2020 RNC Venue Guide

The 2020 Republican National Convention will take place August 24-27, 2020. The Committee on Arrangements for the 2020 Republican National Convention (COA) has partnerships with over 100 venues around the Charlotte area that are ready and eager to host your convention-related events. Scroll down to learn more about our new venue process and how you can find your venue today!

Official Convention Venues

Official Convention Venues consist of some of the largest and most versatile spaces in Charlotte. If you’re looking for an event venue that truly showcases the “Queen City,” submit your venue request today! Official Convention Venues will be released on a rolling basis, beginning early spring of 2020, and are available to all relevant third-parties planning events around the convention. To book your Official Convention Venue, please complete the request form with your event details.

Blackfinn Ameripub
Restaurant

210 East Trade Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

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Charlotte Marriott City Center - Function Space
Ballroom / Banquet Hall

100 West Trade Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

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Charlotte Motor Speedway
Ballroom / Banquet Hall

5555 Concord Parkway South
Concord, NC 28027

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Discovery Place Science
Museum / Art Gallery

301 North Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

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Fahrenheit Charlotte
Restaurant

222 South Caldwell Street, 21st Floor
Charlotte, NC 28202

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Foundation For The Carolinas
Conference / Meeting Room

220 N Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

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Founders Hall
Ballroom / Banquet Hall

100 North Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

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Howl at the Moon
Bar / Cocktail Lounge

210 East Trade Street, Suite A308
Charlotte, NC 28202

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Middle C Jazz
Bar / Cocktail Lounge

300 South Brevard Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

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Mint Museum Uptown
Museum / Art Gallery

500 South Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

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Museum of the New South
Museum / Art Gallery

200 East 7th Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

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NASCAR Hall of Fame
Museum / Art Gallery

400 East Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28202

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Nuvole Rooftop22
Rooftop

220 East Trade Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

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The Public House
Restaurant

300 South Brevard Street, Suite B100
Charlotte, NC 28202

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Wild Wing Cafe-EpiCentre
Restaurant

210 East Trade Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

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World of Beer Bar and Kitchen
Restaurant

210 East Trade Street, Suite E280
Charlotte, NC 28202

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Other

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Charlotte, NC 28202

Partner Venue Directory

The Committee on Arrangements for the 2020 Republican National Convention has partnerships with over 100 venues in the greater Charlotte area. Unlike our featured Official Convention Venues, Partner Venues are available to book on a first-come-first-serve basis. Remember to check back in periodically as we’ll continue to add new venues and remove spaces that no longer have availability during convention week. If you’re interested in any of our Partner Venues below, please reach out directly to the venue contacts to learn more about their space capabilities, event pricing, and availability during the 2020 Republican National Convention.

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VENUE GUIDE FAQs

  • What is the difference between an Official Convention Venue and a Partner Venue?

    Official Convention Venues are the most sought after and premier venues in the Charlotte area. The RNC Official Convention Venues were carefully selected to showcase spaces that are unique to Charlotte, versatile for larger convention-related events, and/or are within walking distance to the main convention sites. Due to high demand, all Official Convention Venue bookings are facilitated by the Committee on Arrangements for the 2020 Republican National Convention (COA) Hotels & Venues Department.

    In addition to the Official Convention Venues, the COA is introducing a new venue tier for the 2020 Republican National Convention: Partner Venues. For groups looking to secure venue space before spring of 2020 or are interested in full week buyout opportunities, a Partner Venue may be a better fit. The COA has partnerships with over 100 venues in the greater Charlotte area that are eager to host your RNC-related events. Unlike our Official Convention Venues, Partner Venues are available to book on a first-come-first-serve basis. Whether you’re looking to host a large-scale concert or an intimate dinner outside of the Uptown area, our wide-ranging and diverse list of Partner Venues is sure to have something for everyone. 

  • How do I book an Official Convention Venue?

    Once you’ve determined your event details and have narrowed down your preferred Official Convention Venue(s) options, click on the “Book Official Venue” ribbon to the right of the homepage and complete the Official Convention Venue Request Form. If your group is planning to host multiple events, please complete a separate request form for each event.

    Remember to indicate on the request form if your event date and time are flexible. The COA Hotels & Venues Department wants to accommodate as many events as possible at our Official Convention Venues. Flexible event dates and times allow our team to shuffle groups around, and ultimately, accommodate more events throughout the week.

    If you’d prefer to set up a one-on-one consultation with a member on the COA Hotels & Venues Department prior to completing the formal venue request form, please email venues@2020gopconvention.com or complete the form at the bottom of the homepage.

  • When will Official Convention Venue requests be reviewed and assigned?

    Once you’ve submitted your Official Convention Venue Request Form, a member of the COA Hotels & Venues Department will follow up to confirm your event details, answer any additional questions about the booking process, and discuss your next steps.

    We understand that many groups do not have their event needs finalized until closer to convention and hotel assignments oftentimes determine venue needs. Therefore, Official Convention Venues assignments will not be released until early spring of 2020. This timeline allows groups more time to finalize their specific event needs with the added assurance that quality venues will still be available.

  • Why would I wait to book an Official Convention Venue instead of booking a Partner Venue?

    Both Official Convention Venues and Partner Venues have unique advantages. Ultimately, your venue selection should be driven by your event needs and timeline.

    Official Convention Venues are more geared towards larger one-off events that really showcase Charlotte and provide guests with a unique and special experience. Because of their later request and assignment timeline, Official Convention Venues give groups more time to finalize specific event details, while also allowing them to coordinate venues around their hotel assignments.

  • How can the Committee on Arrangements (COA) help me select the best venue for my convention event?

    The COA Hotels & Venues Department has personally toured hundreds of venues in Charlotte to select the Official Convention Venues and Partner Venues listed. The Hotels & Venues Department aims to serve as a strong resource in the venue selection process and provide in-depth knowledge of event spaces and guidance on availability.

    The COA is committed to providing hands-on support throughout the entire venue booking process. If you’re interested in a one-on-one phone consultation to discuss your venue needs or have specific questions you’d like addressed, please email the COA Hotels & Venues Department directly at venues@2020gopconvention.com or submit your contact information and question(s) at the bottom of the homepage. The Hotels & Venues Department will respond to your inquiries.

  • How do I set up a venue tour with either an Official Convention Venue or a Partner Venue?

    To schedule a tour of an Official Convention Venue, please contact venues@2020gopconvention.com and the Hotels & Venues Department will reach out to facilitate these venue tours.

    For Partner Venues, you can work directly with the venue contact listed in this guide to set up a time to tour their space. If you are interested in touring multiple Partner Venues, the Hotels & Venues Department is happy to connect with you first to discuss how to maximize your time in Charlotte.

  • What is the venue contracting process like?

    Once you’ve been assigned to an Official Convention Venue, you will be notified via email of your venue assignment and timeslot. If you’re interested in moving forward, the Hotels & Venues Department will connect you directly with the appropriate venue contact to begin discussing your event in more detail. Once your event details are confirmed with the venue, you will enter into a contract directly with the venue.

    If you are not interested in moving forward with your allotted Official Convention Venue, please notify the Hotels & Venues Department within ten days of assignment so that other groups may have the opportunity to use the time slot.

    Partner Venues are required to notify and receive approval from the Committee on Arrangements before a venue contract can be executed. Groups will be asked to disclose general information about their event before a venue is released. All event information will be kept confidential and will only be used internally to track remaining availability and the overall footprint.

  • Once I have a contract in place, who can I talk to about permits?

    Before you begin filling out city permits for your venue, the Charlotte Fire Department recommends that you first reach out to their team for initial guidance. Please contact Senior Fire Inspector James Meyers by email at jmeyers@charlottenc.gov or by phone at 704-336-0260 to discuss your specific venue permit needs. Any written communication to a City employee is subject to North Carolina’s public records law.

  • If I still have questions, who do I reach out to?

    The Committee on Arrangements is committed to providing hands-on support throughout the entire venue booking process. If you’re interested in a one-on-one phone consultation to discuss your venue needs or have specific questions you’d like addressed, you can email the COA Hotels & Venues Department directly at venues@2020gopconvention.com or submit your contact information and question(s) at the bottom of the homepage. Someone from the Hotels & Venues Department will be in touch with you directly to provide support.

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The Committee on Arrangements is committed to providing hands-on support throughout the entire venue booking process. If you have specific questions or want to talk to a member of the Hotels & Venues Department, please submit your information here and you will be contacted shortly.

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