After over 30 years in the technology rental industry, we’ve compiled a list of our top venues in the state of Florida. Are you hosting an upcoming event in Florida? Research shows that location is one of the biggest influences on attendee satisfaction when compared to other factors like networking, program, and cost. Keep reading to find out more about our hand-picked selection of event venues in the Sunshine State based on venue location and nearby external activities.
The Grand Caribe Convention Center
Located at 8101 World Center Drive in Orlando, the Caribe Royale Hotel immerses you in a tropical atmosphere with the hotel’s abundant plant life combined with Florida’s temperate climate. Caribe Royale Orlando is ideally located less than two miles from Walt Disney World and five miles from Seaworld.
Dining options include Northern Italian cuisine at The Venetian Room, Traditional American cuisine via The Tropicale, a Tapas restaurant in the lower lobby, and a grab-and-go market called Cafe Largo.
The Grand Caribe Convention Center is an exceptional choice of location for hosting a wide array of events from social celebrations to large-scale conferences and seminars. With a prime location and over 220,000 square feet of versatile meeting and function space, this venue gives you the flexibility and freedom to plan the event you’ve always imagined. In addition to ballrooms, 54 breakout rooms, and outdoor areas, the restaurants at the Caribe Royale feature private dining spaces for business gatherings, rehearsal dinners, or intimate groups.
Recently the Caribe Royale has added an all-new 50,000-square-foot grand ballroom called the Palms, which expands the resort’s offerings for meeting planners and event specialists.
Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista
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Located at 1751 Hotel Plaza Boulevard in Buena Vista, the Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista is a AAA Four-Diamond rated hotel on Walt Disney World Resort property in the Disney Springs complex. Open since 1983, this luxury business destination is among seven hotels that make up the Disney Springs Resort area.
Connected to Disney Springs via sky bridge, the Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista Hotel includes easy access to more than 150 dining, shopping, and entertainment venues.
The meetings and event space at Hilton Buena Vista include breakout rooms, an executive boardroom, outdoor patios, and two ballrooms with built-in registration counters. This Hilton is primarily a business/convention hotel and has over 160,000 square feet of total event space with a 23,000 sq. ft. grand ballroom, 55 meeting rooms, and over a thousand guest rooms. This popular convention and event destination also includes optional Disney-themed meetings with exclusive access to speakers and trainers from Disney’s Entertainment and Event Production team. Catering experts are also available upon request.
Some notable events at the Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista resort include the yearly Florida DECA State Career Development Conference and regular training classes by the tax and audit firm KPMG.
Orange County Convention Center
Based at 9860 Universal Boulevard in Orlando, the Orange County Convention Center is the primary public convention center for the Central Florida region and the second-largest convention center in the United States, after McCormick Place in Chicago.
Commonly referred to as the OCCC, this convention center averages nearly 200 events, including more than 115 conventions and tradeshows that attract over 1.5 million attendees each year.
The award-winning Orange County Convention Center is the largest convention space in Florida with 7 million total square feet, including over 2.05 million square feet of exhibition space. On top of that, there are 70 meeting rooms which total around 470,000 square feet, 226 breakout rooms, a 62,182-square-foot Valencia Ballroom, 2,643 seat Linda W. Chapin Theatre, and 160 seat Lecture Hall. In addition to its prime location in Orlando, the OCCC has eight food courts for dining.
An event planner’s dream, this convention center also includes 174 truck bays which makes setting up and tearing down your event equipment all the more convenient.
Orlando World Center Marriott
Situated at 8701 World Center Drive, the Orlando World Center Marriott is the largest Marriott in the world. Located just 1.5 miles from Disney World, this 4-star resort is ideal for retreats, meetings, conferences, trade shows, reunions, and social events.
The 200-acre resort property also includes six swimming pools, ten restaurants and lounges, an 18-hole golf course, and much more.
The Orlando World Center Marriott includes 450,000 square feet of banquet halls and meeting rooms, including the largest pillar-free ballroom in the world featuring 105,000 square feet of meeting space.
Greater Fort Lauderdale / Broward County Convention Center
Situated at 1950 Eisenhower Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale, the Greater Fort Lauderdale / Broward County Convention Center sits facing the Intracoastal Waterway and offers stunning views and is just a short drive away from the airport, Fort Lauderdale’s famous beaches, and the downtown arts and entertainment district.
Located in the heart of the “Yachting Capital of the World,” this popular meeting destination features over 600,000-square-foot of exhibit, conference, and meeting space. This versatile event space includes four exhibit halls, two ballrooms, and 31 meeting rooms which can all be configured in a variety of ways to facilitate a variety of different meetings, conventions, and tradeshows.
Well-known for hosting more than 6 million guests and 6,000 events since its establishment in 1991, the Greater Fort Lauderdale / Broward County Convention Center consistently exceeds meeting planner and guest expectations alike. Famed for its five-star food service, state-of-the-art technology, and outstanding guest services, this eco-friendly facility is proud to be one of the first LEED Gold Certified Convention Centers in the country.
The Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau offers the Lauderdale Convention Collection, a partnership with six upscale hotels located within a short distance of the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center, to provide event planners and large organizations requiring up to 2,700 rooms with a unified convention experience and one-stop planning assistance.
Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center
Sitting at 1000 Water Street in Jacksonville, the Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center is a unique venue that offers unconventional beauty via its grand historic architecture with ample logistical advantages and first-class service. This building is the only southern railroad terminal in the United States that has been converted into a state-of-the-art convention center.
Located in the historic LaVilla neighborhood, the Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center contains two exhibition halls totaling over 78,000-square-feet with 33-foot ceilings. Converted for multiple room set options, there are also 22 meeting rooms to accommodate various event requirements. The famous Grand Lobby features 75-foot ceilings and exquisite marble walls overlooking the grand fountain and expansive terminal columns, making this a perfect location for entertaining your high-value clientele.
Experience your convention, tradeshow, or banquet in a historic location that was once an important railroad hub by booking your next event at Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center.
Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center
Located at 6000 W Osceola Parkway in Kissimmee, the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center is located only a few miles away from Walt Disney World Resort, Gatorland, Seaworld, Cypress Springs Water Park, and countless other attractions.
With over 482,000-square-feet of total meeting space, the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center has the second most event space of any hotel in the state of Florida. Designed with a perfect blend of sophistication and functionality, the Kissimmee area convention center is perfect for conventions, trade shows, exhibitions, banquets, boardroom meetings, and pre-function gatherings. Whether you’re hosting a trade show for thousands in one of the main ballrooms or the huge 178,500-square-foot Florida Exhibition Hall or a series of intimate meetings in some of the 76 events/breakout rooms, the Kissimmee convention center boasts a range of venues to suit your event requirements.
The Osceola Ballroom is the signature ballroom for the resort with over 48,000-square-feet of dedicated meeting space, a 42-by-96-foot stage, dressing rooms, and green rooms. The Sun Ballroom features over 29,000-square-feet of space which can easily be divided for versatility for receptions, banquets, and conferences. The smallest ballroom is over 3,000-square-feet and is perfect for exclusive galas.
Tampa Convention Center
Located in Downtown Tampa at 333 South Franklin Street, this mid-sized convention center sits at the mouth of the Hillsborough River and has both waterfront views and sights of the city’s skyline. Conveniently located less than a block away from the 27-story Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel, the city’s largest hotel, and the 20-story Embassy Suites directly across the street. The Embassy Suites are connected to the Tampa Convention Center via sky bridge.
Owned and operated by the city of Tampa, the Tampa Convention Center continues to be a major asset for economic development, hosting regional, national, and international conventions that stimulate the local economy.
The facility has four levels of space which includes a 200,000-square-foot exhibition hall, a 2,000-guest-capacity ballroom, spacious pre-function areas, and 36 breakout rooms that can be adjusted to various sizes.
The Tampa Convention Center hosts over 300 events on an average year, including Tampa Bay Comic Con, MetroCon, and the Florida Bar Exam.
Miami Beach Convention Center
Situated at 1901 Convention Center Drive in Miami Beach, the Miami Beach Convention Center has hosted a variety of events including sporting events, exhibitions, trade shows, and much more since its inception in 1955. Located just three blocks away from South Beach, 5 minutes from Ocean Drive, and 2 blocks from Lincoln Road, there is plenty to do near the Miami Beach Convention Center.
Following a $620 million renovation, the MBCC features 4 exhibition halls of a combined 491,654-square-feet, a 98,495-square-foot Grand Lobby, a 60,979-square-foot Grand Ballroom, and 4 junior ballrooms over 12,000-square-feet each. The facility also has up to 84 meeting rooms and a total size of 1.4 million square feet.
Currently, the Miami Beach Convention Center hosts the annual South Florida Auto Show, Art Basel, Florida Supercon, Forgiato Fest, and many other popular events.
Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort
Located at 5001 Coconut Road in Bonita Springs, the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort is located just two miles away from the Coconut Point outdoor shopping center and is also surrounded by many local art galleries, museums, shops, restaurants, and entertainment venues. You can also take chartered fishing trips and excursions through the nearby Everglades.
The Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort features more than 82,500-square-feet of indoor and outdoor event space. This includes high-tech meeting rooms, elegant ballrooms, courtyards, terraces, and a tropical beach on an island just offshore.
Perfect for planning a large conference or elegant gala, you’ll have plenty of options when it comes to both business and pleasure at the Hyatt overlooking the Gulf of Mexico.
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