Civic Center

Wharton Convention Center: Spacious, Functional, Elegant, Friendly

civic-womanThe Wharton Convention Center is truly a reflection of our community, first-rate! It's handsome interior includes a main hall, four meeting rooms, a caterer's kitchen and lots of other amenities. The Wharton Convention Center's sole purpose is to serve you. We're ready!

WHARTON is located one hour's drive southwest of Houston on U.S. 59. The Wharton Convention Center, 1924 N. Fulton St., is the premiere meeting and convention facility in Wharton. It is just minutes away from lodging, fine dining, the lively arts, shopping, antiques, museums, and our historic courthouse district.

Life-size dinosaur

Wharton even has a life-size dinosaur sculpture at what the locals call Dinosaur Park, on the west end of Riverfront Park, which runs alongside downtown and the Colorado River. And people come far and wide to see our much treasured Tee Pee Motel and our magnificently civic-women2restored courthouse.

Horton Foote

Wharton also is the hometown of Horton Foote, the dramatist who won two Oscars and a Pulitzer Prize. He still maintains a home in Wharton.

Rather House

Newsman Dan Rather is also a Wharton native, and the home in which he is born is now located at the Wharton County Historical Museum.

Technology Museumwharton_courthouse

Another museum, the 20th Century Technology Museum, has received wide publicity for documenting the innovations of the last century.

Friendly People

You'll find our residents friendly and helpful. But you won't find smog or traffic jams along our tree-lined streets.

The Outdoors

The town of Wharton, with a population of about 10,000, also is literally at the doorstep of some of the best hunting found anywhere, truly an outdoorsman's paradise. We also are just an hour away from the beaches and excellent fishing along the Gulf of Mexico.wharton_plaza

Ancillary Services

64, 8-Foot Retangle tables
19, 6-Foot Rectangle tables
75 Round Tables
Power Point Projector
Portable Projector Screen
Sound Systems
Wireless Internet
Laser Pointer
Wireless Microphone
Stage Lighting
Custodial Services
Caterer's Kitchen
Ice Machine
Commercial Refrigerator
Digital Video Equipment
Table Clothes, Skirting

Meeting Facilities

main_hallMain Hall
9,568 square feet.
Seating Capacity: 800 auditorium style
700 banquet style

oquinnO'Quinn Room
1,776 square feet
Seating Capacity: 100

rooms_abRooms A&B
700 square feet (each)
Seating Capacity (each) 30

pre_functionPre-Function Room
2,948 square feet
Seating Capacity: 150

duncanDuncan Auditorium
729 square feet
Seating Capacity: 60