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    Bellevue Washington Puts Attendees in the Heart of the Puget Sound Region

     
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    Bellevue Skyline & Park

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    Bellevue Washington Puts Attendees in the Heart of the Puget Sound Region

     
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    Bellevue Arts Museum

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    Bellevue Washington Puts Attendees in the Heart of the Puget Sound Region

     
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    Bellevue Way at Night

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    Bellevue Washington Puts Attendees in the Heart of the Puget Sound Region

     
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    Meydenbauer Center Banquet Hall

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    Bellevue Washington Puts Attendees in the Heart of the Puget Sound Region

     
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    Meydenbauer Center Lobby

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When travelling to the Puget Sound Region in the Pacific Northwest, make sure to check out safe, clean and walkable Bellevue, Washington. Located just minutes from downtown Seattle, this thriving city offers some of the best dining, shopping and meeting and event spaces in the state. Home to companies like Expedia, eBay, Eddie Bauer, Microsoft, and Boeing, Bellevue boasts a variety of corporate institutions, cultural attractions and natural beauty. With a name derived from a French term for "beautiful view," visitors will be treated to the unique combination of a gleaming skyline flanked by woodsy neighborhoods and a vast network of green spaces. A walkable downtown, 30 hotels and endless outdoor spaces to explore make this gateway to the entire Puget Sound region the place to meet.

One of the central spots to hold a meeting or event of any size is Bellevue’s Meydenbauer Center. The convention center has successfully been hosting gatherings for over 24 years. With 54,000 square feet of meeting and exhibition space, including a 36,000-square-foot Center Hall, the building is available to groups ranging in size from six to 3,500 people. As Bellevue is no stranger to high-tech companies like Microsoft, the convention center is equipped with the latest in A/V offerings, as well as technical support that meets the needs of both small meetings and high-tech organizations alike. For guests, Meydenbauer Center’s on-site catering provides on-trend food and beverage offerings including highlighting local wineries and distilleries for a stocked and home-brewed bar. For the planner, a single point contact is provided to assist with everything from planning to invoicing, menu development to on-site support, and post event wrap up. Located in downtown, Meydenbauer Center is only a short walk from over 2,700 hotel rooms, making it easy and enjoyable for planners and guests to experience everything Bellevue has to offer, all within a few blocks.

For those looking for the newest places to meet in Bellevue, the city’s downtown has welcomed significant new development in 2017 including the 1.5 million square foot expansion of the Bellevue Collection. The mixed-use development offers visitors a wide variety of restaurants, hotels and cultural attractions. New to the area is the W Bellevue, adding 245 rooms to the already established Westin Bellevue and Hyatt Regency Bellevue. Visitors can dine out at any of downtown Bellevue’s cafés and restaurants, including Din Tai Fung, The Lakehouse by James Beard Award winning chef Jason Wilson, Taylor Shellfish and Moksha Indian Cuisine. For groups looking to engage in culture downtown Bellevue is home to the Bellevue Arts Museum, where visitors can view pieces from Northwest artists, as well as artwork from all the United State and the world. At the museum, three diverse events spaces can be rented out for private events set against a backdrop of impressive architecture and exhibits. To embrace the great outdoors while in the Pacific Northwest, visitors can explore hundreds of acres of green space through Bellevue Downtown Park, Bellevue Botanical Garden, and Mercer Slough Nature Park.

To demonstrate just how close everything is located in Bellevue, Visit Bellevue Washington launched an ad campaign designed to let potential visitors know about Bellevue’s walkability and central location in the greater Seattle area, while capitalizing on the Pacific Northwest’s reputation for great coffee. Everything in Bellevue is just a cup of coffee away from the heart of the city. Over 30 hotels, including a brand-new AC Hotel by Marriott, provide over 250,000 square feet of meeting space and rooms, while multiple attractions are located right around the corner for after-meeting adventures. Between golf courses, spas, wine tasting rooms, and shopping and night spots, all guests have to do is grab a cup of coffee from a local café and start exploring.

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Meydenbauer Center is one of the largest and most flexible event venues in Bellevue, WA. Whether you are looking for space for 6 or 3,500, the convention center can be transformed to meet your specific event needs. From Conventions and Meetings, to Banquet and Auctions and Tradeshows our experienced event planning team is ready to help you work out the details. With a convenient location just off the highway in downtown Bellevue, WA, your guests will have easy access to the venue from all over the Puget Sound region.

A Planner’s Muse

 

Sample this recipe from the 2018 home of TED: the Vancouver Convention Centre.

 

The industry came together at The Foundry by Herban Feast on Oct. 19, 2017, for our Best of 2017 readers’ choice awards. In addition to great music and food, beer tastings, and candid photo booth snapshots, Northwest Meetings + Events raised approximately $900 for the SEARCH Foundation through a silent auction. The evening was capped off with our awards ceremony presided over by emcee Ron Hippe.