Destin-Fort Walton Beach Convention Center

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1250 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548


Winner of 2022 Convention South Readers' Choice Award: Voted One of Florida's Favorite Meeting Venues One of the Top 10 Most Beautiful Places, Good Morning America Best Place to Boat and Live, Boating Magazine Top Place to Visit, National Geographic Top 25 Destinations in the United States, Trip Advisor Top Beach in the United States, USA Today


Room features and guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Internet access
  • View (ocean or water)


  • Onsite catering
  • Onsite security
  • Space (outdoor)
  • Space (private)
  • Space (semi-private)
  • Wheelchair accessible

Business services

  • AV capabilities
  • Business center
  • Video conference

AV capabilities

  • AV equipment
  • High speed internet
  • Onsite AV staff

Venue accessibility

  • Airport shuttle
  • Bus
  • Taxi


  • Dance floor
  • Loading dock
  • Portable heaters
  • Portable walls
  • Staging area

Getting Here

Destin - Ft. Walton Beach Airport (VPS) is an award winning airport that accommodates passengers from around the world with over 50 non-stop flights daily to major hubs making both domestic and international connections easy. In addition, new non-stop flights are being continuously added from new cities with low fares and regional carriers. Be sure to check availability from your preferred airport.


  • Complimentary parking
  • Bus parking

Distance from airport

  • 10 mi. from venue

Destin-Fort Walton Beach Convention Center Meeting Space

Total meeting space212,224 sq. ft.
Meeting rooms32
Largest room21,200 sq. ft.
Second largest room16,000 sq. ft.
Space (Private)Available
Space (Semi-private)Available
Space (Outdoor)Available
Exhibit Space21,200 sq. ft.

Local Attractions

Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport (VPS)

10 mi. away
Our closest Airport is easily accessable and convenient to the ECCC. A short 10 minute drive due north brings you easily to Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport and your destination.
1701 State Road 85 N
Eglin AFB, FL, US 32542

Wild Willy's Adventure Zone

1 mi. away
Dinosaur Theme Park featuring Miniature Golf, Ropes Course, Arcade, 4D Movie Theater, Causal Dining, Desserts and much more!
1306 Miracle Strip Parkway
Fort Walton Beach, FL, US 32548

Pensacola International Airport

45 mi. away
More connections and great fares may be available at Pensacola International Airport, about an hour away from the Emerald Coast with shuttle service to Ft. Walton and Destin.
2430 Airport Blvd. Suite 225
Pensacola, FL 32504

Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park

1 mi. away
The world's oldest operating live marine show aquarium. Come and enjoy four live marine shows, birthday parites, summer camp, dolphin interactions, dolphin therapy, annual passes, and a super gift shop.
1010 Miracle Strip Pkwy, SE
Ft. Walton Beach, FL, US 32548

Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport

58 mi. away
Located in West Bay, near Panama City and Panama City Beach, Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport proudly serves Delta and Southwest Airlines. These carriers offer daily flights to key US destinations. The airport is about an hour’s drive from Destin.
6300 West Bay Parkway
Panama City, FL 32409

Fort Walton Beach Landing

1 mi. away
The Fort Walton Landing has been a hub of activity in Fort Walton Beach for decades. It is a 6-acre park containing a children’s park, walking path, soccer fields, boat ramp, fishing pier, boardwalk, gazebo, picnic tables, stage and lots of open space. Many Festivals are held in the park throughout the year, the capstone of them all being the annual Billy Bowlegs Pirate Festival. On the 4th of July, fireworks are shot off from a barge anchored in the Santa Rosa Sound just off the Park
139 SE Brooks Street
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548

The Boardwalk on Okaloosa Island

1 mi. away
The Boardwalk is the largest collective location for dining and entertainment in the heart of Okaloosa Island. Serving as a county park and public beach access point along the beautiful Gulf of Mexico, The Boardwalk offers a full range of waterfront dining, gift shops, and plenty of beachfront amenities. At The Boardwalk, you’ll discover award-winning seafood and dining experiences to please all pallets. Restaurant options range from fast-casual beachside burgers to southern classics, to the fresh Gulf shrimp and fish you came to the beach for. After filling up on your favorites, you’ll find charming gift shops and surf shops that won’t let you leave empty-handed. The seafood, sand, and saltwater aren’t the only forms of beachfront fun. The Boardwalk offers a kid’s playground, splash pad, sand volleyball courts, and a spectacular firework show every Wednesday during the summer season. Amenities also include public restrooms and convenient free parking. The Boardwalk has it all, and it’s all for you!
1450 Miracle Strip Parkway
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548

HarborWalk Village

6 mi. away
HarborWalk Village offers activities and entertainment to please each and every taste in your family. Dive in and make memories that will last a lifetime. Here you can find waterfront shopping, paddle board and kayak rentals, pontoon and jet ski rentals, parasailing, glass bottom boats, world class fishing, pirate ship excursions, dolphin cruises, clubs and nightlife, weekly fireworks, weekly Fat Tuesday parades, live entertainment, and an array of restaurants to satisfy all tastes.
10 Harbor Blvd.
Destin, FL, US 32541


The Destin-Fort Walton Beach Convention Center is located along 24 miles of pristine coastline in Northwest Florida on Okaloosa Island in Fort Walton Beach and offers 32,885 square feet of flexible indoor space with a 21,200 square foot grand ballroom as part of twelve meeting room options. The Destin-Fort Walton Beach Convention Center also has outdoor event space available including two covered patios, one open patio and a 30,000 square foot plaza overlooking the bay. Known as Bayview Plaza, this open plaza may be partially or fully tented. The parking garage and some of the surface parking lots are rentable for events. The destination offers over 12,000 accommodation options with many hotels and condominium rentals just steps from the Destin-Fort Walton Beach Convention Center's door. Recently renovated with new carpet, chairs, linen-less tables, pre-function areas, main entrance, and landscaping make this boutique facility a step above your typical venue. Put a little adventure on your next agenda and host your event at the Destin-Fort Walton Beach Convention Center on Okaloosa Island.


High season
Jun 1 – Aug 1
Shoulder season
Mar 10 – Apr 15
Low season

Cancellation Policy

Our cancellation policy varies and is calculated by how far in advance of the event cancellation occurs. Re-booking clauses may be negotiated.

Facility Restrictions

Exclusive caterer - Aramark (onsite) Certificate of insurance and hold harmless required

Additional Information

The Destin-Fort Walton Beach Convention Center sales team has a variety of hotel, condo, and vacation rental partners in Destin and Fort Walton Beach, many of which are within walking distance of the facility. For your convenience, our sales team is able to request group block rates for your RFP. Aramark, our exclusive caterer, delivers delicious dining experiences for your meetings and events. No matter the type of event, large or small, complex or simple, we bring quality, flexibility and creativity to the menu. The variety of selections is wide-ranging, and the presentation is always a tempting treat to behold. From formal black-tie dinners to a mid-conference lunch, down-home barbeque or a pre-convention breakfast, our culinary team will surprise and delight. If you’re looking for local flavor, we offer menus that highlight a taste of the Destin-Fort Walton Beach. Whatever the event or occasion, the Destin-Fort Walton Beach Convention Center and ARAMARK will give your guests moments to truly savor.