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Welcome to Erie, PA!


SAFE.  Erie’s first-class meeting facilities, restaurants, hotels, and attractions are working diligently to maintain a clean and safe environment so that your conference can meet confidently. See below for current parameters on indoor and outdoor group limits (as of October 6, 2020). 

FUN & AFFORDABLE. Nestled along Lake Erie’s shoreline and Pennsylvania wine country, Erie offers conferences a genuinely local experience. Enjoy a boat tour of Presque Isle Bay, a wine tasting at our region’s vineyards, an afternoon of tax-free shopping, or all of the above! Whether you are planning a group outing after a day of meetings or putting together individual activities, our Convention Team is here to help. 

CLOSE. Erie, PA is conveniently located between Pittsburgh, Cleveland, and Buffalo, and is within 500 miles of more than half of the US population! Plus, your conference attendees can arrive easily by car, plane, train, or bus. 

Maximum Occupancy Calculator for Indoor Events (as of October 6, 2020):

Max. Occupancy 0-2,000 people = 20% of Maximum Occupancy is Allowable
Max. Occupancy 2,001 - 10,000 people = 15% of Maximum Occupancy is Allowable
Max. Occupancy 10,000+ people = 10% of Maximum Occupancy is Allowable (up to 3,750)

Maximum Occupancy Calculator for Outdoor Events (as of October 6, 2020):

Max. Occupancy 0-2,000 people = 25% of Maximum Occupancy is Allowable
Max. Occupancy 2,001 - 10,000 people = 20% of Maximum Occupancy is Allowable
Max. Occupancy 10,000+ people = 15% of Maximum Occupancy is Allowable (up to 7,500)

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Convention Services 

Let VisitErie help you plan your next meeting! We offer many free services from Attendance building to VIP Gift Baskets.

Our complete list of free services

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Our goal is to make your Erie PA meeting/convention/conference hassle-free, well-attended and most of all: enjoyable.
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Meeting Space


With over 4,000 sleeping rooms to accommodate your group of any size, Erie’s lodging scene is varied and far-reaching. From locally owned B&B’s and lodges to nationally recognized hotel chains, Erie has the ability to host intimate groups of 25 to larger groups of 500.
Our complete list of lodging options.

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AAA East Central

6660 Peach Street
Erie, PA 16509

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Anderson Coach & Travel

One Anderson Plaza
Greenville, PA 16125

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C B & C Innovative Tours

814-315-4850 or 814-464-5680
225 West Grandview Blvd.
Erie, PA 16508

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Coach USA

7171 West Ridge Road
Fairview, PA 16415

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Erie International Airport/Tom Ridge Field

4411 West 12th Street
Erie, PA 16505


Erie Metropolitan Transit Authority (The "E")

127 East 14th Street
Erie, PA 16503

Rupp Limo

Rupp Limousine

303 East 32nd Street
Erie, PA 16504

Partner Spotlight

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The Cove Bay-Side Restaurant & Tavern

Join us today! The Cove Bay-Side Restaurant & Tavern is sure to give you an unforgettable and care-free dining experience. Enjoy a nautical atmosphere with a beautiful view of Presque Isle Bay.

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U Pick 6 Craft Beer Pubs & Restaurants

Erie’s own local craft beer pubs are a must-visit! With 4 great locations, just pick one that’s convenient for you! A casual, family friendly dining experience with something for everyone! To view our menu, check out what’s on tap, or get to directions to our pubs, learn more now!”

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Erie Regional Chamber and Growth Partnership

The Erie Regional Chamber and Growth Partnership is leading Erie's economic evolution. We're the heart of the business community to champion a vibrant and sustainable economy. Your business is our business. Become a member and increase your brand awareness, advocate for important business issues, and gain access to people, education, and information integral to elevating your team's success.

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Creation Station

Creation Station

The Creation Station is an unique arts and crafts studio where kids can create and have fun!
Book your birthday party, register for a ladies night out or stop in during open Craft days and choose a project from the project board.

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The Cork 1794

The Cork 1794 is the perfect spot for a date night or special occasion!

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Port of Erie!

Located on the southeast shore of Lake Erie, the Port of Erie has been promoting industrial, commercial, and recreational opportunities on the waters of Lake Erie since 1959.

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Igloo Dining at the Bayfront Grille!

You can now call in to reserve Igloo Dining at the Bayfront Grille!❄ Igloo Dining will begin November 15th and we will be offering time slots during lunch and dinner. The Igloos are perfect for any special day including Anniversaries, Birthdays, Honeymoons, and so much more. You can't get this opportunity anywhere else in Erie, PA and we are ecstatic for you to experience it!

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Millcreek Mall

A destination for shopping, dining and entertainment.
Experience it all!

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New Direct Daily Flights to Washington, DC

Erie International Airport now offers two direct daily flights to and from Washington Dulles International Airport with connecting flights to the east coast, west coast and international destinations. Book your flight today!

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Spotlight Mazza Vinyards

Mazza Vineyards and the South Shore Wine Company

Enjoy a scenic ride to North East and stop into family owned Mazza Vineyards and the historic South Shore Wine Company to sip and savor the local flavor.

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