Treat your attendees to a warm Western welcome, plenty of activity options between meetings and a tech-forward environment to do business. Read on to discover more reasons to plan your next meeting in Grand Junction.
1. The Perfect Western Slope Location
The Grand Junction Convention Center is tucked expediently between Denver and Salt Lake City, supplies nearly 23,000 square feet of meeting space. The hub of the Western Slope, Grand Junction is located less than four hours from Salt Lake City and Denver and just two hours from Aspen.
Additionally, Grand Junction’s diverse landscapes facilitate a multitude of activity options for attendees. Explore the lakes and woodlands of the Grand Mesa, the red rock formations of Colorado National Monument, or the wineries and farms of the fertile Western Slope.
2. Unbeatable Space
Featuring three ballrooms and six smaller rooms, the Grand Junction Convention Center is a multipurpose facility prepared to accommodate up to 2,000 people. The three ballrooms can be combined to create one large 18,600-square-foot space while the six smaller rooms can be combined to form a 4,320-square-foot ballroom.
The contemporary atrium is a great complement to larger affairs, and a 1,000-square-foot courtyard is available for outdoor events. Each space can be equipped to meet your needs with audio/visual, utility and catering services.
For those seeking a truly unique space, the historic Avalon Theatre, located just a few minutes from the Grand Junction Convention Center, is also available for private functions. Built-in 1923, the 900-seat theater’s façade and lobby were recently restored and other updates are underway, including additional seating and improved audio/visual technology.
3. Unsurpassed Service
Whether your meeting calls for concessions or cocktail bars, the convention center’s staff is eager to help you customize spaces to meet your needs, including theme and décor features. The Grand Junction Convention Center is known for creating diverse culinary experiences and boasts an attentive professional banquet and service staff.
Whether you’re seeking Western barbecue, themed dinner buffets or catered snack breaks, the convention center’s executive chef will produce creative menu options to satisfy your group’s tastes — and meet any budget.
4. Fun-Filled Grand Junction
Those craving time outdoors will discover paradise on the Grand Mesa, the world’s largest flat-top mountain. During warm weather months, attendees can boat or fish on more than 300 lakes and hike or bike on hundreds of trails surrounded by pine and aspen forests. In the winter, attendees can ski and snowboard at Powderhorn Mountain Resort.
For memorable views just outside Grant Junction, Colorado National Monument possesses layered cliff walls, extensive vistas and sharp pillars carved by wind and water. Rim Rock Drive, a 23-mile route dotted with overlooks and pullouts, is an ideal way for attendees to explore the monument’s geological marvels.
Grand Junction is truly a wine-tasting destination and Colorado’s primary wine-producing region. Attendees can access more than 20 wineries by bike or car or book a guided limousine or van tour of the area’s tasting rooms. Meanwhile, Grand Junction’s downtown area is brimming with restaurants, art galleries, boutiques, and antique shops — many of which are framed by views of the Grand Mesa and are ideal for strolling any time of day.