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Convention Center

Welcome to the Wenatchee Convention Center.

The Wenatchee Convention Center is a 50,000 square-foot convention and meeting facility located in the heart of Downtown Wenatchee. This facility boasts a ballroom of over 10,000 square feet, a 7,500 square-foot exhibition hall, 14 breakout/meeting rooms ranging from 500 square feet to 2,000 square feet, and full catering capabilities.

This facility is a favorite of statewide organizations which utilize Wenatchee’s central location, beautiful climate and desirable amenities to provide meeting and training opportunities for individuals located throughout the state.

The Convention Center is owned by the City of Wenatchee and operated by Coast Hotels Inc., which also operates the adjoining Wenatchee Coast Center Hotel. Coast staff provide management services including marketing, event planning and catering. Please contact the Convention Center staff to plan your next event in Wenatchee.

History

The Wenatchee Convention Center was constructed in 1980 through a $2.6 million Economic Development Administration grant. In 1989 the Plaza and Fountain were constructed at the southwest corner of the facility providing the first outdoor amenities at the Convention Center. In 1997, 14,000 square feet of meeting, pre-function and exhibit space were added, as well as an 11,000 square-foot renovation of the facility's meeting space.

In the winter of 2008 the entire facility underwent a modernization of the audio/video presentation systems and the installation of electronic signage equipment. With this new state-of-the-art system, the entire facility became integrated with digital processing equipment which allows events to overflow into addition rooms and see/hear presentations throughout the facility. Also, brighter, larger video projection systems were installed to provide attendees with a much higher quality visual experience.
 
In 2009 the lower floor of the facility which includes 12 of the breakout rooms as well as the exhibit hall underwent an architectural renovation with new floor coverings, wall covering, improved lighting and acoustical ceilings. In 2009 and 2010 improvements were also made to the restroom fixtures and furnishings bring them up to date with modern touch-less amenities.

On the Horizon

Projects slated for the upcoming year includes ballroom lighting and ceiling improvements in 2011. Also planned for 2011 is refurbishment of moveable partition walls which will provide improved sound isolation between meeting spaces. In preparation for the deployment of the Stevens Pass Electric Highway initiative, the City will also be installing one or more level 2 electric vehicle charging stations in 2011.

Future improvements in 2012 and beyond include continued architectural upgrades to the 2nd floor and replacement of kitchen equipment and HVAC systems.

Last updated: 3/27/2012 8:44:48 AM