About 2.6 million people call Charlotte home, and for a good reason. It drives the area’s culture, business, and transportation initiatives. The city has a subtropical climate and is located near the Catawba River and several lakes. It’s also near the border of South Carolina, making it a great hub for tourists looking to explore the region.
The name Charlotte comes from colonial times. The city was named in 1768 by the European settlers that founded it. At that time, King George was on the throne in England, and they named the city after his wife, Charlotte. You can still find a statue of her at the airport and on North College Street.
Production Space Options in Charlotte
There are some fantastic production space options in Charlotte, partly because of the economic centers in the city and because of the thriving arts and cultural scene. Several major corporations have headquarters or offices in Charlotte, including Bank of America and Wells Fargo. Ballet, theatre, and other artistic endeavors call the city home as well.
Catering companies in Charlotte can handle big crowds – think major league sporting events – or smaller intimate settings like production space projects. The city is famous for its barbecue, and the catering companies can handle those and any other requests.
- Furniture Rentals
Charlotte was the fastest-growing metro area in the United States for a 10-year period from 2004 to 2014. That’s good news for your production project because it means there are plenty of furniture and equipment rental companies in the city that can get you the materials you need.
Ah, the transportation options in Charlotte always make us smile. There are public transportation options like the bus and train, as well as a major airport. Plenty of private transportation companies are within the city and the surrounding metropolitan area and can also meet your project’s needs.
Production Space Companies in Charlotte
The production space companies in Charlotte consistently deliver the highest quality and best service. Naturally, there are many to choose from, and these are a few that we’ve worked with and appreciate their business approach and welcoming attitude.
- Blackstownes Catering
Blackstownes Catering is a newer company, established in 2020, and it quickly made an impact on the city’s food scene. Executive Chef Randy Townes and his team are “spreading positivity and love, one plate at a time,” and the hardest decision you’ll have is which plate. We also love their spice shop because we can carry over some of their flavors with us at home.
- NewSouth Event Rentals
NewSouth Event Rentals has a curated collection that serves high-end and chic events in Charlotte. They believe in elevating events and will do the same with your production space. This is a one-stop shop where you can get furniture, lighting, and anything else needed to make your event a success.
- Upscale Car and Limo Service
It’s not often that you hear people talk about how much they love their car service company, but that’s exactly what happens with Upscale Car and Limo Service. They serve Charlotte and the surrounding area and have developed a reputation as the highest quality company to work with.
Pros and Cons of Production Space in Charlotte
Every city has its ups and downs. We have to experience the lows to appreciate the highs. So, here are the pros and cons of production space in Charlotte.
- Food scene
We admit we love the food scene in Charlotte. But, hey, you have to eat, so you might as well enjoy it, and that’s exactly what we do in the Queen City.
Production spaces in Charlotte are really economical, and that’s a bonus for your project because it means that you may come in under budget or can allocate funding elsewhere.
Charlotte Douglas International Airport is the eighth busiest airport in the United States and serves around 41 million customers every year. There are also interstates and public transportation, making it easy to access Charlotte.
Charlotte is humid, especially during the summer months and that is fine if you stay indoors in the air conditioning, but it can be stifling if you move about the city. On the flip side, it’s lovely here in the winter months, especially if you’re coming from a colder climate.
- Limited nightlife
There are cultural opportunities in Charlotte, especially if you like sports, but the nightlife options are limited. Yes, there is ballet and theatre, but beyond that, your choices are fewer than if you were in another city.
- Natural disasters
We never plan to be in another city during a natural disaster, but sometimes that happens. Hurricanes are one of the biggest threats that Charlotte faces and hurricane season runs from June through November.
Famous Locations in Charlotte
- Levine Museum of the New South
The Levine Museum of the New South focuses on the region’s history after the Civil War and celebrates the people who have helped it change. By connecting museum visitors to the past, their mission is to help people realize what promises the new South has. Exhibits celebrate Black contributions as well as the cultural identities of others.
- Uptown Charlotte
You find Uptown Charlotte in the heart of Charlotte’s financial and business district. Uptown Charlotte covers 3.5 acres and one of the major attractions is the green. It’s on South Tryon Street and while the size is limited to 1.5 acres it is an inviting space filled with art and statues as well as greenery.
- U.S. National Whitewater Center
It’s time to get your adrenaline and heart rate pumping. The U.S. National Whitewater Center probably isn’t what you expected to find in Charlotte, but it is located here. There are man-made rapids for all levels of paddlers, and in sports from rafting to canoeing. Even better, the center is located on 1,300 acres and has 40 miles of multi-use trails for hiking, mountain biking, and trail running.