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 mix of exciting adventure with refined culture.
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.
Virginia's Blue Ridge is located in the mountains of western Virginia, within a day's drive of two-thirds of the nation's population. Interstate 81 provides easy access to the Roanoke Valley from the north and south. Additionally, the Blue Ridge Parkway, voted "America's Favorite Drive," offers six different entry points as it winds through Virginia's Blue Ridge.
Air Service to Virginia's Blue Ridge is available through the Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport, which offers direct, non-stop service to eight international airports and one-stop service to 78 international cities and 415 domestic destinations.
Meetings, conventions, conferences, trade shows, and every other kind of gathering are well accommodated in the Roanoke Valley in Virginia's Blue Ridge. Collectively, the region features over 683,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, and can handle groups of up to 11,000 attendees.
Roanoke Valley in Virginia's Blue Ridge Fast Facts
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101 Shenandoah Ave., NE, Roanoke Valley in Virginia's Blue Ridge, VA 24016
Type of Destination Experience:
College Town, Historic, Mountain, Urban
GSF Exhibit Space (Roanoke Civic Center): 80,682
Meeting Space, Square Feet (The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center, a DoubleTree By Hilton Hotel): 63,000
Largest Ballroom, Square Feet (Mariners Landing Resort Community and Conference Center): 30,000
Sleeping Rooms in largest hotel (Sheraton Roanoke Hotel and Conference Center): 320
Hotel adjacent to convention facility: No
Hotel rooms within one mile of convention center: 676
Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport
Miles to downtown 4
Cities with non-stop flights7
International cities with direct flights9
Geographic Areas Served:
Cities of Roanoke and Salem;
Counties of Roanoke, Botetourt and Franklin
Why Meet in Roanoke Valley in Virginia's Blue Ridge
Location & Accessibility - Positioned in Western Virginia and directly off Interstate 81, Virginia's Blue Ridge is a 1.5-3.5 hour drive from North Carolina, Tennessee, West Virginia, Kentucky, Maryland and Washington, DC.
Allegiant Air, Delta, United Airlines and US Airways all provide service to the Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport, with direct flights to 9 international airports.
Teamwork - We know local vendors who can provide great services, including off site venues to clients. Local vendors want to help make your conventions, conferences, and meetings as successful as possible and make sure it is exactly what you are looking for.
Venue Variety - With two civic centers, an IACC-approved Conference Center, and numerous unique meeting facilities surrounded by the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains the Roanoke Valley in Virginia's Blue Ridge has state-of-the-art facilities that planners and attendees will value.