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Holiday Inn Express Intl Arpt
1350 North 4th Street,
San Jose, CA 95112 US
Hilton San Jose Hotel and Towers
300 Alamaden Boulevard,
San Jose, CA 95113 US
Marriott San Jose
301 South Market Street,
San Jose, CA 95113 US
About San Jose Convention Center
The San Jose Convention Center is located on Great America Parkway across the street from the Great America Amusement Park. The Convention Center is actually located within Santa Clara city limits rather than the city of San Jose. It takes its name from San Jose, the largest city in the county.
Built over a two-floor garage, the convention center has 143,000 square feet of continuous exhibition space. These spaces can be broken out into three separate areas. Overall, the exhibition area can be broken out into 1,000 10'x10' exhibit areas. To support a convention, the Center has over of 100,000 square feet of back room space. There is a 607-seat theater and a recently completed ballroom expansion. In addition, there are 31 breakout rooms of various sizes and several outdoor terrace areas that can be rented for exhibits and meetings as well.
The garage has direct access to the Convention Center and holds over 3,000 cars. It also has entrances for exhibitors to bring their supplies into the exhibition spaces. The size of the items to enter the Center determines which entrance can be used.
The ballroom or the exhibition hall can be set up with tables to accommodate a dinner or reception. The main exhibit hall can hold up to 5,000 guests seated while the ballroom can accommodate around 500 guests. The convention can cater any type of meal, snack or dinner desired by the renter.
A client may share his or her event with other events going on at the convention center. If certain events would interfere with your event, let the center know so that they can schedule your event with appropriate customers.
The center provides services for exhibitors or renters through their own contractors. Services available include electrical hookup, audio/visual with computers, telephones, mobile systems, internet with speeds from 56K to T3, satellite communication, message boards displaying your scheduled events, delivery by UPS of equipment and office support needs.
Large events may need to be booked over one year in advance. As part of the booking service, the San Jose Convention Center borders two hotels, the San Jose Marriott and the Hilton San Jose. These two hotels can hold rooms for your event, up to 2,000 rooms.
For guests, there are unique events near the San Jose Convention Center. The Great America Amusement Park is across the street. In the area, there is a good selection of restaurants at Mercado Santa Clara. Shopping can be had at the Westfield Valley Fair Shopping Mall. The Intel Museum is in walking distance. The headquarters of the San Francisco 49er professional football team is also near; their new stadium is built in the former Great America back parking lot. The 49ers are an easy option for visitors to the San Jose Convention Center.