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2D MAW/MWHS-2 Marine Corps Ball


Saturday, November 5, 2016 from 5:30 PM to 11:30 PM (EDT)

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
E1-E3 Nov 1, 2016 $35.00 $1.87
E4-E5 Nov 1, 2016 $45.00 $2.12
E6-E7/W1-W3/O1-O3 Nov 1, 2016 $55.00 $2.37
E8-E9/O-4 and above/W4-W5/CIVILIANS Nov 1, 2016 $65.00 $2.62

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Event Details

Join us for the 241st Marine Corps Ball!  For cash tickets, please call GySgt Welch at 252-466-4267

Event Schedule:

1730-1830  Cocktails & hors d'oeuvres

1730-1830  Formal Photos

1900-2000  Ceremony

2000-2100  Dinner

2100-2300  Dessert and Dancing


Menu (Catered By The Chelsea)


Assorted Cheese and Crackers

BBQ Meatballs

Italian Meatballs           


Mixed Green Salad with White Balsamic Vinaigrette and Ranch Dressings

Dinner Service:

Combination Dinner Entrée:

Petite Filet with Chicken Bruschetta, Garlic Smashed Potatoes, Sautéed Green Beans

Chocolate Ganache Cheesecake

Coconut Cream Pie


Vegetarian Menu:

**Pre Ordered Vegetarian Option: Veggie Risotto

Hotel Information & Reservations 

Rooms have been blocked off in the following 3 hotels closest to the Convention Center. There are more hotels in the local area that you are free to make reservations with. 

1.  The Hampton Inn located at 200 Hotel Drive (approximately 2 miles from the Convention Center).
20 rooms @ $89 a night  plus tax
To make a reservation call 252-637-2111
Complimentary On the House(r) hot breakfast
Complimentary On the Run(r) breakfast bags
Group Name:  MWHS-2 
Group Code:  Marine Corps Ball 
Cut-off date for discount  is 1 October 2016
To make a reservation via phone call 252-637-2111
To make reservations via internet click link the below
web page address is:

2.  BridgePointe Hotel & Marina located at 101 Howell Road (approximately .8 miles from the Convention Center).

20 rooms @ $84.95 a night plus tax
To make reservation 252-636-3637
Cut-off date for discount is 29 October 2016
Awaiting discount code
To make reservation via phone call 1-877-283-7713

To make reservations via the internet, click the link below:

 3.  Courtyard by Marriott located at 218 East Front Street (located 2 blocks from the Convention Center)
10 non balcony rooms @ 109 a night plus tax

10 balcony rooms @ 119.00 a night plus tax

To make reservations call 1-800-321-2211

On site restaurant
Group Name: MWHS2 
Group Code: MWH
Cut-off date for discount is 15 October 2016
To view hotel click link below


Childcare is available on base at the CDC for the rate of $6/per child per hour from 5:00pm-11:30pm.  You will need to register in advance and they require a 10 child minimum to keep the CDC open for the night.  Please register before 10/31/16 in order to ensure they stay open.  Call 252-466-5605 to register.

For all childcare questions, please contact 1stLt Adams, Joshua at 252-466-7035.


What are the guests ticket prices?

Marines,Sailors,Civilians bringing guests to the ball are allowed to purchase four tickets in their paygrade. Marines and Sailors will start purchasing tickets at the civilian rate of $65.00 per guest once they reach five or more guests.  

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

There will be (2) buses that will depart from Barracks 4166 at 1600, 1700, and 1800 for the Convention Center.  Those same buses will shuttle back to the barracks from the Convention Center at 2100, 2200, 2300 and 0001.  All Marines, Sailors, families and guests are welcome to park their vehicle at barracks 4166 and utilize the bus transportation to and from.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please contact your section representative or GySgt Welch at 466-4267, 1stLt Adams, 466-7035, or SgtMaj Betancourt at 466-2473.

Can I update my registration information?

Yes, however no changes can be made after November 1, 2016

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, an event roster will be printed and available onsite

What is the refund policy?

No refunds are available through this website, however refunds will be considered on a case by case basis through SgtMaj Betancourt.

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

No, however, the Marine Corps Ball is intended as an adult event and all guests are required to purchase a full price ticket, dress in evening formal wear, and be able to conduct themselves maturely throughout the event.  All guests are the responsibility of the active duty service member and are expected to uphold the prestige of celebrating the 241st Marine Corps Birthday.



Have questions about 2D MAW/MWHS-2 Marine Corps Ball? Contact 2D MAW/MWHS-2 MARINE CORPS BALL COORDINATOR

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When & Where

New Bern Riverfront Convention Center
203 South Front Street
New Bern, NC 28560

Saturday, November 5, 2016 from 5:30 PM to 11:30 PM (EDT)

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Miguel A. Betancourt III

Sergeant Major



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