The convention center was designed as a multi-purpose event center that caters everything from conventions to sporting events to board room meetings.

The professional event services team at the McAllen Convention Center specializes in making every event memorable, by ensuring every detail is perfectly handled. Whether you’re planning a small board room meeting, a gala, or a large conference, with 174,000 square feet of state-of-the-art, multifunctional space, we have the perfect space for your event.

Exhibit Hall

The exhibit hall was designed to host a variety of events such as conventions, trade shows, concerts, and sporting events.

Most general sessions are held in our Exhibit Hall. The Exhibit Hall, which can be divided into Exhibit Hall A and B, can accommodate up to 5,600 people for a general session but can be configured many different ways to suit your event. Read More

The Ballroom

Designed to be the “grandest room”, the Ballroom is 10,412 square feet of open, elegant, column-free space.

The richly carpeted space can be divided into four separate rooms, each featuring state-of-the-art audio/visual, dimming, and design lighting systems. From the luxurious carpet to the impressive chandelier, the Ballroom was designed to capture the elements of our surroundings by accentuating the regal monarch butterfly. Read More

Meeting Rooms

The McAllen Convention Center is the top conference and meeting facility south of San Antonio, and is the ideal conference center for any type of corporate event.

The McAllen Convention Center has up to 16 carpeted meeting rooms totaling over 25,000 square feet. The majority of our meeting rooms have a ceiling height of 15’0’’. The Ballroom, which can be divided into four meeting rooms, has a ceiling height of 22’0’’.  Read More


These elegantly appointed rooms create the perfect atmosphere for executive meetings.

Upscale and intimate these exclusive spaces offer business professionals an environment conducive to brainstorming and getting the deal done. Both boardrooms showcase unforgettable backdrops of magnificent views with the surrounding landscape visible through floor to ceiling windows. Read More

Palm Lobby Area

With the advantage of having tropical weather nearly year around; one can enjoy a pleasant reception at our Palm Court.

This convenient location can hold up to 250 people and is considered to be one of most used area. With our beautiful palm trees lined in two rows and the perfect lighting that sets the mood—it is why this reception area is used time and again. Read More

Oval Park

Oval Park will surround you in luxury and captivate your guests with it’s grand pond and sophisticated ambiance making your event “unforgettable”.

The palm-lined boulevard of the Convention Center’s main entrance opens into Oval Park, 2.4 acres shaded with native trees and pergolas—perfect for your outdoor reception. Read More

McAllen Civic Center Auditorium

The McAllen Civic Center Auditorium is a great setting for your next event. The facility includes seating up to 1,776 opera style, a U.N. type Broadway stage, and excellent acoustics.

The Auditorium at the McAllen Civic Center remains in service at the 1300 S. 10th Street (Northwest corner of 10th St and Expressway 83), available for hosting a variety of cultural and entertainment events. Event staffing, negotiable rates, and special rental packages are available. Read More

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