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.
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Richmond Fast Facts
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401 North 3rd Street, Richmond, VA 23219
Type of Destination Experience:
Capital City, College Town, Historic, Urban
GSF Exhibit Space (Greater Richmond Convention Center): 260,000
Meeting Space, Square Feet (Greater Richmond Convention Center): 80,000
Largest Ballroom, Square Feet (Greater Richmond Convention Center): 178,159
Sleeping Rooms in largest hotel (Richmond Marriott Hotel): 410
Hotel adjacent to convention facility: Yes
Hotel rooms within one mile of convention center: 1,900
Richmond International Airport
Miles to downtown 7
Cities with non-stop flights18
International cities with direct flights4
Geographic Areas Served:
Counties of Hanover, Henrico, Chesterfield, and New Kent and The City of Richmond
Why Meet in Richmond
ACCESSIBILITY: Located 90 miles 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 area’s 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.