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An experienced and dedicated Event Manager will be assigned to your event. They will work with you from the initial planning through event execution and billing. The Event Manager will answer your questions, help you understand the building's policies and procedures, will communicate your event requirements to the operations departments at the Center and take full responsibility for the function of your activities in our facility. They communicate your needs and event requirements to the following departments: Security, Operations, Electrical Services, AV, and Food & Beverage. When appropriate your Event Manager will arrange for you to meet directly with these service providers. Their purpose is to make sure your event runs smoothly from beginning to end. Your Event Manager can also put you in touch with a variety of local service professionals should you require any special services for your event.

Audio Visual and Technical Services

Our in-house Audio Visual Department can provide you with the equipment and services to make your presentations a success. An on-site technician is available during your event to trouble shoot problems as they arise. The labor for this service is a show expense. Our technician sets equipment according to your presentation requirements and operates equipment as needed. They arrange for production lighting, equipment and staffing. In some instances outside audio visual suppliers may be permitted in the building. Please note that any equipment that is utilized or will be otherwise connected to our house audio or video systems shall be assessed a patch fee (or a technician will be required to be on-site at our published hourly rate).

Room Set Up

The Operations staff sets moveable walls, tables, chairs, stages and other equipment where and when you need it. Discuss your set up needs with the Event Manager at least 30 days before your event to allow time to schedule equipment and staff. An estimate of any charges will be provided upon request. If you should require special items for your event that are not in our inventory, please contact your Event Manager and they will be happy to provide you with a list of local vendors that may be able to assist you. Should you handle your own rentals, be sure to advise the Center of the delivery/pick up schedule and location of where these items should be placed upon delivery.

Equipment Rental

The Three Rivers Convention Center offers a variety of equipment that you may rent for your event. For a list of available equipment and rental rates, please refer to the Daily A/V order form.

Wheelchair access

An ADA ramp is available to access stages. The ramp will not be installed unless requested. There is no charge to install the ramp.

Exclusive Contract Food and Beverage

The Three Rivers Convention Center has a full-service in-house Catering and Concessions which operates all kitchen facilities in the center. They can provide first-class breaks, breakfast, lunch, and dinner service. They also operate the concession areas in all of the buildings. The Three Rivers Convention Center has earned an excellent reputation for the quality of their menus and service. Their experienced staff is always willing to design customized menus to meet the needs of clients. They offer a full list of exhibitor booth food and beverage services. Everything from pastries and coffee to candy, sandwiches, and hors d'oeuvres are available. These services can be a great advantage to exhibitors. Please note that exhibitors planning to provide food or product sampling must comply with the Exhibitor Guidelines. Only bite-size samples or less than 2 ounces of liquid may be given away.

The Three Rivers Convention Center is responsible for the administration of the sale and service of alcoholic beverages in accordance with the Washington State Liquor Commission's regulations. Therefore, in compliance with state law, all liquor, beer and wine must be supplied by the Three Rivers Convention Center. Due to the exclusive nature of this contract, no food or beverage service can be provided at the by The Three Rivers Convention Center by any other caterer. Exhibitors and attendees are not permitted to bring food and beverage onto Center property. A full menu is available upon request and the catering department would be pleased to describe the details to you.

Custodial Needs

The Three River Convention Center custodial staff works hard to maintain the facility's appearance and condition for all of our guests. Our facilities are known for their exceptional condition and cleanliness. They keep the public areas clean and presentable during your event hours. They also refresh your meeting rooms between sessions. Please inform you Event Manager about special cleaning schedules or restricted areas. Any convention, trade show or exhibitor that produces a large amount of refuse (over twenty yards) will incur additional disposal charges. Shows anticipating large amounts of trash should advise the Event Manager in advance so that additional dumpsters may be ordered and set in place. Any clean up caused by bringing in vehicles or exhibits into the facility will be charged to show management. This includes custodial time to remove snow, ice, slush, water, etc., or any spill or leaks from equipment or exhibits.






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