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Convention & Event Centers in Florida
From Miami to the Panhandle, attend or host some of the most significant events in Florida from one of best convention and event centers in the Sunshine State. With Florida’s rugged outdoor beauty to set the scene, enjoy the beautiful surroundings in between events.
The Orange County Convention Center in Orlando is host to an array of different events throughout the year, and features 7 million square feet in total space, making the OCCC the second largest convention center in the country.
Host your next event at the historic Thomas Center in Gainesville, Florida. Once a lavish private residence now offers the perfect blend of elegance and charm for any banquet or exhibit, just off the University of Florida’s campus.
Located just minutes from the beach, airport, and cruise port in Ft. Lauderdale, plan your perfect event at the Broward County Convention Center. As the country’s premiere waterfront conference facility, it was architecturally designed to take advantage of its location adjacent to the prized Intracoastal Waterway.
Orange County Convention Center
Opened in 1983, the Orange County Convention Center is a major landmark in Orlando. Hosting an array of different events throughout the year, the OCCC is found just off of the Martin Andersen Beachline Expressway on International Drive.
With seven million square feet in total space, the OCCC is the second largest convention center in the United States.
When you're visiting Orlando or the Orlando area, make your way to the Orange County Convention Center and check out any number of the events being hosted – from the weird and the wacky, to the downright exciting.
Keep an eye out for the Mary Kay Career Conference, the Europa Games & Get Fit Expo, the International Bowl Expo, and Miss America's Outstanding Teen Competition is always popular.
The Thomas Center
Once a lavish private residence, the historic Thomas Center is located in the north-central Florida community of Gainesville.
Called “the perfect blend of elegance and charm,” the facility, with its Mediterranean Revival architecture, serves as a multipurpose space equipped to host weddings, banquets, and more.
Local artists team up with the City of Gainesville Department of Parks, Recreation & Cultural Affairs to host numerous events and performances throughout the year.
The West Gardens, beset on all sides by towering oak trees, and Turtle Court, with its Romeo-and-Juliet-style balcony, add elegance and charm to any event.