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Plan Your Just Right Meeting

Some cities are too large and hectic for a meeting. Some are too small and dull. Between those extremes, there’s a sweet spot, and we call it Buffalo. 

Plan your perfect meeting in Buffalo using our inspirational guide below. You’ll find sophisticated event venues, hotels and restaurants you’d expect from the busiest big city right here in our warm, friendly, manageable city. Discover why Buffalo is just right for your next meeting: 

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Three words to describe your ideal meeting

Flexible, Spacious, Accessible

The Buffalo Niagara Convention Center offers 110,000 square feet of recently remodeled, flexible meeting space in the heart of downtown Buffalo surrounded by a compact, walkable district of hotels, restaurants and nightlife. Learn More

Historic, Charming, Religious

Buffalo features a host of historic venues and churches that will provide an unforgettable experience for your meeting, including the Michigan Street Baptist Church, which first opened in 1845 as a pillar of Buffalo’s Black community and hosted the likes of Booker T. Washington and Frederick Douglass. 

An Architectural Stunner

Some of America’s greatest architects left their mark on Buffalo, a city filled with design-rich meeting spaces. Plan your meeting inside one of Buffalo’s extraordinary buildings like the Admiral Room at the Marin, a beautiful space with floor-to-window ceilings in a converted former downtown bank that can seat up to 300.

Scenic, Memorable, Extraordinary

Organize your convention in the beautiful venues along Buffalo’s redeveloped waterfront. The World War II era cruiser, destroyer and submarine found at the Buffalo and Erie County Naval and Military Park are a favorite gathering space for military reunions. Or book your event inside the ever-entertaining Buffalo RiverWorks, the city’s newest waterfront meeting space carved from a repurposed warehouse and grain silos that also features a zip line, brewery and beer garden.

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Check-in time. My ideal hotel is…

A convention center hotel

Stay within walking distance of the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center at one of several premier downtown properties, including the recently renovated, 400-room Hyatt Regency across the street; the 200-room, state-of-the-art Westin; and the Embassy Suites that’s just steps from our downtown entertainment district. 

A room with a view

Kick back and relax after a long day of meetings with a sunset view over Lake Erie from your room at the Marriott Harborcenter, a 200-room property located in the heart of Buffalo’s redeveloped waterfront. 

Unique and boutique accommodations

Unwind in style at the Curtiss Hotel, a luxury property with 68 rooms located inside a repurposed century-old office building just steps from the convention center. The Curtiss’ amenities include a rooftop patio, revolving bar and urban hot springs. 

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Time to eat. Let’s go for…

A Classic Buffalo Meal 

Feast on our signature culinary creation at the birthplace of the Buffalo wing, the Anchor Bar, which features seating for large groups and ample helpings of celery and blue cheese alongside our wings. 

A Scenic Meal 

Gather your colleagues for an unforgettable evening at the Terrace at Delaware Park, a restaurant and banquet hall inside Buffalo’s largest park that features a beautiful view overlooking Hoyt Lake. 

A memorable experience 

Dine inside an architectural wonder at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Martin House Complex, a National Historic Landmark that hosts after-hours receptions and dinners for visiting groups inside one of the most iconic homes designed by America’s greatest architect. 

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A Sunset Cruise

Don’t miss out on the Miss Buffalo, the city’s popular cruise boat that provides stunning views of Lake Erie sunsets and the downtown skyline as it glides through the Buffalo harbor. Other popular evening boat rides include the Spirit of Buffalo schooner, which offers “Wine in the Wind” sails; the Moondance Catamaran; and Grand Lady Cruises.

Drinks with colleagues

Raise a glass and enjoy a couple of cold ones with colleagues at the two-floor taproom of Big Ditch Brewing Company, which features signature, Erie Canal themed brews. Or order a stein and party the night away in the rollicking beer hall of Buffalo’s new Hofbrauhaus

A Natural Wonder

No visit to our region is complete without a trip to see the thunderous, mist-filled wonder of Niagara Falls, located less than 30 minutes from the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center. A beautiful array of lights and frequent fireworks displays illuminate the falls at night. 

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A night by the water

Soak in a sunset along the waterfront at Templeton Landing, one of the city’s premier banquet halls that accommodates groups up to 400 and features expansive outdoor patios with sweeping views of the harbor.

A Real Show-Stopper

Dress to impress and pull out all the stops at Shea’s Buffalo, the opulent, century-old crown jewel of the city’s Theater District. Shea’s Tiffany-designed interiors and close proximity to downtown hotels make it an ideal choice for a memorable evening.

Only in Buffalo

Cap off your convention in a setting like nowhere else at Duende, the bar and restaurant nestled among Buffalo’s extraordinary collection of grain silos. Grab a pint and reconnect with friends on your final night in Buffalo surrounded by the city’s incredible history and industrial architecture.

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Whichever venues, hotels and activities suit your needs, you can depend on the personal service and hospitality here in the City of Good Neighbors.

Visit Buffalo Niagara

Visitor Center: 800.283.3256

Main Office: 716.852.0511

Main Fax: 716.852.0131

403 Main Street, Suite 630
Buffalo, New York 14203-1496