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If you’re looking for a beautiful waterfront location with a modern elegance, the New Bern-Craven County Convention & Visitors Center is the perfect destination for hosting your next meeting or convention. Located in the heart of New Bern’s riverfront, the center provides convenience as well as an air of distinct sophistication.

The 45,000 square foot center can accommodate for groups up to 1,350, and serve banquets for over 1,000. Our grand, state-of-the-art 12,000 square foot ballroom promises to make your event exceptional. Whether you need a large meeting space or a small room, we’ve got the right location for you. You and your guests will enjoy our breathtaking waterfront veranda, as well as its close proximity to all of the historic sites of downtown New Bern. Over 400 guest rooms are within walking distance to the center. Contact the New Bern Visitors Center to obtain the best group rates for blocks of hotel rooms.

Meeting planners have long selected New Bern for its convenient facilities, excellent accommodations, unique attractions, many recreational opportunities, and most importantly, our long history of hosting meetings and our commitment to service. The New Bern Riverfront Convention Center is dedicated to making your planning process easy and the best experience possible. With a variety of services that are offered to you, our dedicated staff is happy to help assist you in any planning and coordination to make your event run flawlessly.



Event Planning

 width=Planning a group event or in need of meeting space? Look no further than the New Bern Riverfront Convention Center, which offers meeting planners a state-of-the-art facility along with the charm of North Carolina’s colonial capital. The 45,000 square foot Convention Center features a 12,000 square foot ballroom, breakout meeting rooms, pre-function and exhibit space and a beautiful waterfront veranda. We can accommodate groups of up to 1,350, and serve banquets for more than 1,000. Learn about all of the advantages of planning your event in downtown New Bern.


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Wedding Planning

 width=On your day, you deserve to be surrounded by distinct elegance, romance and charm. Find all of this and more in historic New Bern, NC, a charming riverfront town that offers all you need to make your day completely unforgettable. Its historic mansions, beautiful plantation homes, Tryon Palace and romantic bed and breakfast locations make New Bern the perfect backdrop for the wedding of your dreams.


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Other Venues

 width=Craven County takes pride in hosting successful meetings! Amidst the beautiful setting of Historic New Bern and Havelock, North Carolina, we offer first-class facilities combined with outstanding group services. Accommodating groups from 10 to 1300, a variety of facilities are available for conventions, meetings, trade shows, reunions, weddings and other special events. Let us help you find the perfect venue.


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