Top Reasons to Meet Here
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 57 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 North Carolina and on the East coast makes it convenient for attendees.
Smart Minds, Smart Meetings
Home of the University of North Carolina, our nation’s 1st public university. The 2021 Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings named the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill the No. 1 large college in the South. The ranking also lists Carolina third among all public universities in the United States and 33rd among all public and private universities in the nation. This is the second year in a row that Carolina has maintained those positions in this college ranking. Great minds think alike, so great meetings start here.
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.
This area offers some of the most out of the ordinary 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 barns 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.
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!