3 Seattle Conference Center Options to Consider

Hosting an event or conference is by far one of these best ways to see and be seen. Plus, with the COVID-19 pandemic largely behind us, businesses are all about getting people back together for true, in-person networking. Choosing a conference center venue is a great first step.

But where should you host your event? Of course, Seattle is a perfect place to do it! (Yes, we are a little biased but it’s true.). Whether you are looking to host your event at the Seattle Convention Center or one of the other great venues in the city, your guests will love it here. With ample waterfront views, green trees in every direction, incredible restaurants, and a culture unlike anywhere else – Seattle is a crowd-pleaser.

Let’s check out some suggestions for Seattle conference center venues in the area, and why your event can benefit.

3 Venues to Check Out for Your Seattle Conference

Let’s get right to it, because when it comes to booking the right location for your event, timing is everything. Here are three venues to consider for your Seattle-based conference in 2024 or beyond.

Arch at 800 Pike

Arch at 800 Pike, formerly known as the Conference Center, is a business meeting and event venue located right across the street from the original Seattle Convention Center. This venue is perfect for all kinds of events, whether you’re planning a small executive retreat or a large multi-floor trade show. The site has 35,000 square feet of meeting space that divides into 17 rooms perfect for break-out sessions.

Seattle Conference Center
Courtesy of SCC photo by Cory Parris

One of the highlights of Arch at 800 Pike is their nationally acclaimed catering provided by a Pro-Chef certified staff. Whether you’re serving breakfast, lunch, or dinner, your guests will enjoy delicious and well-prepared meals that will leave a lasting impression.

Additionally, the venue earned LEED Silver certification, meaning it’s designed and furnished with sustainability in mind. You can host your event knowing that you’re making an environmentally friendly choice. From the stylish décor to the advanced amenities, Arch at 800 Pike has everything you need to make your event successful.

Bell Harbor International Conference Center

Bell Harbor International Conference Center provides 100,000 square feet of meeting, event, and conference space and has 180-degree views of Puget Sound’s Elliott Bay, the Olympic Mountains, Mt. Rainier, and the gorgeous Seattle skyline. This venue is perfect for those who want to experience all the iconic sights Seattle is known for while hosting an event.

With a recent multimillion-dollar renovation, Bell Harbor has a modernized look and flexible layout to accommodate all events. The new design takes full advantage of the spectacular views and natural light, creating an inspiring atmosphere for any occasion, big or small.

Bell Harbor’s all-inclusive hospitality services make planning an event easy, allowing you to focus on creating an exceptional experience for your guests. In addition to the main venue, the World Trade Center Seattle, located just across the street, serves as a natural extension of Bell Harbor. For even more space, the Smith Cove Cruise Terminal at Pier 91 offers over 96,000 square feet of usable event space on Seattle’s Magnolia waterfront.

Meydenbauer Center

For those considering a Seattle-based conference but looking for a different setting, Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue, just 20 minutes away, is an excellent choice. With 54,000 square feet of flexible and creative meeting space, this convention center offers a unique event space.

Meydenbauer Conference Center
Courtesy of Meydenbauer Center

Hosting over 250 events and nearly 150,000 guests each year can be a challenge for any Seattle-based event center (hosting events are a lot of work!). However, when you combine the great Bellevue location with the support from the Event Experience event planning team, it’ll look easy and we’ll take all the heavy lifting off your plate! 

The Meydenbauer Center is truly an exhibition of hospitality and your attendees will love it. 

Maximize Your Seattle Conference Center Event with Event Experience

As we bragged above, Seattle is an awesome place for a convention of any size. But even the best event planners need help from the local experts. And that’s precisely what we’re here to do. Whether you need help in coordinating transportation, dine-around events, group off-sites, or on-site coordination, we’re here to help.

Contact us today and get started with the best Seattle conference experience.

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