The Crystal Coast Civic Center serves a variety of needs for coastal North Carolina's visitors and residents. As a popular venue for private conventions, weddings and events, as well as a public "meeting space" for local concerts and shows, the Civic Center, located along the waterfront in Morehead City, is instrumental in bringing this small coastal community together.

While the facilities, centrally located on 3505 Arendell St., has ample "small room" space for classes, programs or minor meeting sessions, the star of this complex is the sprawling 12,000' square foot main hall, which has the ability to accommodate groups of up to 1,000. Friendly on-site planning staff can help fill in the details, from electronic hook-ups to catering, and private groups of all genres, from corporate conventions to wedding parties, are always welcome.

In fact, the Crystal Coast Civic Center is an especially popular destination for large-scale weddings, as the facilities, which overlook the Intracoastal Waterway, provide a naturally scenic backdrop for elegant affairs. A wide outdoor venue area, adjacent to the water's edge, is ideal for outdoor ceremonies, and the large indoor main center is an ideal and convenient "rainy day" option. Private parties who are interested in renting any portion of the Crystal Coast Civic Center can contact the planning staff at (252) 247-3883. Rates vary depending on areas needed, and a detailed rate sheet can be found online at http://www.crystalcoastcivicctr.com/Content/rates.asp.

The center is also home to a wide variety of annual events, from local concerts to craft shows, and visitors to the Crystal Coast area are advised to keep an eye on the center's calendar to see what special happenings are on the agenda. Past popular events include an annual holiday craft show with dozens of local artisans and vendors, an annual Music Festival, and the annual Bridal Show, which introduces out-of-town couples to the varying wedding vendors available on the Crystal Coast beaches. Spring visitors will also want to check out the annual Home and Garden Show, an expansive introduction to coastal landscapers and contractors that serve the Morehead City and Crystal Coast areas. From community events and meetings to grand local galas and fantastic concerts, the stunning waterfront Crystal Coast Civic Center is the local "go-to" venue for coastal North Carolina special events of all genres.

Scenic, sprawling, and able to accommodate just about every need, from company retreats to grand wedding parties, the fairly new and distinctive Crystal Coast Civic Center is just one of Morehead City's fantastic local treasures, and serves as a fantastic venue for tying the local Inner Banks and coastal communities together.

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