Pontchartrain Convention and Civic Center


The Pontchartrain Center is located just a short drive from New Orleans in Kenner, LA along the shores of Lake Pontchartrain. Our multipurpose convention center/arena is the host of more than 300 events annually: consumer/trade shows, sporting events, concerts, family shows, company parties, Mardi Gras balls, dance revues, conventions, meetings, banquets and receptions. It’s all right here with approximately 75,000 square feet of convention space, fixed arena seating of more than 3,200, and high quality catering and concessions…all under one roof. Click here to see what the Pontchartrain Center can do for your upcoming event. For your WEDDING RECEPTION needs, the Ovations/Messina's Catering team is results oriented providing quality assurance and effective cost-control systems throughout. Whatever the cause for celebration: concerts or sporting events, black-tie Ball Masques' or elegant candlelight weddings, catering options are virtually unlimited. Our talented chef offers a variety of exceptional menu plans, creative local New Orleans' delicacies, traditional regional favorites, as well as gourmet, nouvelle and ethnic cuisines. Come experience hands-on or classroom style team building cooking classes as your next corporate activity. Catering Menus include the ideal breakfasts, break items, boxed lunches, lunch/dinner buffets, or served banquets for seminars, concerts, corporate events, consumer and trade shows, themed parties, or other social occasions. The Ovations-Messina's team is committed to catering excellence and memorable event success. We would love to discuss the possibility of hosting your next event.