Meetings as Nature Intended
The Roanoke Valley in Virginia's Blue Ridge is the natural place to meet. Nestled in Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains along the Blue Ridge Parkway and Appalachian Trail, the Roanoke Valley provides a metro mountain mix of exciting adventure with refined culture. The Blue Ridge Parkway, voted "America's Favorite Drive," offers six different entry points as it winds through Virginia's Blue Ridge. As the largest metropolitan area in the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Roanoke Valley is a place where visitors can concentrate on business and relax among modern amenities. Meetings, conventions, conferences, trade shows, and every other kind of gathering are well accommodated in the Roanoke Valley in Virginia's Blue Ridge. Collectively, Virginia's Blue Ridge features over 683,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, and can handle groups of up to 11,000 attendees. The region offers two civic centers with coliseums and a Special Events Center, as well as a technologically advanced IACC-approved conference center. The Conference Center is conveniently located within walking distance of downtown Roanoke's market district. In addition to offering first-class meeting space, quality and affordable accommodations can be found in all corners of Virginia's Blue Ridge. Over 5000 guest rooms are available, including 2500 committable rooms.
Distance from airport
- Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport
3.22 km from city center
- Lynchburg Regional Airport
72.42 km from city center
- Piedmont Triad International Airport
144.84 km from city center
Historic Roanoke City Market in Downtown Roanoke
Roanoke Star and Overlook
The Taubman Museum of Art
Berglund Center-Spectra Venue Management
The Roanoke Civic Center continues to be Western Virginia's premiere full-service facility with a 10,500 seat Coliseum, 2,151 seat Performing Arts Theatre, 14,000 square feet Exhibit Hall, and a new 46,000 square feet Special Events Center.
Salem Civic Center
The Salem Civic Center, the hub of the James E. Taliaferro Sports and Entertainment Complex, became a part of Salem’s landscape October 1967. For more than 40 years the 7,000 seat facility has welcomed a who’s who of entertainment’s brightest stars.
The views of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains are only the beginning of everything you can experience when you visit the area. For the water lover, Smith Mountain Lake, the largest man-made lake in Virginia, is only 45 minutes away from downtown Roanoke and offers over 500 miles of shoreline. The lake features a variety of opportunities for fishing, swimming, boating, jet skiing, and more for the adventurous visitor. The Roanoke Valley in Virginia's Blue Ridge is also home to a rich cultural history. Visitors can pay tribute to our country's fallen heroes at the National D-Day Memorial or learn about many of the Civil War Battles that took place in the region by following the Hunter's Raid Civil War Trail. Also, the birthplaces of Booker T. Washington and several U.S. Presidents are all worth the short drive to visit. This prosperous community of 300,000 residents is the financial and cultural center of western Virginia, offering first-class conference facilities, dining, shopping, and entertainment. The Roanoke Valley in Virginia's Blue Ridge is an ideal location for various types of meetings. The eclectic charm and modern luxury of our accommodations will suit every style and budget, all extending the traditional Southern hospitality that makes this region so welcoming. The Roanoke Valley is the destination where you can experience your perfect Blue Ridge Meeting.