Conventions & Public Shows

The largest convention venue on the North Carolina coast

Whether you’re a small business, a big association, a large corporation, public show organizer, or somewhere in between, North Carolina’s Wilmington Convention Center caters to your every business need. From the wireless exhibit hall to the stately southern charm of the Ballroom to the Cape Fear River views, our world revolves around your meeting and exhibit world. Let us turn your next convention or show into the success you’ve always dreamed.

Great layout, move/out access, elecrical, full service audio/visual, sound system, lighting, internet, food & beverage, and a 578 space parking deck are just a few of the center’s amenities available for your event.  check out our Facility Event Guide to help you plan a great event.  Call (910) 251-5101 or Contact Us online.

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Menus & Policies

These menus have been designed to present a variety of culinary experiences. Your experience will include creative displays, exquisite foods and our professionally trained staff that have an eye for detail.

Download Catering Menus Policies

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Floor Plan

There are many floor plan options available to meet the specific needs of your convention or show. Explore all your options and let our sales staff help you select the perfect space for your next meeting or seminar.

  • 30,000 sf Exhibit Hall
    • Includes public address, concessions and internet, electrical floorports, light darkening curtains, 30-foot ceiling height, drive-in floor access suited for large tractor trailers
  • 12,000 sf Grand Ballroom
    • Includes beautiful chandeliers, unique programable colorful lighting, can subdivide into various configurations, carpeting, sound absorption walls, and more.
  • 5,784 sf additional meeting space
    • Can be subdivided into 8 separate rooms with all rooms equipped with chandeliers, light dimming capabilities, some with drop-down screens.

Click here to view the Interactive Floor Plan

Facility Event Guide

The Facility Event Guide is the master document that details everything you need to know about planning your event at the Convention Center. From parking to catering, floor plans to pyrotechnics, it’s all in there.

Technical Services

Our exclusive, in-house audio visual team provides cutting-edge resources in technology, sound, lighting, internet services and an experienced staff with customer service that is second to none.

If you need information on technical services, visit the Technical Services Page 

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