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10 Things To Know About Palm Beach County Convention Center

10 Things To Know About Palm Beach County Convention Center

Plenty of state-of-the-art meeting space, an award-winning culinary service, a AAA 4-Diamond Hilton hotel. These are just a few of the reasons that make Palm Beach County Convention Center the perfect venue for your next event.

Looking for a meeting space in South Florida? Palm Beach County Convention Center in downtown West Palm Beach can host any type of event, from small corporate events to large conventions. Here are 10 reasons why you should consider our convention center for your next event.

Outside image of the Hilton West Palm Beach and Palm Beach County Convention Center

1. 350,000 sq ft of meeting space

Palm Beach County Convention Center boasts 350,000 sq ft of state-of-the-art meeting space, including a 100,000 sq ft exhibit hall, a 22,000 sq ft ballroom, and 21,000 square feet of flexible breakout space divisible into 19 rooms.
The 100,000-square-foot Exhibit Hall’s ceiling is just under 30 feet. The floor’s boxes are 30 feet apart, allowing for data, electricity, and voice capabilities for each booth. Ten loading dock bays make move-ins seamless.
View the floor plan.
Check out the maximum capacity.

10 Things To Know About Palm Beach County Convention Center

2. Connected to the AAA 4-Diamond Hilton West Palm Beach 

The AAA 4-Diamond Hilton West Palm Beach is connected to the Convention Center via a short indoor hallway. The hotel offers 400 rooms, as well as more than 29,000 total sq ft of indoor/outdoor function and event space. Amenities include a resort-style pool, poolside cabanas, live music, fitness classes, lawn games, and a sophisticated restaurant.

10 Things To Know About Palm Beach County Convention Center

3. Surrounded by over 1,200 guestrooms within a walkable 1-mile radius

Not only is the convention center connected to a 400-room hotel, but it is also surrounded by over 1,200 guestrooms within a walkable 1-mile radius.
The Canopy by Hilton is just 0.3 miles from Palm Beach County Convention Centerilton. The Ben is a 208-room luxury boutique hotel with a beautiful view of the waterfront. The AKA West Palm Beach is the perfect option for longer stays featuring sophisticated studios, one-bedroom and two-bedroom suites, and residences.
Other options include the Residence Inn by Marriott Palm Beach Downtown, Hyatt Place West Palm Beach, the West Palm Beach Marriott, and many more.
Attendees can also opt for a hotel on Palm Beach Island, such as The Breakers, the Colony, or the Brazilian Court.

10 Things To Know About Palm Beach County Convention Center

4. At the heart of the Downtown West Palm Beach Convention, Arts, and Entertainment District

Palm Beach County Convention Center is located in downtown West Palm Beach, less than a mile from the waterfront. This means that event attendees will find themselves right at the center of the action, a short distance from shopping, dining, and entertainment.
The Square is a vibrant shopping and dining outdoor area with plenty of entertainment options located just across the street from the convention center. There, attendees will find a variety of restaurants (from vegan diners to Mexican and Italian fare), boutiques, and fun events. Check out The Square calendar to discover all their events and activities. The popular Clematis Street is also near the convention center. In less than a 20-minute walk, your attendees will find themselves in a buzzing area with several restaurants and bars.
And for all art lovers, the Raymond F. Kravis Center—one of the premier performing arts centers in the Southeast—is right across the street.
There are also plenty of restaurants and eateries to grab a bite between the sessions or after a day of panel discussions. Check them out here.

10 Things To Know About Palm Beach County Convention Center

5. Minutes from PBI, Brightline, Tri-Rail and I-95

By car, by plane, by boat, or by train, Palm Beach County Convention Center is easily accessible by all. Palm Beach International Airport (PBI) is just three miles away and offers an average of 200 daily flight arrivals and departures from 13 airlines. PBI serves more than 6.7 million passengers annually and was named 5th Best Domestic Airport in Travel + Leisure’s 2022 World’s Best Awards, 5th Best Airport in the U.S. in Conde Nast Traveler’s 2022 Readers’ Choice Awards, and Best in the U.S. for Shortest Overall TSA Wait Times by U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
The Palm Beach County Convention Center is also only five minutes from the Tri-Rail Station and the Brightline Station.
Brightline, the only privately owned and operated intercity passenger railroad in the United States, connects West Palm Beach to Miami, with stops in Aventura, Ft. Lauderdale, and Boca Raton.

10 Things To Know About Palm Beach County Convention Center

6. Collaboration with local businesses and vendors

Palm Beach County Convention Center collaborates with several local businesses to support our vibrant communities. The convention center also regularly participates in giving back, serving our community, and helping those in need. The team supports and raises awareness of worldly causes. Here are some of the events and causes the Convention Center has supported over the past few years:

10 Things To Know About Palm Beach County Convention Center
Courtesy of Palm Beach County Convention Center

7. Sustainability practices 

Environmental sustainability is a fundamental part of the convention center’s daily operations. The center is dedicated to reducing its environmental impact by saving energy, reducing, reusing, and recycling.
The Convention Center recycles and collects 91,00 lbs of all manner of paper, and cardboard materials from events, offices, and their kitchen annually. They also recycle glass, bottles, cans, cooking oil and grease, toner cartridges, and batteries of all seized and all spent lamps. The housekeeping department uses Green Seal Certified cleaning products. The center has also minimized the use of disposable plates and utensils and found it better to use/wash catering dinnerware, flatware, and glassware.

Tellus Products food packaging

8. Oakview Groups (OVG) Hospitality award-winning culinary and food service

OVG Hospitality at the Palm Beach County Convention Center will bring your attendees’ dining experience to the next level! You can expect dynamic rotating seasonal menus prepared with fresh, local ingredients whenever possible. Their culinary offerings satisfy even the most discerning tastes and budgets.
Events planners can select a menu from the catering menu listing or have them custom design a menu for their particular needs. OVG Hospitality addresses special dietary requests.
For menu options, contact 561-366-3049.

10 Things To Know About Palm Beach County Convention Center
Courtesy of the Palm Beach County Convention Center

9. Complimentary Wi-Fi 

Wi-Fi is free anywhere within Palm Beach County Convention Center. Attendees can save their data usage and log on to the building-wide internet access to surf the web at no additional cost. Extensive internet services other than general Wi-Fi require 45-day advance notification.

People attending a Convention

10. Between-The-Sessions experiences at your fingertips

By choosing Palm Beach County Convention Center as your meeting venue, you will have a collection of one-of-a-kind Between The Sessions experiences at your fingertips.
Between-the-Sessions, The Palm Beaches’ community partners, local flavor, and breathtaking natural beauty seamlessly become part of the meeting experience. Plan an evening team-building event to play at the world’s largest dedicated croquet facility, schedule a group CSR program at a renowned sea turtle rehabilitation and conservation facility, or treat guests to a local food tour to showcase the flavor of The Palm Beaches. Immerse your guests with local industry thought leaders, arts and culture, and wellness, in the meeting spaces and just outside.
Our amenities and offerings will help you elevate experiences, create engaging moments and bring successful meetings to a whole new level.

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