Why Choose Our Destination?
Brimming with history, cultural attractions and meeting-friendly venues, Virginia’s Historic Richmond Region blends small-town charm with big-city excitement that is guaranteed to create a lasting impression on your attendees. We’ve got world-class museums, exquisite art, elegant architecture, unique boutiques, lush gardens and a thriving nightlife. And with more than 900 restaurants in the area, you’re sure to find plenty to please your palate. But you’ve got an event to plan. Lucky for us, the Region offers more than 18,000 hotel rooms, the largest convention center in Virginia and an international airport offering nearly 200 daily non-stop flights. Better yet, our team of destination marketing and service experts are dedicated to making sure your event goes off without a hitch. We’ll partner with you to promote your meeting and drive attendance while providing logistical meeting services. After all, it takes more than just the right location to make your event a historic success. ACCESSIBILITY: Located two hours south of Washington, D.C., and tucked between the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Atlantic coast, the Richmond Region’s central location is extremely accessible. In fact, the Region is within a day's drive of half of the U.S. population, including major metropolitan areas such as New York City and Atlanta. AFFORDABILITY: In Virginia’s Richmond Region the “wow” factor won’t cost you quite as much, but the “wow” will still be worth every penny. Haute cuisine, elegant and modern architecture, posh accommodations and state-of-the-art technology included. EXPERIENCE: Sure, the Region has been hosting memorable meetings for more than 400 years. But it’s the experience your attendees will have when graciously welcomed upon arrival and bid a fond-farewell as they depart. It’s the 80+ cultural attractions, many named top in the nation, that will round out their downtime. And the 400-years-worth of surprises that will greet them around every corner.
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Distance from Airport
- Richmond International Airport
11.27 km from City Center
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
American Civil War Center At Historic Tredegar
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
St. John's Church
Greater Richmond Convention Center - Spectra Venue Management
The Greater Richmond Convention Center is Virginia's largest exposition & meeting facility. It makes it one of the most desirable meeting destinations in the Mid-Atlantic region. It is situated in the heart of Virginia.
- Exhibit Space> 10,000 sq. mTotal Meeting Space> 10,000 sq. m
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