Greater Tacoma Convention Center

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1500 Commerce

Tacoma, WA  98402

Sales Department

253.830.6601or 888.227.3705

Ofc Hrs: Mon – Fri, 8am – 5pm

Capacity: 10-4,500 attendees

Catering and Concessions: On-Site, Full Food & Beverage Services offered by Aramark Catering

Price Range: $250.00 - $6,500.00 Per Room/Per Day

Deposits: 50% deposit is required upon contracting and remaining balance due two weeks prior to the event

Types of Events: Conventions, conferences, meetings, trainings, tournaments, sporting events, product demonstrations, banquets, tradeshows, receptions, fundraisers, holiday parties, etc.

ADA: Yes

Parking:  On-site parking, $6-$12 per day. Street parking and private pay lots also available.

Access: 3 entry locations – Commerce Street, 15th Street and 2nd Floor of Parking Garage.

Exhibition Services

  • Loading Bays: The loading dock is at street level and contains five bays with vehicle restraint systems, one dock leveler and a drive on ramp directly into the Exhibit Hall. 

  • Clearance:  Dock clearance is 25 ft. and the Exhibit Hall roll up door clearance is 18 ft.

  • Utilities: Electrical up to 208 volt/50 amp connections in floor boxes throughout the facility; high-speed Ethernet; high-speed wireless internet, telephone, air, water and drain are also available in all event spaces.

Banquet Services

  • Seating:  Up to 2,500 attendees

  • Bar Facilities: Full bar services available through on-site caterer

  • Dance Floor: Yes

  • Linens, China, & Glassware:  Available through on-site caterer

  • Decorations: Not included. Decorating guidelines apply

  • Cleanup: Food and beverage clean up provided by the convention center staff

Meeting and Event Services

  • Audio visual and equipment: On-Site provider, state-of-the-art equipment and AV technology. 

Special Services 

  • On-site technicians for AV, electrical, telecom and Internet. Sustainability program. 


The Greater Tacoma Convention Center is located in walkable downtown Tacoma in the heart of a thriving arts and culture district. Just 18 miles from the Sea-Tac International Airport, the artful and modern 119,000 square foot facility offers the perfect metropolitan setting surrounded by natural Northwest beauty. The Convention Center’s team of experts collaborates with clients in all aspects of event planning from safety to audio visual, catering to ticketing. 

The facility is adjacent to premium hotels and the 4-star 300-room Convention Center Hotel is projected to open in fall 2020. Visitors will find the citywide hospitality of Tacoma provides a genuine Northwest experience. Tacoma Link offers free light rail service throughout downtown, connecting event attendees with diverse dining, shopping, day spas and cultural activities.