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701 Pike Street Suite 800 98101

A City Ready for You

When meeting planners choose Seattle, attendees are in close proximity to countless restaurants, premier venues, vibrant arts and cultural institutions, and a variety of retail stores, all walkable in downtown Seattle. Most meeting spaces are less than 8 blocks away from Pike Place Market and under 5 minutes by monorail to the Space Needle. The opening of Summit—the first vertical convention center in North America—at Seattle Convention Center has transformed the city’s convention package. With more than 570,000 square feet of additional event space, the new building pairs with the existing Arch building just one-and-a-half blocks away to double the capacity of the entire campus. With the addition of Summit comes increased hotel capacity and other amenities that make Seattle a fitting, easy, and comfortable place to hold meetings. When you arrive in Seattle, you’ll find many historic and newly- built hotels bolster the city’s spirit of transformation. No matter what your needs, the Visit Seattle Sales Team can help you design and book a truly stand out experience. Learn more at visitseattle.org/meetings.

Awards

Venue Highlights

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Distance from airport

  • Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

    15 mi. from city center


Local Attractions

Pike Place Market

Historical landmark
6 blocks away
From the iconic market sign and Rachel the Piggy Bank to the gum wall, the original Starbucks cafe, well over 225 local artisans selling their wares, the famous fish-tossing tradition, and music-playing street performers, there are enough sights and sounds at Pike Place Market to pack a day (or more). The market added its historic MarketFront expansion in 2017, featuring an open-air plaza and fantastic views of Elliott Bay.
85 Pike St.
Ste. 500
Seattle, WA, US 98101

Chihuly Garden and Glass

Museum
2 minutes away
Located adjacent to the Space Needle in Seattle Center, the Chihuly Garden and Glass museum is dedicated to the work and career of locally born, world-renowned glassblower Dale Chihuly, who was introduced to the craft while studying at the University of Washington. It is the most comprehensive collection of his art to date, with interior galleries featuring a variety of his work in the medium. The pièce de résistance is the glasshouse, with a vibrant 100-foot-long sculpture in hues of red, orange, and yellow suspended from the ceiling.
305 Harrison St.
Seattle, WA, US 98109

Washington State Ferries

Recreation
8 blocks away
Accessible right from Seattle's Waterfront, a ride across Puget Sound aboard one of 22 Washington State Ferries vessels is a quintessential Pacific Northwest experience. Enjoy the breathtaking views from the bow of the boat as you cruise to the nearby communities of Bainbridge Island or Bremerton. This is one of those cases where the journey is as much fun as the destination.

Seattle Center Monorail

Recreation
2 blocks away
Another World’s Fair relic, the Seattle Center Monorail links Seattle Center—home of the Space Needle, Chihuly Garden and Glass, MoPOP and several other notable attractions—to downtown’s Westlake Center along an approximately one-mile route. The designated historic landmark can reach a top speed of 45 miles per hour and weaves between skyscrapers above the city streets. Photo: Howard Frisk

Starbucks Reserve Roastery & Tasting Room

Shopping
2 blocks away
You won’t have trouble finding a Starbucks here in the company’s hometown, but you’ll want to seek out this special Starbucks experience on Capitol Hill—just three blocks from Seattle Convention Center. The Starbucks Reserve Roastery & Tasting Room is a Willy Wonka-esque coffee wonderland, where you’ll find exclusive beverages, various brewing methods, a coffee library, and more. Photo courtesy: Starbucks Reserve Roastery & Tasting Room
1124 Pike St
Seattle, WA, US 9801

Space Needle

Historical landmark
2 minutes away
Built for the 1962 World’s Fair, the 605-foot-tall Space Needle quickly became an icon of the city that today is recognized far and wide. On the observation level, which you can reach via a 43-second elevator ride, see the doodle-on-a-napkin concept that led to the Space Needle design. Views from the top feature Elliott Bay, the Cascade Mountains, and even Mount Rainier. Photo: David Newman
400 Broad St.
Seattle, WA, US 98109

Seattle Great Wheel

Recreation
4 blocks away
Although it was only built in 2012, the Seattle Great Wheel has quickly become a fixture of the city’s skyline—plus it adds an entirely new sightseeing perspective, thanks to its location perched on the end of Pier 57. Enjoy three revolutions around in one of the air-conditioned gondolas to see the city, water, and mountains on the horizon. Photo: Stuart Mullenberg
1301 Alaskan Way
Seattle, WA, US 98101

Seattle Art Museum

Museum
5 blocks away
The Seattle Art Museum is the city’s largest museum dating back to the 1930s and housing a varied collection of artwork that spans multiple eras and geographic regions. Also, take the time to visit the Olympic Sculpture Park, an outdoor extension of the museum that’s open to the public for free about a mile away at the waterfront.
1300 First Ave.
Seattle, WA, US 98101

Convention Centers

  • Seattle Convention Center

    The Washington State Convention Center is the Northwest’s premier meetings/events facility. We welcome thousands of visitors annually & offer industry-leading service, award-winning catering & an array of services for planners, exhibitors & guests.

    • Exhibit Space454,150 sq. ft.
      Total meeting space193,312 sq. ft.
      Guest rooms 1 mi. from convention center12,000