At the intersection of convenience and charm

Conveniently located at the crossroads of major thoroughfares of Interstate 85, Interstate 77, Interstate 40, Salem Parkway, Business 40 and U.S. Highway 52. If you’re wondering where that puts us in the “miles from” category, we’re about 100 miles west of Raleigh and 80 miles north of Charlotte.

With the renovations and enhancements at the Benton Convention Center now complete, the more than $1.9 billion that’s been invested in downtown developments, and recent hotel openings including the 174-room Kimpton Cardinal Hotel, Winston-Salem is perfectly positioned to provide new and enhanced experiences for attendees. In addition, Visit Winston-Salem provides planning professionals a myriad of services to help streamline meetings in our destination. The skilled convention services team helps planners locate the ideal meeting space, check hotel availability, arrange site inspections and access detailed reference guides and other resources.
















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From cozy to quaint, from spacious to one-of-a-kind

Need space in a private stadium box in our BB&T Ballpark complete with its panoramic view of Winston-Salem’s pristine skyline? What about a more subdued setting of an 18th century Moravian Village? Or a contemporary modern art gallery? Or a 105,000 square foot fully renovated convention center? Winston-Salem offers you a choice that is easily accessible and truly affordable.

Wake Forest Biotech Place Conference Center

The conference center offers 15 rooms, including an auditorium seating 120, five flexible seating rooms, six boardrooms, a long-distance learning classroom and a soaring 7,500-square-foot atrium perfect for large receptions.

The Stevens Center

The Stevens Center, located in downtown, is a beautifully restored 1929 movie theater that serves as the performance center for the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. The Main Theatre has fixed seating for 1,380 and a 10th Floor Reception Hall with 2,500 square feet of meeting space.

The Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts (MRCA)

The MRCA has several meeting venue options including the Reynolds Gallery, an impressive, 3,300-square foot multi-purpose space offering state-of-the-art audio-visual, as well as large-screen projection capabilities, the 1,800-square-foot Womble Carlyle Gallery, which displays art installations by internationally recognized artists and the 300-seat black box Hanesbrands Theatre.

The Millenium Center

Built in 1906, the historic three-story center was formerly a post office and federal building and offers a variety of meeting space and settings for up to 1,500. The 72,000 square foot center also offers on-site catering and audio-visual services.

The Benton Convention Center

Located in downtown Winston-Salem, the 105,000-square-foot Benton Convention Center just completed a multimillion-dollar renovation, which included significant structural, design and technological upgrades to the interior and exterior of the building. Key design elements created more open, flexible meeting space and incorporate architectural nods to Winston-Salem’s historic arts, tobacco and textile roots. The front facade provides more flexible, pre-function space and soaring skylights provide a contemporary, open and inviting aesthetic.

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From cozy to quaint, from spacious to one-of-a-kind

Hotels with at least 5,000 square feet of meeting space


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Holding our 2017 AENC Annual Meeting in Winston-Salem was an easy and unanimous decision. Over the years, Winston-Salem has proven to be one of AENC’s top meeting destinations, attracting strong attendee and exhibitor participation. We look forward to returning in 2017. - W. Alan Skipper, CAE, CM, Former AENC President