At Arvest Ballpark in Springdale, Ark., groups can not only enjoy Northwest Arkansas Naturals baseball games but also use the Sam’s Club Community Room for a kick-off event. Oversize luxury suites overlooking the baseball field, and the stadium concourse, indoor batting cages and party areas are also suited for groups.
Lowe Mill ARTS and Entertainment in Huntsville is one of America’s largest independent centers for the arts, with working artists, restaurants and live-performance venues in what was once a historic textile mill. For groups, the first-floor connector room, approximately 4,000 square feet, has industrial appeal while the Railroad Room offers an outdoor event venue with power and water, and easy access to parking.
The Rutherford County (Tenn.) CVB offers numerous historic sites that planners can incorporate
into their meetings, said Wendy Bryant, director of communications. “Past attendees have enjoyed an elegant dinner in Maney Hall at the historic Oaklands Mansion, or dinner and swing dancing at the Carriage Lane Inn,” she said.
In Macon, Ga., the Museum of Arts and Sciences offers not only exhibits, galleries and classrooms, but also a planetarium and Satellite Conference Room that allows attendees a sneak peek into space and exploration.
The Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort and Spa offers many activities for team building, destination immersion or family plans, according to Richard Ross, vice president of sales and marketing. “With expansive beach and deck space, the Hilton can plan everything from waterside fireworks to beach volleyball tournaments for groups,” he said. “You can add a food- and-beverage spin with a sunrise brunch or sunset bonfire with s’mores.”