As West Virginia’s eclectic capital, Charleston can’t be pinned. Surrounded by a jaw-dropping outdoor spectacle, Charleston is a vibey but sophisticated city (the Mountain State’s largest), with plenty to take advantage of when meeting and so much to uncover once the business of the day wraps up. Inspiration just…flows in our riverside destination, and we can’t wait to show you why.

Get 21% Off for ‘21 + An All-Inclusive Site Visit

Book a qualifying new event* at the newly renovated Charleston Coliseum & Convention Center and receive:

• 21% off of the space rental
• Up to 3% incentive funds**
• An all-inclusive site visit***

*Business can actualize in any future year, but the contract must be signed in 2021. Excludes repeat or existing business. **Financial incentives for meetings equaling up to 3% of estimated economic impact. ***All-inclusive site visits include travel reimbursement, lodging, meals and entertainment paid by the Charleston Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Contact Us To Qualify

Coliseum &
Expansion and

Meeting Highlights

$100M Transformation

Charleston Coliseum & Convention Center’s dramatic expansion and renovation nearly doubled its 300,000 square footage—offering more meeting flexibility!

Traveled…Not Touristed

Lucky for us, tourists by the masses haven’t caught on to our brilliance…yet. Enjoy Charleston authentically—without the hyped tourist traps, crowds or expenses.

Affordable Booking Options

Our modern city and affordable amenities help planners keep to budget and creatively stretch the dollar.

25 Hotels

Five downtown hotel properties are just steps from the convention center, with the largest, Charleston Marriott Town Center, offering 17,406 sq. ft. of meeting space and 347 guest rooms.

2/3 of the U.S. population surrounds Charleston, WV

Located where three major interstates converge, Charleston is an accessible destination—about six hours from nearly the entire Mid-Atlantic, Midwest and Southeast regions.

Your Group.
Your Charleston.







Don’t Go
It Alone.

With our personable team as your connection to Charleston meetings and events, you’ll get our complimentary, in-depth planning services on the house!

A Closer, More Convenient Charleston

Groups are embracing road trips, especially scenic ones.

Morgantown, WV: 156 mi.
Columbus, OH: 163 mi.
Lexington, KY: 175 mi.
Cincinnati, OH: 197 mi.
Pittsburgh, PA: 228 mi.
Louisville, KY: 247 mi.
Cleveland, OH: 251 mi.
Charlotte, NC: 264 mi.
Indianapolis, IN: 309 mi.
Raleigh, NC: 318 mi.
Detroit, MI: 363 mi.
Baltimore, MD: 365 mi.
Nashville, TN: 389 mi.

Photo courtesy of: Visit Southern WV


Diverse and

An undiscovered Charleston is one of the best ways to tap into the hip side of our laid-back city. From wooded hillsides and an ancient river to art galleries, quirky boutique shops and progressive restaurants, there’s a village of experiences for attendees.


Storied Charleston

From millennials to history buffs, attendees want to explore a place with some history…some soul. Did you know our city has an ancient ocean underground or that unidentified female spies are buried under one of our historic hiking trails? Did you know that our State Capitol is five feet higher than the dome of the U.S. Capitol or that our city is the home of NPR’s globally syndicated Mountain Stage? It’s easy to pepper in Charleston’s storied charm and landmarks to spin meetings into an uncommonly unique experience.


Found, Almost, in the
Heart of the City

For some, the curiosity to explore the Great Outdoors has resurged; for others, the wander never left. Charleston lends easy access to that mountain mama feeling. Go from cozy hotel digs to calming natural wonders in just a short drive from Downtown Charleston. Kanawha State Forest is a mere seven miles from our riverfront convention center—getting you out on our mountain trails and surrounded by sublime views in no time, then back in the city’s core for urban exploration.

Yeager Airport

• Nonstop flights to seven major airports
• 10 minutes from Downtown Charleston
• A few minutes from the intersection of threemajor interstates

Downtown Hotel
Protocols & Commitments


Charleston Marriott Town Center
Courtyard Charleston Downtown/Civic Center
Four Points by Sheraton Charleston
Commitment to Clean
Best Rate Guarantee
Flexible Cancellation
Contactless Services


Embassy Suites by Hilton Charleston
Hampton Inn Charleston Downtown
Clean Stay Initiative


Holiday Inn Express Charleston-Civic Center
IHG Way of Clean

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