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Event Services

The Bradenton Area Convention Center has the following services available to any client renting the facility. If you have any questions about the following services, call the BEST Team at any time.

Business Center

The Convention Center's Business Center is located in the Conference Center and is available for use during events. It consists of a copier, facsimile machine, data and telephone lines. Clients may be issued an account number to make copies during our event. You may also want to talk to your event manager about the wireless Internet service.

Audio Visual Rentals

Audio visual rental and production services are available through the Bradenton Area Convention Center's preferred in-house contractor, CCAV Inc.

From helping small gatherings create a great impact to amplifying a stage experience for thousands of attendees, CCAV’s event technology enhances every image, note and nuance of your important communication. Our goal is to achieve your goal, effectively delivering your messages and making your event a memorable success.

CCAV is a full-service supplier of audio-visual, staging and technical support for meetings, conventions and trade shows. The company provides the latest in video, audio, and lighting equipment. With 12+ years of industry success, CCAV specializes in peace-of-mind for corporate, convention and personal events. For more information, go to www.ccavinc.com or call 941-954-8000.


By partnering with Milan Catering and Event Design, the Center’s resident caterer, the Manatee Convention Center is able to offer a delicious variety of items for your event. 
For a list of concession options contact the Food and Beverage Director at 941 722 3244 Ext 3956 or email

Bar service is provided by the Center. Please inquire with your facility representative to see if your event qualifies.

Building policy does not allow coolers, glass bottles or cans to be brought into the facility building at any time.


The Bradenton Area Convention Center is partnering with Milan Catering and Event Design, our resident caterer, to offer you amazing menus that create life-time memories.

To design your custom menu, talk with the Executive Chef or visit Milan’s website at www.MilanCatering.com for all of the delicious choices, and information on planning your 5-star culinary experience. Contact the Food and Beverage Director at 941 722 3244 Ext 3956 or email kala@milancatering.com

Ticket Sales

Events may also be interested in discussing the possibility of using our computerized ticketing system with a member of BEST.

Courtyard Marriott Bradenton Riverfront

Located on the Riverwalk, with meeting space for up to 400 guests. Meeting Pkg: $42/pp for meeting room, cont’l breakfast and lunch.

941-747-3727 | Courtyard Marriott

Bradenton Area Convention Center

Located on the scenic Manatee River, this flexible full-service facility has the space and the staff necessary to make your event a true success.

941.729.9177 | Bradenton Area Convention Center

The Powel Crosley Estate

The Powel Crosley Estate has all the modern amenities to successfully host meetings, weddings and other events. Call or visit our page to learn ...

941.722.3244 | The Powel Crosley Estate