OCT 2018

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M R E M E E T I N G S P A C E T H A N A N Y H O T E L I N K E N T U C K Y K E N T U C K Y full catering services. The Romanesque-style Cox Building, constructed in 1886 and fully renovated in 2012, has two ballrooms. The 1889 Washington Opera House seats up to 500 people for presentations. Hotels with event space include the French Quarter Inn, with 63 guest rooms and meeting space for up to 80, and the 93-room Hampton Inn, with a meeting capacity of 40. Morehead Located in the foothills of the eastern Kentucky Cumberland Plateau, Morehead offers a historic downtown and more than 100 miles of hiking and biking trails in and around Daniel Boone National Forest and Cave Run Lake. Downtown, the Morehead Conference Center has 18,000 square feet of functional event space, with three meeting rooms and two large exhibit rooms that can be combined in a variety RIFRQ¿JXUDWLRQVIRUJURXSHYHQWVIRUWR 1,800 people. Just a few blocks away, Morehead State University has a variety of classroom and other meeting spaces. A Comfort Inn & Suites, Hampton Inn and Days Inn each offer limited meeting facilities. Mt. Sterling & Montgomery County Mt. Sterling hosts Kentucky's oldest festival, a four-day event that has been held every October since the late 1700s when the town was a major trading center on the central Kentucky frontier. Today, Court Days attracts more than 100,000 visitors each year who also enjoy the town's other attractions, including historic downtown DQG5XWK+XQW&DQGLHVWKHRI¿FLDOFDQG\RIWKH Kentucky Derby. The candy company celebrated its 97th anniversary in 2018. According to Mt. Sterling Tourism, a 77-room Holiday Inn Express with an 800-square-foot meeting room opened in summer 2018. Other hotels include a 70-room Ramada Limited Hotel & Conference Center, which can seat up to 180 IRUGLQQHUVDQGDURRP)DLU¿HOG,QQZLWKD small meeting space. Event facilities include Clay Community Center, with theater-style seating for up to 1,000; Camp McKee, which can accommodate up to 600 for dinners or up to 900 for amphitheater presentations; Old Silo Golf Course, Restaurant & Banquet Facility, which can seat up to 250; and Gateway Regional Arts Center, with banquet seating for up to 150. Q Better order more name badges. With 53 meeting rooms, two ballrooms, an exhibit hall and 1,300 guest rooms, the Galt House can easily accommodate large groups and conferences. Start planning your next event at M R E M E E T I N G S P A C E T H A N A N Y H O T E L I N K E N T U C K Y

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