First Priority Events
Priority shall be given to national, regional, and state conventions, trade shows, and corporate meetings, which generate significant attendance from outside Craven County. First-priority events may be scheduled as far out as necessary and supersede all other events.
Second Priority Events
Second Priority bookings include public shows/exhibitions, local corporate meetings with fewer out-of-town attendees and fewer hotel room requirements. Second-priority bookings can be scheduled inside 15 months.
Third Priority Events
Third Priority bookings include special events, banquets, entertainment events, and local business meetings that draw from local attendees only and use minimal to no overnight rooms. Third-priority bookings can be booked inside nine months. Third-priority bookings are not actively solicited by Convention Center employees. Third-priority bookings are not eligible for a rate variance.
The staff of the New Bern Riverfront Convention Center are the only individuals authorized to schedule and contract event dates.
The New Bern Riverfront Convention Center will hold dates on a tentative basis for a maximum of 30 days within priority schedule. Should these dates be requested by another organization, the tentative hold will be given 72 hours to contract the dates or release the space.