The Facility

A brightly lit Shimmer Wall shines against the backdrop of the Raleigh skyline at dusk

500,000 Square Feet of Flexibility

Whether you're seeking a turn-key meeting solution or a blank canvas to create your next experience, our facility has been meticulously designed to provide the flexibility you need.

With our well-appointed meeting rooms, a grand 32,000-square-foot Ballroom, and a sweeping 150,000-square-foot Exhibit Hall, you can find the perfect fit for your next event.




Ballroom and Ballroom Lobby

  • 32,617-square-foot room easily divides into three individual private meeting areas
    • Dimensions of Ballroom ABC: 125' x 237'
    • Dimensions of Ballroom A: 127' x 74'
    • Dimensions of Ballroom B: 127' x 88'
    • Dimensions of Ballroom C: 127' x 73'
  • Nearby meeting room with executive-level amenities
  • Adjacent 11,500-square-foot reception and registration area features dramatic downtown views

SpaceSq. ft.Sq. m.BanquetTheaterSeminar10'x10' Vendors
Ballroom Lobby11,5001,068250--25
Ballroom ABC32,6173,0301,9603,6902440143
Ballroom A10,1059396001,15271242
Ballroom AB22,5452,0941,3802,8081720101
Ballroom B12,4401,1567001,44072058
Ballroom BC22,5122,0911,3802,5501728101
Ballroom C10,0729366001,10272042
402 3,829356150342217-

Main Lobby

Main Lobby
  • Stunning floor-to-ceiling windows with dramatic views of the center of Downtown Raleigh
  • Granite details, curated artwork, casual seating, and a gracious reception area for pre- or post- event mingling
  • A 2,665-square-foot Registration area at the grand entrance makes checking in a breeze for your attendees

SpaceSq. ft.Sq. m.BanquetTheaterSeminar10'x10' Vendor
Main Lobby9,145850380--22
South Hallway8,700808180--19
301 AB3,495325180402248-
301 A 1,75816380224140-
301 B 1,73716180224140-
302 ABC5,367499300592420-
302 A 1,84717280200140-
302 AB3,618336200402248-
302 B 1,77116580224140-
302 BC3,520327200402248-
302 C  1,74916280224140-
303 1,71615980187114-
304 2,257210120242159-
North Hallway8,650804210--21
305 AB3,682342180421261-
305A 1,84717280211128-
305 B 1,83517080211128-
306 ABC5,538514300640426-
306 A  1,84617180211140-
306 AB3,692343200434272-
306 B 1,84617180224140-
306 BC 3,692343200434272-
306 C  1,84617180211140-
307 70165206640-

Meeting Space

Meeting Space
  • Twenty versatile rooms comprise 32,600-square-feet of meeting space with full back-of-house service
  • Each room provides the flexibility to double or triple in size
  • Premium features such as vaulted ceilings and wood paneling in our two executive suites create an ideal setting for board meetings


  • A 11,200-square-foot, street-level mezzanine overlooks the Exhibit Halls, providing easy access to all other areas of the center and the attached Marriott City Center Hotel
  • Select gallery artwork, granite architectural features, and a reception area set the stage for a welcoming pre- or post-event mixer

SpaceSq. ft.Sq. m.BanquetTheaterSeminar10'x10' Vendors
201 1,4241324011572-
202 77672305532-
203 81476305832-
204 79574305532-
205 82677306332-
206 1,3811284012068-

Exhibit Hall

Exhibit Hall
  • 150,000-square-feet of contiguous space offers unobstructed views and room for up to 773 booths
    • Dimensions of Hall ABC: 276' x 483'
    • Dimensions of Hall A: 279' 4" x 147' 6"
    • Dimensions of Hall B: 296' x 181' 
    • Dimensions of Hall C: 298' x 154'
  • Easily transforms with seating for 8,980 banquet-style and 10,000 as a theater
  • Adaptable lighting technologies create the perfect setting for any crowd
  • Direct drive-in access to the halls via twelve covered loading docks and multiple ramps

SpaceSq. ft.Sq. m.BanquetTheaterSeminar10'x10' Vendors
Hall ABC146,84313,6428,98010,000*10,000*773
Hall A45,6834,2402,7503,100*3,100*226
Hall AB99,9079,2826,0706,900*6,900*525
Hall B54,2695,0423,1803,800*3,800*292
Hall BC101,2059,4026,0806,900*6,900*528
Hall C46,9364,3602,8703,100*3,100*220

 *Capacities are based off of maximum fire capacities in the applicable space

Ballroom lit with AV displays for a tech-heavy gaming event

You can count on our phenomenal on-site IT Team, upgraded complimentary 5 Ghz wireless throughout the facility with dedicated paid options available, locally based fiber optic data network, newly upgraded house sound in every room, and superb production capabilities to make your next meeting or event a success.

The silver and black Shimmer Wall against a rich blue sky

As an award-winning LEED Silver-certified building, we're serious about sustainability. From our gardens all the way to our roof, we're taken intentional steps to reduce our impact and keep our community green.

Orange KultureCity headphones next to a rainbow-colored card to assist with identifying emotions.

Proud to be one of only six KultureCity-certified U.S. convention centers, our space features sensory-friendly signage, Sensory Bags available for check out, amenities for service animals, and a growing list of Accessibility features, we invite all to enjoy and grow in our facility.

Raleigh Convention Center's Shimmer Wall with a busy Red Hat Amphitheater

We are within two blocks of sister venues the Martin Marietta Center for the Performing Arts and Red Hat Amphitheater, as well as nearly 900 hotel rooms at the connected Raleigh Marriott City Center and nearby Sheraton Raleigh and Residence Inn Raleigh Downtown.


"Partnership." "Thoughtful." "Flexible." "Problem-solvers." 

We're proud to have over 100 annuals each year. Our clients continue to book with us year after year because of our longstanding commitment to delivering exceptional service and successful events.

Click below to hear directly from our clients who continue to host annual galas, conventions, annual conferences, expos and public shows with at the RCC.

Client VIDEO Testimonials


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