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MEMORABLE MEETINGS START WITH THE CAROLINA COASTAL EXPERIENCE


        There are many destinations for hosting meetings in the Carolinas but only one offers the quintessential Carolina Coastal Experience
        — Wilmington, N.C., and its three island beaches.

        Encounter an award-winning destination that offers the perfect combination of city and beach experiences. From the intuitive layout
        of our Convention District, with walkable access to shops, restaurants and vibrant nightlife, to memorable coastal activities just
        minutes away, Wilmington and Beaches checks every box and offers planners fresh possibilities.

        Here, an iconic city’s historic charm and rich past blends seamlessly with modern design and new attractions. Groups can have urban
        and island experiences all in the span of a single event. Attendees and their families will be compelled to arrive early or stay late and
        turn an ordinary event into a transformative getaway that thrills the senses. It’s more than a meeting. It’s an authentic Carolina Coastal
        Experience teeming with passion, joy, culture and adventure.




        CONVENTION DISTRICT CONNECTED BY A SCENIC RIVERWALK



                                                    Wilmington and our Island Beaches   it offers sweeping riverfront views
                                                    is one of N.C.’s favorite vacation   and plenty of natural light that helps
                                                    destinations and a natural to       bring the outdoors in. Adjacent to
                                                    become your next favorite meetings   the convention center is the Port City
                                                    destination.                        Marina and event pier and Riverfront
                                                                                        Park, all of which come together to
                                                    Our multiuse Convention District    create a campus-like environment
                                                    is located riverfront and within    with hotels, restaurants and retail
                                                    Wilmington’s downtown River District,   nearby. Networking and socializing
                                                    all connected by a nearly two-mile   becomes a breeze when it takes place
                                                    scenic Riverwalk that makes it easy   on or by the water.
                                                    for attendees to get around. We cater
                                                    to small businesses, associations,   Other downtown meeting facilities
                                                    corporations, family reunions or    located riverfront include the Aloft
                                                    somewhere in between. From state-   Wilmington at Coastline Center, in
                                                    of-the-art wireless exhibit halls and   which the center retains the charm
                                                    elegant ballrooms to the irresistible   of its red brick railroad depot days
                                                    charm of a historic home with soul   while offering modern amenities.
                                                    stirring porch views as a special event   Nearby, the Hotel Ballast Tapestry
                                                    venue option, our variety of venues is   Collection by Hilton offers 20,000
                                                    unmatched and always appealing.     square-feet of meeting space, plus an
                                                                                        indoor/outdoor restaurant. The full-
                                                    For something a little more traditional   service Embassy Suites Wilmington
                                                    but still far from the ordinary     Riverfront Hotel, located adjacent to
                                                    convention center, the sleek 107,000   the Wilmington Convention Center,
                                                    square-foot Wilmington Convention   provides convenient accommodations
                                                    Center maintains an intimate feel   for visitors and events held at the
                                                    and is the only convention center   convention center.
                                                    on N.C.’s coast. Located downtown,
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