Event Planners


Customized Bid Proposal

The Center produces leads to area accommodations, prepares bid packages, and provides planning assistance to potential groups. Local hospitality representatives are constantly updated on group sales and status.

Planners Kit

The planner interested in bringing a group to Craven County is provided with a meeting planners kit including the Center's services sheet, maps, brochures, and Visitors' Guides.

Visitor Guides and Other Area Information

Visitor guides, maps, and other brochures are available to be mailed to you ahead of time for inclusion in registration packages.


The New Bern Riverfront Convention Center produces a video on New Bern and Craven County. A copy of the video is available upon special request. Photos and slides are also available for use in print materials.

Tour/Activity Planning

We provide assistance in planning activities such as attraction tours, scavenger hunts, sailing, golf, bowling, fishing, picnics, off-site receptions, and more!

Spouse/Kids Programs

Let the New Bern Riverfront Convention Center assist with coordinating special group activities for children or spouses.

Site Visits

We will arrange and plan your site visit, from accommodations to attractions to meals. Planning meetings with area representatives can also be arranged during your site visit.


Sample itineraries are available at the Convention Center and can be customized upon your group's request.

Entertainment Referrals

We offer entertainment referrals for your group, from country to beach, disc jockeys to live bands.

"Welcome" Table

The Center will set up a table near your registration area, in a hospitality room or outside your meeting room, to include area attraction and dining information. A welcome sign can also be provided.

Welcome Packages

Welcome letters from local officials, post cards and maps, and other information can be gathered into a welcome package for guests.


The New Bern Riverfront Convention Center offers assistance in greeting your group with a welcome address from a Visitor's Center representative, the Chamber of Commerce, the Mayor of the City, or other City/County officials.

Services Packet

Readers Choice Award