Located on the scenic Manatee River, this flexible full-service facility has the space and the staff necessary to make your event an overwhelming success. An ideal location for everything from seminars, banquets and trade shows to sporting events and concerts, the Bradenton Area Convention Center has a professional and friendly staff that is ready to assist you in planning and overseeing your function.

Facility Information & Details

Take a tour of the Bradenton Area Convention Center.

  • Gulf Islands Center Hall 180′ x 180′ = 32,400 square feet
  • Seating Maximum 4,000
  • Floor Concrete with professional epoxy finish Built in 1985 renovated 2012

Production Capabilities


  • 200 AMP, 400 AMP, 600 AMP

Bus and Truck Power

  • Available


  • Basic in-house lighting package available, Incandescent and HID’s over seating and stage


  • For in-house audio/visual services, contact Ryan Kirby at 941-954-8000, info@ccavinc.com.

Professional Staging

  • 40′ x 72′ in 4′ x 8′ sections, Height 2′-4′

*Stages range up to 60′ x 40′


  • Steel rated @ 2,000 – 3,000 lbs, Most all other rated @ 2,000 lbs, 12 – 1 ton beam clamps available

Loading Doors

  • 2 – 16′ x 14′ stage right and stage left

Food Services

Catering is available for all events. Please contact the Convention Center sales office for food service information.

Event Services

In House Audio Visual Services & Rigging: corporate Connection, Ryan Kirby 941-954-8000, info@ccavinc.com

Free wifi available throughout the facility for guests.

Pet Policy

Service animals only allowed in facility. 


Parking lot areas may be rented if booked in conjunction with rental of the building. The parking areas have no electrical or water hookups. Parking lots 1A, 2, 3, and 4 are not available for rent. View map of parking lots. 

Floor Plan

View our floor plan.

Policies & Guidelines

  • No alcohol or glass bottles may be brought into the facility
  • No Smoking: In accordance with the Fl Clean Air Act, the Center’s smoking policy restricts smoking to designated smoking areas. Smoking is prohibited at all times inside the facility. This policy includes cigarettes, cigars, pipes, e-cigs.

Those two policies are enforced for everyone visiting the Bradenton Area Convention Center.

If you are interested in renting the venue, please contact us.