Bradenton Area Convention Center was designed to host a variety of events. Our Gulf Islands Center Hall can seat up to 4,000 and has seen a wide variety of events from Concerts, Tradeshows, Exhibits, Graduations, Corporate functions and more. Coupled with our conference center, we can host large corporate meetings, product launches and educational formats.

Our convenient location, just three miles west of Interstate 75, located between Sarasota and Tampa makes the Convention Center a simple and easy place for groups from Florida’s West Coast to meet. We pride ourselves on making your event a pleasant one by offering a professional atmosphere with excellent customer service. No matter what your needs are, we offer reasonably priced amenities to make your event memorable.

The Bradenton Area Convention Center offers full service onsite catering. Please reach out to event manager for current listings. 

The Bradenton Area Convention Center is also partnering with CCAV to handle all of our client’s audio visual needs no matter how big or small. Owned and operated in Sarasota, FL, CCAV offers reliable, high-quality equipment rentals to clients nationwide. Many meeting planners, event managers, and corporate professionals take this dedicated team with them wherever they go because they trust them to successfully execute every event. We give our clients the best customer service and the most worry-free, successful audio visual rental and staging experience possible. We are dedicated to building lasting relationships with our clients, and that relationship begins with us. No matter the size, scale, vision, budget or venue, CCAV will bring a wide range of experience, knowledge and quality service to every event.

Our goal at the Bradenton Area Convention Center is to provide you with everything you need to make your event a success.

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The Bradenton Area Convention Center has become the home for many annual exhibitor-based events since its doors opened in 1985. Our 32,400-square-foot main arena can hold 188 10′ by 10′ booths.

Our event managers, as well as your event sponsor, are available to assist during events. For specifics of what is available for use, contact your event sponsor. For details related to the technical setup of the event, such as utility and power, please call 941-722-3244 ext. 0 and ask for a Center representative.

Vehicles can be placed in the building for display with the following restrictions: vehicle must be moved in and out without general public in the facility. Vehicle must have less than ¼ tank of gas and once parked disconnect the battery

Service Animals Only allowed in 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, etc.