting visitors can navigate the region aboard the Community Transit and Everett Transit bus systems, or even aboard the Washington State Ferries system.
The county's well-connected transportation offerings make it easy to get to its major meeting venues, including the Lynnwood Convention Center, as well as the Edward D. Hansen Conference Center in Everett. Spanning 34,000 square feet of flexible space, the Lynnwood Convention Center boasts a modern, yet welcoming design with plenty of natural light and event service options. Featuring nearly 64,000 square feet of event space, the Edward D. Hansen Conference Center at the XFINITY Arena features an 11,385-square-foot Grand Ballroom, conference rooms, and 57,000 square feet of exhibition space in the arena and community ice rink.
Beyond the Lynnwood Convention Center and Edward D. Hansen Conference Center, Snohomish County features a host of unique venues and group activities ranging from an obstacle ropes course to whale watching tours. Groups can also tour such hotspots as the Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour, the only publicly available opportunity to tour a commercial jet assembly plant in North America – and a fantastic meeting and event venue. Moreover, many of the area's restaurants feature group-friendly space perfect for winding down after a day of meetings.