Emerald Coast Convention Center

1250 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE Fort Walton Beach, FL
Max Capacity: 2400 people
Welcome to the Emerald Coast Convention Center. A delightful experience awaits you at our modern venue, where phenomenal service is just steps from one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. •Winner of 2014 ConventionSouth Readers' Choice Award: Voted One of Florida's Favorite Meeting Venues •One of the Top 10 Most Beautiful Places, Good Morning America •Best Place to Boat and Live, Boating Magazine •Top Place to Visit, National Geographic •Top 25 Destinations in the United States, Trip Advisor •Top Beach in the United States, USA Today You’ll find Southern hospitality alive and thriving here at the Emerald Coast Convention Center, where responsive service, 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. The Emerald Coast Convention Center provides 12 distinct meeting rooms, ranging from 450 to 10,800 sq. ft., combined to create a 21,000 sq. ft. free expanse Emerald Grand Ballroom. All spaces can be configured to optimize your event experience. It is our pleasure to provide a multitude of valuable meeting and event services free of charge. Click the following link for a list of our complimentary services and amenities.
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A Conference Center with a Wonderful Location, An Eventective User from Jackson, TN

My daughter's dance studio was recently part of a dance convention at the Emerald Coast Convention Center in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. The convention was held over the summer, and the event lasted about a week. The facility rental and fees for entering the convention were reasonably priced in comparison with other competitions and conventions we attended throughout the year. There were about ten other studios in attendance, so the conference center is able to accommodate a large group. The employees were extremely nice and helpful. The conference center is a little old, and parts of the facility need updating. However, it was perfect for our purposes. The stage was large and there was plenty of room for parents, friends and relatives as well. Unfortunately, the concessions offered at the Emerald Coast Convention Center were not great. On some days, the only food and drink offered were at the snack and drink machines. During the later part of the week, a concession area was opened, but the offerings were slim. The greatest thing about this conference center is the location. It is right on the beach, on the bay side of Fort Walton's main strip. There are plenty of restaurants, shopping centers and hotels near the venue. We also loved that the conference center offered live streaming. So, you could watch the convention's happenings on the computer. We had a great experience at the venue. We will definitely return next year, but we will have to see if more concessions can be included in the price.

Location
Amenities
  • Air Conditioned
  • Carpeting
  • Designated Bus Loading Area
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • High Speed Internet
  • On-Site Catering Service
  • Outdoor Function Area
  • Wireless Internet/Wi-Fi
Features
  • Credit Cards Accepted: Visa, MC, AMEX, DIscover
  • Facility Location Setting: The Emerald Coast Convention Center sits at the heart of the Okaloosa Island. Surrounded by Santa Rosa Sound, Choctawhatchee Bay and the Gulf of Mexico is breathtaking for visitors of Okaloosa Island.
  • Max Number of People for an Event: 2400
  • Nearest Airport: 6-10 miles
  • Nearest Overnight Accommodations: Less than 1 mile
  • Nearest Public Transportation: 1-5 miles
  • Number of Event/Function Spaces: 12
  • Number of On-Site Restaurants: 0
  • Parking: Complimentary Parking
  • Proximity of Nearest Ski Area: Greater than 50 miles
  • Proximity of Neighboring Golf Course: 6-10 miles
  • Total Exhibit Space (Square Feet): 21,000
  • Total Meeting Room Space (Square Feet): 31,795
  • Year Built: 2003
Fort Walton Beach, FL  
Capacity: 150
$15-$25 per person
$397-$1,797 per event
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Ponce de Leon, FL  
Capacity: 150
$1,500 per event
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