The Salem Convention Center is committed to going above and beyond to create an event experience like none other. Add in their dedication to sustainability, clean and inviting meeting rooms, stunning architecture, and a desirable location in the heart of downtown Salem, it’s no wonder event organizers and attendees rave about this beloved Salem, Oregon institution.
In Oregon’s capital city, one of the most celebrated venues for meetings, social events, weddings, conferences and conventions in the Pacific Northwest sits in the heart of Salem’s historic downtown district with an adjoining hotel. Since opening in 2005, the Salem Convention Center (SCC) has consistently received praise, accolades and awards from event professionals, civic leaders, and community members. The venue was named “Best Oregon Convention/Conference Venue” by Northwest Meetings & Events magazine multiple times.
Salem Convention Center Interior
Central to Everything
SCC is located just off I-5 in the heart of Oregon’s second largest city and state capital, nestled just 47 miles south of Portland and 64 miles north of Eugene. It is not only central to the Willamette Valley region, it is central to the state of Oregon.
All Inclusive Venue
SCC takes an “all-under-one-roof” approach in their operations and offers on-site event coordinators, full catering services, tables, chairs, centerpieces, linens, a professional banquet staff to set up and tear down the room, large dance floors, entertainment staging and complete audio-visual services (including hybrid events) as part of their packages. The experienced conference staff takes pride in their reputation for impeccable service and attention to detail. In addition, event attendees enjoy the convenience of having The Grand Hotel in Salem and Bentley’s Restaurant attached to the facility.
Modern, Flexible Meeting Space
SCC offers 30,000 square feet of versatile space that can be configured to accommodate multiple-day conventions, workshops, meetings and social events of all sizes. The attractive, contemporary design and Pacific Northwest inspired architecture elevates the event experience, with open and inviting spaces, natural lighting, a curated collection of museum-quality art, impeccable design and interior furnishings.
The Salem Convention Center features Pacific Northwest inspired architecture
A Commitment to Sustainability
Reducing their carbon footprint with renewable energy and sustainable business practices is part of SCC’s company culture. The venue was designed to be sustainable and energy-efficient, and is built with local recycled materials. It is also among a handful of LEED-EB Silver Certified buildings in the Willamette Valley.
A Place in Oregon History
SCC was built on the site of the hundred-year-old Marion Hotel, a premier downtown destination destroyed by a fire in 1971. The venue not only pays homage to Salem’s past, it has also helped revitalize Salem’s historic downtown. SCC is steps away from unique shops, restaurants, and attractions like Riverfront Park and Carousel, Elsinore Theater, Reed Opera House, the State Capitol and more.