The Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center is a world class multipurpose event center located in the heart of Long Beach, California. With over 400,000 square feet of dynamic space available, the Long Beach Convention Center hosts many of the world’s most amazing performances, workshops, trade shows, exhibits, balls, meetings, and special events throughout the entire year.
The contemporary architecture and design of the entire campus comes together as a unified whole throughout every section of the grounds. This offers a wonderful experience as you explore the different buildings, gardens, and social areas throughout the campus. Wherever you happen to find yourself you’ll feel like you are a part of the event.
While the entire campus comes together as a whole, each venue has been constructed to display their own bold, modern features while showcasing the stunning details particular to the individual space. The center is home to Long Beach’s most impressive entertainment facilities including the classically elegant Terrace Theater and the intimately small Center Theater both at the Long Beach Performing Arts Center, as well as the Long Beach Arena.
The main building on campus contains a beautiful Grand Ballroom, 34 meeting rooms, and three exhibition halls. And that's only the beginning. Events also happen on the rooftop with its 360-degree views of the city, and in the open Promenade Atrium. No matter what kind of event, the Long Beach Convention Center has the appropriate space to host it.
The recent $40 million worth of renovations updated The Long Beach Convention Center's functional design, and gave the buildings a beautiful contemporary look. You’ll notice the amazing thought that went into updating the space as you walk around the campus. Observe the details that went into designing the fantastic lighting, state-of-the-art acoustics, and impressive water features that make the convention center's campus as fun to engage with as the events that are taking place within.
Even if you’re visiting Long Beach for the beautiful beaches and will not be attending an event, the Long Beach Convention Center’s campus is a treat to spend a day exploring.
Hundreds of thousands of people from all over the world flock to Long Beach to attend one of the many outstanding international events held at the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center. The center also engages the local community by hosting special events like the San Juan Hills High School Prom and performances by the Long Beach Symphony Orchestra.There is always something interesting and entertaining happening in Long Beach.
Visitors and locals alike who attend events at the conference center also love the easy access from the event venues to everything else that the city has to offer. The Convention Center’s central location makes it easy to navigate the entire city so you can take advantage of all the entertainment, shopping, dining, and attractions located on the Waterfront and throughout the area. It’s so easy to go from your busy event at the center to a fun walk along the beach. Or join the new people you’ve met at your trade show for drinks at one of the many great Long Beach cocktail bars nearby.
The Varden Hotel offers close access and a very welcome retreat for all conference goers. There are many hotels to choose from next to the Long Beach Convention Center. However when you stay at The Varden Hotel you get the best of both worlds with convenient access to all of the excitement happening at the Long Beach Convention Center plus a calm, relaxing place to go when you need a break from it all. Located within walking distance, it’s easy to get to your special event within a few minutes. Then at the end of the day, or when you need a break in the afternoon, it’s also easy to get away and retreat to the comfort of your room in our cozy boutique hotel.
The Varden Hotel specializes in making guests feel like they are home away from home. Our friendly, attentive staff will make sure that you have everything you need for the most comfortable stay in Long Beach. After your event, you can come back to The Varden Hotel to freshen up then enjoy some of the complimentary wine before heading back out for a night of fun. When you’re tired, you’ll be sleeping on one of the most comfortable pillow top mattresses complete with luxurious 300-thread count sheets.
If you’re coming into town for a convention, reserve your room at The Varden Hotel as soon as you can. We have 35 rooms on the premises, and our 5-star customer service is popular amongst visitors to Long Beach. Ensure you get your room by calling us today at (562) 432-8950 or use or convenient online reservation system.