Located in South Carolina, the city of Myrtle Beach is a popular vacation destination. Beyond being a hot spot for tourists, planners are realizing the true value of hosting their trade shows and conventions at the city’s coastal convention center (MBCC). Here are a few of the reasons planners should include Myrtle Beach on their short list.
You Can Take Advantage of Unique and Flexible Meeting Spaces
Did you know that MBCC is one of the largest convention centers on the East Coast? MBCC can accommodate more than 80 percent of all trade shows and conventions held in the United States. Boasting more than 250,000 square feet, the space includes a 100,800-square-foot, column-free exhibit hall, a 17,000-square-foot ballroom, 17 additional breakout rooms located on two levels, and a Hall of Fame perfect for registrations or cocktail receptions. Whether planning an indoor or outdoor event, this facility is ideal for a convention-themed event or an oyster roast on the 30,000-square-foot Events Plaza. MBCC has the flexibility and framework to transform dream events into a reality.
You Can Specialize Many Food Options
MBCC’s concession outlets are fully equipped to provide refreshments and meals to any size convention. Food and beverage kiosks can be set up in high-traffic areas to expedite service and efficiency, and there are a wide variety of on-site menu options that also include healthy choices. MBCC’s concession team is ready to tailor your needs and requests. Chris Lindstrom, Concessions Manager says, “We are so committed to working with meeting planners and providing unforgettable services. So much so, when MBCC hosted the American Beekeeping 2019 Conference, my team provided five custom items using locally sourced honey.”
You Can Break Record Attendance Levels
The area’s allure as a top-ranking vacation destination makes Myrtle Beach an exciting and southern coastal draw for conventions. One benefit is that the Sheraton Hotel is just steps away from MBCC. Whether your guests are taking in an ocean view from their hotel room or the stunning skyline at sunset from the M Bar (lounge), they are sure to enjoy their time here. With an average 218 days of sunshine a year, a 60-mile stretch of coastal beachfront and an economy designed to entertain tourists, MBCC is an ideal location for meeting planners. Attendance proves to be higher for most conventions, since attendees extend their stay on the front or back end to make it a family vacation. With many live and interactive attractions nearby, there is no shortage of off-site events. Topgolf is within walking distance of MBCC and the perfect place for groups to flex their muscles after a long day of work. And if your guests are looking for a unique dining experience, just a short stroll can take them to a rooftop restaurant with ocean views and a sampling of the area’s signature (and delicious) low-country fare.