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Greater Tacoma Convention & Trade Center

  • 1500 Broadway
  • Tacoma, WA 98402
  • [253] 830-6601
Meeting Facilities

The Greater Tacoma Convention + Trade Center [GTCTC] is a flexible and functional space suitable for a wide variety of meeting and banquet needs. Tacoma's combination of convenience, affordability, and charm make this city an excellent place to bring people together in the beautiful Northwest.

With its magnificent glass walls and spectacular views of Tacoma's natural beauty, the GTCTC brings contemporary flair to conferences, conventions, corporate events, tradeshows, exhibitions, galas, military balls, holiday events, wedding receptions, and ceremonies.

The GTCTC features over 119,000 square feet of versatile event space, and is flexible enough to handle meetings and conferences from 10 to 4,200 people. Voice and high-speed internet connectivity extend to all event and pre-function spaces, and WiFi access is available throughout the facility.

Facility details:
  • 119,000 square feet of event space
  • 50,000 square foot, column-free exhibition hall
  • 13,650 square foot ballroom
  • 12 breakouts including a new meeting room featuring state of the art technology and an exterior entrance for staff retreats, corporate events and private parties
  • Lobby and pre-function spaces with floor to ceiling glass walls and spectacular views of Mt. Rainier and Commencement Bay
  • 5 loading bays and a drive-on ramp to the Exhibition Hall
  • Power, water, phone and data access available in floor boxes throughout the exhibition hall

Nearby Hotels

With the Hotel Murano and the Courtyard by Marriott just across the street, the Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center (GTCTC) is the perfect central location for your next event. The Holiday Inn Express Downtown location is also within easy walking distance of our property.


We are located 20 miles from SeaTac Airport and 35 miles from Seattle. Our location is supported by easy access via Sea-Tac International Airport, major freeways. Your delegates may also use Tacoma's Light Link Rail service to venture a little farther afield for shopping and dining. 

Dining Experiences

A variety of extraordinary dining experiences are within easy reach of the GTCTC from gourmet burgers to five-course meals. 

Attractions and Shopping Experiences

Our downtown boasts no less than six museums within our downtown area:
  • Washington State History Museum
  • Museum of Glass
  • Tacoma Art Museum
  • Children's Museum of Tacoma
  • Foss Waterway Seaport
  • LeMay: America's Car Museum 
For complete information on our facility and services, please visit www.gtctc.org. 

  • Miles to Seatac: 18
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  • Dining Price Range Low: 36
  • Dining Price Range High: 100
  • Entree Price Range: $$$-$$$$
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  • DescriptionThe Convention Center offers more than 118,000 square feet of flexible event space for meetings, conferences, tradeshows and celebrations. Conveniently located 18 miles south of SeaTac Airport, close to I-5, within walking distance of two premium hotels and more options close by. The Convention Center is a full service facility providing a team of seasoned staff members to assist you in planning and implementing a successful event.
  • Total Sq.Ft.118000
  • Reception3000
  • Theatre4250
  • Breakout Rooms
  • Internet Capable
  • Wifi Capable
  • Banquet2520
  • Number of Rooms18