Why Emerald Coast

The Emerald Coast Convention Center is a top venue for meetings, conventions, and events. With expansive indoor and outdoor space, event coordination, and fantastic amenities, read on to discover why our convention center may be the right choice for you.

  • The Grand Ballroom - This indoor space is 21,200 square feet and features a column-free design which allows for greater visibility and flexibility.

  • Bayview Plaza - This outdoor space in 30,000 square feet and has electricity, water, and tenting capabilities, allowing attendees to enjoy the open air.

  • Space Flexibility - The Grand Ballroom, meeting rooms, pre-function foyers, terraces and Bayview Plaza are all customizable to your event needs. View the event space details, interactive floor plans, and virtual visits to explore the many possibilities!

  • Audiovisual Services - Equip your event with the latest in audiovisual setup and production by our expert, in-house AV team.

  • Exclusive Caterer - Led by an award winning Executive Chef, our Aramark catering team can plan and execute menus in many culinary styles for every occasion from banquets and galas to continental breakfasts and concessions.

  • Complimentary Amenities - When you rent space with us, you’ll enjoy a number of free amenities and services including unlimited client coordination meetings, accommodation selection assistance, Wi-Fi internet access, free parking, and much more. You can view the full list of complimentary amenities and services here.

  • Excellent Customer Service - Our team of expert meeting and event planners will provide you with unlimited planning support to ensure that your event exceeds your expectations.

  • A Premier Destination - Destin, Fort Walton Beach, Okaloosa Island welcome millions of visitors annually to enjoy the emerald green waters, sugar-white sand beaches, and so much more. Explore the many fun things to do in the Heart of Florida’s Emerald Coast.