Wilmington, NC Meeting Planning Overview

Wilmington, NC | Meeting Planning Overview

With an award-winning, bustling riverfront, National Register Historic District and nearby island beaches, people are naturally drawn to Wilmington, N.C. The mild climate and rich culture – including more than 200 restaurants, shops and attractions in the downtown area alone – offer something for everyone. Whether it’s just for a meeting or event, or staying for a few days before or after, Wilmington is the kind of destination planners seek out for their meetings and events.

Specializing in small-and medium-size meetings, Wilmington offers a multitude of indoor and outdoor meeting and convention facilities and natural settings, as well as an exceptional range of attractions, personalized and professional service, and all the right elements for increasing your meeting attendance at this favorite meeting and vacation destination.

Located riverfront and within the city’s walkable River District, Wilmington’s Convention District is home to the Embassy Suites by Hilton Wilmington Riverfront Hotel and Hotel Ballast Tapestry Collection by Hilton as headquarters hotels, along with the Wilmington Convention Center, restaurants and an event pier. The destination caters to small businesses, associations, corporations, family reunions or somewhere in between. From state-of-the-art wireless exhibit halls and elegant ballrooms to the irresistible charm of a historic home with soul stirring porch views as a special event venue option, the variety of venues is unmatched and always appealing.
Fast Facts | Wilmington, NC
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505 Nutt Street, Suite A, Wilmington, NC 28401
GSF Exhibit Space North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher 93,000
Meeting Space, Square Feet Wilmington Convention Center107,000
Largest Ballroom, Square Feet Wilmington Convention Center12,000
Sleeping Rooms in largest hotel Hotel Ballast, Tapestry Collection by Hilton272
Hotel adjacent to convention facility: Yes
Hotel rooms within one mile of convention center: 727
Wilmington International Airport
Miles to downtown 4
Cities with non-stop flights7
International cities with direct flights
Additional Cities in the Surrounding Area
New Hanover County, Wilmington, Carolina Beach, Kure Beach, Wrightsville Beach
Type of Destination Experience:
Beach, College Town, Historic, Urban