The Ernest N. Morial Convention Center is located in the New Orleans Art District, near museums, and galleries, and within walking distance of the delicious restaurants, bars, and jazz clubs of the French Quarter.
Built in 1985, the convention center underwent a complete renovation in 2006 and is now known for its state-of-the-art technology and facilities. With 1.1 million square feet of contiguous exhibit space, it is the 6th largest convention center in the United States. It is also highly regarded as one of the best convention centers in the country and is consistently ranked among the top 10 convention and trade show facilities in the nation.
Just 12 miles from the airport, and with plenty of hotels and restaurants nearby, the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center offers a prime location for meeting planners and attendees.
Home to 3 levels of event space, 2 ballrooms, 140 meeting rooms, a huge exhibit hall, and a 4,000 seat theater, the convention center offers something for any type of corporate event. It can be used in a variety of ways and offers several unique event spaces to choose from.
Three of the convention center’s most notable event spaces include:
The New Orleans Theater: A state-of-the-art conference auditorium that can be used in a variety of ways to accommodate over 4,000 people. It can also be set up in different seating configurations to best meet your event needs.
The Great Hall: A 6,000 square foot ballroom that features a rooftop terrace, a lounge, junior ballroom, indoor balcony, and a 25,000 square foot pre-function space that can be used to greet guests or for a cocktail hour before the main event. The Great Hall is perfect for large formal dinners, receptions, and banquets. It also has an energy-efficient LED lighting system that can be lit up in a variety of colors to match the color scheme and design aesthetic of your event.
The Ma Maison VIP Dining Suite: The perfect venue for more formal and intimate events, such as a smaller team dinner. This luxurious private event space can accommodate up to 50 seated guests and 150 standing.
As an award-winning New Orleans event management company, On The Scene is dedicated to producing one-of-a-kind corporate event experiences in New Orleans. We have years of experience working with companies of all sizes in a variety of industries. No matter the complexity or size of your event, our expert event managers can handle it. We’ll work as your behind the scenes event partners to handle everything from event decor and entertainment to event transportation and team dining.
Interested in hosting your next corporate event at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center? Contact OTS today to speak with an experienced event manager.
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