SEP 2016

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S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 6 ⎜ ConventionSouth ⎜ w w w . c o n v e n t i o n s o u t h . c o m 41 L O U I S I A N A When it's time to get down to business, Paragon has you covered with Central Louisiana's largest convention space. • Room configurations to accommodate 10 to 2,500 • 75,000 square feet of meeting space • 500 guest rooms • Catering/banquet services • State-of-the-art sound and lighting technology • Experienced staff, impeccable service • Sensible pricing And between meetings, Paragon has more than enough to keep your attendees entertained. • PGA-quality 18-hole golf course • Luxurious spa and salon • Fine and casual dining options • Kids Quest and Cyber Quest • 3-screen movie cinema • Fitness center • Shopping • Vegas-style slots & table games • Full-service RV park To book your event, call or email Cindy Torian, Director of Convention Sales, at 318-240-6619 or 800-WIN-1-WIN MARKSVILLE, LA Restrictions may apply. Visit website for more information. Game responsibly. Need help? Call 1-877-STOP (7867). Formal Gardens at Rosedown Plantation in northern Louisiana. Sites Steeped in History Looking for an elegant Louisiana meeting place? Check out these plantation properties: Nottoway Plantation & Resort, located between Baton Rouge and New Orleans, is the South's largest existing antebel- lum mansion. Once an 1850's sugarcane estate, it's now a AAA Four-Diamond property, with renovated historic mansion guest rooms and deluxe hotel rooms in the Cottages and Carriage House. Randolph's Ballroom, adorned by crystal chandeliers, has almost 5,000 square feet of meeting space and shares a courtyard with the Grand Pavilion. Additionally, the 2,457-square-foot Cypress Ballroom frames views of the pond and rotunda, create a stunning- backdrop for receptions and banquets. Rosedown Plantation, located in St. Francisville, is a 374-acre site that includes the "Great House," a circa-1835 Federal-Greek revival style mansion. The venue is distinguished by its 18 acres of ornamental pleasure gardens. Operated by the Louisiana Office of State Parks, the property Is available forreceptions and other special events for small groups of up to 100.

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