The Harbor Center was designed to meet the 21st Century needs of meetings planners, conventioneers and events organizers. Its versatile spaces, which include an exhibit/banquet/assembly hall, recital hall and meeting rooms, can be easily reconfigured for a small meeting or a convention of 2,500 people. And, new in 2018, the center features The Lobby Lounge, an intimate and rich performance space ideal for regional and touring artists. The 45,000-sq.-ft. the facility is a smart alternative for performances, social events, athletic tournaments, conferences and trade shows, thanks to its high-tech design. The NHC's multi-purpose kitchen can be used for additional space and is a great facility for culinary events and competitions. This premier conference center is situated on the shores of Lake Pontchartrain. The Grand Hall offers 18,000 sq. ft. of column-free performance and viewing space, large vestibule, ticket booth, and on-site catering. This venue also offers Wi-Fi throughout the building and high-speed data ports in the exhibit spaces, with electricity, water and telephone capability every 30 feet in the exhibit area.