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Lancaster County Convention Center Authority

The Lancaster County Convention Center Authority (LCCCA) directs the publicly owned Lancaster County Convention Center in Lancaster, Pa. (The adjoining Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square is owned by the Redevelopment Authority of the City of Lancaster and leased to Penn Square Partners, the private company that holds the Marriott franchise.)

Run by a staff of two and a seven-member volunteer board appointed by city and county officials, the LCCCA is established under the Municipal Authority Act of 1945 and the Third-Class County Convention Center Authority Act.

The board is charged with providing a unique and inviting convention/exhibition/event venue with an integrated, privately owned, first-class headquartered hotel.

The authority is charged with providing economic benefit to Lancaster City and Lancaster County.

In addition, the LCCCA is working with LancasterHistory to preserve and promote the Stevens and Kleiss historical buildings located in the convention center complex and retaining the Smith historical properties for Convention Center Authority use.

Lancaster County Convention Center

Anchoring Downtown Lancaster and incorporating the 19th Century Beaux Arts façade of the historic former Watt & Shand Department Store, the magnificent Lancaster County Convention Center, along with the adjoining Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square, offers a combined 90,000 square feet of meeting space and the latest technology for conventions, events, and trade shows.

Appealing as a unique world-class integrated facility set in a smaller, less expensive urban destination, the convention center is centrally located to the metropolitan areas of Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Washington D.C., and New York. The venue offers space for groups of up to 5,000 and includes a convention and exhibition hall, two grand ballrooms, and several finely appointed meeting and board rooms.

For more information about the convention center from a meeting and event perspective, visit

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