Known for its historic landmarks and cosmopolitan offerings, Greater Raleigh is the “can’t miss” cultural and entertainment center of the Southeast for business and events. With a mix of venues including the LEED Silver-certified, 500,000-square-foot Raleigh Convention Center, the Raleigh area offers the perfect space for your group, and getting here is simple.
Centrally located on the East Coast, the area is home to RDU International Airport, which offers more than 350 daily flights. Choosing to drive here is just as convenient, with Interstates 40 and 495 and nearby I-85 and I-95 connecting the rest of the nation to Greater Raleigh.
Business and pleasure are both indulged as you take in our more than $3 billion in new development, surrounded by a world of eclectic eateries, best of Broadway shows and incredible sports.
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421 Fayetteville St., Ste. 1505, Raleigh, NC 27601-2995
Type of Destination Experience:
Capital City, College Town, Historic
GSF Exhibit Space (Raleigh Convention Center): 150,000
Meeting Space, Square Feet (PNC Arena): 700,000
Largest Ballroom, Square Feet (Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts): 80,000
Sleeping Rooms in largest hotel (Raleigh Marriott City Center): 400
Hotel adjacent to convention facility: Yes
Hotel rooms within one mile of convention center: 1,000
RDU International Airport
Miles to downtown 15
Cities with non-stop flights35
International cities with direct flights3
Geographic Areas Served:
Apex, Cary, Fuquay-Varina, Garner, Holly Springs,
Knightdale, Morrisville, Raleigh, Rolesville, Wake Forest,
Wendell, Zebulon and Wake County
Why Meet in Raleigh
Your attendees will discover what Forbes, Kiplinger’s, Esquire, Money and Rolling Stone have already found out: Raleigh is an award-winning city in which to work, live, play and visit.
Increase your meeting attendance with our fully redeveloped RDU International Airport and a great selection of low-cost flights.
Make the most of your organization’s budget by making connections with the world-class research, science and technology companies that call Greater Raleigh home.