With emerald green waters and soft, white sand beaches, the Emerald Coast is an ideal destination for your next event. The Emerald Coast Convention Center
offers a variety of venue options for hosting an event in an upscale setting.
Host Your Event at the Emerald Coast Convention Center
Whether your event is large or small, it can be accommodated at the Emerald Coast Convention Center. From a 21,200 square foot column-free Grand Ballroom to the 30,000 square foot outdoor Bayview Plaza, to multiple meeting rooms ranging from 425 to 1575 square feet, the Emerald Coast Convention Center has multiple options to match the vision for your event. Modern facilities with audiovisual services, an exclusive caterer, and a variety of conveniences such as Wi-Fi access and free parking all combine to make hosting your event at Emerald Coast Convention Center a top choice.
Set the tone for your important event by choosing a place with modern, eye-catching features. The Emerald Coast Convention Center is a visually appealing destination for events, with a modern exterior and bright and airy coastal details. It is an ideal locale for holding a wealth of events such as weddings, performances, religious occasions, athletic events, military events, conventions, and tradeshows.
At the heart of every event is great food, and the Emerald Coast Conference Center
delivers with their exclusive caterer, ARAMARK, led by executive chef Lara Robidoux. From casual to formal and experts in a variety of cuisine styles, your guests will leave satisfied with top notch food served up in a classy setting when your event is held at the Emerald Coast Convention Center.
Planning Your Excursion
The Emerald Coast Conference Center
is located in Fort Walton Beach at 1250 Miracle Strip Parkway SE. They are open Monday-Friday from 8am-5pm and on weekends during events only. For more information, they can be contacted at 850-609-3800.
Nearby Attractions and Activities Worth Checking Out
While time in the Emerald Coast Convention Center is bound to be a convenient place to enjoy an event or conference, those that find themselves in this area will also inevitably be surrounded by a long lineup of options for added fun! When you head this direction, making the most of every moment is easier than ever thanks to the many options for exploration and discovery that call this vibrant region their own. Don’t limit your itinerary to time in the convention center when so much more awaits. The following are just a few options of the many that are available for enjoying while you’re here!
John Beasley Park
Whether you’re at the convention center for professional purposes or hosting your own event, when you’ve wrapped up what you need to get done, it’s time to focus on the outdoor fun with a trip to nearby John Beasley Park. Located at 1550 Miracle Strip Parkway SE, it only takes moments to reach this scenic area from the front doors of the convention center, yet it will likely feel like worlds away! John Beasley Park is a wonderful place to relax and kick back with your toes dug into chalk-white sands. While many visitors come this way to watch the waves roll in or stroll the shoreline, it’s also a great destination when you’re looking to enjoy a fresh-air picnic at one of the many pavilions with family and friends. On-site showers and changing rooms make it simple to transition from the sand to the waves. The gentle surf at John Beasley Park encourages visitors to pack their snorkel gear or kayak and spend time taking in the view from a new perspective. Those that are enthusiastic birders will find that John Beasley Park is also home to a wide variety of migratory and local seabirds that are worth observing. Be sure to bring your camera and binoculars for a stop here when you fall into this wildlife spotting category.
Okaloosa Island Fishing Pier
For those anglers that just can’t imagine a trip to the Emerald Coast without time set aside to cast a line, an early morning trip to the Okaloosa Island Fishing Pier promises to be a highlight of your stay. This sprawling concrete pier stretches out over the water not only offering up amazing waterfront views but an ideal place to reel in some incredible catches before the hustle and bustle of the afternoon hours sets in. The pier is located at 1030 Miracle Strip parkway SE and is open daily between 5:00 am and 7:00 pm. Those that are looking to be more a part of the crowd will find the pier is a great place to stroll and people-watch when the sun is high in the sky.
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