When it comes to holding a successful event, everything begins with the location. Few places are more like paradise than Northwest Florida’s Emerald Coast, named one of the “ten most beautiful places in America” by Good Morning America. The Emerald Coast, which enjoys mild temperatures year round, is 24 miles of sugar white sand beaches and sparkling emerald green waters. Just a shell’s throw from these inviting shores is the warm hospitality of the Emerald Coast Convention Center.
The Emerald Coast Convention Center
This modern facility is only minutes from Destin and is easily accessible both by the Interstate 10, just a few miles to the north, and by the multiple commercial flights that touch down daily at Northwest Florida Regional Airport. The Convention Center boasts 35,000 square feet of meeting space, a view of The Gulf of Mexico and Choctawhatchee Bay, free covered parking and more.
Inside, the meeting space is anchored by a 21,000-square-foot column-free, multi-function room with 24-foot ceilings, theater-seating for 2,400 and banquet seating for 1,300. Twelve breakout meeting rooms vary in size from 450-1850 square feet, while use of the expansive pre-function area, perfect for event registration and ticket sales, is always complimentary.
In-house catering services are provided by Aramark under the direction of Executive Chef Mark Hall. This award winning chef regularly delights meeting attendees with his custom culinary creations featuring fresh local seafood and sumptuous desserts.
Where to Stay and What to Do
Apart from the convention center itself, accommodation options number more than 13,000 along the Emerald Coast, most of which are located on the gulf. Leisure activities abound. The Destin Harbor offers the quickest access to the gulf with some of the best deep sea fishing anywhere. The area offers world-class golf, amazing restaurants with local flair, and family fun.
That Special Touch
Extraordinary service is the characteristic that event planners seem to remember about the Emerald Coast Convention Center. From online planning tools to the way event planners are showered with hospitality, the staff demonstrates their passion for exceeding expectations. They respond quickly and enthusiastically to even the most unusual equipment needs, food and beverage requests or room requirements. They partner with meeting planners to create the perfect event.