Skip to site content
The Group Travel Leader Going on Faith Select Traveler

Low-Stress Meetings at Salem Convention Center (Sponsored)

In Oregon’s Capital City, convenience and accessibility are part of the culture, and Salem Convention Center (SCC) offers both in spades. Not only is SCC central to everything, it has one of Salem’s top hotels adjoined to it, so out-of-town presenters and meeting attendees can quickly move from their classically appointed hotel room or suite to the convention center. In addition, SCC is located just off I-5 in the heart of downtown Salem, 47 miles south of the Portland International Airport (PDX) and 64 miles north of the Eugene Airport (EUG). It is not only central to the Willamette Valley region, it is also central to the state of Oregon.


The Salem Convention Center is centrally located in Oregon’s capital city

The award-winning convention center has received high marks from meeting planners, event attendees, and civic leaders throughout the Pacific Northwest. The newly renovated 193-room The Grand Hotel in Salem and Bentley’s Restaurant adjoined to the venue gives them a distinct advantage over other nearby event venues. “We understand that event hosts are looking for convenience, quality, and value,” says SCC’s General Manager Chrissie Bertsch. “An all-inclusive venue like ours offers amenities that our clients cannot find anywhere else. As a result, they typically get to relax and do more with their budget.”

The lobby at the Grand Hotel in Salem

A hotel room at the Grand Hotel in Salem

Unparalleled Convenience and Amenities

When companies book an event at The Salem Convention Center, they not only have access to 30,000 square feet of beautiful meeting space, but they also get an event coordinator, catering, tables, chairs, centerpieces, linens, a banquet staff to set up and tear down the room, entertainment staging and complete audio-visual services. SCC is also one of only a handful of event venues in Oregon that offer their clients a one-of-a-kind hybrid event experience and complimentary parking!

Planners have access to 30,000 square feet of meeting space at the Salem Convention Center.

Large Market Meetings vs Small Marketing Meetings

Hosting an event in larger markets often presents logistical challenges for meeting attendees – i.e. traffic, parking, accessibility, additional expenses, lack of convenient accommodations and crowded restaurants. By hosting an event in a smaller market like Salem, meeting attendees enjoy amenities they would normally find in a large city, combined with a friendly, small town vibe. With a population of approximately 150,000 people, many visitors say Oregon’s capital city is the perfect size – not too big, and not too small.

About the Salem Convention Center

Since opening in 2005, the Salem Convention Center has evolved into one of the premier venues for meetings, multiple-day conventions, workshops, social events, and weddings in the Pacific Northwest. The attractive, contemporary design and Pacific Northwest inspired architecture elevate the event experience, with open and inviting spaces, natural lighting, a curated collection of museum-quality art, impeccable design and interior furnishings. Whether your event is planned for 50 or 500 guests, the professional staff at The Salem Convention Center will help create a memorable experience for all who attend.  Contact them at 1-866-614-1900 or email for more information.