Our Sponsors

Thank you to our sponsors

The Greater Richmond Convention Center would like to thank these sponsors for their continued support and partnership. Find out how you can reach more than 350,000 customers a year by becoming a GRCC sponsor!

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Pepsi is the exclusive provider of beverage products at the Greater Richmond Convention Center. PepsiCo's beverage portfolio is always evolving and today includes choices as wide-ranging as Mtn Dew Kickstart, Pepsi Zero Sugar, Aquafina, LIFEWTR and bubbly bottled waters.

VCU Health

The VCU Health Lactation Lounge, located in the GRCC’s Ballroom Building, features comfortable seating, a table, power supply for pumping, nursing pads and easy access to restrooms. The lounge is sponsored by VCU Health as part of its commitment to supporting mothers who want to breastfeed their babies.

Virginia Commonwealth University is a major, urban public research university with national and international rankings in sponsored research. Located in downtown Richmond, VCU enrolls more than 31,000 students in 220 degree and certificate programs in the arts, sciences and humanities. Seventy-nine of the programs are unique in Virginia, many of them crossing the disciplines of VCU’s 13 schools and one college. The VCU Health brand represents the health sciences schools of VCU, the VCU Massey Cancer Center and the VCU Health System, which comprises VCU Medical Center (the only academic medical center and Level I trauma center in the region), Community Memorial Hospital, Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU, MCV Physicians and Virginia Premier Health Plan.

Bookbinder's Seafood and Steakhouse

Locally family owned and unique to Richmond, Bookbinder’s offers the perfect combination of rich history and atmosphere. Close to the James River in historic Tobacco Row, steak and seafood lovers will enjoy the ambiance of exposed beams and brick walls in this refurbished tobacco warehouse. From steak to lobster to seafood, each dish is intricately prepared and beautifully presented for a fine dining experience that will leave nothing to be desired.

Creating an enjoyable and memorable dining experience for all of our guests is our specialty. Whether dining al fresco on our beautiful patio, in one of our intimate alcoves that surround the dining room or in one of our many private banquet rooms, Bookbinder’s is the perfect location for your special occasion.

Bottom's Up Pizza

Bottoms Up Pizza is truly a unique experience. When you bite into our famous 12-hour crust, homemade sauces and huge selection of fresh toppings, you’ll see why we win Best Pizza in Richmond year after year. Enjoy our fantastic outdoor seating with views of the trains in historic Shockoe Bottom … the atmosphere can’t be beat. Whether you dine in, take out or call for delivery, there’s no better place to eat in Richmond than Bottoms Up Pizza.

Buz and Ned's Real Barbecue

Buz and Ned’s Real Barbecue has been chopping, saucing and glazing REAL wood smoked barbecue for over 20 years. Some men are driven by a need for fame, some men seek glory, but Buz’s passion is quality barbecue. He is known for his finger-licking ribs that Slayed the Flay on the Food Network popular TV show “Thrown Down! with Bobby Flay.” In addition to ribs, Buz’s crew will throw down some pulled pork, chicken sandwiches and savory beef brisket with a wide assortment of homemade sides to pair with your BBQ. Don’t forget to bring the “Little Piggies,” they’ll get their own special menu, ages 10 and under. We can’t wait to see you on one of the patios soon!

Capital Ale House

Capital Ale House Downtown is conveniently located within walking distance of the Greater Richmond Convention Center, Brown’s Island, Tredegar Iron Works, Center Stage, the National, the Richmond Ballet, the Richmond Coliseum, the Virginia State Capitol Building and General Assembly. Free parking is available all day on weekdays in the Third and Cary Parkway parking lot. Capital Ale House is Virginia’s beer authority, welcoming the citizens of the Commonwealth with the best food, most knowledgeable staff and largest selection of craft and imported brews. Capital Ale House is on a mission to elevate the hospitality industry and educate its patrons on all things beer.

Homemades by Suzanne at the John Marshall Ballrooms

Onsite catering from Homemades By Suzanne, close walking distance to state capitol and several hotels, two magnificently restored ballrooms with a grand lobby for pre-receptions and lounge area for smaller groups. Enjoy a delicious lunch for only $10.95 served by Homemades By Suzanne in our Marshall Ballroom Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

La Grotta Ristorante

Since 1994, owner-Chef Antonio Capece has been captivating guests with his artistic and gifted presentations of Northern Italian cuisine. In the true tradition of Italian hospitality, La Grotta provides guests with the finest, most flavorful dishes, professional and friendly wait staff, and a warm, inviting atmosphere. La Grotta, which means “The Cave”, resembles a wine cellar, and for an even more intimate and special dining experience, guests can dine in the restaurant’s actual wine cellar room (subject to availability).

La Grotta excels in serving lunch and dinner parties as well.  Owner-chef Antonio and his manager-wife Andrea will work closely with you to ensure that your party will experience a special and memorable wedding rehearsal dinner or other corporate or family event in our charming wine cellar or other dining rooms.

Nota Bene

Rooted deeply in Italian/Mediterranean tradition and inspiration, Nota Bene showcases modern variations on fresh pasta made in-house, local vegetables, Neapolitan pizzas and wood-fired proteins. Built from our humble "mobile" beginnings, the award-winning Nota Bene has become Richmond’s premiere brick-oven restaurant. Our name means "to take note", and that is the approach that drives every aspect of what we do; beginning with the simplicity of cooking fresh, locally sourced food in a wood-fired oven.

At Nota Bene, our focus is on creating food and libations that reflect the same philosophy. The menu inspires the nationally recognized wine list, which informs the cocktail list. It reads as a love letter to simplicity and excellence. Our focus on natural, organic and biodynamic wines celebrates the artisans exceptional product while being mindful of sourcing, technique, and environment, the same approach we take in the kitchen.

We strive to promote food and wine that elevates dining, reflects our Mediterranean inspiration while sparking conversation and education. It’s a "guests first" approach to embracing a movement in a city where the food culture is piquing interest on a national level.

Mama J's

Mama J’s is a neighborhood restaurant based on the family tradition of going to grandma’s for Sunday dinner. Our goal is to combine great southern food with outstanding service in a relaxing atmosphere. We prepare our food fresh daily on site, everything from Pan Fried Catfish to Candied Yams & Macaroni & Cheese to Homemade Cakes & Cobblers. The Mama J’s experience is designed to take you back to a simpler time where family gatherings were commonplace and everyone looked forward to them because of the food and fellowship. Come experience it for yourself and let us know what you think. Welcome Home! 


Upscale, yet casual seafood restaurant nestled in the historic Grace Street corridor in downtown Richmond, serving up seasonal dishes, craft beers, incredible wine selection, signature cocktails and an enormous raw bar focusing on our very own oyster farms, Rappahannock Oyster Co. has assembled incredible talent to revolutionize the concept of farm to table.

Richmond on Broad

Located within the University of Richmond Downtown, Richmond on Broad Café celebrates the city, the region, and the university’s commitment to its home. Operated by University of Richmond’s Dining Services, the café is open to the community, serving breakfast, lunch, and mid-afternoon refreshments in a decor that echoes both the university and the city.

The café offers a dynamic menu of made-to-order fare supported by local and regional products. For those on the go, sandwiches, salads, cookies, pastries and more are available in earth-friendly packaging. 

Sam Miller's

Sam Miller was a Polish immigrant who came to the United States in 1870. Sam Miller’s Exchange Café opened in 1901 at 1301 East Cary Street in the Colombian Block Building. The restaurant was closed in 1909 as Sam moved to Broad Street to pursue other business ventures.

In April 1865,  Shockoe Slip suffered damages after the Richmond fire which signified the end of the Civil War. The area was rebuilt in the late 1860s with most of the buildings surviving to this day. The Slip went into decline in the 1920s until, in the summer of 1974, it was revived again and Sam Miller’s Warehouse Restaurant opened.

History remains, but the pleasure of dining at Sam Miller’s is new and refreshing!

The owner, chefs, and staff hope to spread the word of our famous crab cakes and fantastic menu all around Shockoe Bottom. We hope to make all of our customers returning customers and share the word of Sam Miller’s.

We serve fine seafood, USDA Prime beef, along with creative pasta dishes to suit any taste. If you cannot find what you are looking for, please do not hesitate to give us a call! We look forward to hosting your private party, catering event, or dinner reservation.

Spice of India

If you are looking for an authentic taste of India in the heart of downtown Richmond, Virginia, look no further! Our casual, family-owned restaurant is proud to bring the mouth-watering flavors of Indian and Pakistani cuisine home to you. Whether you are in the mood for a fragrant plate of biryani, a hearty curry like our famous chicken tikka masala, or a kabob dish fresh from the tandoori oven, our unique delicacies will not disappoint. We are also proud to offer an extensive vegetarian menu. Don’t forget to try our lunch buffet, all you can eat for $9.99—or order delivery right to your door. Come on in and let Spice of India take you on an adventure of the senses you’ll never forget!