‘Tis the season for reunions. There is no time like the present to begin planning for any upcoming college reunions, high school reunions, family reunions and/or military reunions.
Reunions are, in many ways, a rite of passage and give us a chance to reconnect and reestablish ties with those who have added meaning to our lives at some point. The Salem Convention Center has been the site of many wonderful reunions through the years, both formal and informal in a wide range of size and scope. In other words, we’ve seen it all!
As we look back at some of the memorable reunions that have taken place here, it got us thinking about the reasons why families, schools and organizers so often choose us as the site of this very special occasion. Here are ten that come to mind.
1. Salem, Oregon is in a central location.
Planning an event with the goal of accommodating as many people as possible is no easy task. While you won’t be able to appeal to everyone’s schedule and preference, you can at least feel comfortable hosting the reunion in a central location.Salem, Oregon is not just central to the Willamette Valley region, we are central to Oregon, making this area an ideal place for out-of-towners living all over the region to gather. Just off I-5, reunion guests will have no problems finding our facility.
2. We offer flexible and impressive event spaces.
Booking an event at The Salem Convention Center means you will have access to a range of flexible and beautiful spaces to choose from. Whether your reunion is planned for 50 or 500 guests, we will help you choose the perfect space to create a memorable experience for all who attend.
3. Our facility has that “Wow-Factor”.
The moment you walk through our doors, you will be greeted with an open and inviting space featuring natural lighting, museum-quality art along impeccable design and interior furnishings. The attractive contemporary design and Pacific Northwest inspired architecture is one of the most desired features of our facility.
4. You will get more bang for your buck in our all-inclusive venue.
If you’re planning a reunion, chances are, you’re on a tight budget. When you book an event with The Salem Convention Center, you’re not just getting an attractive space to host your party. You’re getting on-site event coordinator, full catering services, tables, chairs, centerpieces, linens, a professional banquet staff to set up and tear down the room, large dance floors, entertainment staging and complete audio-visual services. It’s practically a no-brainer!
5. Convenient and comfortable accommodations.
Out-of-town guests will appreciate the convenience and luxury of overnight lodging available at the award winning adjoining 193-room Grand Hotel in Salem. Also connected to our facility? Bentley’s Grill and Lounge, a great place to take “the after party” before calling it a night.
6. Our “all-under-one roof” approach means better service.
The staff at The Salem Convention Center has accomodated hundreds, if not thousands of unique events and has years of irreplacable experience at all levels of event managagement. At every turn, you’ll find experienced, friendly and professional service that has stood the test of time. We’re confident that our staff is going to blow you and your guests away.
7. We are a “Green Facility”.
Event goers and hosts are becoming more and more eco-concious. Our LEED and EarthWISE certified facility has been designed from the ground up to be environmentally friendly and energy efficient. We also adhere to a strict “no-waste” policy and eco-conscious business model in order to minimize the carbon footprint your event will leave.
8. Our unique and sustainable approach to catering services.
Inspired by sustainable, local farms and ingredients, our on-site chefs and catering team will bring the Northwest’s freshest seasonal offerings to your table. Whether it’s a selection from our extensive menu or a special menu tailored to your specific needs, our staff is here to cater your perfect meal.
9. Access to state-of-the-art technology.
As part of your all inclusive package, we will support your audio-visual needs; whether it’s simply a single microphone for speeches or special lighting, video presentations on the big screens, sound support, artistic direction and much more. Guests can also rely on having access to high speed Wi-Fi throughout the building.
10. You will never need to worry about weather!
Rain or shine, your reunion will be a hit! Ample natural lighting throughout the facility will ensure fabulous photo ops and an outdoor ambiance.
Whatever your needs are, we have a dedicated staff, unmatched amenities along with over 30,000 square feet of beautiful event space to host the Reunion of your dreams. There is a reason we have been named “Best Oregon Convention Center” by Northwest Meetings + Events for two years in a row! Contact us to learn more about our Social Event Packages at 1-866-614-1900 or email.