New Bern Riverfront Convention Center

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New Bern, NC Convention center
ChainIndependent / Other
Total meeting space2,787 sq. m
Guest rooms
203 South Front Street
P.O. Box 1713
New Bern, NC 28563

New Bern Riverfront Convention Center

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New Bern, NC Convention center


Room features and guest services

  • Internet access
  • Luggage storage
  • View (Ocean or water)


  • Free airport shuttle
  • Onsite catering
  • Outside caterers allowed
  • Rental car service
  • Space (Outdoor)
  • Space (Private)
  • Wheelchair accessible

Business services

  • AV capabilities
  • Business center
  • Video conference

Venue accessibility

  • Airport shuttle
  • Taxi


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

Photo Gallery


Meeting Space

Total meeting space2,787 sq. m
Meeting rooms7
Largest room1,115 sq. m
Second largest room743 sq. m
Space (Private)2,245 sq. m
Space (Outdoor)524 sq. m

Guest rooms



Local Attractions

Tryon Palace &North Carolina History Center

Historical landmark
1 minute away
At Tryon Palace, North Carolina's history is more than a story--it's an experience. From the Governor's Palace and surrounding historic homes, to stunning gardens and interactive exhibits at the North Carolina History Center, a visit to Tryon Palace is a living history experience like no other. Ticket required. Located in New Bern as North Carolina's first colonial and state capitol, Tryon Palace was the place where governors ruled, legislators debated, patriots gathered, and George Washington danced. Today, with costumed guides, working craftspeople, engaging character interpreters, and hands-on learning in the Pepsi Family Center, American history comes to life on the historic grounds every day through a unique blend of colonial and 21st century technologies.
529 South Front Street
New Bern, NC, US 28562

Havelock Tourist & Event Center Aviation Exhibit

25 minutes away
Discover an exciting aviation exhibit highlighting over 100 years of aviation in Eastern North Carolina. Eight restored aircrafts on loan from the US Marine Corps and Department of the Navy are on display, along with scaled models depicting the aircraft lineage of the 2d Marine Aircraft Wing at MCAS Cherry Point from its inception in 1942. Historic photographs and artifacts from Indian settlements to civil war history round out the exhibit. The adjacent waterfront park along Slocum Creek features a nature boardwalk and boat ramp. Admission is free.
201 Tourist Center Drive
Havelock, NC, US 28532

The Birthplace of Pepsi

Historical landmark
3 minutes away
On this spot in his pharmacy, Caleb Bradham invented “Brad’s Drink,” which later was patented as Pepsi-Cola. Today, you can relax and enjoy a Pepsi-Cola at the recreated soda fountain and purchase a souvenir. No admission fee.
256 Middle Street
New Bern, NC, US 28560

Scenic River Cruise

2 minutes away
Come aboard a comfortable 24-foot pontoon boat for a relaxing 90-minute tour of the Neuse and Trent Rivers. The Captain tells stories of the history, as well as important facts about the area. The cruise goes by many lovely homes on the river, including that of famous author, Nicholas Sparks. Feel free to bring snacks and beverages as you kick back and enjoy! Ticket required.
New Bern Grand Marina
100 Middle Street
New Bern, NC, US 28560

New Bern Trolley Tour

5 minutes away
Experience the charm of Historic Downtown New Bern in a 90-minute tour. Professional guides recount the fascinating historical and architectural details of this former royal capital of North Carolina. Tours begin and end in front of Tryon Palace. Ticket required.
333 Middle Street
New Bern, NC, US 28560

New Bern Firemen's Museum

5 minutes away
Take a step back in time where horse-drawn steam engines are brought back to life. Listen to tales of the first Chartered Fire Department in the State of North Carolina, hear the story of Fire Horse Fred, and enjoy an educational and historical look at the City of New Bern Fire Department, which includes original fire-fighting equipment and relics. Ticket required.
420 Broad Street
New Bern, NC, US 28560

Distance from airport

  • 4.02 km from venue


  • Complimentary parking
  • Street parking
  • Bus parking


The New Bern Riverfront Convention Center offers meeting planners a state-of-the-art meeting facility, along with the charm of North Carolina's first 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. The convention center can accommodate groups of up to 1,350, and serve banquets for more than 1,000. Over 500 guest rooms are within walking distance, and there are 1,700 guest rooms within a close drive. The Coastal Carolina Regional Airport hosts an additional carrier and upgraded ground services, over 5 car rental agencies, limousine companies, and the historic trolley to make it easy to get to and around New Bern. Meeting planners have long selected New Bern for its convenient facilities, excellent accommodations, unique attractions, many recreational and nightlife opportunities, and most importantly, our long history of hosting meetings and our commitment to service! Every event is a special event at the New Bern Riverfront Convention Center!