Buffalo: Convention Facilities
Buffalo's principal meeting facility is the Buffalo Convention Center, located downtown within easy reach of the Theatre District, shopping, restaurants, and lodging. The center features an Exhibit Hall with 64,410 square feet of space that can accommodate up to 366 booths, or which can be set up to seat 7,000 people. The Ballroom on the Marquee Level can seat 1,000 people. The center offers catering on-site and fully equipped to handle any audio-visual need. Approximately 1,250 rooms downtown and a total of more than 6,500 rooms in the greater Buffalo metropolitan area are available for conventioneers in need of rest. Just 15 minutes west of the city is the International Agri-Center in Hamburg, a 75,000 square foot facility that can accommodate conventions, exhibitions, trade shows, and other events. The exhibit space is approximately 50,000 square feet with a ceiling height of 35 feet, with space for about 250 booths. Loading docks, audio-visual capabilities, catering, and staging round out the offerings. About 20 miles east of Buffalo, in Clarence, is the Western New York Event Centre; billing itself as being closer to the western New York State population base than any other convention facility, the center provides 45,000 square feet of exhibition space that can accommodate more than 250 booths. The facility adds four smaller meeting rooms to the mix. More than a dozen major hotels in the metropolitan area maintain facilities for large and small groups.
Convention Information: Buffalo Niagara Convention and Visitors Bureau, 617 Main Street, Suite 200, Buffalo, NY 14203-1496; toll-free (888)228-3369
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