The Salt Palace Convention Center is located in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City, Utah. The ideal place for meetings of any size or occasion, the Salt Palace has over 500,000 square feet of exhibit space. Of this, 365,000 square feet of the space can be continuous exhibit space. The space can be partitioned with flexible walls into one to eight separate halls. This allows for more than one exhibitor at the same time.
Besides exhibition space, the Salt Palace has a 45,000 square foot ballroom. One of the largest in the western part of the United States, if you don't need that much space, it can be broken down into ten separate sections.
The interior dycor of the Salt Palace is punctuated by the five-story main concourse. The snowflake chandeliers and custom designed, cottonwood-patterned carpet compliment the intended theme. Part architectural showpiece and part modern art sculpture, the Salt Palace can't be overlooked.
Open during specified times for booked events, the Salt Palace Convention Center is located in the center of Salt Lake City on 100 S. West Temple.
The Salt Palace started life as the home to the Jazz basketball team and the largest concert venue in the state. When the Energy Solutions Center was built, the Salt Palace was redesigned as a convention center.
An online review of the Salt Palace said, "This place is BIG. But for some reason it's really easy to navigate. I never got lost even though it felt like this place was going to be a challenge. The ceilings are mighty high. High enough for Olympic trampolinists (yeah they were actually there). All of the rooms feel equally expansive and large. The grand ballroom has a pretty decorative ceiling too. Near the stairwell there are columns, arches, and window lighting that makes this place feel really grand. I was always impressed when coming into this section.''
Another reviewer said, "How could I not be excited to go to a place called the "Salt Palace"?! The convention center is huuuge. The building is very nice, lots of natural light comes in through many skylights. A neat wind chime exhibit is featured in the main entrance, be sure to check that out. The center staff was very organized & efficient as they served a plated lunch to over 1,000. The food was standard convention fare, nothing spectacular. But, again, the staff was superb at handling guests' special requests, veggie meals, etc. One of the downsides of the place is that there are no posted maps anywhere, so you sometimes need to wander around a bit to figure out where you're going. If you're an event planner, be sure to include a map for your attendees! The facility is huge & has very high ceilings and like most convention sites, can be over-air-conditioned. Bring a sweater. The sweater will also come in handy if you have any sessions on the 2nd floor where the chairs are quite uncomfortable; they've got a metal bar that stretches right across the back so the sweater is perfect to pad it. I'll end on a positive note : There are recycle bins for containers stationed around the building. Love it! BOTTOM LINE: A good spot to hold large affairs. Within walking distance to sights, restaurants, & numerous hotels. A nice staff adds to the pleasure of being in the Salt Palace.''