About Us

Mission Statement:

The Seaside Civic & Convention Center was developed with the primary purpose and objective of promoting and facilitating events and activities which generate economic benefits to the area. A second objective is to provide services and facilities to respond to the needs of local and civic related events, thereby truly enhancing the quality of life for the community it serves.

The Seaside Civic & Convention Center is a city owned and operated convention, tradeshow and multipurpose facility. The goal of the Seaside Civic & Convention Center is to provide the highest degree of cost-effective tenant and patron service, while recognizing its obligations to the citizens of Seaside and Clatsop County in developing maximum use of the building.

The Center recognizes the intense competition for available conventions, trade shows, and other varied public events by all the convention and exhibition facilities throughout the state of Oregon, and therefore expresses confidence in the sales abilities of the Seaside Civic & Convention center sales staff to bring this highly desirable business to the City of Seaside. The Seaside Civic & Convention Center was designed as a means of serving this function, and when convention or trade show events are not booked, the facility should be scheduled in the best interest of community, education, cultural, religious, athletic and/or entertainment events.

Vision Statement:

The vision of the Seaside Civic and Convention Center is dedicated to the highest quality of Customer Service delivered with a sense of warmth, friendliness, individual pride, and to exceed the expectations of our customers.

Client Testimonials:

"The Confederation of Oregon School Administrators has held its annual convention at the Seaside Convention Center since the association formed more than 30 years ago.  Our members would not consider any other venue for this event.  The Seaside Convention Center meets all of our needs in terms of space, setting, and wonderfully trained and dedicated staff.  It is always the highlight of our year"

Bill Beck, Director of Professional Development / COSA

"The Dorchester Conference was started by then Representative Bob Packwood, in 1965, and has been coming to the Seaside Civic and Convention Center since 1974. The conference varies in size from 550 to 800 delegates who come from all over the state, and stay for 3 days. There is always something for everyone to do in Seaside, regardless of the time of year. Seaside has been a wonderful "home" for our conference, we look forward to returning year after year"

John Patterson, Board Director since 1973 / Dorchester Conference

"Whether you are looking to hold a large conference or small training, the Seaside Civic & Convention Center can meet your needs.  They have an excellent menu to choose from with very reasonable meal prices.  The Oregon District Attorneys Association has been holding its Summer Conference at the Seaside Civic & Convention Center since 2004.  We highly recommend the facility.  And you will not find a more dedicated and caring staff !"

Carolyn Norris, Oregon District Attorneys Association

"Outstanding! All of the staff that works with our group is very professional, easy to work with and very accommodating."
Linda Forsythe, Oregon Porcelain Art