Convention Center

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Click the image above for a virtual tour of the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, featuring a 360° view of the new entrance, Great Hall and interior rooms.

Meeting planners ranked the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center first out of forty destinations in the category of new or expanded convention centers in the Metropoll XIV, Volume II Report. The report also ranked the Center above average in the Center's proximity to activities and hotel rooms, making it the ideal location for your event.

The Center boasts more than one million square feet of contiguous exhibit space, 140 meeting rooms, 2 ballrooms and a 4,000 seat auditorium.

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A Great New Hall - A Grand New Entrance


The Great Hall, a 60,000 square foot hotel-like ballroom, debuted in January 2013. The architectural redesign includes a large outdoor pedestrian plaza and interior and exterior balconies. The ballroom contains an extensive lighting package that incorporates an energy efficient LED system that provides nearly unlimited color combinations, creating an environment customized to the individual event. The Great Hall contains four divisible sections and a pre-function area totaling 25,000 square feet.

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The Convention Center is one of the most technologically advanced convention centers in the country and includes a10 GIG internet backbone, fiber optic network, 100% redundancy and guaranteed full-time, high-speed internet access. 

New Orleans Theater

The Covention Center's stunning, state-of-the-art, 4,000 seat New Orleans Theater will make your presentation extraordinary. The Theater includes computerized lighting controls, world-class audio and video equipment, outstanding acoustics and three sections of seating, Floor (406), Midhouse (2,050) and Balcony (1,574).

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Compact Downtown

There are more than 22,000 hotel rooms within two miles of the Convention Center. Your attendees can go to meetings, feast on our famed cuisine, shop, visit a spa, take a tour or stroll through a museum all within walking distance of the Convention Center.

Great Service and Hospitality

The Convention Center works with Centerplate Catering to create an authentic New Orleans dining experience for your attendees by expertly translating the city's unique culinary culture to fit your meeting. View some of Centerplate's dishes and client testimonials here

We received nothing but outstanding support from the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.
Charlie Holifield, Pittcon 2015 President

SPICE is the Center's employee customer service program that stands for Serving with Professionalism, Individuality, Courtesy and Excellence. The program motivates and inspires employees to embrace the Convention Center's mission of exceptional service and apply it to every customer interaction.

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The Convention Center's own crew of New Orleans meeting ambassadors, Fleur de Lis Ambassadors, greet convention attendees at every entrance and answer any questions to make them feel at home.

Louisiana is a Right to Work state with fewer labor restrictions and more competitive costs for your meetings and conventions without a sacrifice in service.

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Floor Plans  

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New Orleans Theater

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Grand Hall Ballroom

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La Nouvelle Ballroom