Convention Center

Great Hall Official

Click the image above for a virtual tour of the 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 contains over one million square feet of contiguous exhibit space, 140 meeting rooms, 2 ballrooms, and a 4,000 seat auditorium.

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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New Orleans Theatre
The Center's stunning, state-of-the-art, 4,000 seat New Orleans Theatre will make your presentation extraordinary. The Theatre includes computerized lighting controls, world-class audio and video equipment, outstanding acoustics, and three sections with seating for 1,200, 1,600 and 1,200 per section.

The Center is one of the most technologically powerful convention centers in the country and includes a 10 GIG internet backbone, fiberoptic network, 100% redundancy and guaranteed full-time, high-speed internet access. 

Compact Downtown
There are over 20,000 hotel rooms within two miles of the 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

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.

The 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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Click here for an interactive tour of the floor plans.