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MAR 2018

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⎜ ConventionSouth ⎜ M A R C H 2 0 1 8 w w w . c o n v e n t i o n s o u t h . c o m 56 Annual CVB Issue! Sponsored Content athering in Sevierville is easy. With a centralized location, less than a day's drive from over half the nation's population, and nearby access to many of the major east coast interstate systems, Sevierville offers good travel times for your meeting or convention attendees and plenty to do once they arrive. Discover the range of venues available in Sevierville and plan to wow your attendees with all there is to experience in this mountain town. Venues From unexpected reception venues, to open air stadiums, large-scale cabins, a flexible convention center and, yes, traditional conference spaces, Sevierville gives you big choices in a small town. Opening Night Reception in a Treehouse Choose something completely different. Invite your conference attendees to a cook out at Oak Haven Resort's tree house inspired outdoor dining area. Finish the evening by roasting s'mores next to the resort's fishing pond. Oakhavenresort.com Corporate Retreat in a Cabin Lodge Plan a day-long session for your executives or staff at The Lodge, Hidden Mountain Resort's log cabin events center. This facility features a full kitchen – perfect for catering meals – and accommodates up to 120 people. Hiddenmountain.com Plan an Expo at the Sevierville Convention Center …Or a dance competition, or a conference, or a trade show. The possibilities are endless at this flexible event venue featuring more than 150,000 square feet of usable space which allows for seamless extension of events from indoor to open-air outdoor spaces. Recurring events include International Gift Exposition in the Smokies, K2 Volleyball, Corvette Expo and more. Seviervilleconventioncenter.com Think big at Smokies Stadium Whether you need 6,000+ seats for an epic concert to close out your event or just want to take all your event attendees to a ballgame, Tennessee Smokies Stadium – home of the Chicago Cubs double A affiliates the Tennessee Smokies – is a great venue choice. Smokiesbaseball.com Sevierville Golf Club Tournament Make time for nine holes of golf at the Sevierville Golf Club or plan a corporate tournament on the club's two championship courses. Stage a putting contest everyone can be part of or simply help your team brush up on their game with help from a PGA pro. Elegant indoor and outdoor dining facilities in the multi-million-dollar clubhouse also make the Sevierville Golf Club a beautiful option for an event reception or dinner. Discover Smaller Venues Get your group together at the Sevierville Civic Center, with spaces to accommodate 50 people to 275 people. Five Oaks Conference Center offers 2,500 square feet of meeting space divisible into four break-out rooms. River Plantation Conference Center can accommodate from 450 to 750 people. Other Sevierville hotels, including Wilderness at the Smokies Water Park Resort, Hidden Mountain Resort, Holiday Inn Express & Suites and others also offer meeting space to accommodate groups. For more information on meeting spaces available, go to VisitSevierville.com or call 1-888-889-7415. What to Do Sevierville, is quickly gaining attention from groups who want great venues for their event and great fun for their attendees. From historic museums to incredible shopping and everything in-between, Sevierville fills the bill for a conference destination worth getting excited about. Get Outside and Think Outside the Box Plan an afternoon of team building on a ropes challenge course, zip line trek, or ATV excursion to the top of a mountain. The outdoor adventure opportunities for corporate teams and convention attendees are extensive and also include horseback riding through the foothills, hiking to a rainbow-filled waterfall, rafting class IV rapids, and more. Learn Something New Or learn something old. Sevierville's museums include The Tennessee Museum of Aviation, home to two of World War II's remaining twelve P-47 Thunderbolt aircraft; Floyd Garrett's Muscle Car Museum, featuring over 90 classic American muscle cars worth more than $8 million dollars; and The Relic Room at Smoky Mountain Knife Works, which features history you can buy, with historic artifacts from around the world. Have Fun with It Plan pre- and post-event activities everyone will enjoy or simply make your attendees aware of everything they can see and do, from high end outlet shopping at Tanger Outlets Sevierville to eight family-friendly tracks at NASCAR SpeedPark, an array of exotic creatures at Rainforest Adventures Discovery Zoo, a hopping good time at Sevier Air Trampoline & Ninja Warrior Park and more. Be sure and encourage a visit to historic downtown Sevierville for great food, shopping and a photo with the bronze statue of Sevierville's own Dolly Parton. Her Dollywood theme park is only minutes from downtown Sevierville. When your group looks forward to the destination as much as the conference, you know you've chosen Sevierville. Learn more about booking your convention or event in Sevierville by calling Tony Funderburg at 1-888-889-7415 or email him at tfunderburg@scoc.org. n A New View On Conventions In Sevierville, TN G Tony Funderburg, Director of Sales & Advertising A 20 year tour and travel industry veteran, Tony Funderburg is an avid foodie, golfer and hiker. He and his wife, Kay, spend weekends traveling to cheer on their youngest daughter's AAU basketball games and enjoy exploring the cultural scene in the small markets that allows them to visit. (888) 889-7415 tfunderburg@scoc.org www.VisitSevierville.com Sevierville CVB

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