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High Praise for the Salem Convention Center

High Praise for the Salem Convention Center

From Business Meetings to Conventions to Social Events, People Are Raving About the Salem Convention Center

When you walk into The Salem Convention Center on any given day, chances are you’ll see a flurry of activity and excitement happening in multiple places throughout our 30,000 square foot facility. Staff members are frequently in various stages of planning and executing the next event, business meetings are happening, potential wedding parties are taking a tour, our catering team is busy setting up and preparing a meal for 500+ attendees, all while special wines are being chosen for the an anniversary celebration happening the following week.

“There’s never a dull moment at the Salem Convention Center”, says our Special Events Coordinator, Soraida Cross. “Even after ten years, there is always something special happening here. We [the SCC staff] look forward to coming to work each day; our clients can’t help but notice the positive energy throughout this unique place.”

What is it about our facility that makes our clients come back year after year? Is it the gorgeous architecture and visually appealing aesthetics? Is it the location? Is it our impeccable service standards? The size of our facility?

Director of Catering Theresa Greco says the relationships built over the years are what makes the difference. “Most of our key staff have been at the Salem Convention Center since it opened 10 years ago; we feel like we are family. We all work so well together to make our events successful,” she says. “Having the same goal of customer satisfaction, quality food & top notch services are what makes every day a success!”

Exceeding our client’s expectations is a high priority for us. To do so, we are always listening to feedback in emails and on online review sites. Here are just a few recent reviews written by real people and businesses that have hosted or attended events and meetings with us:

Salem Convention Center Social Event Reviews

Salem Social Events



“Making Our Fundrasing Event A Success”

“The staff at the Salem Convention Center, are top-notch. They are friendly, efficient and really value their clients. Our event was smooth, and worry free. The venue was beautiful and it made for a special evening. I would recommend the Salem Convention Center and its staff to anyone that is contemplating having an event there, you will not be disappointed. Thank you Salem Convention Center.” -Steven B. Salem, Oregon

“The Staff Really Understands Customer Service”

“Our company chose to have their annual Holiday Party at the conference center. This is our second year at this location. I have to start this review with the word WOW, the staff really understands customer service. They helped make the party great, by being on top of everything, checking in with me to make sure that all was going well and if we needed anything. During the day when we were setting up they were all so helpful and patient with last minute changes and requests. From the staff that helped make the initial reservation to the staff that cleaned up, I have nothing but high praise.” -Kelly C. Salem, Oregon

“Excellent Service!”

“I absolutely love the Salem Convention Center and the amazing staff that work there. Hard working, caring and always willing to help! It is the place to hold an event!” -Stephanie C. Salem, OR

Salem Convention Center Business Meeting & Convention Reviews

Salem Meetings and Convetions


“Convenience And Cooperation”

The Salem Convention Center is a convenient location in Salem, adjoining the Grand Hotel for guest lodging. The staff (from sales, catering, banquets and a/v) work with you in a cooperative manner and strive for excellence. Our group enjoyed the facility and the food. Thank you for your efforts in making this meeting productive and successful.-Terrie R. Scottsdale, AZ

“A Partner In Success”

“Once again the staff at the Salem Convention Center helped us have a very successful conference. Everyone was extremely helpful and courteous with our last minute support needs. The beautiful rooms, natural light and delicious food also made our event a pleasure. And we finally found a place who can truly provide gluten-free and vegan desserts! Thank you for everything. We look forward to coming back.”-Tanya W. Portland, Oregon

“Always Good And Reliable Service”

“The staff is always helpful and flexible with all our last minute setup tweaks and changes. The food was excellent – the desserts were particularly well-liked at our most recent meeting. The space and room set up are ideal to our needs. Everything went seamlessly with no stress. Though we have to meet in Portland for many of our meetings, we always enjoy those times we can meet at the Salem Convention Center. Thanks very much to the entire staff for an excellent job.” -Jackie H. Salem, OR

“Oregon National Guard Association”

“We have used the Salem Convention Center in the past and have always been pleased with their service. The positive attitude of those who work the conferences makes interactions pleasant and problems get solved with the minimum of fuss. The event staff makes preparation easy and those who come to the conference experience an open space that is clean and inviting. We will definitely be back.” -Roberta J. Salem, OR

“What A Great Experience!”

“From the gorgeous setting, to the downtown location, to the fabulous food, we had a wonderful experience at the Grand Hotel and the Salem Convention Center. The staff were very responsive as things came up, as they always do, and took care of us with courtesy and speed. We hope to come back again!” -Joyce W. Portland, OR

To read more, please visit these review sites listed below. If you have recently hosted an event with us and would like to leave  your honest review of our services, we would greatly appreciate it!


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