Event Planners

Planning a meeting, special event, or tour can be challenging at times. The Craven County Convention & Visitors Center offers an extensive array of services and our staff will help accommodate your needs by assisting with any group-related activities. If a service is not listed here, please feel free to ask!

Customized Bid Proposal

The Center produces leads to area accommodations, prepares bid packages and provides planning assistance to potential groups. Local hospitality representatives are constantly updated on group sales and status.

Planners Kit

The planner interested in bringing a group to Craven County is provided with a meeting planners kit including the Visitors Center’s services sheet, maps, brochures and visitors guides.

Visitors Guides And Other Area Information

Visitors guides, maps and other brochures are available to be mailed to you ahead of time for inclusion in registration packages upon request.


The Craven County Convention & Visitors Center produces a video on New Bern and Craven County. A copy of the video is available upon special request. Photos and slides are also available for use in print materials.

Tour/Activity Planning

We provide assistance in planning activities such as attraction tours, scavenger hunts, sailing, golf, bowling, fishing, picnics, off-site receptions and more!

Spouse/Kids Programs

Let the Craven County Convention & Visitors Center assist with coordinating special group activities for children or spouses.

Site Visits

We will arrange and plan your site visit, from accommodations to attractions to meals. Planning meetings with area representatives can also be arranged during your site visit.


Sample itineraries are available at the Craven County Convention & Visitors Center and can be customized upon your group’s request.

Entertainment Referrals

We offer entertainment referrals for your group, from country to beach, disc jockeys to live bands.

“Welcome” Table

The Center will set up a table near your registration area, in a hospitality room or outside your meeting room, to include area attraction and dining information. A welcome sign can also be provided.

Welcome Packages

Welcome letters from local officials, post cards, maps and other information can be gathered into a welcome package for guests.


The Craven County Convention & Visitors Center offers assistance in greeting your group with a welcome address from a visitor’s center representative, the chamber of commerce, the Mayor of the city or other city/county officials.