Meetings & Events

Finding the Right Hotels In Harrisburg PA

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 17,000 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
  • Awards Program
  • Organization’s Banquet
  • Memorable Family or High School or College Class Reunion
  • End-of-Year Holiday Party
  • Birthday Party, Bar Mitzvah, Bat Mitzvah, Confirmation or Christening
  • Welcome Back or Send-off Party
  • Anniversary or Milestone 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 17,000 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 ports. Plus, we have nearly every kind of meeting support equipment you may need—right on-site. Every meeting room is equipped with its own Catering Assistance Button, so the services of a dedicated meeting coordinator 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 click here to request a proposal.

Meeting & Event Menus

A Special Menu For Your Special Event
We offer 17,000 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 Professionals.

Catering Menus

Leave the burden of making plans for corporate dinners, meetings, conventions and business affairs to us. Let us light up your reunion, anniversary celebration, rehearsal dinner or birthday party with the perfectly prepared, perfectly presented menu.

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.

Event Room Floor Plans

The Central Hotel & Conference Center offers exceptional facilities, including 17,000 sq. ft. of flexible meeting space and conference rooms. Attendees can refresh themselves with the extensive recreational options or take advantage of the local museums and historical sites.

  • Total Guest Rooms: 174
  • Total Suites: 11
  • Restaurants: 1
  • Meeting Rooms: 9
  • Exhibit Capacity: 600+
  • Theatre Seating Capacity: 960
  • Classroom Seating Capacity: 450
  • Banquet Seating Capacity: 580
  • Square Footage: 17,000
  • Social Capacity: 900+


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



Meeting & Banquet Room Capacities

Room ft. sq.ft. Rounds of 8 3 Ppl / 8 ft Classroom 4 Ppl / 8 ft Classroom Theater Conference U Shape Hollow Square
Central Ballroom Full 143×64 9,152 520 360 480 1000
Central A 34×64 2,176 120 90 120 240 48 56
Central B 34×64 2,176 120 90 120 240 48 56
Central C 34×64 2,176 120 90 120 240 48 56
Central D & E 34×64 2,176 120 90 120 240 48 56
Central D or E 38×32 1,216 48 50 50 100 30 30 32
Harris 37×21 777 48 30 40 60 20 20 20
Cameron 24×27 648 40 20 30 60 20 20 20
Board Room 27×11 297 12
McClay 25×25 625 40 20 30 60 20 20 24
McCormick 25×25 625 40 20 30 60 20 20 24
Heritage 72×42 3,024 192 110 156 300 48 56

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!

View Our Holiday Menu

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

Events & Happenings

Because we’re lucky enough to be one of the hotels near Hershey Pennsylvania, we’re able to celebrate many special occasions, holidays and milestone events with you, our valued guests.
We really do enjoy making a big deal out of what others might consider even the smallest of occasions. So, please mark these dates on your calendar, and we can both rest easy knowing you will remember these dates.

Also, thanks to the fact that we’re one of the top hotels near Hershey Park, we’re always excited about coming up with new ideas to share with our guest. Come back and visit our hotel and this page often to see what’s happening at the Central.