Riverfront Convention Center of Craven County

Riverfront Convention Center of Craven County

Floor to Ceiling Windows and Event Lawn, Overlooking the River


Allow us to introduce you to one of the most spectacular wedding venues in Eastern North Carolina, the Riverfront Convention Center of Craven County. Please note, this is NOT your typical convention center. Discover a modern event space with oversized windows overlooking the river. Find this wedding venue in the heart of downtown New Bern.

New Bern Riverfront Convention Center of Craven County – Modern NC Event Space with Waterfront Views for Large Weddings

The one thing about this New Bern wedding venue you might guess just from the name is that it can host LARGE events. In fact, it’s one of the largest wedding venues in NC! Unlike most convention centers, the natural light and riverfront lawn make it a modern and attractive facility.

Divide the massive event space can be into three separate ballrooms to host smaller events. Of these three, the largest subsection can host 500 guests. But, combine all three to host a wedding for 1,000 guests!

If you have a long guest list, this is a dream scenario. Alternately, you might want the ample space so you can make this venue into different event vignettes. For example, one area can be the ceremony space, another can be set up for cocktail hour and so on. With this large of a space, there is no need for a room flip.

Planning a Wedding in New Bern

Are your guests traveling from all over the country? Or, is your family flying from abroad? Introduce them to this quaint Southern town. New Bern is a wedding destination town on the rise. The Riverfront Convention Center of Craven County is just one perk of this coastal destination.

Its quaint downtown mixed with riverside views and Southern hospitality are simply swoon-worthy. Also, it is filled to the brim with beautiful B&Bs. Which means, everything is walkable in the downtown area.

Take a peek at our Destination New Bern blog post to learn about the other vendors and shops that we recommend. Also, Visit New Bern can help plan and bring to life your New Bern wedding!


New Bern Riverfront Convention Center of Craven County - Outdoor Wedding Ceremony Circle Arch waterfront

Venue Features

Downtown Locations, Waterfront Views, Outdoor Space On-Site, Outside Catering Allowed, Rehearsal Dinners
Guest Count
Less than 100, 100-200, Over 200, Over 400, Unlimited Guests (for outdoors or tenting)

Contact Information

New Bern