People on the grass at Waterfront Park in Elizabeth NJ

Meeting Planners

As a meeting planner, you know that attendees love convenience, great food, and entertaining amenities. That’s why the location you choose really matters. Looking for a sophisticated East Coast location for a professional event? Your search stops here. Welcome to Elizabeth, New Jersey.

Situated just minutes from New York City and Newark Liberty International Airport, Elizabeth ranks as one of the best places to host a meeting. It boasts remarkable history, an accessible location, top-notch amenities, and a collection of diverse cultures. You can find everything in Elizabeth, whether you’re planning a quick in-and-out meeting or a longer multi day event. Here are the best places in Elizabeth to plan an amazing professional event.

Small Meetings & Events

Do you have clients who want to plan a small business meeting or company retreat? If so, you have two excellent options that are all just a few minutes from the airport. For small meetings, Courtyard by Marriott Newark Elizabeth Hotel and Residence Inn by Marriot Newark Elizabeth/Liberty International Airport have your clients covered.

Both hotels have sleek, modern decor and state-of-the-art meeting rooms that offer all the necessary amenities on a smaller scale, like Wi-Fi and AV equipment. If the meeting has 10 to 16 people, Courtyard by Marriott's Morris Room is the perfect spot. For meetings hosting 20 to 38 people, the hotel also offers the elegant Elizabeth room. And for meetings of between 16 and 24 people, the Residence Inn has you covered.

Large Meetings & Conferences

For large meetings, corporate events, expos, and conferences, there are several conveniently located options. 

If the event has up to 90 people, the Union Room at Embassy Suites by Hilton Newark Airport can be configured in a classroom-style setup. For events with up to 70 guests, a boardroom configuration is also an option. Hilton Newark Airport can accommodate up to 190 people in their beautiful Elizabeth Ballroom; and Crowne Plaza Newark Airport can host up to 100 people in a boardroom setting or 250 in a theater setting. In addition, Renaissance Newark Airport Hotel’s Grand Ballroom can fit as many as 480 people in a classroom configuration, or provide theater seating for up to 880 people.

All venues offer on-site catering and AV services to make planning the event as simple as possible. Plus, these event spaces have enough square footage for meetings and conferences during the day, receptions and dinners at night, and hotel rooms for attendees to stay overnight.

If your clients are looking for something a little more out of the box, Warinanco Park’s Sports Center offers corporate packages for business and team building events. Companies can plan field days, sports matches, or tournaments, and packages can include rentals of sports fields, an ice rink, conference rooms, catering options, and even medal presentation ceremonies.

Plan Your Meeting in Elizabeth, NJ

Whether you’re planning a meeting that takes place in a single afternoon or over an entire weekend, Elizabeth has something for everyone. It’s especially notable for its historic district,  dining, shopping, and nearby attractions. Whether it’s taking a walking tour through the city, visiting a local museum, or experiencing the local nightlife, Elizabeth offers plenty of amazing things to do that your attendees will love.


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