A center of arts and culture in North Carolina’s booming Triad Region, Greensboro boasts world-class historic and cultural venues such as the International Civil Rights Museum, located in the F.W. Woolworth’s where a sit-in sparked the Civil Rights Movement, and a thriving theater scene.

But while museums and theater may temporarily seize the attention of attendees with their refined offerings, a pint of cold craft brew and some fantastic restaurants are also at the ready.

For instance, Tap Hopper Tours takes attendees to three local breweries, with the ability to “buy the bus” for a group that can fill its 14 seats.

Meanwhile, a pedal-trolley brewery tour is operated by Brew Peddlers.

A popular “fixed” location for group socializing is offered at Boxcar Bar + Arcade, which features a 2,000-square-foot event space, all manner of classic and modern arcade games—it’s on, like Donkey Kong!—and craft cocktails and a menu of 24 rotating craft beers.

Top restaurants in Greensboro that are ideal for group functions include:

The primary convention facility is the Greensboro Coliseum Complex, which offers nearly 200,000 square feet of space—including a 167,000-square-foot Special Events Center and 23,500-person Coliseum Arena—about three miles from downtown.

Major Greensboro meetings hotels include the following:

The McAlister-Leftwich House is an elegant new event space that combines two historic houses located on the edge of the Fisher Park Historic District within walking distance of downtown. The McAlister-Leftwich House can accommodate events for up to 150.

Group tours of the historic homes are also available.

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The Barn Dinner Theatre

The oldest continually operating dinner theater in America, according to the venue, The Barn Dinner Theatre offers entertainment ranging from down-home country to gospel, soul and Broadway-style shows. Groups can also buy out the facility.

International Civil Rights Center

An archival center and teaching facility that celebrates the non-violent Greensboro sit-in protests, the International Civil Rights Center is located in the F.W. Woolworth store.

Museum Kress Terrace

Offering views of downtown from its 2,500-square-foot banquet room and 4,000-square-foot rooftop terrace (which can be tented and used as a contiguous space with the banquet room), this stylish reception facility can host a maximum of 350 in three spaces.

The Pyrle Theater

Groups can rent four venues at this world-class theater housed downtown in the former Montgomery Ward building. The facility offers a warming kitchen for catering.

The Pyrle Theater in Greensboro, N.C.
The Pyrle Theater in Greensboro, N.C.

Weatherspoon Art Museum

Located on the campus of UNC Greensboro, the Weatherspoon boasts one of the top collections representing all major art movements from the beginning of the 20th century to the present. Its Sculpture Garden offers over 17,000 square feet of exhibition space.

Four other rentable spaces are available at the Weatherspoon Art Museum.

Greensboro CVB Contact Information

Greensboro Area CVB
336.274.2282

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