APR 2016

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⎜ ConventionSouth ⎜ A P R I L 2 0 1 6 w w w . c o n v e n t i o n s o u t h . c o m 26 THE WOW ISSUE! Tryon Palace in New Bern, N.C., originally built for a colonial governor in 1770 and then restored and reopened in 1959, offers an elegant spot for grand recep- tions, award ceremonies, and concerts, formal dinners and banquets. In addition to the elegant, Georgian-styled palace, Bate Commons, a protected courtyard bordering a beautiful wetland garden, has a boardwalk on the Trent River that provides space to expand an event out- doors, while the Cullman Performance Hall provides excellent acoustics for pre- sentations and performances. WOW! palatial waterfront setting! Whether you want to take a dip in the water or just sit and enjoy the beautiful view of the Coosa River, the Oasis Pool & Bar at the Wind Creek Casino & Hotel, in Wetumpka, Ala., provides an idyllic place to take a break between meetings, gaming or other activities. Located next to the FIRE Steakhouse on the main floor, the Oasis Pool offers a VIP poolside experience in the Private Cabanas. WOW! an idyllic break from the action! Following a multi-million dollar renovation, the re-imagined Grand Ballroom is at the heart of the Orlando Marriott World Center's state-of-the-art meeting space. In- spired by Orlando's natural setting, the venue provides a dramatic backdrop for awards dinners, large receptions and other gala events. WOW! cutting-edge ballroom! Wind Creek Wetumpka Orlando Marriott World Center

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