New Bern

  North Carolina

Convention Center


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While in New Bern stay at the Zig, New Bern's Icon Motel

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The New Bern Convention Center is located on the waterfront in historic downtown New Bern, within walking distance to hotels, restaurants and shopping. In a hurry and need to fly in to your convention? No problem. Craven Regional Airport is only about 2 miles from the Convention Center. Craven County has one of the finest airports anywhere for a County of its size. U.S. Air has 7 non stop flights daily to Charlotte's Douglass International Airport and 2 flights weekly to Philadelphia. Delta has 3 non stop flights daily to Atlanta. The riverfront Sheraton, and the riverfront Comfort Suites are only 2 or 3 hundred yards away. The riverfront Bridge Pointe Hotel is located directly across the river. Other major hotels are only a few miles away.

New Bern is a happenning city with special events held year around

  • Ballroom features 12000 square feet of clear span space

  • Easily accessible loading dock makes for quick setup times

  • 8,000 square feet of bright pre-function/registration/exhibit space

  • Executive meeting rooms on the second floor for smaller meetings.

  • Executive Board Room

  • Flexible space for meetings of up to 1350, 100 exhibits and banquets of up to 1,000 people

  • Handicap accessible

  • Waterfront Veranda overlooking the Trent and Neuse Rivers

  • Complimentary Parking

  • Security Cameras in parking areas.

  • Audio visual and production capabilities

The New Bern Convention Center is located on the Trent River

In August of 2008 the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners held their annual convention at the riverfront convention center in New Bern. The general consensus was that New Bern had the finest convention facility in North Carolina.

What to do after the Convention?

 Of course, everyone should see the Tryon Palace  (Pictured below).

Historic Tryon Palace located in downtown New Bern

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New Bern was settled in 1710 and is full of history. Take a tour of the historic homes. Dine in one of the many wonderful restaurants in the historic district.

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The tourism center is located inside the Convention Center. Grab a map of downtown New Bern and explore the historic homes that are easily within walking distance. New Bern has many distinct styles of architecture. Some features are unique to this area and are a result of the work of professional boat carpenters that often worked on homes in the off season


Take a river cruise or rent a boat.

An enjoyable way to spend a few hours is by taking a river cruise. You will get to see parts of the beautiful Trent and the mighty Neuse Rivers. If you would rather you can rent your own boat and spend all day on the water.


New Bern has 7 excellent golf courses within 10 miles of downtown. Click below to learn more about area golf courses.

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