Top Reasons to Meet Here


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    Getting here is simple

    Located just 25 minutes from Raleigh/Durham International Airport, which was ranked #9 for Best Airport in America by Conde Nast (2015). RDU offers 400 daily flights arriving from 40 nonstop destinations both domestic and international, and serves nearly 10 million passengers annually. Located off 2 major interstates, driving here is easy too! Our central location in the NC and on the East coast makes for a convenient for attendees.

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    UNC Campus

    Smart Minds, Smart Meetings

    Home of the University of North Carolina, our nation’s 1st public university. Carolina is a leading research university and U.S. News & World Report ranked Carolina fifth among public universities for the 14th consecutive year and 13th overall in 2015. Great minds think alike, so great meetings start here.

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    Weaver Street Lawn

    Small town charm, Big City Flair

    Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Hillsborough offer a mix of historic sites, unique gardens, wonderful museums and art galleries. Chapel Hill’s celebrated Franklin Street features over 300 shops, boutiques, galleries and restaurants and offers a vibrant, lively downtown scene. The foodie scene rocks with award winning chef’s creating inspired, fresh dishes. You’ll also find world-renowned music clubs; hip, eclectic wine bars, awesome craft beers, a distillery and cool coffee shops. The avant-garde arts scene is literally on every corner to discover.

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    Special Event at the Barn at Valhalla

    Unconventional Meetings

    This area offers some of the most unconventional meeting sites. Whether it’s a meeting for 10 to 350, the venues here are surprisingly out of the box. From 4-diamond hotels and rustic retreats to boutique properties and a hi-tech conference center, we have unique venues to meet your needs. And they make you look good for choosing such a great destination.

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    Franklin Hotel

    Hospitality is always on tap

    Our friendly, service oriented CVB team makes planning a meeting extraordinarily simple, so all you need to worry about is the agenda. We help you find the perfect venue, save you time and energy and provide valuable resources to make your job easier! We are your best first point of contact when planning an event and our services are completely free!