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Virginia Beach Is a Game Changer in Meeting Experiences

Virginia Beach is more than a top Virginia meeting destination with unbeatable service—it’s a game-changer in providing affordable and excellent meeting experiences. Where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Chesapeake Bay, this premier destination balances coastal charm and metropolitan flair with meeting experiences that create a distinct vibe for meetings of any size and budget.  

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Abundant & Green Event Space

For larger events, the LEED Gold-certified Virginia Beach Convention Center offers a 150,000 square foot column-free exhibit hall, more than 29,000 square feet of flexible meeting space and a 31,000 square foot column-free ballroom. Innovative designs throughout the building allow for a stimulating meeting environment along with huge cost savings, especially with affordable F&B pricing and free WI-FI in all meeting rooms and pre-function space. 

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What’s New?

From well-known national brands to independent properties, Virginia Beach offers a wide variety of lodging options from resort, downtown to retreat type settings. The coastal city’s portfolio has gotten an exciting upgrade as the Cavalier Resort is set to open its third hotel on its campus in less than 5 years.

Previously, the historic Cavalier, Marriott’s Autograph Collection opened its doors with unrivaled luxury and historic charm followed by the Marriott Oceanfront Hotel. The 20-story, 305-room Marriott Oceanfront with over 25,000 square feet of programmable meeting space and spectacular outdoor space with ocean vistas will now sit next to the Embassy Suites Oceanfront.

By early 2023, the Embassy Suites Oceanfront will offer an additional 155 oceanfront rooms and 10,000 square feet of flexible meeting space to this incredible oceanfront meeting conclave. 

Savor the Local Flavor

Virginia Beach takes meeting and eating, very seriously. Delegates can enjoy upscale dining at some of Virginia Beach’s AAA Four Diamond Restaurants, including Salacia Prime Seafood and Steaks, Terrapin, and Zoës Steak & Seafood all located near the Virginia Beach Oceanfront.

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Chef-driven menus at the Virginia Beach Convention Center feature hand-cut herbs and vegetables from its onsite garden beds, providing a unique way to savor the local flavor. Or head to the Bay for some of the area’s best locally sourced fresh seafood! 

After a full schedule of meetings and networking, local craft breweries throughout the city welcome groups to quench thirsts and enjoy lively conversation. This includes, The Tarnished Truth Distillery at the Cavalier, the country’s first & only distillery located and operating inside a hotel.

For a more cosmopolitan vibe, explore the wide range of upscale dining and entertainment offerings at Town Center, located minutes from the Oceanfront.  

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To learn more about Virginia Beach’s meeting and event offerings, please contact our Destination Experts who can bring your next meeting to life! Visit www.vbmeetings.com 

For more information
Sally Noona, CMP
Director of Convention Sales & Marketing