Meydenbauer Center – Bellevue, WA


Bellevue, Washington, a modern, vibrant city only 15 minutes from downtown Seattle, has emerged as a favorite destination for gatherings of all types. The compact, walkable downtown is full of one-of-a-kind shopping, dining and cultural experiences. Easy access from all directions makes Bellevue a handy gateway to all that the Puget Sound region offers.

Situated in the heart of downtown Bellevue, the Medyenbauer Center is a full-service conference and event center attracting conventions, corporate meetings, banquets and fundraisers. Warm colors, expansive hallways and lobby areas, and an abundance of natural lighting make the Meydenbauer Center an attractive choice for any type of gathering.

The venue has 54,000 square feet of space and maximum flexibility making it suitable for a six-person meeting or a gala celebration with 3,000 attendees. The column-free Center Hall is a 36,000-square-foot room that can accommodate up to 200 trade show booths or 3,500 guests in a theater-style arrangement. For greater flexibility, the hall can be separated into two equal sections. Generous pre-function areas provide space for check-in tables or a welcome reception.

Additional options include the flexible fourth-floor space that can be divided into as many as nine rooms that can be configured in a variety of layouts. With rooms ranging in size from 1,000 to 6,000 square feet, the fourth floor can accommodate groups as large as 600. The third-floor Executive Conference Suite offers a private gathering space with a capacity of up to 60. These rooms attract corporate board retreats or committee meetings, and they are a convenient location when serving as the convention headquarters or for hosting a VIP reception.

The modern 410-seat Theater is the facility’s performing arts theater and lecture hall. The Theater is an ideal location for a presentation, talk or artistic performance. High quality sound, striking lighting options and an unobstructed view from every seat makes this one of the region’s finest performing arts venues.

Bellevue is the heart of Seattle’s tech scene and the Meydenbauer Center is designed for high-tech gatherings. The facility features the latest in high-end audiovisual and lighting capabilities, high-speed internet via WiFi or wired connections and full-service technical support are available to enhance any gathering. Meydenbauer Center Catering offers a wide range of menu options for meals and break-time refreshments. The catering department has the resources for any group, whether it is a working lunch for a 20-person corporate board meeting or a banquet for thousands.

The downtown Bellevue location means the Center is easy to get to and handy for any type of function. With more than 4,000 hotel rooms within a short walk of the Center, groups will be able to find the appropriate lodging for attendees from out of town. Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is only thirty minutes away.

Groups will find Bellevue’s central location ideal for exploring the Puget Sound region. Visitors wanting to explore the region will find that downtown Seattle is just a quick trip across Lake Washington, while the region abounds with team building, recreational and sightseeing opportunities. Groups will enjoy exploring nearby Kirkland’s fun waterfront parks and galleries, and a tour of the Woodinville Wine Country offers a wonderful post-conference experience.


Karli Zimmermann, event sales manager