Small Market Meetings

DEC 2016

The Newspaper for Smaller Cities, Facilities and Planners.

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www.smallmarketmeetings.com Venue Showcase 38 Groups can arrange for Colonial Williamsburg's historic interpreters to make appearances at their events. In addition to extensive daily interpretive and entertainment programs, historic sites, trade shops and retail stores, meeting guests can take a carriage ride through the revolutionary city and fire a real musket at the edu- cational Musket Range. The DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum features items from Only at Colonial Williamsburg On-Site Activities The entertainment and recre- ation options at Colonial Williamsburg are so vast that only a handful of meeting groups have managed to fit them all into one stay. The sales team works with planners to customize itin- eraries that fit the theme and desires of the meeting groups, but even the regular scheduled events are enough to keep groups busy for long after the event. The area features an 18-hole Robert Trent Jones-designed golf course, a full-service spa and more than a dozen options for dining, from dining in an historic setting to grabbing something quick from the snack bar between meet- ings. 1670 through 1830, and the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum is home to the nation's premier collection of American folk art. For contemporary shop- ping, dining and entertainment, guests can simply cross the street and visit Colonial Williamsburg's Merchants Square. It wouldn't be a meeting at Colonial Williamsburg without a touch of authenticity, which is why the meeting and events team worked up a few special extras that can add an authentic touch to any event. Experiences include private performances and exclusive escorts from the Colonial Williamsburg Fifes and Meeting Extras Drums team; a visit with one of the highly trained interpreters who portray characters and per- sonas such as one of the nation's Founding Fathers; and detailed event planning and tailored ser- vice from Colonial Williamsburg's partnership with the Sterling Event Planners of Williamsburg.

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