Acenter of arts and culture in North Carolina’s booming Triad Region, Greensboro boasts world-class historic and cultural venues such as the International Civil Rights
Museum, located in the F. W. Woolworth’s
where a sit-in sparked the Civil Rights Movement, and a thriving theater scene.
But while world-class museums and
theater may temporarily seize the attention
of attendees with their refined offerings, a
pint of cold craft brew and some fantastic
restaurants are at also the ready when the
meeting day ends.
For instance, Tap Hopper Tours takes
attendees to three local breweries, with the
ability to “buy the bus” for a group that can
fill its 14 seats, and a pedal-trolley brewery
tour is operated by Brew Peddlers. A pop-
ular “fixed” location for group socializing
is offered at Boxcar Bar + Arcade, which
features a 2,000-square-foot event space,
all manner of classic and modern arcade
games—it’s on, like Donkey Kong!—and
craft cocktails and a menu of 24 rotating
Top restaurants that are ideal for group
functions include 1618 Seafood Grill; Flem-
ing’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar; Mark’s
Restaurant; Natty Greene’s Pub & Brewing
Company; and Undercurrent Restaurant.
The primary convention facility is the
Greensboro Coliseum Complex, which
offers nearly 200,000 square feet of space—
including a 167,000-square-foot Special
Events Center and 23,500-person Coliseum
Arena—about three miles from downtown.
Major Greensboro meetings hotels
include the following:
◗ The 85-room Sheraton Greensboro Hotel
at Four Seasons, with 250,000 square
feet of space for up to 3,000 at its Joseph
S. Koury Convention Center.
◗ Grandover Resort and Conference Center, which offers the 13,000-square-foot
◗ The 281-room Greensboro Marriott
Downtown, which contains 28,500
square feet of meeting space and 15
◗ The 108-room Hyatt Place Greensboro/
Downtown, with 2,700 square feet of
meeting space and which opened in late
The McAlister-Leftwich House is an elegant new event space that combines two
historic houses located on the edge of the
Fisher Park Historic District within walking
distance of downtown. The McAlister-Leftwich House can accommodate events for
up to 150, and tours of the historic homes
are also available.
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The Barn Dinner Theatre // www.barndinner.com
The oldest continually operating dinner theater in America, according to the
venue, The Barn Dinner Theatre offers entertainment ranging from down-home country to gospel, soul and Broadway-style
shows. Groups can also buy out the facility.
International Civil Rights Center // www.
An archival center and teaching facility that celebrates the non-violent Greensboro sit-in protests, the
International Civil Rights Center is located in the F. W.
Woolworth store where the historic sit-ins happened.
Museum Kress Terrace // http://kressterrace.com
Offering views of downtown from its 2,500-square-foot
banquet room and 4,000-square-foot rooftop terrace
(which can be tented and used as a contiguous space with the banquet room),
this stylish reception facility can host a maximum of 350 in three spaces.
The Pyrle Theater // https://triadstage.org/pyrle
Groups can rent four venues at this world-class theater
housed downtown in the former Montgomery Ward building. The facility offers a warming kitchen for catering.
Weatherspoon Art Museum // http://weather
Located on the campus of UNC Greensboro, the Weatherspoon boasts one of the top collections representing
all major art movements from the beginning of the 20th
century to the present. Its Sculpture Garden offers over
17,000 square feet of exhibition space. Four other rentable spaces are available.
By Tyler Davidson
Group fun and dining are part of the production
GREENSBORO AREA CVB
Greensboro, N.C., is located in northern North
Carolina, approximately 90 miles northeast of
Charlotte, N.C., and 60 miles west of Durham,
N.C. Air access is available via Greensboro’s
Central North Carolina International Airport or
Charlotte Douglas International Airport, about
an hour-and-a-half away.