Top 10 Reasons to Have Your Event Here

What's Next?

We are excited to host you again! While planning ahead for what your future events might look like, we want you to know that we are here as your partner in this process. Our recovery plan includes sanitation practices, socially distanced layouts, food and beverage service modifications and attendee behavior and flow recommendations. We understand that your event may not look like it has in the past. That's okay. We will get through this together. Here's why continuing with your booked event, or deciding on the Greater Richmond Convention Center as your next venue, is the right move:

  • Spread Your Wings
    • The GRCC is the largest meeting and exhibition facility in Virginia
    • We have the extra space you may need to accommodate your modified event
    • Our facility is fully refreshed with new paint, tile, woodwork, lighting and art for the enjoyment of your attendees
    • Renovated spaces include the Food Court and Executive Lounge (former Business Center)
  • Sanitation Practices
    • Our Housekeeping Team will increase their visits to your event spaces
    • Increased number of hand sanitizer stations located throughout the facility
    • More frequent sanitizing of door handles, checking soap and paper product levels and trash pulls
    • Schedule extra time between sessions to allow for more frequent cleaning
    • Think about offering face masks at the registration desk
  • Food & Beverage Service Modifications
    • Fewer guests per banquet table
    • Increased social distancing at buffet and break stations
    • More gloved service from Aramark staff, less self-serve (high-touch) options
    • You'll find attendants wearing personal protective gear (face masks & gloves) for the protection of your guests
  • Socially-Distanced Layout Options
    • Work with your Event Manager, or Sales Manager, to discuss your new layout vision and goals
    • Receive a thoughtful response based on industry best practices, Fire Code and Government agency recommendations
    • Discuss attendee traffic flow, one-way aisles, more time between sessions, split sessions and more
    • Think about broadcasting your main speaker session to satellite rooms to allow for more distancing, and increase attendee comfort

These are a few of the practices we're implementing to ensure that our guests have the best experience possible when we open our doors again. Let's collaborate on your plan and get back to the business of gathering!

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The Greater Richmond Convention Center offers a wide variety of amenities and services to help create excellent event experiences. Here are the top 10 reasons you should bring your next event to the GRCC!

  1. Centrally located off Interstates 95 & 64.
  2. Aramark’s talented culinary team can customize any menu.
  3. Award-winning customer service and staff.
  4. Free Wi-Fi in the public lobbies.
  5. Complimentary use of VCU Health Lactation Lounge.
  6. Walkable to dining, attractions and entertainment.
  7. Flexible spaces for meetings, banquets and conventions.
  8. Available dining outlets onsite for cash & carry meals.
  9. Attached parking deck with skywalk to hotel and additional parking.
  10. Richmond has been named to numerous hot lists and boasts over 300 accolades.

An extraordinary building in a beautiful city, the Greater Richmond Convention Center offers event planners unprecedented flexibility and affordability to create a unique event experience. Our team is dedicated to serving the Richmond business community, so we encourage you to think of the GRCC first when it comes to your meeting planning needs. Read more about how keeping your event in Richmond impacts the greater community. Be a RVA Champion!

Fun Facts:

The Greater Richmond Convention Center is the largest exhibition and meeting facility in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The GRCC — an impressive 700,000-square-foot, multi-purpose complex centrally located in Virginia’s capital — one of the most desirable destinations in the Mid-Atlantic region.

The GRCC is situated within a 500-mile radius of more than half of the U. S. population. The Richmond region is considered a drive-to market along Interstates 95 and 64 but also is easily accessible by bus, rail and the Richmond International Airport, which is a 10-minute drive from downtown.

With 178,158 square feet of contiguous exhibit space, a 30,550 square-foot Grand Ballroom and 50,000 square feet of additional meeting/banquet space, the GRCC is well-positioned to host a variety of events from small meetings to large trade shows, indoor sports and conventions. We also host weddings!

The GRCC is a non-union facility, allowing our clients, their staff and vendors to move freely about their exhibit floor and hire the providers of their choosing.