Santa Clara Convention Center

Conveniently located in the center of Silicon Valley and a short distance south of San Francisco, the 302,000 square foot Santa Clara Convention Center is well equipped to meet all your business meeting needs. With amenities specifically designed to adapt to the varying requirements of conventions, banquets, trade shows and special events, the Santa Clara Convention Center includes exhibit halls, breakout rooms, terraces, a theater with seating for more than 600 people and a ballroom. The 15 breakout rooms ensure that your event will have exactly the customized layout that you desire.

The Santa Clara Convention Center is recognized as one of the most environmentally friendly buildings in the U.S. and purchases clean energy from Silicon Valley Power, which utilizes renewable energy in its power mix. Additionally, by recycling glass, aluminum, paper and cardboard in addition to upgrading outdated equipment, the Santa Clara Convention Center has significantly reduced its impact on landfills.

Social Responsibility

Recognizing that social responsibility should be practiced at all levels, The Santa Clara Convention Center also uses Aramark catering services, a contributor to the Second Harvest Food Bank and an aggressive promoter of green responsibility.

The Santa Clara Convention Center can provide all the services necessary to make any type or size of event successful. Its partnership with Edlen Electrical Exhibition Services ensures that your event will be launched on scheduled and wired. In addition, PSAV Presentation Services provides the exhibit, staging and computer services necessary to attractively and efficiently present any event, no matter what the size is.

Smart City Networks provides the telecommunication services vital to the smooth operation of an event, while Spot Focus Dynamic Advertising Media provides digital content and advertising.

Convention Center Tours, Entertainment, Speaker Referrals

Complete convention services include tours, entertainment, themed parties, speaker referrals and more. The Santa Clara Convention Center also provides registration materials and services for event guests, hotel reservations and personnel, among its many services.

Both public and private transportation are available. Since the Santa Clara Convention Center is located not far from San Francisco, other local area attractions such as art galleries and wineries, there is no shortage of places to visit and things to do. The availability of public and private transportation ensures your stay in the Silicon Valley will be a memorable one whether your preference is browsing museums or malls during your down time.

Nearby Free Silicon Valley Attractions

There are also many free attractions to visit including the Intel Museum, Mission Santa Clara de Asis, de Saisset Art Museum, the Triton Museum of Art, and a Stroll into the Past, which is a self-guided tour of the Santa Clara City Hall.

Group tours can be scheduled for visiting historic sites such as the Harris-Lass House Museum or the South Bay Historical Railroad Society, technical sites such as the Computer History Museum or the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center. If you are looking for fine dining there are several well-known local restaurants in Santa Clara.

The Santa Clara Convention Center also offers several off-site meeting venues:

·Central Park & International Swim Center

·Computer History Museum

·David’s of Santa Clara Banquet and Conference Center

·Network Meeting Center at Techmart

·Santa Clara Golf & Tennis Club

·The Pavilion at Great America

·Triton Museum of Art

·Winchester Mystery House

Additionally, there are eight major, upscale hotels conveniently located near the convention center as well as numerous restaurants serving a variety of cuisines.

For those who are planning a wedding, the Santa Clara Convention Center boasts an on-site wedding coordinator, and various packages that can include custom ice sculptures, lattice and silk trees in the ballroom, complimentary on-site parking for guests, a large dance floor, complimentary food tasting prior to the event and a complimentary dinner for the bride and groom, among other special offers. Packages are available to accommodate wedding receptions from 50 to 500 people.

Winner of "Best Event Venue" Award

The Santa Clara Convention Center has been the recipient of numerous awards both for service and for their environmentally friendly business practices. It was one of only two California cities to have their convention center on the “2010 Inner Circle Award” list; the Silicon Valley Concierge Association named the Santa Clara Convention Center the “Best Event Venue” for 2010.

With its pleasant climate, numerous local attractions and its award-winning service and hospitality, the Santa Clara Convention Center is the ideal venue for your next convention, trade show, or any event which needs the best facility or services.

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