Meet in Gaston County

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Conveniently located off of Interstate 85 near Charlotte Douglas International Airport, meeting in Gaston County places you within reach of everything the Charlotte Metro has to offer. Take in the beauty of Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, hike at Crowders Mountain State Park, or enjoy climbing, rafting and more at the U.S. National Whitewater Center.


The new Hilton Garden Inn Gastonia offers over 5,000 square feet of flexible meeting space and 119 guest rooms for your meeting or special occasion.  This hotel has a range of amenities such as daily buffet breakfast, all-day dining, on-site bar and evening room service.


Gastonia Conference Center is a state-of-the-art facility featuring the latest in communications and presentation technology and nine electric vehicle charging stations. This iconic two-story venue accommodates over 450 meeting attendees and 350 for a seated banquet function and features 10 separate, purpose-built and distraction-free meeting rooms, event spaces and 5,100 square foot ballroom. The Esquire Hotel is located just steps away from Gastonia Conference Center in the historic First National Bank building. Built in the early 1900’s this six-story beauty has been revitalized as a 39 room boutique hotel replete with Barrister’s Restaurant in the lobby, The Notary Pub Tavern in the basement and a rooftop cocktail lounge with exquisite views of nearby Crowders Mountain.


Also near the Gastonia Conference Center is Webb Custom Kitchen. In the 1920s, the theatre was about celebration and imagination – WCK embraces this and presents it to you. This space possesses character beyond any restaurant in the region and has been voted by customers on Open Table as Best Ambiance in Charlotte. The experience Webb Custom Kitchen offers has been embraced by our community and cherished by those who visit.

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Meeting Venues

Gaston County offers a diverse inventory of meeting venues. Leading the way is Gastonia Conference Center. Located in the revitalized downtown, this state-of-the-art facility provides 30,000 square feet of tech-savvy space accommodating groups up to 450. Cultural venues such as Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden and Schiele Museum of Natural History & Planetarium are excellent options, along with the U.S. National Whitewater Center, Belmont Abbey College, Hilton Garden Inn, Courtyard by Marriott and Hampton Inn Belmont.

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