Tisha Maraj CMP
1250 Miracle Strip Parkway SE.
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
Welcome to the Emerald Coast Convention Center. A delightful experience awaits you at our state-of-the-art venue, where phenomenal service is just a shell’s throw away from one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.
The Emerald Coast Convention Center would like to host your next trade show, conference, regional association meeting, local or state meeting, or entertainment event. Our goal is to provide visitors with excellent customer service consisting of a friendly and helpful staff, exquisite food preparation and presentation, a spotlessly clean, safe and comfortable environment, and the highest-quality presentation and business services.
Inside the Emerald Coast Convention Center, you’ll find 12 distinct meeting rooms, ranging from 450 to 10,800 sq. ft., which, when combined, create a 21,000-sq.-ft. free-expanse Emerald Grand Ballroom. All spaces can be configured to optimize your event experience. Free Wi-Fi is available to all our guests, making it easier for you to stay connected when you’re here on the coast.
Outside the center, you’ll discover a brand-new, open-air venue called Bayview Plaza. These 30,000 square feet of outdoor meeting space are located just off of the north entrance of the Emerald Coast Convention Center overlooking the Choctawhatchee Bay. The captivating breezes from the bay and the Gulf of Mexico intersect to provide an inspiring atmosphere for fascinating outdoor events. The central location allows for easy access to Marler Park and the Veterans Trail. The AV options available at Bayview Plaza make it an optimal space for diverse events from boat and RV shows to sporting events, concerts and festivals. The open-air plaza allows for uninhibited possibilities. Since Bayview Plaza is so easy to get to, outside vendors are able to expand the possibilities by offering additional accessories such as tenting and other outdoor furnishings.
Southern hospitality is alive and thriving here at the Emerald Coast Convention Center. Responsive service, a desire to help you succeed and attention to detail are points of pride for every member of our team. From the smallest task to the overall big picture, our goal is to always exceed your expectations. That’s what Emerald Hosting is all about.
- “Best Meeting Site in the South” Readers’,” Choice Awards.
- “One of the Top 10 Most Beautiful Places,” Good Morning America.
- “Top Place to Visit,” National Geographic.
- “Top 25 Destinations in the United States,” TripAdvisor.
- “Top Beach in the United States,” USA Today.
- “Best Place to Boat and Live,” Boating Magazine
Additional meeting information
People always ask us how we can afford to provide so many free tools and educational resources to meeting planners. Well, it’s because of the support of people like you’ll find here. If you love what we give you, please give your business to these awesome meeting suppliers.