Meeting & Convention Venues
When you choose to meet in Orlando, venue options go far beyond the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) and our meeting hotels and resorts. Orlando gives you the opportunity to host once-in-a-lifetime meetings and group outings at some of our most popular attractions, restaurants, nightlife hotspots and more — including our world-famous theme parks.
Venues That Wow
The OCCC and our one-of-a-kind experiences aren’t the only reasons why Orlando is the country’s No. 1 meetings destination. It also comes down to unique offsite venues that are eager to host private events your attendees will never forget. The following are prime examples, but keep in mind that they represent just a small sampling of our options.
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts: The crown jewel of Orlando’s performing arts scene, this refined venue invites you to reserve sections, reconfigure spaces for a variety of purposes, or even rent the entire facility, with three theaters and an outdoor plaza to choose from. Past examples of the possibilities have included cocktail bars, sampling stations and even a speakeasy. And naturally, there’s no more majestic space to deliver a keynote than from one of the Dr. Phillips Center’s stages.
Morimoto Asia: Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto’s massive, 2-story, Disney Springs® eatery features Shanghai-influenced lounges, private dining spaces, a second-level sushi bar and lounge with a separate entrance, and glittering, 20-foot-long chandeliers. It’s one of many exceptional venues at Walt Disney World Resort’s dining, entertainment and shopping district.
Red Coconut Club: At this premier nightclub and ultra-lounge at Universal CityWalk, take in the stars on the balcony, mellow out at intimate inside tables, or mix with lively crowds around the bars. The décor is a little bit 1950s Vegas, a little bit Cuban, and a little bit Polynesian-tiki retro with vintage couches and bongo-shaped bar stools.
GuideWell Innovation Center: Located in Orlando’s Lake Nona neighborhood, close to Orlando International Airport, this 92,000-square-foot facility was designed to support the community’s medical partners — but its state-of-the-art office and laboratory space also serves as an innovative function venue for groups of any kind, particularly those engaged in medical and scientific pursuits.
Orlando Harley-Davidson: Get your group’s motor running at this facility close to the convention district. With numerous motorcycles on display, the venue has an 8,000-square-foot showroom that can accommodate up to 1,000 guests, as well as capacity for an additional 1,000 outside.
Madame Tussauds Orlando: Your attendees can rub shoulders with superstars of film, music, history and pop culture — not to mention DC Entertainment’s Justice League — at this attraction, part of the ICON Park® entertainment, dining and shopping hub.
Bringing your meeting or event to the next level is always the goal. Engaging your attendees with a one-of-a-kind event impacts what they take away from their convention experience. Our theme parks — and the creative geniuses behind them — roll out the red carpet for groups with experiences that can be customized to meet your needs.
For example, Universal Orlando Resort has amped up its offerings with its new Meeting Enhancements at select onsite hotels. Imagine a meeting where Optimus Prime introduces your keynote speaker, or the fun-loving Minions make a guest appearance. Meeting Enhancements like these can help ensure that your program will resonate with your attendees.
Another popular experience offered at select Universal Orlando Resort onsite properties is Flavor by Loews Hotels, a partnership that allows meeting guests to enjoy menus from local eateries without having to leave the property.
Experiential meetings are popular at SeaWorld® Orlando, where groups can go behind the scenes with customized educational programs. Beforehand, SeaWorld will send an ambassador to explain more about the theme park’s conservation efforts. Furthermore, SeaWorld donates 1 percent of all net revenue from an event held at their parks to the SeaWorld Busch Gardens Conservation Fund.
Walt Disney World® Resort offers several options that revolve around food, including an activity where meeting-goers cooperate to can jars of sauces, pickles and jam harvested from Epcot®. Groups can also rent a demonstration kitchen at Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort to create new concoctions under a chef’s supervision.
That’s just a small sample of the unique meeting venues you’ll only find in Orlando. Use our search tools below to learn more, and submit your RFP for complete information!