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Meetings & Events

Remember – if it’s worth celebrating, it’s worth celebrating at
the Central Hotel & Conference Center!

As one of the premier Harrisburg Pennsylvania hotels, we’re extremely proud of our reputation for providing quality food and professional service. Couple this with the unparalleled variety afforded by our distinctive banquet rooms and 19,000 square feet of flexible Harrisburg meeting space, and you get the perfect package for your group. Unlike many other hotels in Harrisburg PA, we are located in the heart of Dauphin County and are an easy drive from anywhere.

Are you planning a:
  • Wedding Reception

  • Memorable Family or High School or College Class Reunion

  • Welcome Back or Send-off Party

  • Awards Program

  • Birthday PartyBar MitzvahBat MitzvahConfirmation or Christening

  • Anniversary or Milestone Party

  • Organization’s Banquet

  • End-of-Year Holiday Party

  • Retirement Party

If you answered “Yes” to any of the above, then the Central Hotel & Conference Center is the perfect venue for your next event. Our outstanding reputation for providing quality food and professional service, coupled with the unparalleled variety afforded by our distinctive banquet rooms and 19,000 square feet of flexible meeting space translate into the perfect package for your group. All this is located in the heart of Dauphin County, an easy drive from anywhere. Our meeting rooms include plenty of outlets and high-speed Internet. Plus, we have nearly every kind of meeting support equipment you may need—right on-site.  Our Meeting & Event Professionals are always available to keep things running smoothly, meaning far less stress for you. Our on-staff planners, decorators and other professionals can tailor a custom event for your special occasion, ensuring the proper atmosphere with the right amenities—all at a very competitive price.

For more information about our Harrisburg Events Center,
please call our Sales Office at
(717) 561-2800 or

Welcome Home To Central PA!  It’s A Special Place –

So Close, And Yet So Different From Anything You’ll Ever Experience Elsewhere.

Need To Unwind?

  • Enjoy a swim in our large heated indoor pool
  • Work out in our fitness center
  • Enjoy a beverage in our on-site full service restaurant, O’Reilly’s Taproom & Kitchen
  • Relax in our unique Grand Atrium

Meeting Facilities & Services

Our friendly, experienced meeting coordinators are here to help you each step of the way to plan your retreat!

  • 19,000 square feet of flexible meeting space
  • 12 meeting rooms
  • Expansive 3-story atrium
  • Comprehensive audio/visual capabilities
  • High-speed internet access
  • O’Reilly’s Taproom & Kitchen, our full service on-site restaurant

Area Attractions Include:

  • Hershey Area and Attractions
  • Gettysburg Area and Attractions
  • Lancaster Country
  • Harrisburg, the State Capital

Central East Coast Location:

We’re located within a convenient three-hour or less drive from major cities such as:

  • New York City
  • Philadelphia
  • Washington, DC
  • Baltimore
  • Pittsburgh

Retreat Referral Rewards Program – Spread The Good News!

For each referred retreat group you send to the Central Hotel Harrisburg, your organization will receive a donation in the amount of 5%* of the referred retreat’s total food and beverage expenditure.

*To qualify for Retreat Referral Rewards, the referral must be mentioned at the time of booking and must be for a first-time group at The Central Hotel & Conference Center with the following minimums: 10 overnight guest rooms per night, 3 meals and 30 people. Payment will be made directly to the referring group following the conclusion of the referred event.

Call 717.561.1054 for Kelly Lehr, Retreat Sales Manager

be sure to mention you are a Retreat Leader!

When It Comes To Meeting Services, We Really Shine.

Each of our meeting rooms includes plenty of outlets and high-speed internet ports. We also keep, on site, just about any kind of meeting support equipment you might need. And…for every group, we provide the services of a dedicated meeting coordinator who attends to each session to keep things moving smoothly.

Audio-Visual Accessories

  • 42” Flat-Screen TV – $125
  • DVD Player – $75
  • CD Player With Speakers – $75
  • Flip Chart – $35
  • Whiteboards – $50
  • Power Strip / Extension Cord – $10
  • Electricity To Tables Or Booths – $10
  • Podium with Wireless Handheld Mic – $30
  • Podium With Mic – $30
  • Easels – N/A
  • Risers 6’ x 8’ – N/A

Projection Equipment

Includes Set-Up, AV Cart and Extension Cord

  • Overheard Projector – $55
  • McClay, McCormick, Harris, Cameron Room 8-Ft Screen – $35
  • Heritage Room 12-Ft Screen – $125
  • 8-Ft Screen – $50
  • 11-Ft Screen with Dress Kit – $175
  • 12-Ft Screen with Dress Kit – $200
  • LCD Projector – $300

Audio Equipment

  • Wireless Lavalier Mic – $75
  • Wireless Handheld Mic – $30

Telephone

  • Phone Line – $50
  • Polycom Phone – $110
  • T1 Lines (Internet) – $100
  • VGA Cable – $12

Additional Items Available Upon Request.

Items not on premises may be secured through our rental company, Jubilee Entertainment.
A 20% service charge and a 6% sales tax will be added to all audio/video services.
**Price subject to change; contact hotel Sales Office directly for more information

Contact: Liz Smith,
Event Specialist & Coordinator
(717) 561-1140

Meetings & Events Video Gallery

Our on-staff planners and other professionals can customize your special occasion with the right amenities.

For more information about our Harrisburg Events Center, please call our Sales Office at (717) 561-2800 or click here to request a proposal.

Welcome Home To Central PA!  It’s A Special Place –

So Close, And Yet So Different From Anything You’ll Ever Experience Elsewhere.

Need To Unwind?

  • Enjoy a swim in our tropical indoor pool
  • Work out in our fitness center
  • Enjoy a beverage in our on-site full service restaurant, O’Reilly’s Taproom & Kitchen
  • Relax in our unique, incredibly beautiful Grand Atrium

Meeting Facilities & Services

Our friendly, experienced meeting coordinators are here to help you each step of the way to plan your retreat!

  • 17,000 square feet of flexible meeting space
  • 11 meeting rooms
  • Expansive 3-story atrium
  • Comprehensive audio/visual capabilities
  • High-speed internet access
  • O’Reilly’s Taproom & Kitchen, our full service on-site restaurant

Area Attractions Include:

  • Hershey Area and Attractions
  • Gettysburg Area and Attractions
  • Lancaster Country
  • Harrisburg, the State Capital
  • Kitchen Kettle Village

Central East Coast Location:

We’re located within a convenient three-hour or less drive from major cities such as:

  • New York City
  • Philadelphia
  • Washington, DC
  • Baltimore
  • Pittsburgh

Retreat Referral Rewards Program – Spread The Good News!

For each referred retreat group you send to the Central Hotel Harrisburg, your organization will receive a donation in the amount of 5%* of the referred retreat’s total food and beverage expenditure.

*To qualify for Retreat Referral Rewards, the referral must be mentioned at the time of booking and must be for a first-time group at The Central Hotel & Conference Center with the following minimums: 10 overnight guest rooms per night, 3 meals and 30 people. Payment will be made directly to the referring group following the conclusion of the referred event.

Call 717.561.1054 for Kelly Lehr, Retreat Sales Manager

be sure to mention you are a Retreat Leader!

When It Comes To Meeting Services, We Really Shine.

Each of our meeting rooms includes plenty of outlets and high-speed internet ports. We also keep, on site, just about any kind of meeting support equipment you might need. And…for every group, we provide the services of a dedicated meeting coordinator who attends to each session to keep things moving smoothly.

Audio-Visual Accessories

  • 42” Flat-Screen TV – $125
  • DVD Player – $75
  • CD Player With Speakers – $75
  • Flip Chart – $35
  • Whiteboards – $50
  • Power Strip / Extension Cord – $10
  • Electricity To Tables Or Booths – $10
  • Podium with Wireless Handheld Mic – $30
  • Podium With Mic – $30
  • Easels – N/A
  • Risers 6’ x 8’ – N/A

Projection Equipment

Includes Set-Up, AV Cart and Extension Cord

  • Overheard Projector – $55
  • McClay, McCormick, Harris, Cameron Room 8-Ft Screen – $35
  • Heritage Room 12-Ft Screen – $125
  • 8-Ft Screen – $50
  • 11-Ft Screen with Dress Kit – $175
  • 12-Ft Screen with Dress Kit – $200
  • LCD Projector – $300

Audio Equipment

  • Wireless Lavalier Mic – $75
  • Wireless Handheld Mic – $30

Telephone

  • Phone Line – $50
  • Polycom Phone – $110
  • T1 Lines (Internet) – $100
  • VGA Cable – $12

Additional Items Available Upon Request.

Items not on premises may be secured through our rental company, Jubilee Entertainment.
A 20% service charge and a 6% sales tax will be added to all audio/video services.
**Price subject to change; contact hotel Sales Office directly for more information

Contact: Liz Smith,
Event Specialist & Coordinator
(717) 561-1140

Meetings & Events Video Gallery

Our on-staff planners and other professionals can customize your special occasion with the right amenities.

For more information about our Harrisburg Events Center, please call our Sales Office at (717) 561-2800 or click here to request a proposal.

Meeting & Event Menus

A Special Menu For Your Special Event

We offer 19,000 reasons why your next function should be held at the Central Hotel & Conference Center. That’s how many square feet of beautifully designed, flexible function space we provide in 12 elegant rooms for an unforgettable event! Our attention to detail is why we maintain a reputation for exceptional service, outstanding facilities and endless menu options. Make your next event the talk of the town. Call today and speak to one of our Catering & Event Professionals.

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Wedding Menu

Your wedding day should be a pinnacle of perfection. With many options for delightful food and the best of arrangements. Our planners will see that your wedding event will be an occasion for all to remember.

Sports, Teams, Associations & Clubs Menu

We can help you celebrate your sports season in style. Reasonable rates make it possible for the whole family to attend. Our variety and kid-friendly offerings will please even the pickiest palate.

Conveniences & Comforts

  • 174 guest rooms with floor plan options & amenities to accommodate professionals traveling individually or with a group
  • Comprehensive audiovisual capabilities & high-speed internet access
  • Complete catering capabilities
  • Complimentary Parking
  • Business services: fax, photocopying, secretarial & 24 / 7 private business center
  • Oreilly’s Tap Room – a completely comfortable spot for those yearning to relax, have a bite to eat and enjoy a drink
  • Heated indoor pool
  • Fitness center

Holiday Events at The Central Hotel

The Central Hotel is the Premier location in Central Pennsylvania to celebrate the holidays. Flexible space and one of the region’s largest ballrooms paired with our distinctive Grand Atrium creates an exquisite venue for your holiday reception and event.

Our professional team is honored to work hand in hand with you to ensure your holiday gathering is not only successful, but memorable. With flexible room arrangements and a dedicated service team, The Best Western Premier, the Central Hotel is the perfect location for your holiday event! We look forward to sharing the Holiday Season with you!

Contact: Jessica Dickey,
Event Specialist & Coordinator
(717) 561-1143

Meeting & Event Testimonials

Meetings and Events at the Central Hotel and Conference Center are just amazing. Your clients, staff and any guests that attend will experience an event to remember. Just check out what our guests have said…

It has been PANO’s pleasure to hold our past two annual conferences at the Best Western Premier, the Central Hotel Harrisburg. We were so pleased with our first event, and quality of service provided by all staff, that we have signed multiple year contracts. I can tell you without hesitation that the staff at the Best Western Premier are the best I’ve worked with – ever. From Courtney and her team servicing the conference, to Mike supporting with set-up, and Liz who coordinated the event – they are absolutely committed to making your event as successful as possible. They are truly a pleasure to work with.

James Eirkson, Director of Education & Outreach, PANO

We’d like to say “Thank you” for your help with our luncheon fashion show. I have already heard that quite a few people would like to come again next year. . .Thank you again!

Lisa Marie K., Co-Chair

On behalf of the PASAE Board of Directors, I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you for hosting the November PASAE Professional Development session on November 9. We truly appreciate the “above and beyond” generosity. Lunch was outstanding, the staff friendly and the hotel is beautiful. The members were raving about lunch; it was truly exceptional and the staff was especially accommodating. You all did a wonderful job of showcasing your facility! Thank you very much for your support of PASAE. We value your partnership.

Debra T., Chairman, PASAE