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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 43 T E N N E S S E E WEST TENNESSEE Rich delta terrain covers the western third of Tennessee's low, rolling landscape, extending from the Tennessee River to the Mississippi River. Memphis is the region's largest city, while northwest Tennessee's Kentucky Lake is the largest man-made lake in the eastern U.S. Memphis There's a special history in Memphis. "Whether it's musical, culinary or related to Civil Rights, there's history here that you can't get anywhere else," said Caroline Stanfield, public relations specialist for the Memphis CVB. "In Memphis, the magic is in the mix. With more than 60 attractions, planners can customize a trip that fits their clients' needs and can create a unique, personalized experi- ence for repeat visitors." Elvis Presley has long had a big presence in Memphis, and beginning this fall, visitors can stay at the new 450-room Guest House at Graceland, which includes two restaurants, spaces for meetings and special events, and a 464-seat theater. Other event venues at Graceland include a pavilion that can host up to 300 for receptions, a car museum and sev- eral dinner venues. Private evening tours of Graceland Mansion and other attractions can be included with any event. In early 2017, Old Dominick Distillery will open, offering tastings, tours and event 148,000 square feet of flexible meeting, banquet and exhibition space 17,000 square foot Ballroom 38,200 square foot Convention Center Gallery 18 meeting rooms, pre-function space, two private parlors and a special VIP/media suite We have created a venue that takes your breath away as you enter the room and is ideal for any type of event – from a formal banquet or general session to a themed celebration. And you'll find lodging, dining and shopping only a few steps away. Kathy Evans, Sales Manager Direct: (865) 436-3612 Sales Division: (865) 436-2392 Fax: (865) 436-3704 Email: kathy@gatlinburg.com www.meetings.gatlinburg.com Memphis Music Hall of Fame

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