Meeting & Entertainment Center

Meeting & Entertainment Center

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Our state-of-the-art, Meeting & Entertainment Center is the most unique venue and one of the largest in the Portland metro area.  This multi-use, flexible 40,000-square-foot facility is equipped with full production, lighting, and sound specialists as well as customized catering services. Equipped to host groups and conventions of various sizes, ilani’s Cowlitz Ballroom can host up to a crowd of 2,500 for epic concerts, headlining comedians, world-class entertainers and seat up to 1,200 for galas and large scale dinners.  Our 10,000-square-foot Junior Ballroom is the perfect setting for a pre-convention reception, tradeshows or can be divided in to six rooms for breakout sessions. Use one of our two lavish boardrooms or host private occasions in our more intimate and unique venues customized to your needs. ilani’s Meeting & Entertainment Center was created with one thing in mind – creating a one-of-a-kind experience like nothing else.



Why Have Your Event at ilani?


Our full-range of dining options, rich atmosphere, and lavish design brings the feel of Vegas gaming right into the middle of the Pacific Northwest – with all the eccentrism of our unique, local culture. Our gaming tables, upscale bars and larger-than-life shows are just some of the things you can do. The ilani experience is what you make it.

  • Modern, Lavish Look
  • Spaces are Accessible Around the
    Gaming Floor
  • Cowlitz-Influenced Design


You are the master of the space with ilani’s Meeting & Entertainment Center. With the fully-configurable 22,400 Square Foot Cowlitz Ballroom and 10,000 square foot Junior Ballroom, you can design your event to your specific needs. In addition to our larger space, we have various private dining spaces for meetings, two boardrooms that seat 22 people and other customizable venues within the resort that you can utilize for your special event.

  • Customizable Experience
  • Large, Configurable Ballroom
  • Spacious Junior Ballroom


You don’t have to travel far for a one-of-a-kind experience at ilani. Offer your guests one of the best locales in Washington by having your next conference or event at ilani. With an exciting casino game floor, show-stopping performances, world-renown restaurants shopping and a luxury hotel;– ilani is its own destination.

  • Casino Gaming
  • Live Shows and Events
  • Variety of Dining & Retail Shopping
  • Luxury Hotel


Our in-house AV team is unparalleled in the Northwest in meeting your technical needs for your show or conference.  All brand-new equipment and an expert, in-house AV team will work with you to make your event one to remember. We also give teams the option to bring their own AV equipment for a full-range of service options.

  • Current and Up-to-Date Equipment
  • In-house, Full-Service AV team
  • High-Quality Staging and Lighting


ilani isn’t your typical conference choice. Surrounded by spectacular mountain views overlooking the beautiful Pacific Northwest – you’ll be able to offer your guests outdoor/indoor options during their attendance. Our open, naturally-lit Junior Ballroom leads into our main entertainment center and into the heart of the property in a seamless path that is convenient for all attendees. With proximity to Vancouver, Portland, PDX airport and I-5, the options are endless both inside and outside ilani.

  • Open Junior Ballroom With Outdoor Pavilion
  • Close Proximity to Local Destinations
  • Near PDX Airport and Just off I-5


Once you book an event with ilani, you’ll have an expert sales and conference team at your disposal to make your vision come alive and give you a stress-free experience. Take advantage of our in-house services, including audio-visual production, custom catering, trained decorators, and much more!

  • In-House Catering
  • In-House AV Team
  • In-House Decorator Team

Something For Everyone


Your business is our business, so we help you deliver on your client’s needs with our all-in-one conference space at ilani.  Customize the event space to your specifications with our variety of configurable spaces, venues and entertainment options. Our in-house team takes care of all the details so you can focus on what matters most – the guests.

  • Multiple, Flexible Venue Options
  • In-House Service and Planning Teams
  • Built-in Entertainment for Your Guests


Host your next corporate meeting, company conference, training summit or workshop at ilani’s Meeting & Entertainment Center. Experience what ilani has to offer in an easily accessible location next to Portland, Vancouver and PDX Airport that makes getting your team together a cinch. Let our full-service team cater to your guests for a smooth, professional and always-entertaining stay.

  • Configurable Venue Spaces
  • Networking Space and Private Dining Areas
  • On-site Luxury Hotel
  • Complimentary Parking


Set up your next comedy show, concert, or sporting event and more at ilani’s Meeting & Entertainment Center. With a flexible venue design, a high-quality AV sound system found nowhere else in the Northwest, and a full-service event package – planning your next event has never been so easy.

  • In-House AV team
  • Your Choice of Venue Space
  • Ability to Accommodate Large and Small Events

Perfect for:

  • Conferences / trade shows
  • Meetings, Team Building
  • Training / Workshops
  • Corporate Retreats
  • Summits
  • Sports Events
  • Weddings / Bar Mitzvah
  • Expos
  • Comedy Shows
  • Concerts
  • Special Events
  • Conventions

Let's Have A Successful Event!


ilani Meetings and Convention Center Main Room
ilani Meetings and Convention Center Lobby
ilani Meetings and Convention Center Outside Terrace

Venue Options

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Indulge & Let Loose

ilani doesn’t just have an exciting casino floor, we’ve got all kinds of entertainment to make your trip truly satisfying. Our diverse selection of cuisines is bound to satisfy any appetite and our shops have the perfect gift for yourself or someone special. Want to relax? Enjoy a round of drinks at 360 Bar!

Let's Dine

two people having dinner at ilani

Enjoy the Bella Vista restaurant flowing with a unique selection of Italian cuisine and premium Italian wines or enjoy a more casual fare at Smashburger. The choice is yours with our 9 dining options!

Let's Shop

ruby blue shop at ilani

Find everything you need at the Cowlitz Trading Post, gush over the gorgeous jewelry at Ruby Blue or pick up some apparel at our chic Marshall Rousso retail store.

Let's Stay

King Bed at ilani hotel

Extend your stay with a higher-level of guest service and amenities including luxury rooms and suites, a state-of-the-art pool experience and signature top-floor restaurant.


Yes, ilani, as well as the ilani Meeting and Entertainment Center, is ADA compliant and fully accessible. ilani offers accessibility to all areas of the destination without having to cross through the gaming floor through wide walkways that lead to restaurants, venues, retail shops and entertainment spaces throughout ilani.

ilani is easily accessible by car, plane, train or other modes of transportation. We are just off 1-5 and 20 minutes from PDX airport. For more detailed directions, visit our directions page.

At ilani, there are many ways to customize your groups experience:

  1. Private dining- You can book a private dining party at three of our world-renowned restaurants, which are Michael Jordan’s Steakhouse, and Line & Lure. We can accommodate smaller parties or larger parties up to 150.
  2. Dine around – We offer dine around experiences with proper advanced notice. Choose from several delicious restaurants to make your dine around experience a blast! For a full list of our dining options, please visit our Restaurants page.
  3. Happy Hours – Enjoy our happy hour offerings at our in-house 360 Bar.
  4. Casino 101 – If you are hosting an event at ilani, you can add on our professional dealer school! Our instructors will bring in tables and faux chips from the casino floor and teach your group the rules of the game, complete with fun money. If you have a big enough group, classes can be held on the casino floor itself for a fully-immersive experience.
  5. Outdoor Events – ilani is committed to giving flexibility to its patrons. We can accommodate your events within our multiple outdoor spaces for your special event. Contact our sales team for more information and complete options.

The cost of hosting an event at ilani depends on many factors, like food & beverage, venue option, number of attendees, etc. We offer many customizable venue options and services, so every event is different. Please contact our professional sales team so we can work out the details to make your special event memorable.

We offer complimentary Wi-Fi, on-site AV services, different ballroom break out configurations, a boardroom for smaller meetings, venue flexibility, easy access to the casino, direct access to restrooms, green rooms for entertainment, and much more! Please contact our sales team for more information.

Some of our more unique spaces include our Pre-function space in front of the Cowlitz Ballroom which is spacious and perfect for cocktail hours and pre-conference networking socials. It has access to our outdoor space as well as direct entrances to the Cowlitz Ballroom. You can also host a private dining party at three of our restaurants: Michael Jordan’s Steakhouse, and Line & Lure.

For information about our corkage policy, please contact our sales team.

Yes, we can accommodate dietary restrictions for your event with advanced notice. Please contact our sales team for more information.

Yes! We can arrange a dine around for you and your party with proper advanced notice. Please contact our sales team to arrange your dine around experience.

Yes, ilani allows teams to bring in their own AV equipment.

Bus drop-offs and pick-ups occur at the self-parking portico entrance. For special guests, we also have a VIP entrance with Valet parking.

Yes! At ilani, we are happy to offer our guests $4 valet services.

Yes, ilani offers free self-parking for all guests. We also offer $4 valet for all guests.

Not currently, but we can arrange transport for you and your party. We want everyone to experience ilani, so please contact our sales team with any transportation questions and requests.

Yes, you can see our hotel here.

Yes, we have 24/7 security services inside and outside the property.


Please submit the form found at the link below to set-up a time to tour the grounds, discuss future partnerships, or create custom plans for your event.