The location and atmosphere of an event venue in Nigeria is a very crucial part of the planning. Having had all other aspects of an event such as catering, invitation, sorted out, one should not settle for just any event centre. Imagine the anticlimax after buying expensive Aso-Ebi, bringing yourself all the way from wherever, only to deal with heat, wobbly chairs, and bad speakers for hours. It’s why people pay close attention in choosing a venue for an event.
Event centres in Nigeria cater to all kinds of needs from close business meetings, to weddings, art exhibitions and conferences. Nigerians have varying opinions on how a classy event centre should be like, and the top ones in Nigeria. But there’s one thing we all agree on: Nigerians love to party!
In no particular order, these are some of the best event centres in Nigeria:
Eko Convention Center, Victoria Island, Lagos
The Eko Convention Centre event centre is the largest multipurpose conference; banquet and exhibition centre in Nigeria, with a maximum floor space of 5,151 square metres. It is often considered the event venue choice of affluent individuals. With state of the art facility and equipment, one is sure to have a wonderful time.
Oriental Hotel, Lekki, Lagos
The Oriental Hotel is a top notch hotel and event centre in Lagos state. The facility provides sufficient space to fit 270 exhibitions stands; it also has the capacity to cater for dinner and conference events for up to 3,000 people and concerts with audiences of up to 6,000 people.
Chida International Hotel, Abuja
The hotel is located in Utako, Abuja. The hall in Chida International Hotel is not specifically for weddings but can fit a capacity of at least 150, banquet hall style. The colour scheme and style of the hall affords the event decorator the freedom to transform the venue however they please. The conference hall in question costs ₦250, 000 but it does not include decor or rental charges.
Landmark Centre, Victoria Island
The Landmark Centre is strategically positioned on the beachfront of the Atlantic Ocean in Victoria Island, Lagos. It is fully air-conditioned, marquee sited on about 40,000 square metres of land, with a private beach as a compliment. Its charm and ability to impress its audience make this centre one of the best in Nigeria.
Calabar International Conference Center, Cross River
The Calabar International Convention Centre (CICC) is a purpose-built facility in Calabar, the capital city of Cross River. It is a great centre for national and international events from private meetings to press conferences and conventions. With skilled technician and catering team, it has the capacity to please its audience and make them feel at home.
Bespoke Centre, Lekki Lagos
Bespoke Event Center is a world-class all-in-one multi-purpose event centre. It has facilities for various events such as conferences, seminars, concerts, training, weddings, product launches and all types of events. The Hall is also fully equipped with musical instruments, a public address system, cold room, kitchenette, conference room, standby generator, tight security and ample parking space.
Dorchester Event Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos
Dorchester Event Centre, Victoria Island is situated on Water Corporation Drive, off Ligali Ayorinde, Victoria Island. It offers a space for 1,500 persons for Banquet sitting; and 4, 000 persons (for Theatre-Style sitting).
The Atrium Event Center, Port Harcourt
The Atrium Event Center is a world-class Event Centre with nicely-furnished, multipurpose halls that present a perfect atmosphere for all events. Their halls include JADE HALL: 1000 (Conference/Theatre) and 600 (Banquet) seating arrangement. JASMINE HALL: 800 (Conference/Theatre) and 500 (Banquet) seating arrangement. ONYX HALL: 400 (Conference/Theatre) and 250 (Banquet) seating arrangement. PEARL HALL: 400 (Conference/Theatre) and 250 (Banquet) seating arrangement. Each hall is fully air-conditioned, functionally-equipped, and provides a mobile standard stage/podium, a projector with a widescreen, an exclusive VIP changing room, adequate Banquet Tables and chairs and Buffet tables.