Answers to FAQs About Meeting at the Tahoe Blue Event Center

By: Lake Tahoe Staff

Looking to plan a meeting or event at the Tahoe Blue Event Center in Lake Tahoe? We’re here to make it easy by answering some of the frequently asked questions we get from meeting planners and sports organizers about this versatile venue.

1. Why should I plan my event at the Tahoe Blue Event Center?

The Tahoe Blue Event Center is a state-of-the-art multipurpose facility in a beautiful mountain resort destination. This architectural wonder, located near the largest alpine lake in North America, offers a breathtaking setting that can be tailored to any event and proximity to top-notch hotels and resorts. 

2. When did the Tahoe Blue Event Center open?

The Event Center opened in September 2023 on Lake Tahoe’s South Shore.

3. What types of gatherings can the Tahoe Blue Event Center host?

The Event Center can accommodate gatherings of various types and sizes while providing an awesome view of alpine peaks and an unforgettable experience for attendees. Make it your go-to venue for meetings, conventions, conferences, trade shows, or sporting events.

4. How much meeting and event space does the Tahoe Blue Event Center have?

The two-level Event Center encompasses a total of 135,000 square feet, featuring a variety of spaces to fit your event’s needs.

  • 50,000 square feet of total meeting, convention and exhibition space
  • 10,000 square feet of meeting space with up to seven breakout rooms
  • 10,000-square-foot event lawn
  • 6,000-seat arena
  • 27,000-square-foot arena floor for trade shows and other uses
  • 158 10×10 booths
  • NBA regulation-sized basketball court
  • NHL regulation-sized ice rink

5. How accessible is the Tahoe Blue Event Center?

Getting to the Tahoe Blue Event Center is a breeze. The facility is about an hour from the closest international airport, Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO), which offers flights on 12 airlines, travel from more than 20 nonstop destinations and over 130 daily arrivals and departures. The South Tahoe Airporter offers convenient express shuttle service multiple times a day between RNO and Lake Tahoe’s South Shore. Additionally, travelers can ride with Lake Link—which is an app-based rideshare microtransit service that offers on-demand rides for passengers at no charge. Lake Tahoe is also extremely accessible by car with four highway interchanges. It’s a scenic 2-hour drive from Sacramento and 3.5-hour drive from the Bay Area. 

6. What hotels are within walking distance of the Tahoe Blue Event Center?

Centrally located, the Event Center is within walking distance of multiple hotels and resorts, offering convenience and a range of accommodations and amenities for groups.

Hotels and ResortsDistance to the Tahoe Blue Event Center
Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe3-Minute Walk
Bally’s Lake Tahoe Resort Casino1-Minute Walk
Harveys Lake Tahoe Hotel & Casino5-Minute Walk
Harrah’s Lake Tahoe4-Minute Walk
Margaritaville Resort6-Minute Walk
The Lodge at Edgewood Tahoe
(On-demand Shuttle Service Available)
10-Minute Walk

Take the virtual tour to see for yourself just how close these lodging options are to the Event Center. 

7. What activities are there for my group meeting at the Tahoe Blue Event Center to do in Lake Tahoe?

In addition to the wondrous lake itself, Lake Tahoe offers many fun, year-round group activities and attractions, plus exciting nightlife, near the Event Center.

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