APR 2014

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⎜ ConventionSouth ⎜ A P R I L 2 0 1 4 w w w . c o n v e n t i o n s o u t h . c o m 30 E D I T O R ' S HOT PICKS HUNTSVILLE IN-DEPTH Visit for more about the Huntsville area through our interactive Insiderʼs Guide H U N T S V I L L E HUNTSVILLE is a sophisticated yet affordable city with global appeal as itʼs ter. Groups can explore the extraordi- nary triumphs of space exploration and propel their own events to new heights. WHERE TO EAT: Chef Jame Boyce op- erates several restaurants in downtown Hunstville, including Cotton Row, featur- ing fine American cuisine with strong Southern influences; Pane e Vino Pizzeria, which offers rustic-chic Italian fare; and Commerce Kitchen with a menu influenced by turn-of-the- century style and classic cuisine. TOP PICKS: Huntsville/Madison County CVB (256) 551-2223 "Dine under an authentic Saturn V rocket, meet at the 170,000 sq. ft. plus Von Braun Center and experience breathtaking views of the Tennessee Valley atop Monte Sano Mountain in Huntsville, AL." Von Braun Center U.S. Space & Rocket Center Burritt On The Mountain Huntsville Museum Of Art The Huntsville Museum of Art features more than 3,000 pieces in its permanent collec- tion and considerable event space. The Loretta Spencer Hall can han- dle up to 350, 220 for dinner; Great Hall can accommodate 200+ or 160 for dinner; Big Spring Hall, 175/80; HMA's outdoor spaces include the North Patio, capable of hold- ing 350, or 200 for dinner, and the Church Street Plaza, able to accommodate the same num- ber. There is also a 50-person parlor and a like-sized boardroom. "The Huntsville Museum of Art offers one of the most beau- tiful settings in Huntsville with ex- quisite views of Big Spring Park," said Executive Director Christopher J. Madkour. "One of the most sought after spaces in the city is The Loretta Spencer Hall which includes three gorgeous spaces that combine into the ultimate event hall. Temporary walls allow the room to be suitable for a small busi- ness meeting or a large corporate event. The space features floor to ceiling windows with a view of Big Spring Park." ■ The Loretta Spencer Hall can handle up to 350, 220 for dinner. OFF SITE: Museum Rooms With A View The Huntsville Museum of Art offers one of the most beautiful settings in Huntsville. Photos courtesy of The Huntsville Museum of Art 23-52 CS April 2014_Layout 1 3/27/14 4:18 PM Page 30

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